Exclusively Ellowyne

Welcome to my blog! Its purpose is to share my love and enthusiasm for Ellowyne Wilde, one of the most beautiful and playable collector dolls currently available. She is the brainchild of one of my favorite doll artists, Robert Tonner, whose credo is “Believe in the Power of Play”. I take this to heart, even if other people might not understand a grown woman playing with dolls. However, maybe we’re simply on the threshold of a trend.  There are intricate Lego sets made for ages 12 and older, and coloring books for adults are ubiquitous in bookstores to big box discounters to the local market. As society recognizes the importance of adult play, perhaps our dolls will eventually become mainstream.

Adult doll play can range from dressing and re-dressing dolls to sewing clothes to making jewelry to building elaborate dioramas. Ellowyne awakened my creativity and sense of play, feelings that I thought were buried deep in my soul. I’m making jewelry for the first time in years, buying amazing handmade clothing, I change her clothing and wigs, take photos, and make jewelry for her. But my favorite way of playing is to make up stories about Ellowyne and her friends, just I had done with my childhood dolls. Then I discovered the world of fan fiction. Enthusiasts of Star TrekHarry Potter, and One Direction write stories based on their unique visions of beloved characters and publishing them online. Why not write fanfic about Ellowyne and her friends?

Thus, this blog was born. It is a place for me to share my stories. I will include original photography and photo stories as well as some miscellaneous musings about the Ellowyne line. As this is a blog about Ello and her friends, you won’t see other dolls unless they are relevant to a story. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy reading my blog!



15 thoughts on “Exclusively Ellowyne

  1. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours
    today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
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  2. I like the layout. On my iPad, word press doesn’t let me get rid of some of the sidebars once I click on them. It’s not your site – it’s word press. I end up having to refresh the page.


    1. I appreciate you getting in touch with me. At this time, sorry. I am not comfortable sharing my pictures on another person’s blog. Several of my dolls are OOAKs and I would prefer they stay on my page rather than on someone else’s blog. Again, I thank you for asking. I know too many people who take pictures and pass them off as their dolls or their photographs.


  3. Discovered your blog yesterday and have been enjoying all that I’ve had time to read so far. Looking forward to reading more! I bought my first E,W. about 6 years ago and have been besotted ever since. Your blog that’s exclusively Ellowyne is delightful. After all, you can’t have too many E.W.s nor talk/write too much about her! I plan on being a regular visitor.


    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I have been into Ellowyne for less than two years. She just spoke to me in ways other dolls do not. She inspires me to be creative. I still have other dolls, many Tylers, but my doll interests are now exclusively Ellowyne. And her pals, especially Rufus. And thanks for following my blog. It is indeed a labor of love.


  4. What fun! How do I sign up for your blog, please? I also have fibro and CFS and doll play, when my muscles can do that plus reading are two of m;y favorite ways to escape.


    1. Welcome, Claudia! I’m not happy that we’re in the club of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue but I am glad to see you here. There should be a little button on the lower right-hand side of the blog and you can click on it to follow the blog. If you have any trouble, please LMK!


  5. Hi Beth, I’ve been following your blog since you started it, but am only now able to follow you, due to my computer being repaired. I love your stuff!!! BTW, you’ll be glad to know I quit smoking, but your Solitary Sojourn coat still doesn’t offend my nose. LOL. Thank you!!!


  6. I, too, am a doll story teller. Also, a retired psychologist with a strong medical background which makes me think we may have a gret deal in common. My stories and the doll set ups have reset Robert’s original story from San Fransisco to the rural Maine coast. They involve an on-going fantasy theme involving elemental magic which also includes past historical lifetimes since I love history and historical dress. I’d love to ‘play’ with you as I try to recreate the original story from my notes and memory. If that appeals, my email is: pinhill@charter.net. Hope to hear from you Claudia J


  7. You can get the new Ellowynne Wilde at Virtual Doll Convention site soon. I think she will appear in March. VDC also has a new Tonner doll called Grace Marie. Ellowynne is back! I already have two Grace Marie dolls. They also do layaway for the more expensive Grace. They also have fashions, patterns, jewelry, etc.


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