There are a lot of new people coming to Bamboletta – like a LOT so I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce us. I think that with all the press and attention that we’ve received as of late that people may think that we are way bigger then what we actually are. Bamboletta consists of me – Christina, John (husband – who works full time somewhere else, but still manages to make all the doll heads!), the 5 sewing Mama’s (Michelle, Gwen, Krysta, Genevieve and Xena) who assemble and put the dolls together, Reggie (who makes the clothes), my Nonna (along with Grandma Rita, Morgan and Stephanie) who knit those little sweaters and Brandi and Rachel (who helps me 2 times a week at home here). We operate out of our basement in our home – and usually in the living room ,kitchen -well – pretty much all over the place! Each doll takes about 15 hours from start to finish – these gals take a long time to make.
We can only make a limited amount of dolls per week under our current situation and I don’t think I want to change and get much ‘bigger’. I think part of the magic of the dolls is how much time and attention each doll gets – it’s an awesome process to be a part of. I don’t want to lose the connection I have with my customers either – I love knowing where all the dolls go and how they are received. John and I are also the parents of 2 small boys and ,although they will always remember mama with a doll in one hand and needle and thread in the other, we don’t want to make that jump that would require more time apart from them. Bamboletta will grow organically, as it has been for the past years – I firmly trust in this process. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished and what we are doing and I want to stay true to what I believe in . I understand the frustration that there is out there about not being able to get a doll , but, this is how it is – this is what we do and we are doing the best we possibly can.
I’ve also written something called ‘New to Bamboletta’ that explains the buying process in a bit more detail. I seem to get asked the same questions over and over so I thought I’d point this out – it answers most of them.
Thanks so much to all of you – customers and friends new and old!