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Staff Pick!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited because I got to do the staff pick today! I had written everyone else in the schedule and left myself out because I wasn’t in the studio on Thursdays, but now I am, so here it goes!…

(Drum roll, please) My staff pick this week is Kelsey! I was completely smitten with her pretty little face. She is just so adorable! And hugable! I am also head over heels about her outfit too. She’s a complete package of total awesomeness!

We're total pals! Someone take good care of her!

Clothing by: Nicole

Hair styled by: Brandi

BFF: Luna

Likes: Unicorns and playing make-believe

Dislikes: Getting hair cuts

Kelsey and Luna!

Can you believe how cute her and Luna are together?!

I also want to wish everyone luck tomorrow, and I hope Kelsey (and Luna) end up in the arms of some very happy children!

xo

Brooke

Rickiann - May 3, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Omg great choice !!!!

Elizabeth - May 4, 2012 - 10:58 am

“I hope Kelsey (and Luna) end up in the arms of some very happy children!” How about a big kid at heart, so sweet. I think they both would make an exceptional 40th birthday gift to ME.

Tara A - May 6, 2012 - 9:25 pm

She is beautiful- that hair!!! (swoon). Great Choice 🙂

cheryl - May 7, 2012 - 10:03 am

I love her eyes!

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Happy Birthday Sarah!

It is a super great pleasure of mine to introduce our beautiful Sarah to you all. For those of you who don’t know who she is, you can find her curled up in our West-Wing 3 days a week, fine-tuning all the dolls before they are sent to their new homes, and on Fridays she morphs into a stuffing machine! It was her birthday on Sunday, so rolling along with our new feature, the Birthday Blogs, (which are becoming more of a Belated Birthday Blog, lol) here is our little mini interview we conducted today in (you guessed it!) the West-Wing, which was knee high in dolls…!!!

B: When did you learn to sew, and who taught you?

S: I can’t remember when I learned to hand-sew, but I was in the 5th grade when my mom taught me to how sew on the machine. When I was little, my dad taught me how to darn my socks, then my mom taught me later how to machine sew. I used to sew clothing for all my dolls!

B: What is your favorite thing about working at Bamboletta?!

S: I love that I get to use my craft everyday, and working with women in a beautiful space is a dream come true.

B: What are you most excited about this coming birthday year?

S: I’m really excited to settle into a real full-time job. This is my first time away from my 4 yr old daughter Emily, and I’m really enjoying myself! This year is really about balancing work, play and home.

We all love you very much Sarah. You are a sunshine beam in our studio!

xo

Brooke

Kim G. - May 2, 2012 - 4:26 am

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Laura - May 2, 2012 - 5:21 am

Happy Birthday, Sarah! 😉

jai conroy - May 2, 2012 - 11:23 am

Love to hear about you all.

Rickiann - May 2, 2012 - 10:02 pm

I love these <3 keep em comming 🙂
Happy Birthday 🙂
N omg I want that baby 🙂 in your lap .

Sarah R. - May 4, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Happy birthday, Sarah (from *this* Sarah, who ALSO has a daughter named Emily!)

(maybe we’re long-lost twins. with the same name. but I can’t sew. rats! LOL!)

-Sarah

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Staff Pick!

This week our lovely Sarah had the tough job of staff pick…so tough in fact, she couldn’t decide until this morning! 🙂 Her pick this week is Sherry, our natural tanned beauty.

Two brown-eyed beauties, our beautiful Sarah with her pick of the week, Sherry

Clothing by: Nicole

Hair styled by: Shauna

BFF: Vicky

Likes: Having picnics the park and chasing butterflies

Dislikes: Rocks in her shoe

Sherry loves playing with her little sister Vicky!

While I’m in the studio throughout the week I get to visit and play with these girls and boys often, which makes it even harder for me to pick just one as a favorite. They all have their own special sweetness . What finally settled it for me was Sherry’s beautiful glowing skin and sun-kissed tresses. Her warm summer palate with classic messy buns is just my earthy type. I could definitely see us hanging at the beach, playing with each others hair, or looking for fairies in my backyard together.  Sherry and her little buddy Vicky became best friends as soon as they saw each other! It happens that way sometimes. So I just know that these cutey pies will make fast friends with you too.

xo

Sarah

Tara A - April 27, 2012 - 9:40 am

Awww, she’s beautiful 🙂

Kelly Hall - April 27, 2012 - 11:35 am

Vicky is my pick for this week!

admin - April 27, 2012 - 11:52 am

Kelly, I agree, little Vicky is not to be overlooked! So sweet! – brooke

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Our Sweet Nicole Turns 19!!!!!

Yesterday was Nicole’s 19th birthday! We thought this might be a wonderful opportunity to introduce her to our Bambo community, so I conducted a mini interview of our youngest studio member…

B: When did you learn to sew?

N: I started sewing when I was 5. My nana taught me how to use a sewing machine, and the first project we did was sew a fleece jacket for my doll Pippy!

B: Whats you’re most favorite thing about working at Bamboletta?

N: I love being able to create clothing for the dolls. It’s so great to be able to do my favorite thing (sewing) all day long! I also just love being here (at Bamboletta) and working with everyone…I love being able to work with women.

B: What are you most excited about for your 19th year?!

N: I’m excited about focusing on saving up to go traveling and for school. Also, being able to go out with the ladies from work 😉

 

 We love you Nicole!!!

Karyn - April 25, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Hi Nicole! Lucky girl getting to sew all day. I must know what type of serger you guys use in the shop. 🙂

Rickiann - April 26, 2012 - 2:48 am

Thank you Nicole for all your beautiful clothes <3 n I hope you had a wonderful birthday

Brenda Bell - April 26, 2012 - 5:37 am

Hope you had a fabulous day!

Bamboletta Helper - April 26, 2012 - 7:08 am

Love the comment about being able to go out with the ladies from work…

Tanya W - April 26, 2012 - 8:59 am

Hope you had a great day Nicole 🙂

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An ‘Expert’ in my sons eyes.

In Waldorf education, “(g)rade 6 focuses on doll or animal making through drawing, pattern-making, sewing and stuffing (modeling the forms from the inside-out). Attention is given to capture qualitative gestures in the animal kingdom and to arrive at harmony of colour and form in the doll. In creating the clothing for the doll, knitting, crocheting and/or sewing skills are practiced and brought to harmonious, artistic expression.”

My son, Toshman, is in the midst of making his Class 6 doll.  Last week he brought his doll home from school unfinished.  I was kind of surprised because handwork doesn’t usually make its way home until it is complete.  So I asked why he had been allowed to bring home his doll.  His reply actually made me blush.  He said that he had asked his teacher if he could bring home his doll to finish up the hair because he was having a hard time and wanted to get my ‘expert’ opinion.  I never in a million years could have imagined this conversation.  I am so grateful and blessed to have ‘Expert Doll Maker’ as one of the ways that my children view me.

 

xo

Shauna

Lisa Watson - April 24, 2012 - 4:50 pm

That is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read. Congratulations on raising such an awesome son!

Donna Johnson - April 24, 2012 - 4:50 pm

That is so sweet! He really loves and admires you. Nothing is like the love of a child. Thanks for sharing.

Charla N. - April 24, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Children are remarkable. My son asked me other day to make my famous bread. I figured out he was talking about eh box of mix I add water to and turn the bread machine on. To him it’s his mom’s famous bread! LOL. So sweet. We can do what we perceive as hardly our best effort and them we are amazing mommies! The things that don’t even show up on our radar can be huge to them. 🙂

Kim - April 24, 2012 - 7:37 pm

He’s done quite an excellent job. What an early Mother’s Day gift… really, it’s a beautiful sentiment to know that your son thinks of your craft so highly.

Sara - April 24, 2012 - 7:43 pm

That is so sweet.

Jenn E. - April 24, 2012 - 7:45 pm

So sweet :). Thanks for sharing :).

Cecile - April 25, 2012 - 3:04 am

Hello,

I would like to know more about Waldorf education, is there a website with regards to this. I would love to be able to teach my daughter how to make waldorf dolls – is there places that one can go learn at or maybe something online? (I am living in South Africa)

Regards
Cecile

Tanya W - April 25, 2012 - 9:07 am

Oh, this is such a great post! Having a son the same age, I love that your son came to you for help and prized your work so highly 🙂 So sweet. I find it amazing the things that my kids think I am the best at that wouldn’t even come into my mind.

He’s done a fantastic job on his doll too 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda Bell - April 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

This is so sweet! He has done a wonderful job with his work!

Rickiann - April 26, 2012 - 2:52 am

You have one sweet boy ! N omg his doll is cute !!!

Janet - April 26, 2012 - 1:22 pm

He is sweet and so is his wonderful doll…if he sells it…Iwould like to buy it!!!

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