This picture has absolutely nothing to do with my post. I love it because he never takes a shining to a doll, but he did with this one.
Win a Doll! One day left..see Sept 10th post for details!
I feel as though I’m in the teenage years of my business. A little awkward and unsure right now. I’m a little bit bigger than I used to be but I’m not quite sure what I’ll grow up into yet. I think I should be taking certain steps but I don’t know what they are yet. I think I’d like to find some kind of business consultant or something. Although I am so excited about ‘growing up’ part of me wants to hide away and just make a few dolls here and there. I totally feel pulled and energized though to keep going and growing.
An amazing incident of serendipity happened to me a few weeks ago at my Farmer’s Market. I ran into an old neighbour Heather (read how we met here) who excitedly told me about her new project in Guatemala, Project Somos – an eco- village in Guatalmala for orphaned and abandoned children. We just started immediately talking about how I could help out and having Bamboletta as part of that picture. One of the things that Heather would like to do is Social Enterprise (small business’ that support the project) and I’m wondering how we could fit in all that. Perhaps have a few of the house mother’s do some knitting for me, make all my small dolls, develop a new kind of doll for them to create. All I know is the though of helping some women and lift them out of poverty is definitely something I’d like to be a part of – just not quite sure how yet.. I still feel strongly about what I believe is my next step, which is to have a space with a few women working where there is childcare and we all sit around a table and sew. I want to work with mamas that need financial help not only because of giving them work but also because the very act of creating can be very healing. If they can’t do all the work at the space then they could take it home to be with their children. This is my next goal.. the how of it all will come to me. I think I need to talk to some kind of government agency to help me on this one.
Anyhow, good news on the doll Etsy situation! I will have a big new batch ready for uploading on Sunday! Like 8 (!) of them, there may even be a fairy in there. The dolls are from my Birkeland window display and need to go to new homes.