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Once Upon A Doll began with my own love of dolls, especially hand made. My kids and I collect, play with, and love our dolls, and eventually I began to make dolls of my own. Although my dolls are based upon the principles of Waldorf doll making--natural and sustainably harvested materials (like wool stuffing and cotton interlock), hand spun and dyed wool yarns for hair, hand made doll clothes, 100% wool felt for shoes--my dolls cannot be called strictly Waldorf (more Waldorf-esque), as they have definite personalities, larger & more expressive eyes, and playful mouths. Once Upon A Doll features enchanted dolls made in the Waldorf tradition with a storybook theme for that special child in your life or the discriminating collector of handmade dolls.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Giveaway Time!!!


GIVEAWAY Appreciation for Once Upon A Doll Friends!!!

Vanellope is FREE to the lucky winner of this Giveaway—all you need to do is pay shipping ($18.00 for US shipping or exact shipping for International)


Meet Vanellope as a Waldorf-esque doll. She is 13 inches tall, and her lovely candy-filled hair was hand spun especially for her by Yarn Rescue, with the softest wool and lots of Angelina sparkle. The candies and sprinkles throughout her hair are handmade from clay and spun into her hair, and her licorice hair tie was hand made for her by my son out of bendy clay. Her lovely outfit was handmade especially for her by Molly’s Playground, and she wears the cutest shiny zip up black boots as well. I used a very special variegated floss in different colors of brown and green to hand embroider her pretty hazel eyes.


Vanellope’s candy-studded hair is quite delicate and also poses a choking hazard, so she is NOT intended for small children or children who will play roughly with her. She is perfect for gentle play, decorating your child’s room, or for the doll collector.

This giveaway will start today Saturday February 8th and ends Monday February 10th at 3pm pacific time.


There are three ways to enter to win:

1) Become a follower of this blog and post a comment on this post on this blog stating that you are a follower.

2) Like the Once Upon A Doll Facebook page and post one comment under Vanellope’s photo that states why you love either the Vanellope the character or Vanellope the doll.

3) After posting under the appropriate FB photo, SHARE the photo with your FB friends. After sharing, please post an additional comment stating that you “shared” for the third entry.


This giveaway ends Monday February 10th at 3pm pacific time. The winner will be chosen randomly and then announced on both the blog and Facebook page. Winner has 48 hours to claim her/his prize, but if we do not hear from the winner in 48 hours then another winner will be chosen.

Thank you so much for loving Once Upon A Doll!  J

48 comments:

  1. She's ADORABLE! And I'm following you through so many places that I feel like a stalker j/k LOL!

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  2. Following your blog! Your dolls are adorable!

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  3. I'm an avid follower of your work! I would love to own one of your dolls! :-D

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  4. Follower and lover of all of your dolls :) The fabulous Candy hair is killer :) Great Job Momma :)

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  5. Follower WOW what an amazing Doll- She is perfect for my children- fingers and toes crossed.

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  6. amazing doll, as always, love your creativity!

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  7. Have always loved your creations and she is definitely my favorite. So full of sass and spirit and personality! Also following your Blog!

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  8. Following! I think she is just soo much FUN!

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  9. Following, love this pretty little doll with her cool hair!!!

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  10. Love the candy spun into her hair. Vanellope's spunkyness reminds me of my daughter! following!

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  11. Following! She's really awesome! While I'm working on Ralph, I've often thought, "Oh I wish I could have done Vanellope!" hehe

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  12. following. She is really lovely!!

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  13. Love you and love her! She is amazing. <3 (follower, of course.)

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  14. Blog follower. Love this little bit of heaven. I'm Rhondoll Messy Buns on FB.

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  15. I'm a follower of your blog and FB page! Love this Vanellope! You did a great job!

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  16. I am now a follower of both your blog and facebook page! This is a fabulous Vanellope! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. Please Pick me!! This would be amazing!!!!! i am hoping to get to go to disney world for my daughters birthday in december and she would love love love this!!! -Deanna Hollins Leras

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  18. Following! She's so sweet! <3

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  19. I am a follower. I LOVE all your dolls.But I am so in LOVE with Vanellope . She is so GORGEOUS she takes my breath away.
    Thank You so much for the chance.

    BIG HUGS to you...
    Austina

    fb link https://www.facebook.com/austina.keyesbosco

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  20. Oh my goodie-goodie-gumdrops kid...I love her candy ridden hair! I hope I can stick my hands out and catch her as the postman brings her to me! HA!!!

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  21. She's really spectacular! I'm following :)

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  22. Love her, nice work! Following. :)

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  23. Following your blog *and* Pinterest page. Love her!!! :)

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  24. Following by email! Fingers crossed that we bring her home!

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  25. Following :) she is very cute!!

    Amanda Pinder

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  26. She looks so much like the character! So cool!

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  27. Following...she is amazing..as is all your work <3
    Klondikepup@yahoo.com

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  28. Following…and she is so cute! I just love all your dolls but know my daughter would be especially head over heels for this doll. So we are crossing fingers and toes! :)

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