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Thursday, 22 January 2015
This week's feature is a shop that will capture your imagination (and your heart) with its lovely handmade Waldorf inspired dolls~ elves, fairies, knight, boys and girls... and gorgeous hand dyed accessories for dolls!
{{Read on for GIVEAWAY details... you are gonna love it!}}
I have had the privilege of knowing Joyce, the Hillcountry Dollmaker, for a number of years, and more than that, having her warm and lovely creations in my home.  When I went looking for a Waldorf doll for my then-2 year old daughter, Joyce made our beautiful, button-jointed, weighted, red headed Sarah. Later, Sunny joined us to help model doll clothes. I can speak from experience to Joyce's skills and service!

Sunny & Sarah
Joyce lives in Texas with her four children.  As a homeschooling family, they make creativity a part of their every day learning and family time. Surrounded by the beautiful hill country which gives the shop its name, they have lots of nature to explore with good friends.
 
It is in this creative life and landscape that Joyce is inspired to make her toys.  Having begun making dolls for her own children, she has continued making toys with the special joy of the toymaker in bringing so much happiness to little ones near and far with her creations.
Attention to Detail

Joyce works exclusively in natural materials, with a special place in her heart for wool. Having raised sheep and angora goats in the past, she has a real love for wool's excellent qualities and versatility.  Her work with organic bamboo velour is outstanding, too~ be sure to check out her animals and doll clothing made with OBV!
 

The guiding principle for her shop is the motto "faces you can't resist"~ and looking at her dolls and fantasy creatures, you can see why.  Joyce's faces have a very distinct gentleness and appeal~ and she recognizes the importance of these faces in making connections with children and igniting their imaginative spark.
 

In this new year, Hillcountry Dollmaker hopes to offer more storybook themed dolls and creatures to help connect kids with the wonder of literature and reading. They will be welcome additions to the stand out line up of Waldorf inspired dolls and accessories in the shop ... take a peek at the dolly boat beds and the horses for the Waldorf dolls!
 
••• The Giveaway •••
Hillcountry Dollmaker is generously offering a 6" Medieval Fairy
to one winner (worldwide shipping included) chosen from the comments made on this blog post.
The winner will be chosen at 10 pm EST, Wednesday, January 28.
 
 {{The fairy is 6" tall (without vine), made of organic cotton, stuffed with wool, jointed body, mohair lock wig, silk skirt and pants, wool felt wings, hat and flower top, with antique button and loop closure. Clothes are removable, hat and wings are attached}}
••• How to Enter •••
You may leave one comment as an entry for each one of the three following tasks:
{that means you can leave 3 distinct comments/ entries!}
3) Follow Beneath the Rowan Tree on Facebook and/or here on the blog

♥♥

48 comments:

Rachel Bradley Harrison said...

Oh my goodness, that doll is perfection! All 3 steps completed!

Our Family said...

We love Joyce's dolls :) Step #1 done

Our Family said...

#2- check

Our Family said...

#3 finished too :)

angelina said...

LIke on FB !

angelina said...

Joined the doll group on FB @

angelina said...

Loved the Etsy shop, thanks guys so much !

SAPsMaMa said...

I requested to join the Dollmaker facebook page :)

SAPsMaMa said...

I already have the Etsy shop on my favorites list!

SAPsMaMa said...

I liked Beneath the Rowan Tree already :)

ginabeansprouts said...

I have liked & shared on facebook

ginabeansprouts said...

Favorites the etsy shop....oh the tiny doll on napping boat!

ginabeansprouts said...

Following beneath the Rowan tree. Thank you!

Sarah meno said...

this fairy is just adorable!

LynaJ said...

#1 done. Joined group :)

LynaJ said...

#2 done! Favorite on Etsy

LynaJ said...

#3 done. I already follow BTRT on FB and the blog. :)

MMGoode said...

Thank you for the chance for multiple entries for this lovely creation! I favorited her etsy page! <3

MMGoode said...

It appears my original comment did not post, if it's delayed, I apologize! Thank you for featuring this talented artisan! I loved reading her story. I have followed her on Facebook. :-)

MMGoode said...

Thank you again, I also follow your blog on Facebook! I love your beautiful posts!

Anonymous said...

1.) Joined the Hillcountry Dollmaker Facebook page.
Andrea Grabowski

ang_ihy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

2.) Favorited The Hillcountry Dollmaker Etsy Shop
Andrea Grabowski
ang_ihy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

3.) Followed on FB
Andrea Grabowski
ang_ihy@hotmail.com

Jana Karsnitz said...

Joined the doll group on facebook!

Jana Karsnitz said...

Favorited the shop on etsy! So many beautiful things there.

Jana Karsnitz said...

I've already liked Beneath the Rowan Tree on facebook. Thank you for the opportunity!

Alison said...

I joined the FB page.

Alison said...

I favorited the shop on etsy!

Alison said...

I like beneath the Rowan tree on FB

Nicole said...

Step 1 complete!

Nicole said...

Step 2 complete!

Nicole said...

Step 3 complete! :)

Dina C said...

I just joined her facebook page - 1st step!

Dina C said...

Her etsy shop has been added to my favourites - 2nd step!

Dina C said...

I am already following BTRT on facebook - 3rd step!

Amanda said...

I Follow on Facebook!

Amanda said...

I joined Hillcountry Dollmaker's Facebook page!

Amanda said...

I Favourited their Etsy shop!

Lauren A said...

great giveaway! #1

Lauren A said...

Favorited etsy shop

Lauren A said...

Following btrt on fb.

Lauren A said...

Following btrt on fb.

Petra Zselyem Pezsegoo said...

Done! I like to win ��

Deborah Wilkie said...

Joined the facebook page!

Deborah said...

Favourited the Etsy shop! :)

Deborah said...

Following BTRT on Facebook! <3

Anonymous said...

So unique and creative!

Amy G. said...

My daughters would love the fairy! -Favorited Etsy shop

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