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Happy New Year and a Little Update!

 

Hi friends!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a holiday break .. we had a lovely few days off. The boys and I had some much needed downtime. I go a bit full on in December with the dolls so it was nice to catch my breath.

I am SO excited about 2018. For the first time ever, we made a plan. Like a year long what is happening when kinda plan. I want to shift our focus a little over to clothing and theme kind of stuff .. so, like at the end this month is International Pie Day (no joke!) so we created these super cute cooking sets with oven mitts, an apron and a chef hat and they are RIDICULOUSLY cute. So, with this theme we will have a colouring page, our newsletter full of pie recipes and then this sweet little upload with the sets available. My Virgo self LOVES this sort of thing. This way we have these fun things to play around with and chat about in our community through the whole year.

So, talking community, I’d like to touch base a little on our social media platforms. I swear these weird Facebook algorithms are making it harder and harder for our customers to see what’s going on on our page. I was all excited about Instagram a few years ago, but since being taken over by Facebook, they too do this weird non chronological thing and make things harder for my customers to see what I post. So, why am I telling you this, well, I’d like to ask for your help. If you see one of our posts, please ‘Like’ it, or if you feel so inclined, leave a comment! If a post is especially cute it helps us a bunch if you ‘Share’ it. Tagging your friends on our Instagram is pretty amazing for us too.

I want to thank everyone for all the incredible doll love! Seeing all the doll and child pics over the holidays really just makes my heart sing. Not a day goes by that I don’t think I am one of the luckiest people on earth to get to do this for a living.

xoxo,
Christina

 

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Thank you

I wanted to say thanks for all your well wishes as I embark on the next step in my journey. Reading all your comments, texts and emails has made me feel unstoppable. I really can feel all of your support, love and well wishes – it makes me know I can do this and it’s going to be freaking amazing.

You gals, what can I say? So much love for you all. Really. What we do here is so different then something like just selling shirt or whatever. It feels unique. There is a love and a bit of magic that connects us through the dolls – I really believe it. I don’t know if it’s because of how long the doll takes to make or the natural materials absorb something special, but there is something pretty cool about the ‘life’ of a handmade doll. Maybe, you think I’m crazy. Well, as Jimi Hendrix said in one of my most favorite quotes ever ..

The past few weeks felt like a choice to me. Either I go down a vortex of self pity and shutting down or I go this way. I have to admit, that vortex of self pity can feel pretty good sometimes – like an itch you know you shouldn’t scratch. Especially when you are tired and stressed. I’m so thankful to have the support around me to be able to zoom out and see opportunity and wonderful surprises in what looks like a catastrophe. You gals out there are a HUGE part of why I’m able to see things the way I do and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I’m full o quotes lately and this one really fits the bill tonight …

xo,
Christina

ILENE CHALMERS - March 23, 2015 - 6:53 am

Absolutely love the Hendrix quote. Definitely words to live by. The Cherokee legend story is spot on. 🙂

Judy Tucker - March 23, 2015 - 10:19 am

So glad you didn’t let the vortex suck you in, Christina! Your offering fewer Bamboletta dolls is much better than not having any new friends available for adoption. So glad your doll creating staff still have jobs and that you and your family get to enjoy being together in the big city! Great choices! : )

carla - March 25, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Christina, I have not been a part of your world for very long, but reading all of your sites and looking at all the photos and seeing the smiles on all the faces of each and every person that you deal with proves beyond a doubt what a wonderful person you are. I can not imagine how hard this decision was for you but I am so glad that you have the support you need for making it and making it work afterwards. And if you ever decide that you wanna keep moving south then come on down to my area in WV and we could get together another sewing family of ‘sewing mama’s” But while you are still up north, I wish you all of the good luck and best wishes possible. I love this picture of you, you kinda look like your Bamboletta’s, don’t ya think? Sweet smile, bright eyes yep i think so…lol. sending good thoughts, carla

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