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Lucy: A Handmade Cloth Doll Give-Away

May 27, 2014


I wasn’t going to publish this post until June, but I just can’t wait any longer!

Please meet Lucy.  Lucy is a 17″ Waldorf-inspired handmade cloth doll.  She is a prototype of the pattern I’m calling the Sunshine Doll*, by November Morning Dolls.  So much dreaming and sketching and sewing went into the creation of this pattern and I’m thrilled to now have Lucy sitting (independently!) in front of me.  To celebrate this new doll as well as my oh-so-hopeful venture in to doll-making, Lucy is up for give-away.

Lucy is approximately 17″ tall.  She is stuffed to a medium firmness with lovely eco-wool.  Her skin is organic cotton interlock knit.  Her hair is a soft, carrot colored mohair.  Lucy wears a simple cotton purple dress, a cotton pinafore, and little cotton bloomers as well.  Her cap is knitted and her shoes are crocheted, both of soft merino wool.  All of her clothing was made by me.  Lucy’s facial features are hand embroidered with cotton floss.  Her freckles are carefully drawn on with permanent archival quality ink.  Her rosy glow is achieved with the help of beeswax.  As a prototype, Lucy does have a few quirks.  None of these things, however, are anything I would consider a major flaw, only the stuff of a doll maker finding her way.

If you would like to bring Lucy home to you, all you have to do is comment on this post.  That’s it.  As I am trying to spread awareness of my dolls and doll-making, shares of this post are appreciated but not required for the give-away.  The only thing I ask is that if Lucy must ever be re-homed, please keep with the spirit in which this post is written and give her.  She is not intended to ever be sold.

Lucy is not appropriate for a child under the age of three or a child that still puts things in his or her mouth.

I’ll pick a winner on June 21st, 2014.

I hope you love Lucy as much as I do.  I’ll be sure to share more photos in the coming weeks.

Good luck!

PS  Should you already know that you want a doll and do not wish to try your luck in the give-away, I have one custom spot available for June, along with one spot available for July.  Also feel free to drop me an email.

*In the future I hope to offer a few different sizes and styles of doll.  I thought it best to start naming the different styles now.

 Comments are closed and the winner has been notified.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that entered!


  1. Angela permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:17 am

    I would love for Lucy to come live with me! I just love your dolls and would be so excited to have one of my own. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  2. Sonia Torres permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:18 am

    So so precious. Love her

  3. Shannon permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:23 am

    she is beautiful <3

  4. May 27, 2014 10:24 am

    Oh my gosh, Carrie, she is adorable! The way she sits is so cute and I love her hoodie! Since my little babe is still too young to appreciate her, I would make sure she is well protected until she can be loved appropriately. (though I would love her in the meantime!)

  5. Mindy permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:24 am

    Very exciting! I love freckle faced dolls. I am a red headed freckle faced women and all of my kids have freckles. They would love to get a doll that has the same features as them. Thanks for such an opportunity!

  6. Anne Bladyka permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:26 am

    She’s gorgeous.

  7. Eliza permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:28 am

    what a sweet doll!

  8. Amy H. permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:33 am

    Great job mama! She is just lovely!!

  9. Tiffany Brors permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:33 am

    She is beautiful!!

  10. May 27, 2014 10:33 am

    Beautifully doll :)

  11. Hallie permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:37 am

    Oh my goodness, I love Lucy!!!! She would be welcomed into our loving home by two little girls that love their babies!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  12. maranda permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:39 am

    Oh my goodness she is adoreable. I would love to give Lucy a home with my girls.

  13. May 27, 2014 10:41 am

    Absolutely adorable. I know another freckled little one that would adore her! Thanks so much for your generosity.

  14. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:43 am

    What a beautiful sweet dolly. Great job on her outfit too. <3

  15. May 27, 2014 10:43 am

    This is by far my favorite of your dolls!!!! Can’t pass up the opportunity to win her! <3

  16. Julie D. permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:44 am

    I love Lucy! She’s wonderful. My daughter would love to be her forever home.

  17. May 27, 2014 10:46 am

    Such a sweet girl.

  18. Jessica Davis permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:47 am

    She is beautiful!

  19. Lindsey W. permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:48 am

    So pretty, I love her red hair! My girls would love her :-)

  20. Val permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:53 am

    Lucy is adorable. I love her red hair & freckles. She would love living with me and meeting my other dollies.

  21. May 27, 2014 10:56 am

    So happy for you!!! I know a sweet little girl that would love to give Lucy a home!!!

  22. Amanda permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:57 am

    Oh, I am kind of in love with her cap and botties! I showed her to K and her response was “I want to find her at the park and love her. She is cute.” <3 (The park because Lucy is sitting in grass)

  23. Kathy permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:01 am

    Lucy is absolutely beautiful.

  24. Kathy LaRue-Pearson permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:02 am

    She very cute and I would make sure she care for thank you for the chance

  25. May 27, 2014 11:02 am

    Beautiful! My daughter would LOVE her!!

  26. Heather Mitchell permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:04 am

    She is adorable :) Anna would love her!!

  27. Amy permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:07 am

    What a wonderful doll! My girls just love the red hair and freckles :)

  28. Crissy Karns permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:11 am

    She is soo cute! Great Job seeing your new creations!

  29. Eve Tobin-Caron permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:14 am

    She is beautiful :) My daughter has one Waldorf doll and she would make a lovely friend for her. Thanks for the chance.

  30. thejollyrogersfamily permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:18 am

    Lucy’s features are just precious. And her little crochet hat and booties are the cherries on top! My daughters would be over the moon for her!

  31. May 27, 2014 11:18 am

    I think this is your best work yet! The way you did her mouth gives her great pudgy little cheeks! I would love to have her as part of my new daycare. :-)

  32. michelle permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:20 am

    She is lovely. Great giveaway!

  33. Alicia Albert permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:22 am

    She’s beautiful! I’ve never seen any doll like her. I’ve always loved dolls. When I was a kid, I prayed God would make them alive. :) Wonderful job making her have such an adorable face! She’s amazing!

  34. Karen permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:22 am

    I would love this doll for our Waldorf-inspired co-op class and playgroup. She is beautiful!

  35. Claire W permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:22 am

    What a beauty! Love the spirit of this giveaway ❤

  36. May 27, 2014 11:23 am

    Your dolls are so adorable! Someday I’m gonna fill one of those spots, but for now I’ll try my luck? :) I have six girls, you know…. :)

  37. Aimee permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:29 am

    My wonderful friend and co-creater of our nonprofit, Kari, showed me your dolls and I am so excited over the possibility of winning Lucy for my four year old daughter!

  38. Tanneill Warczak permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:37 am

    We would to bring Lucy into our home. She is a beautiful doll. Thanks for the genorosity. My daughter would love her.

  39. Scarlett Wadey permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:50 am

    what a beautiful girl! her freckles are just adorable!!! xxx

  40. Sasha M permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:50 am

    She is beautiful! We would love to give her a home with my girls.

  41. Karen permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:51 am

    She is beautiful & we’d love for her to live with us! Thank you for the opportunity!

  42. Rebecca Coon permalink
    May 27, 2014 11:56 am

    Lucy is beautiful!!!I would love to give her a home, and give her to my daughter as a new best friend.

  43. Shannon Boyd permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:02 pm

    Beautiful! So sweet!!!

  44. Emily Case Belote permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:02 pm

    I love Lucy, she is precious! I know my Jolene would love her too!

  45. Cheryl permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:06 pm

    Love her, she would be a welcome addition to our house. Thanks :)

  46. Beth Workman permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:13 pm

    What a darling little one! I would love to win, but in any case will certainly spread the word about your lovely dolls to the families at the preschool where I work.

  47. May 27, 2014 12:15 pm

    Wow what an amazing opportunity. She is absolutely beautiful and so is your heart. Thank you xo

  48. Cynthia Watkins permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:17 pm

    She’s absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the opportunity, and wishing you much success in your new doll making adventure.

  49. meggurl permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:21 pm

    She is beautiful. <3 Very excited for a chance to give her a great home. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  50. claire permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:33 pm

    oh my! so gorgeous! i hope to have her for my daughter. thank you!

  51. Eva permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:07 pm

    What a gorgeous friend she would be to my young daughter! I especially love her little crochet shoes :)

  52. May 27, 2014 1:18 pm

    She is just precious! My daughters would love to share their room with her. :)

  53. Melissa permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    She looks beautiful! My 2 year old would love her as my first attempt at doll making was not so great and she is wanting one very badly. Thank you for doing a giveaway!

  54. May 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    She is beautiful. I would rehouse her straight away and I’ll tell you why. My Dad is in a hospice now. I visited today and thought what he needs now is a teddy or a Lucy. I would take her to the hospice for one of the older people to cherish and cuddle. I can’t think why I never thought before today that older people might need a Teddy, but there we are. And if the staff thought she was not suitable for this task and I’m sure she would be she would go towards fund raising for the hospice as a prize.. maybe Guess her name.
    Thanks for this chance.

  55. melissa permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:23 pm

    What a lovely doll. We would be happy to welcome her home here but I know she will make any child very happy!

  56. Jenny S permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:25 pm

    Gorgeous doll! And June 21st is my birthday! :D WOuld love to share her with my 4 children. Thank you!

  57. Sarah permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:26 pm

    My sweet little Lucie would LOVE if your Lucy would come live with us!

  58. May 27, 2014 1:28 pm

    What a lovely doll. I would love for her to join our home.

  59. Amanda Smith permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:35 pm

    Such personality in her sweet face! Thank you for the chance!

  60. Julie permalink
    May 27, 2014 1:38 pm

    Love her!

  61. Catt permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:11 pm

    She is ever so sweet! Good luck with your venture. I have made one Waldorf doll, but haven’t had time to make one for my second daughter.

  62. Layla Debevec permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:17 pm

    I would love Ms. Lucy for my first girl coming in just a few short months!!

  63. Amber p permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:20 pm

    She is lovely. I know my daughter would love her! Thank you!

  64. May 27, 2014 2:21 pm

    Thank you so much we would love her!!!

  65. Sarah R permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:41 pm

    Lucy would find a loving home here with my 4 year old, who loves to nurture and snuggle. Thank you for the chance, and I’ll be checking back for custom spots closer to Christmas!

  66. Misty permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:42 pm

    She’s beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win her.

  67. Kory permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

    We are wanting a doll for my younger daughter’s birthday in July (she’s turning three and wants a waldorf style doll like big sissy). They are a bit out of range for us right now so this would be a great blessing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  68. Heather permalink
    May 27, 2014 2:55 pm

    Such an adorable little buddy for a child!

  69. May 27, 2014 3:10 pm

    She is DARLING. I have tried my hand at Waldorf doll making (with purchased patterns) and there is such an art to it! I can’t quite capture the life in the face as you have! We would love to give Lucy a home.

  70. rahime permalink
    May 27, 2014 3:12 pm


  71. May 27, 2014 3:39 pm

    She is beautiful! nice job, i love her long limbs, very cuddly looking.

  72. Ivey permalink
    May 27, 2014 3:46 pm

    My two little ones would love Lucy!

  73. May 27, 2014 4:11 pm

    So adorable!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  74. May 27, 2014 4:11 pm

    She’s beautiful!

  75. Kelli Llewellyn permalink
    May 27, 2014 4:12 pm

    Lucy is quite lovely… to have her join our family <3

  76. celdridge99 permalink
    May 27, 2014 4:19 pm

    Wow! She is absolutely lovely.

  77. Jennifer Schulz permalink
    May 27, 2014 4:30 pm

    I have a red-headed freckled face girl who would just love this doll!

  78. May 27, 2014 4:31 pm

    She is just lovely. Thank you for the chance

  79. sherry Carducci permalink
    May 27, 2014 4:35 pm

    She is just lovely! We would love her to come home to us!

  80. May 27, 2014 4:43 pm

    So, I’m cruising the sewing category on my lunch hour, and see this little cutie. My best friend’s granddaughter is named Lucy, and this would be the PERFECT gift for her birthday!!

  81. May 27, 2014 5:15 pm

    Oh, she’s beautiful! I’m pretty sure I know a child who would love this little girl to pieces. :)

  82. Gabi permalink
    May 27, 2014 5:32 pm

    She’s adorable! Can’t wait to see who gets to bring her home :)

  83. May 27, 2014 5:42 pm

    I love this cute fiery girl! :)

  84. Carrie Duncan permalink
    May 27, 2014 6:46 pm

    So lovely!! My daughter would love her! <3

  85. Denise permalink
    May 27, 2014 7:14 pm

    Lucy is beautiful.

  86. Hannah permalink
    May 27, 2014 7:28 pm

    Lucy is adorable! We would give her a loving home. :)

  87. kristina labman permalink
    May 27, 2014 7:43 pm

    Lucy is adorable and my daughter has never owned a Waldorf doll.

  88. Laura permalink
    May 27, 2014 8:15 pm

    Would love for Lucy to be my daughter’s first Waldorf doll.

  89. Sarah dibben permalink
    May 27, 2014 8:30 pm

    She is great!!

  90. beth permalink
    May 27, 2014 8:35 pm

    She is precious!

  91. Amy Schmidt permalink
    May 27, 2014 8:51 pm

    Love, love her! We are adopting a baby girl in June and would love to have this for her as her first family heirloom. <3

  92. May 27, 2014 9:42 pm

    I LOVE this doll that so reminds of my own sweet, freckled, red-head. I would love to have Lucy come live with us. :)

  93. Lisa permalink
    May 27, 2014 10:04 pm

    My daughter would love her! I’m hoping to learn how to make dolls too, but until that happens, Lucy would be a wonderful companion for my Tessa. :)

  94. Jessica permalink
    May 28, 2014 12:10 am

    She is lovely!

  95. Marshall permalink
    May 28, 2014 12:46 am

    She is gorgeous! Great job finding your own style. Thank you!

  96. May 28, 2014 1:13 am

    Adorable. And how great it would be to have a doll that’s filled with so much love

  97. May 28, 2014 1:16 am

    I would love to welcome Lucy into my family. She would be forever cherished.

  98. Jess F permalink
    May 28, 2014 1:28 am

    What a perfectly lovely friend you have created! Thanks for the generous opportunity!!

  99. Erica permalink
    May 28, 2014 10:13 am

    She’s such a beauty!!!

  100. Haley Krouse permalink
    May 28, 2014 11:37 am


  101. May 28, 2014 3:58 pm

    Oh my goodness, she is beautiful! We would all love her to bits I’m sure!

  102. Stacey permalink
    May 28, 2014 7:24 pm

    She’s ADORABLE!

  103. May 28, 2014 7:50 pm

    I love her!

  104. Sheila permalink
    May 28, 2014 10:50 pm

    I love her! My two daughters would too

  105. Debbie Clauer permalink
    May 30, 2014 8:09 am

    She is beautiful!! Looks just perfect.

  106. May 30, 2014 9:35 am

    Wow! She is beautiful, and would love to bring Lucy home to our family!

  107. May 31, 2014 1:47 am

    She is gorgeous! We’d love to have her come live with us!

  108. Ali permalink
    June 2, 2014 1:37 am

    Lucy would be very welcome in our home!
    She is fabulous. I love her already x

  109. Samantha Odi permalink
    June 2, 2014 2:48 am

    Oh wow! What an amazing doll! We would love for Lucy to come live with us! My daughter Lauren will be starting Kinder this fall and Lucy would be the perfect companion for a new beginning for my sweet daughter.

  110. June 3, 2014 9:54 am

    I literally gasped when I originally saw you were giving away Lucy! I’m so in love with your dolls and everything that you put into them. I would LOVE to make this Layla’s first doll! Squeeeeeee!

  111. Anya Mosher permalink
    June 3, 2014 10:55 am

    My daughter Lucille (Lucie) would just LOVE your Lucy doll! :)

  112. June 3, 2014 1:48 pm

    She’s lovely :-)

  113. Megan permalink
    June 3, 2014 2:19 pm

    She is gorgeous. My 6 year old would be in love!!!

  114. Dan permalink
    June 3, 2014 2:31 pm

    Awesome! My niece would absolutely love this!

  115. Erin permalink
    June 3, 2014 2:47 pm

    Beautiful!!! How creative and unique.

  116. June 3, 2014 3:13 pm

    Very nice. My granddaughter would love this!

  117. teacritter permalink
    June 4, 2014 7:54 am

    This is so blindingly cute, my niece would love this! :O

  118. jean permalink
    June 4, 2014 12:49 pm

    this grandmother and great grandmother would love to have lucy.

  119. June 16, 2014 2:09 pm

    Oh My how adorable! My 4 year old Lily would love Lucy! I think they would be the best of friends as they both love purple and spending the day in the garden <3 Lily and Lucy — has a nice ring to it;) thank you for your generosity offering such a personal handmade gift <3

  120. June 20, 2014 3:26 pm

    I would love to have Lucy join my family! My 5 year old daughter has a well-loved Waldorf inspired doll that absolutely needs a friend. Luna (her doll/bff) would be a perfect older sister to Lucy – she is such a beautiful doll – thank you for offering your hard work to make someone happy!

  121. Teresa Draper permalink
    June 20, 2014 9:10 pm

    If I win her, she will become a family heirloom and be handed down from generation to generation!!!!!

  122. Alexis Underwood permalink
    June 21, 2014 2:15 pm

    Lucy is beautiful! My daughter Willow would love to grow up with her!


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