Monthly Archives: April 2009


ย (there is supposed to be a picture here but since i’ve changed over to the store, i can’t upload pics – hmm.. ) Everyone, really – you guys are amazing. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about the store and well wishes for the boys! They are definetly on the up. We’ve been […]

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Ann Bachhuber - April 16, 2009 - 8:21 pm

So glad to hear your boys are better…said a prayer for you when I read that the store was late to open. Looks beautiful…lovely items & wonderful dolls. If I didn’t have a water pipe break in the concrete floor of my house, I would purchase another wonderful doll…but it will have to wait. My best to you. Thank you for all you do.

Monica - April 17, 2009 - 5:39 pm

Oh my Christina!! Look how wonderful!!!


CanCan - April 17, 2009 - 10:59 pm

I can’t wait to see the next beauty to be given away! I wish I had techie know-how to help with your pictures issue.

dottyspots - April 19, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Do you need to check permissions on the files?

Are you using your blog programme to upload files? If so, you could try uploading photos to the server and then linking to them inside the post so they show?

pascaline - April 19, 2009 - 10:02 pm

thanks to share one of your doll with one of us again soon.. and congratulation for the launch… all went well then !!
take care

Alison - April 20, 2009 - 9:37 am

Congratulations on the launch of the new shop. I’m looking forward to meeting “O’s” custom doll in a couple of months. I hope your sons are getting better now.

Best wishes,


ohhhh, the excitement!

Almost there! I am so excited and nervous about today and the web launch. I’m not sure when Shoshanna is going to do it, I think there are still a few things to tweak before we go live. It’s so hard to describe what I’m feeling right now this feels like a big step for […]

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Rosaleen - April 14, 2009 - 9:37 am

Good Luck! I can’t wait to see it! I’m keeping fingers crossed you will put some baby dolls on today with the nappies (diapers) on……………. I’ve been checking all day as I wasn’t sure what time it is in Canada and I’m in the UK! I can’t wait!

Casey - April 14, 2009 - 10:54 am

So glad to hear your boys are doing better!!

The website peak looks great!! Can’t wait to see more. Congratulations!!

Ingrid - April 14, 2009 - 2:03 pm

Can’t wait! It looks great! been checking for it everyday. (even when we were away on vacation :))

Monica - April 14, 2009 - 2:16 pm

I am so excited for you!! I feel like a dear friend is preparing for a birth…and I get to watch!! Silly, huh? Can not wait to see it ready to go Christina!!!

marta - April 14, 2009 - 3:49 pm

hey Christina! i hope the boys are feeling and getting better! i’ve cannot wait for the GRAND opening! :)best wishes

P.S.i meant to say something sooner but we moved and its been super crazy over here.

bethany - April 14, 2009 - 5:16 pm

I was out of town for over a week and when I got back I read about your boys… I’m so glad they are feeling better. I think that is the one thing I fear the most as a parent– I always feel sort of helpless because I want to make everything alright. Your website looks terrific!!! Your excitement just spills out on everyone who reads it!!!!

I know we talked about dolls… I’ll email you about the possibility of at least getting one by May 2.
xo ~ Bethany

Cate - April 14, 2009 - 5:18 pm

Oh It’s beautiful Christine I love it. I hope the boys are doing well I am sending all my love and thoughts still. I wish you all the best on this great day. How fun! I can’t wait to see it!

Aubrey - April 14, 2009 - 5:45 pm

OH MY GOSH! I can’t get over the shop. It is AMAZING! I want them all! I love seeing all their little faces and all of the! Just wow! You are unbelievable…congratulations!!! =)

Roseanne Perkins - April 14, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Just took a look at the new site, it looks great! Now it is going to be even harder to resist adding a new member to our growing Bamboletta family!

Prairie Girl - April 14, 2009 - 7:38 pm

The shop is lovely!! Congratulations! I just spent the last 20 minutes poking my nose in all the pages ๐Ÿ™‚

Sue - April 14, 2009 - 7:39 pm

I just went to see your new web site!!
It looks great!
Very easy to get around in and so many beautiful things!
Congratulations and all the best of luck!

Lauren A - April 14, 2009 - 9:28 pm

I LOVE IT!!!! Congrats on the launch!

erin - April 14, 2009 - 9:58 pm

you continue to amaze me – and with sick boys to boot!
lots of love – xx

Maddie - April 15, 2009 - 12:04 am

It is a real joy to see all the dolls, congratulations! What beauties!! I already have my favourites. Enjoy the energy of the moment, the site looks great!

Cheryl - April 15, 2009 - 5:38 am

The site looks amazing! Very organized and beautifully done! I can’t wait to see the new arrivals as they come. They are all so adorable! Great work everyone!

Charis - April 15, 2009 - 9:14 am

The new site looks great! Congratulations!!

Shawn - April 15, 2009 - 4:05 pm

Fantastic site! Very nicely done.

Christy on the Craggy Moor - April 15, 2009 - 4:07 pm

The new site looks wonderful!! Well, at least on the screen shot. I know the real thing will be beautiful. I want to tell you your dolls are so lovely. Your dolls were the inspiration for us to make some dolls here last year. The girls helped and they just love them so much having had a hand in the construction. I have to say now, that we are sold on handmade dolls. There is nothing better. :0) Blessings!

Dayna - April 16, 2009 - 4:49 am

๐Ÿ™‚ GREAT JOB on the new site. Amazing. You’ve done a LOT of work you guys, and it shows. So organized! Wow. I love virtual shopping for our bamboletta fairy. ๐Ÿ™‚ heehee. We’ll be picking out some clothes soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

dottyspots - April 16, 2009 - 6:11 am

It looks wonderful! The team at Aeolidia do a fantastic job – I can’t recommend them highly enough!

So lovely to see the various clothes available too!

colleen m - April 16, 2009 - 6:47 am

just had a wee stroll around your shop – congratulations on the opening, it looks great! I am on the look-out for a summer dress for Honnie’s doll…

Warm congrats on the shop and best best wishes,


Cheryl - April 16, 2009 - 11:10 am

I Love the new site!!! Now I just need a better paying job to support my Bamboletta habit.

Leah Killian - April 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

It looks great!

Now, how are your boys?

bethany - April 16, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Your new website is awesome!!!! I love all the dolls!!! You should be so proud!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


I know today is supposed to be Lucy’s post and I will post that tomorrow when I have a second. I have a few moments now that I wanted to stop by and say ‘hello’.ย  First off, thank you all so much for your comments and emails – you are all so sweet and kind. […]

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Leah Killian - April 12, 2009 - 10:18 pm

so glad for the good news, and so very glad you guys are being well taken care of!

christina - April 12, 2009 - 10:26 pm

Thank you so much Leah-I will email you properly soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m writting this from my phone while bf-ing J xo c

Heather, Greg & Lucy - April 13, 2009 - 7:08 am

Hang in there Christina and John. This will pass! Love from Guatemala.

Ashley - April 13, 2009 - 11:49 am

Oh I just pray that spring brings healthy children to our homes and beautiful hand made dolls to the homes of others. Our lovely “Pollyanna” has been comforting during this winter’s colds & flu.

Maddie - April 13, 2009 - 11:51 am

Good! It sounds like your boys are through the roughest bit, now all they need is lots and lots of tlc and attention to make them strong and proud and ready to face the world again. All the best en take care!

Pink Sky - April 13, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Thanks for the update. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for the boys.

P.S. I can completely relate to the craft sanity breaks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Shawn - April 13, 2009 - 12:42 pm

So happy to read the update. I’m going to send you a picture of my son with the amazing toddler doll we just received. Samuel’s reaction to the doll was priceless!!! His smile was just perfect. He also let out the most adorable sounds as he reached for it! Oh so perfect. Thanks again.

Jackie - April 13, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Oh Christina! I so hope everyone is feeling back up to snuff so soon. You are all in my thoughts!


Aubrey - April 13, 2009 - 7:57 pm

So happy to hear that your boys are getting better. It is always hard to see your little ones be sick.

And, on a completely selfish note, I can’t wait to see the new shop… =) Perhaps some more Bambolettas will find a new home soon with us!

Jenna and Sasha - April 13, 2009 - 8:48 pm

goodness is whooping cough scary! i am respiratory therapist at a pediatric hospital and i see it all the time! good to hear the boys are doing better!

Laura - April 14, 2009 - 7:39 am

Oh that must be rough! So glad to hear thy are feeling better.
We are holding tight for you to launch your shop then we will list your doll that is up for our next giveaway. I am sure this will create tons of buzz for you as well as Tot Trends Weekly.

Maria - April 14, 2009 - 3:51 pm

Hi Christina, glad to hear that you guys are feeling better, we missed you and the boys on Easter, take it easy and good luck on your store, it sounds awesome!

Shop Delay

We have to delay our ‘shop opening’ a few more days as our little one has become quite ill. Both boys have whooping cough, but it has hit Jasper especially hard – my hands are shaking as I type this, I’m just so worried about him. It’s almost ready to go, there are just a […]

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Jane - April 9, 2009 - 9:23 pm

Sorry to hear this! Many prayers for healing for your little ones and for your own wellness. I am sure your eager customers will understand.

Casey - April 9, 2009 - 9:56 pm

I’m so very sorry to hear about your little ones. I hope they are feeling much better very soon. Much peace.

erin - April 9, 2009 - 10:51 pm

get well soon, baby j. thinking of you guys – xx

Natalie - April 9, 2009 - 11:13 pm

Oh no! You and your boys are in my thoughts! I hope everyone feels better soon. Take a deep breath– this too shall pass.

Meike - April 9, 2009 - 11:19 pm

So sorry to hear this, Christina! Get well soon, little ones!

Lindi Johnson - April 10, 2009 - 1:02 am

My deepest prayers are with you and your sweet family. Family is such a blessing. Heartfelt wishes for a quick recovery and much needed rest for Mom and Dad.

Sue - April 10, 2009 - 5:08 am

Hope your boys are getting better soon. Whooping cough is scarry!
Big hugs and all my best wishes for the kids and you!

eAshley - April 10, 2009 - 5:34 am

Don’t give another thought to the online store for now. Your dolls are wonderful and worth the wait. We have been hit hard with illnesses this winter as well and it is so difficult just to take care of normal daily chores with sick children. Have faith that you will all be well soon enough; eat, rest, and accept help from others. All in good time.

Annique - April 10, 2009 - 5:41 am

Big hugs Christina, you and your boys are in my thoughts!

Get well soon little ones.

Best wishes

Naomi - April 10, 2009 - 7:02 am

I am so sorry, I hope your boys get better soon. It’s so scary when they can’t breathe.

Monica - April 10, 2009 - 10:00 am

Oh Christina!! Much love and many prayers for a speedy recovery. {hugs}

victoria - April 10, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Thinking of you and your little ones. Sending lots of healing prayers and energy your way.

Beth - April 10, 2009 - 3:22 pm

Best wishes for your boys’ speedy recovery. Please take care of yourself and John as well. I can’t imagine the level of stress you are feeling right now. Sleep when you can, and we’ll have our credit cards at the ready when the shop opens!!!

Leah Killian - April 10, 2009 - 3:27 pm

Your boys will be in my prayers. I have been worried with how quiet you have been ๐Ÿ™ I wish you were quiet doing something wonderful, not having this trouble.


Sarah Riggs - April 10, 2009 - 3:54 pm

As many have already said, the shop can wait.

I’m looking forward to seeing it, but would MUCH prefer for Jasper and the rest of you guys to be feeling back to normal.

The anticipation will only make it sweeter when we DO get to see everything; for now, I just want to send you guys some healing vibes and lots of love.

It’s scary when your heart walks around outside your body (and then gets whooping cough!)


Shawn - April 10, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Blessings and prayers to you (and John) and your little boys!

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) - April 10, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Rest when you can, Mama.
I will be thinking of your boys.

Kim - April 10, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Oh Christina, my heart goes out to you and your family.I hope the boys are well again very, very soon! I’ll be sending healthy vibes your way.

Cate - April 11, 2009 - 1:46 am

Hang in there! my thoughts are with you and the boys. I will send all my love thoughts your way. x

dottyspots - April 11, 2009 - 7:49 am

How frightening! I hope they are better soon!

juana - April 11, 2009 - 9:02 am

stop. breathe. don’t let the fear in. i pray for clarity so you can hear and act in love. i pray for peace so you can be in the moment, not in the past or in the future. i pray for quiet so you can rest in your blessings.

Tressa - April 11, 2009 - 10:00 am

sending soOoo much healing light and love to your entire household, prayers for rest and ease for chests tight with illness and anxiety alike. you are surrounded and protected by divine light. all will be well.

xoxo t.

Alicia - April 11, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Oh Christina you must need rest too,
Sooo Sorry to hear this!
Many prayers for healing for your boys and for your own health and wellness.
Your willing customers will definitely understand.

Kate B - April 12, 2009 - 9:58 am

Nothing else matters but the health and safety of your precious boys!
We will be sending lots and lots of the best wishes we can possibly send your way!

kate - April 13, 2009 - 1:37 pm

sorry to hear you have poorly boys, i hope they are both better soon

The Adventures of Lucy(ita) Part 12

Another week, another installment of the Adventures of Lucita! For those who may be just joining me, Lucy is a Bamboletta ambassador joining Heather and Greg from Project Somos –ย  A project that is creating an eco village in Guatemala for abandoned and orphaned children. For more information, please visit the Project Somos website. It’s […]

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Amber - April 7, 2009 - 9:49 am

Thanks for opening our eyes to a very real problem with coffee.

I’m so glad to hear about Dr. Ellen Coburn’s project. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicole - April 8, 2009 - 7:22 am

Thank you for telling an important message that you have seen first hand!

cheryl - April 8, 2009 - 1:21 pm

It makes me really happy for the first time that I don’t drink coffee.

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