That’s why they call it the ‘Best Coast’

I have to admit, we’re pretty spoiled living in a place like Vancouver Island.  Most of us, when driving to work, get to drive through areas full of thick old trees, drive over icy cold rivers, or cross majestic mountains next to our beautiful ocean.  I’ve had the privilege this past month to drive to the west coast of our island a couple of times.

My first trip was to a town called Sooke. Along this part of the west coast we have a number of provincial parks to spend the day exploring the amazing beaches, or to hike down to remote ocean front camping spots.  One of my favorite beaches here is called Botanical Beach.  If you arrive at this beach when the tide is low, there’s a large rock formation that has tide pools full of the most colorful sea life.

I’ve visited this place many times with various friends, and love to take my dog with us on these trips.  I think my funniest memory of a trip here was when my dog was having so much fun running around the rocks, he didn’t notice a tide pool in front of him, and fell right into it.

But my most favorite place on Vancouver island to visit is a place called Tofino.  It’s a little further north on our island then Sooke.  This is our ‘surfing capital’.

There are beaches that go on for miles and miles.  Large rock formations full of various sea life that rise out of the sea.

Amazing rain forests full of ferns larger then me, and trees so big that a car could drive right through it.

The one thing I love the most about Tofino is its sunsets.  Miles of beaches create to most stunning of colors over the horizon.  It’s one of the reasons why I go back there every year.  After watching the sun go down, it’s so beautiful to take a blanket to the beach, cuddle up on a blanket, and watch shooting stars fly through the sky amongst hundreds of thousand of other stars!

I feel very blessed to have been born and raised on Vancouver island.  I truly believe it’s one of the most beautiful places on the earth to live and enjoy all that nature has to offer <3

xo

Rachel

Jennifer Dewar - July 19, 2012 - 11:16 am

Beautiful Photos! Always amazed by the beauty of Canada and the many natural places that can be explored and enjoyed. Good for you for sharing and taking time to really be apart of where you live. Thank-you for giving us a glimpse of your part of the country.- Jennie, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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Why I love the ones I work with

From the first day that I walked into Bamboletta I knew it was going to be an amazing journey. The colorful room and smiling faces really felt welcoming. My first day at Bamboletta was dressing day and all the dolls were scattered around the floor in their undies waiting to be dressed in their cute little outfits. I got super excited to become a part of something so different. After working at Bamboletta for just over a year now a lot in my life has changed. I feel so grateful to have each girl (and John) I work with be such a positive impact on me. I don’t know if all the girls even know how much I appreciate how much support they give me and help to guide me through this crazy life :p I take in all their opinions with an open heart really to learn because I feel like they all have such good advice and are there for me. It’s kind of like I have a bunch of different moms I could go to. Moms because I’m the ‘little one’ in the bunch that still has a lot to learn about life. I get all of this while I’m working at an amazing job sewing the little frocks. Because I’m at work full time, I’m around all the girls all day and they learn everything about you, it’s great to be able to come to work doing what I love to do and know if I was having a bad day, the moment I walk through the door everything will be okay   🙂

xo

Nicole

Brenda Bell - July 18, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Look at all that gorgeous fabric behind you! Keep up the great work.

Matty-Lize Adams - July 18, 2012 - 11:48 pm

What a nice blog – you all are blessed to be working there and doing what you love to do! xxx

bindu - July 20, 2012 - 2:27 pm

the love of your extraordinary “moms” and John, and the warmth of your dreamland workplace aaaaaaaaaaaaaall shows up in your wonderful creations Nicole!

Sending hugs and more hugs to all of you 🙂
bindu.

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Staff Pick!!

Hi Folks!

It’s our weekly feature ‘Staff Pick’ again! This week we have a guest picker, the lovely Christy! She has chosen a super special doll, Claire, the gal with the super sweet style and beautiful rainbow dreads.

Clothing by: Nicole

Hair styled by: Shauna

Likes: Dancing, being silly, cuddles and humming birds

Dislikes: When the music stops playing

Bff: Riley

What Christy says about the doll: “They are overflowing with love and have so much fun where ever they go!”

Happy upload day tomorrow everyone!!!!

xo

Christy and Brooke

Janet - July 12, 2012 - 7:54 pm

I love rainbows and have a rainbow girl of my own. Now I need a rainbow doll in a sailor’s suit to represent her. I would love to have this doll!

Joyce - July 12, 2012 - 7:58 pm

I need a Claire like this for my Claire! Beyond Beautiful!

Ang Wilson - July 12, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Love her! She is my pick too! And who doesn’t like when the music stops 😉

pmpooper - July 21, 2012 - 1:10 pm

oh my, still playing with dolls?

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15″ Serendipity – Claire

This is Claire. She has sunkissed skin, mid-length hair made with full wool dreadlocks in a rainbow of colors with green eyes. She is wearing the pictured outfit, underpants and wool felt shoes.

Her price is $250.00 USD, plus shipping costs

These dolls measure approximately 15″ in height.  They are hand made with wool, cotton, and lots of love.  Skin tones and color of clothing may vary slightly because of circumstances beyond our control due to lighting and various computer monitor settings.  Made by team Bamboletta in Canada.

These dolls are intended for children ages 3 and up.

Comments will be closed on Friday, July 13th at 11am PDT.  The chosen buyer will be selected randomly and then will be contacted by email and sent a PayPal invoice.  Please make sure your email matches your PayPal email.  ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD.  If no payment is received within 24 hours of receiving invoice, opportunity to purchase this doll will be given to the next random number chosen. If you see you comment is awaiting confirmation, it means we have to manually approve it.

Jennifer I. - July 12, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Would love her 🙂

Chantal - July 12, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Oh my, she is my dream doll, outfit and hair combined!

Jen b - July 12, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Cutie!

Leah Killian - July 12, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Here’s hoping 🙂

jenny s - July 12, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Love her!

Stacey - July 12, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Amazing dreds 🙂 She is a beauty!

Brittany Bushnell - July 12, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Would absolutely love to have her in our home!

Julia W - July 12, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Fingers crossed!

stacie - July 12, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Perfection! You hit one out of the park this time.

Katie E - July 12, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Rainbow!

Amie - July 12, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Beautiful!

Melanie - July 12, 2012 - 7:39 pm

For my littlest DD bday!

Angel J - July 12, 2012 - 7:41 pm

Would love her!

Melanie Morrison - July 12, 2012 - 7:41 pm

love her!

Athena - July 12, 2012 - 7:41 pm

I would so love to add a rainbow sweetie to our family. this is probably my only chance so fingers crossed there is some good karma out there for me this week. love you guys!!!

Carrie B - July 12, 2012 - 7:41 pm

Love her!

Anita - July 12, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Love her!

kathy - July 12, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Adorable!

Michelle P - July 12, 2012 - 7:42 pm

LOVE her rainbow hair…Love dreds…she is awesome!!!!!!

Michelle - July 12, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Love her!

Jennifer G - July 12, 2012 - 7:43 pm

She is perfect, so cute.

Tracie - July 12, 2012 - 7:44 pm

awesome

Cara C. - July 12, 2012 - 7:45 pm

So pretty!!

Renee - July 12, 2012 - 7:46 pm

what a beauty!

Hanna - July 12, 2012 - 7:46 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!!!

Renee - July 12, 2012 - 7:46 pm

what a beauty

Amanda - July 12, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Oh, my goodness. My Claire would live this namesake beauty!! Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance at her!!

Tara Turano - July 12, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Beautiful!

karalisa - July 12, 2012 - 7:48 pm

wow!! love her!!

Jeff B - July 12, 2012 - 7:49 pm

She is great!!!

Joyce - July 12, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Wow! She is gorgeous!

Lindsay - July 12, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Love her! My favorite this week 🙂

Janet - July 12, 2012 - 7:56 pm

A rainbow is a happy reminder that the clouds are moving on.

Mindy - July 12, 2012 - 7:57 pm

She is amazing, would love her for my Claire 🙂

Anna - July 12, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Love her!

mark - July 12, 2012 - 7:59 pm

I hope for a bit of luck!!! Beautiful dreds

andrea - July 12, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Love hee hair and chubby face!

Melissa B. - July 12, 2012 - 8:01 pm

She is just amazing. I would love to have the chance to buy her.

Shannon - July 12, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Beautiful 🙂

Sandy - July 12, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Oh my goodness, she is a dream doll.

Kathleen - July 12, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Love her!!

Cammie O'Connell - July 12, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Just adorable!

kara - July 12, 2012 - 8:05 pm

oooooooooooooo!

Eva - July 12, 2012 - 8:05 pm

She’s adorable!

Susan Toloczko - July 12, 2012 - 8:06 pm

She is so sweet! She would be perfect for a certain little angel!

Ang Wilson - July 12, 2012 - 8:07 pm

This has to be our week! We loooove her!

Melissa C - July 12, 2012 - 8:08 pm

I love her, so amazing!

susan graziano - July 12, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Love

Brenda Fransisco - July 12, 2012 - 8:10 pm

I’d love love love her!

christina juhas - July 12, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Would love her <3

Hilda - July 12, 2012 - 8:12 pm

We’d love to welcome her to our home. Love her!

Christine Sweigart - July 12, 2012 - 8:15 pm

I would love this sweet Claire for my own baby Claire!! Both are so cute!! Thank you for the chance!!!

makala barton - July 12, 2012 - 8:18 pm

LOVE

Kimberly - July 12, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Would love to win Claire for my Macy Claire on her bday tomorrow!

Theresa P - July 12, 2012 - 8:23 pm

<3 her!

Mandy C. - July 12, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Love her!

Angelika - July 12, 2012 - 8:24 pm

She is stunning!

maria - July 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm

she’s lovely!

Wendy - July 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm

so cute!

Jill - July 12, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Squee! Love her!

Megan B. - July 12, 2012 - 8:29 pm

An all dread rainbow?!? That’s like dolly nirvana! Great work!

Reade - July 12, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Love her hair and outfit!!!

Julie Rolf - July 12, 2012 - 8:43 pm

Pick us!! We would love her!

Jane - July 12, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Rainbow dreads, I’m in love…

Misty T. - July 12, 2012 - 8:47 pm

PLEASE! Please! Please! would make the perfect bday gift for my sweet green eyed girl. DREAM doll!!!

Britta - July 12, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Wowza. Claire is STUNNING! We would love to have a rainbow girl. thank you for the chance 🙂

Alla Kogan - July 12, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Me please:)

Jennifer - July 12, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Maria - July 12, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Beautiful!

Jennifer - July 12, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Love her!!!

Ann - July 12, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Lovely rainbow

jenna - July 12, 2012 - 9:21 pm

OOHH!!

Courtney Scaggs - July 12, 2012 - 9:22 pm

<3

tara - July 12, 2012 - 9:23 pm

We would love to give Claire a new home!

BJ - July 12, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Gorgeous!!

Rilee - July 12, 2012 - 9:33 pm

<3 <3 <3

Pam L - July 12, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Oh my…she is gorgeous!

Bron - July 12, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Luv her skirt

Jeanne - July 12, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Gorgeous!

Rickiann - July 12, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Shes perfection we would love to have her

Lissa T - July 12, 2012 - 9:56 pm

She’s perfect!

Barbara H. - July 12, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Full rainbow dreds- LOVE it!

Jennifer - July 12, 2012 - 10:03 pm

AMAZING!!!

Vicki M - July 12, 2012 - 10:12 pm

We would love to win Claire!

Robynn - July 12, 2012 - 10:28 pm

absolutely.gorgeous!!

Jennifer Cain - July 12, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Please let me be the one

Jennifer Groves Dragon - July 12, 2012 - 11:04 pm

We would love to have her!

Nicola Kraft - July 12, 2012 - 11:23 pm

She’s utterly beautiful!

Whitney - July 12, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Cutie!

Paige - July 12, 2012 - 11:37 pm

My daugter would LOVE this rainbow girl!!

andrea - July 13, 2012 - 12:02 am

LOVE the hair!

andrea - July 13, 2012 - 12:02 am

LOVE the hair!

Dawn Ulseth - July 13, 2012 - 12:18 am

Love this girl!

Vanessa - July 13, 2012 - 12:45 am

Very pretty!!!

Christine B - July 13, 2012 - 12:50 am

WOW! Gorgeous!!!

Melinda B - July 13, 2012 - 1:23 am

My Heart Goes Pitty Pat over this Beauty..WoW!

Keiran - July 13, 2012 - 1:29 am

Love little Claire 🙂

Lesley Wheeler - July 13, 2012 - 3:28 am

Love her!

Kimberly - July 13, 2012 - 3:34 am

Just beautiful! Our dream doll. 🙂

Kimberly Yanovak - July 13, 2012 - 3:34 am

beautiful- her hair is perfect!

Katherine - July 13, 2012 - 3:41 am

So cute!

Chloe - July 13, 2012 - 4:16 am

Gorgeous!

dawn dangelo - July 13, 2012 - 4:22 am

love

Susan r. - July 13, 2012 - 4:30 am

Beauty!

Michelle C - July 13, 2012 - 4:46 am

Please! Please! Me!

Jenny S - July 13, 2012 - 5:00 am

She is a beauty!

Lasiandra - July 13, 2012 - 5:05 am

What a delightful doll.

sarah f - July 13, 2012 - 5:10 am

yes please 🙂

Kelly W - July 13, 2012 - 5:10 am

my <3

Margaret - July 13, 2012 - 5:13 am

Love!

Georgina - July 13, 2012 - 5:18 am

Beautiful face, beautiful hair, beautiful outfit!

Aimee - July 13, 2012 - 5:23 am

Soooo cute 🙂

Karen Robohm - July 13, 2012 - 5:25 am

Eeep

Amie - July 13, 2012 - 5:27 am

this girl is precious!<3

Jennifer L. - July 13, 2012 - 5:46 am

Amazing amazing amazing!! Would love her!!

Susana - July 13, 2012 - 5:47 am

My daughter is SO into rainbows – we would love her to bits!!

Stefanie Grissom - July 13, 2012 - 5:49 am

Would love to have her!

Nikki K - July 13, 2012 - 5:59 am

so cute <3 <3 <3

Gina Jones - July 13, 2012 - 6:15 am

My daughter told me this is her dream doll – she would make a great addition to our home!

Molly Casey Duffy - July 13, 2012 - 6:29 am

We’d love a rainbow haired girl to come to our house!

Talisha - July 13, 2012 - 6:32 am

Dreamy! Love her!

Bonnie - July 13, 2012 - 6:42 am

Love her love her love her! And my daughters name is Clare!

christina - July 13, 2012 - 6:47 am

Such cool hair!

Rebecca GM - July 13, 2012 - 7:02 am

Adorable!

jennifer Christman - July 13, 2012 - 7:11 am

love,love,love

Joni - July 13, 2012 - 7:19 am

What a beauty!

Caitlin Gossen - July 13, 2012 - 7:23 am

She’s such a beauty!

Jennifer - July 13, 2012 - 7:31 am

Rainbow heaven!

Angel - July 13, 2012 - 7:39 am

OMG she is BEAUTIFUL!!! would love to have her come live with us! Gorgeous and thank you for the chance!

Angela Simpson - July 13, 2012 - 7:41 am

Adorable!

Janice - July 13, 2012 - 7:43 am

Rainbow deliciousness!

Kim C - July 13, 2012 - 7:50 am

I think one of these rainbow girls would complete us! Wow, Claire is gorgeous!

Marina - July 13, 2012 - 7:50 am

She is so adorable!

Maya S - July 13, 2012 - 8:04 am

We adore her 🙂

Jeanne - July 13, 2012 - 8:05 am

beautiful 🙂

Tammy - July 13, 2012 - 8:12 am

What a cutie

Aubrey W - July 13, 2012 - 8:17 am

pretty girl!

Sue Llewellyn - July 13, 2012 - 8:19 am

Today is my birthday so I’m hoping I am lucky. She is just darling and my granddaughters love anything that is rainbow colored!

Shelly Gudmunsen - July 13, 2012 - 8:26 am

She’s lovely!

Amanda Lewis - July 13, 2012 - 8:37 am

She’s gorgeous!

Teresa - July 13, 2012 - 8:40 am

Rainbow!!!

Kelly Strine - July 13, 2012 - 8:43 am

This is my most favorite girl yet! So perfect!

Amy N - July 13, 2012 - 8:43 am

So Cute!

Jen Vivolo - July 13, 2012 - 8:45 am

Love her dreads!

Adelaida - July 13, 2012 - 8:46 am

Just beautiful!

Tabatha - July 13, 2012 - 8:50 am

Would love her 🙂

Sharla - July 13, 2012 - 8:51 am

LOve her hair!

Laura Taylor - July 13, 2012 - 8:52 am

Love her!!!

Shana - July 13, 2012 - 8:55 am

Adorable!

Jenny - July 13, 2012 - 8:55 am

Thanks for the chance!

Jen E - July 13, 2012 - 8:55 am

Thanks.

Michelle Q - July 13, 2012 - 9:00 am

Sp pretty <3

Sara H - July 13, 2012 - 9:06 am

LOVE her!

Tanya - July 13, 2012 - 9:07 am

Dreamy rainbow baby!!!

JW - July 13, 2012 - 9:07 am

Me please!

Jamie M. W. - July 13, 2012 - 9:07 am

We’d love for Claire to come play with us! Her spunky hair and green eyes are just perfect for our daughter Green!

Kelly - July 13, 2012 - 9:12 am

So cute!

Eleanor - July 13, 2012 - 9:13 am

Oh, I love her!

Deidra Jones - July 13, 2012 - 9:14 am

LovIn the rainbow!

Lisa SF - July 13, 2012 - 9:33 am

*swoon* – she is PERFECT!!!! I love her!

katie gregg - July 13, 2012 - 9:35 am

<3 her!!!

Shelly M - July 13, 2012 - 9:39 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

Tammy Dean - July 13, 2012 - 9:40 am

beautiful as ever!

Chrystel - July 13, 2012 - 9:44 am

adorable

JillRB - July 13, 2012 - 9:48 am

such a sweetie!

Trish B. - July 13, 2012 - 10:12 am

we’d love her!

Nic - July 13, 2012 - 10:18 am

Cute!

Mary Elizabeth - July 13, 2012 - 10:27 am

<3

Krista - July 13, 2012 - 10:34 am

She is bright and beautiful 🙂

Barbie - July 13, 2012 - 10:36 am

We love Claire!

Mary - July 13, 2012 - 10:36 am

Beautiful

Lyndsey - July 13, 2012 - 10:39 am

She is SOOO darling!

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15″ Serendipity – Walt

This is Walt. He has dark skin, hair made with mohair and wool yarns in a black color with black dreadlocks and green eyes. He is wearing the pictured outfit, underpants and wool felt shoes.

His price is $245.00 USD, plus shipping costs

These dolls measure approximately 15″ in height.  They are hand made with wool, cotton, and lots of love.  Skin tones and color of clothing may vary slightly because of circumstances beyond our control due to lighting and various computer monitor settings.  Made by team Bamboletta in Canada.

These dolls are intended for children ages 3 and up.

Comments will be closed on Friday, July 13th at 11am PDT.  The chosen buyer will be selected randomly and then will be contacted by email and sent a PayPal invoice.  Please make sure your email matches your PayPal email.  ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD.  If no payment is received within 24 hours of receiving invoice, opportunity to purchase this doll will be given to the next random number chosen. If you see you comment is awaiting confirmation, it means we have to manually approve it.

Jennifer I. - July 12, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Stud <3

Hanna - July 12, 2012 - 7:47 pm

He is just soooo cute! My little guy would love him!

kali - July 12, 2012 - 7:49 pm

we have his sister, Elara, who has been an only for 2 years exactly!

Janet - July 12, 2012 - 8:07 pm

Aaaawwwwww. So cute!

deborah b. - July 12, 2012 - 8:47 pm

OH MY GOSH! i have been holding out for the perfect boy doll to join our family. here he is! fingers crossed, fate!!!!!!!!!

Linda Greenwood - July 12, 2012 - 8:59 pm

What a handsome young man……….

jenna - July 12, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Love his dark cuteness

Linda JT - July 12, 2012 - 10:21 pm

You named him after Walt from Lost, didn’t you!?!? Love him.

Robynn - July 12, 2012 - 10:29 pm

Walt: you are so handsome!! Come live with us please!!

Keiran - July 13, 2012 - 1:30 am

The perfect partner for our Willow! 🙂

Jessica james - July 13, 2012 - 3:46 am

Too cute!!

Jenny - July 13, 2012 - 5:20 am

I want him, please please please!

Jennifer - July 13, 2012 - 7:32 am

Boys are the best!

Angel - July 13, 2012 - 7:41 am

We have been wanting a boy for a few years now!!! He would be perfect his new Momma is Korean and he would be a perfect LOVE FIT!!! thanks much!!!!

Angela Simpson - July 13, 2012 - 7:43 am

He looks like my son we adopted from Haiti! Love love him

Teresa - July 13, 2012 - 8:42 am

Handsome fellow!

Michelle - July 13, 2012 - 8:58 am

Hes adorable! We’d love our first boy!

Michelle Q - July 13, 2012 - 9:06 am

Co cute!

Jen Vivolo - July 13, 2012 - 9:51 am

super cutie pie

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