Tuesday, January 1, 2013

::Winter Windfall Dolls Giveaway :: Meet Kendall

 Welcome to our First large Windfall Doll giveaway of 2013!

Four times a year we will be holding a seasonal giveaway of one of our larger Waldorf Inspired Dolls.  


For our Winter Windfall Doll giveaway, we would like to introduce you to Kendall

::Kendall:: Meaning valley of the river.


::A bit about Kendall::


Kendall is our little celebratory girl.  As our year One of Windfall Dolls came to a close we were inspired to begin year number two of giving away our dolls with a little lass full of happiness and celebration.  

Emelia was consulted for her opinion on how to go about making a doll that represented this exciting time.  The first thing she did was JUMP into our basket of yarn and pulled out the single skein of art yarn that we had. 

She clapped her hands and giggled at the thought of a new friend with hair that shimmered.   

And so began our venture in creating little miss Kendall.

As Kendall came to life over the weeks leading up to the New Year she was surrounded by the smells of baking for the Holidays.  Cakes, cookies, a gingerbread house.  With every new treat that was made, we added one new detail to our girl.


With every lick of the beaters, Kendall's smile grew bigger.


As the candles were lit to signify the beginning of a new year, Kendall's creation was complete and she lit her own candle in celebration of finding love in a new home.


:: The details::

Kendall is 17 inches tall and is made using our Standard Waldorf Inspired Pattern... out of interlock, stuffing and wool. 

Her long hair is made with gorgeous thick thin blonde wool yarn scattered throughout with a fancy art yarn that has a light shimmer to it.


We pulled it back into a set of shiny perfect pigtails.


Her wardrobe is handmade as always.



Her dress is made using our dress pattern and we added a tiny pocket applique to hold a special treasure.


She has a chubby little tummy from eating all of the holiday treats that she helped to make.  Emelia was worried that she wouldn't be comfortable with a pair of elastic pants and ended up taking over in the pant construction.
She stitched her up a pair of drawstring pants so that her new friend can eat even more yummy goodies at her new home.


As for her footwear, Kendall was smitten with the booties that she saw on Emelia's little feet and begged for a pair as well.  Only in a pretty shade of purple to match her highlights in her hair.


The shoe ties are even made with the same yarn as her pretty hair.



If you are interested in having Kendall join your family, please let us know what it is that you love about her and how you will make her a part of your family.  


Also, 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 on January 7th and we will contact the winner via email.  

Be sure to leave your email address 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 Kendall) 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.

85 comments:

  1. I think my favorite thing about Kendall is how my boys would love her!

    What gorgeous work!

    kristen at kangamamas dot com

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  2. My favourite thing about Kendall is her outfit... especially her booties. My girls would love to welcome her to our family :) Thanks for the chance! kristen.bassett at gmail dot com

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  3. Kendall has much to love, but my favorite thing is her hair. I love the shimmery soft highlights. They look so playful and happy! My daughter would love having tea and parties with her. Thanks for doing this! Jenn at jbmercurio dot com

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  4. in the words of my daughter Zoe - -'my favorite things are her little boots and the pigtails in her hair'

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  5. Our littlest one Presley would just melt to have a doll such as this cutie. Shes looks like more than a doll. A friend.everything.Simple. Perfect. Our hopes is she gets the chance to be friends with her.Perhaps.....Maybe.xoxo

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  6. My favorite thing is the simplicity and nurturing instinct she brings out
    gfc debijackson
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  7. My Sarah would love to make Kendall her friend. She would love the sparkly soft hair. Thank you for the chance! clunsford at gmail dot com

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  8. She is just beautiful! I would love to win her! My girls already each have wonderful waldorf dolls but their little waldorf school is in desperate need of new dolls for the children to play with there! I would love to win her so I could give her to The Seaside Playgarden. sloanbrie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. She's adorable! My favorite thing about Kendall is her hair! It would be a beautiful doll to give my new granddaughter, Kaileigh! Thanks for the chance! margaretbergen17@gmail.com

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  10. Oh my I know a certain little girl who would just love her up! And I have to say that the beautiful wardrobe is divine...I want one in my size!

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  11. Kendall has just the right shine and spark that our household would cherish. I really love her green eyes. Thanks for the chance to have her in our home. epdeans@yahoo.com

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  12. what a lovely doll! she would join our family of dolls in my preschool so nicely! we love dolls and always seem to have one more set of arms that need a doll to hold lazygirl@gmail.com

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  13. We welcomed our daugher 9 months ago and after 2 boys it is such a dream and a blessing to have her!!! Welcoming Kendall to our home will be just as wonderful!!! I just love Kendall's little nose; it reminds me of my little one's. ummumarny@gmail.com

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  14. Her hair is so beautiful! She would be so loved at our house!
    verysurenow at gmail.com

    I don't know why it won't show my name here, but it's Jenn P!

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  15. What a beautiful little doll! I love the tiniest dip of her nose- and her little tummy...perfect for my two cookie making (and eating!) girls :) My daughters, Sawyer and Oakley, would love to take Kendall on all sorts of grand adventures! She would be cherished. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway- happy new year!!

    Krchafamily@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh how my boys would love this sweet baby doll! Her squishable cheeks and her chubby little tummy are my favourite!

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  17. Kendall is so sweet and the booties is simply adorable and in my favorite color as well! I love the color combination, so calm and serene. My daughter would simply flipped over to have this doll as she's been wanting a doll so badly. I think Kendall would definitely feel at home as this year I'm starting a baking class for my daughter.

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  18. oh she is just so beautiful, I would love to send her to our precious baby niece, Niamh (pronounced Neeve) who like Kendall was brought into the world this winter, much to the delight of her "big" sister Isla,(who was also a December baby!), who I know would take very great care of Kendall until her little sister is old enough to do so. I'm sure the three winter girls would bring a lot of joy to each other, no matter what the season :)

    Email: emailcatwatts@gmail(dot)com

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  19. Beautiful! I love the hair, and my little Felix would love baking with her!

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  20. She is so lovely! My almost 4 year old would love Kendall's shiny hair and little shirt pocket. She is all about the details. My girl would love to have a little friend - thanks for the opportunity!

    sasha.l.mosser@gmail(dot)com

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  21. I like that she is fond of eating, just like my little girl! She loves to make cookies and helping in the kitchen. I am shure she'll love to include her in her kitchen play.
    I also love her clothes!

    gcarisse@yahoo.com

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  22. Delightful!!! Can I play with her? I love her clothes; they are just perfect. She would make a great 'grandma doll' for a close friend of our family who has her grandchildren (and my children whom she has 'adopted' as grandchildren) over for the day or sleepovers frequently.

    Email: tracyfrank7@aol.com

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  23. I asked my daughter what she liked about Kendall and she named every part of her from shoes to hair! She is so beautiful!

    kanzcassie@yahoo.com

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  24. A doll to be cherished! The hues of her clothing are so sweet and comforting. So lovely!

    amandakbabcock@gmail.com

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  26. Kendall is just beautiful! We would love to adopt her into our sweet little family and include her in our fun activities throughout the day! My son (he'll be 6 on Jan 6) talks about having a little sister so that he can share things with her and get things down from the tall shelf for her. Kendall would be loved! I adore her outfit and hair....everything is made so beautifully; and I can tell it was made with love. Happy New Year! xo

    kym at ventolaphotography dot com

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  27. We love that she is "beautiful and huggable". The children in my soon to be in-home preschool would love to have another waldorf doll join "Lucy", our other waldorf doll!
    Stacylynn17@yahoo.com

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  28. Oh, Kendall is just so lovely, I love her hair! My boys would love her!
    natali.deckmyn@gmail.com

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  29. My children love Kendall's story... They enjoyed looking at her pictures and reading along as we went through the post! Miss Maggie says she would like her to help us when we make our morning pancakes! angelakoning@yahoo.com

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  30. What a precious doll. My littlest boy loves dolls and im sure he would enjoy her. Thanks for the giveaway (crensuedesalon@gmail.com).

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  31. She is gorgeous!!! I love her hair. I would love to have a doll like her. I have always loved the Waldorf dolls.
    sgr330@yahoo.com

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  32. Our girls would love this spark of light and joy in this dark Yukon mid-winter. She is precious! I love her expression as she earnestly watches the baking... just trying to be oh so patient!!

    marisawhyte@gmail.com

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  33. This is a great doll. My Daughter loves all of her animals and dolls. She sure has a gift of caring for others. This doll is adorable.

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  34. Oh I'm in love & I know my little girl would love her more! I love her colors and her shiny hair! Thanks for the opportunity! jlindseylingenfelter@yahoo.com

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  35. My DD Emma is just taken with the picture of Kendall being a baking helper. Emma is also my baking helper and she just sat here and looked and looked at the pictures of your beautiful doll. I can't imagine being lucky enough to win something so special.

    How lucky I am to have found your work!

    Happy New Year!

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  36. I just discovered your site - what a beautiful idea and wonderful way to craft and share. Your dolls are so lovely, and Kendall has the most amazing hair! The sparkles really do capture the excitement of this season. My 2 year old is just beginning to play make-believe, and with all the care she gives her baby sister, I know she is going to be a great momma to her first doll. Maybe Kendall will be the one? Thanks for the opportunity! cheflydiamee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. What a beauty! My little one would love her. I am very taken with the beautiful colors in her hair. Crossing my fingers!

    Happy New Year!

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  38. I LOVE her hair!!!! It is GORGEOUS!!

    We have two toddler girls who are 12 months apart, so she would be adored and cherished in our home :) I really hope that she can come home to us!!!

    janet@iheartmygluegun.com

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  39. My favortie thing is her gorgeous hair and angelic face!
    GFC follower as mechele johnson
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

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  40. I would love to win this doll for my six year old daughter. She would love this doll and give it a great home! I am a follower of your blog and love it!

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  41. She is beautiful. I have a little girl who would just love to care for her. Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.
    seasidesiblings at gmail dot com

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  42. Oooh, it would be hard to pick just one favorite thing! I love the colorful hair, and the sweet hand-made outfit. Sewing clothing has never been my specialty, i'm much more of a knitter, and i always love these sweet handmade doll clothes. My daughters birthday is at the end of the month...she would adore a new friend!

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  43. She is precious! My 2 boys think she would be a perfect first friend for their baby sister (8 months old)! They love her hair and her smile. I love that she would bring my children together in play. (mom2tandh@gmail.com)

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  44. I love Kendall's outfit and hair! My twins would just love her!
    Thank you for the chance!!!
    leahcairns@gmail.com

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  45. I would love to pass this beautiful doll along to my twin sister, who is going to have a baby soon! I can tell that much love goes into these dolls, thanks for making so many people happy through your wonderful dolls!
    adrianesturgeon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. What isn't to love about her? But I love her hair. I know my almost 5 year old would adore her and have me knitting and crocheting clothes for her too. Both of our girls have 8" dolls that we made payments on a couple of years ago that they adore, but my middle girl has been asking for a larger doll since her last birthday. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and all the beautiful dolls you have made and given away.
    angeleyz13@gmail.com

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  47. i absolutely love her hair!! She would make a wonderful addition to our family. i know my 6 year daughter would adore her as much as i do. i follow your blog via google reader!
    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  48. I love how gorgeous she is! Her hair and clothes and color selections are wintery and inspiring, especially because winter is birthday season around here.
    nettie0137(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. My favorite thing about Kendall is how she reminds of my daughter, Lucy. From the colors in her hair and clothes to the way it makes me feel just looking at her...a sweet, shy, fun little girl! We are about to have another baby and I know my girl would love to have a sweet baby doll all her own to care for while mama is caring for the baby. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Katie

    katieandrews84@gmail.com

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  50. My favorite thing about Kendall is her charm and love of everything good and sweet. She would be so welcome in our home and she would be well loved.

    Thank you for the opportunity to visit with Kendall and to make her a part of our family.

    Melissa

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

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  51. Oh my, I think she's my favorite so far! I LOVE her hair, and her little face! My daughter would adore her!

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  52. My daughter loves babies and I am sure would cherish this one as well if we were so blessed. I love that this doll has cotton candy colored hair and is so feminine! Thank you for the chance to care for her. She would be immensely loved. keke_d_83(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. Oops, I left my comment in the wrong place. I said that her beautiful eyes are as bright as my little girl's eyes, and that she would get to spend a lot of time with us in the kitchen - cooking, baking, and licking lots of spoons, as that's one of our favorite things to do. We also love her gentle face and her amazing hair!

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  55. My own little lass is full of happiness and celebration and would simply adore having Kendall to love and share her joy! My girl rejects hard dollies as they're not comfortable to snuggle with in bed. She'd love to play and bake with Kendall and help her learn to read and write too. Long, blonde hair shimmering with purple is something we wish we had! My girl loves purple and has purple boots - it looks like they were made for each other :)
    Thanks for your incredibly generous and amazing giveaways. Wishing you peace and love in 2013 xx

    angelasmart[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. My favourite thing about her is that she licks the beater just like my daughter and I! As always, she is exquisite!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    J x

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  57. She is beautiful! She looks a lot like my little girl, who just loves dolls and needs one like this to replace her ugly plastic baby doll.

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  58. beautiful again...we just wanna snuggle her...
    dionctrs at gmail dot com

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  59. I just love her little pigtails, which I also happen to be wearing today! I would love to love her until I have a daughter (hopefully soon!)

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  61. My little blonde Miss two (nearly three) would love to have Kendall join her little family. She loves dolls and dressing them up and I would love to make Kendall more clothes if she joined our family. My little girl loves to lick the beaters too so i think that Kendall would be a perfect fit for our family and especially my little girl
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Her hair is absolutely gorgeous! You outdid yourselves once again!

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  64. Kendall is just the sweetest thing you have such a talent for creating dolls with just the right spirit. I believe my granddaughter would love the opportunity to have Kendall to join their family. If Kendall came to live with Caroline she would get to have tea parties, help in the yard with daddy and make muffins with mommy. My granddaughter who has her own special needs would so benefit from having a special friend like Kendall. my email address is calmiayoung@gmail.com

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  65. When I imagine what is Kendall like, I think that she is like my 3 year old daughter, Julia, but braver. That's why I love everything about Kendall and she would have so much fun in our home. I imagine she is very independent, with lots of mysterious ideas in her head, she always has a new adventure planned, she likes going for long walks following her own footpaths and she always collects new treasures to her little pocket. So every time she is changing her clothes to go to bed, a handful of stones, sticks, berries and leaves is falling out of the little pocket. I think she will trade her treasures with Julia and they will both have loads of fun!
    The dolls you create are pure magic! I hope we will be able to take some of this magic home one day! adolce2000(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. We would love for Kendall to come and join our family. I would love to design some crocheted dresses just for her. I would love to see the pretty colours that would go with her hair. Your dolls are fantastic and each is so magical in its own special way.
    susand1408 at gmail dot com

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  67. I love her hair! How fun she looks! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  68. Oh she is beautiful! I love her green little eyes and the colors in her hair. And those clothes are to die for! Love the fabric choices! My daughter turns 9 this month. I know she would cherish this little friend. Thanks so much for the chance!

    mandiandjohn(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  69. She is beautiful! From her hair to her clothes to her round little tummy. She would fit right in to our family and my daughter's arms.
    celdridge99 at yahoo

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  70. She is beautiful, so adorable and with spirit. I'm commenting because my mum was making one for my little girl (just turned 2) but sadly passed away from a blessedly short battle with cancer before she completed her. It was devastating as she was so proud that she had found a class and was tryng something so new for her little granddaughter. We never received the half finished doll so I was never able to complete what mum started. I came across this blog and felt that may be its just fate that I've got this chance to find a buddy for my daughter.

    aimee (dot) ej (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. Also mentioned on my blog as I think what you do is amazing and generous and inspiring xx

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  72. Love the hair and her holiday spirit. She would be loved dearly by the 4 year old in my house and I would love to make her some more outfits. However, in reading the comment two above by Aimee - I would say that if I was fortunate to win, send her on to comfort that little girl and mother.

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  73. She is very pretty and wintery!!! Love her!
    chelsie_raiche@hotmail.com

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  74. I love that Kendall radiates the love and kindness that was put into making her. She is beautiful! Our five year old son would love to be her Papa. He has high anxiety and in these moments, it helps him greatly to help and nurture others. I am certain that caring for Kendall would soothe his soul. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

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  75. This doll for me is special since it reminds me of my first doll. I was and have been in love with cloth dolls ever since I can remember. This one gives a special peace feeling and I think it is because of the colors you chose for her. You can tell by your posts and by the way she has been made a lot of care has gone into making her and also looking for a home for her. I appreciate that even more since it is horrifically hard for me to part with things that mean something to me. If not mine I still hope she goes to a home where she will be preserved and cherished for a very long time.

    Good luck to all

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  76. I just finished an entry in my blog about Windfall Dolls. You can visit my blog here :)

    http://net-bansheesdesigns.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

    Ivonne

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  77. I just love her! Her hair and her clothes are beautiful. My four year old daughter would love her as a friend.

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  78. Love her hair and her boots and her pocket!! glenda seven0one at yahoo dot com

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  79. I love her hair! How fun she looks!
    mom23rs (at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. The clothes are just so beautiful. I am in the process of learning how to make a doll for my little girls. I had no idea that the process was so extensive, I will not give up and what I keep telling myself is one step at a time even if it takes me longer than I think. Thank you for making such a beautiful little doll for a a very lucky child or two. ;-)

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  81. Really nice collections....keep sharing this type of clicks...i loved it very much...
    burun estetigi

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