Giveaway: Warm Sugar

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

This giveaway has ended.  Check back on Saturday, December 4 for the winner!

Today I’m giving away an adorable handmade doll from Warm Sugar. This would be the perfect give for the little girl in your family, or for any of the young at heart really.

My daughter loves snuggling with her doll, Marla, and taking her for walks, but I wouldn’t mind this little beauty gracing my desk or a bookshelf; she’s that adorable.

Learn more about Warm Sugar and how to win a sweet doll.

Warm Sugar is an etsy shop, owned by Shannon Jefferson, who has been featured in a variety of publications and websites including MTV New Zealand, Country Living Magazine, and Her dolls have made their way to many online shops and boutiques worldwide.

As if the cuteness of these dolls wasn’t enough, one of my favorite things about the Warm Sugar dolls is the repurposed materials that Shannon uses, adding to their uniqueness. The dolls in her shop can be found “dressed” in repurposed fabrics such as tablecloths, sweaters, suede jackets, and often include vintage buttons.

The Warm Sugar doll we received seems very durable, despite being handmade. The beanie and shoes have a tendency to slip off, so I just make sure to keep an eye on them since my daughter is only three, and not at the most careful of ages.

Shannon also does lots of customizations, such as glasses, and completely custom dolls, like this Posy doll– with choices such as hair and eye color, and other style customizations.

If you’re looking for a sweet and funky stocking stuffer, check out Warm Sugar’s custom pirate baby dolls which are only $21, or the custom love fairies (pictured above) for little girls or boys at $29.

I can tell the doll is going to be a special friend in our family for many years!

One Simple Organic reader will win a Marla doll (pictured below) from Warm Sugar!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What was your favorite toy or doll when you were little?

2. For an extra entry, visit Warm Sugar on Etsy and leave an additional comment here, telling us which doll you like the best.

This giveaway will end tonight, Monday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

About Nicole

Nicole can be found blogging at her lifestyle blog, and is the editor of Simple Homemade. She loves to read, sew, make ice cream, take pictures, watch baseball and go for walks by the beach with her hubby and three little kiddos. She loves anything handmade and is affectionately known as a bit of a hippie among family and friends.


  1. I used to have a doll named Patty. I loved her so much that eventually her hair was thinning, her eyes fell off, and she had to be sewed up in many places.
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  2. I was an animal lover…I LOVED all of my stuffed animals!

  3. My favorite doll growing up was a knock-off Cabbage Patch doll that one of my parents’ friends made for me. It didn’t really look anything like a Cabbage Patch doll, but, for some reason, I absolutely loved it.

  4. my favorite toy was a teddy bear, named bobo.
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  5. I think that “Gnome baby” or “Livia” are so adorable!
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  6. my favorite doll is Tianna.
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  7. The dolls are fabulous! After checking out the Etsy shop, I think I would have to choose Bridget. I think it is a combination of her being a brunette and her love of the color purple.

  8. Wow, love these dolls! A few of the favorite toys I remember… kickball, lincoln continental matchbox car, and the little people pop up tree house!

  9. Such sweet dolls. My favorite doll was a bunny my mom made me, named in honor of Beatrix Potter. She’s still going strong. ;)

  10. One of my favorite dolls was a “Betsy Wetsy”! Still have her, more than 50 years later!
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  11. As a kid I had a huge collection of teddy bears. They all had names and I had at least six in my bed every night to help me sleep. My favorite bear was a big white one named Cream Puff.

  12. I think Azura is just lovely.

  13. I like Saffi and Darcy :)

  14. Ooo, I think I like Bridget. However, Winnie pulled on my heartstrings, too!
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  15. Growing up, I loved my stuffed bunny. Its name was “Honey Bunny,” which was stamped on its little yellow shirt.

  16. I love the Tianna doll and her little butterfly headband and braided pigtails!

  17. Oh man, these are so cute – I love the originality! My favorite was a doll named “honey” growing up. She was generic, with the plastic head and cloth body. Man, that baby went through the wash so many times, her face started wearing off!
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  18. I had Japanese paper dolls when I was a little girl, and they were by far my favorite- played with them constantly. I still have them, and they are well worn. :)

  19. I love that she has boy dolls, too. With two boys, my favorite is Dexter – those glasses are awesome!
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  20. I like the Livia doll. :)

  21. I loved my stuff animals and slept with so many they took up almost half of the space in my bed.
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  22. I had a Libby doll that I carried with me at all times. She was a promo item from the Libby canned foods company.

  23. I collected “Vogue” dolls–dolls dressed in stereotypical dress from various countries/cultures…but I probably loved my Strawberry Shortcake best.

  24. I like Livia…the best????? They’re all sweet.

  25. My sister had a black Cabbage Patch named Dorcas. I loved her. Now I have an African sister-in-law named Dorcas. I love her too!

  26. Bridget is my favorite. Her hat is adorable

  27. We had a raggedy ann and andy set that we loved. My grandma made them for us kids!

  28. I had a boy cabbage patch doll and he was my favorite

  29. My favourite toy…hard to say! I did love my Light Bright though!!
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  30. Cute Etsy site! I think Abigail is my favourite doll there – such pretty fabric!
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  31. Oh, they are adorable. I loved my barbies and played with them ’til I was twelve!

  32. I loved my Cabbage Patch Doll and Popples-the stuffed animal you could roll into a ball.

  33. Love the Livia doll because my daughter is named Olivia! Love these dolls!

  34. I had a teddy bear called “Robin”, I got at my first birthday and I loved it so much, that there not a single peace of fur left on it :o)

  35. Hi,

    My absolute favorite doll was an antique porcelain doll that my great-grandfather had given me when I was little. Unfortunately the doll was sold in a yard sale before we moved overseas, and to be honest, I have never completely gotten over this – I loved that doll!
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  36. Ok, so I visited the etsy shop and love love love the pirate dolls!
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  37. my favorite when i was a kid was strawberry shortcake

  38. i love winnie – she reminds me of winnie cooper on the wonder years

  39. I had a rag doll called Mica, whom I kept until she literally fell apart. My parents had purchased her at a Fair for me. I just loved her like a real perdon : )

  40. OOps! Typo: I meant Person, not Perdon! Ha!

  41. I loved a cabbage patch doll when I was little. I still have it. Her head is falling off, but I cannot bear to part with her. In fact, I have let my little girl play with her too.

  42. Its so cute I think I’d keep it for myself! My girls have enough dolls! LOL!
    My favorite doll was a Raggedy Ann doll that my mother made for me.
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  43. Its so hard to choose but I love Sadie & her color palette!
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  44. I loved my red haired blue-eyed cabbage patch doll. I don’t have red hair or blue eyes and didn’t know anyone who did, however 25 years later I have 2 sons that do. My daughter would love that doll.

  45. Bethany Corrie says:

    my bear, I got him when I was one years old and he is still with me…many machine washes later!

  46. Bethany Corrie says:

    so of course my favorite from the etsy shop is the Fuzzy Bear Hat!!

  47. alicia payne says:

    my favorite doll growing up was an old raggedy ann doll that i still have even though it is very worn and loved now.

  48. alicia payne says:

    our favorite is darcy the love fairy! so cute! my 5 year old would adore one of these for her own!

  49. I used to love my Madame Alexander doll, named Victoria. Even after our dog chewed her fingers off, she was my favorite.

  50. And I love the Abigail doll. These dolls are precious!


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