Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LolliPoppets Pattern Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!  I'm having another pattern giveaway!!  I've been working on a new idea for a little cloth doll with painted features and hair made from different mediums such as yarn, mohair, alpaca and braided wool.  I wanted to create an easy way of applying the hair that would allow for more options than the standard yarn hair.  
The method for applying the hair on each doll basically requires the same technique, but as you can see from the photo above, each has a different look.  The doll on the left's hair was made from braided wool, the middle one was made from a Waldorf doll yarn (smooth mohair) which can be brushed or combed and the doll on right's hair was made from combed mohair which I hand dyed a pale lavender-pink.  For the doll below, I used a Tussah silk/alpaca blend.
The facial features were traced onto their faces with a Pigma Micron pen which is waterproof and fade proof.  I then used acrylic paint to fill in the details. 
Please don't think you need to be an artist to attempt the painting, it is easy to do and I think you'll be surprised at how fun it is to decide on what colours you'll use for their irises and lips!
 The pattern will include instructions to make the doll itself, as well as the little dress shown in the photo above.  I will also explain how to paint the shoes and stripy socks.
My mom has designed the sweet little knitted dress shown above and will have the pattern available for purchase in her shop as well:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/myfairdolly
This little darling was inspired by the flappers of the 1920's.  I wrapped a length of tassel trim around her body and sewed it in place.  Her head band was made from a piece of vintage trim that my Nannykins gave to me onto which I sewed tiny silver sequins and seed beads.  I made a little choker for her neck and painted on dainty purple shoes to finish her look.

In order to win one of the new LolliPoppets patterns, please leave your name and email address in the comments area below, or on my Facebook page where I'll have a link set up specially for your info.  I will draw 6 winners on Friday, July 11.  As a bonus, the lucky winners will also receive the pattern for the little knitted dress!

Now please don't hesitate to enter, the giveaway ends soon!

Best of luck to you all :)
~Shelly xo


133 comments:

  1. I love this design, especially the flapper!
    Wendy Bethel
    webethel@gmail.com

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  2. Jacqueline Sotero
    jsm.vet@gmail.com

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  3. these girls are super sweet! thanks for holding a give-away, Shelly:) My 11yo would love to make one of these dollies!:)

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  4. Beautiful dollies! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!
    Kathy Blevins
    Kathylizblevins@gmail.com

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  5. So cute!

    Larissa Gossner
    blackasinkart@gmail.com

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  6. Thank you, as always, for sharing with us. I adore your patterns and look forward to each new one that comes out! <3

    Sara Anderson - shapedbysara@gmail.com

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  7. I always love your creations and I'm keen to try out your new hair designs :)
    Pam Robbins
    pamela.robbins5@bigpond.com

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  8. Ohh they are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! You always create such beautiful little things.
    Jamie Hunter
    bashtinyourhead@hotmail.com

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  9. Shelly everyone of them are so adorable - it would be a honor to create your "lollipoppet dolls"

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  10. So adorable! I would love to have more of your patterns. :)

    Megan Bangerter
    megan.bangerter@gmail.com

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  11. Very cute! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Tara maki
    tndmaki@gmail.com

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  12. Love this pattern
    Michelle Poppitt
    misspoppitt@optusnet.com.au

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  13. Love the pattern
    Janice Chua
    janice.chua82@gmail.com

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  14. Love love love your girls! Laurie_may101@yahoo.com

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  15. They are adorable.

    Ronnie O'Brien
    kithrobyn@gmail.com

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  16. Thank you so much for this sweet giveaway! I love your designs!!

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  17. Thanks for the chance.

    Kindra R.
    seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Debbie Gluch dgluch@hotmail.com They are just gorgeous.

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  19. adore all your patterns!

    awpyoung@hotmail.com

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  20. Heather Brinton
    tsosiebunch@hotmail.com

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  21. They are beautifull!!
    elmapluim@gmail.com

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  22. I have always wanted to learn how to make my own dolls. And these are adorable!! jenmaltobrown@gmail.com

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  23. As always I love all of your patterns.
    Twee Vo. Tweetyvo@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Love, love, love them!!!
    Tania Speed
    tania@speed360.com

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  25. Thank you! Atabanana29@gmail.com

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  26. Love.! Jennie
    Raggedraven@gmail.com

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  27. Just gorgeous!
    becka.jade@gmail.com

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  28. I love the hair options, always fun to try out new styles! tracisnider@gmail.com, thank you as always for the fun giveaway!

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  29. Fingers crossed! I love your work!!! Jessferoli@gmail.com

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  30. These are so cute, thanks for the giveaway!
    Kellene Hunter
    kellenehunter@yahoo.com

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  31. So cute!

    Linda
    Ndandut.mbee@gmail.com

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  32. Love the new look on the head placement! Love all the dolls but I love the idea of painting instead of embroidering on the eyes. I can't wait to see this pattern up in Etsy if I don't happen to win. Best of luck to everyone! :D

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  33. Jennifer Steele purplekittymtn@gmail.com

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  34. I'd love this for my mom. She has been dealing with a lot of health issues and this would give her a distraction. She loves your dolls!

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  35. Dottie Rubalcaba
    marqueeshop@gmail.com
    I am addicted to all the cuteness from Gingermelon! <3

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  36. jojocupcakes@gmail.com

    Forgot to add my email!

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  37. Love your patterns! april_olivan@yahoo.com

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  38. Adorable! Love the hair options! Deanna
    dkrushinsky@hotmail.com

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  39. I just love these dolls. Would love to win a pattern. xxx Angela Webster, info@thedaisychain.co.za

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  41. thank you for the giveaway..! I would love to be one of the lucky to win..! ^_^
    Artemi Kougioumitzoglou
    artemi7k@yahoo.gr

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! Ann Lim itzbitzart@gmail.com

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  43. Lovely little dolls. I've always been afraid to paint a face, but this would be a wonderful chance to try. I was wondering if you have to heat set the eyes to keep the acrylic from washing away.

    Laine
    paeoniadrop@hotmail.com

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  44. Count me in too please! thanks!

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  45. :)

    Anne-Aymone Peter
    cenedraborune@gmail.com

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  46. Love them as with all your patterns!!

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  47. Oh my goodness!!! I love these girls!!! I would looooove this pattern!! Stephanie Pensinger hooligan1981@aol.com

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  48. Thank you Shelley for a great giveaway love making your patterns.

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  49. OMG! OMG! OMG! Your patterns just keep getting better Shelly. <3

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  50. They are so cute!!
    Miranda
    applerabbit@outlook.com

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  52. I really love these ladies. My email susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk

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  53. I love them. Morgan
    morgan.leygonie@live.fr

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  54. wonderful love them :)
    vicky
    vikigeo3@gmail.com

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  55. Beautiful as always!!
    Amanda Roman
    Wildirishrose05@gmail.com

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  56. Gorgeous
    Angella
    angetormena@gmail.com

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  57. Love them!
    Shanna
    sfenglish@yahoo.co

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  58. jeanne, jayhug@hotmail.co.uk/

    they are absolutely gorgeous, you are very talented x

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  59. Люблю, люблю, люблю их!!!
    Наталья, istikkom@gmail.com

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  60. Absolutely love them, would love to add them to my ginger melon patterns
    Rachel
    rachel.evans5@bigpond.com

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  61. I LOVE all of your designs!!! Gorgeous as always!
    n_brinkley@optusnet.com.au

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  62. Thank you for this chance to win the pattern!
    cindy573tree@msn.com

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  63. Always admiring your work,
    Jen Pierce
    Hittyfan@gmail.com

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  64. These dollies are all so cute. It's always a real pleasure to come visit your blog and see the wonderful things you create. How I'd love to be just half talented as you are ! Thanks for this great opportunity to win a pattern. Have a nice day.
    abby297@hotmail.com

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  65. So cute!
    Maggie Moya
    Hellokotek@gmail.com

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  66. They are adorable
    Letty0508@gmail.com
    Thanks Shelly

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  67. Love them ♡
    Esther
    rgomez608@hotmail.com

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  68. Hi Shelly!

    I'm so glad to see you back and I hope you are doing well! I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Thank you so much for the kind offer - these dolls are adorable!! xo ~Angela (jadeweese10@yahoo.com)

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  70. Really cute. I love them
    Bego Bacallado
    begobdiaz@gmail.com

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  71. So adorable, I love the painted faces and different textured hair. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Christina Recchio
    mrecchio@bellsouth.net

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  72. They are adorable. You are a very talented lady.
    Thank you for the chance to win !
    Bev Roddis
    bev.roddis@gmaill.com

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  73. My daughter, Azhyr and I are in awe at how adorable your style is. You have obvious talent. We look forward to making this doll.
    Allison Booth
    Boothpartyof4@gmail.com

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  74. Maria Bonet
    miabonet@gmail.com

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  75. I love your work!
    Jamielynne Stearns
    irishbubbles813@gmail.com

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win one of your patterns ~ I love your work!
    Dawn
    dawn.sunpath@gmail.com

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  77. Holding thumbs!
    Lucretia Splinters
    lucretia69@gmail.com

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  78. Alma Grace Santander
    Almagrace.briones@gmail.com

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  79. pretty girls are coming again, adorable!!
    Yunita Arianty
    ariantyyunita@gmail.com

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  80. They look so adorably cute (or cutely adorable).
    Arlette

    maiuzanem@gmail.com

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  81. Thanks for all your inspiration! Glad to hear you're feeling better.
    Mary Anne
    Obeachbum@aol.com

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  82. Sylvia Raschella
    sylviaraschella@gmail.com

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  83. I love the faces on these dolls. mccrigler@aol.com

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  84. So pretty! Ivy_bantique@Yahoo.com

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  85. I've always admired your talent! I guess "the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree"... tell your Mom I love the little knit dress too! lausorens@aol.com

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  86. OOH !!! I would love to win one of your dolls . Alice

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  87. Amazing giveaway! I love your patterns and your work!!

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  88. Thank you for the giveaway! (Suzanne Gregg)

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  89. not sure if my comment published so here I go again. mthistle at telus.net. Thank you for this great give away, your dolls are all so lovely.Margaret

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  90. I love your dolls! hisiamone@gmail.com

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  91. Thank you Shelly for a nice summer treat!!!

    sandiesinatra@gmail.com

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  92. I have quite a few of your patterns and am still in love with those. Never attempted to paint on the faces though. I'm curious of the outcome ;).
    lyritza@outlook.com

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  93. I have no creativity, but am a great direction-follower. kraewarren@yahoo.com

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  94. Absolutely precious, like all of your sweet patterns! Thank you for the chance! :) hopefulthreads(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. Your gorgeous dolls are just so cute!!! I will have to hurry finishing all my to-make quilts as gifts so that I can resume making your dolls. I still have the patterns I purchased from you waiting for me patiently.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  96. Your little dolls are just adorable. What a cute idea. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

    Best wishes,
    Aunt Bea

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  97. Love them!

    Kimberly: kjpmcgee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Amanda at buttrflygirl420@gmail.com

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  99. Thank you for thinking of us!
    Lindsay: lindsayswickwalter (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. Love this sweet design in cloth. Hope I am lucky! ginny stevensdcj@prodigy.net

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  101. I love this design, so cute M.Grazia
    www.pettirossoinfreddolito.blogspot.com

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  102. Margarita Martinez Ugalde, I wish I am still on time for the chance to win this beautiful pattern.

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  103. They are truly adorable! You've once again made some spectacular dolls!! Xx
    Sanne Dost
    S.Dost1@hotmail.com

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  104. These are LOVELY!!! Would love to be a winner!!! All of your patterns are fabulous!!

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  105. Hi Shelly ! As usually, they are adorable !
    Thanks for the game.
    Estelle
    latourniere@gmail.com

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  106. Hi!!!! Oh!!!! These are so adorable!!!!! I would love to win the pattern!!!!!! Thank You!!!!
    carlaincrestwoodky@yahoo.com

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  107. Your dolls are absolutely amazing. I have never sewn a doll, I only knit them, but would love to try it one day :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    fanuel@centrum.sk

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  108. Your dolls (and patterns) have this lovely nostalgic style, which I love.

    Xin Wang
    xinwang_2001@yahoo.com

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  109. Hi Shelly! I totally LOOVE this new dolly pattern!!...Especially the Flapper Girl you came up with! ^ - ^

    Big Dolly Hugs!
    ~Valerie G.
    enchantedwhispersofbabyfairies@yahoo.com

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  110. I really like cloth dolls, and this one is a cutie. How did you get the variegation in the mohair that you hand-dyed? Thank you for doing a giveaway!

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  111. Oh my gosh Shelly I would love to win this pattern! My email is: simplestitchesaz@yahoo.com

    Rachelle Smith

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  112. So beautiful Shelly! You do amazing work! Andrea
    scheffer_andrea@hotmail.com

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  113. Thank you for all your beautiful work! My girls love their cotton candy dolls that I have made them and I can't wait to make them some new ones! clairemeehl@gmail.com

    Claire

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  114. These dolls (all of your dolls and animals, really) are absolutely adorable!!!

    saraflamb@gmail.com

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  115. São lindas!!! elianasassen@gmail.com

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  116. They are very cute and beautiful <3

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  117. Adorable. When the drawing is over please, please, please put this pattern up for sale. How sweet are these girls. Thank You for lighting a fire under my inspiration.
    Ann Stewart-Baker

    annsbakersdozen@yahoo.com

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  118. Love your creations.

    Saraya Fern - sfern@mybce.catholic.edu.au

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  119. wonderful designs! Full of sunshine and life!!

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  120. It´s so cute!!!!congratulations!
    Adelaide - adelaidepiva@gmail.com I'm from Brazil. tanks

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  121. Absolutely fabulous would love to make one for my granddaughter xx Joan

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  122. Absolutely fabulous would love to make one for my granddaughter xx Joan

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  123. Thanks so much for the pattern! It is toooo cute!

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  124. How did you make that? And can I get those dolls?

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  125. Hi congrats on such cute dolls love the faces.

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  126. Hello, I like your dolls very much. I would like make it. Could you please send me the pattern of the doll. Thank you very much.
    KC

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