Monthly Archives: April 2015

Where have the Frocks Gone?

I’m getting to pack up and move this weekend. I’m pretty excited as all the studio gals old and new are coming in on Saturday and we’re packing it all up. Quite a bit of the stuff is going to Audrey’s place as she will be home base for all our home sewers to pick […]

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Betsy Mierswa - April 22, 2015 - 8:15 pm

Christina,
I just want to wish you all the best in your move and relocation. I have no doubt that you will be settled in and back up and running full speed in a short time. I look forward to reading how you are adjusting and tackling this newest adventure.
The best always!

The ‘Why’ ..

My ‘why’ – right here. Photo by Erin Wallis. A little update – I’m moving to Vancouver but keeping production on Vancouver Island. It’s like I’m back in my early 20’s setting up a new place. I’ve half way moved into our apartment in an area called Mount Pleasant in Vancouver. It’s been a real […]

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monique - April 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm

You truly are an amazing person! Xo

Laura - April 6, 2015 - 10:55 pm

You know I love this. So much. xoxo

Trisha Cunningham - April 6, 2015 - 10:58 pm

Dear Christina,
When I opened our special package from Bamboletta this past Saturday it was as if I opened a box of magic. I had ordered three dolls, and was getting ready to put them in Easter baskets for the next day. Well let me tell you those dolls took my breath away. They are works of art Christina!! The pictures on line do not prepare you for what you will receive when you actually see them up close and hold them. Each hair tendril is thoughtfully placed and the faces are so sweet and unique to each doll. The clothing so perfectly put together. I was shocked at how truley beautiful they were. You included a darling pair of tights that I was in search of for the one doll I named Opal. But then there was also a delightful little soap to wash their hair down the road, and….then! GASP!! A coveted unicorn frock! I actually had to go sit down. I held that little unicorn dress in my hands for about ten minutes just dizzy with delight. I have seen Bamboletta lovers asking about that dress on your facebook site. Your generosity is so very appreciated and shows your love towards people. It is not a marketing trick, you are the real deal. You didn’t have to do that, or put the little soap or tights in or give people credits on their combined shipping or let people make name and hair changes or add freckles on. But you do. Even though it is a huge time gobbler for you, you do it. Because you really care and have a passion for what you do. You bring happiness and magic to people big and small. You bring something real and organic and lovely to this world…I cringe at all those plastic junk things that go straight to landfill. You make heirloom dolls, and comfort companions, a gift to be treasured and handed down. I cannot speak to your “why” but I sure know why I chose to buy your Bamboletta Dolls. Because we all need less junk in our lives and more meaningful beauty. I sure hope you continue to live a good life for yourself and for those who love you. Whatever path you choose just know you cannot make everyone happy, and that is not your responsibility. Your responsibility is to follow your heart for it will never lead you astray. Thank you for your kindness and generosity and for sharing your gift of doll making with us. Many blessings to you and your family during this transitioning time. Out of total darkness and hard closed-in walls does the most beautiful butterfly emerge! Sincerely Trisha : )

Sharyl Henry - April 7, 2015 - 12:27 am

Christina, Thank you for sharing your heart and journey. As you already know, there are many of us who love you and love the enchanted entity of Bamboletta which you have envisioned and brought to life and love the precious dolls. There are so many different levels and aspects of what you are doing that are beautiful, magical, soulful, heartful and very much needed in these strange times in which we are living. I wish I could honestly find the right words that would express what I am trying to say, but they are eluding me. The beautiful business model that you are continuously creating and the beautiful and unique dolls that are so very special that they practically leap from their sending boxes and into our arms already filled to the brim with personality, love, adventure and possibilities, are very much needed in this rough world. (I realize that I basically just repeated myself using different words and an English teacher would fail me here, but I guess I just needed to say it all twice). Just sending love, prayers and best wishes as your journey continues. Smiles and Hugs, Sharyl

Ilene Chalmers - April 7, 2015 - 4:31 am

Beautifully put Christina. Definitely words to live by. Love and Hugs from David and Me.

Nicole D - April 7, 2015 - 7:18 am

So right on

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