Thursday, October 10, 2013

waldorf doll giveaway


THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED THANK YOU xx
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Under Rainbows. 
 Has it really been 3 years since I started making dolls? Wow!
To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the opening of my wee etsy shop I am giving away this sweet little lady. This is my way to say thank you. Thank you to all those who have supported me and encouraged me. This year of doll making has been so important for me. It has given me grounding and consistency when times were turbulent. It has helped financially, heating the house, buying gifts for celebrations, taxing the car. It has given me friends and connections all over the world and more than anything making dolls gives me a creative outlet that is oh so much fun.
 This doll is a 16 inch waldorf style doll. She is made of cotton interlock stuffed with clean carded sheep's wool. She has little brown eyes and a small pink mouth, her cheeks are blushed with a little red wax.
Her hair is of soft brown mohair yarn, knitted into a cap and stitched to her head, the hair is then brushed out (see the tutorial on the right for more details on knitting waldorf doll wigs).
 She is wearing a little upcycled white wool blend t-shirt and knickers. Over this she has a sweet little red cotton dungaree dress which is elasticated at the waist so the little wooden cat buttons are just for show. To keep her warm this autumn she has a snug blue wool cardi with little wooden buttons and a matching pointed hat (the patterns for which you can find free on the left). She also has little red woolen mary-jane style booties.
She was so much fun to make and I know she will find a lovely home somewhere with one of you :-)
(please bare in mind the mohair can shed some and the clothing has wooden buttons so this doll might not be suitable for a young child)
So here is how you can enter:

  • To enter leave a comment below in the comment box and spread the word:
  • Let me know if you are a follower of this blog, or have started following it
  • blog about this giveaway or link to it on your own blog
  • Like and Share my etsy shop
  • Like and Share the Under Rainbows facebook page
  • Tweet about the give away
  • Pin a picture from this post on pinterest
  • spread the love on any forum/ group you think might like this
  • tell your friends, sing it from the rooftops
Be sure to come back each time and leave another comment telling me how you're spreading the word. Each comment counts as one entry.

If you can't comment here don't worry, you can send your comment via email laura.whalen@yahoo.ie or as a pm on the Under Rainbows facebook page and I will add it for you here.

The winner will be selected randomly next Friday the 18th of October and I will announce the winner here. Be sure to check back to see if this wee lady is coming to live with you then!!!

Thanks for all your support, and GOOD LUCK!!!!

212 comments:

  1. Oh Yay! I've been following your blog and your facebook ever since I was looking for tutorials online a few months ago to make my first waldorf doll for my daughter... I love your work, and especially that adorable fuzzy hair. Will share on facebook later today....

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  2. So adorable. My girls would love this. I've made a few dolls but haven't figured out how to make such cozy and realistic looking hair yet. I'm going to have to look up your tutorials! Been following on facebook and now I'm following your blog. Will have to come back for more entries later!

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  3. I have shared your post on facebook as well.

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  4. Thank you, Laura! Fingers crossed...

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  5. I have just liked your etsy shop through the Facebook button (not done that before!)

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  6. and liked your Facebook page too! xx

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  7. I would love your sweet dolly to come and join my daughter in her new rainbow themed bedroom, giving her some much needed snuggles! (I'm a follower too...)

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  8. I have pinned a post on pinterest as well!

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  9. Shared giveaway post on facebook (public)

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  10. Hi Laura, I have read your blog with joy in my heart, now I have shared your Facebook picture with pride, but unfortunately I don't have a huge social network. I still need to I figure out how I can follow the blog...I am a granny who used to make a lot of Waldorf dolls many moons ago and now, thanks to your inspiration, my fingers are itching - but most likely also aching - to try to bring a doll into life again. This pretty little girl of yours looks a lot like my 8th grandchild, a chubby cheeked little girl who was born just about a week ago in Finland. Perhaps the doll would like to live in the land of Santa Claus? :-)

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  11. I would ADORE the chance to win this little beauty and call our home hers. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  12. I am a liker, lover, and follower of your Etsy page - I'm at Erin Darcy Design.

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  13. Oh wow so beautiful, and so kind! :)

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  14. And! Happy Birthday to your sweet little business! It's been so lovely to watch your dolls come to life, so to speak.

    I shared on my Pinterest - @edarcydesign

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  15. Inspirted by the other comments I shared your etsy shop info on the Facebook as well :-)

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  16. Oh and I have your shop in favourites on Etsy and will share it again now.

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  17. Shared her on my facebook feed as well - and of course follow your page.

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  18. Shared your shop on Facebook. :D

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  19. And shared your giveaway post on Facebook. (I really really want to win this gorgeous little lady!)

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  20. What a beautiful doll! I been wanting to make a Waldorf doll myself, but I feel intimadated to start. I can't wait to look at at your wig tutorial. Maybe that would give me some confindence. But this is such a wonderful giveway.

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  21. Liked and shared Etsy shop.
    ang_ijy@hotmail.com

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  22. Hello Laura,

    I'm a follower and have made Waldorf dolls for all my five children except my last one. I'm homeschooling them all, but haven't found time to make one for my last daughter, now five years old. My children, the oldest is almost 16, still sleep/play with these dolls. I have had to make new hair and also new body parts several times already. I learned making dolls about 20 years ago, when I was working in a Waldorf kindergarten in Germany. Your doll is so cute and I would love to win it for my youngest daughter. I've been a follower of your blog for several months now.

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  23. Liked and shared on Facebook
    ang_ihy@hotmail.com

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  24. Happy three years, Laura! You don't need to enter me in the giveaway since I already own a beautiful doll by you. I just wanted to wish you well and say congratulations! (:

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  25. Pinned on Pinterest. My name on Pinterest is pokadottedheart.
    ang_ihy@hotmail.com

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  26. Follow on Facebook

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  27. Follow the blog on feedly now.

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  28. What a beautiful creation and kind giveaway!

    I read your blog regularly but have just startes officially following it and will also be sharing your blog on Facebook.

    If we are lucky enough to win this doll will be going to my little Ezra who seems to love doll and can regularly be seen cuddling his sister's!

    Xx

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  29. Isn't she lovely! Oh I would love to see my little girl's face if she came to live with us! Have shared and pinned :) I was a blog follower but haven't found a replacement for reader, but follow you on facebook :)

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  30. Carol says - Hi Laura,
    I have been following you for a long time now, and it must have been about 3 years ago when I brought a lovely little dolly Purp- Dottle. Isabella loves her Dottle dolly!! Your little dolls are lovely and thank you for your kind giveaway. lots of love Carol xx

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  31. What a beautiful doll, we would love to win her! Pippa toadstool is still a firm favourite here with us, we love your dolls x x x

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  32. I've blogged about the giveaway and linked back here. She is beautiful! xx

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  33. Liked and shared your Etsy shop (Anja Moses)

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  34. Follow your blog as Anna Moss

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  35. I'm already your Facebook follower:)

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  36. And pinned your photo too:0
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194499277630534342/

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  37. Hi Laura, just wanted to say congratulations on your three years. You have such a beautiful and inspiring blog and very real as well. I've shared on Facebook and blogged as well over at Adventures of Three Little Monkeys, and I've been following your blog for a couple of years now. Obviously have already liked your FB and Etsy pages on FB, but wasn't sure how to share the etsy page again, so haven't managed that one. Would love to win this little lady!

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  38. She's a lovely doll and I would be SO pleased to win her. I'm following your blog n bloglovin and have liked you on Facebook too and Also favourited your Etsy shop!

    Penny
    x

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  39. Congrats! You are a fantastic artist in such s short time. I would love one of your babies. I follow you on facebook, your blog, and Etsy.

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  40. What a beautiful dolly, my girls would love to give her a new home, on my way to your etsy shop now :)

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  41. Congratulations on your three year anniversary. Your dolls are beautiful, Sally is still a very much loved addition to our family. Here's to the next three years and all the lovely dolls you'll make

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  42. Hi Laura. Been following for a while. Love your dolls so and I know a little boy who would be thrilled to love nurture and cuddle this beautiful one. I've shared the give away on my baby sign page SuperHands Cork and my personal Facebook page and I'll keep sharing : ) Congratulations on 3 years of fabulous creativity. Tara

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  43. She is adorable!! I am a follower!

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  44. I pinned a picture of her to Pinterest!

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  45. I shared it on my blog's Facebook page.

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  46. Hi Laura- the little wee lass is beautiful- my girls would love her.

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  47. I have been following your blog for awhile- miss the little chappie who graced the top before but love your rainbow picture too!

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  48. My girls and I are FB followers. We hoped to be able to buy one of your beautiful dolls for a wee lass we know who is going through a myriad of health issues right now but sadly my budget wont allow for it this side of Christmas. Maybe we will get lucky instead :)

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  49. Oh she is a dream, I follow your blog, cheers Marie

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  50. What a beautiful doll! I am on the hunt for a doll like this beautiful girl, for my second child who will have a little sister by Christmas time. I'd dearly love to win her but also will continue to follow your etsy shop and begin to read your blog. Not on FB but will tell like minded friends about your gorgeous dolls!

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  51. via email: On Friday, 11 October 2013, 12:20:26, jaimy muijs wrote:






    Dear Laura,




    I love you blog and follow it whenever I can,

    Congratulation on (already) 3 years of your etsy shop! I would love to win you gorgeous waldorf doll for my darling daughter who will be 3 this Haloween, and I am sure she would be instantly in love with your "baby" especially as they have the same haircolour (& style! :-) ).




    love,

    Jaimy x

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  52. email: On Friday, 11 October 2013, 10:06:13, Cynthia Erskine wrote:
    Hi Laura,
    Your latest creation that you are offering as a giveaway on your blog is just stunning. She looks identical to our little girl and boy have we had some trouble trying to find a doll that looks like her (especially her hair!).

    I have shared pictures on my pinterest page and told a number of friends about your wonderful creations.

    Thanks for being so generous to offer such a lovely giveaway.
    Kind regards,
    Cynthia

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  53. I am a new follower to your blog. Looking forward to exploring more.

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  54. I am a new follower and would love this doll for myself. I dont know why, my nest has just emptied, maybe to help bridge this gap :)
    Beautiful work.
    Shared on facebook.
    Sue

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  55. I am a new follower and would love this doll for myself. I dont know why, my nest has just emptied, maybe to help bridge this gap :)
    Beautiful work.
    Shared on facebook.
    Sue

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  56. I am a new follower and would love this doll for myself. I dont know why, my nest has just emptied, maybe to help bridge this gap :)
    Beautiful work.
    Shared on facebook.
    Sue

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  57. Shared the doll also on Pinterest, advertising your shop at the same time: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/488640628291067246/.
    I still can't figure out how to follow the board, except that I have it in my favourites and return to read whenever I can.

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  58. I simply love your blog Laura! I keep sharing it with friends and family through Skype, my facebook and through talking. We now live in Germany and your life reflects how I would love to live!
    Love from Germany,
    Bianca

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  59. what a great giveaway!!!!! my daughter was looking over my shoulder at the doll and said OOOHHH!!!

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  60. also, i follow the blog and loved trying your tutorial

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  61. I'm a new follower. I have collected some dolls and just love yours. I have pinned you on Pintrest. I will continue to follow.

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  62. This little doll reminds me of my new granddaughter! I love Waldorf style dolls.

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  63. I liked you on Facebook and shared your page. I also pinned this adorable girl on Pinterest!
    thanks!

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  64. Just found your blog through Natural Suburbia. Would love one of these dolls for my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  65. Happy three years! She is adorable. Am in awe of anyone who can make these.

    I follow you on blog loving.
    I have liked your fb page.
    I have shared your fb page.
    I have shared your etsy shop on my personal fb page.
    I have shared your etsy shop on my blog Facebook page.
    I have tweeted your etsy shop.

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  66. Love this doll would love a chance to win her! Am a fan on fb and will like & share :)

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  67. Isabella would love this beautiful doll!

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  68. I'm emailing my sewing group about this giveaway!

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  69. Oh Laura, she is beautiful! Your work always amazes me.
    xoxox

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  70. Now that I've found your blog through this lovely doll and my friend Taisa I am following it!

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  71. Have also now liked your facebook page

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  72. Greetings, I follow your blog via Bloglovin already and have also shared/favourited you on Etsy. Incidentally I have been reading your blog for quite a while now and find it is a wonderful read with lots of lovely tutorials too.

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  73. I'm now a follower of your blog (GFC)

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  74. Happy Birthday! We would love for this little lady to be part of our family!

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  75. What a beautiful doll!
    Nathalie Nieuwendijk

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  76. Your doll's are absolutly beautiful!
    What a generous offer!
    The winner will be so lucky to have one of your stunning dolls!
    Pinned:http://www.pinterest.com/marigoldsgarden/pins/
    Blogged: http://scrapsofstarlight.blogspot.co.uk/
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/marigoldsgarden
    Facebooked:https://www.facebook.com/tillytildadolls

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  77. Oh she is darling! Congratulations on three wonderful years of creativity! And here's to many more years to come! xx love Scarlett xx

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  78. oh and facebooked at www.facebook.com/ladybirddollstudio

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  79. I just found this blog and love the doll. My little lady would love to have this as her first doll.
    Diana Ilie

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  80. And I will like and share it on Facebook too.
    Diana Ilie

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  81. My name is Ellen Sneve and I love this doll. I have shared and liked it on facebook as well! <3

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  82. Ellen sneve-and your etsy shop as well.

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  83. Love this doll. Hope to win. Thank you.

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  85. I am and have been for quite a while a follower of your blog!

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  86. Have liked you quite a while ago on Facebook.

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  87. You are one of my "favorite" shops on etsy.

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  88. Ill enter because shes so beautiful and we would love to give her a home, Ill reshare your links, Lily would love her, I think she even would pop! Shes lovely, whoever gives her a home will adore her :) xx

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  89. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary, and thank you for the beautiful doll giveaway!

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  90. Dear Laura, Your success is so well deserved and I'm so happy for all that your little venture of love brings to your family.
    I love your dolls, and my girls are always curious about "boughten' ones (ones not made by me...) I'm sure they would be thrilled to have one of your dolls travel to them all the way from Ireland! Thanks for the chance!
    Love to you,
    Renee

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  91. Hi again, just wanted to also add that I don't know if you have an instagram account, but I'd definitely subscribe to your instagram feed. I would love to see process shots of your dolls as you work on them!

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  92. Gorgeous giveaway Laura, she is just the sweetest! I have shared on FB, and am already a big fan! I will keep my fingers crossed as my littlest girl adores her xx

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  93. She is precious. She seems so alive and full of personality. :)

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  94. Following your blog. Thank you for such a generous opportunity!

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  95. Liked on facebook and shared about the giveaway to my friends

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  96. Liked and shared your etsy shop!

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  97. She is adorable I love her hat! I know if picked we could give her a lovely home full of little (and big) ones to love her. We follow your blog and enjoy seeing all of your creations.

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  98. Pinned this post! Cheryl Ontheoldpath under giveaway board.

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  99. Shared on Facebook! Thanks again and Happy Birthday Under Rainbows!

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  100. Pinned several pictures on my pinterest

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  101. Following your blog
    sberniquez at gmail.com

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  102. Following your FB page now.
    sberniquez at gmail.com

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  103. Pinned it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/29554941278228195/

    sberniquez at gmail.com

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  104. I have been a follower of your page for sometime now. Love your work a great deal.

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  105. I have also shared your give away on my facebook page to show my friends.
    Happy Third birthday! xx

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  106. I have now gone to your Etsy shop!...and ....not sure how to share, so will go back and do that!

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  107. Haave gone back to my facebook page and have shared Under Rainbows with my friends.

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  108. I have also invited quite a few of my friends to see your Under Rainbow page. I hope they go to have a look to admire your work!

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  109. Precious! Liked and Shared on Facebook

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  110. Pinned a pic of her. I love her outfit!

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  111. wow, what a wonderful giveaway!! We would love having her as part of our family!! So beautiful!
    I will follow the blog and also share you on facebook :)

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  112. I just started following...what a great giveaway!

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  113. I am a new follower :) How gorgeous! We would love to welcome her into our home!!

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  114. already like and shared facebook page!!!

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  115. told my waldorf mama friends at school :)

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  116. Like and shared. Love your work. Pauline teid

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  117. Just started following your blog =)

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  118. liked and shared your Etsy store =)

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  119. liked and shared your FB page and this giveaway

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  120. tweeted giveaway =) @lleslein

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  121. Wow! Beautiful doll! I am following your blog!

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  122. What a beautiful doll and what lovely clothes. Thanks for the chance!

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  123. I would love to win this, not for myself but for my sister-in-law and brother, who are having their baby girl this Christmas. What a beautiful handmade (with love) first Christmas gift to sit happily watching over her and she grows (big enough to play with)

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  124. I found out about your giveaway because I am a follower :)

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  125. I pinned a sweet photo of the doll to my giveaway board here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/111182684524359163/

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  126. I told all of my blog's facebook followers about the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/HowTheSunRose?ref=hl

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  127. I also pinned this on my giveaway board on pinterest.

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  128. I liked and shared your facebook page on my facebook.

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  129. I also shared it on my blog's facebook page! :) I just love your dollies so!

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  130. She's gorgeous! Thanks so much!

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  131. She's adorable! My dd is turning 4 soon, I know she would love such a special friend! Fingers crossed :)

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  132. I also 'like' you on facebook.

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  133. Liked your facebook page! Thanks for the chance!

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  134. Liked and shared your etsy shop. Thanks.

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  135. Shared on my facebook group The Waldorf Files. Thank You!

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  136. Will share this wonderful giveaway with the other Waldorf moms! :)

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  137. Now following you here thanks to a friend :)

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  138. Liked and shared your facebook page

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  139. Sharing on our private Waldorf FB page :)

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  140. Oh yes please...consider us entered in your lovely lovely giveaway! Your dolls are gorgeous and I LOVE seeing mums being successful at dollmaking and crafting beautiful things!! xo maureen

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  141. Beautiful doll! My girls would be tickled to death to welcome this little one! Fingers crossed!
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. What a lovely doll! So glad to have found you!

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  143. New follower! Just signed you onto my Bloglovin.

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  144. via email: Dear Laura
    Please can you enter me into your 3rd anniversary doll giveaway. The tutorial for the hair worked a treat.
    Thank you so much for your continued inspriation
    warmest wishes
    Kellie

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  145. via facebook: Sherry Christine Carducci
    Hi! I can't comment on the waldorf doll giveaway, I assume because I don't follow your page with "Google friends connect"? I will be following your blog as a reader now, just apparently not connected with Google.
    Also, I have liked your facebook page, favorited your etsy shop (although i only saw one doll and she was reserved?) and pinned to pinterest!
    I am new to the waldorf world and in love! I'm a SAHM to a just turned 3 year old and 18 month old and am in the process of phasing out plastic/too 'busy' toys to make room (and money for!) natural waldorf inspired playthings. Thanks for your insight in the blog world!
    blessings- Sherry Carducci

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  146. I just found your blog...what a generous giveaway! Such a sweet face and little outfit. I do hope I win. It would be my daughter's first doll.

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  147. "Loved" your Etsy shop!

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  148. thank you for this fabulous giveaway. the dolls are all so lovely and my grandaughter would be so excited to win one.

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  149. I pinned your blog!
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  150. I follow your blog :)
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. I like (love) you on facebook :)
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. I added your Etsy shop to my favorites
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. I added you to my Etsy circle
    ashleeklemm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  154. Oh, I have wanted to get Emmy a waldorf doll but haven't been able to make it part of our budget - the one you are offering is beautiful!! Wishing you much success and joy with the making.
    Warmly,
    Tonya

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  155. You are an artist. I can't believe you've only been making dolls for three years.

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  156. via facebook: Jessica Benavente
    Hey there! I keep trying to enter your drawing on your blog but it's not working. Would you please add mine?
    Thanks for the chance! I shared on FB, I 'like' you on FB and I pinned this!

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  157. A very beautiful giveaway: I'm sharing on FB too!

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  158. Absolutely gorgeous doll. My 4 year old would love her. I am sharing on FB and Pinterest. And following you on FB and here.

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  159. I love your dolls!
    I have shared on Pinterest, FB and I am following you on this blog.
    Then I have to sing a song from the rooftop and share you on Etsy.
    Thank you

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