Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Source of Inspiration

Today I’ve really been feeling the doom and gloom of the tail end of our West Coast winter (so much rain!), combined with spring-time allergies and a head cold to boot! So now I’m home after a day spent shipping frocks with Brandi, Isla (my 20 mo daughter) is in bed upstairs, and now I […]

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Karen Roya - April 12, 2012 - 2:37 pm

I would love to go to those blogs, but the link dosen’t work.

admin - April 12, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Karen! Thank you for letting me know, I fixed the problem, they should all work now…I must have been in a head-cold fog :) -b

Care for Closet Bamboletta’s

Shauna – packin’ and wrappin’! We know there are a lot of dollies out there hiding in closets waiting for birthdays or some holiday before they make their big debut. I thought it would be a good thing to go over how to store the dolls so that they keep all lovely until the ‘reveal’. […]

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Barbara H. - April 13, 2012 - 11:03 pm

I think our closet dolls sometimes get more attention from me then some of Willow’s out of hiding dolls, lol. *blush*

Leah - April 27, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Back when I had my daughter’s doll stashed for Christmas, she came out almost every other day for a hug! I just could NOT keep my hands off her lol!!!

About those Serendipity’s ….

I’ve had a few people ask us where the Serendipity’s have gone as there haven’t been any the past few weeks. Well, they’ve been sort of ‘redone’ in a way that will offer a lot more dolls via a raffle type system AND is a fully automated sort of deal (which is a yay! for […]

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jessica siemonsma - April 10, 2012 - 6:59 pm

I love the raffle… It is so easy.. I got a doll via the raffle and was shocked… Never win anything… The carting is a bit tricky for sure… I agree it is a win win for everyone… Thanks for all your hard work.. The dolls are amazing and my daughter loves hers…

Michelle P - April 10, 2012 - 6:59 pm

I LOVE the picture of the rainbow doll!!! I like the raffles also…gives everyone a chance and they are stress – free…I love that!!! I don’t feel tied down to be home and at the computer at upload time!!!!!!!

Theresa Haas - April 10, 2012 - 7:00 pm

She is our dream doll!!! We would be thrilled to give her a home!

Theresa Haas - April 10, 2012 - 7:03 pm

lol…thought she was up for serendipity. got so excited to see a rainbow I didn’t read first.lol

Mindy - April 10, 2012 - 7:05 pm

I love the raffle style, I am in Australia & even with fast internet it seems impossible to be quick enough to get a doll on Big Cartel. With the raffle style I feel like I have a chance of getting one of your dolls. Thank you so much for offering this style!!

Michelle - April 10, 2012 - 7:08 pm

I like this better. I feel like I have more of a shot.

Tracy - April 10, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Beautiful Dolly. THanks for the explanation.

Kelly Hall - April 10, 2012 - 7:36 pm

I am happy with the new system. And Karen’s explanation is great!

Heather - April 10, 2012 - 8:09 pm

I’m excited about the new system. It seems great for everyone involved. Thanks for the explanation!

Lisa - April 10, 2012 - 8:10 pm

I love the raffle style of selling dolls, so much fairer for all buyers.

Melissa - April 10, 2012 - 8:10 pm

The raffles were weird for me last week. Like the winners were not shown. A few of them, people were claiming to have won, but I could still comment.If you are lucky to purchase on BC, I am assuming you will not be allowed to post on the raffles. Please let us know otherwise. Also, I know that people will find a way to get around any rule that’s written, but I know there are people who are not playing fair. You can have as many as 8 emails on you paypal account, and HC has no limits as to how many IDs you can have. So there are people entering as many as 8 times on one Paypal account. And some even have multiple PP accounts. Having said all of that, I love the idea of newbies getting dolls that would have very little chance on BC uploads. So raffles are great for that. But I do think the raffle system has given the cheaters an advantage that they didn’t have in the BC uploads.

Bamboletta Helper - April 10, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Melissa, you are correct, if you win on Big Cartel you can’t enter on the raffles. And no matter what we do someone is going to try to cook the system, there is only so much we can do.

admin - April 10, 2012 - 8:21 pm

Very valid points Melissa! I equate the multiple entries to people using friends, ‘team buying’ or ‘angel services’ to gain an advantage in an upload – I really think it all works out about the same. And yes, if you get a doll on BC then you can’t enter for one on Hyenacart – this is why we are doing it after the uploads .. so no one gets into that predicament.

Amy Freemon - April 10, 2012 - 8:30 pm

I also really love the raffle style, I feel like it gives me a better chance because I have to work during the uploads and if I do get to try I never cart a doll so thank you for giving us a better chance, I hope one day my number will be picked!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your dolls and your sweet little company! Thank you for making us all feel special!

Jenn Hayley Melanie - April 10, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Loving this raffle system :). Thank you for offering both options :).

molly - April 10, 2012 - 10:24 pm

Are you saying it is ok to have multiple entries. Your post confused me.

admin - April 11, 2012 - 6:45 am

Yes Molly – you can enter on all the dolls but just once per doll. Sorry for the confusion. If you were to win multiple dolls then you’d only be able to choose one and the other doll would go into next week’s draw. :)

Debby L. - April 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Looking forward to seeing Fortune “back up” for the raffle system this week!

Kara Lagman - April 11, 2012 - 4:56 pm

I was one of the “picked twice” lucky winners last week. I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I must say I am entirely grateful for the raffles because I work most Fridays. Another weird thing, the only time I ever did that birthday paradox game was with a group of about 40 people and it was my birthday that matched up with another person’s. I still remember it vividly because “it worked.” Anyway, whomever gets Fortune this week, love her to pieces. It was a tough choice.

Courtney Scaggs - April 12, 2012 - 4:36 am

Hope I can get a dolly for my baby doll Gracey!

Roxy - April 12, 2012 - 6:29 am

I love the raffle style . . . there is no way we would ever get a doll via the original carting method, so I feel like maybe one of these days we’ll have a chance AND it’s lots of fun! Thanks for offering this for those of us that gave up! :)

mardi maynard - April 12, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Thank you for switching. I found the old system very frustrating because it was hard to be home at a specific time and try to cart a doll for 40 minutes. Hoping for a boy soon!

Music in the Studio

There are days when I am at work in the Studio where I have to pinch myself. Not only do I get to work with my hands, co-creating amazing dolls, but I get to do the work with a super awesome soundtrack. Christina, like me, is a big music fan. Ever since I started working […]

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Eva C. - April 10, 2012 - 11:26 am

Great music is ageless. :)

brandi - April 10, 2012 - 6:24 pm

We LOVE music in our house.. My almost 3yo has her own playlist on our ipod in the car and her new favorites are Wild Heart by stevie nicks and Ain’t no moutain high enough by Tammy terrell and marvin gaye. Yes I want her to be well rounded in her music taste. We love it all!! Good to know a little music goes into the dolls.. Do you have one name Music? Pretty cool.

Staff Pick!

Ok, so here goes our first ever staff pick of the week. If you haven’t seen the previous post we are starting a new weekly blog post where one of our Bamboletta team members will pick their most favorite doll of the week and do a little expose on her/him! This week the pick is […]

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Mandy - April 5, 2012 - 9:13 pm

LOVE THIS IDEA!! And green is my favorite too so I think Jennie has pretty darn awesome taste! The likes/dislikes reminds me of a certain brand of doll with big black button eyes (wink wink). My dd adores reading their little profile with favorites, moods, personalities, etc. Her personal favorite which might be fun to include (but hard to keep up with)….’last stitch sewn on_______.’ When she sees these posts with BFF pics and all, she is going to FLIP!

Rickiann - April 5, 2012 - 9:29 pm

I have to wonder how just one can be chosen ? I love so many each week !!
I’m happy you were able to choose bc I know I couldn’t .
Great choice !!! She is beautiful.

Brenda Bell - April 6, 2012 - 4:52 am

Melted Ice Cream cake is the worst! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself Jennie! Lovely picture of you and Emeline. Love the name! It was a front runner when we were choosing baby names last year!

Barbara H. - April 6, 2012 - 5:03 am

Awesome pick! And Priscilla is to die for too! Love this fun new weekly feature! <3

Helisa - April 6, 2012 - 5:37 am

This is tooo cute!!! :) Can’t wait for this each week!

Kelly W - April 6, 2012 - 6:17 am

LOL! Such a cute idea :)

Tanya W - April 6, 2012 - 8:46 am

I love this idea…so fun :) And Fiona will enjoy it as she gets older too. <3 the BFF pic!

cheryl - April 6, 2012 - 9:08 am

Her hair reminds me of spring without all the pollen.

admin - April 6, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Thanks for the great feedback everyone! And Cheryl, I so feel you on that one! -b

Erin - April 6, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Awww Emeline is coming to live with us! She is my first ever Bambo cart! I have other Bambos but have never carted one myself. So sweet to see this little blog about her!

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