Thursday, August 23, 2012

::August Windfall Dolls Giveaway :: Meet Alivia

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Each month leading up to our regular Seasonal Large Waldorf Doll giveaway as promised...we will be sewing up a few smaller dolls for giving away.  This includes not only our Lillipals variety of dolls, but our Baby Dolls, our Swaddle babies, newborn babies, our Wee Ones, and any other small dolls that we come up with.
A bit of a tide-me-over for all of our readers. 

Each monthly small doll's name will be inspired by the month in which they were created.
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As our August giveaway babe, we have the adorable Alivia ...a Lillipal girl.
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Alivia:: Latin meaning olive tree

::Alivia's story::

Emelia woke up this morning to greet the day.  Like every day, she went to the door and checked to see what the weather would bring for her.

 When she looked out the door, she saw that the sun was very very low.  It was bright and yellow and beautiful.  The closer that Emelia got to the door, the more mesmerizes she became with the sun.

Once she got out onto the porch she noticed that the sun was not the sun after all.  It was someone's hair!  Bright and yellow and beautiful.


Emelia hopped up onto the railing and inspected the new friend who's hair had captured her attention so.  She found a little girl sitting quietly staring at the flowers that grew tall in the flower box.


Emelia asked the doll what name Mama had given her and what she was doing outside so early in the morning. 

The new friend replied that her name was Alivia and that she had snuck out of the closet before Mama woke to pick some flowers to surprise her with when she finally did wake.

Unfortunately though, Alivia was unable to reach the prettiest flowers to pick.


Emelia helped Alivia down off of the railing and led her down the stairs.

She knew of just the spot to pick the prettiest of flowers.



Alivia grew tired halfway down the stairs and Emelia patted her on her back and whispered that she would be right back.


Alivia watched as Emelia picked an arm full of the lovely pink flowers. 


And when Emelia returned from the garden, she had a gift for her new friend Alivia.

A single bloom of her own.  To match her beautiful headband.

Alivia sat on the steps and sniffed the pretty flower until the sun finished rising in the sky.


:: The details::

Alivia is made using our Lillipals Pattern... out of interlock, stuffing and wool. 

She is 11 inches tall.


Her hair is pure wool and is hand crocheted into a cap secured to her head.


She holds her massive amount of hair out of her eyes with a rosette hair band with a satin ribbon.


Her wardrobe is entirely handmade by us.

She wears a cotton polkadot dress.


( or as Emelia prefers to call it...a tunic "Since she is wearing pants under it Mama!" )


Her little face has become one of my favorites.  I adore the bright blue eyes and her sweet pink lips.  

She is always happy, and that is contagious.  I assure you.


If you are interested in having Alivia join your family, please become a follower of this blog, or like our shop on Etsy or our Facebook Page
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 August 30th 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 Alivia) 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.

90 comments:

  1. May 28th? We would love to be entered...! Thanks!

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  2. I liked you on fb.

    HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) FRONTIER (DOT) COM

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  3. I'm an Etsy Fan!
    and Alivia is beautiful!!!!

    -MaryLea (pink dot green dot 98 at verizon dot net)

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  4. soozinne /at/ hotmail /dot/ com

    Oh, Alivia, my little Romaleta is longing to hold you and bring you into her life! <3

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  5. She is truly beautiful. How wonderful of you to gift her to a family. We would be honored to enter.
    Dani_Lorraine@yahoo.com Thank you.

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  6. My little blonde girl would love Alivia to come and share her bed with her. She loves to pick flowers for the fairies and I am sure she would help Alivia to pick some too.

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  7. I liked you on facebook and actually LOVE to have found you - such beautiful dolls!
    We are NOT planning to sell this doll, out of 8 boys I have one little girl who I would love to give a Waldorf doll too, sadly it has never been something I could do. She would love this little one! Good luck to all entrants!
    kathrynscheib@gmail.com

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  8. How impossibly sweet! We would love to have Alivia join our family! (Following this blog!)♥
    carrielmcclain@gmail.com

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  9. Liked you on FB as well :)
    carrielmcclain@gmail.com

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  10. Favorited on Etsy too... Thanks for such a lovely give-away. I'm feeling so hopeful... My little gal would love Alivia (and it just so happens her older bother's name is Oliver)!♥
    carrielmcclain@gmail.com

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  11. Okay, I left a post on my blog for you guys. Such a lovely blog and beautiful dolls! We sure would love to add her to our family1

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  12. now liking you on FB, love that sweet face!

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  13. I would love to have this for my twins! They would adore her! Such beautiful craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. like your fb page, guys she is great ! :)

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  15. I love Alivia's precious face. So sweet. She looks a lot like my oldest daughter. :)

    MistieMae1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  16. What beautiful dolls! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a fb friend

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  17. I liked you on facebook, and my young niece would LOVE to have this friend! Thank you.
    Karis

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  19. Would love to be entered! I am a facebook friend. cortney_long@ hotmail. com

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  20. Oh I have wished for one of these dolls to come into our lives for my daughter for over 2 years...perhaps the universe will answer ;)

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  21. She is beautiful as are all of your creations. I'm FB friends with you. Thank you for the contest. tvantolatgmaildotcom

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  22. She is stunning! She would definitely be welcome in our home. :)

    justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

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  23. I liked you on FB: Nicole Decker. These dolls are so adorable...and my daughter with long long blond hair would LOVE ALivia! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  24. She is simply lovely. I have a little girl, and three sons, that would love to cuddle and carry miss Alivia around. My daughter is surrounded by boy toys with her brothers, and is sorely in need of girly toys. She even has a grown sister named Olivia! Thank you for the chance to win. I follow you on Facebook and on your blog. keke_d_83 @ hotmail.com

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  25. Oops, forgot to add my email: rndecker4@yahoo.com. thanks!

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  26. I'm a follower of this site....and beside the fact that she reminds me of my first born who will be turning 5, it was the fact that she wore a "tunic" (which I have to talk my girls into if not a dress ;) that stole our hearts! Our email is faithruluv@yahoo.com

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  27. My little girl would love her! Crashlou@gmail.com

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  28. Such a sweet doll- will remind my daughter of her dear friend after move!
    frankfam@me.com

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  29. I enjoy following your site. Alivia is very sweet.

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  30. So glad I found your site! Liked on FB and etsy. Thank you for this opportunity to adopt such a sweet presence into our family. Hi Alivia!
    Stillmarissaathotmaildotcom

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  31. Wow, I love your site and everything you are doing and stand for!

    Alivia is just gorgeous!!! She is very welcome to come and live with me by the sea.

    She is so photographic I can imagine her adventures continuing and she might like to even help me with a book I am writing about HOME and what it really means...she could feature in a children's version...

    Bright blessings from Byron Bay,
    Emily
    info(at)emilyr(dot)com(dot)au

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  32. I Liked your facebook page. Beautiful babies! Leeldoo at yahoo dot com.

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  33. Alivia is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. I would love to have her make her home with our family. A doll isn't just a toy - it's a part of the family! (at least in our case!)

    Thanks for running this giveaway. I've followed your blog for a while and enjoy seeing what you're doing.

    peace,
    kim captivatedlife at gmail dot com

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  34. Absolutely adorable!!! So glad I stumbled across this, definitely liking your Facebook page!!

    Stephanie
    AmorVincetOmnia at Charter dot net

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  35. I like you on fb. :)

    What a wonderful giveaway! My youngest would cherish Alivia, she loves babies but doesn't have a special one of her own yet. Thank you for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. My daughters would love this doll!! Liked you on facebook!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  37. What a beautiful doll and a beautiful story- so in love! Fingers crossed...
    cmarashian410 AT yahoo DOT com

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  38. I know a little girl whose birthday is Sept 5 who would love this doll to join her "gang" (what she calls her small collection of stuffed dolls and animals.)
    I have liked your Etsy page. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely doll!
    ticketyboo05 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. thank you for the giveaway, i like you on the fb:)

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  40. We love these dolls. Thank you for the giveaway! Very exciting! We liked your Face Book page. Our email is yalomsita@yahoo.com.

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  41. these dolls are darlingly sweet. liked your fb page. =) happy to do it. a2millward at gmail dot com

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  42. My daughter Lucy is turning 4 in late September and has asked for a Waldorf doll which sadly, I cannot afford. I know she would love this little Alivia to bits! She has the same blue eyes and blond hair as my little girl. Thank you for the chance!

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  43. What a lovely doll! She would be perfect for my daughter's birthday.
    parknj at verizon dot net

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  44. Such a pretty doll with a lovely story.


    rusticremnants(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Liked your FaceBook page - what a beautiful doll!

    charityg AT telus DOT net

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  46. Please don't count us in for the giveaway since we've already won, but I had to say Alivia is adorable! That hair is just so beautiful. Your dolls just keep getting better and better!!!

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  47. What a sweet story!
    We would so welcome her into our home!
    4Clemons@gmail.com

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  48. We would LOVE to adopt her! PS we liked your FB page and your Etsy page :-) chandavalko@yahoo.com

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  49. I already follow your blog and I just liked you on FB. I can't wait to see your entries on FB. You blog is great! You have very good stories for your doll babies!

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  50. New Facebook page liker, and Etsy favorite-r. My daughter could use a new friend for her 1st birthday! asdknits / at / gmail /dot/ com

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  51. She is just beautiful :) I follow you on facebook and am going to do the same with your blog!
    blondie19012k(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. Oh my goodness, she is beautiful....I want her for me for my 55th birthday.....thank you so very much.....FB-rosejulia1

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  53. I like your page on Facebook (Shelley Gajus) and heart you on Etsy (notsosimpleshelley).
    You work is beautiful, especially this doll, by daughter would love her to bits!

    notsosimpleshelley (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. This is such a cute doll, my girls would just love her.
    Thanks
    Cindy
    cseery72@gmail.com

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  55. I blogged here: http://wp.me/ppbKr-8i

    notsosimpleshelley (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. greetings! I liked you on FB and heart you on Etsy! Super Cute Doll!
    I know a little girl who would love Alivia forever <3

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  57. What a precious post, and beautiful, precious dolls!

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  58. Reading your posts always puts a huge big smile on my face! Thank you for another beautiful giveaway.
    tartankiwi.blog(at)gmail.com

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  59. So beautiful! I love Alivia's hair!
    crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

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  60. Alivia is so sweet and so like my own little girl beautiful, chubby and curious about the flowers in the garden! We would love to give Alivia a home. lizaahern@gmail.com

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  61. Oh and "Liked" your facebook page, I follow you on Google Reader and you are a "favorite" Etsy shop!! BTW love your choice of name for Miss Alivia! lizaahern@gmail.com

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  62. I love you babies and I liked your facebook page.

    abinormyl@gmail.com

    Thank you,

    Melissa

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  63. Awww! I love how sweet Emelia is with the babies! So compassionate. I'd love it if you would help her write a book to show others how to be kind. :)
    Oh, and my house is just longing for a little girl like Alivia! We've got a sweet almost-three-year old who would look out for her very well (with a little help from me)!

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  64. I can't wait to get to know you by way of Windfall Dolls blog! I am now a follower. These dolls are amazing, what a fantastic talent you have. Alivia is so sweet and has her own individual personality. I think she will find a good loving home. kayklingler(at)cox.net

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  65. She's just precious and I'd love to give her to my new granddaughter! I sent you some FB love!
    margaretbergen17@gmail.com

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  66. She is gorgeous, thanks so much for the opportunity!

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  67. What a sweet doll. I already "liked" you on Facebook and just added your shop to my favorites on Etsy.
    ard2112@gmail.com

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  68. I am a fan on FB. She's Beautiful!!!

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  69. She is a beautiful girl and would be dearly loved by my little mommy-girl. We're expecting our own little girl in October and it would be lovely to have a baby for my soon to be not the baby to mother. I'm a follower.

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  70. Beautiful! My little Eli would love Alivia to join our family!

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  71. I follow you on FB and liked your shop! :) This little doll looks so much like my youngest little girl, I know she would LOVE to welcome her into our home!! :)

    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  72. I follow you on FB. Alivia is lovely! Our daughter would adore being her mama.
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

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  73. Follow your blog because I love our dolls. Alivia is wonderful!

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  74. Alivia is gorgeous!! I've wanted a Waldorf doll for so long to use in my preschool classroom. I think they are beautiful and I love the hand-crafted dolls. Please enter me in the drawing to win her. Ms. Barbara from For the Children

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  75. I just love your stuff, I've actually seen much if it on etsy before hearing about you on facebook. I would love this little girl for my Waldorf class or maybe even for my own little boy, he could always use another doll! fridlichc@gmail.com

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  76. She is lovely!! i'm a fan on facebook- tree tiemeyer.
    thanks for the chance!! enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  77. Liked u on FB *wendy ritchey*! great giveaway ~ thanks!!

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  78. I follow your blog and like you on Facebook. Alivia is so adorable!

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  79. She reminds me of my son Oliver with blue eyes and blonde hair :)
    chelsie_raiche@hotmail.com

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  80. This doll is so sweet,my granddaughter would love to explore her mommy's garden with a friend like Alivia. Thanks - calyoung at nycap.rr.com

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  81. She is beautiful! I especially like her hair and headband. Thank you! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  82. What incredible fun a little one will have with her! Kadera_family@me.com

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  83. Beautiful! Such gorgeous dolls. Id love alivia for my sweet little boy and his brother or sister due early next year. I have liked you on facebook. So lovely of you to share your talents!

    Hanptay@hotmail.com

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  84. Sweet Alivia! She is beautiful..I'm a mom to 5 girls and they would love to give her a home. So kind and generous of you to share your talents and pass her along for a little one to love. I've fallen in love with Waldorf dolls..each one such an expression of creativity with a personality all their own. I would love to enter:) frazierfamily6@gmail.com

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  85. I would love to be able to give this doll to my niece. She's almost 5 and would love her. I already <3 your Etsy shop and am now following your facebook as well.

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  86. Such a beautiful doll! I know my 3 year old daughter would love her. I liked you on fb quite some time ago now. You do such a wonderful job with your dolls.

    Thank you!
    Fiona
    fjkelly6 at gmail.com

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  87. These are precious! I hearted you on Etsy as ColorBomb.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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