Wooden Dolls Giveaway

My last giveaway was so fun I thought I’d do one more for the holidays. The prize this time is two of my wooden dolls, complete with vintage fabric doll clothes that I just sewed yesterday. The dolls are solid maple and finished with food grade beeswax. My kids, nieces and nephews have been playing with these doll sets for a couple of years now. They especially like taking the velcro clothes on and off.

If you want to be entered to “win” this pair of dolls then simply leave a comment on this post. (Make sure your post contains an email or link to your blog so I have some way of contacting you if you win.) On Friday morning (December 10) I will randomly pick the winner from all those who have left a comment.  I will ship world-wide so anyone can enter if they’d like!

UPDATE: The contest is over. See results on the following post!


  1. vildkatten
    December 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I am sure my baby would love those, and as his mum I would love for him to have something nice to play with.


  2. Uli
    December 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Of course I want these, but I also want to thank you for the best and most doable ideas!

  3. Flotsam Friends
    December 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Oh Joel, from the biggest quirky doll fan in the world... I so need these. Pruxxx

  4. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    this is my new go to website for ideas for the rainy days here in OR


  5. Amy
    December 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I love the simplicity!

  6. Lauren
    December 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    My two year old would LOVE these!

  7. Lauren
    December 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Forgot to leave my email: lreyesgibbs at hotmail dot com.

  8. S
    December 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pick me! My baby second cousin would adore them!

  9. spatulater
    December 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    My daughter (and I) would love to win. Fingers crossed!

  10. Kati
    December 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    What cute little dolls! I'd love to win these for my son!

    katisknowland @ gmail.com

  11. youstitched
    December 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    mmmm....love them - let them come live with my kids in scotland - will make them kilts, i promise!

  12. Rachel
    December 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm


  13. Dame de Carreau
    December 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    SImples et efficaces, elles ont tout pour plaire aux petits... merci si vous me sélectionnez!
    Simple and effective, they have everything to please youngs... thank you if you select me!

  14. ale balanzario
    December 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I would love to win your lovely dolls. :)

  15. Else M Tennessen
    December 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Joel, as always, these are fabu! It's so nice to see all the wonderful things you make for your children. They are lucky to have a dad like you. I'd love to win these!

  16. sweetpea
    December 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Cute! Love them and would love to give them as a gift to a friend with kids!

  17. leah
    December 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your style.
    Thanks for the daily dose of beauty x


  18. Jen Craun
    December 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    how sweet! Me! Me! Me!!

  19. Caroline
    December 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm


  20. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    My kids would love these! I love your blog! rpowellherbold@gmail.com

  21. Our Service Crew
    December 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    can we buy these or order some? gregnmich@hotmail.com

  22. Kellie
    December 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my goodness - these are awesome!! Any chance you might sell some?

    I have a 2.5 year old girl, and an (almost) 8mo old girl. These would be so perfect... dolls are that cute, tactile, but not a choking hazard. Love it!

    If you do sell some soon, they would solve my mystery as to what to get for my sister's daughter. Please?

  23. rada
    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you!Greetings from Finland :)


  24. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Wow! So cute!
    Thanks you for the chance to win!



  25. Lucy Monkman
    December 8, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Simply Fantastic.

  26. CC
    December 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    These are too cute!

  27. Mitali Ruths
    December 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    These dolls are absolutely lovely. Simple, natural, and perfect for little people's imaginations.

  28. yehoudith
    December 9, 2010 at 12:11 am

    they are just simply wonderful.
    i love your wood works.
    thanks for sharing.

  29. Goga
    December 9, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I adore all the things you create!

  30. olimomok
    December 9, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Ooh, *I* would love these! Okay, if I get them, I will share them with my son :)

  31. kate
    December 9, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Joel we would love to have them in

  32. arm
    December 9, 2010 at 1:43 am

    My kids would love these. We really enjoy all the crafts you post.


  33. Cecile
    December 9, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hi Joel,
    Thank you for your wonderful blog. You've changed my point of view on toys.

  34. Nancy
    December 9, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for the giveaway Joel, I always enjoy visiting your blog to see your amazing creations. My 10 month old boy enjoys waking up to look at his red owl mobile in the window each day, thank you for helping put a smile on his face. Would love to win these dolls; happy holidays!

  35. Patty
    December 9, 2010 at 3:15 am

    These would be perfect for twin niece and nephew!

    patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

  36. Curly Birds
    December 9, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Joel, these are really cool.

  37. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Absolutely adorable! I'd love to win these for my grandson and granddaughter!


    rositatony (at) yahoo (dot) com

  38. Patricia C
    December 9, 2010 at 3:35 am

    So wonderful and simple. My boys would love these. Thanks! chavezdaus@yahoo.com

  39. Jennifer
    December 9, 2010 at 3:37 am

    These would be treasured by my boys!


  40. Lisa Readman
    December 9, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Very cool. I love the simplicity. Really leaves room for creativity.

  41. Colin & Tammy
    December 9, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I love these!


  42. Katie Rabbit
    December 9, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I absolutely love your blog. The minimalism and make-do-with-what's-around-you art and toys you make just make my day. Some of the cardboard box dollhouses remind me of what I used to try to make as a child. I will definitely be using your ideas for my future children. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    kpolatsek at yahoo dot com

  43. Natalie (tiny and little)
    December 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Fantastic giveaway. I'd love to enter, my boys would adore these.

  44. Crystal
    December 9, 2010 at 5:19 am


  45. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 5:26 am

    pick me! Pick me! I can't wait to name them...


  46. Erin @ Letter Soup
    December 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    These are such a great idea!

  47. dianne
    December 9, 2010 at 5:40 am

    These look like a lot of fun!
    jmclean at mts dot net

  48. ginigin
    December 9, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas for all the children. I would love to win these dolls for the little ones I work with.

  49. k.morrison
    December 9, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Joel, I just love everything you put up on this site. These people are just beautiful.

  50. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Hi joel, i just love these dolls and so would my kids, all the way across the world in Cape Town, South Africa. Christy. christy@rycatprojects.org

  51. kristine
    December 9, 2010 at 6:36 am

    You always have fun ideas for kids!! thanks.
    I do the cherio box with the furniture, it's was a very good time with my son.
    Have a good day.

  52. Cassi
    December 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I love the simplicity of these dolls. Count me in.

  53. Joannax3lyn
    December 9, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Oh how precious! my mom would ADORE these. :]


  54. amber
    December 9, 2010 at 7:09 am

    love the simplicity of the dolls and clothing! all of your designs inspire me to get to work creating with my kids!

  55. Erin
    December 9, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I love that these are so simple, but great for little ones imagination! My toddler class would love them.

  56. Keem
    December 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

    These would make a great cake topper for my sister's upcoming wedding!

  57. Mim
    December 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Oh, so so sweet! You are very clever!!! My 3yr old son would love these. Can I please enter the competition? Thanks so much,
    mad_mim at hotmail dot com

  58. JaneWild
    December 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

    These are AWESOME! Thank you for the chance to win them! I love the clothes.

  59. Maha
    December 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sooo cute !!!! I would like to have them !
    Maha (maha_moghabghab27@yahoo.ca)

  60. Kaffiknopf
    December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Oh how super Cuts thank you!!!

  61. Kristi
    December 9, 2010 at 10:44 am


  62. jennc
    December 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

    these are so cute and so clever. I love the sweet simple design. pick me please!


  63. kimberly
    December 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Thank you Joel for so generously sharing your creative ideas so freely. Our family eagerly awaits each and every activity you share.


  64. Marta G.G.
    December 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    They are so sweet! I want to play with them too!

    Kisses from Spain,

    Marta G.G.

  65. silvia
    December 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    j'adore ! bravo !

  66. missweb
    December 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I find your projects so inspiring! We're big fans in our house! Thanks for the chance to win.

  67. Dominika
    December 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I really like your blog! The ideas and the toys you make are brilliant! Thank you!

  68. Julie
    December 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Looking forward to the release of your book. The dolls are perfect.

  69. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Joel
    We are interested in your giveaway too. Please count us in as they are cute for 2 little girls; one each.

    thank you for all you great ideas
    though i cannot make as great as yours it give me inspiration.

    ajaranak AT yahoo dot com

  70. Lilou the Frog
    December 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Of course I play ! (370 comments ???? How are you going to do ??)

  71. Diana
    December 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I like your work. Lovely dolls.
    Your blog is a great source of inspiration.


  72. Holly
    December 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    My boys would love these! hollystout@gmail.com

  73. Taikatta
    December 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Would love to win it! (Taikatta from Hungary)

  74. Sarah
    December 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    These are so wonderful! My son and daughter would love them.

  75. Sabina Herrera
    December 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    They are gorgeous and they want to visit Costa Rica!!!

  76. Sabina
    December 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    They are gorgeous and they want to visit Costa Rica!!! sabinaherrera@costarricense.cr

  77. Kylie
    December 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    browsing around for modern dollhouse furniture and came across your blog, loved your beautiful dollhouse furniture i stayed to look at other posts you made. three hours later, still browsing. am a visual arts teacher and am in love with the simplicity and thoughtfulness of what you make.


  78. Simone
    December 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love you blog although I just read and almost never comment. But I would really LOVE to with this couple.

    my blog is: http://simoneskrimskrams.blogspot.com

  79. Nancy Ward
    December 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm


    Wanted you to know I posted a link to your blog today on mine, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward

  80. katrina
    December 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I love these- just made a small house for my daughter and they would be the perfect inhabitants!

  81. Amber
    December 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    My daughter would love these!

  82. Sarah
    December 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Wonerful toy! Fabulous website!!! I've got two little ones who would love playing with these. Thanks for the giveaway! smprescodatgmaildotcom

  83. Evelyne
    December 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    They are absolutely beautiful!

    prioux (at) phare.normalesup.org

  84. Knitting with Beer
    December 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Love them! They are great for little hands.

  85. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    just love your inspirational blog+would be happy to win anything made by you!thanks for the chance&all the best from germany,angelika
    e-mail: claudius.hoeschen@sfcnrw.de

  86. melonkelli
    December 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    So beautiful!

    melonkelli AT gmail DOT com

  87. medina family
    December 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    You have such creative ideas. THanks for the giveaway!


    suzcluz at hotmail dot com

  88. ACH
    December 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Yes! Count us in :-) The dolls are lovely!

  89. learning table
    December 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    These are so cute! I'd love some for my kids.

  90. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    2 cute! we would love 'em.

  91. straightlines
    December 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    So cute! I can't decide if i want them for myself or for my kids!

  92. Elizabeth @ Ucreate with Kids
    December 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    How fun it would be to win those cute dolls! Love them and all your amazing ideas! :)

  93. Meg
    December 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Love these!

  94. Celeste
    December 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    My littles would adore this!

  95. photolynn
    December 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I love your blog and all your creative ideas. I would love to win these dolls for my kids lynnyasin@yahoo.com

  96. monica
    December 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Bonjour Joel, I love your creative way of making things! You are so inventive! Thank you to share all this with us! Pls keep on this way!
    Happy Christmas from France and lovely dools!


  97. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Dear Joel. The kids in my fantastic library in Denmark would love to play with these! Thanks for inspiration :)

  98. le banc moussu
    December 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    allmost 400 comments! I've never seen that before.
    that's the proof your dolls are really nice.
    Hi from Paris under the snow.

  99. Lynn
    December 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I am using your reindeer card at my kid's club this week, we really enjoyed the woodpecker as well. Love the dolls- I am collecting toys for my grand-daughter, hope I win.

  100. bklopst
    December 9, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! So i'm number 401 in line!!!
    Goes to show!!


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