Monthly Archives: April 2012

A How-To Tutorial on Making a Pouf!

Christina clocks countless hours in our West Wing sewing the faces onto the dolls, and I thought it would be sweet to make her a foot pouf to rest her feet, a project I recently did for my daughter….As I have been super engrossed with web-stuff and graphics the last couple weeks at work, I thought this would be a great opportunity to do something I really miss (a totally fulfilling craft project at home) and tie it into our blog by documenting the making of the pouf, so if any of you feel so inclined, you can make one too!

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Theresa - April 27, 2012 - 4:25 pm

this is gorgeous! too bad i tossed all the yarn cut offs away. will have to save them from now on!!!

Jenn E. - April 27, 2012 - 4:56 pm

That is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see a pic of C using it :).

admin - April 27, 2012 - 7:18 pm

I was going to get a pic of her today, but we got, um, busy… πŸ™‚

Tammie - April 28, 2012 - 1:10 pm

That’s adorable! I’ve used piping once before, but did not know how to join it or finish it off. It looks really nice. Thank you!

jai conroy - April 29, 2012 - 9:32 am

Love it – Looks like fun to make.

Tara A - May 19, 2012 - 4:12 am

This is so awesome!! I want to try to make some for my girls πŸ™‚

Elizabeth Albrecht - May 23, 2012 - 3:58 am

What a great idea! I always use my wool hair scraps as the core to my next doll head, but this is another great use!

Tonya - May 29, 2012 - 12:38 am

This is super cute, I wish I had kept sewing when I was younger.

Elisabet - October 26, 2012 - 4:00 am

I can’t see any pictures here ..!! πŸ™ Have they been taken out or do I have to do something to make them appear ?

Brooke - May 3, 2013 - 12:11 pm

The pictures are working again!

Staff Pick!

What finally settled it for me was Sherry’s beautiful glowing skin and sun-kissed tresses.

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Tara A - April 27, 2012 - 9:40 am

Awww, she’s beautiful πŸ™‚

Kelly Hall - April 27, 2012 - 11:35 am

Vicky is my pick for this week!

admin - April 27, 2012 - 11:52 am

Kelly, I agree, little Vicky is not to be overlooked! So sweet! – brooke

Our Sweet Nicole Turns 19!!!!!

Yesterday was Nicole’s 19th birthday! We thought this might be a wonderful opportunity to introduce her to our Bambo community, so I conducted a mini interview of our youngest studio member…

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Karyn - April 25, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Hi Nicole! Lucky girl getting to sew all day. I must know what type of serger you guys use in the shop. πŸ™‚

Rickiann - April 26, 2012 - 2:48 am

Thank you Nicole for all your beautiful clothes <3 n I hope you had a wonderful birthday

Brenda Bell - April 26, 2012 - 5:37 am

Hope you had a fabulous day!

Bamboletta Helper - April 26, 2012 - 7:08 am

Love the comment about being able to go out with the ladies from work…

Tanya W - April 26, 2012 - 8:59 am

Hope you had a great day Nicole πŸ™‚

An ‘Expert’ in my sons eyes.

I am so grateful and blessed to have β€˜Expert Doll Maker’ as one of the ways that my children view me.

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Lisa Watson - April 24, 2012 - 4:50 pm

That is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read. Congratulations on raising such an awesome son!

Donna Johnson - April 24, 2012 - 4:50 pm

That is so sweet! He really loves and admires you. Nothing is like the love of a child. Thanks for sharing.

Charla N. - April 24, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Children are remarkable. My son asked me other day to make my famous bread. I figured out he was talking about eh box of mix I add water to and turn the bread machine on. To him it’s his mom’s famous bread! LOL. So sweet. We can do what we perceive as hardly our best effort and them we are amazing mommies! The things that don’t even show up on our radar can be huge to them. πŸ™‚

Kim - April 24, 2012 - 7:37 pm

He’s done quite an excellent job. What an early Mother’s Day gift… really, it’s a beautiful sentiment to know that your son thinks of your craft so highly.

Sara - April 24, 2012 - 7:43 pm

That is so sweet.

Jenn E. - April 24, 2012 - 7:45 pm

So sweet :). Thanks for sharing :).

Cecile - April 25, 2012 - 3:04 am


I would like to know more about Waldorf education, is there a website with regards to this. I would love to be able to teach my daughter how to make waldorf dolls – is there places that one can go learn at or maybe something online? (I am living in South Africa)


Tanya W - April 25, 2012 - 9:07 am

Oh, this is such a great post! Having a son the same age, I love that your son came to you for help and prized your work so highly πŸ™‚ So sweet. I find it amazing the things that my kids think I am the best at that wouldn’t even come into my mind.

He’s done a fantastic job on his doll too πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda Bell - April 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

This is so sweet! He has done a wonderful job with his work!

Rickiann - April 26, 2012 - 2:52 am

You have one sweet boy ! N omg his doll is cute !!!

Janet - April 26, 2012 - 1:22 pm

He is sweet and so is his wonderful doll…if he sells it…Iwould like to buy it!!!

I Love Instagram!

I think I’m totally addicted to Instagram! Do you know about Instagram? It’s this app/social media thing that you have on your phone that allows you to take pictures and then share them …. all in a beautiful and cool way. I’m such a visual person – to me this is like pure candy. And […]

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Cassandra - April 22, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Very cool and so out of the loop with the Instagram.
I totally get the family life slipping away and with kids it goes by too fast! Enjoy this new stag!

bindu - April 22, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Yay! Welcome John!

shannon - April 22, 2012 - 9:35 pm

I don’t have a phone that can use instagram, so I can’t create an account to see your photos! Facebook should integrate soon, I will be patient πŸ™‚

shannon - April 22, 2012 - 9:36 pm

also – glad John gets to join the team full time, that is exciting!

gidget - April 22, 2012 - 9:42 pm


Rickiann - April 22, 2012 - 11:07 pm

I’m gonna check it out πŸ™‚ I have an iPhone.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend

Kim - April 23, 2012 - 5:41 am

What great news! Tell John we love all of the apple-heads he makes – they get hugs and kisses everyday from around the world. πŸ™‚

Kinda - April 23, 2012 - 6:05 am

Wowee! Fantastic news, Christina and John! Congrats to all of you!!!

Trish B. - April 23, 2012 - 7:36 am

What a fantastic step for you and your family! Congrats and best wishes in this new chapter of your journey!

Tanya W - April 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

What wonderful news for both the business and your family! Enjoy your newfound family time πŸ™‚ I love Instagram photos but my (v.v.old) smartphone can’t deal with the app. It’s a wonderful tool too~ so glad you’re enjoying it!

Katie - April 23, 2012 - 3:01 pm

congrats on taking that big step to make Bamboletta not only your family but your family business!!!
ps i love instagram too πŸ™‚ unfortunately so do my tween daughters. don’t follow them or you’ll be bombarded with pics of One Direction. sigh.

Theresa - April 23, 2012 - 4:11 pm

wow, this is so awesome! thanks for sharing the news!

Jessica P - May 10, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Congrats!! That is wonderful new and it’s great to have it one big family…including John. Enjoy your growth πŸ™‚

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