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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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time for a GIVEAWAY!

Moondoggie is the GRAND PRIZE for the Once Upon A Doll 1000 Likes Contest and FREE to the lucky winner of this Giveaway—all you need to do is pay shipping ($25.00 for US shipping, exact shipping for International)

Meet Moondoggie, a happy little surfer dude as a Waldorf-esque doll. He is 13 inches tall, and his hair is made of 5 different handspun wool art yarns by various wool artists to remind us of the ocean waves he loves so much.  Moondoggie’s surfboard was made by my son (for display or delicate play only) of wood, and his outfit was handmade for him by Blissality. His two tone sandals were made by me of 100% wool felt and stiffener. Moondoggie is NOT intended for small children or children who still put things in their mouths (especially the surfboard).

Second place is a green dragon kimono robe and clay play sushi for a doll:

Third place is a golden flower kimono robe and clay play sushi for a doll:

Second and Third Prize are FREE, winner only pays $5.00 shipping.

This giveaway will start today Tuesday July 22 and ends Sunday July 27 at midnight pacific time. Winners will be announced on Monday July 28.

There are three ways to enter to win:

1) Become a follower of the Once Upon A Doll BLOG and post a comment under this blog post stating that you are a follower.

2) Like the Once Upon A Doll Facebook page and post one comment under the photo of Moondoggie that is pinned to the top of the FB page. https://www.facebook.com/OnceUponADoll 

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

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!


  1. Love your dolls :-) your RTG are always sooooo different :-) love to follow your journey

  2. Stalking your blog :) Moondoggie is adorable and Kaylee needs a kimono! Congrats on 1k LIKES!

  3. Following! Goldilock Puppylove on FB.

  4. Still following! <3 We love you, Moondoggie!! xoxo

  5. You sister Bubbles and I are following you!

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  7. Your so talented! Following!

  8. I am a follower and I am in <3 with Moondoggie!

  9. Love him! Liked, shared and following!

  10. Following! I love him so much!

  11. Followed you through my work email, veteransrealtyak.com.

  12. following. amazing artistry

  13. Following! Love your style, these dolls and accessories are beautiful!