Monthly Archives: February 2014

One of  the comments we get here at Bamboletta is ,why do the dolls cost so much? I totally get it – $250 for a doll is a lot. We are used to seeing a doll for a lot less. I’ve talked about this in a bunch of blog posts, but today I want to […]

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Crystal - June 4, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Thank you for writing this post! I am a kids clothing designer/maker and I sometimes worry that my prices are too high, even though I have yet to make a living wage doing this job. Your business is one of the ones I think about when remembering that you can ask people to pay what is a product is worth and feel good about it.

Crystal - June 4, 2015 - 10:01 pm

Thank you for writing this post! I am a kids clothing designer/maker and I sometimes worry that my prices are too high, even though I have yet to make a living wage doing this job. Your business is one of the ones I think about when remembering that you can ask people to pay what is a product is worth and feel good about it.

Thank you!

Little Seeds …

I grew up listening to stories of my dad’s workplace in Italy. He worked at a mill there where wool was woven into beautiful fabrics. Most of my family worked at the mill and they speak of it with great fondness. The owners would do stuff like close down in August so the whole factory […]

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Kim Giovannini - February 26, 2014 - 4:40 am

I’ve often given accolades to Bamboletta and to you Christina for inspiring me to keep going with my Etsy shop. Even when “friends” looked down on what I was doing since it didn’t fit the “cubicle-farm” profile of what they considered a good, respectable job, you told me to keep going. As a little business owner now, I’m thankful and continuously inspired to see Bamboletta’s posts, photos, and now the BCI nomination >AWARD (???!!!). I know it’s cliche to say this but keep up the great, creative, empowering work you’re all doing in the studio. It means more than you think for you fans and future entrepreneurs. <3

Ilene Chalmers - February 26, 2014 - 5:34 am

What a beautiful blog entry. I am a bit of a writer myself having spent years as an English teacher. Your words touched my heart. It is obvious what a great company, or should I say “family”, Bamboletta is. The impact you have made on your customers and their children and grandchildren can’t truly be measured. You are an inspiration to us all. I am so looking forward to my visit to your studio on July 8th when my husband and I make the journey to Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. It will be amazing to see just what you do in person, and meet all the lovely ladies that I’ve come to know via email and Facebook. My fingers and toes are crossed that you get this award which you all so richly deserve. Hugs to all! :)

Genny Martin - February 26, 2014 - 10:57 am

In all of our hearts you are already the winner Christina Bamboletta (that is what Lauren and Michael call you) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Katharine - February 26, 2014 - 3:38 pm

I love this story!! Wishing you the best of luck – you’ve built something so beautiful, heart & hands that have touched so many! I agree with Genny, you and your girls (and John!) are already winners! :)

We *Love* Local

Many of you know sweet Leola, she is the lady that spins some of the yarns we use in our doll hair. This afternoon she brought in this wonderful yarn telling us that it reminded her tulips and daffodils. She also told us that this particular yarn came from Twilley, a sheep belonging to a […]

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Nicole D - February 19, 2014 - 9:14 pm

I love this! Amazing and Twilley is adorable. :0)

Ida - February 24, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Really neat to see! We live in California and have black faced sheep. We sheer them every year. It’s fun to see how you turn her wool into yarn! Really enjoyed this blog! Twilley is so cute! Glad to have seen her!!

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