These are my newest dolls. They are off to their new home in Toronto. I love that the mom got a mix of ethnicities for her kids. This was a really fun order to do. I just love doing custom orders for kids, working with parents to really make something special for their child.

This week Natural Pod will be at the Island Organics Festival in Victoria. So, this weeks work for myself is as many organic blanket dolls as I can possibly make. Every week until the baby is born is now ‘booked’ with orders or trying to build up my stock. I’ve already got my Christmas orders booking up. I’m taking a limited amount of custom work for Christmas time, I need to keep my time open to work on stuff for all the different shows and events.

My parents and sister came over for the long weekend. It was so great to see them all. Something about having your mom come to your home and just basically ‘take over’ is very comforting when you are pregnant.

Off to finish ‘Lost’ season 2 and make some heads. I’m happy and sad that it’s over, I know that there is another season, but it’s not on DVD so we are going to have to wait. I’ve never been into a show this much..well except for ‘Melrose Place’, but that was a long time ago.

Devon - July 17, 2007 - 8:02 am

I love the gnomey gnome! Will you be making more? So so cute!

Ella - July 19, 2007 - 1:07 pm

this is so organized! i definitely need to set myself up with something like this.
i love that you are waiting to know the sex of your babe. So many people i know who are having their 2nd/3rd etc… want to know if their having a girl or boy so they can plan..? Personally i wouldn’t give up the surprise.

Anonymous - July 22, 2007 - 10:07 pm

I am such a fan of your dolls! I can’t wait to see what happens next!!

Devon - July 23, 2007 - 9:00 am

I am glad to see the doll parts have become a doll:)
A very interesting peek into the process!

Stephanie - August 3, 2007 - 3:09 pm

I’m assuming you’ve had your babe! I just stumbled across your blog – I’m a new dollmaker with 8 kiddos (the last 2 are homebirths)in Utah. I sure hope your birth was everything you hoped for.

On another note: I’ve been reading through your blog and I must say that you’re dolls are gorgeous! Do you crochet a cap before attaching the hair?

Deborah - November 1, 2008 - 8:53 pm

Found your site through an ad in my favorite Mothering Magazine. Your dolls are fantastic! They make me want to be a kid again or get pregnant again and hope for a girl 🙂 We just read an article in the new Nov/Dec Mothering about boys with dolls. My husband agrees that it would be beneficial to get our son a doll. He is only 16 months so we have time to wait to introduce him to one, but, I also read how booked you are (and probably are often). I would love know a slower time for you so we can discuss a custom doll for him.

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Good news today. I found out that ‘Shared Vision’ ( BC Mag on holistic living) is doing an article on Bamboletta. I’m not sure of the scope or size, but it’s exciting none the less. It’s funny, I’m ring to slow things down with the ‘biz’ and interest is just growing and growing. Isn’t that always the way?

Next week I am working on an order for mahardrygoods.com. I’ve created a gnome doll for the site that I’m eager to see posted, I’ll put up a pic when I’m done him. There are also a few babies and a mermaid in the mix.

Good Lord, could this baby be ANY bigger? Everything is such an ordeal right now..going up the stairs, picking things up off the floor, you name it it’s an event.

BTW my good friend Devon, who I have mentioned before is now officially blogging…http://talltreephotography.blogspot.com/ it’s pretty new, but it will be a good one, I promise!

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I’ve posted up 2 new dolls for sale on Natural Pod www.naturalpod.com. I also posted a cozy sherpa banket doll. I’ll try to get some more blanket dolls done in the next few weeks. I’ve decided to only make the blanket dolls in organic fabric since they are for babies.

Nothing else exciting to report. I’ve spent most the day recovering from staying awake until 4AM! I’ve been wondering around like a bit of a zombie. Thankfully John was home so I could have a good nap this morning. I’m such a lucky lady.

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This is a picture that my friend Devon from http://www.talltreephotography.ca took last week. I think my mom would be horrified I am showing this in public as everyone can see my underwear.

It’s 1AM and I can’t sleep. The irony of pregnancy, I can’t sleep yet I am so, so tired.

Today we went to the Mill Bay Family fair. It was cute. A few of those bouncy castle types of rides and some stalls. The *big* event though was the fire truck..that had it’s ladder fully extended! Ben was awe struck. It was hilarious to see all the teenage girls just hanging around all the hunky young firefighters. Lol, I’m glad I’m not 18.

I’m working on 3 large dolls for a customers order right now. It’s wonderful, I’m doing an African American, an Asian doll and one to look like their Filipino nanny. Lots of fun with the different types of hair I can do. I’ve got 2 other 14″ in the works as well for sale up on Natural Pod. John was busy tonight making all the heads. He is a master headmaker, ther is no way I have the stregnth to make them that tight. I honestly think that my dolls really progressed once he started making the heads for me. He’s even mentioned a few times that he may be up for ‘machining’..haha this is his man term for sewing. I am using some scraps of organic fabrics to make the new baby’s washclothes and I think I’m going to ask him to serge the ends. Nice and easy and a simple square, just to get him used to the machine. I took a sewing class years ago that a man was one of my classmates. He loved the serger because it was ‘like, the power tool of sewing’. I think this will be a good intro for John.

Still obsessing on Lost. We are almost through Season 2, thank God! I just can’t stop watching it. I have to admit though, before I came online and blogged, I went and read about 5 episodes worth of spoilers ahead of where we currently are. I’m so lame! I just have to know about the ‘Others’!

Jacqui - December 8, 2008 - 9:23 am

I was told about a picture, on this site, of you and the boys. In my search I have come across this one and have to say it is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Thank you for posting it, underwear and all (which, for the record, I never would have noticed even though mothers are ‘supposed to’)

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We headed down to the Farmers Market early this morning for first dibs on some yummy, fresh. local strawberries. Ben and I then spent the morning cleaning and freezing them for the winter. The market here is fantastic, there is everything you could want and more. I found a wonderful lady that sells fresh poultry and veggies from her farm every week. I’ve learned a lot about organic farming and eating from her the past few weeks. Her products are fantastic.

Those two Babies are my latest venture in jointing with doll joints. Little gal on the left has no hair, I’m waiting to hear back from a customer about what kind of hair she’d like on her. The other little gal will be up for sale either today or tomorrow on Naural Pod ( www.naturalpod.com ) . I’m working on a fairy next, inspired by the srawberry season! Im going to go to the ‘Loom’ yarn shop and see what kind of strawberry fairy hair I can find for her. I love making the fairies so much, you can just go crazy with them. When I was little I used to be obsessed with them, my mom says that when I was around 4 or 5 I used to think that dragonflies were fairies.

Well, gotta go and wake up Ben from his nap..

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