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What do you think?

Update ** Wow – so much food for thought – I received over 100 comments on Facebook and almost 40 here within a few hours! There is a lot to think about around this waitlist issue. John and I are having some good chats about this and what it would look like for our business, […]

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brooke - February 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm

I think this would be hard to make fair, no matter how good it sounds! And I don’t know about waiting 3 years for a doll! I think it is just fun trying to get a doll on download days… sometimes isn’t fair when someone who has a huge family of dolls gets one, and those with none come away disappointed. Maybe a waiting list for first timers? May seem unfair, but maybe sharing the beauty of Bamboletta to those who haven’t experienced it would be great? I know I am trying for my first, but I have given myself almost a year to get one! So I guess, I love the idea, but have no idea how to make it “fair”. Good luck!

Karen - February 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Ah, a wait list would allow me to breathe a sigh of relief! But, I may have to take up a new sport! ha! I would surely love to be on a wait list… and be quite happy waiting. I’d still expect to see your new creations each week :)

Please put me on that list as soon as I can get on it! You mamas rock and are an inspiration.

BTW, I am almost done with ‘Valentina’ (my homemade waldorf I started last week) — I was just hand-stitching her lovely head of hair and cursing my sore fingertips.

Michelle Morra - February 19, 2010 - 7:01 pm

I think this is a really good idea. I got 2 dolls from you last summer and at that time it was fairly easy to get them. But now it is madness :) I would really like a boy doll for my son but he is only 4 months old so I’m willing to wait a while. I know my girls would also love a baby doll but at the same time we are a “waldorfy” type of family and I really try to keep toys to a minimum and simple. Your dolls are all so beautiful and at times I’m tempted to get more but for now we are happy with *Piper* and Callista! All this to say I think the wait list is a good idea :)

Jennifer - February 19, 2010 - 7:04 pm

Hi Christina,

I appreciate so much that you are trying to think of new ways to accommodate your customers. I like the idea of a wait list, but it is still fun to see the dolls and try for them (frustrating, yes, but certainly an event to look forward to!) Could you find a way to have a wait list for semi-customs, regular weekly uploads, and maybe some random postings thrown in, too?

Also — have you thought of a lottery system? Where each week, people have the option to put their name into a lottery system for the dolls and then a certain amount of numbers are randomly generated according to how many dolls are available, and then those mamas have the options to buy the dolls? I think this would make the system a little more “fair” because it’s random…

I don’t know exactly how that would work, just brainstorming here…I just recall some vendors doing that for limited baby carriers on another forum.

Thanks for all you do.

Jennifer

admin - February 19, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Giving priority to ‘First time families’ is a really important part of this whole thing. I’m specifically doing this so first timers have a chance at getting one :) I don’t think there will be one way of doing this to make everyone happy. I would hope that the families with multiple dolls understand this.

Jennifer Martinez - February 19, 2010 - 7:06 pm

Sounds like a great idea to me!

CanCan - February 19, 2010 - 7:08 pm

The first timers lottery sounds good. :)
You are amazing!

Petra - February 19, 2010 - 7:08 pm

I’m waiting on the comments explosion ๐Ÿ˜€

Seriously though you have to do what is easiest for you. If you could get a wait list of first time mommas and allot 5 slots a week to their requests and then dedicate the rest of the time to RTG dolls which anyone can go for. Then if a first time Momma gets a RTG doll before her custom is done she can be taken off the list. Of course the logistics is the hairy part. And the hope that everyone is honest about NOT having a doll. I’m not trying to be a negative nelly I just have worked both customer service and IT Support for too long and can be a terrible cynic. The other problem with this is you will make the list and even if you clearly state “We will contact you when your custom is about to be made”, you are going to get countless emails from people going “How much longer? How much longer? How much longer?” For this to work you would have to have one of your helpers dedicated to it because it will be a beast to look after. Goddess, I sound awful don’t I?

Twwly - February 19, 2010 - 7:09 pm

I think if you cap the wait list at one year and “encourage” people to drop off the wait list if they “win” one via upload race, that it’s a great idea. Will give a sense of satisfaction/security to those looking for it.

Best of luck!

Meghan Schmidt - February 19, 2010 - 7:10 pm

I think a wait list is a fabulous idea!

Julie - February 19, 2010 - 7:11 pm

What happens if you are a family with one doll and two children—and lots of arguing ;). Would you not be able to get on the list?

Allison - February 19, 2010 - 7:12 pm

I think the idea of a wait list is a good one…with a small quantity of slots available periodically. And those who choose to wait whatever length of time it is, can do so…those who decide it is too long to wait, do not have to get on it. As for making it ‘fair’…well I don’t think that is possible. In time, everyone will get a doll. To punish those who HAVE gotten dolls in the past also is not ‘fair’. I don’t think you need to worry yourself about always being fair, you simply cannot please EVERYONE ever…but rather you should just focus on making your business run as smoothly as it can for your own sanity all while getting out as many dolls as is reasonable for you and your business. All of us Bambo-maniacs will ride this ride with you, Christina. You just keep on working your magic!

CanCan - February 19, 2010 - 7:14 pm

PS, sound the trumpets when the customs come back! We have a singleton Bambo in need of a sibling. :)

whitney - February 19, 2010 - 7:14 pm

I love this idea. I would wait for years! It’s so nerve wracking at each upload and this would be an enormous sigh of relief. -Whitney

Debra Stallings - February 19, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Add me to the list. I still am trying to find Sophie her first doll. It does not look like April 5th birthday is going to happen.
LMK
Hugs
Deb

Amber - February 19, 2010 - 7:19 pm

I think that a wait list is a good idea, and it’s something I would totally participate in. Some basic limits might need to be in place, but I think that’s OK. It would also provide a way to ensure that people who get the dolls are the ones who really want them – if you’re willing to wait months or a year for a doll, you know that this matters to you.

It might take some tweaking, but I think it has real merit, for sure.

alison - February 19, 2010 - 7:19 pm

i think it is so amazing that you are looking for ways to make your customers happy with not only the doll/product, but the process of buying and availablity of the coveted friends! you are such a busy mama, and we appreciate not only your hardwork and creativity…but your kind heart and all the love you put into each doll!

i love the first timers lotto spot. but i am not sure i am so keen on a waitlist as the only way to get the dolls. maybe you could do say a certain number of “custom” dolls as a waitlist and then just make as many dolls as you can to add to instocks each week. i do like the random stocking idea still, not telling us when you are doing it, so it may free up some dolls to random luck and meant to be it ness, lol. like if you happen to check in, and there happens to be a doll… there you go. if not, check back and one day it will happen. i wonder if not announcing the stockings and keeping them random based on availability would eleviate some of the competition and sport to it. just some thoughts/ideas. can’t wait to se ehow it turns out for it all!

Abbie - February 19, 2010 - 7:25 pm

I think it is a great idea, and will probably make uploads less stressful and upseting for bambo-less familys when they miss out, knowing they will eventually get one.

You need to do what is best for you and your business and I am sure all will understand.

Melissa - February 19, 2010 - 7:27 pm

I think a first timers list or a lotto is a great idea. As a mom who has yet to “win” a bambo for her daughter, it’s very sad to see other girls in pictures with 4-5 bambos and my daughter still doesn’t have one.

Claire - February 19, 2010 - 7:28 pm

I love the first timers lottery concept!

Cristina Nolan - February 19, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Wow–and you want our opinions? :) Thanks for listening!:)

I have a three year old computer and a semi-fast connection, and I live in a big city, where internet traffic is constant. I tried for about a month, and then I was able to get three dolls, three uploads in a row! I didn’t use any special tricks, I was just lucky! And I need to be, with 5 kids in my family to buy for. It can be done, you just have to be determined enough to do it! Believe me, I was disappointed when I did not get a doll on the first several tries, but really, I was so used to pointing,clicking and buying. Naturally, there is a lot of frustation, but if you really want a doll, it can be done. There are also Bambo Angels out there who will help. I myself have already tried for a doll for someone else. I will certainly be willing to help others as well in the future. Most of the “lucky” people have also offered their assistance to those who need it! Trying for a doll on upload day literally takes 5 minutes–5 minutes a week is a small price to pay for a Bamboletta!

Waitlist spots would be a great idea, but I also think the uploads are working well! I think the waitlist could be a big problem with more than one child to buy for as well (if that is the only way to get a doll).

There are some great suggestions already as to alloting spots on the waitlist, lotteries, etc.

I do still maintain that everyone CAN get a doll on an upload, eventually. You just can’t always go for the most popular doll, and you have to try every upload. It WILL happen!

Jodi - February 19, 2010 - 7:33 pm

I think it really would only be feasible with a reasonable wait time. As much as everyone who wants to purchase a doll loves them I just can’t see many people being willing to wait 3 years for one. Say someone discovers Bamboletta when their child is 6. By the time they get their doll that child is now 9 and may no longer want it. If a shorter wait period can be pinpointed, and known at the time a person puts their name on the wait list, it may be a better way to execute the idea. I’m also not sure I agree with prioritizing for first time buyers. Personally, we have a Little Buddy, but she is technically my 4 month old’s doll (as the doll reminded me of her). It’s hard enough having to explain to my (wonderfully understanding and patient) five year old why she can’t have a doll right away. There’s no way I could tell her she has to wait years for one. Perhaps one idea is more frequent uploads, but make some of them random. If people happen to be on the site at the right time it will (hopefully) cut down on the frenzy that is involved with the scheduled uploads because buyers who purchased a doll at the random upload are taken out of the “competition” for the scheduled ones. Whatever you decide to do just know that you will still have a following for your gorgeous dolls. I’m sure there are many who would be much more patient than I, LOL.

Carli - February 19, 2010 - 7:34 pm

It seems like a list would be so much work. What if a family came up and you couldn’t reach them? Would you have to have to let a certain amount of time go by before you would go on to the next name? Instead, what about and upload or two a month that only people that don’t have a doll could participate in?

Petra - February 19, 2010 - 7:34 pm

I need to put this out there. There are programs you can put on Firefox and other internet browsers that alert you the moment a page updates so a random upload would not really be fair all round because some people are more tech savy than others.

Sascha Melnechuk - February 19, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Christina, I think this is a great idea. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! I would wait forever knowing that at sometime I would be getting a doll. I agree with others that it can get quite stressful and frustrating but also on some level exciting. I have to admit that I then also feel quite disappointed when I get so close and loose out by seconds. I hate to admit it but I do feel a little more frustrated when you loose out to people that have many of your dolls. I would love to see some way of giving preference to first timers (and maybe “locals” only because I am one – ha! ha!). I love the idea that you are thinking of ideas to help us all get dolls. Thanks so much for providing a little extra magic in so many children’s lives. What a great job you have.

Sascha

Stacey - February 19, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Oh, I think it would be a GREAT idea!! It would be nice to give families that don’t have one as of yet an advantage, but really I don’t think that will matter considering they’ll just have their friends order for them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I would LOVE to be on a list!! I’m with Julie, I have two girls, so not sure what to do about that. But I guess I’ll focus on getting one first! Ha!

Jodi - February 19, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Good point, Petra, as I didn’t know such a thing existed. Not at all tech savvy over here, LOL.

Petra - February 19, 2010 - 7:44 pm

From a technical point of view the first timers only upload would be difficult. It would still be ripe for abuse and logistically… well it’s making the geek in me shudder…

Elle - February 19, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Hi. Thank you for sharing in our frustration and letting us know your thoughts. I have wanted two of your dolls every since I found out I was having twins in 2008. It has been impossible to get them as you know. I would love to be on a wait list and think it’s a great idea to start with the families who do not have any dolls yet. I love that you are not going to expand your business and lose the heart and soul of your company in order to make more money. There is so much love and beauty in these dolls and I appreciate all the hard work that you and your family put into each one. I would love two girl dolls and hope to get on your wait list. Please keep us up-dated on your decision going forward. Thanks and good luck. I know these decision cannot be easily made.

amy - February 19, 2010 - 8:07 pm

I think it is great of you to ask your fans what they think! I am not sure what the best way it is… I know that I have been a fan for a while, and we are still hoping to get a first dolly someday. I know that there are some people out there that have loved your work for a long time and have more than one dolls, and have more than one child. I guess a wait list would seem fair. At least then we would feel like someday we could bring home a beautiful doll. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Julie R - February 19, 2010 - 8:10 pm

I applaud you for wanting to make this easier for everyone. I’m sorry that you get stressed out about this. On the one hand, I think a waitlist would be good, but on the other hand, there is so much interest, the logistics of it seem really hard to keep up with.

emily - February 19, 2010 - 8:13 pm

i have read and re-read and then gone through the comments. i’m just not sure. i think that you’d have to limit the waitlist time. i cannot imagine waiting a year on a list. and i know that my daughter would drive me nuts if she had to wait that long.

i would love to see a few “newbie” uploads, where only mamas without a bambo can try. i wouldn’t want it to replace the weekly upload, but maybe be an extra upload.

frankly, would the waitlist be one more thing that limits the number of RTGs. you’ve said that once the customs are done, you will be able to offer more RTGs. so, would the waitlist continue to limit the number of RTGs? and isn’t that kind of defeating the purpose?

i love that you are trying to come up with ways to ensure more people can get bambos. and the waitlist is a good idea. but i think it needs some time limits to it. or people will be upset if this person only had to wait two months while she had to wait a year. :)

Teryn - February 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

I think a wait list would be great for first timers — I think everyone should have a doll (we are so, so grateful to have gotten our one sweet little girl just before all the madness started — we love her so much! :) Would you still do RTGs? I just love to look at them every week :) You do such a great job, Christina (and ladies!).

Mery - February 19, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Cristina I think you should do what is best for you and your family. The waiting list would mean a commitment for years to come , instead of going week by week with the supplies you have on hand to make the dolls RTG, at your own pace. I believe the weekly uploads is keeping the Facebook blog so “alive” , I do not think that the demand for your dolls will slow down any time soon.
Maybe one doll per household every 6-8 months , that way we will have a better chance , without that restriction somebody with a pretty fast internet connection and time can get a doll on weekly basis for whatever reason.
But then again do what is best for you, what works for you.

Diana G. - February 19, 2010 - 8:33 pm

I think that having the absolute and complete freedom of RTG dolls is going to maximize the product availability. Having the creative license and freedom to design — with whatever materials you have on hand, with whatever picture has crept into your head, with YOUR vision, and your mood — puts the most product into the hands of your buyers.

While I so love you and your heart for your tireless and thoughtful pursuit of making everyone happy, you can’t. No matter how you design them, approximately the same number of dolls are going to be created. The only way to change that remarkably is to change the number of people making them or the time spent making them by the individuals already involved. Short of that, there’s not much that can be done to boost the numbers. I think having total creative freedom will help. When you are given that free rein, you work faster because you’re working on what YOU want to work on.

I also don’t think that all families with one doll aren’t still “first timers”. Many families have more than one child and are trying to get a doll for those children. While I understand the frustration of trying to get that first doll, how much more sad and frustrating is it to have one child feel excluded because they don’t have that special playmate that their brother/sister has?

Jennie - February 19, 2010 - 8:33 pm

I think it is wonderful that you are thinking so much of your customers. While I like the idea of a waitlist or lottery (especially for 1st timers), I think it could logistically be very tough. I read on facebook your idea of letting people choose just the basics. Why not release another large batch of custom spots, allowing people to only choose the basics – gender, hair color, skin color, eye color???

Leslie J - February 19, 2010 - 8:42 pm

I think a lottery for first time mamas would be great! Then the rest of the time can be RTGs. A wait list might get a little long and those waiting might lose interest over a course of a year or so. But no, you can’t make all the people happy all of the time. As long as you continue to enjoy what you do, that’s what matters most. I just started trying for a baby Bambo. I’ll get lucky one of these days. It’s a great cardio work out. My heart beats faster when I am trying for a doll than when I am running 12 miles.

Tara Beyer - February 19, 2010 - 8:46 pm

I LOVE the idea of a FIRST TIMERS LOTTERY!! Maybe I would actually have a shot at getting a doll :)

Bj Chrestay - February 19, 2010 - 8:54 pm

I’m thinking in addition to uploads… What about a drawing on certain days of the month.. lasting for x number of hours. If you could do it just as you have posted this question.. making each “comment” an entry, each person permitted one comment or one comment per child… you could have the numbers pre-made from drawing to drawing so you’d just have to pull one out and see who was the lucky winner. You would be free to do it multiple times a month or draw multiple winning numbers from a single list if time and resources allow for it. You could also change it up a bit and have one drawing for a boy doll, one for a blonde doll, one for a buddy doll, etc.. that way people who want or do not want certain features could decide if they wanted to enter or not. The dolls could be semi custom or ready to go or it could change from drawing to drawing as well. This just throws out a truly random chance for people to get one. I know there will always be people who try and beat the system but I guess we all just have to have a little faith that more people are honest than not.

Emily M. - February 19, 2010 - 9:27 pm

i would LOVE a waitlist. in fact, you described my situation perfectly! i don’t need a doll right now, but want one for my now one year old daughter when she is three or four. i’ve been thinking for a while now that i’d better start trying for her doll now, and it honestly gives me a headache. such madness! i also feel as if something’s gotta give or you are going to be totally burned out and quit this whole business in three-four years. you are a saint! i can’t imagine putting up with all this.

Tiphini - February 19, 2010 - 9:54 pm

I think the idea is fabulous, especially for mamas who have not been able to “score” a Bamboletta thus far. I’m not sure how the logistics would look but I agree it could work. Ultimately though you need to do what you need to do for your OWN family and the rest of us will just have to learn to be patient. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kristie - February 19, 2010 - 10:26 pm

Hmm, tough situation. Love the first timers waiting list – that is very fair. That said, some have more than one child or multilpes, some want to get ahead of the game as they are expand their human families (not to be mistaken for those expanding bamboletta families). There will be some getting friends and family to be on the list also. So lots of fair and unfair situations could arise. Let’s face it, all moms want to give their children the best.

Maybe keeping the mix is a good option for now, RTG’s, first timer lists, fundraiser and contests.

You are this quaint boutique operation over there and your capabilites will never meet the demands of all the women out there as your popularity grows. How wonderful to think it could happen that everyone could have such a special doll for their child. It could be possible…. Christina and the sewing mammas – you have big hearts.

Hey, if you ever decide to expand westward, I would be happy to help create some magic out there, I’ve gotten really good at hand-sewing lately!

Jane - February 19, 2010 - 10:37 pm

I am not even pg yet, but I’d love to get on a wait list for my future babe.

Autumn Burton - February 19, 2010 - 11:06 pm

I LOVE this idea! I’d be more than willing to wait if it meant there was a certainty of getting a doll.

Melanie - February 20, 2010 - 3:42 am

I LOVE the idea of a waitlist for first-timers. I did also REALLY like the idea of random continuous uploads, but wasn’t aware of the firefox auto-update issue. This may be problematic as well, but it just came to mind… what about a waitlist with a deposit? Maybe a $50 deposit would ensure that you only get serious buyers, maybe reducing the size of the list. A monthly or weekly draw (lottery) for first-timers with the option to enter based on doll characteristics might also alleviate some of the pressure. I am also frustrated by the process and was hoping that starting 6 months before my daughter’s birthday would be a sure thing, now 2 months in, I’m not so sure! For locals, do you ever sell them in stores or markets anymore? Maybe that would alleviate the issue a bit too…. perhaps an unfair advantage to locals, but with the “buy local” movement, it’s a little bit frustrating when I’m from just down the highway and I can’t get one! I find the adoption situation on FB an interesting one, as it illustrates that some are buying without the same commitment in mind. I know that there is a psychology around online time-sensitive purchasing as evidenced in online auctions etc. so maybe it’s the clamour/challenge that some buyers are interested in (on a certain level), as I have seen numerous times on the FB page comments like, “it’s the challenge I love.” How do you feel about the black-market “adoption” situation? If it’s not happening yet, I wonder how long before people are entering into the “challenge” for the possibility of a private re-sale at a profit. Not something you can control, but it might be alleviated with a waitlist and a deposit, or the random continuous uploads. Oh Christina I empathize with you, this must be a bitter-sweet success. I think what you do is amazing, the product speaks for itself, your clients love you and your staff and there is no shortage of demand for your product. As someone with very limited knowledge of business and economics, it seems the only way is to bring on more sewing mamas. Have you considered this option? I live in Sidney, BC and through word of mouth I know I could supply you with three stay-at-home mamas that love to sew!!! Maybe there’s an option for more word-of-mouth island sewing mamas to get on board?? I’ll still keep trying for my daughter’s dolly for June!

Suzannah - February 20, 2010 - 6:27 am

I like the wait list idea(s).
I have been trying since the first January upload, sometimes the upload goes fast, sometimes it doesn’t for me. I think if I keep trying I’m going to get one (goal date 12/25/10). But it would be nice to be on a wait list if my luck doesn’t strike!
I am excited for the bigger uploads to come when the customs are done! I just love seeing all the differences in the dolls. Such creativity! Great job all around Christina/John/Sewing Mama’s.!!

Amy - February 20, 2010 - 6:50 am

Hi Christina,

I have to second Kristie. I think the first timers waiting list is a fair idea, but I have five children, so I can see how this could be difficult/frustrating for someone with several children wanting a sweet Bamboletta. I have been blessed to have gotten a Bamboletta for each of them. My husband did try to get one, but never succeeded. I actually managed to get them myself and I am NOT a particularly tech savvy person!!! :) I don’t want mamas to loose heart! It will happen!!!!

Christina, I think you will find the best answer for the situation (for now)!!! RTG dolls are wonderful! Your creativity seems boundless!!! When a child gets their Bamboletta, it is always as if they were just meant to be together! I love that!!! These are growing pains. I hope you will find the best solution for YOU and YOUR FAMILY!!!! We all love these dolls. They are worth waiting for!!!! :)

Samantha - February 20, 2010 - 7:27 am

Interesting idea, i would wait and then take my chances on upload day and remove my name if i was lucky. I live in England and that makes it harder to win a doll. Although my husband got one through his cart with an Email this week, so fingers crossed.
Honestly and not wishing to offend anyone, i don’t like the group attempts at buying and then adopting them on.I thnk people are addicted to the excitment of winning a dolly and probably enjoy the gifting on of a doll. That’s unfair, i think husband and wife teams are understandable after all he probably witnesses your dssapointment most weeks.
Sadly i think that a lot of people have lost sight of what these dolls are about, for me they are to be a treasured item, a loved companion. I want a bamboletta because she will be special, i want to avoid a stream of hideous plastic dolls. I found Bambos whilst looking for a special dolly a memory box doll. Bambos have made me read about steiner and waldorf schools, its simple… less is more!

XX

Sandra - February 20, 2010 - 7:34 am

Once again, you are the kindest, sweetest person. I have been trying to get a doll since early December, I don’t think I have missed a single upload. I have 3 sisters who try as well. As much as I think a waitlist would be great, it wouldn’t stop me from trying the RTG upoads. It is so obvious how much love and care you put into your dolls, and how much concern you have for your patrons. It would never occur to me to e-mail you to complain about it. It isn’t your fault that the dolls are tough to get. We are here because we want these special one-of-a-kind dolls, not mass-produced ones. Parents need to get a grasp on that and realize that these dolls take time and every effort is being made to get them out. You don’t want to compromise their quality, or the quality of your life and you shouldn’t have to. Do they think you don’t want to sell as many dolls as you can? A waiting list poses all kinds of other issues. How do you maintain it, track it, etc., What happens when somone scores a RTG and then has to be taken off the waitlist? Imagine calling or e-mailing Toys R Us or Beanie Babies or Cabbage Patch Kid makers and the response you would get because you couldn’t get a doll! Obviously you love to make people happy, but your family comes first and your business is somewhere down the list. We SO appreciate all of your efforts to make people happy and while it sounds crappy, you may need to draft a letter to send those people who are sending you grumbling e-mails. All of your FB mamas would love to explain the deal to them and why these dolls are worth wating for. (Mind you, I am extolling these virtues without ever even seeing a doll!)Just think of all the dollies that could be coming to life if you didn’t have to read and/or respond to those e-mails. We thank you for everything you do and for being the sweetest CEO ever! You can rest at night knowing that you are doing the best that you can and that is all anyone can ask for.

joy - February 20, 2010 - 8:02 am

So many ideas. Probably just making it harder adding another voice. Whatever you chose to do, people will love these dolls and your operation and continue to support both. Your primary responsibility is to your family. Whatever works best for you will work best for every one else. That being said, the idea of a wait list makes me nervous for many reasons. While I am a first timer I am in need of three dolls! Depending on how long the wait is there is a chance a child may out grow the doll phase before their turn comes up. How would payment work? Would you pay when you put your name on the list? Or when your turn comes up? Either way seems problematic, I don’t’ necessarily have the cash on hand to order dolls for three Christmases away. Flip side is because of how my husband (and many others) get paid. I may not have the extra cash on hand when my turn comes up either. As it is when we have money we try, if we don’t get a doll we wait until the next time we have some cash and try then. Just my thoughts.

Teri - February 20, 2010 - 8:14 am

Christina, Hi!! We continue to love our Bambo babies and would love the idea of a wait list to get another one!! I haven’t tried to get one on the site because I think the pressure would be just too much for me and too much disappointment. (I take it so hard for some reason : ) With a wait list I think a lot of people would be more than happy to wait and not have that stress of typing so fast and knowing all of the little secrets to getting a doll so quickly. I always read your facebook but do not have an account on there so I cannot comment there. What about having a wait list but still listing a few the same way you do now once in a while. This may help with the problem listed in the comment above mine about the money issue? Either way, we love the dollies we have sooo much and will continue to be fans!!! Thank you!!! P.S. Just wondered if you got the box I sent? Have a wonderful weekend!!!

ingrid - February 20, 2010 - 9:38 am

You know I support whatever decision you make. Remember that it is your company. Tea and cookies and RPatz can only go so far in easing the stress. Everyone has an opinion and only John’s (and B’s and J’s, too) is really the important one in the end. Take care of you and the business will grow into whatever you make it. And if you don’t like it once you’ve done it, you can always change it:)

pixie - February 20, 2010 - 9:51 am

Without having read any comments some thoughts. If the list is over a few months long, those on the list will keep trying on the site, so the list itself won’t stop people from stalking and pounding the site. So maybe the list is short, and only lasts for say 6 months, and then every 6 months you take up a list again with X amounts of spots. So then those people who know they are getting a doll, stop stalking the store and free it up for others who don’t mind trying for a RTG. Totally just random thoughts here, #2 if you have a super long list like 2 years, a lot of people will disappear, lose email addresses, not have enough money when the time comes, and also I am sure you have thought about this but if for some reason you needed to raise the price of your dolls, even $5 because of postage etc and just time, I am thinking you would not be locking people into a price for 2 years, because it could put yourself at a disadvantage for your business. Having a lot of orders lined up is good for business of course, constant income and a way to get loans etc to make for bigger production.

Really though, i say no list. People just have to get over it IMHO. You can still sell these “modified” and “simple” custom slots on the site like you used to, except sell enough to = 6 months of work and there you now have your “list” of sorts. If you took a true list and let anyone on it, it would be 0982093487389478723487634 long, and you have no way of making sure people on the list aren’t or are first time doll buyers, people can easily use different names and email addresses. I say keep the business simple, and instead focus on how to grow your business and make more dolls with more sewing mamas, and re-evaluate your business model, if you are able to make more dolls at once you can buy supplies in larger amounts hopefully taking down the individual cost on each doll, allowing you more money to invest… sydney will not stop babbling at me so I’ve lost all sort of concentration for saying anything… okay she’s gone.

It’s supply and demand, you either A) Figure out how to raise your output or B) raise your prices. I just think the list is limiting your business and giving yourself way too much to deal with. If you had the ability to raise your production you might have more free time for things like customs that people love and enjoy. Maybe customs cost $200, because they require more of your personal time and attention. It just seems the problem is not giving people a “time” to get a doll, but figuring out how to make more dolls. Maybe you don’t want your business to get that much larger. Sydney is at the door cyring for me so I have to go, so frustrating to not be able to write anything intelligent when I want to ugh!!!

angela - February 20, 2010 - 10:01 am

Christina,

Congratulations on your success. We love Bamboletta and you. I bought one of your babies as soon as Bella was born. I plan on buying a doll for her in the next year. As a busy mama trying to maintain peace in my heart and home I personally would find the download race much too much for me. I would love the idea of a waiting list knowing that the right beautiful doll will be made for my child at the right time. I believe that what you are creating with your dolls is magic and the right doll will always find the right family. Thank you for creating such a wonderful business everything is working itself out please do not lose heart. If you create a standard policy people will know exactly what to expect and that should help with the grumpy emails.
Angela

cheryl - February 20, 2010 - 5:57 pm

I think the random # generator might help load the dolls everyone puts in for the doll they want and then let the randomness pick it. then it would not who could type the fastest but the luck of the draw. Also take time for your family, they grow up too fast! And don’t forget we all love you and your little company of hard working mamas…Thank you!!!!

Angela Simpson - February 20, 2010 - 9:49 pm

I love your dolls. I personally think every single doll that you make is adorable and unique. I think a waiting list would be so much pressure on you to have that always looming in the back just like with the customs. I am still hoping with more RTG dolls weekly the intense disappointment of not getting a doll will lesson because there will be more available. I think you should just stick to your original thought and try a couple uploads a week with more dolls in it! You can’t please everyone and if they are not willing to wait and try each time than your dolls were not meant for them! Life is short and it is not worth all the stress in trying to please everyone! I say no to the list!

Tanya - February 20, 2010 - 11:36 pm

I think that’s fab. Twyyly’s idea of a capped waitlist would be a great idea for customers, but I hope it might not be too much pressure. Thanks for all the hard work & the gorgeous dolls you’re making for children all over the world.

Stacey - February 21, 2010 - 11:53 am

I at first thought this was a great idea. But the more I think about it, I would just prefer more RTG dolls available per week. We’ll all get one eventually!

Monica - February 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Oh Christina….growth is wonderful and scary. My business is FAR smaller than yours…but, I have been there done that trying to make everyone happy. I at one time had a wait list of greater than 6 months and it was a logistical nightmare…and required TONS of time. :( As much as it will make some unhappy…I’d continue with your RTG dolls…I know you can find the perfect doll with a RTG…I did for both of my children. :) Your creativity and ability to be artistic with FLOURISH with RTG dolls….and, that is part of the Bamboletta magic.

Allison - February 23, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Hey Christina…this is a little off topic…but how would you feel about becoming a co-op (kind of). You could have sewing mamas in different parts of the country…like a Southern Sewing Team, a Midwestern Team, etc. I know you don’t want it to be a big operation- but I know I would love to become a sewing mama…and based on FB comments, seems like a lot of others would too! And you could still keep it small and you could still have control cause we could send them back to you for the finishing touches…for them to become real Bambolettas. I don’t know, just an idea! I used to do process improvement consulting at a big bank, so I would love to help you work on a process like this!

September - February 23, 2010 - 6:55 pm

I sent you two emails in early December when I first discovered your dolls (and before I’d read enough to understand “the madness”), but have stepped back completely from even competing on upload days because — honestly — the more I see of your “heart” in making these dolls, the more concerned I feel for your well-being in the midst of all of this!

The wait list would work so much better for my personality (quick decisions stress me SO much; dashed hopes really devastate me)… and my daughter is 14 months so I would be able to wait (hopefully just another 10 months, but even another 22!).

But… PLEASE don’t do the wait list if it makes this feel more like a business to you, and less like an art. It is your creative love which makes Bamboletta what it is, and you won’t be able to maintain that if you are burnt out. (I can’t comprehend why you aren’t already!).

As a mom, yes, I want a perfect doll for my baby. And as someone who can’t get online for each upload, and who feels SO stressed looking at the next 10 months thinking I “need” to get lucky… with the exact right doll… The wait list seems like such a ray of hope. But, as hard as it is to say this, I think I would be happier knowing that Bamboletta went on being authentically “Christina-ish” than that I got exactly what I want.

*Although, honestly, I don’t know how I will ever convince myself to give Sae any other doll! Can a girl grow up with no doll at all?! Will I have to take a giant leap of faith and try to make my own?! :)*

Blah… feel terribly for even taking of your time to read all of my thoughts. How do you do all that you do?!

PLEASE take care!

*And, if I can be so bold, please feel free to be more realistic about your prices. To me, they aren’t even close to reflecting the value of one of your dolls (materials, time, artistic expertise, love).*

Jeanne - February 23, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Well, I’m a 1st time mama and I have to tell you, I think it’s so hard for some of us to get our hands on any of your doll. So for sure I would very much appreciate the waiting list idea. I would def. for sure want to be on the list, then if I want another 1 later-one, our option would be to get it 1st come 1st serve. As for the list, I thought one way you could do is to assign each of us a number, each week you just go down the list and list the numbers (the range) on the website. Perhaps those people can contact you for what they want. So at least, we have an idea how long it will take, so we won’t harass you w/all the emails.

Laura - February 23, 2010 - 9:14 pm

I’m a grandmother,and nurse practitioner in pediatrics. I just recently learned about your dolls. They are Magnificent!!! I would love to be on your list to get one of these special little dolls for my 9 month grand-daughter,Poppy. Thanks for making our world a more tender and loving place to live. Whether I can get one of your beautiful babies or not, I pray for you to have great success in your business and great love in your life.
Thanks again for your contribution to our world.
Laura

Lori Lehr - February 24, 2010 - 9:44 pm

I’m also a grandmother that just recently learned about these beautiful dolls. I have been trying to help my son and daughter in law with upload day. We wait every week for the new postings and position ourselves at the computers waiting so see their lovely face appear on the screen. I would LOVE to purchase the little darling and give her a home with my granddaughter. She lights up my life, and she lights up each week when she previews the dolls. We sill keep trying. Thank you for making dolls as beautiful as my granddaughter!

Lori

Jessica Williams - February 24, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Hi, I just wanted to post to let you know that I would give this doll the best little home! I love your dolls and I have 2 sweet girls that would love to give her a home :)

Susan - February 24, 2010 - 10:39 pm

What I truly love most about your dolls is how each one is unique and “born” from your talents. Hence when I was looking at creating a custom doll (when the option was available) I couldn’t dream up a doll the way you could.

You are an artist and perhaps your art should speak for itself in creating dolls that you and your team want to create, not what others want. I love that you have added a randomness option on today’s blog. I think this is a fantastic idea. I would prefer more dolls listed vs a custom doll waiting list. Keep in mind that YOUR life may change in the two to three years that someone puts their name down for a doll. I hope that you continue to love making these dolls the way we love adopting them.

Susan (momma of two still hoping to adopt a Bamboletta doll into our family).

Amy - February 25, 2010 - 7:57 am

I love this new idea for random selection on a doll. We have been trying for so long! It would be great to bring this little angel home to my angel.=)

Leila - February 25, 2010 - 9:14 am

I like the idea! Because our doll “needs” are relatively specific and don’t come up that often that I’ve seen in RTG dolls (AA boy…though I know you said there are some coming up!!), I would definitely be on a waitlist for however long. If I were buying for my Caucasian daughter, I wouldn’t worry that much about the specifics of hair/eye color, etc. But with an AA boy and wanting him to have a doll that looks like him (since none of the rest of his family does), it becomes a little more important.

Thank you so much for all that you do! You and your dolls are so amazing. =)

Shelley - February 25, 2010 - 11:56 am

I love the idea of a waitlist! Any kind of waitlist but especially a first timers waitlist. My daughter is only 16 months so I don’t mind waiting a year or even a little more. But at some point, I want her to have her baby! I don’t always have the time to get on the computer during uploads, plus the stress and disappointed of it just aren’t my thing. I can see how it would be fun for some, but for first timers it’s really frustrating! I would much rather just have a spot on a list and know that eventually we will get our doll. The way it is now I don’t know if we would ever get one.

Christian - February 25, 2010 - 6:00 pm

I love the idea of the waitlist in combination with the random uploads, all get a shot of some kind. I am sure whatever you decide to do will be fine with everyone in the end! Keep up the beautiful work. Thanks!

Carrie - February 25, 2010 - 9:57 pm

Hey Christina, as with most of the other mama’s, I love the idea of a waitlist, and particularly for first time mama’s. My daughter is almost 3 and was badly wanting a baby for her bday in June, but am sensing that it is likely to not happen. I understand how busy you are, and how badly there are so many people out there vying for your dolls. I can only imagine how difficult it is for you! Especially when you are trying to do all of this with little ones at home. I am busy enough with three children and not working (unless you count sitting at my computer trying to get a baby!!!). You are so sweet and seem to have never ending patience for all the questions and requests that you get. Perhaps if people are on a wait list, and still keep trying at upload times but if they happen to be lucky enough to get one through an upload then they come off the wait list??? Whatever you decide I am sure people will be happy with. I am just hoping to get one before Halle starts school, thats my time frame so I am looking at 2 years!! Good luck and I am sure everyone will be happy with whatever you decide!! Take care and most importantly look after yourself and your family first and foremost!

Amanda - February 26, 2010 - 7:42 am

I REALLY LIKE the idea of a waitlist. I’d wait a couple years… I bought a doll for my daughter when her little sister was born and I’d love for that little sister to have her own one day. Honestly I am not sure I would have purchased the first one if i’d have known I couldn’t get one for all my kids (I still hope to have another baby one day.) I am trying at the uploads though!
Good luck with your decisions!

BabyBean - February 26, 2010 - 9:09 am

I like the idea of a waitlist. I think it will take the pressure off of the upload too. If about 1/2 the moms (or dads) are happy to sit and wit for their doll there will be less people sporting for the uploads. I think it goes without saying if someone is on a waitlist and they get one from an upload ahead of time they get bumped off the list. As a mom who is a newbie (both to bamboletta dolls and to my baby) I feel like if I’m going to get a doll for my baby’s 4th birthday I need to start trying now! I would happily sit on a waitlist. It could be simple for the preferences… People could simply say “similar to ______” and enter the name of one they really like. Then you could still have freedom to create whatever comes, but they’d get a doll with the same basics as one they likes without you needing to create a form or anything.

Another thing you could do that I’ve seen on Etsy, is you could sell a “how to” kit to mama’s who are a little crafty… just a thought! A pattern and some fabric with a little pdf or something.

I am so excited that your business is growing so well though. It is a huge inspiration!

Take care,
BabyBean

Nichole - March 10, 2010 - 8:08 pm

I’ve been trying for months to get one now without any success. I am amazed at how dedicated you are and how hard you work at trying to make sure that everyone (eventually) will have a chance at your beautiful Bambo’s. I’ll keep trying since my girls’ B-Days aren’t until October, lol.

Amanda L - December 22, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Hi, I know this post is old, and I’m not sure if you’ve started up a wait-list or anything. I’d love to be on it if there was! But I was thinking that a variation of your ‘Golden Ticket’ could work. If it was a ‘Silver Ticket’ and it gave you the opportunity to have first dibbs on a doll, but you still pay for the doll and shipping and everything. It just gives a chance for people without a fast Internet connection or the time to try and snag a doll every Friday. I tried for a couple of months and gave up and ended up ‘winning’ a rehomed doll. I think she’s gorgeous, but there are definitely other dolls I would have preferred, and I would have rather have bought a new one. The ‘silver ticket’ could be by lottery too and you only have a certain number each month, but it could give people a chance to wait until the perfect doll is ‘born’ and then use it. Anyway, I just thought that might be a fun idea :)

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Jessica - February 17, 2010 - 8:10 pm

How sweet! We love watching the Olympics at our house. Our 2 1/2 year old wants to be a snowboarder!

Diana G. - February 17, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Christina – your gentle spirit and kindness never cease to amaze me. Thank you for opening your heart to everyone again! :)

Cheri - February 17, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Oh yay! I’m so excited – she is beautiful <3 Thank you so much for this opportunity :)

Christine - February 17, 2010 - 8:10 pm

What a great idea ladies! Thanks for your generosity and hard work!

Tonya - February 17, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Sooo cute! Thanks for another awesome giveaway! And thanks to Ingrid, too!

Sandi - February 17, 2010 - 8:11 pm

She’s adorable and I love her outfit!!!

Leanne - February 17, 2010 - 8:11 pm

What a winning team! She’s beautiful and the Olympic gear is ADORABLE! Thanks Christina & Ingrid :)

Kate Lougee - February 17, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Great Doll! thanks for doing a give-a-way!

Allison - February 17, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Oh what a sweetie you are Christina! She is toooo cute!! And Ingrid…so kind of you to knit this set…sooo talented!!

Sara - February 17, 2010 - 8:13 pm

what a cutie! thank you for being so generous!

lucie - February 17, 2010 - 8:14 pm

oh wow, I love watching the Olympics but I love your dolls even more! thanks

Angela Neil - February 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

She’s so CUTE! My little girl would LOVE her – of course! Her outfit is just adorable!

Jodi - February 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

We love the Olympic Games and love Bamboletta dolls. What a great combination!!!

Carla - February 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

What a cutie!

Jodi Haselden - February 17, 2010 - 8:16 pm

What a beautiful doll! Thank you so much for sharing your art with the world!

Amy Ellis - February 17, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Could she be any cuter….sure has the Olympic Spirit……way to go Christina and Ingrid….she is adorable!!!

pongoandbindi - February 17, 2010 - 8:16 pm

You are so sweet Christina. We have been having fun watching the Olympics.

Elainw Armstrong - February 17, 2010 - 8:16 pm

She is so cute!!! thanks for the giveaway!!

Andi - February 17, 2010 - 8:16 pm

She is adorable!! Watching the Olympics right now!!

Tracy - February 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Wow this is so cool, I would love to win her for my daughter!

Sandra - February 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

What a beautiful doll and a great giveaway, thanks everyone!

amy - February 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Oh so cool a giveaway! And what a perfect doll! Thanks to both of you. We would love for this Olympic girl to be our first Bambo doll… we have been trying so long. It would thrill us!!!

amorita clayton - February 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

aaw my she’s gorgeous!
what a kind and generous thing to do :)

Stephanie - February 17, 2010 - 8:18 pm

What a wonderful team you make! Thank you Christina and Ingrid…She is the perfect tribute to these 2010 Canadian Olympics!!

Catherine G. - February 17, 2010 - 8:19 pm

She’s wonderful!

Jacob - February 17, 2010 - 8:19 pm

We would love to add this doll to our family. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kerry Harris - February 17, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Oh, she is a BEAUTY!! I just love her! And the knitted outfit — just precious. Crossing my fingers that I may win this one for my boy, who adores his stuffed animals and needs a doll to love… :)

Ana Ramos - February 17, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Love the new dolly! Wonderful knit set. Thanks Christina and Ingrid for this chance!

Michelle - February 17, 2010 - 8:20 pm

She is so beautiful!!!! what a great idea!

Arkay - February 17, 2010 - 8:20 pm

This is an adorable doll-goes well with the Olympic fever that is in our home right now! I have been wishing for a doll of yours since discovering our toddler’s synthetic fabric allergy, I hope we win!

peace mamas-

arkay and baby freya

Cristina - February 17, 2010 - 8:21 pm

I love this doll and love this gorgeous outfit! What a beautiful picture as well! So does an American turned Team Canada Olympics supporter have better odds for winning her? LOL!

Thank you Ingrid for your hard work! And thanks again to Christina and the sewing Mamas!!!

Jennifer Martinez - February 17, 2010 - 8:21 pm

I would love the chance to win one of your beautiful dolls. I know my daughter would love it!! Thanks so much for the chance.

serena - February 17, 2010 - 8:21 pm

That is such an adorable sweater and toque set – and of course a beautiful doll! We were in Vancouver in December and got a little taste of the Olympic excitement!

Catherine - February 17, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Oh, I love her. She radiates an adventurous spirit to me.

Delaney Smith - February 17, 2010 - 8:22 pm

What a neat idea and what a beautiful doll!

Carla - February 17, 2010 - 8:22 pm

She is adorable! What is her name?
And I am still awe struck at the kindness of the Bambo-family!

Marah Mason - February 17, 2010 - 8:22 pm

What a generous thing to do…and so adorable! Good luck everyone!

Amy - February 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

This is so sweet of you guys!! She is super cute in her Olympic outfit!!

devin - February 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Adorable! Thank you for the chance!

mary - February 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

what a beauty! i love her :)

Leah - February 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

I’m a relatively new fan/subscriber, and I love your sweet dolls. I would love to win the beautiful girl with her Olympic gear. Thanks for the giveaway.

Abbie - February 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

She is adoreable!! It is so lovely of you Christina, Sewing mummas and Ingrid for the work you have put into her. <3

Melissa - February 17, 2010 - 8:24 pm

What a wonderful way to honor Vancouver and the Olympics! Thanks to everyone at Bamboletta and Ingrid!

Beth - February 17, 2010 - 8:24 pm

oh my cuteness! I would LOVE to win her!

Jennifer M - February 17, 2010 - 8:24 pm

How cute and perfect timing as I sit here watching the Olympics!!

Melissa N - February 17, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Oh what a wonderful little lady! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa - February 17, 2010 - 8:26 pm

GO CANADA!!! What a nice treat…..thanks Christina and Ingrid!

Casey - February 17, 2010 - 8:26 pm

What a wonderfully sweet doll and an incredibly sweet giveaway! <3

Meredith Klobucnik - February 17, 2010 - 8:27 pm

She is the sweetest and I love what she represents, thanks for offering up a giveaway.

Jay - February 17, 2010 - 8:27 pm

OOh, love the doll, the clothes and the pic…everything is just perfect! She is adorable and what a souvenir of the Olympics:) Blown away is right C! :)

karina - February 17, 2010 - 8:28 pm

oh my gosh!! the talent of you ladies is unbelievable!! she is just gorgeous… I would LOVE to win this one :) thankyou for wonderful generous heart :)

Lori M Shomphe - February 17, 2010 - 8:28 pm

OOOH…I love her she is so very lovely :)

Amie Marshall - February 17, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Oh My!!! It was the Ingrid surprise! Beautiful, lovely, and amazing as always!

Corina Young - February 17, 2010 - 8:28 pm

What a beautiful doll!

Autumn Burton - February 17, 2010 - 8:29 pm

What an awesome idea! She is such a cute doll!

Nikia - February 17, 2010 - 8:30 pm

She is such an adorable doll!! Thank you so much for doing this giveaway, my 2y/o daughter is starting lessons for Ice Hockey this Summer!! Thank you for the opportunity to win her!

Caprice - February 17, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Beautiful Doll!!!!!! Thank You!

Jennifer Jeffries - February 17, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Cool, an olympic doll! That is a SUPER idea, maybe you could name her “Spirit”! She would be our first!!

Anne P - February 17, 2010 - 8:31 pm

She is beautiful!!!! We are in love with our Little Buddy and hope to someday score a 15″ dolly.

Julie - February 17, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Oh thank you, we would love a chance to win.

Meghan Schmidt - February 17, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Awhhh how sweet!!!! This is amazing. I’ve been wanting a
doll! Thanks for a chance to win :)
Meg

Kari Moroz - February 17, 2010 - 8:33 pm

thanks for the chance to win! I love your work!

cherie nixon - February 17, 2010 - 8:35 pm

No Poem this time, they are just so wonderful and amazing! i feel like a poem is not enough..
Thank you again for another amazaing giveaway

Shoshannah Guerrero - February 17, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Beautiful dolls! From one of my favorite places in the world. A great combination

Lynn Rebello - February 17, 2010 - 8:35 pm

this could fulfill two obsessions….watching the winter games and trying to get a bamboletta!! fantastic idea! thank you heaps!

Alicia - February 17, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Oh, she’s SO adorable in her Bambolympic wear! I <3 her!!! :)

koneko - February 17, 2010 - 8:36 pm

oh she’s so cute! i’d love to give her to my niece. :)

BonnieG - February 17, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Goodness, does she look like a sweetheart or what?? I love the knitted hat and sweater! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Nichole - February 17, 2010 - 8:39 pm

You are one of the sweetest people seriously. You are going to make some little girl very happy :)

Kira - February 17, 2010 - 8:40 pm

She is so loveable! Loving her olympic duds! How sweet!

Erika - February 17, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Love her!! Thanks for doing another giveaway!!

Nicole LaCroix - February 17, 2010 - 8:41 pm

I was introduced to your blog today by “treasure for tots” Angie. I love it and i can’t stop showing everyone the adorable dolls that you create. You have an awesome talent and gift. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Danita - February 17, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Please Universe – let us win! ๐Ÿ˜‰ She is gorgeous!

Elena - February 17, 2010 - 8:41 pm

What a beautiful way to commemorate the Olympic spirit– teamwork! A gorgeous doll with a lovely outfit to match! She gets the “gold”!

Kellie - February 17, 2010 - 8:42 pm

She is just gorgeous and would be very loved if she come to live with us :)

Rachelle - February 17, 2010 - 8:43 pm

We love the Olympics and we love this little lady!!!!!!! Wow Ingrid…..breathtaking and Christina always makes the most perfect dolls. Eye Candy!

Cheri - February 17, 2010 - 8:43 pm

She is adorable and Ingrid did an awesome job on her sweater and hat. SO stinkin cute!

alison - February 17, 2010 - 8:45 pm

love her deep eyes, super cute doll. thanks for another awesome giveaway for us!

Sarah - February 17, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Very cute doll, I love the sweater.

Allyson Goz - February 17, 2010 - 8:46 pm

She is adorable! We love watching the olympics! What a great giveaway!

Carli - February 17, 2010 - 8:46 pm

So adorable! Love her!

Kimberly - February 17, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Wow…what a cute doll! And what a fabulous outfit!! You girls are amazing! :)

Carolyn - February 17, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Oh she is so cute! Thanks for doing a giveaway. My fingers are crossed. my little lady would flip for her!

GO TEAM CANADA! woot!

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Stephanie - February 17, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Oh my goodness! She is just too precious! I love her to pieces. :-)

Lisa - February 17, 2010 - 8:49 pm

You and Ingrid are both just amazing, love her! Does she have a name? :)

Jen A - February 17, 2010 - 8:49 pm

She is beautiful!! What a great contest:)

Kim - February 17, 2010 - 8:50 pm

Wow, what a beautiful little girly and how fantastic of you to give her away. Such a beautiful backdrop too. :)

Genia - February 17, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Love watching the Olympics….She is adorable…Thanks for the giveaway!!!

mrs.doubtfire69 - February 17, 2010 - 8:51 pm

She is so cute!!!! Love the name Cocoa for her!

Brandie - February 17, 2010 - 8:52 pm

She is gorgeous! I will scream if I am lucky enough to bring her home. I know what I will be dreaming about tonight;)

Kristie - February 17, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Generous and fun, thanks Christina & Ingrid!

Tom Shannon - February 17, 2010 - 8:55 pm

Thumbs up and going for Gold. This doll’s got what it takes to be on the winning team.

Sarah Wong - February 17, 2010 - 8:55 pm

What a sweet little girl. I love her hand-knit hat and sweater. These are the best dolls.

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns - February 17, 2010 - 8:55 pm

She’s gorgeous! I love her Olympic hat and sweater. What a generous giveaway. We are having so much fun watching all of the events.

Bj Chrestay - February 17, 2010 - 8:56 pm

Amazing doll as always! What an awesome giveaway!

Tania - February 17, 2010 - 8:56 pm

again – so wonderful of you to do this!! wouldn’t this just be the perfect doll to remember this special time here in Vancouver … fingers crossed!!

fuzzmama - February 17, 2010 - 8:57 pm

love the doll. Watched the women’s curling in Montreal airport yesterday. go canada, go bamboletta!

Jeannine - February 17, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Christina, she is too beautiful for words. LOVE her.

Candice - February 17, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Thank you so very much for this wonderful chance- what an amazing momento to have for the Olympics in your backyard :) We had them in Salt Lake (about 30 min away) not long ago, and it’s such an awesome experience! Thanks for the giveaway- keeping EVERYTHING crossed :) She’s absolutely darling!!

Wendie - February 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

She couldn’t possibly be cuter! And what a perfect representation of such a momentous event in the Pacific Northwest! She looks like a local! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (BTW, what IS her name?)

Ellen - February 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Adorable dolls. Watching snow boarding stunts right now….awesome!!

Eryn - February 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

I just love the doll, and the outfit is amazing- what a great way to comemmorate the olympics!

Liz Rego - February 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

My girl would love this! Thanks for the chance to win.

Candy - February 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

She is nearly Abby’s twin how fun that would be!

Jen - February 17, 2010 - 9:01 pm

You ladies never cease to amaze me! What a cutie this doll is!

Jennyfer Osecheck - February 17, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful dolls. I just recently discovered these beautiful dolls and really would like one for my daughter!!

Ann - February 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Amazing! What a wonderful way to share the Olympic spirit with the Bambo family. Thankk You

Sheena - February 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Love her sooo much!

Amy B. - February 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

She is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the contest!

Hilary - February 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Go Canada! Thanks for the contest!

Trevor - February 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

My daughter would LOVE her!

Stephanie Pajak - February 17, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Another cutie! Thank you for this opportunity!

Ann - February 17, 2010 - 9:04 pm

Amazing! What a wonderful way to share the Olympic spirit with the whole Bambo family. Thank You.

Teryn - February 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

Oh, so sweet, as always!! Thank you both, Christina & Ingrid!

Rebekah - February 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

So cute! Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful dolls.

Bunny - February 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

You two are fantastic! You know what? I don’t care if I don’t win her for my son or little cousins — I’m just happy to see the adorable photos! Good luck everyone, and thanks Christina for another awesome giveaway!

Charity - February 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

She is adorable!

Jennifer - February 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

She is adorable! I love Bamboletta!!!

Erin McDonald - February 17, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Ah!! An Olympic Dolly!! I don’t think I’ve seen a cuter one than this! I sure hope she gets to live with 1 of my future olympians!! xoxo

Heather - February 17, 2010 - 9:07 pm

We would love her & give her a good home. Go Canada!

Melissa Scamuffa - February 17, 2010 - 9:07 pm

OMG!! she is soooo cute!!

Emily M. - February 17, 2010 - 9:09 pm

adorable!

Laura - February 17, 2010 - 9:10 pm

She’s wonderful! I love the Olympics gear!

emily - February 17, 2010 - 9:10 pm

she is adorable! great job, christina and ingrid!!!

Nikki Rattray - February 17, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Oh Wow!!! This doll is the CUTEST with her Olympic outfit on! She wins GOLD!!! Go CANADA Go!!!

Katie - February 17, 2010 - 9:14 pm

She is absolutely lovely. A real treasure.

Shannon - February 17, 2010 - 9:14 pm

we have been watching every night, the winter Olympics are the BEST!

Ally - February 17, 2010 - 9:14 pm

We need some Olympic spirit in our house! The line ups are long and the patience is wearing thin. She would lighten the mood. Such a cutie!

tabitha lew - February 17, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Go Canada Go! what cute Olympic gear :o)

Krista - February 17, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Go Canada Go!

Julie Vila - February 17, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Here I am happy to enter and loving Bamboletta =)

Crystal Morris - February 17, 2010 - 9:16 pm

She’s a beautiful little doll. I love that she represents the diversity of our amazing country!

Sabine Bateman - February 17, 2010 - 9:18 pm

YAY!!! too cute! all your dolls are sooo beautiful. : )
Please enter me in this amazing giveaway! : )
thank you so much for all your hard work!

Natasha - February 17, 2010 - 9:18 pm

I LURVE her and she’d be absolutely perfect for my neighbor’s daughter. She’s soooo excited about the olympics and has a birthday the beginning of next month! <>

Jason Pedherney - February 17, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Just great! Not a big fan of dolls, but I know this little girl that would absolutely love her! Fingers crossed :)

Heather - February 17, 2010 - 9:19 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!!!

Crystal - February 17, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Love, love, LOVE her!

Jennifer - February 17, 2010 - 9:22 pm

CUTE doll! What a great memento of the games!
Thanks for sharing her!

Tanya - February 17, 2010 - 9:22 pm

Wow…what a fantastic giveaway! She’s such a cutie! Thanks Christina and Ingrid :o) We’ve been busy streaming the Olympics every chance we get…our kids fave so far is speed skating! (favourite thing that is, next to seeing places they actually *know* on TV…my boys are so thrilled the Olympics are in Vancouver!)

Kristin - February 17, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous girl! We are really enjoying watching the Olympics while sweltering here in Australia. My daughter now wants us to move to Canada! x

Beth - February 17, 2010 - 9:30 pm

How cute! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely doll :)

Amy Ferguson - February 17, 2010 - 9:33 pm

Thank you Bamboletta, for being so generous. My little girl is so hoping that she can get her baby, Iris, a new little sister!

Genevieve - February 17, 2010 - 9:33 pm

My daughter would just adore her!

Kim - February 17, 2010 - 9:35 pm

LOVE HER. My daughter would flip.

pixie - February 17, 2010 - 9:35 pm

entering!

Misha - February 17, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Oh my gosh – she’s so gorgeous. And the knit set is incredible. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Lucy and I! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Agnes - February 17, 2010 - 9:36 pm

I’m loving every second of the Olympics! Thanks for another great and generous give away!

andrea - February 17, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Cutest doll ever!

Janet - February 17, 2010 - 9:48 pm

This is the cutest doll ever! I’d buy one if one were available!!

Jodi Robin - February 17, 2010 - 9:49 pm

This Olympic doll is sooo cute, I would love to have her come to our home for my daughter!!! Thanks so much!!

Stacy - February 17, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Yay! Thank you Christina and thank you Ingrid! The Olympic spirit is alive in this dollie! She is so cute. Hope she comes to live with us!

cara - February 17, 2010 - 9:50 pm

pretty darn cute, thanks for the chance…

Lillian - February 17, 2010 - 9:50 pm

So sweet – she’s adorable!!1

Lisa Marie Macri - February 17, 2010 - 9:50 pm

Well she is just as cute as a button and we’re hoping to bring home some Bamboletta gold and have this mini-Olympian come live with us. Thanks for the chance!

-Lisa, Olivia (20 months) and Sylvie (6 weeks)

Kelly - February 17, 2010 - 9:54 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And perfect for any little one who’s Olympics-obsessed – right now we’re all about the “holding” (what my 3-year old calls figure skating)!

Kristin G - February 17, 2010 - 9:54 pm

Oh she’s adorable! We’d love for her to come live at our house!

kate - February 17, 2010 - 9:55 pm

What a cutie! And what an outfit! I still can’t believe you are kind enough to not only make these dolls, but give one away too! :)

Emily S. - February 17, 2010 - 9:56 pm

So cute, can’t pass up the chance to bring home a beauty. Thanks Christina!!! and Ingrid too!!!

Sascha Melnechuk - February 17, 2010 - 9:58 pm

She is beautiful! Thank you for been so kind to do an Olympic give away. We love the Olympics in our home. We just watched Maelle Richer win the gold (snow boarding border cross) and are so excited as our baby girl is also a Maelle. My good friend who is working up the mountain apparently got our Mielle an autograph from the olympian Maelle. I cant wait to tell her the story when she is older. Thanks Christina and gang!

Kara - February 17, 2010 - 10:05 pm

What a special remembrance of these fabulous winter Olympics! I love reading the stories of mamas telling their kiddos that Canada is where the Bamboletta babies come from. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win, Christina!

Stephanie - February 17, 2010 - 10:07 pm

I love your burnettes! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your lovely dolls!

brooke - February 17, 2010 - 10:09 pm

oh, how I love her! We have been watching the Olympics nonstop in our house AND my husband has said since the beginning of our pregnancy that we would have the baby on the 28th of February, SO maybe it will be a lucky day for us!! Love your work, Christina! I have tried for a Bamboletta for my daughter a couple times… her birthday is in September, so maybe I will be lucky by then! You are awesome, though – and so is your team!

Jenny - February 17, 2010 - 10:12 pm

She is beautiful! Also, i can’t wait for the day when I will be able to knit up a sweater and hat that quickly!

Megan - February 17, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Wow, she is a cutie! Fabulous job as always Christina. Good job Ingrid on the knitting! I was encouraging my son to knit hats because he has a set of knitting rings that he could use for Bamboletta dolls:) Maybe he could sell them on Etsy.. with some help from Ingrid for designs LOL.

Katie Cox - February 17, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Yah! A giveaway and what a wonderful one!! I heart the Olympics, I heart Maella (I named her for the Canadian Gold medalist)!

Erin - February 17, 2010 - 10:17 pm

What a cutie, and I love the location! Given a clear enough day you might see our house!

Fingers crossed that this little Bambolympian will come our way…

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jesse Rumsey - February 17, 2010 - 10:17 pm

A baby for my Olympic baby! Fingers crossed…

Elisa - February 17, 2010 - 10:17 pm

Totally adorable! The two things I’m obsessed with this month — Olympics and Bamboletta Dolls! You’re so amazing to do these giveaways — I’m sure this little cutie will have a very loving home, no matter where she ends up!

Jesse Rumsey - February 17, 2010 - 10:18 pm

A baby for my Olympic baby…fingers crossed.

Serena - February 17, 2010 - 10:19 pm

So, should we christen her ‘Ingrid’, in honor of the one who provided such cute duds? ;P

Katie - February 17, 2010 - 10:19 pm

I heart the Olympics, I heart Maella (I named her after the Canadian Gold Medalist!)

Lisa - February 17, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Oh this is amazing! I love the thought and creativity that has gone into this giveaway and each and every doll for that matter! I’d LOVE to bring her home. L.

Brandy - February 17, 2010 - 10:30 pm

GO CANADA, eh?!

Shana - February 17, 2010 - 10:43 pm

What an adorable doll! Thank you for this opportunity!!

erin - February 17, 2010 - 10:50 pm

awesome…and great west-coast pic!
i’m surprised how excited about the olympics i have become…we’ve just been huddling around the laptop watching women’s downhill…yeow!
lots of love – xo e.

Danielle Battistelli - February 17, 2010 - 10:56 pm

Very Cute, love the outfit..you two ladies did a wonderful job!!!

Andrea - February 17, 2010 - 10:56 pm

I love her so much… I’ve been working so hard on my Olympic event at work, volunteering over 40 hours of my own time and sacrificing time spent with my son. I’d love to have a little something for me :) She’s sooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!

Jane - February 17, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Hooray! She is just awesome! BTW, I am so loving seeing your hometown on TV every night. I hope to get up there for a vacation on day soon. So beautiful!

Kellie - February 17, 2010 - 11:08 pm

What a great idea. Here is hoping for win for me, a gold. ha ha ha
This will make someone a great memory for 2010.

Carlin - February 17, 2010 - 11:15 pm

What a great doll! We’ve been enjoying the Olympics, especially the skiing. What a great way to remember Vancouver 2010!

Kristin - February 17, 2010 - 11:21 pm

She’s beautiful! Great picture. My dad was an Olympic Biathlete in 1976, so we always watch. Thanks for doing this, Christina & Ingrid. It’s very generous.

Jeanne - February 17, 2010 - 11:26 pm

So loving your brunette. Thanks for doing the giveaway. Hoping someday I’ll get our own bambo doll.

Robin - February 17, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Oh, I’ve been wanting a Bamboletta for AGES now, & watching my favourite Olympics in my favourite city long-distance from TX & not getting to be there is torture! A Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bamboletta might soothe my woes… :)
She’s lovely!!! Thanks for the opportunity.
GO Canada!!!

Angie Heintz - February 17, 2010 - 11:38 pm

i would love to have a chance to win this lovely little lady. Can’t wait to have a Beansprouts Baby again one day.

Natalie - February 17, 2010 - 11:39 pm

She’s a beauty. I have Bamboletta AND Olympic Fever!

Krysti - February 17, 2010 - 11:45 pm

So cute… and so in the Olympic spirit! Love it!

Jill - February 17, 2010 - 11:46 pm

wow, talented knitter Ingrid! what a winning combo! Go Canada!

Melanie - February 18, 2010 - 12:16 am

She’s adorable and what a fantastic set! I’m enjoying the games and was thinking about how that is where all the Bambo Magic Happens. ๐Ÿ˜€

Aimee Boda - February 18, 2010 - 12:32 am

Amazing! She is perfect! I love that they scheduled the Winter Olympics to coincide with the recent Bamboletta Mania! ^_^ Perfect way to highlight the Bambo/B.C./Olympics connection!

manazalie - February 18, 2010 - 12:33 am

Thank you! she is so cute!

Carly Martin - February 18, 2010 - 12:37 am

HOW FANSASTIC! VERY NICE DESIGN! SOO AMAZING!! CONGRATS

Kristin - February 18, 2010 - 1:10 am

Love the outfit!

April O. - February 18, 2010 - 1:11 am

Oh what fun! We are enjoying watching the good job your home country is doing with these games! Thank you. :)

pipsqueak - February 18, 2010 - 1:49 am

Another beautiful doll! Here’s hoping – fingers crossed….

Cristina - February 18, 2010 - 2:00 am

She is absolutely wonderful! And I am pretty sure my daughter will love her, as every day we look at the Olimpics and she is so thrilled :) She even made some skis and skates and now she imaginary pplays the Olimpics :) Thank you Christina and Ingrid! Best wishes from Romania…

Monica - February 18, 2010 - 2:06 am

Love your work!

Janie - February 18, 2010 - 2:07 am

How lovely of you, Christina and Ingrid.
I live on Dartmoor in England where it is snowing now, so she is all dressed for the weather here.
Thank you both again.

Heather - February 18, 2010 - 2:17 am

We’re having lots of fun watching the Olympics here in Victoria and I’m taking my daughter over to watch Womens’ hockey next week to soak up the energy! She’d love to have a handmade reminder!

Alison Haworth - February 18, 2010 - 3:07 am

She is wonderful, and would make us smile as she’d be a constant reminder of the wonder of 6 year olds! Dotty really believes that if she continues practicing her ski jumping on the wii fit then she’ll be able to compete in the next winter olympics!

Lola - February 18, 2010 - 3:11 am

So lovely! My little girl will love her so much! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway

Cass - February 18, 2010 - 3:13 am

She is gorgeous! My daughter would love her. Thank you for your kindness in giving her away.

Jen. - February 18, 2010 - 3:28 am

Oh, how delightfully sweet!

Martha - February 18, 2010 - 3:30 am

She looks great! Thanks for yet another generous give-away :)

em - February 18, 2010 - 3:45 am

cute! i love getting into the olympic spirit!

W. E - February 18, 2010 - 3:55 am

Love the doll in Olympic outfit :) !

Paula - February 18, 2010 - 4:17 am

Go Canada! Christina and Ingrid thank you very much for adding more beauty to the world….

Carla - February 18, 2010 - 4:28 am

Cute cute cute!

Samantha - February 18, 2010 - 4:30 am

What a lovely doll. We would love to offer her a new home over the pond in sunny ๐Ÿ˜‰ yorkshire.

Jena - February 18, 2010 - 4:37 am

Super cute & a team player to boot!

Emma G - February 18, 2010 - 4:37 am

Love this doll, please let us win!

Holly Keller-Moul - February 18, 2010 - 4:49 am

Lovely Little Lady! I love her!!!

Abby - February 18, 2010 - 5:22 am

You’re so generous! What a gorgeous little beauty she is.

Kateri Steele - February 18, 2010 - 5:27 am

Love love love your dolls! My daughter Charlotte will have new “little friends”!

Alice S - February 18, 2010 - 5:27 am

What a special doll! I’ve been a fan of the Olympics since childhood and am enjoying this year’s winter games. My daughter would love to play with this cute doll!

Jennifer - February 18, 2010 - 5:32 am

so cute! I’m enjoying the olympics too :)

Jennifer Diehl - February 18, 2010 - 5:37 am

Oh, she is gorgeous, just like all of your dolls!!!

Amie C. - February 18, 2010 - 5:41 am

What a sweet doll and set! Thank you for your big heart C and Ingrid, such talent!

Kristina S - February 18, 2010 - 5:42 am

What a great combined effort!!! Ingrid and Christina – thank you for sharing your talents – it is truly delightful to see what you both come up with!! Have a great day!! I am keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Shelley - February 18, 2010 - 5:47 am

What a wonderful give away. When I showed my 2 1/2 year old she said “I want to win, she could be a friend for Sage.” Crossing my fingers.

Suzannah - February 18, 2010 - 5:48 am

Her little hands look as though they are cheering – thumbs up!
Bambo’s on the podium!!

becka - February 18, 2010 - 5:53 am

she is beautiful! what a special way to commemorate the games :)

Kathleen - February 18, 2010 - 5:54 am

Oh, she is so cute! Thank you for doing a giveaway! :)

Jane - February 18, 2010 - 5:58 am

How lovely, you two wonderful ladies.
Please please choose me to look after this little gem.

Joan - February 18, 2010 - 6:07 am

She is soooo cute. Your imagination is endless, thank you for the joy you bring to others.

Theresa - February 18, 2010 - 6:09 am

She is amazing! The outfit is amazing….makes for one over-the-top giveaway!!!

:) Theresa

Valery - February 18, 2010 - 6:11 am

Beautiful, of course :)

Dria - February 18, 2010 - 6:12 am

Ohh!! What a great giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Alina - February 18, 2010 - 6:17 am

awesome handwork!
thank you for this giveaway!

gabriella - February 18, 2010 - 6:17 am

I just KNEW you’d come up with an Olympic doll! Love her!

sue - February 18, 2010 - 6:20 am

Oh how cute! :0) Beautiful picture with the background.
Watching the Olympics every day!
Go Canada! :0)
Sue

Amber Lee - February 18, 2010 - 6:25 am

You are so sweet… And so s she!

Michelle Morra - February 18, 2010 - 6:28 am

what a sweet doll! Great Olympic giveaway!

Sandi Fraser - February 18, 2010 - 6:33 am

She is just adorable! What a great doll, and an amazing outfit!

GO CANADA GO! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cory - February 18, 2010 - 6:35 am

Cute! My little one loves your dolls!

Dayna - February 18, 2010 - 6:36 am

Oh my goodness! You ladies- and John, have outdone yourselves AGAIN! ๐Ÿ˜‰ She’s beautiful. She’s make a really fun friend for my Abigail to play with!

Amy - February 18, 2010 - 6:43 am

Thank you for doing a doll giveaway! She’s beautiful!!! Thanks Christina and Ingrid!!!

Ona - February 18, 2010 - 6:45 am

Oh. So amazing – as usual. Your talent and kindness are such a gift!!!!

Sarah - February 18, 2010 - 6:49 am

She’s beautiful! We’d be sure to give her a loving home if we could be so lucky :)

Jennifer R - February 18, 2010 - 6:51 am

Oh my goodness, how cute!! This doll would be perfect for my daughter to remember her very first Winter Olympics.

Lisa Dryden - February 18, 2010 - 6:53 am

What a great way to celebrate the Olympics. My husband actually got a bit excited when he saw this doll in her Olympic wear. Great Job Christina and Ingrid

Elle - February 18, 2010 - 6:55 am

I love your dolls and hope to purchase two for my twin girls but this little sweetheart would be such a treasure. Thank you!

Desiree - February 18, 2010 - 7:03 am

Love her! Thanks!

Lori - February 18, 2010 - 7:09 am

What an amazing doll! Someone will have such a special treasure to remember this year’s Olympic games.

Amy - February 18, 2010 - 7:14 am

Wow! Big thanks to Ingrid for knitting up that set! As a knitter myself I can really appreciate the thought and effort.

Janet McG - February 18, 2010 - 7:14 am

Oh my goodness, how adorable! Thank you for the opportunity! My daughter and I have been loving these dolls for a while.

joann - February 18, 2010 - 7:14 am

Great way to support the olympics!! and my grand-daughter would go crazy for this little cutie!

Michelle - February 18, 2010 - 7:15 am

Wow, I cant believe that there are so many responses already!
DH made me watch the mens snowboarding last night, he was on pins and needles watching Shaun White.

Pia - February 18, 2010 - 7:25 am

What a beautiful doll! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joanna - February 18, 2010 - 7:39 am

She’s just adorable! we would love to welcome her to our home!

Christine - February 18, 2010 - 7:44 am

Please put our name down. My daughter Violet would love her!

jenG - February 18, 2010 - 7:48 am

OMG – she is soo cute! And you have a big heart C! Go Canada.

Cynthia - February 18, 2010 - 7:49 am

This doll is adorable! My granddaughter would love her!

Linda - February 18, 2010 - 7:49 am

My daughters would love this little one. She would be our first Bamboletta.
Thank you for the opportunity!

Kara - February 18, 2010 - 7:51 am

She is so cute!!!! I’ve been trying for months to get our first bambo – maybe we’ll finally get one!

Gloria - February 18, 2010 - 7:55 am

my grandchildren would love this doll. very cute.

kerry - February 18, 2010 - 8:04 am

if only i could knit like ingrid!! amazing doll!! love the colors.

Alison - February 18, 2010 - 8:05 am

Oh Christine and Ingrid, she’s BEAUTIFUL!!! We would love, love, love, love to win her and have her as a reminder of the 2010 Olympics!!!

Christina, your kind heart and warm spirit wins you a GOLD medal from our grateful family.

marta - February 18, 2010 - 8:16 am

ohh i love her!! that is so generous of you again! keeping fingers crossed :))

Dani - February 18, 2010 - 8:17 am

You are simply amazing! With your business expanding by leaps and bounds you still have time for another fantastic giveaway! Love her knitted outfit! We would feel lucky to call her a member of our family!

Desha - February 18, 2010 - 8:20 am

How beautiful. I love the little sweater and hat.

cheryl - February 18, 2010 - 8:22 am

So love her! I would love to have her join our family so she could climb trees, which I am sure will one day be an olympic event. Thank you so much Christina and Ingrid!!!

Kristine - February 18, 2010 - 8:27 am

We are loving the Olympics this year! She would be perfect in our house.

Kendal - February 18, 2010 - 8:34 am

Oh she is cute! Edie saw her on the screen and started shouting “UNCLE! UNCLE!” (her bamboletta is named Uncle Lee) thanks for the giveaway

Alice - February 18, 2010 - 8:34 am

beautiful dolls …love the 2010 olympic spirit. my granddaughter would love to have this doll!
Thank-you Christina and Ingrid!

Chelsie - February 18, 2010 - 8:37 am

awwwww!!! Thanks for the give away!

Emily - February 18, 2010 - 8:37 am

What a great doll! You 2 make a great team putting this together!

Duane - February 18, 2010 - 8:53 am

Nice idea! Thanks.

Dee - February 18, 2010 - 8:54 am

Oh what a great give away, she’s a winner.

Leah Lundy - February 18, 2010 - 9:08 am

Love her!

Amy Steele - February 18, 2010 - 9:09 am

She is beautiful!!! Love the name Spirit for her. Go Canada!!

Monica - February 18, 2010 - 9:10 am

Oh my gosh…seriously? She is amazing…and speaking to me. โ™ฅ
YOU are amazing my friend. Are you enjoying this Olympic experience?

mindy t - February 18, 2010 - 9:10 am

Just beautiful as always! Would love to welcome her to our house!

Diego Ibarra - February 18, 2010 - 9:16 am

A sporty doll would be great for my daughter. Count me in!

Deborah Dewbury-Langley - February 18, 2010 - 9:17 am

I know my children would be thrilled to have this little Olympic beauty be part of our family. Great work Christina & Ingrid!!
What is this doll’s name?

Yamie Boakes - February 18, 2010 - 9:23 am

I am addicted to watching the Winter Olympics over here in England – I would love this little one to come on over to stay!

She looks very cute and I love her wooly jumper and hat!

Well done Christina and Ingrid!

Maggie - February 18, 2010 - 9:30 am

She is beautiful. We are all watching at my house and my preschooler is learning all about the Olympics at school. They even make medals!

Jenifer - February 18, 2010 - 9:49 am

She is soooooo cute!!!!
and I LOVe LOVE LOVE her outfit too!!!!!
I cant help but hope she would come home to us~ :)

Krysta - February 18, 2010 - 10:04 am

This is the cutest sweater set ever!! Thanks Ingrid you are awesome! You too Christina ๐Ÿ˜‰
She’s a beauty as per usual!!! :)

Teresa Sirois - February 18, 2010 - 10:05 am

Christina and Ingrid, such beautiful work you both have done. Hope she can come home to be a sister to Thalia

Alisa - February 18, 2010 - 10:11 am

I have not seen one of your dolls in person, I think she is so beautiful! My daughter has just turned one and has began kissing her teddybears, we’re looking to get her a dolly soon. XOX

Jennifer Hsiehford - February 18, 2010 - 10:12 am

Ingrid is amazing!! And Christina, what a cute little doll! may the best person win ;D!

Marla Stout - February 18, 2010 - 10:14 am

Love her and perfect timing for our brand new baby brunette, Bronwyn.

Amy S. - February 18, 2010 - 10:16 am

She is such a sweet little doll and would be loved very much in our home :)

Tiffani Munzinger - February 18, 2010 - 10:30 am

OMG! These are the most beautiful dolls I have ever seen. Now I am on the wagon about getting one! Thank you so much for the chance!

Heather - February 18, 2010 - 10:39 am

Oh my gosh! I just love this doll (well, I love all your dolls). She is so special. I have three little girls and we have really enjoyed watching the Olympics with them and explaining all about it. I was lucky enough to see The Men’s Snowboard Final’s in Salt Lake (where the USA swept) and have been so excited to see how they did this year (it was amazing). I would love to have this little beauty for my pretty babies :)

Meg - February 18, 2010 - 10:54 am

What a beautiful girl she is. I wonder what sport she would do in the olympics? Maybe speed skating? Luge? hmmm…
Thank you for the great opportunity to win!

Coogle - February 18, 2010 - 11:08 am

I cant believe what beautiful dolls you make โ€“ and how fast they sell!. Fingers crossed my mouse-clicks are quick enough to buy one for my daughter!

Leila - February 18, 2010 - 11:16 am

She’s so beautiful! I love the matching outfit. =)

Nele - February 18, 2010 - 11:17 am

What a wonderful idea… an olympic dress set. She’s a beautiful girl with beautiful gear… my girls would be thrilled with her!

melissa t - February 18, 2010 - 11:23 am

Go Canada, we are on Vancouver Island and are really enjoying the Olympics, my little daughter would love the dolly.Thank You.

rowan cooper - February 18, 2010 - 11:25 am

what a lovely little thing she is :)

heather - February 18, 2010 - 11:35 am

she is beautiful christina… what a nice idea. thanks for always sharing your work with us!

Rachel - February 18, 2010 - 11:37 am

Beautiful doll, and beautiful sweater. Thank you for the chance at this very generous giveaway!!!

Rochelle T. - February 18, 2010 - 11:41 am

Wow, what a cute outfit and a sweet thing to do! We LOVE the Olympics too, so much fun to watch!

Tony Vila - February 18, 2010 - 12:11 pm

My baby loves her Bamboletta Doll.

Emily - February 18, 2010 - 12:13 pm

What a beautiful girl! I love the knits!

Aubrey - February 18, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Adorable, as always! You are awesome, as always! xoxo

Deborah Kettner - February 18, 2010 - 12:18 pm

What a cutie! Thanks for sharing her, good luck to everyone.

Khristine Angulo - February 18, 2010 - 12:21 pm

My heart is aglow…what a beautiful spirit. Thank you for creating her and dressing her so well:)

Melissa T. - February 18, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Gorgeous girl! I want to squeeze her – so looks so sweet!

Jennifer Witt - February 18, 2010 - 12:48 pm

I love this sweet doll! Love the brown hair and brown eyes! Whoever wins her will be very lucky!

Tammy Kendall (Curlylocks) - February 18, 2010 - 1:03 pm

So sweet. Go Canada Go.

Katie Reid - February 18, 2010 - 1:12 pm

She’s beautiful!!! I love her sweet face and Olympic spirit!! I’d love to bring her home to my girls!

Cari - February 18, 2010 - 1:18 pm

Awesome!! and I know that beach, having grown up in Sidney on the Island :) We are now in Port Moody on the mainland, with all the Olympic craziness! She’s so cute, and the outfit is perfect!

vicki - February 18, 2010 - 1:25 pm

I have some very Olympic crazy little ones that would be thrilled with this wee doll…fingers crossed!

Tara - February 18, 2010 - 1:34 pm

These dolls are so cute. Hopefully one will come to our home someday. Good Luck. โ˜บ

Bonnie - February 18, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Oh, it’s soooo adorable! My littlest daughter would love to give her a good home.

Even if I don’t win, now I have to get to work with some extra red yarn and knit up an Olympic something for my oldest daughter’s doll. I am a Vancouverite, so, really, there are no excuses!

Sabrina Lindsay - February 18, 2010 - 1:45 pm

She is sweetie. What is her name? Thanks again for sharing the love x

Tonya - February 18, 2010 - 2:00 pm

All I can say is wow! If I win!!!!!!! A really special event it would be.

Shanon - February 18, 2010 - 2:06 pm

I am sooo in love with these dolls and hope that I can win one for my little girl and to win one that was made in the same city as the 2010 Olymics would be EXTRA special!!!

GO CANADA GO!!!!

Janice - February 18, 2010 - 2:21 pm

Hey, she looks like me! Gotta have her…fingers crossed!

Cheryl - February 18, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Love it! Love the spirit of giving, and the olympic spirit. My little girls are baby crazy, and would love to bring home a Bamboletta!

mike - February 18, 2010 - 2:34 pm

my daughter is in love with your dolls…she has 3 waldorf-style dolls, but loves her bamboletta the best!

Sara - February 18, 2010 - 2:36 pm

with my daughter’s birthday coming up may 3…i could not think of a better gift for her

Shannon - February 18, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Oh! She’s wonderful!
Thanks to you and Ingrid for such a generous giveaway!

Hannah - February 18, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Clearly she wins the gold for cuteness!

Rebecca - February 18, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Lovely! What fun!

Caleb - February 18, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Hooray for Olympics in Canada!

Luke - February 18, 2010 - 3:33 pm

I love the games, and would love this doll for our family!

Tia Webb - February 18, 2010 - 3:46 pm

My litle girl has been desperately waiting for the figure skating highlights and has also been very eager for one of your dolls since the first time she saw a picture (they’re a little out of our “normal” finances, but yes I’m saving!!! Perhaps if I win she might get one before she’s to old too appreciate it!!!)

Thanks so much for your beautiful and inspiring work!

Tia xxx

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 3:51 pm

So sweet, my daughter would love her!

Tanya B - February 18, 2010 - 4:11 pm

She is beautiful! I would love to win her as a reminder of these Olympics. This is the first time we have watched as a family and even though my 3 year old doesn’t quite follow along, my 7 year old is glued to the t.v. I love answering all his questions. :)

Sara - February 18, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Wow – does she ever have olympic spirit – with a west coast flare, of course! Thank-you for the opportunity to enter!

Miriam - February 18, 2010 - 4:53 pm

She is too cute. I love watching the Olympic’s were the Bambos are born….Go Canada(for my Dad) He played hockey.

Emily F - February 18, 2010 - 5:04 pm

She’s beautiful! Thanks so much–your generosity is amazing!

Amber - February 18, 2010 - 5:17 pm

She’s gorgeous! I know that my children would both love her, and adore having a souvenir of the time when the Olympics happened right here in our own backyard. :)

genevieve - February 18, 2010 - 5:56 pm

What a beautiful dolly! She makes every bone in my patriotic body tingle!!! We would love her to bits in our Ontario home….Three homemade waldorf dolly lovers here!

Catherine - February 18, 2010 - 6:03 pm

What a beauty! What a wonderful sweater set. Thanks!

Audrey - February 18, 2010 - 6:10 pm

I bought precious little Faire for my granddaughter’s first Christmas! I love Bamboletta!

jen - February 18, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Wow, how cute! What a creative little girlie in honor of the Olympics.

Melissa - February 18, 2010 - 6:47 pm

Love Her. What is her event? Very thoughtful, you are the best!

Alexandra - February 18, 2010 - 7:37 pm

The perfect doll for my granddaughter – what amazing craftsmanship!

Lillie - February 18, 2010 - 7:51 pm

I love Spirit :) She looks as if she is full of live and she’s so beautiful…. :) Anyone/everyone would love to have her… Thanks for making such a lovely doll <3

Samantha - February 18, 2010 - 7:55 pm

What a sweetheart! Love her! Thank you so much for being such a generous person…

Chris Gross - February 18, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Love these little sweethearts and the Olympics. Would LOVE to win!

Barbara Kervaski - February 18, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Entering to win for my granddaughter. She would love a friend like this little girl.

Geoff Gross - February 18, 2010 - 8:01 pm

I’d be the coolest dad ever if I could win this for my daughter. Here’s hoping.

Jamie Hicks - February 18, 2010 - 8:24 pm

She is absolutely adorable!

Dawn S - February 18, 2010 - 8:48 pm

What a cutie! Thanks for the chance. :)

Geneviรจve - February 18, 2010 - 9:09 pm

She is so cute!! Thank you once again!!

Melissa - February 18, 2010 - 10:29 pm

I don’t have any souvenirs from my hometown Olympics yet and this would be the most perfect one of all! In fact, I think she should have applied to be the official mascot!! Love her, and thanks again for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations!

Ashley Vargo - February 18, 2010 - 10:39 pm

You and Ingrid are amazing, kind, and generous :) Thank you for the chance to when a GORGEOUS doll with a charming outfit that represents a world-wide tradition!!!! I would love to share this doll with my pride and joy (my niece)!!

Chris - February 18, 2010 - 11:47 pm

What a cutie! She would be a great companion for my daughter’s Maggie. I love to see all the dolls you create, Christina. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carris - February 18, 2010 - 11:49 pm

Love her she is beautiful. Pick me please:)

catherine - February 19, 2010 - 12:06 am

Beautiful doll as always!

Fiona - February 19, 2010 - 4:11 am

Oh, if only we could be there. Watching from down under and would love the doll. thank you

Michelle Z - February 19, 2010 - 4:49 am

What a sweet doll! I’ve been enjoying the Olympics so much this year because my kids are all old enough to get “into” them, and they are so excited! Having kids makes everything more fun!

Teri - February 19, 2010 - 6:20 am

What a fun idea! I love the special and unique additions that you always add to give the dolls those wonderful details! We will be crossing our fingers – and toes – to try and win this beauty!!

Sue C - February 19, 2010 - 6:48 am

Go Canada! We have 3 little ones very interested in the Olympics and they would be so excited to win!
I love this.. thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Brandon - February 19, 2010 - 7:07 am

Thanks for the chance to win an amazing doll and Olympic souvenir!!

Go Canada go!!

Rema-Lian Bell - February 19, 2010 - 10:20 am

She is so adorable, good luck everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kerry - February 19, 2010 - 12:08 pm

What a way to get into the Olympic spirit, give the gift of this doll to somebody, and look back many years later and remember that Vancouver hosted in 2010! Beautiful doll, beautiful day. Go Canada!

M.Sam - February 19, 2010 - 12:11 pm

She’s beautiful!
I know my little one would love her to pieces, and thank you for the opportunity to win her

Susan - February 19, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Oh I would love to win this for my grandchild! thank you for the opportunity

Andy - February 19, 2010 - 12:35 pm

I would love to win this for my wife (and daughter!) they are the loves of my life.

jezahel - February 19, 2010 - 12:35 pm

thank you for the giveaway, your doll is really beautiful!

shanda walker - February 19, 2010 - 12:39 pm

OMG!!! She is so much cuter than my Heidi and Howdy from the 1988 Olympics here in Calgary, and yes I do still have them.. Great Job Ladies…. Maybe we need to speak to the Olympic commitee about changing the mascots to dolls?

Vera - February 19, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Thanks so much..she is so cute.

Viola - February 19, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Great! Thanks so much Christina and Ingrid! Would be great to win- and so fitting. My roommate in Berlin, Germany, is from Vancouver, Canada as well- so it would be great to have Spirit, little Vancouver doll travel to Germany as well, as Hannah did…;-) Wonderful way to celebrate the Olympics….-and such a great outfit….perfect….

Andrea Leva - February 19, 2010 - 2:39 pm

Trying to purchase a Bamboletta doll has become our family’s own olympic sport!

Karen - February 19, 2010 - 3:39 pm

This is a sweet doll. I would love to have it. Thank you for this give-away.

Angela Simpson - February 19, 2010 - 5:01 pm

This Doll is super adorable!!! This doll makes me want to move to Canada alone! Great idea Christina and super outfit Ingrid!

Jennifer N. - February 19, 2010 - 5:27 pm

She is a cutie! LOVE the olympic inspired outfit!

Stacey - February 19, 2010 - 5:27 pm

Another beautiful doll-my violet would love her!!

Nancy - February 19, 2010 - 6:35 pm

I am new to the computer world, so I do not think I would be able to get a doll any other way. My great grand daughters would love her to pieces.

Sally - February 19, 2010 - 6:37 pm

you are both so generous. thank you, thank you for the chance to win

billy - February 19, 2010 - 6:56 pm

what a great doll! thanks so much.

Kristin - February 19, 2010 - 6:57 pm

The hat and sweater are priceless, just like my daughter who’d love her to pieces! Thanks for the offer!

Rebecca - February 19, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Oh my goodness, she is so sweet! Thank you for the chance to win :)

Angela - February 19, 2010 - 7:11 pm

She is sooooooo sweet! I just wanna squeeze her! hehehe
Her knitted ensemble is the best! I learned to knit a few years ago- soley to make cloth diaper covers for my kids. Now that they’re starting to outgrow diapers I’m venturing onto sweaters.. let me tell you I have grown in appreciation for hand knit sweaters as I myself don’t have a ball with them (it’s the seaming, I tell ya! & why does this piece have more rows than this piece? hahaha) This design is so cute & what a brilliant way to celebrate and remember the 2010 winter Olympics!
Thank you Christina, Ingrid & all the sewing Mama’s! :)

CanCan - February 19, 2010 - 7:12 pm

So cute! I have been thinking about maybe trying to go to the 2014 Olympics in Rio.
And Deeds is really ready for his own doll. He drags “Little Jojo” around everywhere. :)

Debra Stallings - February 19, 2010 - 7:19 pm

So adorable!! Love the Olympics. Sophie has been watching with me and her Daddy.
Really sweet of you.
Hugs
Deb

Andrew - February 19, 2010 - 7:24 pm

What a great opportunity. My baby will need her own special dolly one day. We would love to adopt her and give her a loving home!

Gregg - February 19, 2010 - 7:26 pm

She is adorable! thank you!

sara - February 19, 2010 - 7:35 pm

she is awesome!! Love the outfit!!

Claire - February 19, 2010 - 7:35 pm

The best way to deck out a handcrafted baby is in handknitted love! Fingers are crossed :)

Cara - February 19, 2010 - 7:44 pm

She is lovely Christina!!! You know I have a soft spot for the AA girls!!! I just LOVE them :)

Nathan - February 19, 2010 - 7:54 pm

The perfect doll for my perfect, active little girl!

Tracy - February 19, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Oh- she is so stinkin’ cute! I love the photography of the dolls as well :)

Jenny C. - February 19, 2010 - 8:18 pm

She’s beautiful! I love the outfit and background too, so pretty! How sweet of you to give her away :)

Jen - February 19, 2010 - 8:29 pm

That is lovely! Our daughter has loved watching the competitors, especially when they wave at “her” at the end of their runs. :)

Sarah Riggs - February 19, 2010 - 9:08 pm

OooooOH! Thanks Christina & Ingrid!!! I have so admired Ingrid’s beautiful Olympic outfit that she made – I can hardly believe that there’s one up for “grabs”! And as part of a Bamboletta giveaway?!? Be still my rapidly beating heart!!!! I so these dolls and the amazing group of people behind the Bamboletta magic.

Here’s hoping that Emily (my daughter) and I can win this giveaway!! (But even if we don’t, I’m sure that SOMEONE is going to be a VERY happy recipient of a lovely doll AND Olympic outfit!!!) THANKS!

Tasha - February 19, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Beautiful doll! Oh please, oh please, oh please!

Emily Kate - February 19, 2010 - 11:50 pm

Oh I love it! I want one so bad!!!!!

Wendy Biel - February 20, 2010 - 12:35 am

OMGosh Christina, she is perfect. If we won this little lady she would definately be finding a new home in Haiti. My husband and I have a huge heart for the Haitian people and have been on a missions trip there. There is a very special little girl in Haiti named Emmaneila, She is our World Vision Child that we have been supporting for the last 5 years and I think this baby would be perfect for her!

paola - February 20, 2010 - 1:50 am

I love your giveaway! I love Bamboletta dolls!!! Choose me, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!Please please please!
Anyway thank you for your wonderfull dolls… They inspire me so much!!!

Theresa - February 20, 2010 - 2:47 am

Aw, love this idea! And that Olympics outfit is perfect!! I wish I couldve made the drive up from Seattle to catch some part of the Olympics!!

AE - February 20, 2010 - 3:52 am

Love the outfit.

Cheryl - February 20, 2010 - 8:16 am

Thanks so much for the giveaway. We love your dolls. The outfit is too cute.

Tricia - February 20, 2010 - 9:34 am

I feel a little guilty even entering with so many new mommas waiting, but I can’t resist the thought of this little beauty joining our “team”.

Thanks to all at Bamboletta and to you Ingrid for the beautiful knitting!

Good luck everyone!

Pablo Varela - February 20, 2010 - 1:33 pm

It’s a lovely doll for my lovely daughter.

Jennifer - February 20, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Oh my goodness! She is so beautiful; my little one would love her. She just turned one so she doesn’t have a doll yet.

Great work on the knitting. Very inspirational.

Thanks for the giveaway!

victoria - February 20, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Go Canada Go! Yeah a gold medal giveaway! Thanks!

Anne-Odile - February 20, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Wow, this is again, so generous of you Christina… And Ingrid is awesome! That outfit is to die for… This inspire me to start knitting again… Good luck to the winning Mama!

Miranda - February 20, 2010 - 4:32 pm

Great idea! Keep up the great work and keep the dolls comin’. I need to get one for my mother!

Jenni - February 20, 2010 - 4:35 pm

She is adorable! My two year old likes watching the skiing. He keeps saying “careful, don’t fall!” but he doesn’t like curling at all! Everytime we turn it on, he screams!

Della Carroll Smith - February 20, 2010 - 5:24 pm

I have become a fan, love these girls..wow…beauties..

Amy - February 20, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Sooooooo cute!!! Just love her :)

colleen - February 20, 2010 - 5:56 pm

adorable!

Whitney - February 20, 2010 - 7:24 pm

It’s Olympia! : ) Love love love!

Naomi - February 20, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Absolutely adorable! What a great way to commemorate the games…

Alyssa McConnell - February 20, 2010 - 8:58 pm

This doll is so cute. i would love to have it for my little sister. She loves the dolls!

Tuesday Lee - February 20, 2010 - 9:43 pm

Wow, what a beauty! She is adorable.

Coreena - February 21, 2010 - 6:29 am

You do amazing work. Such beautiful pieces :)

Christy Davis - February 21, 2010 - 9:08 am

I love it, love it, love it. Thanks for the giveaway and to Ingrid for the adorable knitting!

Shane - February 21, 2010 - 9:17 am

Great doll! Thank you for the chance at winning.

Mary Lee - February 21, 2010 - 9:19 am

These are beautiful dolls. Hope to own one of these one day. Maybe this will be the one. Absolutely gorgeous.

Dani - February 21, 2010 - 9:23 am

Yay, Canada! Would be thrilled to be the owner of this doll. Spirit is it?

Melanie - February 21, 2010 - 1:39 pm

She’s beautiful! I’m so excited about this little Olympian in Vancouver…. I hope I hope I hope!!!

Robyn - February 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Oh, she is gorgeous and her outfit is priceless, a beautiful tribute to Canada hosting the Olympics! We would be so proud to win her! Thanks so much for your beautiful work, generosity and the opportunity to become Bamboletta mommas.

laura-lea williams - February 21, 2010 - 5:48 pm

What a wonderful way to celebrate the winter Olympics!

michelle - February 21, 2010 - 10:33 pm

I would love to win her for my daughter!!!

Monique - February 22, 2010 - 2:44 am

Love it! absolutely beautiful!

Tamara - February 22, 2010 - 6:34 am

She’s adorable- great outfit!

Jennifer Hillier - February 22, 2010 - 12:17 pm

My niece Kennedy would love to add this doll to her family. She already has two dolls of this type, one of which she just bought with her OWN money, scrounging loonies and toonies from her piggy banks. :) She would be so proud to have another member!!

Ryan - February 22, 2010 - 1:29 pm

My wife loves your dolls and so do my two girls. I’m hoping to maybe win this for them. Thanks!

Cheryl - February 22, 2010 - 2:07 pm

Oh my, how adorable. thanks for the giveaways!!

CherylPeach - February 22, 2010 - 2:08 pm

This is so perfect. . .you guys never cease to amaze me!

Lauren - February 22, 2010 - 2:08 pm

My niece would love a sporty bambolettta. . . you are so kind with your generosity

Karen - February 22, 2010 - 3:31 pm

So, you are combining my current olympic obsession and my fascination with your dolls… you are cruel! (laughing!) Cheers, and count me in 1001 times! Love your giveaway surprise!

Jackie F. - February 23, 2010 - 6:14 am

You are so talented and generous!
Thank you for a new love and obsession! :)

jennifer lacson - February 23, 2010 - 8:54 am

She’s adorable! :) Thanks for doing the contest!

Helen Holley - February 23, 2010 - 10:31 am

My granddaughters really play with their bamboletta dolls. They have Canadian roots so I know that the Olympic doll would have special meaning to them. Thanks for making her!

Helen

Barbara - February 23, 2010 - 10:34 am

Thanks for the chance to win an adorable doll and a Vancouver 2010 Olympic souvenir.

Go Canada!!!

Tia McFarlane - February 23, 2010 - 11:10 am

Okay, I’ve scanned over the 400+ entries and it seems that I somehow forgot to enter the giveaway!! Not sure how I managed that. Beautiful doll Christina and awesome outfit Ingrid! Go Canada :)

carey - February 23, 2010 - 11:40 am

Wow — very cute! I’ve got my fingers crossed — this would be perfect for my niece.
Thanks again for the contest. What a lovely idea.

Ashley - February 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

She is just beautiful! I am always up for a chance to add another sweet doll to our brood! =) Thanks so much to you both, this is quite a lovely doll to have a go at! =)

Erica - February 23, 2010 - 11:45 am

Ooooh, please enter me!!!!!!!

Julie - February 23, 2010 - 11:47 am

What a beautiful doll! I’m going to get lucky enough to purchase one of your dolls on an upload someday!!!

Brandon - February 23, 2010 - 12:20 pm

my daughter and wife for that matter would be eternally grateful to win one of these dolls!

Margaret - February 23, 2010 - 12:51 pm

This doll is very cute! My nephew would love to play with her, even if he is a little young to watch the Olympics yet.

Heather - February 23, 2010 - 12:54 pm

She is sooo beautiful, I’ll throw my needle in the haystack for a chance!! We love our doll, and so do our neighbors, and our friends, and sooo on!

Jennifer - February 23, 2010 - 12:57 pm

My DD provided the comment for this Blog contest while I sat looking at the screen trying to compose my thoughts “Mummy I wish I could have that doll ’cause I love her hair” we both are hoping that one day we are lucky enough to have our very own Bamboletta dolls :)

Carrie B - February 23, 2010 - 1:36 pm

She is beautiful!! Great work on the outfit Ingrid, such a sweet thing for you and Christina to offer!

Alysha - February 23, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Wow she is super cute. Lovely work x

Lisa - February 23, 2010 - 1:52 pm

please enter me! :) I have yet to be able to snag a bamboletta for my daughter :)

Kristin - February 23, 2010 - 2:03 pm

My niece loves these dolls, but sadly doesn’t have one yet! Enter me!

Katie - February 23, 2010 - 2:18 pm

I can’t resist a giveaway either! She’s adorable, and my daughter loves dollies that are different colors ๐Ÿ˜€

Lisa - February 23, 2010 - 2:19 pm

She’s beautiful! I aimed the screen at my 13 year old daughter who was listening to her Ipod and she yanked out the earphones to exclaim, “She’s sooooo cute!! I want her!” Another one bites the dust, you’ll have fans for generations to come.

Good luck to all!

Chelsea - February 23, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Ooh she is adorable!!

Con - February 23, 2010 - 2:24 pm

I’m sure its illegal and unfair for me to enter…but how can I not…that sweater that hat!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and Ingrid make for excellent doll’s!

glen - February 23, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Such a great idea and very cute. My girls would love this one.

Alicia - February 23, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Too cute! Count me in :)

Katie - February 23, 2010 - 5:04 pm

So cute! Would love to win this for my nephew.

Megan - February 23, 2010 - 5:21 pm

We are recent transplants to San Francisco and after just returning from an amazing week at the Winter Olympics, my 6 year old daughter is missing her friends back in Van. Maybe an Olympic outfitted Bamboletta doll would make it that much better?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Go Canada Go, eh!?

Allison - February 23, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Oh my goodness! My niece would love her! Love love love it!!

regina - February 23, 2010 - 7:40 pm

lovely as usual! she would be loved in california :)

Sarah B. - February 23, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Oh she’s gorgeous! Addie would love to have another sweet Bambo playmate – or maybe it could be for her someday sister or brother. Thank you for the chance!

Satu Brampton - February 23, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Oooohh, she is adorable and so representing the spirit of the Olympics. Need a bambo for my youngest daughter who is now constantly after her older sibling’s Valentine Bambo. Poor Aila has to hide her precious doll. We believe!

Catherine C. - February 23, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Such an Olympic cutie!!!!

Satu Brampton - February 23, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Ooops Christina, I think I typed something wrong in the ‘required info’. Hope this is easy to fix. Anyways, I am so excited to have a chance to win a doll for my youngest daughter. Thank you for being so giving of your talent.

Annele Asikainen - February 23, 2010 - 10:07 pm

I’m in Love!!!! Turning 60 in 2 weeks and I’m ready for my next challenge with the adorable and the most lovely Olympia. I have been a fan for awhile now since my grand daughter got her first Bamboletta Doll on Valentine’s Day. I wish myself luck!

Tiffany - February 23, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Oh, my little sister would LOVE her so much! *Fingers crossed*

Satu Brampton - February 23, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Oh dear, she is just sooo beautiful. Crossing my fingers and toes that my youngest daughter can get her first Bambo. I believe!

Bernardette - February 24, 2010 - 12:58 am

My little girl and I would love to give her a home. She is too cute.

Marta - February 24, 2010 - 6:36 am

WOW! I have long loved Bambolettas, I am so lucky i got mine, I mean my daughter’s, over a year ago when it was easy! This is amazing to read about and watch the business go from small to huge so quickly! And it makes me so happy that in this day of cheap, plastic barbies and bratz, Bambolettas are the doll of choice for so many. Maybe it’s time to do doll making classes, or take on some apprentices. Thanks Christina!

Carol - February 24, 2010 - 11:29 am

What an adorable doll, she is absolutley gorgeous! I am having such a good time with Olympics…it’s great having it in our home province. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

Ray - February 24, 2010 - 11:48 am

I’m not a lady, but I hope I can still enter! I’ve been trying to buy a doll for my daughter but haven’t been quick enough with the mouse yet. Thanks for offering such a beautiful product!

Kate - February 24, 2010 - 12:01 pm

She is precious and such a nice tribute to the Olympics!

Kara - February 24, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Kathleen Melchert - February 24, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Oh my goodness!These dolls just get cuter and cuter!! I would love this girl as the mascot for my classroom – she would be perfect!! I hope I win! I hope I win!!!

Lea Thomas - February 24, 2010 - 12:10 pm

This doll is so beautiful! I have got to get my hands on a Bamboletta :o)

Steven Kasapi - February 24, 2010 - 12:17 pm

She looks like a real athlete! My partner and I have been trying to get a doll for our daughter – it’d be a great surprise to WIN the doll, but either way we’re going to keep trying. Thanks for bringing joy to the world!

Shelley - February 24, 2010 - 12:20 pm

What a cutie! We would love to win our first dolly!

Stacey - February 24, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Great job Christina & Ingrid! She’s ADORABLE!! Crossing fingers! :)

leanne Watson - February 24, 2010 - 12:46 pm

She is so adorable, and the outfit is fantastic. Thank you for this opportunity!

Susan - February 24, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Love the winter olympics and Bamboletta – a fan for a few years now of both!!! I’m avidly watching the Olympics on television and you ladies are “owning the podium” with this little beauty.

Carrie - February 24, 2010 - 2:10 pm

You are a lovely lady Christina! The doll is gorgeous and good luck to everyone! I am sure she will go to the home she is meant to!

Nicole - February 24, 2010 - 2:12 pm

She is adorable. My kids are loving the Olympics – especially my three year old son who plans on trying ski jumping and ariels someday (eek).

liz - February 24, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Love this dollie !! My 3 yo dd has decided it’s time for a “real” Bamboletta doll (she currently has a baby) – and this would be perfect for her :)

Julie R. - February 24, 2010 - 3:01 pm

What a lovely doll. A great way to celebrate the 2010 games.

Elizabeth - February 24, 2010 - 3:15 pm

We love the olympics! our baboletta dolls will look great with this sweater.

Leia - February 24, 2010 - 3:27 pm

How precious! We’ve been hooked on the Olympics here!

Katie - February 24, 2010 - 3:33 pm

What an adorable doll – she gorgeous. Loving watching the winter Olympics

Bj Chrestay - February 24, 2010 - 3:41 pm

LOVE!! She’s just adorable.

JulieO - February 24, 2010 - 3:44 pm

She is beautiful! Love her!

maria carpenter - February 24, 2010 - 4:15 pm

This doll i amazing!! I am in awe of how beautiful the clothes are. I have been trying for a doll for my daughter for about 5 months now!!

Michelle - February 24, 2010 - 4:53 pm

The olympics are on 24/7 here – can’t get enough! Super cute sweater too!!!! Awesome job!

lindsay brunswick - February 24, 2010 - 5:08 pm

oh, i love it !!!!

Anne - February 24, 2010 - 5:14 pm

I LOVE her! She deserves a gold!

Lauren Ralph - February 24, 2010 - 5:28 pm

This is such a cute doll. The Olympics (especially the winter ones) are my favorite things to watch every 4 years. I am so happy that Vancouver is hosting them and you all are doing such a great job of keeping the spirit going. Bravo and hopefully this doll will find a great home to commemorate these Olympics!

Stacey - February 24, 2010 - 5:41 pm

she’s too cute :)

Sarah - February 24, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Love your dolls! Would love a chance at winning one!

Annie - February 24, 2010 - 6:33 pm

We’re all about the olympics around here — what a great giveaway :)

Carrie - February 24, 2010 - 7:20 pm

this doll is too cute not to try for!

Lindsey - February 24, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Pick me, pick me! :O)

Allison - February 24, 2010 - 7:30 pm

She is soooo cute! She’ll be well loved!

Melanie Moore - February 24, 2010 - 8:00 pm

ohh wow Thanks so much!!! xoxox

Sarah - February 24, 2010 - 8:05 pm

what gorgeous dolls… my girls (5 and 3) would be such great “mommies” for a doll like her… you are very talented

Karl - February 24, 2010 - 8:41 pm

That’s adorable. My 21 month-old grand-daughter Olivia would love this.

Melanie - February 24, 2010 - 8:42 pm

That is just the cutest dolly knitwear *ever*! I’m sure ‘lightning’ won’t strike twice, but there’s no harm in entering now is there?!

twinsurs2005 - February 24, 2010 - 8:50 pm

What a sweet thing to do. She is adorable!

Jessica - February 24, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Oh, how cute she is! I would love to give her a home!

Neal - February 24, 2010 - 9:04 pm

I really, really need one of those dolls.

Jen - February 24, 2010 - 9:04 pm

love her!

Angelika - February 24, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Me please! I love a raffle, What a great idea!

John - February 24, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Good luck to my partner! She’s expecting our first child in April and loves these dolls!!!

Naomi - February 24, 2010 - 9:16 pm

I love her, and I know my 3 yr. old daughter would, too!! :)

Lisa - February 24, 2010 - 9:19 pm

She’s just lovely. We’d love to have her here! Thanks for the opportunity.

Amanda - February 24, 2010 - 9:21 pm

Oh she is a cutie for sure! She’s welcome to come live at my house!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jenny - February 24, 2010 - 9:23 pm

I love her! Thanks so much!

Lee - February 24, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Pretty little gal! We would give her a lovely home.

Shelly - February 24, 2010 - 9:25 pm

How adorable! I would love to welcome her into my home! <3

Carol - February 24, 2010 - 9:28 pm

WOW, I love her. She is so cute and good job to the person that made the outfit. It is soooo cute. Here’s to hoping!! I just recently found your website and love your doll’s, they are works of art and if I was young again I would take one of yours over anything else on the market! Keep up the great work, it is amazing how they are all so different, each seems to be an individual.

Sara - February 24, 2010 - 9:48 pm

She is so cute. I am watching the Olympics right now!

Lorinna - February 24, 2010 - 10:15 pm

CHRISTINA, like all your dolls, she is beautiful :) Thank you so much for the raffle. I love your heart!

tava/yarnmama - February 24, 2010 - 10:20 pm

Wow! How lucky we would be to get this lovely doll!

Marilyn - February 24, 2010 - 10:33 pm

My daughter’s birthday is in a few weeks… she would love this doll if we won!

Kathy Palmer - February 24, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Soooooo happy I found the link to the raffle for this cutie!!! We would LOVE to give her a happy home!!

joe carpenter - February 24, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Great Giveaway!! My daughter would love this doll!!

Jennifer - February 24, 2010 - 10:53 pm

What a beautiful girl! Fingers crossed that she can come home with us.

Kim Rempel - February 25, 2010 - 12:19 am

She SO “owns the podeum”! I love love LOVE her! Go Canada!!!

Ramona - February 25, 2010 - 1:03 am

so adorable with the olympic dress up. ingrid rocks!

Malanie - February 25, 2010 - 2:00 am

You make truly beautiful dolls. I would be honored to have one.

Jennifer Banz - February 25, 2010 - 2:15 am

She is beautiful!

Lilia - February 25, 2010 - 5:08 am

She is one those those girls who still look girly in the sports clothes. Would love to play with her :)

Heather - February 25, 2010 - 6:15 am

What a beautiful doll!!! Fingers crossed I… I mean… my daughter gets to hold one soon. :)

Christina - February 25, 2010 - 6:28 am

I Love it!! Your dolls are so adorable!

Julia - February 25, 2010 - 7:01 am

Yeah…love this beauty!! Go CANADA!!!

nalie - February 25, 2010 - 7:25 am

amazing! thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway!

Tiffany U. - February 25, 2010 - 7:45 am

What a sweet girl! My youngest girl is such a doll lover and her first birthday is the first of March…this would be SO cool!! Please enter us! She would have such fun if she lived with us!! :)

Grandma Laura - February 25, 2010 - 7:52 am

Thanks for the chance to get one of your beautiful babies!

Casey - February 25, 2010 - 8:27 am

She’s gorgeous! Thanks for being so sweet!

Erin Cronier - February 25, 2010 - 8:32 am

WOW she is beautiful. I can’t believe how the olympics have re-connected us as a faimly. We are all so busy, but everynight we all sit down and watch the olympics together. We have room for this beauty to join us!!!!

Nicole - February 25, 2010 - 8:44 am

Another awesome give away! My 9 year has been very interested in the olympics and is constantly announcing how many medals Canada has. I Know she would love to have this amazing dolly to watch with (her favorite is figure skating!).

Caryn - February 25, 2010 - 8:51 am

OH so cute. I love the sweater. We have been enjoying watching the olympics too.

Louisa - February 25, 2010 - 9:31 am

What a sweet doll! I love her hair!

Katie - February 25, 2010 - 9:51 am

So cool! Thanks for the opportunity!

Janie - February 25, 2010 - 10:38 am

Oh WOW!!! Lovely Lovely Doll!!! And the olympic outfit is fantastic! Go Canada Go!!!

becca - February 25, 2010 - 10:43 am

love her!! <3

Amy - February 25, 2010 - 10:45 am

My daughter’s birthday is so near. She would be in love!

Laura - February 25, 2010 - 10:45 am

She looks like Snooki!

Childhood Magic - February 25, 2010 - 11:12 am

Stunning and beautiful doll, as always Christina!

Sue Brayton - February 25, 2010 - 11:30 am

She is a winner!

Dee Furr - February 25, 2010 - 11:45 am

She is absolutely adorable. Another great personality and by her clothing you can tell she was “born” a winner!

Sara Warren-Hill - February 25, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Just adorable – hoping for a Bambo for DD who’s about to turn two. *Fingers crossed*

tracy - February 25, 2010 - 12:40 pm

darling and would love the chance to win her!

Amy - February 25, 2010 - 1:38 pm

She is beautiful!!! Thanks Christina!!!

Megg - February 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Wow! I would sooo love a baby to come live with us! With 3 girls under 5 it would be a battle! Also really into the Olympics this year, so exciting! Wonderful offer…good luck to everyone!

Lindsay - February 25, 2010 - 3:05 pm

AWESOME – love her! Thanks for the generosity of your giveaways!

Jill Gustafson - February 25, 2010 - 3:36 pm

I think you also embody the spirit of the olympics, Christina…always doing your best and putting yourself completely in what you do.

Joan Bryan - February 25, 2010 - 4:07 pm

She is delightful! Thanks for the chance.

Bridget - February 25, 2010 - 4:33 pm

A chance to win this beautiful little Olympian….YES, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!

Alye king - February 25, 2010 - 4:33 pm

so sweet!!!!

Leah Killian - February 25, 2010 - 4:40 pm

LOVE.

Seriously. You make art come alive and be huggable.

She’s fantastic!

Karen - February 25, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Love all your dollies, hope to get one for my kids :)

Congrats on yoursuccess

Brad - February 25, 2010 - 6:02 pm

I want to be the dad that brings this doll home – and she has a sports theme!

Kelli W-S - February 25, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I don’t know if my comment worked before or not. :)

Valerie - February 25, 2010 - 8:45 pm

What a Sporty Spice!

Kelly - February 25, 2010 - 9:49 pm

I LOVE HER!!! Fingers crossed!!!

Julie - February 25, 2010 - 10:02 pm

What a wonderful way to commemorate the Olympics! Go Canada Go! And thanks for your generosity!

Maura - February 25, 2010 - 10:37 pm

my little girl would love her! we will give her a good home, i promise :)

Virginia - February 25, 2010 - 11:36 pm

I WOULD so love to have her, I know the perfect little girl that would be blessed to have her! She is always asking to hold my girls dolls! Thanks for the opportunity!

Michelle Z. - February 26, 2010 - 4:13 am

What a sweet girl!

Cindy - February 26, 2010 - 7:49 am

Thank you for doing this generous giveaway! What a beautiful doll!

Cristina - February 26, 2010 - 10:55 am

So cute, have my fingers crossed.

zeb's mom - February 26, 2010 - 11:34 am

Oh wow we’d love a chance to win her! Thanks!!

Holly Keller-Moul - February 26, 2010 - 1:24 pm

I love Ingrid… I wish I could get our first Bambo dolly… I have been trying for months now…

manca - February 26, 2010 - 1:46 pm

What a good idea is this doll, you are great!
Love to have her.

Anze Stular - February 26, 2010 - 1:52 pm

Canada rocks!

Ty - February 26, 2010 - 3:35 pm

USA vs. Canada hockey game, WOW. Great work on this doll!

Ed - February 26, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Count me in. My little girl would be thrilled!

Lindsay - February 26, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Go Canada and Go Christina and Ingrid! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity.
We would love to welcome this cutie to our home!

Claudia - February 26, 2010 - 7:12 pm

Oh, she is too cute! And the outfit is totally adorable. Thanks for doing another giveaway!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed as I know my little girl would be thrilled to welcome her here.

Elizabeth - February 26, 2010 - 8:18 pm

me, please!!! :)

Annalise - February 26, 2010 - 9:19 pm

What a cutie
love the outfit!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway

Mery - February 26, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Adorable doll!

Amie - February 26, 2010 - 9:57 pm

This is AWESOME! A Olympic Doll Giveaway what a wonderful thing to do for rememberence of the 2010 Olympic’s.

Bonnie - February 27, 2010 - 6:13 am

Oh what a sweet keepsake to commemorate both my girl’s first Winter Olympics!

Rick - February 27, 2010 - 6:34 am

my daughter would love her

Sara - February 27, 2010 - 10:17 am

Like always…she is just too cute! Would love to win her for my own little cutie!

Marisely - February 27, 2010 - 11:27 am

What a cute little girl! Her outfit is beautiful.

Jeryl - February 27, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Thumb’s up for capturing the Olympic Spirit.

Cori - February 27, 2010 - 3:58 pm

Beautiful work again. Such a great way to celebrate such an exciting event. Canada has done a wonderful job.

Molly - February 27, 2010 - 5:51 pm

What a beautiful doll! Would love to adopt her.

Mary Jo - February 27, 2010 - 6:05 pm

She is a beauty! My granddaughters would love to bring her home!

Mary - February 27, 2010 - 6:06 pm

What a beautiful doll!

Scott - February 27, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Lovely doll, she would be loved by my daughter.

Aidan - February 27, 2010 - 6:09 pm

My sister would LOVE this doll! I don’t know if she would share it with me or not:)

Amanda - February 27, 2010 - 7:10 pm

She is stunning!
Thank you Christina & Ingrid!!!

Christina - February 27, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Love it…absolutely beautiful…

shannon - February 27, 2010 - 8:37 pm

ohhhh!!!!! shes gorgouse!!!

Kate - February 27, 2010 - 9:02 pm

She’s lovely! I know a beautiful little girl with a birthday coming up who would just love her!

Tina - February 27, 2010 - 10:28 pm

This doll is fabulous! We weren’t able to travel to Vancouver for the Olympic experience, but we do lots of cheering from home; I know Josephine would love a doll that will help her to remember the fun times we have been having!

Jolene - February 27, 2010 - 10:36 pm

I feel so lucky to have found you. What beautiful dolls that my 3 girls would cherish. And to have one that is fashioned in Olympic gear…darling and priceless. Thanks!

Jennifer Witt - February 27, 2010 - 10:46 pm

I love her sweater and hat! Great idea! She is super cute and anyone would be lucky to have her.

Lucy Wagenaar - February 27, 2010 - 11:14 pm

We are loving watching the cool winter olympics here in very warm Australia….and Miss 3 would be completely thrilled to call this dolly her own – she is adorable!

jessica - February 27, 2010 - 11:27 pm

I’ve been so busy with work I haven’t been able to watch a single second of the Olympics! My kids are GLUED to the screen though ;o) As always, even though I never win, I think you offering giveaways is so generous!

Adrienne Jack - February 27, 2010 - 11:29 pm

I love her! What a great idea:)

Jill - February 27, 2010 - 11:31 pm

Oh, how darling! We would LOVE her!

waldorfmama - February 27, 2010 - 11:32 pm

oh, what a sweetie! i’d love to win her. :) thank you for the opportunity!

Mary - February 27, 2010 - 11:36 pm

I’m a Noni acting like a 2 year old – ME ME ME …

Coral - February 27, 2010 - 11:41 pm

*Fingers crossed* my daughter would love to win this doll :)
They are all so beautiful

MamAmor Dolls - February 27, 2010 - 11:42 pm

Beautiful, she’ll be much loved at our place! Thanks for your generosity.

Joanna - February 27, 2010 - 11:42 pm

whew! I got in on time! What a great doll- I love her hair!

Travis - February 27, 2010 - 11:44 pm

GO CANADA!!!!!

Wendy - February 27, 2010 - 11:44 pm

as a huge olympics fan, and a newer fan of your gorgeous dolls (with two young daughters who are HUGE fans of your dolls), this doll would be cherished in our family

Sherry - February 27, 2010 - 11:46 pm

oh she is just over the top cute! Go Canada

Jacob - February 27, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Very cute!

Sabrina Newton - February 27, 2010 - 11:47 pm

Beautiful doll, beautiful outfit, a perfect doll !

Karen MacCormick - February 27, 2010 - 11:49 pm

What a beautiful girl! You are both so talented. Your talent and generosity is inspirational.

Toni - February 27, 2010 - 11:50 pm

This nana would love to win this for her gran baby

Kristy - February 27, 2010 - 11:51 pm

What a lovely doll – especially I like her colouring and her outfit… I’m sure she will be loved and welcomed into whichever new home she finds herself in. Thankyou for offering us all this opportunity. :)

Trynna - February 27, 2010 - 11:51 pm

She’s wonderful, and thank you for your generosity. We would love to welcome her into our home. Thanx

shelley - February 27, 2010 - 11:53 pm

Amazing work :)

Amity - February 27, 2010 - 11:57 pm

I would love to give her a wonderful home :)

Carrie - February 27, 2010 - 11:59 pm

What an adorable doll!! I’m in love! I really hope I win!!!!

Greg - February 28, 2010 - 12:00 am

Very cute! Love the detail in the outfit, too.

michelle hsieh - February 28, 2010 - 12:03 am

She is so adorable!!!

Erin Zackey - February 28, 2010 - 12:08 am

Oh, she is SO sweet! We’d love her here!

Christine - February 28, 2010 - 12:23 am

She is a perfect one of a kind olympic treasure:)

Erica Hildebrand - February 28, 2010 - 12:24 am

How did I overlook this beauty? My daughter would jump right outta her socks!!! You guys are so awesome for doing this :o)

Leigh Ann - February 28, 2010 - 12:26 am

She is adorable! I will be sad when the Olympics are over. Y’all have done a great job hosting!

pascaline - February 28, 2010 - 12:32 am

cutest doll ever….my family would love to welcome her… fingers crossed!!! thanks

pascaline( france)

Ingrid - February 28, 2010 - 12:32 am

Hi, I have known about Bamboletta only for a short time and love receiving your messages with images and stories of all the beautiful dolls you make! Thank you for making these dolls, you enrich our world with these little treasures!

Cassandra - February 28, 2010 - 12:34 am

Always a delight and high to try and get a doll and also look at the beautiful dolls! Yay Bamboletta and Yay Team Canada!
This is an exciting opportunity and thank you for the generous chance for all of us!

noran warot - February 28, 2010 - 12:34 am

I am so hoping to share her with my toddling daughter Virginia! Congrats on gold in curling Canada!

Chey - February 28, 2010 - 12:36 am

awwww…my little sister would love to be friends with her.

Lara - February 28, 2010 - 12:47 am

Greetings from Australia!

I’ve been checking out your gorgeous dolls for a while and I’m sure I’ll end up putting in an order for my little nieces some time, but for now I’ll try my luck with this competition.

Have a lovely day! {:->

Lara

Danni Redding Lapuz - February 28, 2010 - 12:55 am

The vision I have of your sewing mamas is so amazing…keep creating the world you want to be in! …and thanks for creating such beautiful dolls.

Danny R - February 28, 2010 - 1:06 am

How adorable is she! My daughter would love her! So would I.

Laura Vollick - February 28, 2010 - 1:10 am

Go for the GOLD!

Dominique - February 28, 2010 - 1:12 am

Adorable! Would LOVE to win! :)

Zsรณfimamรกja_Gabi - February 28, 2010 - 1:36 am

She is so beautiful! I hope to win:))

Gaetanne - February 28, 2010 - 1:47 am

She’s too cute for words! Pick me please!!!!

Stine Bernhardt - February 28, 2010 - 2:20 am

Oh…that is just beautiful!!!!! :-)Maybe this will be Denmark chance of winning gold….lol

Steph - February 28, 2010 - 3:33 am

What a wonderful little cutie!….

tara - February 28, 2010 - 3:44 am

Great doll! Go Canada.

Audra Costello - February 28, 2010 - 4:32 am

Adorable! I’m a knitter, but I cannot do intarsia like that!

Corey - February 28, 2010 - 5:10 am

Just trying to get her for my baby girl. Very cute.

embers - February 28, 2010 - 5:21 am

oh look at her! so very sweet…you are so lovely to do so many of these giveaways!

Meg - February 28, 2010 - 5:30 am

she is beautiful!

cecile - February 28, 2010 - 5:45 am

Thank you ! Your dolls are adorable, and this one with her Olympic suit is really nice !

Annique - February 28, 2010 - 5:48 am

Such a beautiful gem!

Michele - February 28, 2010 - 5:51 am

Oh, wow. She’s beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

Meghan - February 28, 2010 - 5:52 am

She is beautiful!

Sasha - February 28, 2010 - 5:56 am

Thank you!

Theresa - February 28, 2010 - 5:58 am

What a beautiful doll! And her outfit is amazing. Way to go Christina and Ingrid!

Isabella's Mami - February 28, 2010 - 6:03 am

Thanks you so much for this opportunity!!
Take care.

Brenda Bell - February 28, 2010 - 6:09 am

Such a sweet face! Thanks Christina and Ingrid!!!!

Christine - February 28, 2010 - 6:12 am

Wow! What a beautiful doll!!! The collaboration between you two was meant to be!! Thank you for this opportunity!

Beth Flumignan - February 28, 2010 - 6:16 am

She is absolutely gorgeous! We have been watching and loving the games–especially curling. :) Which is crazy because we are not the most sports minded people.

Sharon Adler - February 28, 2010 - 6:17 am

What a neat idea! Fantastic knitted ensemble! Thank you Christina and Ingrid for another generous giveaway.

rae - February 28, 2010 - 6:18 am

what a gorgeous doll! thanks for the incredible opportunity! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kim Zenger - February 28, 2010 - 6:21 am

She’s adorable! What a great way to honor the Olympics!

Anne in NC - February 28, 2010 - 6:23 am

Thank you so much for this sweet giveaway! She is lovely! Pick me please!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Phoebe - February 28, 2010 - 6:24 am

Cutie pie! Love the giveaway idea, keep up the good work!

Geri Strzelecki - February 28, 2010 - 6:25 am

Another beautiful creation. Hope to win one for my daughter – for her birthday! She will be 25! Loves your dolls!

Laura-Lee Audit - February 28, 2010 - 6:27 am

She is beautiful!

Lisa - February 28, 2010 - 6:27 am

I am also a fellow proud Canadian and I have to say she is just delightful, and loving that she is wearing the Olympic volunteer’s colours!

Jesca Byndom - February 28, 2010 - 6:35 am

O God! Educate these children. These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the Compassionate.
–‘Abdu’l-Bahรก

โ€œO ye loving mothers,โ€ Abduโ€™l-Baha said, โ€œknow ye that in Godโ€™s sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all the perfections of humankind.โ€

http://www.bahai.org

Anne - February 28, 2010 - 6:36 am

Adorable and lovely as always. Thanks for posting another giveaway.

Casey - February 28, 2010 - 6:42 am

I love her! You are so sweet, thanks for doing this! :)

neely ann - February 28, 2010 - 6:48 am

She is sooooo cute!

Kathy - February 28, 2010 - 6:48 am

what a beauty! thanks as always!

Heather M. - February 28, 2010 - 6:51 am

She is adorable! Thanks for your generosity :)

Cassandra - February 28, 2010 - 6:55 am

Yay!! I am SO excited! I grew up in Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and I am now living in Florida. Lately all of my friends down here have been talking about how beautiful Canada is and asking me loads of questions about the beautiful country that I call home. Spirit would be more then Welcome to make her home down here in Florida with us! How we LOVE her and Canada! Thank you SO much for the opportunity to have a little piece of home down here in Florida!

Valerie - February 28, 2010 - 6:58 am

I love her! And my kids have loved watching the Olympics this year, so they would love her, too!

Michele - February 28, 2010 - 7:03 am

LOVE this little cutie!! So adorable and filled with hometown pride (: My niece would jump for joy if this little one became hers.

Melissa - February 28, 2010 - 7:04 am

Thank you for being so generous and having another giveaway! She is perfect and would love to welcome her into our home!

Amy Anderson - February 28, 2010 - 7:08 am

I’m amazed at all the creativity that goes into these dolls and their outfits! What a great way to remember all the fun we had watching the Olympics together!

Kathy - February 28, 2010 - 7:09 am

She is so adorable! Our youngest was just born 2 weeks ago during the opening ceremony. She would be such a lovely reminder of such a special time in our family’s lives.

mountain girl - February 28, 2010 - 7:11 am

I LOVE her!!!

Zia - February 28, 2010 - 7:12 am

I would love to have this sweet baby!

Jayme L NJ: - February 28, 2010 - 7:17 am

Thank you for having this giveaway, it’s so nice of you! She is soo cute and would be welcome in our home!

Lori - February 28, 2010 - 7:25 am

She is absolutely precious…a real gem!!

Novia - February 28, 2010 - 7:29 am

She’s beautiful! I love the outfit :-)

anne - February 28, 2010 - 7:30 am

we would have many to love your beautiful doll in our home, she is so cute!

Heidi - February 28, 2010 - 7:34 am

What a beautiful Doll, I’d love to be entered

Lois Tschaepe - February 28, 2010 - 7:34 am

What a BEAUTIFUL doll! She really captures the spirit of the 2010 Olympics!

Sandy Cederbaum - February 28, 2010 - 7:38 am

My gymnast would love to have her.
Sandy

Jessica - February 28, 2010 - 7:41 am

She would bring such excitment to our household! I LOVE her knit sweater!

Jill - February 28, 2010 - 7:45 am

She is just precious!

Jane Swanson - February 28, 2010 - 7:45 am

Winning this beautiful doll would be like getting our own Gold Medal!
Thank you for your generosity!

Rachel - February 28, 2010 - 7:47 am

What a sweet doll – please enter us in to win her!

Shelly Virtue - February 28, 2010 - 7:55 am

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! What a thrill it would be to win this little bundle of happiness to go along with my Olympic mittens I purchased! Keeping my fingers crossed!!! Shelly

Jessica - February 28, 2010 - 7:58 am

What a gorgeous doll! It has been wonderful to watch our home country ‘own the podium’!

Kari - February 28, 2010 - 8:00 am

She’s so cute! I love her toque! We’re off to Whistler today to watch the hockey game and soak up the energy and joy of the Olympics one last time. Happy last day of the Olympics everyone and good luck!

jennifer love - February 28, 2010 - 8:01 am

Hooray for the spirit of the Olympics!

Michele F - February 28, 2010 - 8:02 am

I love your dolls! They are wonderful and I dream of owning one myslef (um…for my children) on day!

MFrykasAtMtsDotNet

Ana - February 28, 2010 - 8:08 am

Your dolls are gorgeous. Thank you for the great giveaway. We would love to give her a new home!

Candace K - February 28, 2010 - 8:13 am

She’s gorgeous! I love the contrast of colors…my little bird’s 3rd birthday is next week – we’ve been trying for a few months for her birthday dolly so I’ll cross my fingers!

Erin - February 28, 2010 - 8:18 am

Although we currently live on an island in the Carribbean, we truly miss the magic of the mountains and snow (which my 3 yr. old just had the pleasure of witnessing for the first time last week)! We were hoping to attend the games in Vancouver this year until our lives took a twist. However, we are looking forward to potentially relocating to the area and couldn’t think of a better way to adopt a Bamboletta babe and bring her back to her roots! I’ve been so excited since finding your treasures and can’t wait to introduce our girl to her first doll…thank you so much for the opportunity!

Sue - February 28, 2010 - 8:21 am

How incredibly generous :)
She’s beautiful… thanks so much for the opportunity.

Linken - February 28, 2010 - 8:22 am

That sweater set is too cool! I love how every doll that you all produce has their own face :) Wishing you the best in 2010

Rachel Reddin - February 28, 2010 - 8:22 am

Very sweet doll and I know my daughter would love one!

Rachel V - February 28, 2010 - 8:24 am

Oh my goodness, she is SO cute! Love her outfit too!

Barb Hardy - February 28, 2010 - 8:27 am

Go Canada Go – your Canadiana Doll would be a wonderful memory to have to remember “Vancouver’s Gold Games”!
Barb

Cody - February 28, 2010 - 8:28 am

Cool doll…trying to win her for my beautiful daughter. C

diana - February 28, 2010 - 8:28 am

Adorable!!! I love your creative energy!!!!!

Cody - February 28, 2010 - 8:30 am

Cool doll…trying to win her for my beautiful daughter. C

(I may have already sent this, but my computer was locking up so I sent it again just to make sure I was entered…sorry if this already went through!

Erica Matthews - February 28, 2010 - 8:33 am

what a beautiful doll!!

MorganO - February 28, 2010 - 8:36 am

Adorable!!! Fingers crossed that she comes to live with us!

Sue Ray - February 28, 2010 - 8:37 am

Am moving back to North Carolina and would love to give this as a gift to my new granddaughter. She would love this. She is truly beautiful and would love to give her a home.

Tiffany - February 28, 2010 - 8:44 am

She is precious!

julie - February 28, 2010 - 8:52 am

We would love to welcome this little beauty into our family – would be our daugher’s first “real” dolly. And the thought of making little clothes for her is magical!

juana arias - February 28, 2010 - 8:52 am

COUNT US IN!!

tara - February 28, 2010 - 8:53 am

oh my goodness what a sweet doll, and a great giveaway. I’ve been saving up for a bamboletta for my little girl, and would love a chance to win one. The sweater is gorgeous too!
thanks

Carol - February 28, 2010 - 8:56 am

She is so cute!

Emily Burke - February 28, 2010 - 8:59 am

This little sweetie must be the best giveaway I’ve ever entered!

Ashleigh - February 28, 2010 - 8:59 am

Wow. This would be such an amazing way to celebrate the end of these 2 weeks and to anticipate the arrival of our Ethiopian Daughter…once our adoption is complete! Thank you!!

Gabriella - February 28, 2010 - 9:00 am

Loveley Giveaway,

Canada’s been awesome in these Olympics!!!! One more Gold to go (hopefully)

Kari - February 28, 2010 - 9:04 am

So sweet! We would love her!

Shannon Watson - February 28, 2010 - 9:04 am

SOOO cute! Vancouver’s our hometown, too and this would be a wonderful doll to carry on the memory of this incredible event. Here’s hoping :)

kris - February 28, 2010 - 9:07 am

what a gorgeous doll and sweater! :-)

Roseanne Perkins - February 28, 2010 - 9:08 am

So cute, as usual. Hope we are lucky this time!

Terese - February 28, 2010 - 9:08 am

How sweet! Thanks for the chance!

Terry - February 28, 2010 - 9:09 am

Lovely doll :) My Grand-daughter woud love her!! You are a true artist

joanna warren - February 28, 2010 - 9:09 am

what a great way to celebrate the olympics. Enjoying your creative efforts!!

jessica - February 28, 2010 - 9:09 am

We adore the Bamboletta’s we already have, but of COURSE have been dreaming of more Bamboletta friends and fun! Our five year old would love hers to have a best friend… I like to encourage this awesome behavior… Seems lots of kids don’t play dolls anymore. Too many distractions I guess. Our hoe life is simple, with wonderful accoutrements like your lovely dolls. You are famously talented, and good luck to all who enter. Here’s hoping we have a chnace at another lovely too…
Thanks so much! Jessica

Alison - February 28, 2010 - 9:21 am

Yet another beautiful doll – hope we’re lucky – our new 3 year old neighbour would love her.

Vanessa - February 28, 2010 - 9:24 am

Thank you for having another fabulous giveaway! This doll is beautiful, and I love the olympic theme. Fingers crossed!

Rachel - February 28, 2010 - 9:26 am

Thank goodness for Facebook to find out about these fabulous giveaways! What a beautiful doll.

Shannon - February 28, 2010 - 9:26 am

What a sweetie she is <3<3 Go Canada!!!

Thank you for the giveaway :o)

Kris - February 28, 2010 - 9:36 am

Oh what a lovely way to celebrate how special 2010 has been. (she would also make a great friend for my new daughter who is due in April)

Ashley - February 28, 2010 - 9:44 am

Oh she’s perfect for the season! Someone will be very happy!

Kerry - February 28, 2010 - 9:44 am

My little monkeys would go crazy for her! And after yelling “go Canada go” for the last two weeks the Olympic theme is right up their alley.

Rebecca - February 28, 2010 - 9:45 am

Adorable, as always!

Stacie@HobbitDoor - February 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

She is gorgeous! What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

tanya - February 28, 2010 - 9:47 am

so cute!

Brandy - February 28, 2010 - 9:49 am

She is beautiful!

Isabel Esteves - February 28, 2010 - 9:50 am

She is already a winner!!!!!!

lisa - February 28, 2010 - 9:50 am

Oh, she’s very, very cute!!!

michelle - February 28, 2010 - 9:53 am

Bamboletta welcomes the world!

Dawn - February 28, 2010 - 9:53 am

Miss Olympian is so adorable. She is definitely a gold medal winner. Thank you for the chance to adopt her and bring her into our loving homes.

Dana - February 28, 2010 - 9:55 am

Love her look. My daughter would be thrilled to welcome her home!

Micaele Florendo - February 28, 2010 - 10:00 am

She’s beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to bring her into our home. The sweater will do her well in the cold here!

Amanda - February 28, 2010 - 10:02 am

We love Bamboletta, and I’m dying to give one of your beautiful dolls to my daughter. Let’s hope we win!

Amy Jackson - February 28, 2010 - 10:06 am

Your dolls are so sweet. Thanks for this opportunity. After watching the Olympics over the last couple of weeks, I feel like I know this little Olympian.

Jenn - February 28, 2010 - 10:07 am

Soooo Cute! I love it, so Canadian :)

Renee' - February 28, 2010 - 10:08 am

Absolutely adorable! She is definitely sporting the Olympic Spirit! What a wonderful inspiration for little ones!

kate - February 28, 2010 - 10:11 am

I love your dolls. My little ones would be thrilled with the olympic doll!

Shannon - February 28, 2010 - 10:15 am

What a beautiful doll and so great for the olympic spirit that all the children have! My three year old daughter says that she would “like to have her one day”. Cheers!

Jordan - February 28, 2010 - 10:16 am

I just discovered Bamboletta and am addicted! Thanks for the chance to win one for my son….

Jared - February 28, 2010 - 10:19 am

Beautiful doll! Keep up the amazing work…

Rick - February 28, 2010 - 10:19 am

a beauty perfect for my beauties!

Valerie - February 28, 2010 - 10:21 am

She’s gorgeous Christina!! :)

Jill K - February 28, 2010 - 10:22 am

Ooooo!!!! An Olympic girl? Pretty please, send her to Calgary? I promise I’ll take her up to COP!

Laura - February 28, 2010 - 10:23 am

How adorable – she has inspired me to learn to knit!

Melinda Tamkin - February 28, 2010 - 10:23 am

Wow! Always love each of your creations. Keeping my fingers crossed. xoxo

Jo Anne - February 28, 2010 - 10:25 am

Another Bamboletta Beauty! My 5 year old granddaughter has caught the Olympic spirit this year and we have enjoyed watching Vancouver hosting the world. What a great idea to do an Olympic doll to remember this time!

nancy - February 28, 2010 - 10:27 am

She’s so beautiful! I love seeing all your amazing & special dolls!

Jane - February 28, 2010 - 10:44 am

Wow!! That is so cool! She’s lovely.

erika~ the inspired mama - February 28, 2010 - 10:48 am

awwww, she is beautiful! we would love to give her a new home! :) thank you!

teresa - February 28, 2010 - 10:56 am

she is sweet perfection!

Brady - February 28, 2010 - 11:03 am

Love it!!! so cute!!!

Roger - February 28, 2010 - 11:07 am

Beautiful doll.

Carey - February 28, 2010 - 11:07 am

You are so kind to do this ๐Ÿ˜€ How exciting :)

Paula - February 28, 2010 - 11:11 am

I have been so enjoying the olympics – what will I do when they are over?
The doll is amazing of course!
You are the best!

Elisa - February 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

Too cute! I need to learn how to knit.

Gita Skorija - February 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

Wheeee! Go Canada GO!

Jeff Ray - February 28, 2010 - 11:13 am

My granddaughter would love this!

Wendy - February 28, 2010 - 11:13 am

Love her!! And the outfit – oh wow!!

Mary Ray - February 28, 2010 - 11:14 am

ohhhhhhhh she is beautiful……would love to give her a home…..please…

Jessica - February 28, 2010 - 11:17 am

We have loved watching the olympic’s and this would be perfect for our daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday and for my husband as he was a torch bearer.

Suzie Russell - February 28, 2010 - 11:19 am

Had doll collection when I was younger and lost all of them……she is sooooo cute and would love to start again……I would love to welcome her into my home….thank you.

Alanna Dailey - February 28, 2010 - 11:20 am

That doll is adorable! Thank you for doing to give away’s! They are so much Fun!

Grace - February 28, 2010 - 11:20 am

Cute doll and a great way to remember the 2010 Olympics. Beautiful!

Julie Ray - February 28, 2010 - 11:20 am

She is so cute and would love to add her to my home. Enjoy your site.

Suzanne - February 28, 2010 - 11:22 am

Love the color combinations! Go Canada go!

Wendy Armbruster Bell - February 28, 2010 - 11:24 am

What an amazing keepsake for the Olympics! I (I mean my daughter lol) would cherish her!

Jodie - February 28, 2010 - 11:25 am

what a sweetie. love the name!

Lee Pope - February 28, 2010 - 11:25 am

She is such a cutie pie. I also need to learn to knit.

healing hillary - February 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

oh my what a sweetie!

Kerry - February 28, 2010 - 11:37 am

I love it! And look at that landscape that that pretty doll gets to live in.

Megan - February 28, 2010 - 11:37 am

Adorable doll! Cant wait to watch hockey today…go team USA :)

Markus - February 28, 2010 - 11:37 am

My wife and my daughter would really love it.

Arlene - February 28, 2010 - 11:40 am

Thank you for spreading cheer all over the world. You and your family and staff are truly a blessing

Karen - February 28, 2010 - 11:41 am

What a beautiful doll!! My twins would love her:).

Lisa W - February 28, 2010 - 11:43 am

She’s so adorable! My daughter loves to look at your dolls online, and my son loves to watch the Olympics! He was just complaining this morning that he would have to wait 4 more years to watch the winter Olympics again.

Krissi D - February 28, 2010 - 11:48 am

Very cute. Love the matching hat and sweater!

Emily - February 28, 2010 - 11:50 am

Love her! Go Canada go!

Cindy - February 28, 2010 - 11:54 am

I’m in love with your dolls. Just sayin.

Lisa - February 28, 2010 - 11:59 am

I would love to win this! She is adorable.

Maddie - February 28, 2010 - 11:59 am

Oh, oh, oh, will she be ours I wonder? She is a beauty and she would be welcomed in our home like one of our Olympic stars (actually who am I kidding, she would be way more welcome :))

Camarra - February 28, 2010 - 12:01 pm

We adore our sweet Bamboletta doll and she would love a friend to have tea with, so we are keeping our fingers crossed!

Sara M. - February 28, 2010 - 12:02 pm

She is so cute! What a wonderful giveway! You and the ladies are so very talented!

Alison - February 28, 2010 - 12:04 pm

She’s beautiful! I love your dolls so much. She would be very welcome in our house. You’re amazing!

Chelsea Woolf - February 28, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Oh, this little girlie is too cute! Thanks so much for all that you do. Love & light. <3

Carolyn Suzy Passeneau - February 28, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Perfect doll for my new-born (Feb 5th) grand-daughter, Bronwynn! Big sister, Ainsleigh, has everything, including a custom-made Bamboletta treasure named Suzy after me. I don’t want Bronwynn to settle for hand-me-downs. And, in this economy, Grandma Suzy is running out of money! Thanks for the opportunity.

Anne Sopiarz - February 28, 2010 - 12:10 pm

What a gorgeous doll! We love Bamboletta!

kelly Terkuc - February 28, 2010 - 12:10 pm

What a beautiful doll ! and love the Olympic theme! Congrats and a wonderful product!

Leslie - February 28, 2010 - 12:12 pm

What a sweet way to celebrate the olympic season! She’d have a happy home here in MA, USA!

sue shermetaro - February 28, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Love the doll ,outfit & the Olympics & Thanks for a great giveaway

Jeri - February 28, 2010 - 12:30 pm

What a beautiful doll :)

Shauna Bailey - February 28, 2010 - 12:38 pm

What a beautiful doll, love her little knitted Olympic outfit! Thank you for your generous give away – Warmest regards to you and all who helped create this little girl – and best of luck to all of us who have entered to win her!

Ali Reed - February 28, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Such a beutiful doll!! My little girl would love her very much :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and talent, and for running such an awesome, ethical business – you are truly appreciated!

Amy - February 28, 2010 - 12:45 pm

How adorable……….I’d love a chance to win…….

Demetra Gayle Fountaine - February 28, 2010 - 12:46 pm

What a sweet little brown girl doll. Since finding out about Waldorf dolls in the past 4 months, I am completely smitten with them. And now here you are providing an opportunity for a grown-up little brown girl to possibly win a doll I wish I had known about when I was little AND when my sons were little. Ah well, it is great inspiration for me as a Nana. Thanks for your generosity. DGF

Joleen - February 28, 2010 - 12:47 pm

How lovely she is. We are new to Bamboletta, and hope to order 3 for our kids for Christmas this year…but a give-away with such cute Olympic dudes is too irresistible to not want! Well done!!

Ying - February 28, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Go, Team Canada! And go, Team Bamboletta. :)

cindy - February 28, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Beautiful doll !

Callie - February 28, 2010 - 12:54 pm

What a cutie !

Cristen S - February 28, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Soooo cute!

tracy_a - February 28, 2010 - 12:56 pm

What a great little fan! How fun!

maria - February 28, 2010 - 12:57 pm

a fabulous doll to celebrate an exciting time in history.
we would be honored to welcome her into our home.

Carson - February 28, 2010 - 1:05 pm

What a cutie! I would love to adopt her !

Lulu - February 28, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Awww, how cute!

Sarah - February 28, 2010 - 1:12 pm

She is beautiful!

Papa John - February 28, 2010 - 1:12 pm

I’ll adopt her for my grand kids!

Michelle M. - February 28, 2010 - 1:18 pm

I so want this doll!!! Can I have it for Tia??? We’re all cuddled up on the couch watching the Men’s Hockey Canada vs. USA and so proud to be Canadian!!!

lisa - February 28, 2010 - 1:18 pm

Wow! 800 comments. You are sure growing.

everydaymary - February 28, 2010 - 1:20 pm

We’ve enjoyed watching the Olympics, especially the ladies figure skating and Joannie Rochette, but your sweet doll is hands down my favourite Olympic creation.

Andrea E - February 28, 2010 - 1:26 pm

She is so cute sporting her Olympic Sweater!

Deb R - February 28, 2010 - 1:27 pm

How exciting! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and God given talents!

Dawn Kramer - February 28, 2010 - 1:40 pm

She’s a winner

sang - February 28, 2010 - 1:43 pm

Super cute! My daughter would love her!

Brittany - February 28, 2010 - 1:51 pm

She’s wonderful! My daughter would be delighted! Thanks for the chance!

Julie Lawrence - February 28, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Adorable!!

aaron - February 28, 2010 - 2:09 pm

my daughter loves this picture.

Heather - February 28, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Holy schmoley that’s a lot of comments! She’s beautiful and I love that outfit, ingrid!

Sarah Oster - February 28, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Love your dolls! So beautiful and obviously made with love. Thanks for the chance to score this cutie! xoxox

elaine qualter - February 28, 2010 - 2:24 pm

we have been loving the olympics and watching all the touching human interest stories. very grateful to have a wonderful sister like canada. she clearly has some talented citizens! love your dolls and am hoping to win one!!!!

Julie - February 28, 2010 - 2:28 pm

I love this doll! Your dolls are always beauties. I really hope to get one for my daughters someday.

Debbie Livingston - February 28, 2010 - 2:30 pm

So cool. What a great way to commemorate the 2010 Olympics!

Wendy - February 28, 2010 - 2:37 pm

Wow, thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful dolls.

kristine - February 28, 2010 - 2:38 pm

She is adorable!! Go CANADA!!!!!

Melody - February 28, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Go Canada! The doll is precious!!! Thanks for giving someone a chance to win her!

Jenn Steinberg - February 28, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Oooh, would love to welcome her to our home!

Ann Bachhuber - February 28, 2010 - 3:12 pm

She is just beautiful…and would make a wonderful gift for my neice Tsion…love your dolls…

T.J. - February 28, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Adorable bambo!!!!

rockymountainmama - February 28, 2010 - 3:22 pm

My daughter is in love with this doll! You are so generous Christina.

Val - February 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Beautiful Doll! I just love her! Gooooo Canada!

Joe - February 28, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Okay, Okay, if America wins, am I still allowed to enter???? :) Thanks Christina for happy memories of my four girls with your dolls!!!

BabyBean - February 28, 2010 - 3:51 pm

She is quite the cutie full of Olympic spirit!

Eva Fdez - February 28, 2010 - 3:51 pm

You make beautiful dolls in fact, I’ll love to adopt it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Heather K - February 28, 2010 - 3:58 pm

What a generous thing of you to do. Kudos to your thoughtfulness and Olympic spirit. She is beautiful (which is no surprise!)

Elizabeth - February 28, 2010 - 4:15 pm

What an amazing Olympics for Canada! We just finished watching the gold medal hockey game. When my 2 1/2 year old daughter saw this doll she said “That’s so pretty! Can I have that?” We both love her!

Charlene - February 28, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Love the olympic outfit!

Brooke - February 28, 2010 - 4:21 pm

How beautful..and such a great idea…thanks for a chance!

Annamaria - February 28, 2010 - 4:22 pm

… I hope It’s not too late…my children in ethiopia would make her feel at home! selam enna fikir-peace and love!

Anna - February 28, 2010 - 4:23 pm

She is beautiful! Would love a chance to win her. My little girl LOVES dolls and we’ve all had the best time watching the Olympics. Thanks.

Rachel - February 28, 2010 - 4:26 pm

She is so cute :)

Catherine - February 28, 2010 - 4:36 pm

What an amazing doll! She is a beautiful olympian!! <3

Stephen - February 28, 2010 - 4:36 pm

My daughter wants the doll

Stephen - February 28, 2010 - 4:37 pm

This would be for my daughter

Kelly - February 28, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Cute, as always!

Abe - February 28, 2010 - 4:53 pm

My wife has been trying to get one of these for some time now for our daughter, Ella. How nice if we could win one for her!

Jennifer Witt - February 28, 2010 - 5:04 pm

She is so sweet! I am so excited!

Jennifer Witt - February 28, 2010 - 5:04 pm

My daughter would love her!

Jennifer Witt - February 28, 2010 - 5:06 pm

P.S. Thank you for the opportunity Christina and Ingrid!

Jennifer R. - February 28, 2010 - 5:11 pm

What an adorable doll! Love her!

Cathy - February 28, 2010 - 5:12 pm

Oh, how precious…The little girl that I nanny would love this doll. Trying for her. :)

Kristie - February 28, 2010 - 5:28 pm

She is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

Tamara Lee - February 28, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Blessings to you. And thank you for all you do! Warmly, Tamara Lee (mama to three year old snow-happy twins)

Kim - February 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

I have to admit, I have no daughters but really want her for myself!!! Too cute! Good luck to everyone!!!

Jo-Anna - February 28, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Awesome doll. GO CANADA!! Thanks for the chance to win such a cutie.

Linda Jones - February 28, 2010 - 5:43 pm

What a great tribute to the Olympics!

Amanda Cowell - February 28, 2010 - 5:44 pm

What a wonderful way to celebrate our amazing 17 days of Olympic spirit. Go Canada!!!

marjory - February 28, 2010 - 5:48 pm

your dolls are absolutely gorgeous!

matrick - February 28, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Go Canada! I’ll bet she’s a skater. : )

Alisha - February 28, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Wow Way to go Canada! She is beautiful! Like our athletes.

Shawn - February 28, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Okay I didn’t manage to get Angel for my wife… so here is too giving it another try!

Jennifer - February 28, 2010 - 6:05 pm

So fun! This doll would be the perfect souvenir to the most amazing Olympics!!! Such a great job ladies!!!

Crystal Rogers - February 28, 2010 - 6:09 pm

Another amazing hand-made creation from the heart. Good luck to all.

Robbie - February 28, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Oh, how sweet! We’d love her to be a member of our family!!!

Ona - February 28, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Such a great doll!

Angie - February 28, 2010 - 7:35 pm

I love her and would love her to join our home!

Carli - February 28, 2010 - 7:38 pm

She’s awesome!

Carli - February 28, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Love her outfit!

Susan - February 28, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Beautiful! My girls would love her!

angie - February 28, 2010 - 8:01 pm

beautiful!

Denee' - February 28, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Will it help if I cross my fingers and toes? SUPER CUTE! LOVE LOVE LOVE Bamboletta and still trying to get a first doll for my girl!

linda - February 28, 2010 - 8:06 pm

She is adorable, great idea… I would love to have this adorable reminder of such an amazing event.

stephy - February 28, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Ooooo, my daughter would LOVE this for her birthday :)

Mery - February 28, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Lovely doll!

Lisa - February 28, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Thanks Christina & Ingrid for such a great giveaway. I love this Olympic doll & I love the photo!!!

Stacey Dominguez - February 28, 2010 - 8:59 pm

This doll is stunning! I LOVE these dolls and want my two girls to collect them! Thanks for the opportunity to win a very special one.

Alicia - February 28, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Beautiful & she is a perfect doll to be featured during the Olympics!!
Gold โ–ˆ โ™ฅ โ–ˆ True Patriot Love!!

Jessica - February 28, 2010 - 9:32 pm

She is just beautiful. And I love her festive Olympic handknits!

Kimber - February 28, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Just adorable! We’d love to have her. :)

Sarah - February 28, 2010 - 9:41 pm

would love this little doll :)

Cabin fever - February 28, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Beautiful doll. You never cease to amaze me:)

Erica - February 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

What a beautiful doll! I would be honored to have her :)

Leann - February 28, 2010 - 9:53 pm

I would love to win this doll. February has been a very rough month for my family and if we could win this Olympic doll it would bring so much sunshine into our lives.
Thank you for the chance to win her. You are so kind and generous.

Missy - February 28, 2010 - 10:08 pm

She is adorable! Go CANADA!

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The freckles are a great hit. The thing with the freckles is that they can eventually be ‘loved’ off – but that’s why I’m creating this post – so you can ‘love’ them right back on – easy peasy! So, what you need is either a watercolor pencil in a brown color or a light […]

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Amie C. - February 13, 2010 - 9:28 am

Thanks for this Christina! Our freckled cuties are holding strong, but I imagine in time they will need a litte refreshing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Karen W. - February 13, 2010 - 9:47 am

“Like plucking your own eyebrows!” — hysterical!

cheryl - February 13, 2010 - 1:37 pm

I love the fact they can be “loved off”…I’m sure this happen alot. I will keep this in mind as Taylor is the sleeping buddy of Westen’s. He said he sleep’s so much better now that he has his own Bamboletta. Thank you again.

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Krysta - February 9, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Well said Christina! I think with the way you have laid it all out there people will really understand what this all means to you. This is your hobby, your art and your business you should do what YOU want to do. I think it’s great that you have given yourself more creative freedom, in the end this is going to work out so much better :)xo

Stephanie - February 9, 2010 - 9:25 pm

It sounds like you have really given the custom issue a lot of thought. I am glad that you have decided on what works best for you and can’t wait to see what amazing Bamboletta creations the future holds!

Jennifer - February 9, 2010 - 9:36 pm

Thank you for everything you do. I am so glad to have found Bamboletta. Looking at all the pretty dollies is such a joyful thing to share looking with my daughter, and we couldn’t be happier with the beautiful creation that came to live with us last week. “Ally” has the cutest buns in her hair right now. Oh, it makes me feel like a child again to be so excited about dolls and all the amazing RTG’s that are in store… Congrats to you and the success of your business! Bamboletta is truly an inspiration.

Carli - February 9, 2010 - 9:38 pm

The customs are overrated. Your creative freedom will make a better doll than following someones requirements. There is a RTG doll for everyone. I am also excited to see what you come up with next! Thank you for all you do!

Amber - February 9, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Your success is so well-deserved, and I think that anything that you can do to make things easier and smoother is totally reasonable. Bamboletta wouldn’t be what it is without you, and so you need to put your needs first. :)

Alicia - February 9, 2010 - 9:39 pm

I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful dolls you create each week :) My daughter loves her doll more and more each day and we cannot wait to bring a Bambo boy into our family.

admin - February 9, 2010 - 9:47 pm

Carli – I think so too about the customs. The thing that happens as well is that people have such a clear vision in their heads of what they want – I mean the detail people get into is amazing – it can be stressful to try to fufill – that’s just me though, I am sooo detail orientated.

Stacy - February 9, 2010 - 9:56 pm

You rock Christina! So glad you put this together! Now we can just refer people to this post when they ask about the customs. Keep the magic going. The dolls are fantastic no matter how you come to get one (RTG, custom or adoption)! <3

Cristina - February 9, 2010 - 10:14 pm

RTG fairies! Boys! Babies! 20-30 dolls a week! I can’t wait!

I second everything said about the customs. Kids (and we moms) like what we like, and when we see the RTGs we know what we like pretty much instantly! Your plans sound so exciting!

I wish I had read this post earlier too. We MISSED Lost tonight, and my husband is bummed. He is a fanatic, to the point of asking me to quiet down when I was in labor during the season premiere two years ago!!

Jennifer - February 9, 2010 - 11:09 pm

Christina, I am really excited to see what wonders you have in store for us! I think the closing of customs and doing all RTG is FANTASTIC!!! You will have so much more freedom by only doing RTG dolls and just think, no more decision=making for the customers on all the little details on customs (cough, cough…you know who I’m talkin’ about here, lol!) I’m relieved actually that it’s going to be this way :)

carey - February 9, 2010 - 11:09 pm

Christina, I am glad that you are following your heart. This is a decision that everyone needs to make at some point in their lives — doing what is best for themselves. Your RTG Bambos are always incredible. And I for one love the suprise of seeing what you and the ‘ladies’ come up with!
Good on ya for being true to yourself!

cheers, carey

Jenny - February 9, 2010 - 11:16 pm

Thanks for putting it all out there Christina! I think that you need to do whatever it takes for you to continue to enjoy your work. I do hope you will have a RTG doll someday that is a boy with Asian eyes for my youngest. :)

Nikki - February 10, 2010 - 12:26 am

Thank you for everything you do. We really could not ask for more!

Paula Morris - February 10, 2010 - 3:19 am

Christina
You give so much joy to children and adults…thank you very much! I am looking forward to see “in loco” on of your creations.
I agree with Carli, there is a right RTG for everyone!
Cheers and all the best for you, your family and team.

Samantha - February 10, 2010 - 3:31 am

That makes perfect business sense and will hopefully mean i can secure a dolly for my little lady before baby number two comes along…sort of a bribe/distraction, iykwim :-)
Creative people need to be free to create!
I’m looking for a blonde with pink or red streaks in her hair…but i’ll bet that i’m not alone.

XX

Valery - February 10, 2010 - 5:38 am

You are loved and supported in all you do! Thank you.

emily - February 10, 2010 - 6:06 am

thank you, christina! i missed the customs craze! but i will say, that i think half of the excitement comes from waiting to see what the RTG dolls look like and if there is one that speaks to me or my daughter! i get so excited on preview and upload days! i can’t wait to see the new dolls that you’re going to offer! thanks so much!

Amie C. - February 10, 2010 - 6:11 am

We all want what is best for you and your sanity. I look forward to seeing all the cuteness you will be creating in the future. *hugs*

Sandra - February 10, 2010 - 6:16 am

I think we all knew this was coming. You need to do what is best for your business, your family and your sanity. I have been trying to get a doll for months and have careful lists of what I’d like my custom to be….but I must say that without fail, there has been at least one beauty that has touched us at each upload. Sometimes they resemble our custom wish, sometimes they are completely different. The dolls you make are magical. They each have their own personality. All of your careful details make them come to life and “call out” to their future mommies. Don’t forget the “instant” gratification of seeing your baby and knowing she will be on her way in a short time. We thank you for all that you do and for your dedication. You make so many people happy everyday. This is going to be great for all of us. I can’t wait to see more beauties!

kate - February 10, 2010 - 8:11 am

As a mama of three, I just have to say thank you for bringing beauty and quality back into the world of dolls. So much of our children’s world is pre-fabricated and instant– I like the process of discovering the differences in your dolls, of the waiting (for me too!) to get one; sometimes, teaching patience and its payoff is a very good thing! You are bringing such joy to so many families– and you are doing it through your livelihood! How cool is that??

Karen - February 10, 2010 - 8:16 am

Your visions are so lovely! I could never have imagined some of the styles (particularly the dark hair with the purple-ish dreads!) you have created, so to me, all of your dolls are so individually unique and custom on their own. I do enjoy seeing each bunch of dolls ready to go home every few weeks — it is exciting. More exciting than knowing what to expect, I think. Cheers to you and your lovely business. You are an inspiration to all of us hard working mamas!

Lisa - February 10, 2010 - 9:28 am

Hi. I’m a little sad that you’re not offering custom dolls. I really wanted to order
one for my little girl for her birthday in May. I love your dolls and am going to try
my hardest to buy one when I make it to your site next. Take care and thanks for sharing your
beautiful talent! L.

Erica - February 10, 2010 - 10:04 am

<3

Brenda Bell - February 10, 2010 - 10:23 am

Christina and Family~ I am glad that you made the decision that will benefit you and all of these dolls!!! All the dolls are beautiful and I know that everyone will one day find one for their family!!! What you guys do is so magical that even at my age I am in love with every single one. Can’t wait to find the next member of our family. Just don’t tell my husband!! LOL

Jenifer - February 10, 2010 - 11:47 am

Thank You for everything!!!!
I am soooo excited for RTG’s :) Especially the little dolls and blanket dolls! Gosh!!! I hope to have a household of Bambo’s :)
I love them just how you make them, and you are amazing!

Cheryl - February 10, 2010 - 3:39 pm

Couldn’t be more excited about 20-30 Bambolettas a week !!! Yippie! I am so doing the happy dance. I love the dolls you create! Love the fact you are taking your creativity to a new level. In doing what you feel that week, which in turn will be wonderfully relaxing, knowing that you can do whatever. We will still be snapping them up because they are so cute and squishable. Thank you for all you do !!!!

Ingrid - February 10, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Wonder if that means one day we might see an all-fairies upload?! So glad you finally did this! Not only the right move for you but the right move for your business as well!

Monica - February 10, 2010 - 8:26 pm

I am so happy for you Christina….as a “grandmama” to two RTG babies…I can assure everyone who is unsure…that when you see *your* RTG…you’ll wonder how Christina got into your head.

I am so thrilled for your continued growth and excitement my friend.

Jennifer Richard - February 11, 2010 - 4:03 pm

I know in my heart that you have made the right decision. I have watched you struggle with us Mommies wanting what we want for our babies. I know that I was one of those…I want this, I don’t like that….etc…etc…etc….

You do what is best for you and your family and business, I will always be a Bamboletta stalker!!!!

Tracy - February 12, 2010 - 9:28 am

C – we love our custom and there are so many RTH dolls that we would have loved too! We were just happy to get one. I know by looking at my daughters doll that there is much love and attention to detail that goes into each and every doll, regardless of how it comes to be. I think you made the right decision and I think there is a little kismet that goes into each doll – and they end with who they are “meant to be” with. I so appreicate all your help with the shipping. With your busy schedule your communication is above the rest – you and your bamboletts and all the mamas rock!

Hannah - February 14, 2010 - 8:21 pm

“Phew!” is all I can say! :) I only hope I’m lucky enough to adopt another dolly in time for Marla’s first birthday; one to join three other friends (not to mention Marla’s three older sisters. Best of luck on this next part of the Bamboletta journey!

Jennifer - February 16, 2010 - 3:28 pm

Very sad to hear about your not doing custom dolls anymore. I have always wanted to get a little girl doll for my daughter who looks just like her. Finances and life circumstances have kept me from getting one for her so far but I had hoped to save up and buy her one for her 5th birthday in a little over a year. Hmmmm maybe you will decide to make customs bu then. I can always hope.

Sandi Fraser - February 18, 2010 - 2:36 pm

I’m so glad to hear that you’re going to be able to make so many dolls each week. I know a lot of people with be disappointed with no more customs, but so many will be happy just because they can get a doll! Good for you for making the right decisions for YOU :)

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