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Thamar’s New Project

A project starts with an idea

An idea gets worked out

The project is starting to come together

From one we go to two

Together even more fun

A little dress gets a friend,

it’s a big friend!!

I had lot’s of fun over the last few weeks… Not only did I sew little dresses, but I have been working on some bigger dresses too.

Drafting pattrens, cutting and stitching…The end result is coming soon!!!

xo Thamar


Kim Giovannini - June 3, 2013 - 12:20 pm

I always love to see your process Thamar!!

Cassandra - June 3, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Wonderful to read and see! 🙂

Christine Pineda - June 3, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Wow, gorgeous! Thamar, you are beyond talented! I would have zero idea where to begin in creating one of these. The work that goes into creating a pattern and executing it, amazing! Keep up the beautiful work! xo

Lois - June 3, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Adorable! Can’t wait to see more!

adriana - June 3, 2013 - 5:47 pm

El camino para realizar los sueños!

thamar - June 3, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Thanks to all of you to be so great to work for.
I love what I do and I always hope that that will shine thru my work.
Enjoy the upload in a few days!!

Rhonda - June 3, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Oh my these are so cute! Can’t wait to see what’s coming!

Sabrina - June 4, 2013 - 7:13 am

OMG! Thee are so cute… Can’t wait to see the collection.

Arwen - June 4, 2013 - 10:37 am

Ha meis,

heel mooi! Ook heel leuk om te zien, zo professioneel! Heerlijk, lekker bezig!

Dikke kussen

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Coming along ….

New shop space is coming along very nicely … in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m moving my shop into our studio. The perfect spot opened up beside us so we banged through a wall and have moved over a bit! Here’s the progress so far. I’ll be sure to post more pics as it comes along!

Melanie D Frost - June 8, 2013 - 6:23 am

Your dolls are wonderful and you philosophy of having children be children even more wonderful in this day and age of glitz and Barbie Dolls etc. My grand daughters each have a doll and the new grand baby will hopefully get one by age two. Please keep up your fabulous work on so many fronts. I sew and realize how long it takes to make quality products and the love that is shared each time you do. Many blessings to all you staff. You are making the world a better place.
Sincerely, melanie

Elizabeth - September 20, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Can I just say that I would LOVE to move into your studio, and have it as my room! (Not sure that my husband would love it as much as I do) Its so beautiful and inviting, and all those gorgeous dolls! I hope to one day be able to stop by, even though I live in Las Vegas, in the US. Anyways, it looks amazing!

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Scrap Busting

One of the many perks of sewing frocks for Bamboletta is the large assortment of fabric scraps that accumulate. I despise waste so am very frugal with cutting but no matter how I try there are always odd shaped bits and ends that just won’t work. So I save them… ALL of them … and OMG how they pile up!

Some get used for shields for my current Days For Girls project.

Some get donated to our kids school for use in art and craft projects.

Some my daughter wanders off with to make her own doll clothes.

Some wind up incorporated into more frocks for Bamboletta.

And every once in awhile inspiration hits and I get to make something special for one of my own children….

Today was one such day.

I finished cutting out the mermaids that I will be sewing this week …and at the end there were 3 odd shaped pieces of sequins left. Not enough to make even one little buddy mermaid and definitely not long enough to make a 15″. BUT if I seamed together the two narrow pieces and matched them up with the shorter square I could make a short 15″ mermaid (or should I say mer-dude).

My sweet little son Sky has been watching me make Bamboletta mermaids in every shade of pink and purple for the last two years … and he has asked …oh so politely for me to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make him a boy mermaid for ‘Little Sky’ (his Bamboletta). So I did!


Jes Goulet

Cassandra - April 30, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Awesome read! Loved reading what you do and what happens with scrapes, but what tops it is the pure joy you created for your son. <3
P.S.: You know you might have opened the float gates for requests for mermen costumes? hehe! I will shamefully say I will be one of them! 😀 Sorry had to say it!

Cassandra - April 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

LB size would be cute too! So well done with the blog post!

Patricia - April 30, 2013 - 5:10 pm

What an awesome mom you are!!

Nan - April 30, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Awe – I love it! How wonderful is this.

cheryl - April 30, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Mom of the year award. Very neat. I love the scales.

sue brayton - May 1, 2013 - 7:07 am

Very clever! It turned out so very nice. The buckle is darling.

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Studio Style

Hello Friday Friends!

This weeks style blog has been brought to you by the gorgeous Shauna who (admittedly) did me a solid by taking the photos and organizing it this week. I’m loving how this segment is becoming more of a studio effort and hats off to ‘ma girl’ for her good eye and iphone photo taking skills.

So here’s our stylin’ ladies of the week…

Brittany: Pants (Fidelity), Shirt (Vintage), Head Band (Random string I found in my house), Belt (Vintage)

Sarah: Top (RW and Co.), Jeans (Illegal), Shoes (Joe)

Christy: Bolero and Hoody Top (Jenni Mack), Merino Wool Pants (Ali Bertin Clothing), Necklace (Handmade by friend), Shoes (Vintage)

Nicole: Sweater (Vintage), Top (Winners), Pants (Warehouse One), Shoes (Ardenes)

We’ve been joking that our ‘style secrets’ are all getting revealed here, like our studio’s mutual addiction of Joe clothing, but hey, who doesn’t love a clothing treat to break up the sometimes monotonus task of grocery shopping?!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!



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Studio Style

Hello Friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week 🙂 It’s been busy as always in the studio. We finally got to introduce our newest member of the Bamboletta Doll family, our ‘Sitting Friends’ in todays doll upload and Christina has been working the Granville Island market since yesterday (we miss you!) and is having a blast meeting new faces and saying ‘Hi’ to old friends.

This weeks ‘Studio Style’ post seems to be brought to you mostly by the colour purple! I didn’t even notice this until I started editing the photos, so funny! I guess when Springs in the air, you break out the purple!

Shauna: Dress (Elements), Jacket (Vintage), Shoes (Dansko), Glasses (We literally found these sitting in rain water in an empty flower pot and had a little fun with them!)

Rachel: Dress (Matilda Jane), Leggings (Arden), Boots (Born)

Brittany: Sweater (H&M), Jeans (Fidelity)

Sarah: Sunglasses (Winners), Bracelet (Fan Tan Alley), Shrug (Walmart), Dress (Joe), Jeans (LW), Shoes (Winners), Hair (Mine, hahahaha) <<<— Very funny Sarah

Well, there you have it for this weeks Studio Style! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and get to have a little downtime with your loved ones 🙂





Kim G. - April 12, 2013 - 5:31 pm

ohhhh boy. I’d take Shauna’s scarf, Rachel’s boots, Brittany’s pants, and Sarah’s dress and have a mix-up awesome time. 🙂 I love this!!

Cassandra - April 12, 2013 - 5:49 pm

West coast island girl fab! 🙂
Do not always comment but love reading all the new blog posts!

p.s.:Please ignore my first comment. I guess I cannot spell my own name and now it needs to wait moderation. **blush**

admin - April 14, 2013 - 12:13 am

Haha, Cassandra! I ignored the first comment, I spell my name ‘Broke’ at the end of almost every email every day and have to correct it.

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