Monday, December 12, 2011

::Windfall Doll Giveaway:: Meet Vivian


If you have found us via Sew Mama Sew.... Welcome.  
We are happy to have you here.


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For our second Windfalls Doll giveaway, we would like to introduce you to Vivian.



We are so happy to give her a new home..... full of all of lots of hugs and kisses and love.


A bit about Vivian.

While we were making Vivian, soon after the preview post, we were having a hard time deciding on a name for this little miss.  After a talk with my friend, we decided on one that fits.  And so, Vivian was named by her Auntie Heather.  We thought that it was absolutely perfect for her.  

Miss Vivian.

She is made using Adirondack Patterns. She's a tall one, as she stands 18 inches tall (after adding a bit of length to our templates ).  She is made of interlock, stuffing and wool.   

She has the prettiest little blue eyes and a quirky grin.  
Oh, and those mohair pigtails?  They're the only way she likes her hair styled.  She says that it keeps it out of her eyes.


Her wardrobe is entirely handmade.


She is a happy little girl and is just learning how to walk.  She likes to pad around the house in her bare feet and giggles when she bumps into things and takes a tumble.  


She is a very precocious little one and likes to egg her big sister Holly into getting into mischief.


Her pants are upcycled from shirt sleeves, and we left the serged detail of the shirt at the hems.


Her dress is hand embroidered with a vintage crocheted doily.


Vivian loves to play with her baby doll and could sit for hours fishing through her toy basket.


When it's time to go outside and play, Viv puts on her best crocheted boots.  


She also keeps warm with her reversible cape.


If you are interested in having Vivian join your family, please become a follower of this blog and leave a comment at the end of this post. The giveaway will be open for one week.  We will randomly choose a winner at night on December 16th and we will contact the winner via email.  

Be sure to leave your email in your comment so that we can contact you!

For an extra chance to win:

~Write about Windfall Dolls on your Blog (feel free to use a picture of Vivian) and leave another comment letting us know that you did so.

Each comment counts as one entry

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It saddens us to mention this, but we just want to be clear.  Please do not comment if you are planning on selling this doll.  She is meant to go to a family who will appreciate her.  It would break our hearts if she was given to someone with poor intentions.

160 comments:

  1. She's beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win her.

    Mmedlyn2004@yahoo.com

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  2. Her hair really did turn out beautifully! And that cape! She's so beautiful!

    eidolons@gmail.com

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  3. She is stunning. I still can't believe you are giving these wonderful dolls away! You are so generous! I know Vivian would feel most welcome in our home. :)

    justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

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  4. She is gorgeous!! Vivian, you are hereby invited to come and play with Jubilee and Hope. (We know you will probably receive many invitations, so we understand if you can't make it!)
    stephentricia at gmail dot com

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  5. She's absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Oh my goodness is she a sweetheart!
    My 3 girls would love her so dearly.
    Thank you for considering us.
    iremembersleep yahoo

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  7. Oh my, she is is beautiful. And that little capelet is just perfect!

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  8. I am now a follower and I am glad I found you. What a nice precious doll, and so much care was put into making her. I am impressed!

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  9. Oh I think I may be in love with Miss Vivian! My little Sunshine (2 years) just loves dolls, and this would make a great companion for her. I'm visiting for the first time from SMS blog, and I'm now following your blog. I have been hoping to find doll/soft toy-making blog-friends!

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  10. Oh my gosh she is a beauty!. I'm now a follower!

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  11. My heart melts looking at her - she is simply gorgeous! And I already follow your blog :-) warmly, Kelly

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  12. Beautiful. I love all the detail and care you put into making her. She'll be an heirloom for whoever is lucky enough to bring her home. Thanks! http://windfalldolls.blogspot.com

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  13. That's a very beautiful doll.

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  14. Oh my goodness! LOVE! Seriously I have looked at patterns and tutorials for making these and I know how much work went into the clothing let alone the doll. I am just astounded you are giving one away. I am a follower! rebecca342 at gmail dot com

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  15. What a lovely doll! Thanks for this amazing giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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  16. Oh, she is so lovely! Her hair reminds me of my wee boy. My little ones would LOVE her. Thanks for these beautiful giveaways. :)

    I am a follower!

    pinesiskin at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh my goodness! She is amazing! I have three young daughters who would love her... but I think I'd be keeping her for myself! I'll have to look around your blog a bit more too. Thanks for entering the giveaway day!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. Oh my! Amazing giveaway! She would be soooo very welcome in out home! I now follow you on friendconnect. :)

    mygigglymonkey (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. Vivian is so lovely! I have a newborn girl who would love her - in a few years...
    Thanks for this opportunity to get to know your blog! I am a follower.
    nivi dot yaakov at gmail dot com

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  20. My 4 year old little girl is sitting beside me while I'm looking through your site...she is so hoping we win Miss Vivian!!! She is in love!! :)

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  21. I love her! too cute. I'm following!

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  22. Please, please, please - I would LOVE to win vivian! She is lovely. What a wonderful job you did.
    captivatedlife at gmail.com

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  23. Beautiful! I am now a follower!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I want Vivian too! She's awesome! :)
    Hannaerion at yahoo dot com

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  25. Beautiful! My daughter is just getting into dolls and this wold be perfect!

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  26. Just followed your blog. She is adorable! I love all the upcycling you did. Beautiful.
    smarie210 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Vivian is adorable!

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. Absolutely lovely! Thank you for the giveaway.

    marlosmi (at) comcast (dot) net

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  29. Would love to win! She is just beautiful, and I happen to have a little boy that LOVES babies! I'm sure he would be enchanted!!!! I'm now happy to follow your amazing blog!!!
    lukascrazymom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. oh, she's beautiful - adding you to my google reader

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  31. She is beautiful! My little girl would just love her!

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  32. I'm a new follower. What a beautiful doll. I'm sure my 6 year old daughter would love her. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. What an amazing giveaway. She's ever so sweet!

    New follower!

    Fiona

    fjkelly6 at gmail.com

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  34. absolutely beautiful! would love to have this doll for our expected daughter.

    lysspf@aol.com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Glad I found your blog.
    dicksoncyndi@yahoo.com

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  36. Wonderful playmate! Vivian.. I have a daughter who has yet to experience the magic of Waldorf dolls. Our home is open for you, lovely. Please come to play with us!

    Ewillgohs@gmail.com

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  37. I have been wanting to get a waldorf doll for my one year old duaghter, this one is just too cute. Cici (my daughter) would love Vivian. I became a follower too

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  38. What a beautiful doll, and sustainably attired! I am now following your lovely, creative blog!

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  39. What a great dolly! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  40. What a beautiful doll! And such gorgeous accessories, too!

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  41. I just adore her colours, and lovely clothes. Here's hoping!

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  42. She is beautiful! Ginafsnyder at gmail dot com

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  43. Thank you so much for this giveaway. I'm so glad to discover your blog.
    3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. Wow, such a generous giveaway! We would love to have her come live at our house, thank you for the chance!
    adrianesturgeon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Beautiful! I love that hair! Thank you for the chance to win! nicole.debele (at) gmail (dot) com :)

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  46. My girls would love this beautiful doll! Thank you for the giveaway :)

    info@crunchygrocer.com

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  47. She is so lovely!

    crazycandigirl at gmail dot com

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  48. I'm following via blogger. What a gorgeous doll.

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  49. She is gorgeous!

    ziezodesigns at gmail dot come

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  50. She is perfect!!

    I'm a follower (M.F.)

    Great Giveaway!

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  51. She is lovely as my 2 year old would say! And she has the same name as Great Grandma. We would love for you to join our home!

    Kristin.Stoddard@gmail.com

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  52. So sweet! There will be one happy child soon!

    jthibodeau(at)live(dot)com

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  53. She is so sweet. We would love to give her a happy home!

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  54. So inspiring! Beautiful!
    mama2iaa@gmail.com

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  55. Amazingly generous giveaway thanks for the chance to have Vivian join us

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  56. My three year old daughter would flip for Vivian! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. She's beautiful! I would love to win her for my daughter. She would love her. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

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  58. She really is beautiful with all of her detail. Such lovely work! I am a new follower.

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  59. Oh my goodness is she sweet! I am a new follower for sure. :)

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  60. She is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win her!
    mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Oh my word! I would LOVE to win this beautiful doll for my beautiful daughter, Vivian! My Vivian is also a precocious toddler who LOVES to play with her baby dolls for hours. I kid you not, I got chills when I read your description for this sweet doll; it really sounds like you are describing my little girl! All the way to the piggie tails! :) I will be keeping my fingers crossed that I win this special doll for my Vivian!
    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail {dot}com

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  62. She is too sweet!
    tarynoakley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. She's beautiful! froggygirldesigns at gmail dot com

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  64. oh my goodness, Vivian is so adorable! my littlest daughter would just adore her! following... gooberific@yahoo.com

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  65. What a beautiful doll! I have a four year old who has recently become absolutely enchanted with dolls and this one is truly special. Thank you so much for the chance to win her and give her a loving home!

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  66. My little girls would love vivian! Thanks!
    crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

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  67. new gfc follower... Lisa Otis.
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

    She is so cute!! I'm in love with her and I'm sure my girls would be too!

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  68. i'm now following your blog! Oh my! i just love her!! My 5 year old daughter would just adore her too! i love the colors, she reminds me of the winter solstice! thank you for the chance!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  69. she's a beauty! and your new windfall project is really awesome!
    kimsalerno@gmail.com

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  70. her hair is AMAZING! and her clothes couldn't be more perfect--my kids would flip!
    lacey.grim (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  71. what a lovely doll! thanks for the chance to win!

    lisadpope@yahoo.com

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  72. She's beautiful!
    heatheratcullinan@gmail.com

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  73. Vivian!
    You picked out such a beautiful name, it fits her well!
    so excited for this chance to win this little gal for my little gal!
    4Clemons at gmail dot com

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  74. I am definitely a follower!
    4Clemons at gmail dot com

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  75. Beautiful doll, I have two little girls that would love her dearly!
    Heyjudesmomma (at) aol (dot) com

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  76. She is just to charming! Would adore and treasure her here! jstarh at gmail dot com.

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  77. happy to follow you. the dolly is gorgeous.imisswaylon@Hotmail.com

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  78. wow. what a beautiful giveaway. she is a stunner! madebyanne at gmail dot com

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  79. She is BEAUTIFUL and my little one would give her the most loving home ever :)

    Thank you,
    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  80. I know a special little girl who would love to Vivians best friend.

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  81. My daughter loves dolls and would be completely over the moon for this doll!! And having recently discovered Adirondack Patterns myself, I think I would be as well!

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  82. Such a lovely doll! I am a new follower of your blog!

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  83. Vivian is such a gorgeous doll! Love her. And so would my sweet baby girl. :)

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  84. She is beautiful and my daughter would adore her! Waldorf dolls are wonderful.

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  85. I just love Vivian!
    Itsmelealee@gmail.com

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  86. Oh she is lovely my littlest man would adore his own 'baby'

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  87. She is beautiful, what a thoughtful gift to give away! so much work and love!

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  88. I've wanted a waldorf doll for my son for quite a while, but it's never fit into our rather sparse budget. I would love to win this for him! Vivian is beautiful and would make a great buddy for him. avital at gmail dot com

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  89. She is so gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. ryansarahn at gmail. I'm a new follower

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  90. She is flipping adorable!! My little girl loves baby wearing and needs a little hand made dolly. i am so over the plastic ones!!

    xo Steph

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  91. Oh, she is so lovely! I love her hair. I'm sure my girlie would have so much fun with her :) What a generous give away.
    tofusamurai(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. She's so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win her.

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  93. So cute!
    nikkipeachy AT yahoo DOT com

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  94. Oh, I have fallen in love! Miss Vivian is an absolute delight! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  95. Wow, she is just beautiful. I would have a hard time choosing whether to give her to my two year old son or two year old niece...both like cuddling dolls. Thanks for the chance to win!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  96. What a lovely little dolly! Just what we need to complete our family. briteyesmae@comcast.net

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  97. I would love for vivian to join our family!
    mcintoshsusan at hotmail dot com

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  98. Wow, what an incredible giveaway! Thank you!

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  99. She is just SO cute..I am now a Friendconnect follower.

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  100. Gasp! What a perfect doll! My girls would love her! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  101. I love Vivian's pigtails! She is so sweet. We would love to adopt her! I am a follower of windfall dolls. :)

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  102. Oh my gosh, such a beautiful doll! Thanks for the chance to win her! I'm a follower!

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  103. I am a follower of your blog. She is beautiful and I would love to adopt her. Thanks

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  104. Lovely! THanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. Oh she's wonderful. such great care in the details

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  106. What exquisite details. Viv would be adored by my three year old; a lover of dolls and stuffed animals, she dotes on all her freinds lovingly and asks, "will I get to be a mommy one day?' Following your blog!
    shannerpants at Gmail Dot com

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  107. What a precious doll. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  108. I originally thought this would be great for my daughter. But who am I kidding! She is 4 and will never appreciate it the way I would. I want Vivian for myself! :) vbershatsky@hotmail.com

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  109. Beautiful doll! Thanks for such a great giveaway. I am now following your blog.

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  110. And I do not have a blog as I am not really that witty or funny, but I am pinning Vivian. It's those pigtails of hers!

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  111. Oh, my goodness! She is absolutely beautiful. This is my favorite giveaway so far. Candy canes crossed!

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  112. I follow Amdierm at amdierm at g mail d ot co m

    P.S. She is absolutely gorgeous! I am in love!

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  113. She is breathtaking. She would be the new best friend of a little girl named Sylvia (who was *this* close to being named Vivian !)

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  114. What a beauty! We would be so happy to welcome Vivian into our home.

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  115. Oh I would just love Vivian to come home with us! She would be my littlest son's best friend in a heart beat. He too has very blonde hair and bright blue eyes & wears many hand-made/up-cycled clothes. I have been thinking for months now about buying (or making, well, maybe...)his very own 'sister' doll. He is at that place right now, preferring all things girl.
    Such a gorgeous Giveaway gift.
    I'm crossing my fingers AND my toes ♥

    HinterlandMama@gmail.com

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  116. Oh. And I am very happy to be your new bloggy friend!

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  117. I love her hair, so very pretty. She would be most welcome in our home.

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  118. What a pretty doll, I love her hair.

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  119. She is adorable! My daughter would love.

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  120. What a gorgeous doll. Thank you for the chance to win her! ellen@myerly.net

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  121. Oh she is so adorable!! thanks for this chance to win her!
    Carol

    maplecreekracing(at) comcast (dot) net

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  122. Lovely! She would love to join the doll I made my daughter last Christmas. I am a newbie at making waldorf dolls so I love seeing the face up close for how you made the eyes and mouth.

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  123. Wow, your Dolls are amazing. I am now a follower. My 2yr old would love her - if I was able to part with her myself :)

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  124. What a gorgeous doll! Such great detail.

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  125. My little girl has white-blonde hair, blue eyes and is just learning to walk. She is looking at my computer and yelling "baby, baby" and pretending to cuddle Vivian. We would love for her to come to our home.

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  126. absolutely adorable...new follower

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  127. I now follow, I would love this for my daughter!
    nieveamor@care2.com

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  128. I follow and love the fact that her sister is Holly :) If I won my daughter would enjoy that as well.

    hwcutie@hotmail.com

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  129. Oh my, she is so lovely! Thanks for the giveaway. jya@inoutbox.com

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  130. I have been trying not to get carried away with adding new blogs to my favourites list this year. I am a mummy and my 16 month old needs my attention so I don't have a lot of time to follow blogs and they got very out of control after last SMS day but your dolls are truly one of the most beautiful things I have seen and I am in love so I have added you to my special list. Vivian would be very well loved at my house.

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  131. She is just beautiful. I know my daughter would LOVE her!

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  132. She is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

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  133. wow, she is completely gorgeous!

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  134. Oh my daughter would adore her! I would enjoy adding to her wardribe too!

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  135. Thank you Julia for your very generous giveaway offer. This doll has a delightful character and you have made her clothing with imagination. Because she is so special I would save this doll for my little granddaughter until she is old enough to really appreciate such a lovely gift.

    Happy Christmas to you and yours
    Marion

    twinks@ozemail.com.au

    http://aussieknittingthreads.blogspot.com/

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  136. miss vivian could acompany our doll phini and charlotta, so each child would have his own doll! thanks for the chance to win her!

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  137. That is the most gorgeous giveaway I have ever seen! If my 6yo daughter could find that doll under the tree, it would make her year! God bless you.

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  138. All that labor of love..I had to b/c a follower. Awesome..I want to come sit by you and learn to knit/crochet. thank you.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) com

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  139. What a beautiful doll! Love the hair. My grandaughter would love this doll. It's amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  140. She's beautiful and you are so generous! I have one daughter and three sons and I know my daughter would love to add another girl to our family; I think Vivian would be a perfect fit ♥

    house_of_boys(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. Lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy....

    ciriloclaudia(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. o and you have a house full with boys????This is so cute

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  143. She is so lovely, she can come and stay with us right away :)

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  144. I am a follower and that is such a cute doll, you were so original with how you made all of her clothes too!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  145. following you!! <3
    I have 6 kiddos, if she comes to visit our home she will have tons of tea parties and sleep overs! Love abounds in this home.... Here's to hoping 7 sets of fingers crossed~ good luck all.
    And thank you for such a sweet give away.

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  146. ooops we for got our email...
    iremembersleep at yahoo

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  147. Vivian is gorgeous and would be much welcomed into our doll nursery!

    clotheslinealleyATgmail(dot)com

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  148. Cute doll - I would love to give this to my daughter!

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  149. Gorgeous doll! I am a follower and can't wait to see what else you come up with!
    Amy
    ajh15@hotmail.com

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  150. She's beautiful. I love everything about her, but especially her hair!
    serenakate at gmail dot com

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  151. Darling doll! I'm a new follower. Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  152. Just coming back to let you know I am following you on google reader! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  153. New follower, beautiful doll.

    Mlafayette103 at gmail dot com

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