Sunday, September 25, 2011

waldorf doll giveaway

*****The giveaway is now closed****

On the 9th of October 2010 I very tentatively opened my Etsy shop selling Waldorf dolls. It has been an amazing year and I have been bowled over by the response to my dolls. To celebrate Under Rainbow's birthday and to thank you all for the support and encouragement you have given I am having a give away:He is a 16 inch Waldorf doll. He is made of cotton interlock and stuffed with clean carded wool. He is very cuddly and sweet. His eyes and mouth are hand embroidered and his expression is left neutral to allow your child to project any emotion onto him making him the perfect play companion.


His hair is of really soft brown mohair boucle. This is knitted into a cap that is then firmly stitched onto his head. Each strand of his hair is then hooked into that.He is wearing a very sweet button down shirt with a green check. This is made of upcycled cotton, his trousers are made of upcycled brown corduroy with little knee patches to match his shirt.


Over this, as it is autumn and there is a chill in the air, he has a little knitted jacket buttoned at the side with autumn leaf buttons. He also has a striped knitted pixie hat and little woolie socks to keep his toes warm.




(Please keep in mind that mohair can shed a little and that there are buttons on this doll, it is your parental choice whether you think your child is old enough to play wiht this doll)


****The giveaway is now closed****

So here is how you can win this doll:




All you have to do is leave a comment, tell me what you would call this wee man if he were to come to live with you .




*each comment counts as one entry




For extra chances to win :


*Like Under Rainbows on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/UnderRainbows




*Become a follower of this blog


*Blog about this giveaway (feel free to use a picture of the doll)


*Spread the love, tell people about this give away on forums or fan pages



Be sure to come back and tell me about it by leaving a comment, remember each comment is one entry so leave a comment for each action.



If you don't have a blogger account, fear not you can still enter by leaving a comment on face book and if you don't have that either then you can email me laura.whalen@yahoo.ie and I will leave a comment for you.



I will close the giveaway and will randomly select a winner on October the 9th 2011.


Good luck and thanks for all your support over the last year.


hugs Laura x

282 comments:

  1. Do you know how much I love your dolls?! I was trying to convince DH that we could get one for Sophie's birthday! They are so gorgeous, and you have such a talent. Thank you for such a generous giveaway, I have everything crossed!!

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  2. Gorgeous! We'd call him Darragh - which means Oak in Irish - and it's what our dear Timmy boy was supposed to be called, and I think it is apt for an autumnal boy doll as gorgeous as this. Will be sharing the giveaway on my FB page. Congrats on a year in business. xx

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  3. Oh, and I have liked your face book page!

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  4. And I didn't name him! Don't know why, but he looks like a "Tom" to me!

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  5. My 5 year old said she would call him Woody :)

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  6. I would call him Erik - he reminds me of a swedish little boy !!

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  7. I have posted about your giveaway here:
    http://kimmy05098.blogspot.com/2011/09/waldorf-doll-giveaway.html

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  8. i would like your etsy page but haven´t got FB. have tweeted it though:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kimmy050983

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  9. I would call him Sam, my little guy is desperate for a doll named after him, thankyou for the opportunity!

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  10. I think I would call him Sage, but I bet I wouldn't get the casting vote LOL. :) He is amazing, how very kind to run such a generous giveaway. xxx

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  11. And have had your etsy page favourited for ages!

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  12. ...oh and I just liked you on Facebook and shared a link to the giveaway. :) xxx

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  13. I didn't realise that you were on facebook . Your dolls are beautiful and the doll you made for my daughter has become such a loved part of the family that she calls her, her baby sister! My DD said that as her doll is called Sally then she would call him Sam.

    Michelle

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  14. I think I would call him Page or Peter. Something beginning with P anyway! If I let my daughter name him she would call him boy doll as everything is very literal with her at the minute!

    xxxx

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  15. I've added you to my faves on etsy. xx

    He truly is lovely, you're a very talented mama xx

    Happy 1st anniversary xx

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  16. I'm now following your blog. xx

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  17. Shared on Facebook!

    *fnges crossed*

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  18. And have liked the Facebook page too!

    Can you tell I want him really bad? x

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  19. Ad finally, I think I'd call him Daichi, it's a Japanese name meaning 'great earth wisdom', seeing as how he's a little earth-toned boy... x

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  20. Also favourited your Etsy shop (my username on there is Emiinalice)... x

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  21. And I'm now following your blog!

    I *PROMISE* I am done now!

    xXx

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  22. I am a follower and would call him Llelin as that's what his little brother calls him. We so would love a doll to come and live with us. Thanks for the chance!! Blessings, Daisy xx

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  23. Wow - you are a clever crafter! What a handsome earthy boy he is. I am thinking he looks like a Chester or Arthur! Well done xxx

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  24. Owen October! :) My son, Owen, is 17, now, but he looks like him when he was small! My grandson, Grayson, would love this little guy.

    I'm so glad to have found your work -- it's just wonderful!

    Laura/centerdownhome

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  25. Oh Laura what a wonderful, generous giveaway, well the beautiful doll certainly is a very handsome chap and when I asked Charlie what he thought he was called he answered 'Danny' :) xx

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  26. What a beautiful, beautiful doll, Laura! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win him! I think he looks like a Jeffery. :)

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  27. I would call him "Pip", I think it suits him :)

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  28. And posted a like & link to your etsy shop on my facebook

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  29. And liked your facebook page *phew*

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  30. I'm not sure what he would be named - my son would pick his name, and he would become his new friend. *Crosses fingers*

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  31. I am already a follower of your blog. :)

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  32. And I added your shop to my etsy favorites. :)

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  33. And I blogged about it.

    http://gypsy-junk.blogspot.com/2011/09/isnt-this-little-man-cutest-wouldnt.html

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  34. And I shared my blog post about it on Facebook.

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  35. I blogged here http://thiscosylifeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-and-winner.html

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  36. Hey, we would call him Peter Parsnip. He is SO adorable Laura!

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  37. I would call him Lionel because I love his mane!

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  38. I don't know how to "like" you on Etsy, I added your shop to favourites, is that the same thing?

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  39. I already liked you on Facebook :)

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  40. I shared your giveaway on Facebook too, if one of my friends wins I will be so jealous!

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  41. Oh my goodness! What an amazingly generous giveaway! I'd probably leave the naming up to my boys - but if not. Hmm. Maybe Finn.

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  42. Added your shop to my favorites. (:

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  43. And you have a new blog follower, too!

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  44. I would like to call him Yanni, but am afraid that the kids would re-name him after a few days, it happened before. So, we would welcome him as Yanni to be renamed soon thereafter.

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  45. I am already following your great blog

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  46. I am following you on FB now as well :)

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  47. I just read about your giveaway on Kimmy's blog - what beautiful dolls you make. I would call him Rowan if I was lucky and won.

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  48. I have found you on Etsy and added your shop to my favourites!

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  49. I think I would call him Stan, a name I love and also my Grampy's name x I am now off to like you on facebook xxx

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  50. I have shared the give away on FB

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  51. and finally... Have blogged about the giveaway. :)

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  52. He looks like a Dale to me- he is very cute :)

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  53. and shared your giveaway on my personal FB page and my work one http://www.facebook.com/AuntFlo.MoonTimes

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  54. I would call him Tumnal, he feels autumnal to me. I think my daughter would love him, as would my sons too! I will view, like & share these wonderful dolls! Thank you. X

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  55. I liked you on FB! My son would absolutely love this little guy!

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  56. Found you on etsy too! I would name this little guy Charles. He looks so sweet.

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  57. He looks like an Ernest to me, that's how I'd call him.

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  58. Also, I liked your page on Facebook.

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  59. And I am following your blog on Blogger now :)

    BTW, I forgot to mention, but the doll is awesome, whoever wins will be very lucky to have it.

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  60. Laura, how generous! He is beautiful! We'd call him Acorn. :)

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  61. blogged it. :) But I would've done that anyhow! <3

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  62. My 3 year old son who will be turning 4 in 2 weeks would love to have him for a birthday gift, he doesn't have a doll, and everyone at that age needs a buddy. Lately he has been calling every cat, dog, and bumblebee that goes by Templeton, so I bet if he came to our house his name would be Templeton :)
    herent@comcast.net

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  63. He is so adorable, and wearing the cutest clothes:) I would call him oliver

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  64. He's so cute! My daughter says we'd name him "baby" if he came to live with us. She's creative that way :)

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  65. your dolls are gorgeous. i think i would name this little guy *chestnut*. ;)

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  66. I'm so excited to find your blog. Coming over from Our Ash Grove. The doll is amazing! I would call him Leif.

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  67. Added your Etsy shop to my favorites. :)

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  68. Shared the giveaway on my FB blog page.

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  69. Oh this would be perfect timing as my daughter is getting the supplies to make a girl doll for her Birthday tomorrow, so a boy doll would be so perfect for my son! I would let him name him of course, but if it were up to me I'd call him James after my husband...who is also very cuddly! ;o)
    Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway!

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  70. Oh, my goodness, what a great giveaway! Good luck with your new shop; I'm sure you'll do well with such cute dolls. I've been wanting a waldorf doll for my daughter, who'd probably name it "Vray vray" right now--her favorite made-up name for some reason!

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  71. Wow, I love him (: I make rag dolls but they are always girls because they have been inspired by my daughter ~ Now that I have a little boy (and one more on the way very, very soon) I appreciate your sweet creation so very much. I think the perfect name for him will be 'Fen~Ren Poppy' (: Thanks so much for the giveaway! xo

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  72. I have added you to my etsy favourites! (:

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  73. ...and it is my pleasure to follow your blog as well..

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  74. And last but not least, I like you on facebook! Now I am vigourously crossing my fingers that your sweet Waldorf boy will come to live with my own sweet boys (:

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  75. He is gorgeous! I like the name, Pip for him. Crossing my fingers. I have two boys who could play with him!

    Becca

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  76. Beautiful doll, I would name him Christophany.

    I will do all of the above, and comment when done, thanks for the generous giveaway.

    With love

    Betsy

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  77. Added Etsy shop to favorites--such sweet dolls!

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  78. Riley...He looks like a Riley to me : )Such a handsome little man! You are so talented.

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  79. Your my "favorite" on etsy as well : )

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  80. I happily follow your blog now as well.

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  81. We would call him Jean-Pierre. He looks French. :)

    I also added you as a favorite on Etsy, and am trying to figure out how to sign up to follow the blog....

    Heidi

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  82. Your dolls are just gorgeous and are so well crafted, what a wonderful opportunity Laura, thank you x

    With his Irish heritage I would name him Daragh, he has that Acorn boy look to me. If we were lucky enough to welcome him to our home I'm sure my daughter would get to choose his name though ;-)

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity xxx
    Autumn blessings x

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  83. Have Etsy connected to your beautiful shop x

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  84. Already a blog follower and regular visitor.
    (not a fb user so cannot like there, but would if I was ;-))

    blessings x

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  85. Hi Laura
    You are truly a very creative person. I think of how much time and care and dedication you have spent creating this very special little boy doll..and to gift him with so much warmth. What a treasure he will be to the child who receives him.
    My boys have been admiring him and they very much like his clothes and feel he has an adventurous look about him and a sparkle in his blue sky eyes. He reminds them of a boy running freely in the autumn winds, his hair ruffled by the wind, collecting leaves. He looks dressed for autumn walks and my boys say his clothes are nice earth colours. They have decided that he would suit being called 'Autumn'.
    Simply beautiful!

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  86. What a very sweet little boy! You are very talented. Count our family in!

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  87. The doll is just adorable! I would call him Oakley! I would pretend he was a gift for my little boy but really he would be all mine!!! Lol!

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  88. Oh my, what an adorable doll! I love everything about him.

    ljbourque at gmail dot com

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  89. I have also favourited your shop on Etsy.

    ljbourque at gmail dot com

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  90. wow, how beautiful !
    i would call him juniper. x

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  91. hi again, i favorited you on etsy x

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  92. He is so incredibly cute! I've a little girl who would love him to bits!

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  93. you are TALENTED! i have no clue what i would name him...let me ask my kids...Ralph :-)

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  94. We would donate it to my son's preschool (Magic Garden Waldorf School) and we would let the kiddo's there name him!

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  95. Beautiful work! I know a few little ones who would love him!

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  96. I added your shop to my favorites (but I think I already favorited your shop!)

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  97. He is so beautifully made, of course! I would let my daughter name him, but if it was up to me I would call him Elliott

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  98. I now OFFICIALLY follow your blog, as opposed to checking in in the morning to see if there is a new post!

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  99. So Beautiful , we would call him Sparrow.

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  100. oh he would have to be Oscar for sure, love him xx

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  101. and now your my fav on etsy too xx

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  102. now as for following, think I already do and can I find the button to push anyway, I cannot !
    He is incredibly gorgeous, the more I look at him, the more I notice and fall in love with.
    Made with such love and care, his detailing is wonderful.
    Well done you, clever Lady x

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  103. Hmmm I would name him Brownie - and eat him right up!

    Thanks for the chance.....

    Kim

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  104. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! This wee little man has such personality - the detailing is very sweet indeed!

    I think we'd call him Liam!

    All the best to you,
    Ariana

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  105. Gosh, he is just beautiful. I love him. I think I ww would name him Olivier.

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  106. My 3 year old grandson, who spends most of his time with us, would treasure such a little friend....of course we would allow Ty to chose a name....the last such opportunity brought about the name, Squeeter.....ah the mind of a 3 year old with AS.....thank you for the opportunity.

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  107. (via email)Hi Laura,
    My son will be 2 in a few weeks and it would be such a sweet birthday gift.
    What a beautiful doll you've made!!! You are very talented.
    We would name him Jack.
    nathalie.nieuwendijk@evonik.com ;

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  108. (on FB)Kathryn O'Sullivan-brown
    Hi laura, he is beautiful, one of your best and that is saying something! I'm having real trouble commenting on your blog, so just thought I'd post here and say I'd call him Nutkin after Beatrix Potter's squirrel who's quite cheeky as well as really sweet, I thought it was quite fitting! I've also liked you on etsy and on facebook! (Anriel from GP)

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  109. (on FB)Ame M Galloway
    I would name him Jaydo Alfredo and have many adventures with him and my grandson.

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  110. (on FB) Donna Johnson
    I can't post under your blog. Please post under it for me. I would name him Buddy, because he would be my grandson's best buddy. He is a good looking little guy. Thanks for the chance to win him.

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  111. (on FB) Elizabeth Worley
    I thin he's a 'Tumnal' as he is autumnal looking!

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  112. (on FBMoon Times
    He looks like a Dale to me :))

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  113. (on fb) Emma Symes
    Can't post on the blog but I've liked this page, and shared a link, and I think I've liked you already on Etsy. My son Connor would be naming him, so can't tell you what he would be called. :)

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  114. (on FB) Loo Stepney-Power
    I cant post on the Blog, But I Love this little fella we would call him Jonty.
    I Liked this page, and your Etsy Shop and have shared on my face book.......I read your blog, but still havent worked out how to become a follower....will ask the husband how to do it now

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  115. (on FB) Theresa Lynn Melodick
    I cannot post under your blog for your giveaway doll....but I would name him Leaf...reminds me of autumn...he is a beauty...can you post for me??? Thanks

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  116. (on fb) Virginia Angel I would call this wee man - Sharidon ...(share) If I won him I would donate him to the childrens hospital or to a childrens counciling dept. Share will be shared with all the children from time to time in the hospital. He would bring great joy. (fingers crossed ) xx

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  117. I have liked you FB page but I wouldn't want to win the doll - gorgeous as he is - because I'm making one for my son at the moment and want him to have one I've made for him for his first proper doll. I hope he goes to a loving home.

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  118. My 5yo would name him boogely snuggly. : )

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  119. My 3yo would name him Sammy (the name of our dog lol)

    What a cute little doll. You do beautiful work!

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  120. Just found your blog and store. You make beautiful dolls. I would name him Lachlan, not sure why. He just looks like a Lachlan to me.
    -violet

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  121. Added your etsy store as a favorite.
    -violet

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  122. Added your blog to my mobile rss reader.
    -violet

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  123. Absolutely adorable - We would call him Finny after our youngest son that adores dolls. I would love to have this guy for him!!!

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  124. We would name him Ian and take him on long nature walks so the pink in his cheeks would always remain and show him all sorts of bugs and birds and trees and mushrooms. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I just learned about your dolls.

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  125. (via fb) Liz Cutting
    Hi Laura. We would have to name him Wilfred, just because he looks like a Wilfred to us! I am a great admirer of your dolls and have often browsed your lovely shop! I don't seem to be able to comment via your blog, so posting here too. Liz (justhangonaminute

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  126. oh how generous...he is so handsome...love what you have made ...if we won we would like you to name him...that way our boys would have something even more profound to be grateful for...
    love your dolls:)

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  127. (via fb) Siân Marie Aww it won't let me comment :-(
    I've liked your store on here and on etsy but don't have a blog

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  128. He looks like a Henry to me. My little autistic girl doesn't have any dolls yet and I was reading about Waldorf dolls and it might be a nice beginning for her to interact with before starting school next year or with her therapists that she has now.

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  129. I have liked you on facebook (Kimberly Connelly)

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  130. I have liked the etsy page also but not sure if I did that right

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  131. I have posted your link on my FB wall

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  132. What a lovely little man! I am sure that Alfred (Alfie)would be a wonderful companion for my son.

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  133. I think I would call him William or Alistair - he is so darling! Thanks for the opportunity! ~April

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  134. I have made your shop a favorite at Etsy. `April

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  135. I have liked your shop on Facebook :) ~April

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  136. I have shared about this giveaway on my facebook page. ~April

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  137. I am also now following your blog, I look forward to reading more of your posts! ~April

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  138. I think I would call him Jaime. He looks both bashful and mischievous. What a lovely doll...

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  139. I would name him Fern. But my 4yo DD would name him "Mark".

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  140. I added you as a favorite on Etsy. :)

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  141. I "LIKED" Under Rainbows on Facebook.

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  142. (via email) What a cutie! I would name him Rowan and give him to my grandson.

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    Andrea Matters

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  143. I'd call him Christopher Robin!

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  144. and i'm about to become a follower

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  145. Hi, I would call him "Nathan" after my sweet Grandson. cheers Marie

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  146. Oh, what a cute little guy he is! I think I would name him Giuseppe. It just seems to fit. :) And such an amazing and generous giveaway.

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  147. (via email) Hi Laura,
    I would name him Finn - Irish for "fair". Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet little guy!
    Cheryl

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  148. Hi there, We would name him "Fritz", because he looks like he belongs in a German fairy tale and my daughter would give him a great home next to her bed.: ) I'm now following you, have liked your FB page and your Etsy page. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  149. I showed the picture to my kiddo's and they said they would name him Zach. Not sure why, but that's what they decided, so that's what we would go for. But secretly, in my head, I would call him Collin ;)

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  150. I would call him Sam.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  151. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  152. Of course he reminds me of my son Zach who I would gift him to... but it would be great fun to see what imaginative names my boy would come up with for this beautiful doll. Thanks for the generous giveaway and I am so glad to discover your shop!

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  153. I just liked you on Facebook too!

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