Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of the members of the Fellowship of the Dolls!

No new things today, I didn't ask for anything doll, besides that I almost asked for Surjan and Nyesha. But I didn't. Oh well, I might buy them anyway with my Christmas money :)

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that if you watched BOFA it didn't hurt too much at Christmas :'(

~Willow and the Fellowship

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Why Kaya Atonmy?

Kaya'aton'my is her real name. The way I've pronounced it since I was seven years old was "Kaye-uh-uh-toe-n-my" which probably isn't right, but it's how I say it {no comment about I pronounced both Nez Perce and Tatlo wrong for over seven years (:}.

It has come to my attention that people are curious about why I've named my Kaya doll "Kaya Atonmy" when it isn't her book proper name. The same as with Rebeka and Emilie, I've changed the spellings of some of my dolls' names. The reason I do this to make me feel like I've named them different from the crowd. Most of my girls have retained their "book names" excepting the two above. I think it's a creative thing, and the fact that I rebel like that sometimes is just how I get it out :) I also extend the full names, Emilia {Emilie} Mollyanna {Molly} Juliette {Julie} Ivette {Ivy} Sonalia {Sonali} and Jessica {Jess}. Sometimes lamely, sometimes not :)

All of my Hearts for Hearts girls have been renamed, Perrine {Rahel}  Hadassah {Shola} River Melody {Lauryce} Erika {Zelia} and the "names ever so slightly changed" Lilia {Lillian} and Nahji Jasmine {Nahji} and "the names not changed at all really" Mosi, who has of yet to be given a full name.

So the reason I wrote this post is to explain that it doesn't matter if you rename the dolls. That's creativity. And it gets rather annoying to have people ask me about it.

You wanna know why?

Here's why. did. The most famous doll website arguably in doll website history. {Also, I own a doll couch that was owned by a friend of the Gothard Sisters and they played with it. Burn! (:}
They've named their Kaya Kaya Atonmy. Yep, that's why I did it. Basically, because it gave her a last name and it sounded cool.

Here's a photo of Mosi to raise your spirits :)

And have no fear, my photography tips + tricks is about 1/4 of the way done, and I hope to finish it over Christmas break!

Merry Christmas Adam {because Adam was created before Eve, get it?}!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Who is L.Rose? I Know Now!

Hi guys, I've run into a little brain-twister.

   Who is L.Rose? I've noticed that I've gotten views on the blog from Doll Diaries {which blew my mind, so I went over the page that my link was supposedly on with a fine-tooth comb!} and from another blog as well.

   And would you know what, it's from a person named "L.Rose". Now to those of you who've followed my blog for a while, I always use Willow for all my names. Doi.

   So if you know who that is, or you are them, let me know! I'm not angry or upset, but just curious as to why this is going on. Oh - and do please cease and desist if you are using my blog as your link thing, it's not wrong, but it is impersonation, which I personally believe the links were perhaps used by accident, so do please stop.

   Thanks to Emma, who helpfully commented, I know now! Her blog address is almost identical, while mine is simply

Here's a photo of  Emilie to cheer you up :)


Postscript || Seeing BOFA tomorrow, I'm really excited! Not excited about the supposed "love thing" though. >:{

Post Postscript || How would you like some photo tips and tricks? That's what I'm working on now! Coming soon!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Perrine Photos + Updates + Questions for Christmas

Hey guys, it's been only a little while since I posted my belated "welcome Cecile" type photoshoot,
but I have more!

But let's get down to business {to defeat the Huns..} first.

I've gotten more headshots {way better quality and composition} up on my "Meet the Fellowship" page. I have new ones for Perrine, River, Erika, McKenna, Molly, Emilie, Saige, Nahji Jasmine, and Mosi, though the ones with N.J. and Mosi are not as good quality because they were taken with our old point and shoot. Yay! So go check them out and tell me if you like them!

Here's the next thing,


and Nyesha.

I was kind of wondering if I should ask for these lovelies for Christmas from my Grandma. She likes dolls a lot, but I haven't really been dolling lately, so she hasn't either, I suppose :) But because of the rareness of the other H4Hs that I have, like River {Lauryce} and Mosi and Hadassah {Shola} and even the "originals" are all really expensive! I'm waiting to go back to dolling after I finish our new craft studio and learn to sew, and get all my cosplay stuff sewn and bought. But I do love those little dolls, they're so cute!
Who would they become after they joined the Fellowship?
Surjan would become Ana, like in Rebeka's books.
Nyesha would probably become Monette from the Marie-Grace/Cecile books.

And here's a couple photos of Perrine to satisfy you until I can do proper photoshoots with my little girlies.

~Willow and the Fellowship

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cecile Photoshoot

Here are some old photos I shot of Cecile when I first got her in April, right after I had my braces put on.

I edited this one a bit to make the colors darker and get rid of some of the cloud light that was there.

This one is focused on her pendant, in which unfortunately the pearl was not the focus, more of the chain.

With Cecile's hat, I angled in on our front porch step to give the photo some interest, and when I edited it, I left the rose unedited to give it the center stage. I tried cropping it to work with the Rule of Thirds, but didn't like the outcome.

I love this one because of the subtle hints of loveliness, including Cecile's glove, her rosettes and pendant. Accessorizing is the thing!

Unfortunately, this one is focused to the very left, on Cece's hair. But I love the little yellow pansy {out of focus} and the implication that Cecile is looking at the flower.

I darkened the colors to take away some of the pale light that was present, and I'm loving the outcome!

I love how in this photo Cecile seems to be curtseying :)

Did you like the photos of Cecile?

Do you want some photo tip posts?

Let me know!

~Willow and the Fellowship

Postscript || I hope to receive both of the new Hearts for Hearts dolls, Nyesha and Surjan. Nyesha will be renamed to Monette and go to live with Cecile and Co., while Surjan will be renamed Ana and go to live with Rebeka and Vi.