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Doll Give Away with a Bonus!

This is Piper and she is my latest doll giveaway. As you may already know – I love doing doll giveaways – it’s just a very small thing I can do to thank you all for your overwhelming support and friendship.Β  To enter this contest all you need to do is leave a comment below […]

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Jennifer - August 18, 2009 - 7:51 pm

I love this little girl. Please send her my way for my little girl!

Reiza - August 18, 2009 - 7:53 pm

As usual, she’s adorable. And that’s wonderful that your giveaway inspired someone else’s generosity.

Alicia - August 18, 2009 - 7:54 pm

Oooh great news!
Giveaway contests are the best, especially with lovely little girls and boys.
Piper is gorgeous and the books sound lile they will be a blast to read!

wendy - August 18, 2009 - 7:55 pm

*LOVE* as always :c) my daughter would adore her or some new books as they look pretty cute too! ~ your amazing for gifting your art like this ~ spreading the love! whoever does get her will be a happy soul :c)

Petra - August 18, 2009 - 7:56 pm

Piper is my niece’s nickname! She’s lovely in her polka dots!

Amanda - August 18, 2009 - 7:56 pm

My blonde-haired blue-eyed Molly turns 4 on September 16th! We often visit your site, to see the new dolls. She says “Mommy, can we look at the dolls I like?” she clicks around, finding her favorite. She would just adore Piper!

Erica - August 18, 2009 - 7:56 pm

I love contests. I love dolls. Natasha has a growing pile of mama-made dolls and toys; it will be great to add someone else’s mama’s made doll to it! And we love books, too.

Teri - August 18, 2009 - 7:56 pm

Hello! We got our first bamboletta last week and she is adorable! I don’t know how I will ever be able to wait for Christmas!! Your contests are wonderful! It must be so amazing to make children so happy!! Thanks for letting us all enter for your giveaways!!!

Jessica - August 18, 2009 - 7:57 pm

My daughter is just starting to play with dolls and I have been eyeing yours. They are beautiful! It would be fantastic to win one for her!!

Kori - August 18, 2009 - 7:57 pm

Piper is just beautiful!
Definitely will be looking into those books! πŸ˜€

Erika - August 18, 2009 - 7:59 pm

Piper needs to come live at my house! Love the name and bright outfit! Thanks Christina for doing the giveways! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Naomi - August 18, 2009 - 8:00 pm

What a great surprise addition to your giveaway! Piper is a doll, of course, and we would love to welcome her to our family. Hope you have big plans for your birthday!

Martha - August 18, 2009 - 8:01 pm

I love bambolettas.. and my daughter does too. I wish we get to win this time.


Alice S - August 18, 2009 - 8:03 pm

If the giveaway was based on who longs for this adorable little doll the most, rather than random chance, I’m sure I would win. πŸ™‚ Piper is so sweet! She reminds me of my little girl as she looks right now at 2 years old. You are so generous with your giveaways!

alicia - August 18, 2009 - 8:03 pm

Piper is stunning. I dream of the day my little girl gets her first Bamboletta!!

Elda - August 18, 2009 - 8:04 pm

I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to get a Bamboletta Doll. Please enter me in this giveaway!

Sandi - August 18, 2009 - 8:05 pm

Piper is beautiful- as are all your dolls! You do such amazing work.
The books sound like fun, too- all these talented mamas… sheish- makes me look like a CHUMP by comparison! πŸ˜‰

Jacqueline - August 18, 2009 - 8:06 pm

Loving the generous and giving vibes here!

victoria - August 18, 2009 - 8:07 pm

I love Piper! My girls each haveone of your babies so Piper could be mine. Happy Birthday and thank-you for your giveaways!

Sara - August 18, 2009 - 8:10 pm

I just can’t get over how beautiful your dolls are! My baby girl would just love to win Piper for her very own.

Cathy - August 18, 2009 - 8:10 pm

Piper is a beauty, and the books look lovely too. My 18M old daughter loves her books, so would that mean the doll could be mine?

Casey - August 18, 2009 - 8:12 pm

What a sweet doll and sweet name!! Happy Birthday too!

Maegen Leishman - August 18, 2009 - 8:15 pm

Oooooooh! Pick Me! Pick Me! Please!
Piper is lovely and would be right at home here with my girls and their bamboletta babies, Meadow and Poppy and April!

Sandra - August 18, 2009 - 8:15 pm

What a cutie! she’d be perfect for my little cutie, who i’ve recently taught to say Piper, in hopes she’ll win πŸ˜‰

Gina - August 18, 2009 - 8:16 pm

Che bella bambola! Quando mia figlia e’ nata 5 mesi fa, volevo chiamarla “Piper,” ma abbiamo scelto un nome piu’ italiano (visto che siamo italiani). Buon compleanno in anticipo! Thank you for the magic of Bamboletta. I’ve been obsessed with your glorious dolls ever since I discovered you, and I would love to give Piper a home!

Cari - August 18, 2009 - 8:17 pm

oh she is sooooo cute!! our family would love her πŸ™‚ thank you for the contest opportunity, what you do is amazing!

karina - August 18, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Oh send her to a new Aussie fan!!

Piper looks so like my almost 5 year old who is now bugging me to make one after we discovered these amazing dolls, luckily she hasnt seen your gorgeous beauties or website yet or I would have an order of all of them. It would be so lovely if we could adopt this cheeky little angel… we have a bed and open arms ready!!!!! πŸ™‚

leah - August 18, 2009 - 8:18 pm

I came across your website from your advertisement in Mothering magazine. I must say that your dolls are the best I’ve ever seen. They remind me of my favourite childhood doll and I would love to give one of yours to me little girl. Piper is adorable. Very generous of you to give her away.

jill scripps - August 18, 2009 - 8:20 pm

oh my gosh!! i LOOOOOVE that doll.
her hair reminds me of my little girls hair!

crossing my fingers!

marla - August 18, 2009 - 8:24 pm

What a sweet little lady! And the books look great! Thank you for your great spirit and generosity!
Happy Birthday on Sept.1.

jenna - August 18, 2009 - 8:24 pm

There is always room for one more at our tea parties! Hope Piper would like to join us for tea and cake!

Tanya - August 18, 2009 - 8:25 pm

I can’t resist. I love that doll’s little sweet face.

Christina - August 18, 2009 - 8:26 pm

love that Miss Dotty : ) The books make this the best package : )

Jane Swanson - August 18, 2009 - 8:27 pm

Piper is a family nickname for my daughter so this doll would be absolutely PERFECT. She is SOooooooo Cute. We love her and you for this amazing giveaway! We would be honored to give this little darling a home in Wisconsin.

jenn - August 18, 2009 - 8:33 pm

another beautiful doll! She’d be just perfect for my little daughter- we’d love to give her a home!

jenny cochrane - August 18, 2009 - 8:33 pm

so adorable, i want to eat her up!!

Stacy - August 18, 2009 - 8:33 pm

Another sweet giveaway?! I think you are the doll!!

Corinne - August 18, 2009 - 8:40 pm

She is absolutely adorable! My four little girls and myself would love to welcome her into our home.

Joelle - August 18, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Piper is lovely, and so are you for doing these giveaways :).

Amber - August 18, 2009 - 8:46 pm

Piper is gorgeous! I promise we would take very good care of her.

And the books look great. The ‘BAAAAAD Animals’ title is cracking me up.

AmyR - August 18, 2009 - 8:46 pm

We would love her and her books!!!

CanCan - August 18, 2009 - 8:47 pm

I always seem to pick the RIGHT days to check in on your blog!
Piper can come on to my house; Deeds has been playing with Jojo’s Bamboletta while he is at school. I’m kind of afraid of what might happen if Jojo finds out. Deeds needs his own Bamboletta baby. And I love Piper’s shirt. Her blondness will fit right in with my crew.

Christa - August 18, 2009 - 8:49 pm

Piper is a cutie and I love her outfit, every girl needs polka dots and a pair of jeans! My daughter turns 2 on September 4th…she would give Piper a loving home!

Christina - August 18, 2009 - 8:58 pm

She is adorable! I know Josephine would have tons of fun reading those books to DeeDee and her friend Piper!

kiko - August 18, 2009 - 9:14 pm

Hi Christina!

Piper looks like she would fit right into our family. We have 2 dollies (one recently purchased Polly and one gift from a friend) and we have 3 girls! So…It seems like a wonderful idea to welcome Piper into our home πŸ™‚ Thank you for your generous gift! Take care.

JoAnna - August 18, 2009 - 9:19 pm

She is positively lovely!

Melissa - August 18, 2009 - 9:22 pm

What a cutie Piper is! Love her colourful outfit and funky 2-tone shoes! The books look super fun too! Thanks for doing these giveaways!!

melissa - August 18, 2009 - 9:23 pm

oh piper is just adorable!
i always love your giveaways – it would be so much fun to get to bring piper home!

Irene - August 18, 2009 - 9:24 pm

a delightful doll. I would love my grandaughter to have this natural soft doll.

Jennifer Richard - August 18, 2009 - 9:24 pm

I have finally let it go! My 3 1/2 yo daughter has finally started to take over my computer so she can get out and look at HER baby dolls! She will surf your site for an hour. ‘Mommy, go up, Mommy go down! Mommy!!!! I want that one, I love this one etc etc etc. It is getting really hard to figure out just what she wants her baby doll to look like! She loves all of them. So if you were to take her Birthday present choice off my hands, I would appreciate it! Piper is beautiful and looks enough like Laia to be perfect!

Natalie Pola - August 18, 2009 - 9:28 pm

As one of your admiring Aussie fans crossing fingers, toes and all other body parts I win!!!

Sonya - August 18, 2009 - 9:35 pm

Piper is perfect and she will make such a sweet addition to our family. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

becca - August 18, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Oh I am sending my friend a link to the Baaaaad Animals book as soon as I hit submit. Her daughter is crazy about sheep!

andrea - August 18, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Oh sweet! AND a new children’s book author for us to explore- how awesome!

Lorenzo & Francesca's Mommy (Brandy) - August 18, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Love Piper, love your art, love this site and love these giveaways!
un bacio!

Christine - August 18, 2009 - 9:46 pm

ooooo – so cute! We’d love to have her come live in Colorado with us where she could spend lots of time outdoors and in the mountains (or reading books under a big tree)!

As always, thanks for your generous heart!

Jill - August 18, 2009 - 9:51 pm

what a sweetie…and happy birthday!

Cori - August 18, 2009 - 10:05 pm

I love her!!! She is a very close match to what my daughter looks like. I am crossing my fingers!

Natalie - August 18, 2009 - 10:24 pm

I’m a fan of your dolls. But I’m also a fan of the wonderful insights you offer on dollmaking, your beautiful family, and the honesty and candor you display on your blog and your facebook page. Thank you, Christina, for sharing your talents and your thoughts! I can’t wait until we’re ready to buy a little guy for our little guy.

Michelle - August 18, 2009 - 10:31 pm

Whooo hoo. Thanks for all the chances to win a doll. I think auntie mo will be purchasing a doll soon. hee, hee.

Serena - August 18, 2009 - 11:17 pm

She’s adorable! All of your dolls are so beautiful and we would LOVE for Piper to come live with us in California! And we’d love the books as well. Our baby loves rhyming books too and always smiles and laughs when she recognizes a book (she’s only 4 months…)

pipsqueak - August 18, 2009 - 11:35 pm

Piper would be much loved here. The only issue would be sharing her….! Whoever wins her will be very lucky!

MamAmor Dolls - August 18, 2009 - 11:45 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for the faboulous doll giveaway and thanks for those great books! And of course…Happy Birthday!

Amy - August 18, 2009 - 11:52 pm

I love your dolls! You do beautiful work!

mel - August 19, 2009 - 12:18 am

Aussie here (well, displaced Canadian!) My friend and I keep drooling over your dolls!

Steph - August 19, 2009 - 12:18 am

She is too adorable!!

One Crafty Mumma - August 19, 2009 - 12:29 am

Thankyou so much for the chance to win sweet Piper! I would really love to win her and take her away camping with us in our camper this spring – she looks like an outdoors kinda girl.
I’m in Australia too πŸ™‚

Cristina - August 19, 2009 - 12:42 am

After so many bambolettas ”lost” on the last moment, I am (again) so happy you give us the chance to win one. I admire your work and passion so much, and I really do hope that when my daughters will grow up will buy bambolettas for their children, too. Many hugs! πŸ™‚

Martha - August 19, 2009 - 1:16 am

Another great giveaway! Piper is adorable πŸ™‚ Thanks!

Dawn Iozzo - August 19, 2009 - 1:30 am

Piper is just beautiful! No surprise, I fall in love with every one I see! I am not sure how you give them away!
The books look like a ton of fun as well.. Thanks for sharing!:)

vala - August 19, 2009 - 1:44 am

what a lovely giveaway…..please count us in….love from france

Cheryl - August 19, 2009 - 1:48 am

Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your special creations, it is very generous of you.
Books and a doll! My girls would be in heaven.

Kristin - August 19, 2009 - 1:53 am

So you’re a fellow Virgo! I’m not surprised. πŸ™‚

Jen. - August 19, 2009 - 2:45 am

Oh, she’s so cute. I love the “Baaad Animals”, too.

Kirsty Jayne - August 19, 2009 - 3:07 am

She is just beautiful, and what a lovely companion to her both those gorgeous books will be. My little niece would go crazy for Piper, she is such a little mummy.
Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.
Kirsty. πŸ™‚

Hope - August 19, 2009 - 3:14 am

I love this little cutie patootie!!! Once again, so sweet of you to do this. Those books look like a lot of fun.

Tonya - August 19, 2009 - 3:28 am

Another oh-so-cute doll! Happy birthday too!

Sarah Theriault - August 19, 2009 - 3:40 am

What a cutie! She would be perfect for my little cutie. Plus, I love her name.

AnaB - August 19, 2009 - 3:58 am

So cute! I finally got an excuse to enter one of these! A sweet baby girl was born to a dear friend, and I get to be godmother. Piper would be lovely for her!

Marla Stout - August 19, 2009 - 4:06 am

Piper must come live with us. We have a little Jack Russell named Piper and she is one of my daughter’s very best friends. How much fun would it be for her to have two BFF’s with the same name? Adorable as always.

Dayna - August 19, 2009 - 4:18 am

Oh, Piper is so perfect!! She looks just like my little niece, who would ADORE her. That’s if I can find the strength to give her up myself. LOL.

tracy_a - August 19, 2009 - 4:23 am

What a pretty little girl! And happy birthday!

Lauri - August 19, 2009 - 4:27 am

My birthday is September 1st also. πŸ™‚ I have always loved my (our!) birthdate, as it heralds the beginning of Autumn for me. My youngest would absolutely adore your doll, and if I should win rest assured Piper’ll go to a loving home! πŸ™‚

Em - August 19, 2009 - 4:43 am

she’s beautiful! she looks just like my niece πŸ™‚

Fiona - August 19, 2009 - 4:45 am

Another one of those new aussie fans. This one is coming to Canada in September and would love to pick it up in person!!! Thanks for a very generous give away. Piper could have dual citizenship just like our kids.

Kim Zenger - August 19, 2009 - 4:46 am

Piper’s adorable and I love her outfit!! She would be a great companion for my daughter’s new Bamboletta!!

Michelle - August 19, 2009 - 5:10 am

Piper is adorable, I love her polka-dot top. I wish I could find clothes as fun as the clothes your dolls get to wear!

Lillian - August 19, 2009 - 5:20 am

She’s too sweet – love the pigtails! Happy Birthday!! So kind and big-hearted of you to do another giveaway:)

Kim - August 19, 2009 - 5:30 am

What a sweet little doll, thanks once again for a terrific giveaway (the books will definitely be checked out of the library if not won)!

Catriona - August 19, 2009 - 5:53 am

Adorable, Piper looks like my sweet Tea. And how awesome is Tiffany for sending you those books?! I’m going to have a wander round the bookstore to pick up copies. These might be excellent for my daughters Grade one classroom.

Yamie - August 19, 2009 - 6:10 am

OOh – Piper is absolutely gorgeous – I would love to win her to give to me god-daughter to be. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

joanna - August 19, 2009 - 6:17 am

Hi Piper! You’re a sweetie. We’d love to have you come live with us.

cheryl - August 19, 2009 - 6:22 am

Of course Piper would be right at home, And we LOVE childrens books!!! There could not be a more perfect fit! Thank you once again Christina, and Tiffany.

Brie Sloan - August 19, 2009 - 6:35 am

She is precious! Just what I am looking for. I can’t wait to see my custom order. I love her outfit too!

Cheryl - August 19, 2009 - 6:39 am

What a gorgeous doll! Nothing would make my daughter happier! Thank you for your generosity!!

Sheila Towne - August 19, 2009 - 7:10 am

Your dolls are magic!! You just look at one and your whole body is filled with happiness!!

Cheryl Arkison - August 19, 2009 - 7:15 am

I love Piper’s outfit. You know, you really are too kind!

Erin - August 19, 2009 - 7:18 am

Oh she is so cute! And how cool that your give away date is on your birthday!!

Keri - August 19, 2009 - 7:23 am

Christine, you are always so generous. Piper is adorable! We’d love to give her a home in Chicago!

Tami-Lyn - August 19, 2009 - 7:25 am

Piper is addorable! I love your dolls! she reminds me of a little girl I saw picking blackberries hair sunkissed tied loosely back and loving summer!!

Cassandra - August 19, 2009 - 7:32 am

Oh…oh…I think Piper looks wonderful! And those books…how precious! My nephew would LOVE them! Thank you again for your generous giveaway! I know that Piper would love to see the palm trees in Florida…even though I am a bit more partial to the Arbutus tree she is pictured in! Thank you again!

Neus - August 19, 2009 - 7:35 am

I just love your dolls. They are too sweet for words.

Leah Schneblin - August 19, 2009 - 7:36 am

Piper is darling and looks so much like my blondie w/ blue eyes – she would make a marvelous birthday present for our sweet girl to match her sister’s new Bamboletta – Chloe πŸ™‚ Great work as always!!

Tiffany - August 19, 2009 - 7:37 am

Piper is so adorable! And what a fun surprise to receive books in the mail written by your last winner! I absolutely love your dolls, and drool over them whenever I visit your blog. Keep up the beautiful work!

maggie - August 19, 2009 - 7:43 am

Your dolls are so adorable and those books would be sure to be favorites in our house too! Thanks for the giveaway.

Aubrey - August 19, 2009 - 7:45 am

A doll AND books – how great is that???? Count me in… LOVE her spotty frock. As always, you are amazing!! xo

Vanessa - August 19, 2009 - 7:52 am

Thank you for another giveaway! Piper is a beautiful doll and would be happily received in our home!

Geneviève - August 19, 2009 - 8:44 am

It’s YOUR birthday, and YOU are giving the gifts!! You are so generous! Thank you once again!!

Laura - August 19, 2009 - 8:45 am

So cute! My best friend just gave birth to her Piper a month ago. She would be a lovely gift….if my 4yo would allow her out of the house!

sandra - August 19, 2009 - 8:48 am

you do amazing work…love her. thank you!!

Mindy Taylor - August 19, 2009 - 8:49 am

As always I hope i win!!! Your dolls are so magical!!

erin - August 19, 2009 - 9:02 am

aw – she’s so darn cute. love the little dress. and happy birthday on the 1st, lady! xo e.

Misha - August 19, 2009 - 9:27 am

What an adorable little dollie! I’ve really been wanting to get one of your dollies for my daughter Lucy and have been eyeing Briar with the gorgeous auburn hair for a while. I think Santa may be brining a dollie this Christmas… Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

Leann - August 19, 2009 - 9:30 am

Wow. I love Piper. I would be so thrilled to win her. I also think my children would enjoy those books. Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for this exciting opportunity!

Amanda - August 19, 2009 - 9:36 am

My blue eyed blond, Audrey, turns five on 9/17! She would love Piper (and so would I)! Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a great birthday.

sue shermetaro - August 19, 2009 - 10:01 am

I would love to win Piper so she could go home to my new great grand daughter

Happy early Birthday

Michelle - August 19, 2009 - 10:25 am

Piper will be treated like a little princess at our house!

Carris - August 19, 2009 - 10:33 am

As usual she is awesome. My fingers are crossed this time. She will have a great home here.

Kristine - August 19, 2009 - 10:39 am

She is beautiful! And would make a great addition to our family. The books look great too. Thanks for the offer.

Ashley - August 19, 2009 - 10:47 am

She is adorable!! I know we would love to have another Bamboletta friend join us in our home! Here’s to hoping!! =)

alison - August 19, 2009 - 10:53 am

love the doll! my second daughter was almost named piper πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway oppertunity. the doll is amazing!

Ben - August 19, 2009 - 11:05 am

With my niece’s on the other side of the world, what more could an uncle want to give to say I miss you.

Cynthia - August 19, 2009 - 11:05 am

This Doll would be perfect for my Madison… She looks just like her! I think if I had you make a doll for her it would look just like this!

Claudia Hertzog - August 19, 2009 - 11:26 am

Oh my gosh, Piper is sooo cute!!! Please, please, please let it be me this time! πŸ™‚

The illustrations on the book covers look cute, too. I’ll have to look into those. What a nice thing of her to do…

Lori Sue - August 19, 2009 - 11:27 am

Piper is adorable. The creativity and work(wo)manship you put into your dolls is amazing!

Serena - August 19, 2009 - 11:28 am

Piper is wonderful! She would be warmly welcomed into our home!

Sarah Oster - August 19, 2009 - 11:31 am

Oh so sweet! I love your dolls and know a special little girl that would love to squish this blondie. <3

Paula - August 19, 2009 - 11:37 am

Happy Birthday! I just had one myself a couple of days ago. Thanks for the opportunity!

Shawn - August 19, 2009 - 11:38 am

Thank you for another great giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed. Piper is a great name too, I was considering it when I was pregnant. Thanks again for your generosity!

Monique Lam - August 19, 2009 - 11:52 am

Great job Christina!

Michelle Morra - August 19, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Piper is adorable! Love the polkadots, keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚ The books look great, def look them up on amazon!
Thank you

erika~ the inspired mama - August 19, 2009 - 12:02 pm

what a beautiful creation! we would love to give her a happy home πŸ™‚ thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

zenobiashaven - August 19, 2009 - 12:29 pm

so beautifull a doll…count me in for the draw…..hugs

Bunny - August 19, 2009 - 12:51 pm

Aww, she’s beautiful! Your dolls are so lovely, it’s exciting to see each and every new doll.

A Girl Called Dallan - August 19, 2009 - 1:07 pm

I love, love, love all your dolls. I would love to have one for my grandchildren. (Or have those fun books to read to them.)

Shannon - August 19, 2009 - 1:44 pm

Ooooh! I hope Piper comes to live at our house! Thank you so much (to Tiffany too!) for the chance…

Bonnie - August 19, 2009 - 1:46 pm

Oh, Piper would be well-loved at our house! So would the books!

Michelle - August 19, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Piper is super cute!

Shelley - August 19, 2009 - 2:21 pm

You are so generous with your give a ways. I love your work and am crossing my fingers that I might be lucky enough to win.

Louisa - August 19, 2009 - 2:23 pm

What a sweet doll! I love the polka dots!

katie - August 19, 2009 - 2:40 pm

oh piper! come home to me! you will be oh so loved…i promise! ;o)

Lisa - August 19, 2009 - 2:42 pm

I would love love love to win Piper for my baby girl!

Donnell - August 19, 2009 - 3:09 pm

I would love that doll.

Molly - August 19, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Yay…giveaways…you are so generous and what a cute doll. Thanks!

Kerry - August 19, 2009 - 3:54 pm

Piper looks like such a fun loving doll ! what a great giveaway, and what a great day to draw the prize ! happy birthday

Jennifer - August 19, 2009 - 4:44 pm

She’s too cute for words! She would make a great addition to this house full of boys!!

Count me in (: Good luck to everyone!

Amy - August 19, 2009 - 4:53 pm

Thanks for the chance to love yet another Bamboletta. (: Will also check out the cool reads.

Alexis J - August 19, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh Happy Birthday to you soon Christina!
We would love to give Piper a home!

Jill K - August 19, 2009 - 5:19 pm

Pretty pretty please send Piper my way! She is amazing!

Sue C - August 19, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Piper is super sweet. So is my little girl! They would get along really well I think! Thank you for hosting another giveaway!

gabriella - August 19, 2009 - 6:06 pm

Maybe I’ll be lucky enough this time around? Great giveaway!

Catherine - August 19, 2009 - 6:47 pm

What a darling! We would love to have her. and Happy Birthday!

heather - August 19, 2009 - 6:59 pm

Lovely doll… thanks for the chance at this lovely gift.

Danielle - August 19, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Gorgeous doll! You do such beautiful work πŸ™‚

Carrie - August 19, 2009 - 8:06 pm

Ahhh. My daughter is turning 7 at the end of September. Piper would be a perfect gift. I’ll be crossing my fingers. Thanks.

Heather - August 19, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Mu daughter would love this doll for her birthday on September 24th… especially since I gave her Jenny (the doll I purchased from you for her birthday) already! I just could not control myself πŸ™‚ She is lovely!

Carlin Flubacker - August 19, 2009 - 8:32 pm

I would love to win this beautiful doll. I stay home with my twin girls and love to check out your website. It is inspiring!

Sheila - August 19, 2009 - 8:50 pm

I love all your dolls!! They instantly make me smile!! Piper is so sweet!!

tai - August 19, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Oh Piper, please come stay with us! We would love to share our home with you! (and there is always room on our bookshelves for more terrific kids books!)

Angela - August 19, 2009 - 9:12 pm

What a sweet name, Piper! Love her polka dot top! My daughters would love to take her with on their many adventures. Thanks you for this wonderful opportunity, here’s hoping! πŸ™‚

Jane - August 19, 2009 - 9:16 pm

Ooooh! Piper is the name of one of my best friends and my birthday is Sept. 6! Maybe, just maybe this will be my lucky doll!

Monica - August 19, 2009 - 9:21 pm

How very cool that I get to find a new author for my children by reading your blog!!! Woo hoo!! Piper would be loved in this home….she’s darling.
Thank you Christina and Tiffany!

And…..happy (soon) birthday to you Christina!!

cakesniffer - August 20, 2009 - 12:14 am

She’s lovely. Wishing you a Happy Birthday in a few weeks time, although I am trying to hold on to August for as long as I can

Alicia - August 20, 2009 - 12:28 am

Wow, another beautiful doll! I’m an old Aussiie fan πŸ˜‰

Alison Haworth - August 20, 2009 - 2:23 am

Piper looks wonderful.
She would be very loved in our house, as would you, if you ever visit you would be so welcome at our house x

Victoria - August 20, 2009 - 4:29 am

I adore your dolls. My sweet five year old, Ruby, would be delighted to meet Piper.

Nele - August 20, 2009 - 4:46 am

Happy birthday Christina! I hope you’ll have a memorable day!
As for Piper, well my girls and their River and Meadow would like to look after her too! Your dolls have become quite the conversation piece around town! Soon you’ll be famous here too… πŸ™‚

Kat - August 20, 2009 - 5:10 am

Still not sure if I want the doll for my little girl or me ! πŸ™‚


Elise Braverman-Plotkin - August 20, 2009 - 5:10 am

Happy almost birthday! What a fabulous “baby” as my daughters call their dollies. We would love and care for Piper if she should come our way….

Roseanne Perkins - August 20, 2009 - 6:12 am

Happy Birthday! Wow, your doll giveaways keep getting more and more popular! We will throw our hat in too because we love Piper and the books!

Brooke - August 20, 2009 - 6:32 am

Would love to have your beautiful doll for an upcoming birthday. (happy Birthday to you too) And I have never heard of those books so if I don’t win I will have to go see if I can find them.

Thanks for having another great contest and good luck everyone!!!

Chelsie - August 20, 2009 - 6:38 am

So cute! My fingers are crossed!

Kerry - August 20, 2009 - 6:53 am

May you have a blessed birthday Christina. Piper looks beautiful. I have recently ordered 2 dolls. They are for 2 of my grand-daughters for Christmas. We would love to have Piper join us. Love from us all fro ‘Downunder’ πŸ™‚

Anne - August 20, 2009 - 8:10 am

Oh, she is beautiful!! As always! πŸ™‚ We would love to give her a home. Thanks!

Emily - August 20, 2009 - 8:38 am

She is so darling! What a lovely companion for the lucky winner!

Dawn - August 20, 2009 - 8:42 am

We love dolls and books in this family, so both would be cherished. Thanks for the chance to win some fun and beauty.

Lisa - August 20, 2009 - 8:46 am

I would love another friend for my daughter to play with. Crossing my fingers πŸ™‚

April - August 20, 2009 - 9:13 am

Pretty pretty please with sugar on top. I wish I wish…

Dejah - August 20, 2009 - 10:17 am

Oh my goodness you are so talented!!!!

Peach - August 20, 2009 - 10:21 am

Aww, she is so adorable. . .and i have a granddaughter who would love to give her lots of attention!

Lauren - August 20, 2009 - 10:22 am

You make amazing little friends. . . . .would love to have Piper for my favorite little one! Here’s hoping!!

Kathryn - August 20, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Sweet, as always. We’re hoping she’ll be ours!

Kate G. - August 20, 2009 - 12:24 pm

ooh, she is just beautiful and my little one would be so excited! keeping my fingers crossed…

Jenn C. - August 20, 2009 - 1:42 pm

What a sweet doll! My DD would be such a good little mama to Piper.

Dana - August 20, 2009 - 2:06 pm

She is beautiful. I just ordered my daughter’s first Bamboletta doll for her for Christmas. Piper looks just like my daughter’s greatest friend and would be a wonderful gift to give, so they could both have a fabulous new friend!

Tricia Z - August 20, 2009 - 2:22 pm

This is the cutest little girl! Thank you so much for this chance!

Alison Lovering - August 20, 2009 - 2:30 pm

so cute! your dolls are wonderful!!!

Jodi - August 20, 2009 - 2:34 pm

I love this I do all your dolls! I have my fingers crossed!

Tasha - August 20, 2009 - 4:18 pm

Pretty Piper! Come home to us!!!

Heather - August 20, 2009 - 4:29 pm

Just found your site–what adorable dolls!

Holly - August 20, 2009 - 5:34 pm

I’m throwing my name into the ring again! Hopefully this time is my time to win πŸ™‚

Amy - August 20, 2009 - 6:24 pm

Piper looks rather like my Sweet Pea! I’m sure she would have a good and loving home with us, should we win her.

Angelica - August 20, 2009 - 6:44 pm

We would love to give Piper a wonderful home with two little girls!

Jennifer - August 20, 2009 - 7:06 pm

So, so lovely. If I don’t win, I hope she is well-loved elsewhere.

Thanh - August 20, 2009 - 7:17 pm

Piper is so cute. Entering my name for the first time πŸ™‚ Good luck everyone.

Jackie - August 20, 2009 - 7:21 pm

What a great give away. Piper is so cute! Good luck everyone!

Chris Alexander - August 20, 2009 - 7:21 pm

These are so adorable! Who ever wins will give her much love. πŸ™‚

Tiphini - August 20, 2009 - 7:22 pm

Love this. Another beautiful doll and what awesome books too! πŸ™‚

rachelzana - August 20, 2009 - 8:18 pm

I have a small tot who would love to snuggle Piper.

D. Furr - August 20, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Beautiful work and it’s a kind and generous offer. My grandson loves his little Arlo, although I suspect not as much as my daughter! The books would be a great addition to any child’s library. I’m sure Arlo would love to have Piper join him.

Devon - August 20, 2009 - 8:49 pm

My girl turns 4 on September 1st! This would be a great present:-) xoxoxo you’re the best!

koneko - August 20, 2009 - 9:04 pm

oh she’s lovely! if i won, i know just the little girl to give her too!

Melanie Moore - August 20, 2009 - 10:15 pm

I love your dolls! Pick me!

Lindi Johnson - August 20, 2009 - 10:23 pm

Piper looks JUST LIKE the “Piper” foster child I worked with last year. She was such a sweet and funny little girl and I miss you, so. I would love to have this beautiful doll. I promise to give her a good home!

Amber - August 21, 2009 - 12:05 am

Oh how cute, I think she needs to come with us!!

Emma G - August 21, 2009 - 12:19 am

We’d love to welcome Piper to our home! We’d take great care of her.

Paola - August 21, 2009 - 12:34 am

I’m dreaming this little one!please!my baby boy Alessandro need a sweet play companion!!!

Michelle - August 21, 2009 - 2:29 am

Gorgeous! I have my fingers crossed. Thank you

Bernardette - August 21, 2009 - 2:58 am

I love you dolls and my daughter is really keen on Piper. You are very kind, thankyou.

Ingrid - August 21, 2009 - 5:44 am

You are generous and wonderful. We never tire of entering the contests at our house cuz each doll is so original and not one we could ever dream up ourselves. Wish us luck!

cathy - August 21, 2009 - 7:01 am

Oh! Piper looks just like my daughter’s best friend–also named Piper. And Piper’s birthday is next month, too…Could I be lucky enough to win Piper a birthday gift?

Ginger - August 21, 2009 - 7:24 am

Yip. She’s so sweet. She is welcome to come live with my family!

Heather - August 21, 2009 - 7:43 am

What a beautiful doll! My newest little girl (I have three) doesn’t have her own doll yet and Piper would really brighten her world. Fingers crossed. The books sound awsome too! Thank you!

Pink Sky - August 21, 2009 - 8:11 am

She is lovely! Thank you for the generous giveaway (and how sweet of the winner to pay it forward like that!)

Miriam Sappington - August 21, 2009 - 9:10 am

Hi! I just found you through soulemama. What beautiful dolls. I LOVE their massive amounts of hair! Here’s hoping!

Natalie Stewart - August 21, 2009 - 9:25 am

Piper is just a “doll”! My Emme would be so thrilled to have her! xoxo

Granny B - August 21, 2009 - 10:07 am

Just found you site, brilliant.
Piper is beautiful & your heart must be the same; to give her away.
Have a good Birthday, an excellent month! Mine also!

Geoff - August 21, 2009 - 10:19 am

Hoping to win for my peanut.

Chris - August 21, 2009 - 10:21 am

LOVE your dolls. Would love to be a winner. I keep trying and keep checking on your site to see the new dolls. Those books look fun too.

Barbara - August 21, 2009 - 10:22 am

Signing up again hoping to win for my favorite granddaughter, Clara. Her mom loves your dolls.

Rosemary Martinson - August 21, 2009 - 10:29 am

She is the cutest little pumpkin! How great with the Pay It Forward winner!

Jennifer Kleckner - August 21, 2009 - 11:29 am

Lovely as always!

Jenny - August 21, 2009 - 11:47 am

Hey, she looks just like my daughter. We’d love to make a home for Piper!

Rachel - August 21, 2009 - 12:16 pm

Beautiful. I had my first ‘go’ at a Waldorf doll last month to give to my niece. Very fun. Won’t have time again for a while as baby is coming soon!

Elizabeth - August 21, 2009 - 1:07 pm

I would love to win! pick me!!! My kids LOVE your dolls. We would love to add her to our growing family. thanks for the opportunity!

Tisha - August 21, 2009 - 1:27 pm

I love your dolls.

Cori - August 21, 2009 - 2:25 pm

I just want to hug her and squeeze her and love her! Piper is awesome. You are so generous to give away art like this.

Anne Bente - August 21, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Would love her for myself!!!
I’m addicted to your work! Love Fridays:)

henny - August 21, 2009 - 3:44 pm

Piper is a gorgeous doll just perfect for my grandaughters.

ronda hand - August 21, 2009 - 4:18 pm

a beautiful doll and books? wow!! my paige would love to have piper!!

Sarah Powell - August 21, 2009 - 4:44 pm

She is a sweetheart! You all are so talented! Thank you for doing what you do . . . I can’t even imagine the world without Bamboletta!

Ann Bachhuber - August 21, 2009 - 5:11 pm

Christina: Piper is a cutie! All your creations are amazing. I had contacted you earlier about my new neice from Ethiopia…she seems to be adjusting well. I will not be ordering a doll for her at this time. Thank you for your response. We would love to give Piper a home though!

Cara - August 21, 2009 - 5:38 pm

hey, another giveaway! this is always a fun gamble. thanks for the chance.

Laura-Lee Audit - August 21, 2009 - 6:42 pm

Oh we could give her a wonderful home! She looks like a fun little one to play with…..

Shannon - August 21, 2009 - 8:06 pm

I found your website through an ad on Amanda Soule’s blog. Your dolls are just beautiful, I can almost feel what it would like to give them each a squeeze.

Heather Williams - August 21, 2009 - 8:39 pm

We would love to give this little one a loving home!! Love Piper’s outfit!

Justine Semple - August 21, 2009 - 9:01 pm

What a gorgeous girl !!!! We have a cattle station in Australia and three friends who would just love to make our home hers as well…..Thanks for the chance to win!

jo - August 21, 2009 - 11:27 pm

ahhh, pretty please, she’s perfect, the exact match to our new baby girls colouring… I hope that she can come and live with us πŸ˜€

April O. - August 22, 2009 - 4:00 am

Oh how lovely! You are very blessed with talent. πŸ™‚ Thank you for posting this giveaway. Happy (early) Birthday by the way!

Alessandra - August 22, 2009 - 7:22 am

She is wonderful just as all of your dolls are! She would be perfect for my niece.

Catherine Gibb - August 22, 2009 - 1:00 pm

I love every single one of your dolls. They are all wonderful!

Rebecca Jones - August 22, 2009 - 1:09 pm

How adorable. I know a granddaughter who would just love this.

emma - August 22, 2009 - 1:33 pm

She looks so much like my youngest daughter. Would love to give her a new home in England πŸ™‚

Magnolia - August 22, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Oh my girls would love for her to come play at our house!!!

Tiffany McIntosh - August 22, 2009 - 7:39 pm

Beautiful! We’d love to give her a home!

Annin - August 22, 2009 - 8:56 pm

Would love to give Piper a home. And those books look like a fun read.

Judy - August 22, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Another beauty! Would love to take her home for my little one.

Lisa - August 22, 2009 - 11:36 pm

My daughter would love this! It even looks a little like her…

Rilla - August 23, 2009 - 1:57 am

Greetings from Hungary! Your dolls are lovely! All of the materials you are working with, and the design is wonderful. You are inspiring me and i hope once my presence on the net could be something like yours and my dolls will have the same fame. Piper would have playmates were she here πŸ™‚

Kate - August 23, 2009 - 5:05 am

your dolls are divine.

your dolls are the inspiration for my doll making.

your ‘job’ is my dream.

your blog is my weekly indulgence.

Jessica - August 23, 2009 - 7:56 am

Love your dolls, your creations a re beautiful!

ashleigh - August 23, 2009 - 7:56 pm

I love your dolls, and I’d love to win one for my office. I work with kids, and I try to keep toys.

Ally - August 23, 2009 - 9:30 pm

A blondie for my blondie – she’d love her!

chris - August 23, 2009 - 11:23 pm

Oh how wonderful. I love Piper, but really I LOVE them all! Actually know a Piper with an upcoming birthday. Maybe the universe will bring it to her. How cool that there are two books coming along with the doll. What a treat. Fingers crossed.

Renee - August 24, 2009 - 2:00 am

I have just come across your website and am overwhelmed by the gorgeous-ness! Your dolls are just beautiful! I’m about to poke around here a bit more!

jenny - August 24, 2009 - 5:00 am

Oh this little girl has to come home and live with my little blonde girl….for three reasons….1 – she’s gorgeous! 2 – I’m an Aussie and 3 – Because it’s my husbands birthday on the 1st September. She has to come and live with us!

Jen - August 24, 2009 - 5:10 am

This is a beautiful doll!! My daughter would absolutely love her!!

zsΓ³fimamΓ‘ja - August 24, 2009 - 6:03 am

Piper is very nice girl, my daughters would love her very much.(older girl will be 10 years old on 6. September.
Thanks for the chance.

Lindsay F - August 24, 2009 - 7:41 am

Yippee – a birthday giveaway!! Shouldn’t you be the one getting presents;-)

I’d love to have her join Makayla, Sophie and Harry at our house!

Thanks again for your generosity and the beauty that you continue to add to this world and our family.

Jennifer - August 24, 2009 - 7:42 am

Oh, so cute, by daughter would love a new baby.

Tanya - August 24, 2009 - 8:13 am

Oh my … she is ADORABLE!! I love dolls w/blue eyes as my daughter has blue eyes. Piper would fit in well at our house. πŸ™‚

Tracy - August 24, 2009 - 10:01 am

What a sweetheart! We would love to welcome Piper or to have some lovely new books!

Claudia - August 24, 2009 - 10:14 am

She is absolutely beautiful! My daughter who is 2 years old loves “babies” that’s what she calls dolls. We take her baby to the supermarket and even to the Doctor’s office. She would LOVE a new one!

rubyellen - August 24, 2009 - 10:15 am

oh please… oh please!!! she would have a lovely home here:

we dream of your dolls!!!

michelle - August 24, 2009 - 11:47 am

We would love to have piper come join our family!!!!!!!

elif - August 24, 2009 - 12:15 pm

what a beauty!

Leah - August 24, 2009 - 12:46 pm

Happy birthday! And thanks for the wonderful gifts you are giving away!

diana - August 24, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Happy early B-Day!! Today is mine…the big 40!!!! love your dolls!!!

Shannon - August 24, 2009 - 1:56 pm

My daughter’s name is Piper and she would love this beautiful doll! She even looks like my Piper!

christine - August 24, 2009 - 3:06 pm

Happy Birthday Christina! We would love for Piper to join our family.

Marisely - August 24, 2009 - 3:25 pm

Piper is adorable. Her outfit is super cute. I hope she comes to live with us.

Emma - August 24, 2009 - 6:22 pm

I have been admiring your dolls for quite a while. Piper is such a sweetie. My girls would love her to bits!

Sarah Riggs - August 24, 2009 - 8:19 pm

Thought I could resist entering because we already have some of your beautiful dolls, but I couldn’t help myself – Piper is so lovely. (The books also look SO cute and funny!) Winning anything you’ve created OR enjoy would be a happy thing.

Thank you for all that you and your creative team do…


Marianne - August 24, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Both my daughters have a Bamboletta (or 2) and I envy them so. This doll would be mine…..Well I might share her, sometimes. Happy Birthday.

marissa - August 24, 2009 - 8:29 pm

Piper is gorgeous! My Louise would love to give her a good home – And that is so awesome that the winner from the last giveaway donated (and created! wow!) the books! We would love to be entered for this one!!

Colleen - August 24, 2009 - 9:43 pm

I am soooo in love with Piper! Very very soon we will be adopting a Bamboletta for Caitlin, I just love seeing each and every one of them! Can’t wait to custom order our very own!

Kathryn - August 25, 2009 - 2:32 am

A gorgeous doll (of course, aren’t they all?!!) – signing up again and keeping my fingers crossed?!! Kathryn x

Manca - August 25, 2009 - 4:18 am

I love your dolls, my little Alja just started to play with dolls, we hope to have lucky pick this time.
Thanks for doing doll giveaways!
Best regards from Slovenia,

Sharon Adler - August 25, 2009 - 4:40 am

Love her hair and top! She’d be a welcome addition to our house.

Patricia - August 25, 2009 - 5:51 am

We have been admiring your adorable dolls for awhile now. Piper is sooo cute!!! I love her dark blue eyes. My daughter, Emma Rain, has beautiful dark blue eyes and dark blond hair. It would be wonderful for Piper to join our family. I am sure Emma Rain would be thrilled. Thank you for being so generous with your doll giveaways!

P.S. Ever since you posted that you would be giving away another doll, I have been dreaming that the doll would have dark blue eyes just like Emma!

Jette - August 25, 2009 - 6:49 am

Your creations are really rather wonderful. So I am sure my very own little ‘creation’ would love one of them. We are also always on the lookout for inspiring books. So, both giveaways would be quite welcome at our end!

Nicole - August 25, 2009 - 6:51 am

Piper is beautiful! My girl’s would love her.

Amy S - August 25, 2009 - 7:06 am

Oh she is beautiful. My daughter would love to play with her.

Ree - August 25, 2009 - 10:46 am

My kiddos would love her…She is adorable! Please send her our way! The books look fun too!

Maddie - August 25, 2009 - 11:31 am

Oh yes, what a gorgeous little girl! Great to read about the pay-it-forward; not very known over here (that is probably because we are in Holland, and the Dutch are not famed for their generosity haha). Good concept though.

Sarah Davis - August 25, 2009 - 2:46 pm

We love doing contests and give-a-ways too! My 3 year old would simply adore this little girl. I’ve been eyeing your dolls, but haven’t been able to afford one yet…so this would be a blessing to win! πŸ™‚

Kristy - August 25, 2009 - 7:41 pm

What a doll! I know another little girl who likes polka dots. We’d love to have her over for tea parties and dancing.

Alison - August 25, 2009 - 8:05 pm

Piper is gorgeous!!! We’d love to have her come and live with us. Thanks Christina for another chance to win a beautiful doll.

Good luck everyone.

Leah Killian - August 25, 2009 - 10:05 pm

super cute! LOve her green shoes! The books look fab!

Sarah - August 25, 2009 - 11:51 pm

What a beautiful doll! Thanks for the chance to win her. Anni and I are keeping our fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

kate - August 26, 2009 - 2:21 am

Another beautiful doll! i’d love to win her for my daughter

Sue - August 26, 2009 - 7:17 am

Awwww… Piper is just lovely.

Lauren A - August 26, 2009 - 9:53 am

OOOH, a blondie! Perfect for my 2 year old who is always trying to take sisters Bamboletta away. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Early Birthday!

Amanda - August 26, 2009 - 10:25 am

Such a sweetheart! My dd would love her for sure! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

Katie - August 26, 2009 - 11:23 am

I’ve made my own for my girls ( sssshhh, but but I like yours better!)

Nathalie - August 26, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Hope I will be the happy winner. Thank you so much!

jenny - August 26, 2009 - 3:27 pm

IN LOVE WITH PIPER! So cute she can be the big sister to our newly purchased bamboletta baby

Kathy - August 26, 2009 - 3:44 pm

She is adorable! I know she would be well loved at our house.

Trisha - August 26, 2009 - 5:34 pm

So adorable. Would be well loved by both my girls, if I could part with her. Always inspirational! LOVE Bamboletta and all you stand for:)

Marvio - August 26, 2009 - 7:25 pm

I hope I am the chosen one, so I could bring joy to my wife and my 2 1/2 year old daughter!

Lashara - August 26, 2009 - 8:29 pm

Wow! So many comments! How do you ever pick the winner? Piper is gorgeous, just like all of your dolls! But she does look to me like a Michigan girl… so you should send her our way. She’d fit right in here with my little blondie. πŸ™‚

Hilary - August 26, 2009 - 9:01 pm

Hi. Thanks for another give away. My cousin in law’s name is Piper and she has cystic fibrosis. What a beautiful doll!


Bill - August 26, 2009 - 9:04 pm

My Cousin’s name is Piper. She is a great girl!

Tamara - August 26, 2009 - 10:45 pm

You really make the greatest dolls. I like the bits of blue in her hair.

Anze - August 27, 2009 - 4:02 am

Gorgeous doll again, I love the colours!

Heather - August 27, 2009 - 5:31 am

Oh, I love her! She would fit right into our family! And those books, they look wonderful! Happy Birthday!

Amy VG - August 27, 2009 - 12:11 pm

Hi Christina!

I am always in for a new doll for my girls! I haven’t said THANK YOU yet for the most beautiful doll you made my youngest for her birthday. We just love her and her lovely new outfits. Thank you for making your dolls, we are so lucky to have them in our home.


Jeannine - August 27, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Love her!! Such a cutie!

Hannah - August 27, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Oh she is so sweet! I hope she can come home to be with us. I’m saving my pennies to get all three of my girls some dolls from you to go with the arrival of their new sister in November, and gee whiz it’d be swell to have Piper and two of her pals come stay with us! Not to mention, polka dots are a very ‘in’ fashion statement at our place of late. πŸ˜‰

Cori - August 27, 2009 - 2:21 pm

I just am still adoring her. It funny how a doll can captivate you. Then to think of all the time put into making her makes her all the more lovely.

Shirley Broback - August 27, 2009 - 2:27 pm

Adorable! My three year old would cherish this for years!

kayce - August 27, 2009 - 2:31 pm

Your dolls are amazing! I’d love to be entered into your contest!

Lindsay - August 27, 2009 - 2:43 pm

What a cutie pie! My little girl Lucy has blonde hair that looks just like Piper’s. We will be crossing our fingers in hopes that Piper can be Lucy’s forever-friend. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!!!

Amy - August 27, 2009 - 2:46 pm

I am in love with these dolls. I can’t wait for someone in my family to have children so I have someone to buy one for.

Lilia - August 27, 2009 - 2:49 pm

She is beautiful – I’d love to give her to one little girl in our life.

Angie - August 27, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Beautiful as usual!!!! Would love to welcome her to our family!

Rita - August 27, 2009 - 3:09 pm

Fingers crossed for luck to be on our side for this giveaway – she’s cute & Zoe needs a “sister” doll πŸ™‚ LOL!

Jules - August 27, 2009 - 3:27 pm

oh loveliness everywhere I turn today
thankyou for your generosity x

Amber Driesman-Vowels - August 27, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Piper is so spunky looking. I love the name too. When I was a teen I thought that I’d one day have a little girl called Piper. No girls yet, but my niece would take really great care of a Bamboletta. I’ll keep my fingers crossed once again.

Lori - August 27, 2009 - 3:49 pm

OMG! I just “stumbled” onto your website–I am amazed by your craftsmanship! Your dollies are wonderful and I can’t wiat to give the tutorial for the sleepy baby a try. Please include me in your giveaway. My neice would give this little darlin’ a great home.

Jenny - August 27, 2009 - 4:40 pm

So many comments, wow! We are going to adopt another little one, so I am going to need another doll.
Piper is one of my best friends’ names.
Thank you for all the happiness you bring the world.

Carolee - August 27, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Love this little doll and her name! You are so generous with your giveaways, thank you!

Meredith - August 27, 2009 - 5:03 pm

Ooooh Paige’s doll Chloe would love to have Piper as a friend. I love the names you pick for the dolls. Your so generous to do giveaways, such fun!

Jessica - August 27, 2009 - 5:04 pm

Absolutely adorable! From one of your Aussie fans! πŸ™‚

Sara - August 27, 2009 - 5:28 pm

She is lovely. I know a little girl named Piper who would love her, so I’m entering for her. Piper’s mommy is our preschool teacher and she donated her time so we could have a summer program. Cool books! and good sharing.

Yvonne - August 27, 2009 - 6:16 pm

She is darling what a great giveaway to include books.

Sarah - August 27, 2009 - 6:54 pm

Another gorgeous doll!

liz - August 27, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Love her hair and would love to give her a home!

Abiana Conliffe - August 27, 2009 - 7:54 pm

Very cute!! i love that the last winner ‘paid it forward.’

seamama75 - August 27, 2009 - 8:01 pm

Sweet Piper, come and join our family. we will love you up and give you a good life πŸ™‚

Julie - August 27, 2009 - 8:37 pm

She’s such a cutie! Hope she comes to live at our house!

Laura - August 27, 2009 - 9:57 pm

I came to the site looking for a baby doll for my daughter’s 2nd birthday but when I checked out the blog I fell in love with Piper…for myself!! I’ll be turning 33 this September, but you’re never too old for a doll!

Elisa - August 27, 2009 - 10:01 pm

Little friends all too cute and here comes another one!! Piper is adorable and the books sound faboo too!

Chris - August 27, 2009 - 11:35 pm

Happy Birthday, Christina! I can’t wait to receive the doll we have ordered for our daughter’s birthday (Sept. 5). Piper is beautiful and would have a lovely home here… The books look great as well!

Rok - August 28, 2009 - 3:43 am

Gorgeous doll, love the colours. Happy birthday to you!

Mary B - August 28, 2009 - 10:00 am

She is so beautiful, and the books look really fun! Happy birthday!

Candace - August 28, 2009 - 10:10 am

Hi Christina, I made my way here via Laura’s Facebook. I see you have her doing some social media marketing for you! I have heard a lot about your dolls. I think they are so cute and I like how they are made with so much love and care. If I win I am going to give the doll to my baby niece. I think Piper is much better looking than the Quatchi doll I gave her πŸ™‚

Lisa Parker - August 28, 2009 - 12:44 pm

I just love Piper, She is just adorable and has one of my Favorite names!

Jennifer - August 28, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Pick me! Pick me! I have the perfect girl in mind for that doll!

Brandon - August 28, 2009 - 6:07 pm

Happy Birthday Christina! Yay, another chance to win a special doll. Piper would fit in perfectly with our family. Thanks for the chance to win her.

Alexandra - August 28, 2009 - 7:06 pm

I have a little granddaughter who would LOVE this doll!

Andrea - August 28, 2009 - 8:08 pm

Piper in her polkadots,
Makes my heart go

Catherine - August 29, 2009 - 3:29 am

Christina – sweet doll and fun books – someone’s going to be really happy next week!

Tonya - August 29, 2009 - 7:04 am

Wow! Another Giveaway! You’re too awesome! Happy Birthday!

Amy - August 29, 2009 - 9:00 am

Your giveaways are the best! Thanks for the chance!

Nina - August 29, 2009 - 11:09 am

I looove your dolls! And I would love to win your giveaway!

jezahel - August 29, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Je serai trΓ¨s heureuse d’accueillir Piper Γ  la maison. Elle est belle et si joyeuse!
Joyeux anniversaire Γ  vous!

Simone - August 29, 2009 - 5:54 pm

Would love to give this to my niece when she is old enough. Been an admirer of your dolls for awhile.. I think they are wonderful and beautiful, they remind me of my favorite doll growing up. If i ever have a little girl I will have buy one. Happy bday aswell. πŸ™‚

sparklegem - August 29, 2009 - 8:59 pm

Piper is so sunny and cute! We would love to give her a happy home.

Mika - August 29, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful doll – I’d love it for my birthday on the 17th!

Joanna - August 29, 2009 - 9:01 pm

How cute is she!? I know my girl would love her. The books look great, too!

April - August 29, 2009 - 9:01 pm

Piper is just adorable! My son loves Ziggy, his Bamboletta, and I’ve been watching for the perfect friend for my daughter. Piper would be just perfect for my blonde-haired, blue-eyed cutie.

jessica - August 29, 2009 - 9:03 pm

Ok, I’m doing it… I’m closing my eyes just like my five year old, kinda squinching my face up and whole heartedly wishing for Piper to be ours! It works for her all the time, here is hoping for a little bit of five year old magic to do me no wrong…
You are amazing creators there at Bamboletta. Thanks for another great opportunity! xo Jessica

sofia - August 29, 2009 - 9:05 pm

My daughter would adore this doll! Thanks for the chance to win =)

Penny Campbell - August 29, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Oh my she is adorable, you make beautiful little girls and boys!! As God creates them, is he your inspiration. well, i know we would love to have Piper in our home. God Bless You .

Amy - August 29, 2009 - 9:09 pm

My birthday is September 6th! She would be a great birthday present!

Shannon Watson - August 29, 2009 - 9:11 pm

Piper is adorable! My darling Kat would love to give her a home! And those books look great, too πŸ™‚ Thank you for your generosity. Cheers, Shannon

devin - August 29, 2009 - 9:14 pm

She is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the chance!

rae - August 29, 2009 - 9:16 pm

your generosity is unreal! your dolls are a work of art and it is wonderful that you share them in this way! thanks so much for the incredible opportunity! πŸ˜‰

Sara - August 29, 2009 - 9:18 pm

She looks like she’d be a wonderful friend for my daughter. Hope you have a lovely birthday!

Jenny - August 29, 2009 - 9:19 pm

I love,love, love your dolls. She is so sweet. I know my Lylah would snuggle and love her as much as I do. Pick Me, Pick Me!!!

gardenmama - August 29, 2009 - 9:22 pm

Your dolls are incredible!
The love and positive energy that you pour forth into making them is shown!
Thank you for this generous give away, Piper would be welcomed with open arms into our home : )
Enjoy your sweet day of celebration!

Sandy Cederbaum - August 29, 2009 - 9:23 pm

Hoping for holidays with Piper πŸ™‚
Thanks again,

Meadow Schroeder - August 29, 2009 - 9:24 pm

Piper is adorable! Thanks for continuing the giveaways!

Valerie - August 29, 2009 - 9:25 pm

Piper is such a cutie pie… love her!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing gift with us Christina! πŸ™‚

Anita - August 29, 2009 - 9:27 pm

Blue-eyed blonde with natural highlights – she is perfect. I never cease to be amazed at how well you capture the essense of life. As always, we would love to provide a loving home for her, so we cross our fingers that she comes our way.

Stacy - August 29, 2009 - 9:27 pm

These dolls are a dream! My first baby girl is due on Monday and this would be the best first present to give her…her very first doll! The dolls are so, very sweet!

Trish - August 29, 2009 - 9:28 pm

Ah, amazing as always!!!

Tonya - August 29, 2009 - 9:30 pm

She’s adorable! My daughter said, “Her’s hair wooks so, so pitty”.
There are so many people who love her already! I know she will find a wonderful home!

lisa - August 29, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Love Piper – she’s so sweet and we’d love to win her! Thanks for such a great contest!!!

Mary - August 29, 2009 - 9:41 pm

Piper is beautiful. She looks remarkably like my darling Pippa, who was one hour away from being named Piper. Wouldn’t it be lovely for Piper to come to our home now, and make a lovely friend for Rosemary, Pippa’s well loved bamboletta doll.

Serena - August 29, 2009 - 9:43 pm

Piper is so wholesome + sweet! I love her little boots + rolled up jeans.
I hope you have an absolutely wonderful birthday!

MΓ€ria - August 29, 2009 - 9:48 pm

I would love her at my house!

Olivia S - August 29, 2009 - 9:50 pm

Love Piper’s Polkadot outfit! So adorable.

Erica Matthews - August 29, 2009 - 9:51 pm

What a beautiful doll! My daughters would love to become her friend.

Heather TenKley - August 29, 2009 - 9:51 pm

Piper is a cutie, my youngest was going to be named Piper if he would have been a girl! Piper would be a great addition to our home.

Rachelle - August 29, 2009 - 9:55 pm

Piper is precious!!! We would give her a good home!!!! Your work is truly art.

Josy - August 29, 2009 - 9:59 pm

SO sweet! My four kids would love her up!!

Denelle - August 29, 2009 - 10:04 pm

I was just on your update admiring all the (sold!) dolls. Our baby bamboletta doll would love a big sister, and my daughter would love to have Piper to cuddle, as she plays with her bamboletta baby every day.

Andrea - August 29, 2009 - 10:04 pm

I have been coveting bamboletta dolls for a while. They are so cute! This one would make a great xmas gift for my little girl this year!

Lucie - August 29, 2009 - 10:05 pm

she is adorable…. as always! thanks for the giveaway!

Ella - August 29, 2009 - 10:06 pm

She looks like me! I am 5 and will be starting kindergarten. I love your dolls. Ella

Loriza - August 29, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Ooooooooo LOVE her:) Great name and great sense of style as always:))) Would love to give her to my daughter:))) Would welcome Piper with open arms :)))

Carrie Carden - August 29, 2009 - 10:10 pm

She’s adorable!! I’ve been watching your site for weeks now. My daughter Linnaea’s birthday is in February and I’m planning on saving $20 per month so I can hopefully afford one of your creations. We’re pretty low income so it’s going to take awhile but I really think that a doll like this is worth the money. Thanks so much for considering my entry. Happy Birthday (to come)!

Piper - August 29, 2009 - 10:10 pm

My real name is Piper! Honestly! I can send you documentation. This is a lovely doll. My daughter’s name is Euphemia Rose, her scottish grandparents pronounce it (yoo-fay-mi-a). Euphemia Rose would also be a lovely name for a doll. Light to you-Piper

Amanda - August 29, 2009 - 10:13 pm

Piper is such a cutie! She’d be such an adorable friend for my little girl.

Julie - August 29, 2009 - 10:15 pm

I would be SO excited to give this “baby” to my daughter! Your dolls are SOOO beautiful!

Danielle Guymon - August 29, 2009 - 10:19 pm

Such a cutie! Our daughter is a red haired, blue eyed cutie with a September birthday! Piper would be a fabulous birthday present for her.

Juliana - August 29, 2009 - 10:27 pm

Piper is wonderful! Your dolls are so lovely and fun! It’s so nice of you to have this contest – thank you! Happy Birthday!! Juliana

Susan - August 29, 2009 - 10:46 pm

Beautiful doll, as always. My daughter would love her. Fingers crossed!

Laurie - August 29, 2009 - 10:46 pm

Pipe, the tree-climbing beauty, is as vivacious and fun-loving as our girls and we would love to have her in our home! Thanks for creating such works of beauty for families to enjoy!

Jessica - August 29, 2009 - 10:51 pm

Another sweetie! What a darling for my little one.

Crystal - August 29, 2009 - 10:53 pm

I have 2 granddaughters who could love this sweet doll in a heartbeat! Thank you for sharing :))

Joanna - August 29, 2009 - 11:00 pm

I love her & her hair. Just adorable!

Katie - August 29, 2009 - 11:14 pm

I heart piper!

Katarina - August 29, 2009 - 11:16 pm

Oh what a sweetheart. I would love to give her a new home, my daughter is 4 years old, and she loves soft cuddly dolls and would be the perfect mother for this little girl. πŸ™‚


pascaline - August 29, 2009 - 11:19 pm

oh what a lovely doll… let s try to be a lucky winner!! and by the way happy birthday in september 1 st !!


Sherry - August 29, 2009 - 11:26 pm

As always – she is just lovely. I can already image her under the tree in a homemade santa hat πŸ™‚

Chrystel - August 29, 2009 - 11:28 pm

So adorable, looks so much like my three year old! Happy birthday! Hope your kids do something extra special for mommy!

Jesse - August 29, 2009 - 11:35 pm

So lovely! You are one talented woman! It’s like someone made my eldest daughter into a doll, kudos to you. Happy Birthday!

Kendal - August 29, 2009 - 11:48 pm

oooh I love giveaways too! I am anticipating the arrival of my daughter’s first bamboletta doll, at the same time we are anticipating the arrival of my sister’s first baby! it would be sweet if Piper could be my sister’s baby’s first bamboletta, but we’ll see! Thank you for your generosity and the love you put into your work.

Melody - August 30, 2009 - 12:16 am

Piper is adorable! Great job on all the dolls, I’m a huge fan! I can tell a lot of love is put into each one of these dolls and would love to be able to give one to my beautiful little girl!

molly - August 30, 2009 - 12:24 am

me! me! me!
piper will love it in cape town!

Kim - August 30, 2009 - 12:35 am

Hi. Piper would be a great addition to our family. She would be perfect for our new daughter Olivia.

Diana - August 30, 2009 - 1:07 am

Wow, Piper looks ready for adventure! I’m another aussie fan πŸ™‚ with two little boys who would love such a fantastic doll.

Dimitra - August 30, 2009 - 1:42 am

I have a class of little kiddies who would love this one…

Gaetanne - August 30, 2009 - 1:55 am

Please come and join our family!

liz - August 30, 2009 - 2:54 am

i can’t resist! enter me too, pease πŸ™‚
your dolls are wonderful!!

Tanya - August 30, 2009 - 3:01 am

She’s as adorable as anything…I love th streaks in her hair (just like my little neice). Hope you have a fab Birthday and a wonderful next year!!!

Jaime - August 30, 2009 - 3:08 am

Have a happy birthday! I love your dolls and Piper is a cutie.

ana - August 30, 2009 - 3:35 am

Oh… it is a beautiful doll! =) And I think she would love the weather in Portugal. πŸ˜‰

Sebrina - August 30, 2009 - 3:39 am

Piper is such a sweetie!! It’s so generous of you to do these giveaways!

Audra Costello - August 30, 2009 - 3:57 am

Piper looks like she loves to climb, just like my little girl. I’m sure they could have some wonderful adventures together.

ash - August 30, 2009 - 4:21 am

I love how you love to give your dolls away! Thankyou, she is a real cutey pie.

amy - August 30, 2009 - 4:30 am

What a beautiful doll, we would love to give her a home!
Thankyou for the great giveaways.

Meghan - August 30, 2009 - 4:36 am

Piper is beautiful! My little one would love her.

Stine - August 30, 2009 - 4:43 am

September 1st our son Bastian turns 2 years (time flies)….Piper will so very welcome for the birthsday party πŸ˜‰
Love all your dolls!!!

MΓ©lanie Gagnon - August 30, 2009 - 4:44 am

So cute! I love the name too!

LIN - August 30, 2009 - 5:00 am

Love her!! We need some girl energy around here, to keep these boy dolls company!

kendrah - August 30, 2009 - 5:01 am

adorable little Piper! i love her outfit, too.

Robbie Flowers - August 30, 2009 - 5:02 am

My little girl and her Bamboletta Zoe would love to share their smiles and travels with another friend. Thank you for considering us.

Ashley - August 30, 2009 - 5:05 am

Each of these dolls is so beautiful, I continue to marvel at your abilities! Thank you for making such special dolls.

Aimee - August 30, 2009 - 5:06 am

That doll reminds so much of my daughter, what a gift that would be. The books look great too!

Anne - August 30, 2009 - 5:12 am

Another beautiful doll from a beautiful artist!

Megan S. - August 30, 2009 - 5:17 am

So cute! My daughters would love your dolls. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer - August 30, 2009 - 5:24 am

She is beautiful! I love your dolls and appreciate the opportunity to possibly win her in a giveaway!

star - August 30, 2009 - 5:27 am

We have move cities and Waldorf schools too. My daughter is now enrolled in a new class, I mean truly new, never been offered for this age before. I went by this past week and was slightly saddened by the only two more “grown up (i.e. long and lean)” dolls that were in the room. I would love for you to give this lovely little girl to my daughters new classroom!
Then maybe I’ll order either a little boy or a baby to go with it. Thanks for the heads up of the sept. deadline.

cassie haw - August 30, 2009 - 5:32 am

i love your dolls – piper is adorable! i’m a kindergarten teacher so those books look right up my alley!

elaine qualter - August 30, 2009 - 5:39 am

your dolls are so incredibly gorgeous – i am saving my pennies to be able to buy one for my two-year old daughter, who as of yet doesn’t own a doll. i’d rather invest in one of these treasures than a cheapo made in china any day. thanks for your inspiring work!

Lisa Z - August 30, 2009 - 5:52 am

Oh, she’s adorable! Pick me, please! πŸ˜‰

Tara Lynchard - August 30, 2009 - 5:56 am

She’s beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Theresa - August 30, 2009 - 6:05 am

Beautiful as always, and thanks for the opportunity to enter in another giveaway…so fun! πŸ™‚

Jessica - August 30, 2009 - 6:10 am

My daughter Olivia would love this doll for her birthday in September. What a generous giveaway. Thanks!

Lauren Radley - August 30, 2009 - 6:11 am

She is so cute! Thank you for your ‘pay it forward’ generosity!
Those books look wonderful, I’ll have to try to find them πŸ™‚

mountain girl - August 30, 2009 - 6:11 am

This doll is so sweet…and the books look great! Thanks for offering them!

Elizabeth - August 30, 2009 - 6:27 am

Piper would fit right in at our home, she is lovely and we would have so much fun with her……….

Jenn Steinberg - August 30, 2009 - 6:43 am

Oooh, she’s so cute – I hope I win!

Lee - August 30, 2009 - 6:59 am

Wow, what a cute girl Piper is. She would be most welcome in VA. Thanks for the great inspiration you provide!

Ashleigh - August 30, 2009 - 7:07 am

My goodness. What a generous giveaway! These books would be perfect for our little ones and Piper, well if that’s not one of my favourite names! She is beautiful and would be an incredible addition to our family. Thank you again for your kindess.

Monica - August 30, 2009 - 7:13 am

Wow! We would love to give Piper a home!! Thanks for the opportunity!

TracyTracy - August 30, 2009 - 7:14 am

Such a pretty doll, we would love to add her to our family. She might be good company for our youngest when her playmates head off to kindergarten. Or I might have to institute a daily backpack check to make sure she does not head off to kindergarten as well. Either way, we would enjoy it!!! Thanks.

jo-anna - August 30, 2009 - 7:26 am

My daughter would love piper. She would be a wonderful addition to our home.

Shannon Petaja - August 30, 2009 - 7:33 am

ADORABLE! My nieces name is Piper and she is having her first baby. What a wonderful gift I could give her new little one! Thank you for sharing!

AMy - August 30, 2009 - 7:38 am

Those books and doll are adorable. My almost 4 year old would just be in heaven if we won! Thanks for the contest!

Connie Metz - August 30, 2009 - 7:39 am

She is so pretty…I’d love her for myself! My husbands cousin just had a baby girl last week and they named her Piper! It would be so cool to give this adorable doll to her! :o)

Kari - August 30, 2009 - 7:43 am

Cute! I love her hair. The flamingo book looks great too, we will have to check it out. =)

Birgitta - August 30, 2009 - 7:45 am

Another wonderful giveaway opportunity – thank you! Piper is a gem and the Tiffany Stone books look like a terrific find!

Milagros Guzman - August 30, 2009 - 7:46 am

These dolls are gorgeous. A friend of mine has a few of these for her girls and they are so beautiful. You just want to hug them!

piper - August 30, 2009 - 7:52 am

my name is Piper, I would love to take care of her

Piper age 4

Melissa - August 30, 2009 - 8:02 am

Your dolls are the best! I plan on giving my daughter a custom doll (that looks just like her) for her 3rd birthday. She would love to have Piper as a friend. We look forward to seeing your new dolls every week!

Nicholas - August 30, 2009 - 8:05 am

Happy Early Birthday!

Deb - August 30, 2009 - 8:06 am

We’ve got Bamboletta dolls for 2 of our 3 kids, we just need one more!!

katy - August 30, 2009 - 8:07 am

I love her already!! Thank you so much for being so generous:)

Brittany - August 30, 2009 - 8:30 am

Oh so cute! I’m getting both of my kids these dolls for Christmas this year, but it sure would be nice to have one for free! Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison - August 30, 2009 - 8:31 am

What a lovely doll. Her outfit is fantastic – she’s really rocking that outfit.
Happy Birthday for Tuesday.

Sage - August 30, 2009 - 8:33 am

She is so sweet! My little boy would love her! Thanks for the chance

Brenda - August 30, 2009 - 8:48 am

Piper’s a sweetie… my little 2 1/2 Lilly would love her. I’ll bet Victoria is lovely about now!

Beth - August 30, 2009 - 9:04 am

What a sweet doll. We would love to invite her to our house.

Jenny Love - August 30, 2009 - 9:20 am

What a sprightly little imp Piper is! Someone is going to be celebrating their good fortune on your birthday!

lisa - August 30, 2009 - 9:25 am

Piper is an adorable doll — and an adorable name!

Lisa - August 30, 2009 - 9:26 am

what a cutie! my little would love to have her as a friend.

Julie Wesr - August 30, 2009 - 9:28 am

She is beautiful as all of the dolls are. I know a little girl that would absolutely adore her.

Heather - August 30, 2009 - 9:31 am

Hi there. Please include me in your giveaway! The doll is so super-sweet! That would make a cute addition to my home. πŸ™‚

Ashlee Archibald - August 30, 2009 - 9:32 am

she is beautiful! I’m crossing my fingers! Maybe I can put her under my tree for my babe πŸ™‚

Amy - August 30, 2009 - 9:37 am

Your dolls are so amazing….Piper is so cute, my girls would love her!!

Shelby - August 30, 2009 - 9:39 am

We have a dolly already, but I would love to have one for my new baby girl too πŸ™‚

Jackie - August 30, 2009 - 9:47 am

Hi there, We would love to get another little girl to keep Bea company and so my girls don’t fight over her anymore. She’s beautiful as usual and the books look like a fun read! Cheers!!

MamAmor Dolls - August 30, 2009 - 9:49 am

Absolutely stunning! As usual.
Thanks so much for this giveaway!

Jessica - August 30, 2009 - 9:50 am

My daughter Charlotte would adore having Piper as a new playmate! She would enjoy having a cup of tea, reading bedtime stories, and going for walks to the beach. Make my sweet heart a little sweeter by allowing Piper to come live with us. She will be loved to bits!!!

Alice - August 30, 2009 - 9:56 am

please PLEASE PlEaSe pleeeeeeeease let Piper come live with us. Julia will love her better than you csn ever know. Have a blessed day.

Karen - August 30, 2009 - 9:59 am

I would LOVE to adopt Piper! Of course that means I would have to go adopt another doll so that my girls wouldn’t have to share…

Maria - August 30, 2009 - 10:01 am

Your dolls are absolutely beautiful!

Priscilla - August 30, 2009 - 10:03 am

Hi Christina, September 1st is my birthday too!! Piper is just adorable, I know a little someone who would adore her πŸ™‚

carey - August 30, 2009 - 10:04 am

She is adorable! Fingers crossed that she gets to come live at my house!

Donna S. - August 30, 2009 - 10:07 am

Well today is my birthday…maybe my lucky day? My granddaughter would love the doll or the books, I’m sure.

Dee Dee - August 30, 2009 - 10:08 am

Piper would have a great little Mommy if she comes to live with my daughter!!!

Anna - August 30, 2009 - 10:16 am

Oh how cute!

And Happy Birthday to you!

Annette Standrod - August 30, 2009 - 10:27 am

This doll looks very similar to my daughters. They would love her. Those books look awesome. I would love to read them to my girls. Thanks for the giveaways!

carey - August 30, 2009 - 10:29 am

My daughter would love Piper — please put us on the growing list for a chance to bring her home! (I also love Tiffany Stone’s work — we found her work at a book fair and bought two for our home and some for my nephew’s book collection. Quite fun!) Thanks for the chance to win Piper — your work is beautiful.

shana - August 30, 2009 - 10:36 am

what a sweetie-pie face; love the highlights in her hair, and a happy birthday to the dollmaker!!

Everett - August 30, 2009 - 10:42 am

I LOVE her hair! So beautiful. My daughter loves the “baby” you made her:)

Kristin - August 30, 2009 - 10:43 am

Oh, she is absolutely adorable, my little girl would love her. She is also obsessed with books, and would be so excited to receive those! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Adrienne Jack - August 30, 2009 - 10:45 am

Love your dolls! I am having a baby girl in Oct after two boys. Would LOVE one as a birth day gift for my baby:)

Heather - August 30, 2009 - 10:59 am

Love watching your new dolls everyweek! Would love to be entered in for a chance to win this beautiful doll! What an incredable talent you have, and thanks for sharing!! We have girls, girls, girls in our home and she would be well looked after!!

IsabelC.L.C.M.Esteves - August 30, 2009 - 10:59 am

Piper is lovely……. Congratulations !!!! Happy Birthday !!!!!

Dawn Kramer - August 30, 2009 - 11:32 am

Love her name and her beautiful hair. She is adorable. Would love her for my precious new granddaughter.

mominco - August 30, 2009 - 11:36 am

I have 2 kids a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter.
I’m writing to you NOT for my son who’s life changed dramatically when he got very sick and had to undergo an open heart surgery in at age 5.
But this this for my daughter Trisha who at that time was 2 years old.Her childhood has been very different due to her brothers problems.she has been a tremendous blessing to us and to her brother.She is his best friend,She cheers him up ,plays with him,and been there for him all thru his difficult life.
She is as amazing and this amazing doll would be an amazing gift for her.Being a Die hard doll fan and an avid reader this would get her the thanks she so deserves.I am sure any familt that recieves this would appreciate your generosity and you kindness.Thank you(and Tiffany) for doing this!

Lehe - August 30, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Hello Piper!

Wendy - August 30, 2009 - 12:07 pm

I have a daughter turning two. this would be well loved. Thanks for the chance to win – I love your dolls.

Kathleen Strickland - August 30, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Another beautiful doll! Would love her for my own little “doll!” πŸ˜‰

Claire Richter - August 30, 2009 - 12:51 pm

Ohhhhhh!! She is so cute. I would love to win her. The books look great too. My sons love books. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Rheta and Kenai - August 30, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Hello Piper, my name is Kenai and I love to play outside with my kitties and push my dolls in their strollers! Would you like to come for a ride? It would bee soo fun if you could come and play with me,I love to go to the beach and play with watercolors too! Do you like to go to the beach? Im sure you will have a fun wherever you go, cause you look like that kind of girl! Love, Kenai

Kris - August 30, 2009 - 1:25 pm

September 1st is my daughter’s birthday! What a wonderful date for a give away ~ I’m sure
she would be thrilled with sweet little Piper or the books. They look so inviting!Thanks for
another great giveaway.

Crystal - August 30, 2009 - 1:30 pm

She’s beautiful!

Heather Kuhn - August 30, 2009 - 1:53 pm

There is something absolutely irresistible about these dolls; their creator; and the Bamboletta community in general. It would be such a pleasure to introduce my baby-on-the-way to your creations (not to mention the delight they elicit in momma!). Thank you.

brooke - August 30, 2009 - 3:00 pm

darling. What a sweet friend she will make.

Liz - August 30, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Beautiful as always, and tons of personality! My daughter would love her!

jessica - August 30, 2009 - 3:32 pm

Here I am again. I thought maybe if I left a comment a day that that might help our chances of hugging Piper! Happy weekend! xo Jessica

marylene - August 30, 2009 - 3:46 pm

I’m glad to see that Piper is an avid reader! She will be a great influence on my niece Addisen who cam over this weekend and fell in love with my daughter’s doll, Maggie!
Thanks for sharing & Happy Birthday!

Michele F - August 30, 2009 - 4:35 pm

I love your dolls! They are so cute and cuddly that I would love to have one for myself. I promise I will share with my little girl though!

Catherine - August 30, 2009 - 5:32 pm

She’s adorable. I just had a little girl and would love one for her…or for me – who am I kidding!

Karen - August 30, 2009 - 6:04 pm

What a “doll”! I know a little girl who would love to have Piper as a playmate!
Thank you for thinking of us!

Geny - August 30, 2009 - 6:19 pm

These are some of the most gorgeous dolls I’ve ever seen, and I love the care and attention to detail that goes into each one πŸ™‚

Elizabeth Thompson - August 30, 2009 - 6:29 pm

What a cutie that piper is! But those books look awesome too. I love snappy kids poetry, so I almost wish to win the books more. πŸ™‚ Would love either. thanks so much.

juana arias - August 30, 2009 - 6:33 pm

yippee another chance for a bamboletta!! the girls at the blacklantern are ohhhh sooooo hopeful!!

AnnRose Burch - August 30, 2009 - 6:42 pm

I am teary after reading the testimonials! I hope to win and post my own amazing story of how my son & daughter flipped over winning the doll! πŸ˜‰

rikki - August 30, 2009 - 7:25 pm

absolutely precious!!

elizabeth - August 30, 2009 - 7:41 pm

this little girl looks like my little girl!

and we love stories – especially fun read-alouds!

it would be so awesome to win either one!

Angela - August 30, 2009 - 7:44 pm

What a beautiful creation! You are so talented and giving! We have two boys and a baby girl who will be two in October who looks just like Piper – they would all love to provide her a home. Thank you for this opportunity! I have been checking in on your site for the past year, and just hope one day we can afford a Bamboletta Doll! I have been telling everyone about your wonderful work. Happy Birthday!

Sara - August 30, 2009 - 8:02 pm

happy birthday!

we have all our fingers crossed! wishing…wishing….

Kate - August 30, 2009 - 8:13 pm

Piper would find a comfy home with my twin book loving ‘not quite 4 yr old’ daughters!!! We love your dolls and someday would love to add one(or more) to our family.

samantha - August 30, 2009 - 8:14 pm

Mackenzie and I would love to have Piper in our family. She is wanting a sister and I am now a single mum with no prince. Piper could be the answers to our prayers,

Charlene - August 30, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Oh please choose us Piper!!! We have a lovely home in the forest high in the mountains with lots of fresh air!!! You can sleep with Joey who your Mamas made for us this spring, you can come on camping trips in the woods and go fishing too.

Sarah - August 30, 2009 - 8:25 pm

The polka dots are lovely.

Emily - August 30, 2009 - 8:29 pm

Come home with us Piper!

joanna - August 30, 2009 - 8:58 pm

would piper like to move to Tennessee?? My daughter’s bday is September 8th – what a treat it would be. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy birthday to you!

Judy - August 31, 2009 - 5:26 am

Please enter me in the contest. We would love to add her to our family!

Valerie - August 31, 2009 - 6:30 am

Oh – she’s beautiful, my daughter would love her. Thank you for these lovely giveaways.

Beth Carpenter - August 31, 2009 - 6:35 am

What a wonderful way to share your creations! Thank you and have a most joyous birthday tomorrow!

Stephanie - August 31, 2009 - 6:36 am

My nieces would love her! Thanks!

Dianne@sheepdreams - August 31, 2009 - 6:39 am

That doll is precious and I know a 4 (almost 5) year old who would be thrilled to received her! My grand-daughter would provide a loving home for Piper. Count me in!

Martina - August 31, 2009 - 7:21 am

My two little girls would love to recieve this beautiful doll. My three noys love being read to, and am always popping a book in my lap.Happy Birthday and Thank-you for the awesome giveaway.

Mindy M. - August 31, 2009 - 7:31 am

My daughter & I would love to give Piper a good home. The books also look very interesting. Thank you for doing these giveaways. It is so very generous of you.

Leila Wylie - August 31, 2009 - 7:40 am

Happy birthday! Thanks for the sweet giveaway. =)

rachel - August 31, 2009 - 10:33 am

We will be just soooooo happy to receive this cutie! And the books…oh my! Happy birthday!

deborah - August 31, 2009 - 10:33 am

i love piper’s polka dot outfit!

Alison - August 31, 2009 - 11:02 am

I know Piper will become Klara’s new best friend!

Melissa V. - August 31, 2009 - 11:11 am

Oh Piper, I would love you to come and play with my little Lucie!!! So cute!!!

Julie - August 31, 2009 - 11:16 am

I said it before, I’ll say it again – I just loooove your dolls! All of them! They are unique and so beautiful. Your work is truly amazing. I wish to own one soon – my little Lily would be thrilled to wear it on her back in a wrap (she loves babywearing). And I hope you have a nice birthday!

Charity Hines for daughter Isabel Grace Hines - August 31, 2009 - 11:25 am

Piper is a doll…but so is our lil’miracle baby Isabel. She’s only a few weeks old & already our whole world…She was deliverd by emergency C-section, because of some complications…Drs said she is a miracle & we are grateful to God for her. I’ve just so enjoyed your dolls & hope to be able to have one for Isabel…We’d be thrilled if it happens to be Piper! Thank you for your kind consideration & the generosity of giving away one of your lil’gems!

rachel lee - August 31, 2009 - 11:44 am

hugs and kisses piper, you’re adorable!

Audrey - August 31, 2009 - 11:58 am

Adorable!! How I’d love to present my daughter with Piper upon the arrival of her baby sister!!

stephanie - August 31, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Oh, please send Piper my way! She’s such a sweetie:D

Apryl Craighead - August 31, 2009 - 1:11 pm

Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful dolls!

Karolyn - August 31, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Its only been recent that I stumbled accross your website……and its love!
Your dolls are absolutly beautiful!

Jesca - August 31, 2009 - 1:57 pm

“The Earth is but one country and humankind it’s citizens” Bahaullah~

Jenny Martin - August 31, 2009 - 2:27 pm

Piper is so cute–I lover her polka dotted shirt!

Barbara - August 31, 2009 - 2:29 pm

I think my 2 nieces would love to have someone as cute as Piper to love and play with. She is an absolute work of art. Thanks for the chance to win her.

Sara - August 31, 2009 - 4:31 pm

What a beautiful doll….again! I hope she finds the perfect home, with whomever she chooses! It makes me so happy to know that these dolls always end up with people who love and care for them, where ever they go :))

Debbie Livingston - August 31, 2009 - 5:38 pm

Your dolls are awesome. I have been recommending them to all my mommy friends!

Shaivite - August 31, 2009 - 6:36 pm

Piper is adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to share her with my little girl.

genevieve - August 31, 2009 - 7:03 pm

…my little daughter faery FiOna would be humbly hoppy happy to unravel a packaged Piper. We admire your waldorfy values and needle & threading – they inSpire Us!

Paula Santos - August 31, 2009 - 8:00 pm


I love your dolls, they are such an inspiration! We live in Japan I am sure that Piper would love to live here with us.
Thank you!

Sarah - August 31, 2009 - 10:28 pm

Love to see your beautiful dolls- such a refreshing approach to dolls! My daughter is nearly four and would cherish one of your dolls! Thanks for the opportunity to receive one!

Sarah - August 31, 2009 - 11:11 pm

Wow a girlfriend sent me to your site and i can’t believe how cute your dolls are, great work!!

Leanne Hawkins - September 1, 2009 - 4:21 am

What a gorgeous doll. I am so glad I saw this from SouleMama’s blog. My girls would love to take care of Piper. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Aunt Diane - September 1, 2009 - 4:23 am

What a beautiful little girl and I have the perfect child to give it to, my newest little neice. Happy Birthday to you and thanks for being so generous by giving a present to a special child on your special day! Someone will be very happy today!

reggie - September 1, 2009 - 6:22 am

Happy Birthday… Christina

Kari - September 1, 2009 - 7:43 am

Happy Birthday!

Sue Brayton - September 1, 2009 - 8:46 am

She is darling. πŸ˜‰

Suzie - September 1, 2009 - 9:48 am

Another lovely doll and happy birthday as well.

hillary - September 1, 2009 - 11:36 am

we’d love to bring piper into our home…
btw…happy birthday.

Heather - September 1, 2009 - 11:49 am

My grandaughter would absolutely love this doll. We would love the chance to gift it to her.

Mary - September 1, 2009 - 11:52 am

She looks just like my Gabby. Thank you for the chance to win her.

Paul - September 1, 2009 - 11:54 am

How adorable. What a great doll for a little girl.

Devon Kinne - September 1, 2009 - 1:17 pm

adorable! My boys would love a female playmate for their boy dolls.

Jennifer - September 1, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Oh! Books and dolls. Doesn’t get any better than this.

david - September 1, 2009 - 3:15 pm

my girlfried showed me your website… would love to send Piper to my daughter in Kansas!

Jennifer - September 1, 2009 - 3:16 pm

my daughter saw piper’s picture and went crazy! send piper to us and she will always be part of the family!

Barbara Hansen - September 1, 2009 - 6:00 pm

I would love her!

Kristie - September 1, 2009 - 6:55 pm

She is beautiful! My daughter would LOVE her πŸ™‚

Angela - September 1, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Christina, thank you for bieng so amazing and creative in making these beautiful dolls. I would love to win one for my little boy, even if it’s a girl doll. I just found out that we are expecting a baby girl. One day, I am for sure getting her one of your dolls. Keep up the great work,and thanks for your generosity.

Rocio - September 3, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Piper is adorable… We will be very happy to have her in our arms!!!!

barbara andriolo(Netherlands) - September 12, 2009 - 3:59 pm

hallo Christina,
girl you did it again so cute is piper and she would be very welkom in our house to stay and make some one here real happy
take good care of her and your self
ciao barbara

nathalie - September 12, 2009 - 4:05 pm

hello christina,
piper is a cute loving doll we would be very good pleased to hold her and play with her every day and take little naps with her
well take care till next time

why wool?

I mentioned before that I’m working on a FAQ section for the website. One of the questions I get asked all the time is ‘Why are the dolls stuffed with wool?’ Well, there are a bunch of reasons why – let me explain! First off, wool is naturally antibacterial. It actually can’t sustain bacteria – […]

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Sarah Riggs - August 13, 2009 - 9:01 pm


Have I ever mentioned the Imagination Movers? If you’d like kids’ music that DOESN’T make you want to beat your head against a wall, check it out! I LOVE them and my kids do, too! They’re from New Orleans and even have a show on the Disney Channel, but I like their music even more than the show (which is very cute!)

They have a website and also a fan page on Facebook (your favorite website!)

-Sarah :o)

Amber - August 14, 2009 - 7:28 am

There is something really amazing about wool. It just feels homey and warm in a way that polyfill simply doesn’t. I love that shot of your little guy – I would love to cuddle up with that wool, too!

cheryl - August 14, 2009 - 12:23 pm

We want to come and snuggle up in wool! What great fun. We love John Lithgows Singing in the Bathtub. Its quite fun.

Sandi - August 14, 2009 - 1:16 pm

That’s such a great picture- it makes me smile just to look at it πŸ™‚

And I just finished reading “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher”… such an inspiring book.

Tai - August 17, 2009 - 8:16 pm

Ah wool. How wonderful you are. Looks like your kiddos love it too! I am looking for a supply of carted wool in BC. Would you be willing to share your source? The closest I’ve been able to find is in Nova Scotia!

Amy VG - August 27, 2009 - 12:15 pm

I love the book “You Are Your Childs First Teacher” as well. I was actually refering to it this morning. πŸ™‚

my favorite books..

Since the topic of books has sparked such a great discussion – I wanted to share my fav’s seeing as everyone is sharing theirs…. I usually read 2 kinds of books business/spirituality/parenting or stories. My all time favorite authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred years of Solitude – once you get over trying to […]

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Melissa - August 12, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Ok, before the topic moves away from books, I have to get a couple of my favourites in πŸ™‚
First, an oldie but oh soooo good is East of Eden (Steinbeck). Such an exciting, involved story that’s full of juicy ‘soap-opera’ bits. Second is Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen). This is such a beautiful, heart-wrenching story and is so vividly told that many times I felt like I was the main character, a 90yr old man who tells his story. And I just have to share that after all the Twilight talk on your blog, I have now picked up a copy and am well through the first quarter of the book. Loving it! The Time Traveller’s Wife is next on my list..

Jennifer - August 13, 2009 - 1:13 pm

I adore Time’s Arrow. It kind of broke my brain. I love Barbara Kingsolver, esp. The Poisonwood Bible, and for audio books, Margaret Atwood is pretty fantastic.

Nele - August 14, 2009 - 5:28 am

Ah! You just happened to mention two of my favorite writers… being Haruki Murakami (ever read the short story where a giant sea turtle that harasses people is overcome by putting on records of Julio Iglesias?? You gotta love it) and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As a teenager I did not much more than reading books and I read ‘A hundred years of solitude’ in the summer on holiday when I was 14. I loved it so much I did my book report on it…. and as my teacher a. didn’t believe I had read it and b. if I had read it never believed I had understood it, I got a great big quizz about it to prove I a. had and b. did. It apparently left quite an impression cause I was known to the teachers ‘Dutch’ as the Marquez-girl for the next four years. I did mean however that they were flexible toward my book choice and I got to read ‘Love in times of cholera’ during study breaks when the nuns were in charge… Hooray for that!

Nowadays I absolutely love the essays of Douglas Adams. They are hilarious and so sharp and intelligent.

And I have no idea if he is translated in English (if not, he should be urgently) but Toon Tellegen writes the most beautiful and endearing fables about animals destined for children and adults alike. The titles say it all “Maybe they knew it all” and “When nobody had anything to do”. The stories last about 2 pages and are often a kind of an open thought… no beginning, middle or end… just a hint of a scene which spikes your imagination as to what may follow…

shannon - August 14, 2009 - 9:38 pm

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is hands-down my favorite book ever. Although, Kafka on the Shore was pretty brilliant…okay, I just love Murakami. I have been hoping that somehow, as my little guy gets older, I would miraculously be able to find time to read as voraciously as I once did. Alas, I think I read less now than I ever have in my life, except for parenting and children’s books…I suppose I’ll have to list Elsa Beskow as a favorite author these days!

Cheryl Arkison - August 19, 2009 - 7:19 am

Because you love Ian McEwan and he is my all-time fave I now need to seek out Murakami. Sounds wonderful.

HK Golmon - October 14, 2009 - 3:11 pm

love all you dolls, they are so precious

nathalie bearden - November 5, 2009 - 11:27 am

gabriel garcia marquez is one of my favorite authors, along with paulo coelho. i read 100 years of solitude in spanish in high school and i have read it many times since. have you read the alchemyst? short and sweet and such a magical story.

do you think this is creepy?

My sister does. She gets totally freaked out when she comes over and sees all the dollies in their various stages. There’s always a few heads hanging around – bodies with no hair and even better bodies with hair but no faces. Sometimes instead of faces I’ve marked the eyes and mouth out with pins. […]

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Sandi - August 9, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Hee hee- that basket ‘o’ limbs is part creepy and part funny. Me likes πŸ™‚

CanCan - August 9, 2009 - 9:13 pm

Yes, a wee bit creepy. But I love that basket, we have a big one and a little one similar to it. πŸ™‚

Sue - August 9, 2009 - 10:57 pm

Heheheh…. I have that at times too. Lots of heads and parts.
My sister always gets a kick out of it when I say “I’m making body parts” It does sound a bit creepy!
Have a wonderful day!

Michelle - August 10, 2009 - 4:29 am

I went through serious ‘Twilight’ withdrawal after finishing all the books, too. The next thing that really caught my attention and got me excited about something other than teenage vampires was Sandra Gulland’s series about Josephine Bonaparte. After that I read another of her books, Mistress of the Sun was the title, I think. For audiobooks, I really love to listen to James Herriot’s books. I love the voice of the actor who reads them. Also, have you listened to Ruth Reichl’s ‘Garlic and Sapphires’? She reads it, herself, and she has such a lovely voice. It’s a very intersting book, too. It’s about her job as a restaurant critic and how she used to disguise herself so she would go unnoticed.

Kim - August 10, 2009 - 5:34 am

Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host: A Novel’ is really good. Not vampires but aliens invading our bodies, I have not heard the audio so don’t know the how well that is done.

Lindsay - August 10, 2009 - 7:54 am

I know im suggesting another ‘teen’ series, but try the golden compass books πŸ™‚ theyre really good…. btw- while outlander isn on itunes they are on CD and if you can get them, you can put them on the ipod! try swap tree!

cheryl - August 10, 2009 - 9:15 am

Most of what I read is childrens books and I’ve enjoyed the Percy Jackson series (lots of greek gods ) and also the Gregor the Overlander (boy and bugs underground world). My dream is to be surrounded by finished Bambolettas. They make me smile.

Amber - August 10, 2009 - 9:33 am

I think the heads would be creepier than the limbs, myself. But there is a certain weirdness to a half-completed doll. I can see where your sister is coming from.

As for not letting children see the dolls in progress, I would think even Rudolf Steiner would make an exception for the children of a professional dollmaker. As you said, there’s only so much you can do. Plus involving children in our work also part of the Waldorf tradition, and letting them see you engage in your handcrafts. I think you’re totally in the clear. πŸ˜‰

sharilyn - August 10, 2009 - 12:27 pm

SO funny! What really weirds me out is my mom’s golden retriever’s stuffed animal collection. Often when we visit thrift shops we will get him stuffed animal. He LOVES them, but he ALWAYS just eats the faces off – eyes, noses. My mom keeps all his “friends” in a basket by in the hall (right but the front door) so each time you walk in, you’re greeted with a large collection of faceless animals. UGH! but so funny at the same time.

Naomi - August 10, 2009 - 3:28 pm

mildly creepy but I love the multi-racial limbs… ha!

Aubrey - August 10, 2009 - 6:44 pm

Let’s see – books – Someone suggested the Golden Compass books – I would second those. Another kid/teen series that I really enjoyed was the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke (um, just don’t see the movie – why did they have to choose Brendan Frasier??) Outlander really is a good, not-too-serious read, or listen?, in your case. Anything by Jodi Picoult is entertaining, although I have read all of hers and she does like to follow a certain pattern. I like that she uses some of the same characters and they unexpectedly pop up in other books. Anita Shreve – another very good read and she is prolific – it would take you awhile to get through all of her books. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is another cute teen series – pretty light stuff. Now, none of these were quite as engrossing as Twilight – why is that???? How about any classics? One of my all time favorites is An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I have read that book at least thirty times – dork, I know. Okay, my last suggestion just popped into my head, but I loved these two books – Love Walked In and Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos. I was so happy when I read the second book and realized I could hang out with the same characters that I liked so much in Love Walked In. Just a lovely little story – nothing too complicated… Oh, and The Time Traveler’s Wife – LOVED that book – the movie looks okay…but the book was great…

Okay, I will stop. =)

Aubrey - August 10, 2009 - 6:45 pm

PS. Um, a wee bit creepy, yes…

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Thanks Michelle! I’ll look into those =)

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:46 pm

ha! you totally understand! hope you are well sue!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:48 pm

I can’t get enough of the Bolga baskets. Where I live, in amongst the hippies – a bolga basket and hemp pants are kind of the ‘thing’ to wear. i don’t think anyone actually thinks that way – it’s just everyone seems to have them and the hemp pants. I have about 5 of them now – I give one to each of my sewers to carry their dolls around in.

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:48 pm

i think it’s funny too!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:49 pm

can’t go wrong with aliens! thanks kim, I was wondering about that!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:51 pm

I have read all the GC books – that was the last series I was obsessing on. Didn’t care for the movie though – it just didn’t do it for me. Now the Twilight movie – it wasn’t so great BUT they did nail Edward IMO. I’ve watched it 4 times now – just can’t get enough of it… television is all mine right now because the english soccer season starts up in a few weeks – then it’s all soccer all the time!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Thanks Cheryl and Amber. I’ve told this story before but when Ben was about 2 he would take my stuffing ‘sticks’ and push them up and down his leg .. like he was stuffing himself. Lol – I can almost hear the conversation he’ll be having with a therapist 15 years from!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:55 pm

That is pretty funny Sharilyn! Animals are so crazy with what they do … and moms! I

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:56 pm

all about the diversity Naomi!

admin - August 10, 2009 - 7:57 pm

whoo – didn’t realize that all my replies would be in one spot! Thanks for the suggestions Aubrey!

Alison Haworth - August 11, 2009 - 1:54 am

Hi, my eldest daughter absolutely loved her twilight books and was at a complete loss when she’d read and re-read them all. I gave her a book I’d enjoyed, The Island by Victoria Hislop – she absolutely loved this book and devoured it from cover to cover. She didn’t want it to end. She’s read another one by the same author since and liked that too.
Maybe you should try Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte. Isn’t it mentioned in the Twilight books – I know that the recent release has been given a Twilight inspired cover with monochromatic black and white with red flourishes. I’ve bought it for Abby to read, but she’s ploughing her way through Pride and Prejudice for school at the moment (not enjoying it so it is very slow going … I think I’ll have to buy her the DVD πŸ™‚ lol!)

Zara - August 11, 2009 - 5:56 am

Let me just say that I’m addicted to your blog! I have a baby girl who would absolutely adore one of your creations – you are seriously talented!

Roseanne Perkins - August 11, 2009 - 6:31 am

See, I am a librarian and you have awoken the reader’s advisor in me:

Other good teen reads and all are either the start of a series or have companion titles:
“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones
“The Uglies” by Scott Westerfield
“Tithe” by Holly Black
“Sabriel” by Garth Nix
“Crown Duel” and “Court Duel” by Sherwood Smith (originally published separately, but now they are sometimes packaged togther.)

“Blood and Chocolate” by Annette Curtis Klaus is a good standalone teen book that predates Twilight by several years and is dealing with similar themes only it is a female werewolf who wants to have a relationship with a male human.

If you haven’t read them (or haven’t read them in a while) the Harry Potter audiobooks are really well done.

Neil Gaiman writes really interesting stuff for kids and adults. His latest “The Graveyard Book” is supposedly REALLY good and I’ve heard the audiobook is excellent too. I haven’t had a chance to read/hear it because both are always checked out of our library.

For adults:
Kelley Armstrong’s “Bitten” is really good…some of the later books in the series aren’t as good, but still entertaining.
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs just keeps getting better
If you want to know what the fuss about “True Blood” is all about pick up “Dead until Dark” by Charlaine Harris.

Happy reading/listening!

Kelly - August 11, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Not a series, but if you haven’t read The Time Travelers Wife it’s excellent. Not sure if it’s an audiobook…

admin - August 12, 2009 - 9:06 am

Hi Alison! Yes – the classics are my favorites! I especially love Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night is in my top ten. Thanks for the recommendation of the Hislop book – I’ll give that a try.

admin - August 12, 2009 - 9:07 am

Thanks Zara!

admin - August 12, 2009 - 9:07 am

Ohh – so many books to read! Thanks so much Roseanne!!

admin - August 12, 2009 - 9:07 am

Yes – I have read it and I loved it! It was such a magical book!

Catherine - August 29, 2009 - 3:25 am

I second the suggestion of Garth Nix’s Sabriel, and would add in the follow up books Lirael and Abhorsen.. So good!

What a difference a machine makes..

I’ve posted before about sewing machines – I know. I had to write a post as an homage to my new machine-Β  I love her so much. I bought a Janome ‘Memory Craft’ 6600 and she is a sweet ride. I went with a Janome after testing out various machines over at Sawyers Sewing Center […]

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andrea - August 8, 2009 - 9:41 pm

I am excited for your new machine! Wow-I totally wouldn’t know what to do with that!! I appreciate all your sewing tips as I can’t really afford a doll right now but you’ve inspired me to sew my own. I check here all the time for all your updates but REALLY APPRECIATE the tips you share on dollmaking. Looking out for lightning stitch from now on!

cheryl - August 9, 2009 - 6:31 am

I so want a new machine.With the lighting stich now! I’ll be excited for you even if John is not…Yippie!!! I’m jumping up and down, really.

Amber - August 9, 2009 - 8:34 am

Wow, that is one sweet machine! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. πŸ™‚

Adrianne - August 9, 2009 - 6:37 pm

Sa-weet!!! Does this mean you can sew twice as many dolls per week? Haha (just kidding).

admin - August 9, 2009 - 6:46 pm

There is a machine that Walmart (ugh – I know) sells by Brother that has the lightning stitch and runs about $200. I’ve bought it for a sewer of mine and it works really well. It’s all about that stitch!
Good luck Andrea!! Thanks Cheryl – I SO wish you lived over here. I know I could have called you over for some sewing machine excitement πŸ™‚ Thanks Amber – she is sew-weet! ha – I am so lame. Adrianne.. that’s what John said too. Actually, it was more like – for that price it should sew on it’s own.

Lauren A - August 9, 2009 - 6:47 pm

Thanks for the tip! And regarding the blond doll, I will be ALL.OVER.THAT.My Gracie is a blondie and is turning two on Wednesday! Her sister Eva got Polly this past Christmas and has been asking for a doll of her own!

Meike - August 11, 2009 - 10:18 am

Ah yes – change the needle. I was so happy a few weeks ago when at long last I found out that THAT was the problem! πŸ™‚ I’ll be on the lookout for the lightning stitch now. I’ve got a Janome as well – let’s see if it’s on there!

Cheryl Arkison - August 12, 2009 - 7:13 am

And change the needle often! I’m a quilter and it is amazing how doing this one little thing frequently can save you so many hassles. I just did it again last night – for the fourth time in one project!
Congrats on the new machine!

mel - August 12, 2009 - 7:19 am

additional hint re: needle – change brands, some needles are a touch longer and can hit the bobbin creating an unholy mess & awful clunking noise, found out that the hard way.

admin - August 12, 2009 - 9:26 am

Yes! It is all about the needle. You can’t go wrong with Schemetz – and if you are doing doll work – then use the ballpoint needles for goodness sake! 2 things NEVER to scrimp on are needles and thread. Why go to all that effort and use cheap cotton thread – that breaks and gets all mucky in the machine. Always go German with your thread.

Maddie - August 14, 2009 - 11:56 am

Congratulations with your new machine; lots of joy to be had! I to-ad-ally agree with the quality needles and thread comment, why spend your time doing something that risks to be ruined by silly penny savings? Effort and time are not for sale :-)! I always use Gutermann thread and Schmetz needles (both from Germany). There is this great place near me that now does a 1000m cone for very little so I’m hoarding (I think it may be commercial remnants or something, and not that many colours, but if I can send you some, pls let me know).

Cheryl K-L - August 19, 2009 - 9:23 pm

I started my sewing class a few weeks go and we are using Janomes too. Not sure what model but definitely not as high tech as the one you pictured here. And I love it!!!! It’s way better than the Singer that is being held by duct tape at my mom’s house.

I almost want to buy it but I don’t do enough sewing (yet). So… maybe one day! Happy sewing!

Sewing Machine - November 18, 2011 - 8:03 pm

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