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Serendipity Doll … Veronika

Okay if I ever had to choose materials to bring to a deserted island and could only choose one doll to make again and again – this would be it.Β  I LOVE redheads, especially bobbed redheads with freckles – these are my favorites. Funnily enough I think we only had 6 people choose copper or […]

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Elizabeth - May 8, 2010 - 8:15 pm

maybe the first spot will be the lucky one….

becca - May 8, 2010 - 8:16 pm

<3

Jodi - May 8, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Love the green eyes and hair!!!! Would love to give her a home. πŸ™‚

Amy Langston - May 8, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Awww….I love the little Sassy Veronika! The little freckles across her sweet face make me melt!!!

jamie - May 8, 2010 - 8:17 pm

love those redheads!

victoria - May 8, 2010 - 8:18 pm

What an adorable little girl! Love the outfit!

Cassandra - May 8, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Oh SWOON!
I am so in love with her. I had to post!

Cindy - May 8, 2010 - 8:19 pm

crossing fingers, toes, and all applicable body parts…

Susan - May 8, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Cute!!! Redheads are my favorites, too!

Susan - May 8, 2010 - 8:20 pm

I always thought I wanted a blonde hair girl like my dd, but when we saw our read head for the first time, we too were hooked on them. My dad’s had a secret addiction to redhead for years…now I see why!!
Love to have her.

celine - May 8, 2010 - 8:21 pm

it was love at first sight!

Alicia - May 8, 2010 - 8:22 pm

I always love the red heads with brown eyes πŸ˜‰

Diana - May 8, 2010 - 8:25 pm

Her freckles are adorable…I’m such a sucker for the redheads!!

Kimber - May 8, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Oh she’s just too cute! Would love to give her a home. πŸ™‚

Jennifer - May 8, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Beautiful!! I love her!

Jill Johnson - May 8, 2010 - 8:28 pm

What a sweetie pie!

Krista - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Oh, she is a sweetheart!

Debby L. - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Send sassy Veronika with a “K” my way!!!!

Katie B. - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

What a sweetie.

MichelleH. - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

She’s perfect!

Todd B. - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Cute.

Lauren - May 8, 2010 - 8:29 pm

I would love to being this cutie home! She looks just like I did when I was little & my baby now:)

Aly Kantor - May 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

She is super sassy! Gotta love the funky red heads! My own mother is a funky red head – maybe I’ll get lucky for mother’s day!

Amy - May 8, 2010 - 8:32 pm

She has the most sweetest face……just adorable….and love the spelling of her name πŸ™‚

Amy Fisher - May 8, 2010 - 8:32 pm

My son is red-headed…my husband is red-headed…I am red-headed…but my daughter is blonde…she would love to feel like she had a little red-headed sister to be “more like her big brother”…LOL πŸ™‚

Denise C - May 8, 2010 - 8:32 pm

She is adorable, we would love a chance

Rosanne - May 8, 2010 - 8:35 pm

So adorable!!!Please pick our family to live with!!!!

Anne - May 8, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Oooooo she is awesome!

Julie L - May 8, 2010 - 8:37 pm

I too am a sucker for readheads!

deborah - May 8, 2010 - 8:39 pm

veronika! i can tell you have a big heart and a great sense of humor. we love to laugh, give giant ‘bear’ hugs, and spend time outside! we read plenty of books. please come live with us!

genia - May 8, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Lovin those freckles…partial to those redheads:-)

Kimberly - May 8, 2010 - 8:40 pm

She’s really cute! Redheads are one of my fav’s!! <3

Robyn - May 8, 2010 - 8:42 pm

The bobs with freckles are my favourite too – they look like little tomboys – sooo cute!

Sharon M - May 8, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Absolutely adorable πŸ™‚

Jillian - May 8, 2010 - 8:43 pm

I absolutely love her! Please pick me.

Jennifer M - May 8, 2010 - 8:44 pm

What a lovely doll!!!!

Claire - May 8, 2010 - 8:46 pm

My own little redhead would love to be your new Momma! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

Tanya Walery - May 8, 2010 - 8:47 pm

very cute, love the red like my little daughter

Jennifer - May 8, 2010 - 8:48 pm

She is adorable~ love the redheads too!

Whitney - May 8, 2010 - 8:52 pm

I can’t resist this cutie pie! She’s adorable!

susie - May 8, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Aw, so cute!

Nan Tay - May 8, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Luck be Tay!!

Heather - May 8, 2010 - 8:55 pm

She is too cute. I’d love a little redheaded girl.

Ann - May 8, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Love,love the redheads.

Katherine - May 8, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Love the mushrooms on her outfit… reminds me of Super Mario Bros. hahahahaha

Jessica Lynn - May 8, 2010 - 9:03 pm

It looks like she has a lot of love to give, my daughter likes redheaded dolls the best to πŸ˜‰

Megan - May 8, 2010 - 9:07 pm

She looks like me! lol

Kali - May 8, 2010 - 9:08 pm

a cutiepie for sure

Nicolle - May 8, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Well I used to know a girl and I would have
sworn that her name was Veronica…Elvis Costello

Olivia - May 8, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Ahhh!!! Freckles!!!! Kiss kiss!

Julie - May 8, 2010 - 9:20 pm

EEKS! She is just perfection!!

Heather - May 8, 2010 - 9:20 pm

My oldest daughter loves this doll. Crossing fingers once again!

Amy - May 8, 2010 - 9:20 pm

My twins have red hair. They would love her!! So would I!

Heather - May 8, 2010 - 9:28 pm

she is gorgeous! crossing fingers that she wants to come live with us!!!

Adrienne Jack - May 8, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Super cute!!

Ingrid - May 8, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Me too please.

Cheri - May 8, 2010 - 9:42 pm

She is awesome! Would love a chance.

Sarah - May 8, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Love her!

Misha - May 8, 2010 - 9:56 pm

I think Veronica is my favourite Bambo EVER. Pick us, please! πŸ™‚

Michelle - May 8, 2010 - 10:03 pm

You can never have too many redheads!

Amy - May 8, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Precious.

Michelle Beatch - May 8, 2010 - 10:13 pm

You can never have too many redheads.

Elizabeth - May 8, 2010 - 10:16 pm

She’s so cute! I love the bobbed hair!

Wendy - May 8, 2010 - 10:22 pm

she’s a beaut! crossing my fingers and toes

Laura - May 8, 2010 - 10:28 pm

Aw! we just love the red-heads here!

Melissa - May 8, 2010 - 10:35 pm

What a beauty!

sofia miranda - May 8, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Mother’s day hopeful! Our 10 month old daughter doesn’t have a doll yet. Here’s hoping!

Christina - May 8, 2010 - 10:51 pm

OOoooohhhh fingers crossed for this one. LOVE her!

Brian - May 8, 2010 - 10:51 pm

My wife always wanted a red head! πŸ™‚

Audra Costello - May 8, 2010 - 10:53 pm

I think Elvis Costello said it best, “Well I used to know a girl and I would have sworn that her name was Veroni(k)a.”

Cody - May 8, 2010 - 10:54 pm

My daughter would love her. She’s cute.

Paula - May 8, 2010 - 11:13 pm

Love red hair!! Beautiful.

Cheryl - May 8, 2010 - 11:25 pm

We love redheads. She does look sassy.

Heather B. - May 8, 2010 - 11:28 pm

Darling! My 2yo saw the pic come up and had to come see! πŸ™‚

Kellie - May 8, 2010 - 11:31 pm

She is just gorgeous and would be loved very much if she came to live here πŸ˜€

Danny - May 8, 2010 - 11:47 pm

Ah! She is rad!

Jenny - May 9, 2010 - 1:08 am

Va Va Va Vooom! She’s a dish!

daddykins - May 9, 2010 - 1:26 am

Beautiful!

Natalie - May 9, 2010 - 2:26 am

what a spunk! fingers crossed….

Bj C. - May 9, 2010 - 3:04 am

Love her!

Linda - May 9, 2010 - 3:52 am

Cutest yet.

Ashley - May 9, 2010 - 4:35 am

I totally agree….red headed bobs with freckles are my favorite, too! She is beautiful! Count me in for a chance at her!!

Catherine - May 9, 2010 - 4:39 am

Wow, I’m surprised there weren’t more red-haired customs, seems like they are always popular in the preview photos. My dream custom would have freckles and a red haired bob with bangs so little Miss Veronika comes very, very close. She’s so cute, I can forgive her for the lack of bangs though. πŸ˜‰ Love her!

Sarah Oster - May 9, 2010 - 4:39 am

Oh, she would be perfect for my little Matilda on her birthday!! Fingers and toes crossed!!

Jennifer N. - May 9, 2010 - 5:05 am

very cute! I love her!

Casey A - May 9, 2010 - 5:12 am

Love the hair!

Abby - May 9, 2010 - 5:18 am

I would love to put her hair in bunches, have always loved “carrots”!

Paula M - May 9, 2010 - 5:31 am

Ohhhh, I do love redheads and I was hoping for a redhead! (Our 1st and only custom looks like my brown-haired dd with some funk!)

Brenda Bell - May 9, 2010 - 5:31 am

She would go great with our other Sassy girl!!! Love the bob hair and the freckles!

Michelle - May 9, 2010 - 5:35 am

My first custom HAD to be a red head. So we can now move onto other things. But I still love those red heads the best, too.
We’d love her!

liz - May 9, 2010 - 5:51 am

Love her!! She looks just like my 8 yo dd. Same hair cut, colour and eyes, and that is rare for redhead. And in the summer she gets the little freckles too, from the sun!

Stephanie - May 9, 2010 - 5:58 am

She is so special- Love the bob and the brown eyes with red hair! fingers and toes crossed

Alexis - May 9, 2010 - 5:59 am

I have to post!!! She looks exactly like me!! So funny. My DD fell in love with her. I was looking at Veronika and she was saying “Have to have a “Mommy” baby”!! She thinks she looks like me too and I didn’t even say anything. I have freckles, brown eyes, bright red hair, and the same hair cut! Is that bad that we have the same hair style? HEHEHE

Kristina S - May 9, 2010 - 6:32 am

VERY Cute!!! She would be welcome to join the family!!!:)

Lori - May 9, 2010 - 6:38 am

One of my monkeys would love to have her:)

Erin - May 9, 2010 - 6:45 am

She is beautiful! And I love her name!!

Bridget - May 9, 2010 - 6:46 am

Couldn’t agree with you more….love the red hair, bobbed ones. Look like little tomboys.

Jill - May 9, 2010 - 6:47 am

She is cute and sassy–perfect description. I love her!!!

Shelly - May 9, 2010 - 7:12 am

Oh Veronika! You want to come to Michigan, right??

Miriam - May 9, 2010 - 7:19 am

Love that hair…

Leanne - May 9, 2010 - 7:21 am

Another beautiful redhead !

Wendy S. - May 9, 2010 - 7:30 am

Veronika with a k! LOVE IT. She’s sassy!! πŸ™‚

Jennifer T - May 9, 2010 - 7:41 am

My little Jack would love a little ‘sister’ to play with. Love the red hair to match his strawberry blond.

TJ - May 9, 2010 - 8:06 am

What a wonderful mothers day gift for my wife this would be!

Melissa - May 9, 2010 - 8:11 am

Please, please, please let Veronika be mine! For all the lovely work you ladies do……thank you. Happy Mother’s Day.

Tayla - May 9, 2010 - 8:19 am

AH! She’s beautiful! And she’d be wonderful as my DD’s “birthday” gift when the new baby comes!

Jared - May 9, 2010 - 8:20 am

Would love to get this for my daughter!

Megan Hardie - May 9, 2010 - 8:37 am

Funny- I wanted to order a copper-haired, green-eyed, freckle-faced Bambo ’cause they just call to me…..but my hubby didn’t agree. Maybe Miss V can come live with us and then I’d have my red headed beauty!

Juliet L. - May 9, 2010 - 9:01 am

Love this doll too!!!

Melissa - May 9, 2010 - 9:07 am

She is adorable. I love the bob and freckles.

Ana Ramos - May 9, 2010 - 9:11 am

Veronika is just too cute! Hope she gets a great home! πŸ™‚

Tex - May 9, 2010 - 10:10 am

Would love to have her for my daughter…keeping my fingers, toes, eyes and everything else crossed!

Jodi O. - May 9, 2010 - 10:12 am

My little bobbed redhead would love her! <3

helen - May 9, 2010 - 10:40 am

Cute hair! My little girl would love her.

Heather - May 9, 2010 - 10:56 am

Love the doll!

sue shermetaro - May 9, 2010 - 11:13 am

I love the red heads:) soooo cute

Ellie - May 9, 2010 - 11:19 am

She’s a doll…LOL. I never get tired of that comment πŸ™‚

Janine - May 9, 2010 - 11:27 am

She’s cute…still hoping…

Sam - May 9, 2010 - 11:32 am

i love the redheads too!

Allison - May 9, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

Hilary - May 9, 2010 - 12:19 pm

She’d be a fun sister for the custom you made us with the same outfit. Have a beautiful mother’s day!

Gabrielle - May 9, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Precious!

Amie *C* - May 9, 2010 - 1:35 pm

She is so super adorable! She looks like a little bundle of fun πŸ™‚

Joy - May 9, 2010 - 3:38 pm

oooooooo She looks just like me!!!! She’s precious me and two little girls would adore her!

Tim - May 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm

My daughter would love her.

BrianS - May 9, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Trying again for my daughter.

Amanda - May 9, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Oh my – swooning over this one! We’d love to give her a home. πŸ™‚

Pumpkinpie - May 9, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Hoping…!

C - May 9, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Aw, we’d love to give this cutie a home. Love the red hair and bob! πŸ™‚

Michele - May 9, 2010 - 4:41 pm

She’s Irish, like us πŸ™‚

Rob P. - May 9, 2010 - 4:43 pm

Hope this is the one

Jan - May 9, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Count me in for the draw. I do so love the red heads πŸ™‚

Kelsi - May 9, 2010 - 5:07 pm

She’s so cute! Hope she can come live with us!

Renee - May 9, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Would love to give the sassy Veronika a home!

Karen Gross - May 9, 2010 - 5:19 pm

She would have a nice home in New Jersey!

Isaac - May 9, 2010 - 5:43 pm

she would make a great birthday gift for my niece!

Shayne Ostrowski - May 9, 2010 - 5:53 pm

love her!

Sarah Riggs - May 9, 2010 - 6:12 pm

PLEASE delete this if I made a mistake, but I really thought I’d entered this morning around 9:30 CST, but can’t find the comment. I’ve *NEVER* duplicated my comments before, but have had computer problems all week and using my phone just doesn’t always CUT it!!! I wonder if the comment even went through… I know it’s not likely that I’ll win, but I CAN’T if I don’t even have a comment entered!

I just think this little cutie is amazing and am in AAaAaaaAGgGggGGOOOoOooo-NEE wondering if I have a chance!

GLTA!

Jolie - May 9, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Such a perfect face! I love her!

Lisa Dryden - May 9, 2010 - 6:14 pm

My oldest daughter’s nickname is Sassy, my youngest daughter is Fiesty

Rebecca Jennison - May 9, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Gorgeous!! She is fantastic…fingers crossed!

Marisely - May 9, 2010 - 6:34 pm

She’s super cute.

Teri - May 9, 2010 - 6:34 pm

OOOOOHHHhhhh! I hope I am in on time for this one!! Will be hoping and wishing! I love her!!!!!!!!

jenny L - May 9, 2010 - 6:38 pm

LOVE her!

Happy Mother’s Day to all πŸ™‚

Roxane - May 9, 2010 - 6:39 pm

love redheads!! and would love, love, love to have her for my granddaughter!

Joel - May 9, 2010 - 6:41 pm

Well, we had said we would wait for a long-haired redhead but…can’t argue with serendipity, can you?

Melissa - May 9, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Love her hair!

SueAnn - May 9, 2010 - 6:47 pm

Oh MY ! she would make a wonderful sister to Charlotte

Nicole - May 9, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Oooh. She’s a cutie!

Jenna - May 9, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Cutie! I hope she’s coming to our house.

Scott - May 9, 2010 - 7:59 pm

I really hope this will be our chance for some Serendipity!

Mary - May 9, 2010 - 7:59 pm

She is very cute!

SabrinaY - May 9, 2010 - 8:02 pm

love her sweet freckles =)

Di - May 9, 2010 - 8:02 pm

So sweet!

Melanie - May 9, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Veronika with a k is definitely sassy!

Jenifer - May 9, 2010 - 8:43 pm

OMGoldfish! It’s the big sister version of our little Bambo-boy! Perfect for my little man’s big sister (who is still Bambo-less). Please make your way and fly to my precious daughter before your ‘little brother’s’ arms get ripped off from all the fighting! LOL, maybe YOU are the reason I can’t ever get lucky enough during the uploads, maybe you are the one meant for us πŸ™‚ We can’t wait to meet you!

bindu - May 9, 2010 - 9:27 pm

πŸ™‚

Jennyfer Osecheck - May 9, 2010 - 10:12 pm

did I miss her I hope not!!

Janet W, FeltOnTheFly - May 10, 2010 - 5:11 am

Your dolls are absolutely precious! Just discovered your site, and I’m looking forward to being a frequent visitor!

Barbara Houck - May 13, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Missed this one, but just wanted to comment on how GORGEOUS she is! I’m sure she found the perfect, meant-to-be home!

A day in my life..

I feel busy – a good busy – but very busy none the less. I’ve had to make changes to my life to balance out this intensity that I work at with lots of down time with my family. Thank God my friends are understanding and take my hermit like ways without offence when all […]

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Rachel - May 6, 2010 - 9:54 pm

lol…if the girls only knew how fun dressing those dolls are!! I mean how many grown women actually get the opportynity to create what we do?? And putting those clothes on definitely gives them more personality!! lol, i always have to give some an, “awwwww, you’re adorable” and a big hug!! Always made with love!! Thanks for making such an awesome work environment πŸ™‚ xo

Ana - May 6, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Thank you for posting this. I loved the insights!

celine - May 6, 2010 - 9:58 pm

thanks ….. i enjoyed myself reading your day πŸ™‚

Petra - May 6, 2010 - 10:01 pm

The I who told you that you chose your work over your children should be ignored at all costs. And I NEED A GNOME KIMONO… that is all.

Cassandra - May 6, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Thank you for sharing. I also like hearing about others days and parts of their lives. Sometimes I feel like I should so glad to know others feel the same!
Busy day! Isn’t is strange how peole judge with their comments like the one you got about it being your choice to work and not stay at home. I find that ignorant on so many levels.
You are such a busy lady!

Cassandra - May 6, 2010 - 10:03 pm

P.S.:
Yup……I love the gnome kimono too!
I would love to dress all those dolls! Dress up is so much fun and glad I have kids so I can get away with it talking to my friends! :p

Angie - May 6, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Someone told you that? That you chose work over your kids? RUDE! You have a job that allows you to attend your kids’ May Day celebration and fix your son lunch??!!! Also, judging from reading your blog and story, how awesome of an example for your kids…..showing them it’s ok to follow a dream and enjoy your “job”……kudos to you-and anybody else-brave enough to do what they love.

Ingrid - May 6, 2010 - 10:09 pm

That maypole dance looked so beautiful. Any time you are looking for a dolly stylist….I wouldn’t mind choosing that over my kids for a while:)

bindu - May 6, 2010 - 10:14 pm

πŸ™‚ XX

paula - May 6, 2010 - 10:41 pm

What a busy day! I think working doing what we like and create a good working environment for others itΒ΄s so important. You do create great things and have a great family, nothing and nobody can take that from you! Thank you for sharing your day.
Cheers

"Dolly Dolly Gumdrop" - May 6, 2010 - 11:06 pm

Cool. and if anyone ever dares say something like you choose work over your children. Smart Ass Sass usually nips these people in the bud!

Brenda Bell - May 7, 2010 - 3:03 am

Christina~ You are given your son so many opportunities that he wouldn’t have if he was at home with you all the time. You should never feel bad about letting him go! I loved reading more about how you day goes! I love all the work you and your family do, and thanks for the new blogs. I love reading morea about you! Love.

Melanie - May 7, 2010 - 4:35 am

I think kids learn so much from watching parents who are passionate about their jobs. You have a great balance, I think (even though you are *very* busy and probably look forward to taking a break!) Thanks for the lovely look into your life, and thankyou for making such beautiful dolls πŸ™‚

Amie *C* - May 7, 2010 - 5:20 am

Thank you for a day in the life of you! That was fun to read…and seriously what was the person that told you you chose work over your kids thinking? What gives people the right to make these sort of comments?
xoxo you balance both, your boys are obviously well loved and HAPPY πŸ™‚

cheryl - May 7, 2010 - 5:35 am

This is great, We are making lists for the children what they can be when they grow up. Now we are just collecting all the jobs you could have. I am so putting down doll dresser, and hair cutter, as who would not LOVE to have that job. At the end of the summer they will then narrow it down to the top 20 as their goal, until they wish. I will so keep it on my top 20. And don’t give it a second thought about that lady, You have a talent and are sharing it with the world. Your children will respect that passion that have and in turn will grow up with that same passion to do what they love.

Jamie - May 7, 2010 - 5:41 am

I’m tired just reading that, but surrounded by so much creativity it sounds amazing!!!!
And um, boucle AND color funk?!?!?!?! SOooooo need one of those in a US upload :). Excited for the overseas girls tonight.

C - May 7, 2010 - 7:20 am

Wow, what a busy day! Thanks for the insight. That was really interesting to read.
As for whoever made that working mom comment, I agree with the other blog comments. She is probably jealous that she doesn’t get to do both. I mean, you get to do what you love and you are also able to provide for your family. That is amazing! But I know what it feels like to have someone make a comment like that. I’ve heard this comment from both ends. When I stayed home with my kids, it was that I was depriving them from socializing with others their age. And when I went back to grad school, it was “Oh, you’re putting your dreams first and your kids have to suffer.” I think we all do what we believe is best and what works for us.

pixie - May 7, 2010 - 9:12 am

I can’t believe someone said that to you about your kids, what is it with women were they have to judge each other so harshly sometimes? It’s unnecessary and cruel, and totally un-true. My day looks a lot like yours, My oldest is going to DACARE (GASP!) 3 days a week starting in June, I couldn’t find anyone else to watch her who I knew…. the little one will be home with me those days but just having 1 makes it easier to do stuff so it will be a fun summer ” break” for me to get to work on my knitting stuff. My evenings are also some of my best productivity time, and I sometimes lay in bed next to my husband, he watches stuff or works on his laptop, and I knit next to him, this is usually around 9pm, I stayed up far too late last night reading in bed (1am) which I don’t normally ever do, and I go sweetly rewarded by the little one sleeping in until 9am, she normally wakes at SEVEN! I hope you know that women was 100% wrong, and it was very judgey and mean of her to feel the need to

pixie - May 7, 2010 - 9:13 am

to say something like that to you, it’s easy to see in your photos, how happy and loved your boys are!

Melanie S. - May 7, 2010 - 9:18 am

What a busy day! I admire you; you seem to balance everything so well: a job you love (and do beautifully), what seem to be great kids (from the comments you often make on FB), and still have some special time with the hubby! As a new mom, I’m still struggling with all that and I’m not even back at work yet! And how I would love to love my job as much as you love yours! Good for you! And on top of that, you get to make tons of families happy and excited each week! How cool is that?
(a hopefully soon to be Bambo mom!)

Jennifer P - May 7, 2010 - 10:00 am

Thanks for taking the time to write this blog – you are crazy busy – but sounds like you are also very blessed…

Alicia - May 7, 2010 - 10:13 am

I cannot believe someone would say that you have chosen your work over your kids, that is just hateful. You manage to run a small business while remaining involved in your kids’ lives. She was probably just jealous;) I love hearing about your day!

I also have to say that the girl with the boucle hair with blue accents in my new favorite <3

Alina - May 7, 2010 - 12:18 pm

very busy day you have there. I love the pictures with doll clothes. they are so awesome!

Shelly - May 7, 2010 - 12:46 pm

I am LOVING your blog, C! I feel like a lucky voyeur to be spying on your day and seeing dolls and clothes before they upload and head off to loving families. I agree w/ Alicia … brown boucle w/ fairy bits is my personal Bambo hair fave πŸ™‚

Maddie - May 7, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Yes, very good of you to share with us, nosy little parkers ;-)! Very full days you have, and with very little sleep .. It was quite amazing when last week I read somewhere that we all have the same 24 hours in a day. It just gave me such an insight (hardly classified info, I know, but it must have come at the right moment for me to ‘get’ it). Hope you have a sunny and very relaxed weekend! xx Maddie

Amber Strocel - May 7, 2010 - 1:10 pm

I love reading posts like this, too. So interesting!

I bet you the Judgey Judy was dealing with her own stuff. Sometimes at-home moms feel defensive, too. I so wish that weren’t the case. I’ve done it ALL and I can tell you that we all love our kids, not matter what. We need to support each other, instead of letting our own issues get the better of us until we start deriding other people.

Katie - May 7, 2010 - 2:09 pm

I loved this post, I am ALWAYS wondering what other people do with themselves all day. And don’t listen to the envy, you are the best mum ever!!! Every mum needs time for themselves and everything you do blesses those around you…from your family, to the sewing mamas and all the way to the families each doll comes home to eventually.

Allegra - May 8, 2010 - 8:14 pm

I cannot believe someone actually said to you that you have chosen your work over your children. that sickens me. doing what you do makes you YOU….which in the end makes you a better mother because you show your children that you have a good sense of self and that you have your own personal passions. I wrote a post about this on my blog a year ago, I’d like to share it with you:
http://fiddlestix.typepad.com/fiddlestix/2009/05/i-am-proud-to-be-a-working-mama.html

Happy Mother’s Day

Nicholas - May 10, 2010 - 6:47 am

I’m still attempting to wrap my head around someone actually telling you that you had chosen your work over your children. I would understand the statement if you were, say, a corporate lawyer working sixteen hour days seven days a week – but you’re not. You are a both/and kind of mom, one who is able to both create lovely things for others and still revel in the act of raising your children. I fear, sometimes, we treat children as something like the ultimate extra credit project and our ability to see ourselves and our children in the process of childhood gets lost, resulting in comments like this. While difficult to shake off, I recommend putting the comment in a box and sticking it high on a shelf.

Veelana - May 10, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this! I love reading things like this – and I totally get you with the waldorf school clothing! I went to a waldorf school – and I hated the wooly understuff – I can still feel the scratching…

carey - May 16, 2010 - 4:39 pm

To the people who say you choose you work over your children – next time – tell them to screw off. Your children see what you choose. You choose art, community, a world for yourself that also includes them and their father. You choose to create. You choose to mold friendships. You employ others. You fulfill dreams. You show them that their future partners (if those partners are women, and women who choose to raise children from their bodies or others’ bodies) can have full lives that they create.
You choose to show your children that the world is full. So full of choice.

Serendipity Doll … Molly

This is Molly. I am a big fan of the name Molly – it being one of my ‘girl names’ (if I were to have one!). Anyhow – this little one looks like a Molly to me – what a sweetie! If you are interested in purchasing this sweet little gal please leave a comment […]

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Shari - May 5, 2010 - 6:59 pm

She’s lovely! My fingers are crossed.

Julie - May 5, 2010 - 7:03 pm

We would LOVE to give Molly a home. Molly has always been one of my favorite names. πŸ™‚

Amy Langston - May 5, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Awwww….Molly is so, so sweet!! I would love to be the one to give her a home πŸ˜‰

Jill - May 5, 2010 - 7:03 pm

What a sweetie!

janice rieg - May 5, 2010 - 7:03 pm

so sweet =)

Stephanie - May 5, 2010 - 7:03 pm

How is it possible that each one is cuter than the next?- Molly is amazing! Her hair is just beautiful!

Tracy - May 5, 2010 - 7:04 pm

She is adorable πŸ™‚

becca - May 5, 2010 - 7:05 pm

<3

Dana - May 5, 2010 - 7:05 pm

She is such a cutie and def looks like a Molly!

Melissa - May 5, 2010 - 7:06 pm

She DOES look like a Molly! Adorable!!

Rachellee Jones - May 5, 2010 - 7:07 pm

My daughter would just love her…she is perfect!

Ellie - May 5, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Oh My Molly! You are perfect. You totallyremind me of my felicity. Please come be with us!

Claire - May 5, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Good Golly Miss Molly! How cute are you?

Yvonne Shepherd - May 5, 2010 - 7:07 pm

She has such a sweet face- just adorable!

vanessa - May 5, 2010 - 7:08 pm

I’m in sooo much trouble… I just showed my daughter some pics of the Bamboletta dolls and she’s in love too… Molly is too sweet, we would love to have her πŸ™‚

Tyl - May 5, 2010 - 7:09 pm

We would love her!

Erin - May 5, 2010 - 7:09 pm

My daughter’s favorite color is orange. She’d love her hair! So cute!!

Cristina - May 5, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Molly is so perfect! Love her!

Misti - May 5, 2010 - 7:10 pm

I love Molly’s outfit! Very Cute!!

Sarah - May 5, 2010 - 7:10 pm

cute, too cute!

Hillary - May 5, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Oh how I love her… fingers crossed for some Seredipity Molly for our family πŸ™‚

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Oh, I just love her! Good luck to me. πŸ™‚

Valerie - May 5, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Oh, Molly! You’re so cute!

Brent P - May 5, 2010 - 7:13 pm

My daughter would treasure her!

Lori - May 5, 2010 - 7:14 pm

She has my hair and eyes, I would love to give her to one of my girls, thank-you

Marijke - May 5, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Oh wow – Molly actually does look just like my daughter! πŸ˜€

Alison - May 5, 2010 - 7:14 pm

A-stinkin-dorable!

Melanie - May 5, 2010 - 7:15 pm

If Molly came to live with us, she might need a new name, as we already have a Molly dolly… but they would make very sweet sisters πŸ™‚

lauren martin gauthier - May 5, 2010 - 7:16 pm

gosh, molly is GORGEOUS. we have a thing for red-heads around here…my l’il one would LOVE her!

Julie L - May 5, 2010 - 7:16 pm

I’m a sucker for the redheads!

Cindy - May 5, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Love her! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

Theresa - May 5, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Ah, the little “petal” dress…LOVE those.

Jenn - May 5, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Another cutie! We’d love to give her a home!

Megan Hardie - May 5, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Love everything about her!

Aly Kantor - May 5, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Molly is super precious! Some of these dolls you just look at and your first instinct is to want to give them a hug – and I want to hug her! What a cutie!

Ona - May 5, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Dear Molly,
I love you. Please come live with us.

Greg - May 5, 2010 - 7:22 pm

My wife is nuts for these dolls!

Jackie - May 5, 2010 - 7:22 pm

She is perfect!!

Kelsi - May 5, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Molly is great, I hope she can come live with us!

Anne - May 5, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Oh, I love this sweet doll! We’d love for her to join our family!

Jodi - May 5, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Love the hair! πŸ™‚

susie - May 5, 2010 - 7:24 pm

This little cutie may one day may outgrow my granddaughters lap, but she will never outgrow her heart.

jennJK - May 5, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Oh Molly, please come to California! πŸ™‚

Wendy S. - May 5, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Molly’s a beauty! LOVE her hair. πŸ™‚

Andrea - May 5, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Molly is darling!!! She would make a great birthday present for my little girl who will be 5 later this month!!

LIz - May 5, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Super cute!

celine - May 5, 2010 - 7:28 pm

i am praying VERY HARD!! she is gorgeous!

Elizabeth - May 5, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Wow. I love this one. Very cute hair.

Jenifer - May 5, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Still hoping a sweet Bambo-girl picks me and my sweet Adeline to come home to soon! Making DH do this for me from his phone tonite πŸ™‚

Sofia miranda - May 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Oh we love her!!!

kathy - May 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Beautiful!

Gabrielle - May 5, 2010 - 7:31 pm

This sweet little Bambeaux will love Louisiana. πŸ™‚

Kimberly - May 5, 2010 - 7:31 pm

She’s adorable~ Lisette needs a cute little red-headed sister. <3 Love her!!!

amanda baray - May 5, 2010 - 7:33 pm

oh i love her!!!

fuzzmama - May 5, 2010 - 7:34 pm

molly molly she’s so fine! please, random number generator, make her mine!
xo

david hogg - May 5, 2010 - 7:35 pm

as a canadian, and a father, I must say I approve!

Alejandro - May 5, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Perfect for our little one!

Lauren - May 5, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Here’s hoping!

dave's angels - May 5, 2010 - 7:38 pm

i am hoping to get one for my wife who loves, loves your dolls but have yet to get one.

Tawana - May 5, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Ooh she is a cutie.

Abby - May 5, 2010 - 7:40 pm

my gran is Mollie and she is 86, would love a baby Mollie.

genia - May 5, 2010 - 7:40 pm

WOW!!! Very classic:-)

Laura - May 5, 2010 - 7:41 pm

My Millie would love this Molly!!

Elaine - May 5, 2010 - 7:41 pm

SHE IS ADORABLE!

Kate - May 5, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Saw the article….very inspiring….. my maggie would adore her

Shannon - May 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

So adorable!!

Sonja - May 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

awww, she is adorable..I have place in my heart for her and lots of love from my kids!

Helen - May 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Really, really cute. Hope I get her!

Tara - May 5, 2010 - 7:46 pm

This would be a terrific doll for my daughter.

Pumpkinpie - May 5, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Millie would love Molly!

Sandi - May 5, 2010 - 7:46 pm

A red head with blue eyes!! She’s perfect! :o)

Gabi - May 5, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Yes!!

Maria - May 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I love her hair and her outfit!

Megan Dendinger - May 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I would love love love to have Molly!!

Brandy - May 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

adorable…

David - May 5, 2010 - 7:49 pm

She is adorable!

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 7:49 pm

She is beautiful!

Dan - May 5, 2010 - 7:50 pm

My daughter would love her.

Shayne Ostrowski - May 5, 2010 - 7:50 pm

my daughter would LOVE her!

cherie nixon - May 5, 2010 - 7:50 pm

oh please.. keeping fingers crossed

Sharon M - May 5, 2010 - 7:50 pm

OH My! She is absolutely adorable!!! Baby G would just love her!

Joyce - May 5, 2010 - 7:51 pm

She would make a great birthday present for my granddaughter.

Cody - May 5, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Cute doll…my daughter would love her!

Jennifer - May 5, 2010 - 7:51 pm

So cute!

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 7:51 pm

She a cutie-pie!

liz - May 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

yes please !!

Carlin - May 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

She’s perfect!

Sandy - May 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

OHHH Molly is a Dollie! My dd would be a great “mama” for her!

Jenny - May 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

My niece wants her!

Kelli W-S - May 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

What a cutie!!!! Molly is one of the names that I love for a little girl too!

Heather B. - May 5, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Oh! She is darling! Love, love!

ana-bella silvah - May 5, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Love her!

Katie B. - May 5, 2010 - 7:55 pm

I’m so in love.

Christina Wells - May 5, 2010 - 7:55 pm

I would LOVE Molly to come live with us! πŸ™‚

Diana - May 5, 2010 - 7:55 pm

I kind of wish I had hair that color!

Todd B. - May 5, 2010 - 7:55 pm

What a beauty.

Brian Butt - May 5, 2010 - 7:56 pm

My wife and cutie-pie daughter would love to have Molly!

Jeannie - May 5, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Please please pick me to come live with.

Laurie - May 5, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Oh, my. Dare I dream. Molly your are a button.

deborah - May 5, 2010 - 7:59 pm

molly, you are perfect in every way, AND your name is wonderful! please come to live with us. we promise lots of love, cuddling, and opportunities to explore our beautiful desert surroundings, and the nearby mountains as well. it would be an honor for us to be your new family!

Judy - May 5, 2010 - 8:00 pm

We would love to have Molly join us!!!

Alexis - May 5, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Oh my little Makenna NEEDS Molly!!! Please come stay with us!!!

Melissa - May 5, 2010 - 8:01 pm

She would fit right in at my house with her red hair!

Joy - May 5, 2010 - 8:01 pm

She’s perfect! Here’s wishing my birthday week will bring me luck!

Cynthia Staruck - May 5, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Beautiful doll! Kaia has the same hair color πŸ™‚

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Beautiful Molly πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Beautiful! She’s really special.

Margaret - May 5, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Love her!

Rebekah - May 5, 2010 - 8:06 pm

She is so cute! My little girl would love her.

Alicia - May 5, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Oh, I love her! She looks like she’s a quiet girl who loves walking in the woods! She would be a lovely addition to our family πŸ™‚

Angela Neil - May 5, 2010 - 8:06 pm

My daughter Serenity would LOVE to give Molly a home! She’s a beautiful redhead – they are my favorites!

Adrienne Jack - May 5, 2010 - 8:07 pm

Yes Please!

Scott - May 5, 2010 - 8:07 pm

My wife says that we need this doll for our daughter so I hope we are lucky enough to win a chance to buy her.

Kristin - May 5, 2010 - 8:08 pm

Molly is such a cutie! My daughter Maisy’s words & I agree. Just perfect!

Elisa - May 5, 2010 - 8:12 pm

What a sweetie-pie! I’m hoping to adopt this Molly for a lovely Molly whose b-day is coming up soon…

Jen - May 5, 2010 - 8:12 pm

My daughter’s name is Molly!

SueAnn - May 5, 2010 - 8:13 pm

what a beautiful girl …love her dress and sweater

Ben - May 5, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Somehow I don’t think my wife is ever going to lose her obsession with these dolls… but I can see why!

Candy - May 5, 2010 - 8:14 pm

want πŸ™‚

Margaret - May 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Molly’s a perfect name for this sweet redhead!

Rosanne - May 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

So adorable!!!Our granddaughter would love molly!!!!

Michele - May 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

She’s a cutie pie πŸ™‚

Jennifer P - May 5, 2010 - 8:16 pm

She is a beauty!

Miriam` - May 5, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Would love to give her a home.

Katherine - May 5, 2010 - 8:18 pm

she is very cute O:)

Jenny - May 5, 2010 - 8:18 pm

Oh Molly dolly you’re so sweet,
With your little buns so pretty and neat,
Our little Freya says ‘I wish she was mine!’,
I wish she was too, so soft, so fine!

Over the ocean, over the sea,
Come to live with Freya and me,
We’ll treat you well and hold you tight,
Random Number Gods shine on us tonight!

Michelle - May 5, 2010 - 8:24 pm

So cute, I love the name Molly too.

Heather M. - May 5, 2010 - 8:25 pm

She is so cute and would be perfect for my dd’s new big sister gift!

Jessica - May 5, 2010 - 8:26 pm

How sweet!

Jill - May 5, 2010 - 8:27 pm

There you are my little copper hued red head….

Krista - May 5, 2010 - 8:28 pm

heres hopin!

Brita - May 5, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Love her, the lavender sweater is amazing

Katie - May 5, 2010 - 8:31 pm

I just can’t help it! I have three daughters and since not one of them has red hair like me I need my red-haired Bambo!!! smooches to Molly!

Marina Kipnis - May 5, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Molly is just adorable. My daughter would really enjoy having her as her friend.

Nicolle - May 5, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Molly is a beautifully made doll…congratulations to the new owner. (crossing fingers)

Julie Lawrence - May 5, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Oh sweet Molly! Wouldn’t you like to come be Kellen’s dolly?????
πŸ™‚
julie

Sabrina - May 5, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Hi Molly! Happy to meet you albeit only online!

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Love Molly’s hair, so pretty. Crossing fingers…..

Sascha - May 5, 2010 - 8:35 pm

She is beautiful. I love her. I have always wanted a red head.

Donna - May 5, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Good golly Miss Molly! The combination of your hair and outfit is beyond precious – I hope you can come live with us in the wild prairie.

Luke - May 5, 2010 - 8:35 pm

I thought my wife would never go to bed…okay Molly you are my last chance for me to blow my wife’s mind for mothers day and her birthday! I will make a certificate for my her that she will get you if I am chosen to buy you. Tonight just has to be the night!!!
Thanks for the chance,
Luke

Melissa T. - May 5, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Oh my! She looks like me (just add freckles!) Fingers crossed!

Molly - May 5, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Well I hope the Serendipity doll is serendipitous for me this week as I have red hair, blue eyes, and my name is “Molly!” I really hope she gets to come and live with us. She is just perfect!

Nan Tay - May 5, 2010 - 8:41 pm

So cute! Giving it a shot…

Samantha - May 5, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Beautiful hair – lovely lovely lovely!

Diego - May 5, 2010 - 8:50 pm

Maybe you’ll be the one to snuggle my baby girl? I sure hope so!

Alison - May 5, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Love her!!

emily - May 5, 2010 - 8:52 pm

i heart her!!!

Lisa - May 5, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! I hope you come to live with us.

Marisely - May 5, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Molly is beautiful.

Jacqueline - May 5, 2010 - 9:02 pm

She’s so lovely!!

Cordelia - May 5, 2010 - 9:04 pm

We would love to have Molly come and join our family and I too think Molly is the perfect name for a wee little girl to grow into.

Rochelle - May 5, 2010 - 9:05 pm

She is beautiful! My fingers are crossed:)

Wendy - May 5, 2010 - 9:08 pm

love her! and her outfit is adorable too!

Kelly - May 5, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Always a fan of the redheads! (Do you know we’re only 1% of the world’s population?) Oh, I hope she can come live with the redheads in our house!!!

Ashley - May 5, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Oh she is a sweetie! Love her hair! And that face! =)

Freckles - May 5, 2010 - 9:11 pm

She is breathtaking! Beautiful…. simply beautiful πŸ™‚

Michelle Beatch - May 5, 2010 - 9:11 pm

It is my blue-eyed red-headed daughters birthday tomorrow – Molly would be perfect. Ya never know unless you try!

Heather - May 5, 2010 - 9:11 pm

I have the sweetest little girl who would love to be Molly’s mama!

Debra - May 5, 2010 - 9:15 pm

She’s gorgeous and looks just like my daughter who will be turning 4 next week! Molly would be the perfect gift! πŸ™‚

Robyn - May 5, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Molly is exquisite!

Andy - May 5, 2010 - 9:23 pm

We would love to give her a home!

Casey - May 5, 2010 - 9:24 pm

I love the name Molly for a doll! She is adorable! πŸ™‚ I swear they just get cuter and cuter!

Katie (Molly's mama) - May 5, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Oh my- I think my little Miss Molly needs a dolly named Molly- who happens to look an awful lot like her!

bindu - May 5, 2010 - 9:26 pm

i know of one sweet person who should have a bamboletta by now but seemingly she doesn’t … so Molly if you decide to come this way, you will love the arms i shall send you off into πŸ™‚

Joe - May 5, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Hope to buy this doll for my wife and daughter.

Susan - May 5, 2010 - 9:32 pm

We would LOVE Molly! (We would politely request that she get freckled up first, of course!)

Matthew - May 5, 2010 - 9:33 pm

Its my wife’s birthday next week! Hoping to be able to buy her this doll!

Joel - May 5, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Molly would be perfect our oldest daughter.

shauna - May 5, 2010 - 9:35 pm

could be a beautiful doll for my beautiful girl…

Sarah M - May 5, 2010 - 9:44 pm

She totally looks like a Molly! I would love for my daughter to finally be able to get a Bamboletta, and Molly is adorable!

Jennifer M - May 5, 2010 - 9:50 pm

so cute!!

Carrie - May 5, 2010 - 9:53 pm

She is so sweet! We would love her!

Amy - May 5, 2010 - 10:04 pm

ADORABLE!

Sharyl - May 5, 2010 - 10:13 pm

She’s so cute!

Kristin - May 5, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Awww, love her!!

Jessikah - May 5, 2010 - 10:17 pm

What a little firecracker!

Melanie - May 5, 2010 - 10:18 pm

Please, please let this be our chance!!! My daughter would love her to pieces. We’ve been trying for 5 months to get her a beautiful Bambo for her third birthday in June. I thought by starting in January it would be no problem! Boy was I wrong. Molly is just perfect!

Ed - May 5, 2010 - 10:22 pm

My wife has me trying with her to get a Bambo for our daughter and every week that passes unsuccessfully is just torture! I know this little Molly would be well-loved and very well cared for in our family for many many years to come…

Ann - May 5, 2010 - 10:25 pm

Why do I like redheads so much? Well, I am a redhead, I have 5 brothers and sisters who are redheads and 2 beautiful, copper- redheaded granddaughters. I really like Molly!

Alysha - May 5, 2010 - 10:38 pm

Love Molly’s sweet face πŸ™‚

jamie - May 5, 2010 - 11:08 pm

what a cutie!

Jambi - May 5, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Molly would be loved and cared for with kindness by my Granddaughter

Katie - May 6, 2010 - 12:01 am

Auntie Molly would be so in love with her namesake!

Steph - May 6, 2010 - 12:19 am

She is perfect…. would love to get her….

jan - May 6, 2010 - 12:53 am

Hello from Sunny Perth in Australia! Count me in for this cutie πŸ™‚

Jill C - May 6, 2010 - 1:01 am

love her petal dress…hope this means new summer clothes will be in soon!

paula - May 6, 2010 - 1:10 am

LOve red hair!!

Louise Youngman - May 6, 2010 - 2:42 am

Adorable as usual. xx

Brenda Bell - May 6, 2010 - 2:55 am

Molly is beautiful!!! Great work again Christina! Love.

Denise C - May 6, 2010 - 3:00 am

Oh she is positively adorable! Molly is a fatastic classic name

Amanda - May 6, 2010 - 4:14 am

OH MY ~ MOLLY IS MARVELOUS πŸ™‚

aimee - May 6, 2010 - 4:17 am

So cute! Would love to give Molly a home

Paula M - May 6, 2010 - 4:20 am

Oh my goodness-Molly is soooo darling!!!!

daddykins - May 6, 2010 - 4:21 am

Ohh soo cute! Just how I imagine a Molly to look like:)

Kristina S - May 6, 2010 - 4:31 am

Sooo pretty! Whay a wonderful girl!!

Maho - May 6, 2010 - 4:37 am

She is so beautiful…

Riekie Dill - May 6, 2010 - 4:47 am

Oma would love to give this doll to my grand daughter

Rob P. - May 6, 2010 - 4:50 am

My daughter would love her!

Alyson - May 6, 2010 - 4:56 am

She is exactly what I’ve been waiting for–perfect for my God-daughter. Thanks for the opportunity to purchase her!

Take care,
Alyson

Kim - May 6, 2010 - 4:59 am

SO cute!

Monica - May 6, 2010 - 5:01 am

so cute πŸ™‚

Bridget - May 6, 2010 - 5:09 am

Trying so long for my granddaugher and she would love her red hair!

Karen Gross - May 6, 2010 - 5:10 am

She’s a cutie alright!

Julie W - May 6, 2010 - 5:27 am

oh molly is a sweetie! thanks!

Debby L. - May 6, 2010 - 5:40 am

Pick me for the Molly Dolly. Thanks.

Stephen A. - May 6, 2010 - 5:43 am

Entering for my wife and daughter…again….

Linda - May 6, 2010 - 5:44 am

Good golly. I want Molly!

Jessica McCann Dampman - May 6, 2010 - 5:45 am

Hello! Every time we look at these dolls my kiddos just light up! Molly would be happy here :)…

Bj C. - May 6, 2010 - 5:46 am

I super squiggly heart love her!!

Lisa D - May 6, 2010 - 6:05 am

So Cute. You do truly amazing work

Christine - May 6, 2010 - 6:05 am

Very cute! Here’s to my 1 in 204 chance (as of right now). Fingers crossed.

TJ - May 6, 2010 - 6:13 am

Very sweet doll!!!!!

Michelle - May 6, 2010 - 6:15 am

she sho is gorgeous!

JenCK - May 6, 2010 - 6:16 am

SO cute!

melissa - May 6, 2010 - 6:16 am

Such beautiful copper hair. That was a wonderful write up about you. She really captures Bambo life quite well.

Kimber - May 6, 2010 - 6:17 am

She’s so adorable! My daughter would just love her. πŸ™‚

Jessica - May 6, 2010 - 6:39 am

I love her! (I’m certain my daughter will as well.) She’s just lovely.

Sarah - May 6, 2010 - 6:58 am

She is sweet!

Jillian - May 6, 2010 - 7:09 am

She is so beautiful. I’m sure my daugther would absolutely adore her! Pretty please pick us.

Sarah R. - May 6, 2010 - 7:11 am

This would be the rockin’-est Mothers’ Day present I can think of- and I’m SURE my husband & kids would be over the moon if I won her so they could give her to me! A mom/wife that would stop whining about missed uploads and rotten luck would just be a bonus for them! WOW – Molly would be a gift for ALL of us! :o)

Julie - May 6, 2010 - 7:14 am

Cute cute cute! We’d love to adopt a cute little red head!

Julie R - May 6, 2010 - 7:30 am

she’s really cute!

Mark Bell - May 6, 2010 - 7:52 am

Molly would make a great addition to our family.

Janice - May 6, 2010 - 7:57 am

I’ve just been introduced to your work and she’s very cute!

Andrea - May 6, 2010 - 8:19 am

Hi Molly!

We’re all ready for you!

Cheryl - May 6, 2010 - 8:35 am

We would love to have Molly join our home.

Rachel Fortner - May 6, 2010 - 8:36 am

We are in the process of adoption and would love to have Molly waiting for our little girl when she arrives!

Cayenne - May 6, 2010 - 8:47 am

Molly is perfect!

Leanne - May 6, 2010 - 8:59 am

We love little Molly

Ivona - May 6, 2010 - 9:10 am

Hi Molly! My daughter would love you and take good care of you.

Susannah - May 6, 2010 - 10:01 am

Hello little Molly — would you like to come live with us? xoxox

sue - May 6, 2010 - 10:02 am

Sooooooooooooo very cute

Jenny Kefauver - May 6, 2010 - 10:31 am

She is so cute!

casey A - May 6, 2010 - 10:40 am

Aww sweet Molly!

Danni - May 6, 2010 - 10:40 am

I love the name Molly as well. beauty.

cheryl - May 6, 2010 - 10:53 am

OMG! She is so very cute, Yes I hope to be lucky enough to squish her.

Carli - May 6, 2010 - 11:09 am

I LOVE her coloring! So pretty!

Leah - May 6, 2010 - 11:17 am

very cute!

andy - May 6, 2010 - 11:18 am

hoping to get this one for my wife.

Neal - May 6, 2010 - 11:39 am

Yep, shes cute.

Steve - May 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

My daughter would love to be Molly’s mama.

Misti - May 6, 2010 - 12:16 pm

love her!!

Martin - May 6, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Thank you for this opportunity.

Janice - May 6, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Adorable!

vera - May 6, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Very cute, Moly!!!

Miranda - May 6, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Really like her hair colors

Brett - May 6, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Doing this for my Girlfriend πŸ™‚

Lorisa - May 6, 2010 - 2:08 pm

She is a cutie…we would love to be a home for her!

Lance - May 6, 2010 - 2:41 pm

My wife and 2 year old would love to have her!

Jess S - May 6, 2010 - 3:29 pm

My daughter (or really, my wife!) would love for Molly to live with us.

Michelle - May 6, 2010 - 3:43 pm

We would LOVE Molly to be our very first Babmo!!!

Misha - May 6, 2010 - 3:56 pm

Molly was one of my girl names, too! But we ended up choosing Lucy for our daughter’s name. We’d love to have Molly join our family!

Robin - May 6, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Molly was one of our names too, we went with Madeleine and she would LOVE Molly to bits. She SO wants a sister ;^)

Paule - May 6, 2010 - 4:21 pm

She is lovely! πŸ™‚

Laura - May 6, 2010 - 4:22 pm

What a cutie! She actually looks a LOT like my cousin Molly! We’ve got a lot of red-heads in the family πŸ™‚

Mary - May 6, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Hoping this will be our chance to bring home a doll!

Teri - May 6, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Love her! Will keep trying!!

Rick - May 6, 2010 - 4:37 pm

girls would love to have Molly

Nathaniel - May 6, 2010 - 4:38 pm

She looks just like my daughter, here’s hoping!

Janine - May 6, 2010 - 4:47 pm

We’d love her!

Elizabeth - May 6, 2010 - 5:44 pm

keeping my fingers crossed…still a little time before my daughter’s birthday!

Shelly - May 6, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Love the photo on the woodpile … and love this little girlie, too!

Joan - May 6, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Perfect for my granddaughter!

Alison - May 6, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Molly is lovely! We’d love to give her a home!

Jolie - May 6, 2010 - 6:38 pm

I’m in love. Swooooooon! πŸ™‚

Amy - May 6, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Love her!!! Just perfect.

Kali - May 6, 2010 - 6:59 pm

what a cutie- we would love to have her join our family…. Molly Capadona has a nice ring to it πŸ˜‰

Lindsay - May 6, 2010 - 7:19 pm

She is beautiful – love the little button nose. I know a little girl who would just LOVE her.

BrianS - May 6, 2010 - 7:25 pm

She is perfect for my daughter.

Hilary - May 6, 2010 - 7:36 pm

love her!

C - May 6, 2010 - 7:46 pm

We’d love to give her a loving home! πŸ™‚
She’s a cutie, as usual.

Michelle - May 6, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Awww. what a sweetheart!

Chris - May 6, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Cutie pie this one

Caitlin - May 6, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Come to our house!

Jocelyn - May 6, 2010 - 9:50 pm

I love her I love her I love her

elishia - May 6, 2010 - 11:33 pm

so sweet!

Shannan - May 7, 2010 - 8:38 pm

It does look like a Molly, I should know I have one and her coloring is exactly the same…wish I was paying attention!! πŸ™

Jeanne - May 22, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Molly is gorgeous. Would love to take her home.

Huyen - May 22, 2010 - 8:46 pm

SHe is a cutie pie.

Lil - June 5, 2010 - 9:28 pm

She perfect, what more can you say??

Chicken Dreams… and sweet new clothes..

Helping Dad put in the fence. Part of the reason why we moved out to the country was to be able to have a bit land, grow some food and watch the seasons pass. One of my country dreams was to have chickens. If you’ve been a long time blog reader , you may know […]

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Jamie - May 4, 2010 - 8:18 pm

Love MJ, and Edens Bouquet. They do have boy clothes, check out the platinum section. Aiden has a ton of Matilda Janes boy collection (Mighty Acorns). πŸ™‚

Theresa - May 4, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Yep, I LOVE the Matilda Jane womens clothes!!! I have quite a collection now! And of course I love it for my daughter as well. And totally agree about the Mighty Acorns stuff. So soft and comfy. Wish she made more MA stuff, but understandable why she doesn’t.
And that is understandable about the LBs Christina! I just love them so though! πŸ™‚ I am making myself be patient for a boy LB for my son. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Michelle - May 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

MJ nut here!
My dh is dying for the day we can have chickens in the yard.

Nancy - May 4, 2010 - 8:48 pm

MJ fanatic here also…LOL!

Amber Strocel - May 4, 2010 - 8:49 pm

I am so excited for you to get chickens. I harbour chicken dreams of my own. Sadly, my suburban backyard won’t accommodate them, at least not as it is right now. But I will happily live vicariously through you. πŸ™‚

Ingrid - May 4, 2010 - 9:19 pm

You don’t have to live in the country to have chickens anymore. You know they passed a by-law in the city that you can legally raise chickens for personal use? Wish I was girly enough to get away with the MJ stuff. Too short. Too old. You should get some girl stuff, too. You know the Bambo creed: “If you buy the clothes it will come”. Think that pertains to girls too;)

bindu - May 4, 2010 - 9:27 pm

yep the pleasure of chicken in the yard … both Ben and Jasper are going to ENJOY that so much!!!

Cassandra - May 4, 2010 - 9:31 pm

So glad you could blog again!

Glad you can mix your love of making dolls and happiness where you live. It looks so lovely and lush!
When I starting reading about you wanting to have chickens I that WOW! Second person in the last two days that expressed this and thought it was neat too because a book I came across at work stuck out at me before you and another person talked about raising chickens.
I hope I can share the title with you and maybe you heard of it.

LIVING WITH CHICKENS: Everything you need to know to raise your own backyard flock.
BY: Jay Rossier

I can definitely wait for when you guys can make the other dolls. πŸ™‚ Because I know when they are finally made….they will be perfect and so worth the wait!

"Dolly Dolly Gumdrop" - May 4, 2010 - 11:24 pm

I too have the chicken dream. I grew up on a farm in Ontario and we always had chickens. I even made my own apron so I could put the feed in it and throw it to them just like on Little House on The Prairie.(I Loved pretending I was “Half Pint”)When we are done our stint in Paris my Husband says he owes me. Since he took us away fro Canada to the States and now here, he says I deserve a farm. With a wrap around porch, a big lazy dog to lie on it, and of course chickens!

Ellie - May 5, 2010 - 5:14 am

I want chickens too but we live in a subdivision…the neighbor already moved her dog when we started havign our yardwork so I assume that chickens wouldn’t be a good neighborly act πŸ™‚ Enjoy yours. Let me live vicariously!

Brie Sloan - May 5, 2010 - 6:29 am

This Months Organic Garden Magazine has an AWESOME article on chickens. The article features some of the most beautiful chickens I have ever seen!

Tanya - May 5, 2010 - 6:31 am

Oh chicken are lovely! We don’t personally have chickens but we live in a subdivision with 2 old farmers and they both have gorgeous free range chickens…our kids just *love* going to chat them up. And the eggs are wonderful πŸ™‚
And now I’ve found a new obsession with MJ clothes! They are Fab. Just the right combo of funky and sweet…I’ll have to go back to the website later and have a good look.

I’ve really enjoyed your last two blog posts giving insight into Bamboletta right now. I think you are growing your business in a really smart way. My DH is a CA and he has seen lots of businesses go too big too fast and lose out in the end. It’s good you are upping production but in a manageable way and good for you too as it gives you an easier transition to go from being a one or two woman show to training your staff to oversee :o)
Thanks for the info on LBs. I’m hoping to get one for my DD’s BD in the end of August so I’m happy to be patient and wait. They’ll be worth it πŸ™‚ Thanks again for all you do Christina~ I’m so impressed with the way you truly care about your customers and think of them.

Julie R - May 5, 2010 - 8:03 am

Oh, chickens are fun. My mother raises chickens. My advice (because you did not ask!) is if you want chickens for laying eggs, get Leghorns, if you want friendly chickens to be more pet-like, get Plymoth Rocks. Have fun with it!

cheryl - May 5, 2010 - 9:22 am

How neat, I have a friend who has chickens that lay a pale blue egg. Noah likes his house because he also has a worm composting bin too. Have fun !

Krysta - May 5, 2010 - 11:13 am

super jealous! We aren’t allowed to have chickens here πŸ™ sniff….
So silly seeing as we live directly across from a farm, stupid strata rules!
I’ll eat your eggs πŸ™‚

Debby L. - May 5, 2010 - 11:59 am

Hi Christina, love your post about chickens! We moved from a large town to the country some 30 odd years ago after our first child was born. When our kids were little we had the assortment (at one time or another) of raising a few cows, geese, chickens (watch out for the roosters as they can spur you, so my kids will tell you),pigeons (husband’s), 1 goat,and ponies for the kids to ride. It’s a great life, but I think it skips a generation, as 2 of my children would rather be in the city where there is “more to do”. Anyway, this year I got a few baby chicks to raise and they are about 6wks old now- just pullets for the brown eggs-nothing like a farm fresh egg! I know you and your family will enjoy! Take Care.

C - May 5, 2010 - 6:34 pm

I’m so glad you’re blogging again. Your last post reminded me of why I fell in love with Bamboletta in the first place and kept coming back to ‘stalk’ your blog πŸ™‚
It’s not just about the dolls, but also about the person(s) behind them. Somehow, in the frenzy of trying to get a doll now, I had forgotten that it’s not about a name/brand or the adrenaline rush.

Anyways, I’d love to read more about your chicken “plans” and growing food. I have such fond memories of growing up close to my grandparents who had chickens, geese, and rabbits. And I always loved planting (and later eating) strawberries, tomatos, asparagus, etc. I know your boys will enjoy this and always remember it when they’re all grown up!

Jenifer - May 5, 2010 - 7:27 pm

I hear you on the MJ ladies clothes!! My DD doesn’t seem to be as IN LOVE with MJ as she is with her Hanna Andersson “tutu dresses” (daydress/playdress sets she LIVES in them) but I sure do ADORE their clothes and want to host a party soon.

Good luck on the chickens!! I’m so jealous! I just found a place to get eggs (sounds kind of like what you’re planning) around by me and I’m sooooo excited! I grew up in the country, we had all kinds of animal friends (and the wild ones too who’d eat them – ok, not as fun – but still cool to have them around).

vera - May 6, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Yes! I used to have in Ukraine it is fun to have chickens! and fresh eggs.

Donna E - May 10, 2010 - 11:37 pm

We just got chickens this year as we bought our own place finally! We have 8 lil’girls,4easter eggers,4 buff orpingtons good egg layers,and cold hardy breeds for our cold Maine winters! Good luck with finding your chicks.We went through mypetchicken.com,they had great info and great refferences,and were able to sex the birds so we have only hens,no rooster!

Lil - June 5, 2010 - 9:27 pm

LOL… I am a Matilda Jane fan from way back and I love them πŸ™‚ You would love some Might acrons….
to be honest i thought there art fair sales were bad, but compared to your. There a pie of pie!
πŸ™‚ me a bambo!

Debby L. - June 14, 2010 - 5:38 am

Congrats on the chicken coop going up!!! All my baby chicks “made it”, and are growing!!! I have 2 Buff Orpington,2 Silver Laced Wyandotte,and 4 Cinnamon Queens( a cross-breed chick). I also like the Easter egg chickens, and Silkies—just don’t have room for them all. Have fun with them this year!!

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This pic has nothing to do with this post .. it’s from a shoot last week by the talented Devon at Tall Tree Photography. I miss blogging – I really do. I don’t feel like I’ve really slowed down since last October – it’s been such a nutty few months, even taking the half hour […]

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Michelle - May 4, 2010 - 12:42 am

It has been truly amazing to watch your business grow. I found your blog about twelve months ago and am not surprised at the demand for your gorgeous dolls. I sm pleased that you have been able to grow in a way that really suits you.

melissa - May 4, 2010 - 5:32 am

what a wonderful post! it warms my heart to know that bamboletta is coming into its own. all the attention you’ve been receiving as of late is so so well deserved and hooray hooray that you have such an amazing core of mamas working with you now.

and 400lbs of wool!?!? wowza!!

Veelana - May 4, 2010 - 5:51 am

Wow, thats so awesome! as someone who is really stuggling with her etsy shop I’m so impressed by you whole success story! and those numbers! 400 meters of skin? whoa! You came a long way and the basement will be history too!

hugs,
Vee

Amie *C* - May 4, 2010 - 7:48 am

I love that you call them your babies…What a special thing you do C! I feel so lucky to have some of your amazing creations as part of our family. <3 Sounds like you have some wonderful ladies working with you.

Meredith Klobucnik - May 4, 2010 - 7:54 am

So exciting! I am so happy for you and your business, your dolls are so special… as are those that make them <3 Hugs to you!

Cassandra - May 4, 2010 - 7:56 am

Wow! You are one busy lady and I agree! It was very heart warming to read! It must be so overwhelming at times but so glad you have other to help you and they can be apart of your business that brings so much happiness for others all over the world!
I can see it being hard to let go of some things but you have many caring others working along side you!
I love reading your blog. Your loveliness just shines through!
Cheers to everyone at Bamboletta! You guys rock and it shows through to your dolls!

Karen W. - May 4, 2010 - 7:56 am

I want to come work with you! If you ever open an east coast operation, please call. πŸ™‚ You are amazing! I find that I am a better mom when I am able to express my creativity, balance that with work and family. You have found a way to make it work — and make it work with other mamas! Being “picky” ensures quality — quality brings back customers. I’ve been tinkering with making a few dolls and I am *so* proud when someone asks where they can get one. I’m going to make more for family and friends — it is very rewarding, so I can only imagine your pride of sending out 30+ per week. Rock on, Mama!! Not only am I excited to get our custom Bambo this year, I am doubly-proud of the care and creativity that you team will put into our girl. Thank you for sharing and inspiring this mama!

Ellie - May 4, 2010 - 8:00 am

I have chills reading. we’re blessed to have gotten a custom spot and just one more “Baby” we’re trying for this year and I will be content…or will I! thansk for making the magic happen πŸ™‚

Jill - May 4, 2010 - 8:04 am

Thanks for posting this and thanks for all that you ladies do to help make our childrens’ dreams come true!

Tonya - May 4, 2010 - 8:35 am

Your story-inspiring! I have been making waldorf dolls for some time. I understand the feelings of emotion and care that go into making handmade treasures. Sometimes we fear others will not put in that just right, something specialness that I really cannot put a name to. I mean it’s like the something special that we feel for all those wonderful treasures and blessings that we adore and love. Oh, they are lovelies (the name just came to me). And this was just a really nice way to tell us all how much you care.

Julie - May 4, 2010 - 8:35 am

The huge growth could not have happened to a more fantastic business owner! Your dolls are so incredibly special. I have NEVER seen Zoe bond and care for a doll like she has her “Zoe” doll. πŸ™‚ To see the way she changes her doll’s clothes every day..puts her down for a nap…..takes her for walks in the stroller….it’s just SO sweet. πŸ™‚

Keep up the inspiring work!

Amie - May 4, 2010 - 8:40 am

Sometimes growth and change are the scariest things out there. It sounds like you have found a group of ladies who share your vision and your passion for all the babies you create for our babies. So thank you all for everything you do to create such love!

Jennifer - May 4, 2010 - 8:58 am

You continue to inspire and amaze me! Thanks for the beautiful creations that come from your heart. Where oh where on earth are you going to put 400 lbs of wool – that’s incredible! I hope you have an extra large basement πŸ™‚

Ingrid - May 4, 2010 - 9:11 am

Welcome back! There has been a void in my blog reading waiting to be filled. Big steps this year GF. Poor John. Sounds like he’s been demoted from his number 2 spot. Not showing enogh vampire-love, huh? And remember admist all that wool and cotton and skin to take some time for yourself, too.

Brenda Bell - May 4, 2010 - 10:08 am

I am so glad that you have found such wonderful helpers!!! You all do such beautiful work. I say that you need a vacation soon girlie! Love.

Rosaleen - May 4, 2010 - 10:31 am

Christina, I am so happy that your business is going so amazingly well for you. Your dolls are so special and beautiful. I will never forget when i got in touch with you and you managed to make my little girl her special waldorf doll in time for Christmas, even though it was very close to christmas when i contacted you. That must be about 18 months ago now and so much has changed in that short time for your business. So i’m basically saying, I’ll never forget your kindness and please know that the Bamboletta girl ‘Mia’ and the Bamboletta baby ‘Rainbow’ you made get played with daily and live permently in our family room. Mia in her little wicker cot and Rainbow sitting on her vintage chair.They are a special part of play in our home. I think I enjoy them as much as the girls do!
Thank you β™₯
Warmly,
Rosaleen.

Casey - May 4, 2010 - 11:03 am

I’m glad that you’re feeling comfortable with the speed Bamboletta is growing — you do such an amazing job balancing and managing all aspects. Good for you. Take a vacation, you deserve it.

Ann - May 4, 2010 - 11:04 am

Christina, you and your team have brought many smiles to my face since I was first introduced to the world of Bamboletta. Not only was there perfection in the craft , there was something in the little smiles that spoke to me in a way I have a hard time putting into words. Every time I see an upload or view fan photos there is one thing that stands out every time. What I see is a little dolly saying, “love me and I will love you back tenfold.” Recently I was visiting my Dad in a nursing home and I saw several women carrying baby dolls and mothering them like they did their children. I was thinking this is another generation that needs Bamboletta love. From my granddaughters to my daughter, from myself to those special mommas in the nursing home the power of Bamboletta love never stops giving. Thanks to you and all the sewing mommas for spreading the joy. Smiles, smiles and more smiles.

Rebecca Jennison - May 4, 2010 - 11:10 am

Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us – it is a very special business….we are still patiently waiting for the day when a “baby” comes too us….I know it will! πŸ™‚

Hilary - May 4, 2010 - 11:21 am

So good to hear from you. I found your blog and dolls almost 2 years ago through Mothering magazine. I have enjoyed watching your business grow. Although, I admit I miss the days where I could order my custom doll and find a ready made toddler doll last minute for a gift. I just got a blanket baby for my baby a few weeks ago. I have missed your blogging. I got some really great toy ideas for my kids from your blog and loved to hear you talk about your kids school as my Mary is getting to be “preschool” age and I am debating all of the options. So, congrats on your great business and thanks for what you do.

Sharon M - May 4, 2010 - 12:02 pm

This blog is a welcome change from other blogs I have been involved with recently. Let the blogging begin!! Christina, I am happy for your success and your dolls are sweet and creative. I hope to have one soon.

bindu - May 4, 2010 - 1:22 pm

πŸ™‚ … it brings a warm feeling to see growth being handles with so much love and humility.

cheryl - May 4, 2010 - 1:36 pm

My son would love to be at your house when that delivery comes. Your boys are very lucky to have such a talented mama and lots of packages…The boxes are the most fun.

Jan - May 4, 2010 - 4:16 pm

It is great that you are now able to stand back for maybe just a few seconds and watch the business running itself. We are off for a 4 day break (our annual holiday) and hubby is having hysterics about the idea of leaving a company for the mice to play while the cat is away, even though only 2 of those days are work days πŸ™
Mind you – the thought of all those faceless Bambos is a bit frightening! LOL

Lisa O'Regan - May 4, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Great post Christina – its so refreshing to hear from someone who truly loves what they do and its their passion. Someday (after I pay off my visa bill) I’ll be back trying for another bamboletta doll for our house – keep up the great work and I’ll be watching the blog for more entries!

Shelly - May 4, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Christina, it is such a joy to witness the growth and heart of your business. I have never fallen so in love with anything (except DH and sons) like I have with your dolls … they are magical. What a wonderful thing to have a talented and like-minded crew working that magic with you!

SueAnn - May 4, 2010 - 6:55 pm

I’m glad you are here……making lovely babies for all of us and writing your blog. Thanks for the love.

Amber Strocel - May 4, 2010 - 9:35 pm

I think that it’s a good thing that you have a hard time letting go. Really. It testifies to your commitment to your work. If you didn’t care, you wouldn’t be making the dolls that you do. With time, you’ll figure out what you can let go and what you can’t. It sounds like you’ve already figured a lot of it out. But in the process you can know that your dolls are true to your vision, and that’s why we love them.

sarah - May 4, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Christina

Thanks so much for posting this. I love hearing about what goes into making the magic of your dolls. Your dolls really are magical, thank you and the sewing mama’s for all the hard work.

This is an aside but I love the idea that when you drop your son off at school the other mom’s probably don’t know how famous you are and how wild the internet is about your ‘day job’ it makes me giggle to think about it.

Rachelle - May 4, 2010 - 10:22 pm

I think you should expand your business to the US at some point! I bet their are a lot of mommas that would love to help including me….I am thinking you have one of the best jobs in the world. You make the cutest dolls and you make so many children and families SO happy! Congrats on your success!!!!

Kali - May 6, 2010 - 9:26 pm

You & your great mamateam that you have there not only make beautiful pieces of art, but it’s so clear that each of your babies have a real heart & spirit about them. It seems like this is your dream, and so I commend you and your success πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to support you too, but it seems I’m just not fast enough! Soon enough though- I work with a lot of women trying to increase their fertility, and even when everyone’s healthy, sometimes it takes a while for the right baby & family to get matched up. It seems the same theory applies with bambos!!!

Pam Cannon - May 15, 2010 - 12:22 am

I know of a wonderful family that would love for this doll to come and live with them! 6 great kids and wonderful parents! It would work for a birthday and an adoption gift! Please oh please pick me! The doll would be loved so much!

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