Just a quicky to let my Vancouver ‘peeps’ know that I have a few dolls in Beansprouts on Main Street now. Angie , owner and all round rad gal, and I go back a few years – her store was one of the first that had Bambolettas in years ago. I feel as though the […]
Monthly Archives: August 2008
I had my Farmers Market this weekend at Trout Lake. John came with me this time, which was wonderful. He hasn’t done a market in about 4 years. Usually, it’s because he’s working but really I think it’s because I tend to get, well, a bit bossy when I’m doing these things. I need someone […]
Silly girl, of course it wasn’t a fluke! 🙂 Congrats on the wonderful sale, and on working so well together! It looks truly lovely. I’ve already had my birthday present as well, my husband bought me an awesome sewing machine, so I can’t ask him for a new camera anymore, unfortunately. 😉 Maybe next year! 😀
P.S. I love the story of the little guy and his doll… That’s what you all do it for in the end, isn’t it? Very, very sweet!
congrats on the awesome sales! aww, i just about cried reading the story of the little boy and the blanket doll :o)
Congratulations on the great market success!
Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun too !
Isn’t it great when you see that your husband is promoting your business? Mine has done it with my dolls and Baby Slings as well.
Heheheh… it’s so funny when he talks about why you should carry your baby in a sling and what the benefits are, and why I use sheep wool in my dolls.
That’s why we love them, right!! :0)
Wow, look at how empty your stall is!! Many congrats, that is just wonderful. What a great feeling that must be.
Now you need to produce even more for the next market (if there is one)!
PS: what a cute story. Why did the boy say “home” you think?
Congratulations! I would say that’s a good days work. And how nice that so many children have those beautiful dolls.
What a fantastic success! Your stall looked so lovely when you began, and so lovely (in a different way) when you were complete.
Let me say, once more, how much I wish I lived closer! I would love to have hugged each of those dolls!
Congratulations on such a successful weekend!
Yeah! What a wonderful weekend. John is such a keeper! Congrats on the new camera too.
You know, as the crow flies, I am pretty close to you. Just need to get my passport finally.
I’ve been busy getting ready for my Farmer’s Market this Saturday. The dolls take a long time to make, I’m sure that you all know that, but the dressing and tagging takes a long time too. I have a clothing section in my workroom with lots of baskets, each containing a type of clothing. So […]
Have a super successful weekend! I love doing our Farmer’s Market. The HR fabrics are so wonderful to play with. Go Christina!
Good luck on the Farmers Market Christina!
Boy, do I wish I had already baskets full of clothes for my dolls. That shows that you are so much more organized. Hmmm… I guess I should get more organized myself.
Love the fabrics!
I think the gift thing is a male handicap (with a few exceptions). They just don’t pay as much attention as we do. I think they don’t hear the hints that we give them, or they forget them as soon as they heard them. My hubby is the same. I learned that I have to drop bigger hints of what I would appreciate to my kids and they help in getting the word out. :0)
I was planning on coming to meet you this weekend, but I made a last minute decision to go to Nelson for a mini family reunion. Good luck at it, I hope you sell wonderfully again.
Thanks for the fabric link so cute! I am always on the prowl for more fabric, I went to a fabric sample sale last weekend and got tonnes (well technically 6 lbs)
I got a fly fishing rod once from my hubby, I kinda wanted it, but it turned out to be the worst because it has never been used. I can’t wait for Poppy to be old enough to tell Mark what Mommy wants 🙂
My birthday is next week and I asked my husband for a Cartier Love bracelet. Will I get it? Not a chance!! Lol. 🙂 It’s ok though, it wasn’t even a serious request because the price is just insane. I think the lamest gift I ever got was *nothing* this past Mother’s Day. Husband said I could get a new bike but when I mentioned which one I had chosen he said it was too expensive. I love him, really, but sometimes……haha.
I’m sure you’ll love the SLR. We have a Canon and it’s just the best. So much better than the “point-and-shoot” Sony we had before. It seems as though with this camera, all the pictures turn out great and indeed the colors are beautiful.
THAT is the picture for your advert!! There is something wonderful about the hand wrapped around her waist.
Happy Birthday, enjoy your camera!
I would have to agree with Alison,the photo above is stunning! The colors just seem to pop against this page. I think the best part of all is the little mommy behind the doll. Happy Birthday to you(very soon).
oh wow, farmers market! oh i wish i could be there to check it out and say hi. We were thinking of heading over to victoria area this weekend, but didnt work out and so we are headed to bowen island instead. maybe one day…
i love THAT picture for your advertisement! or perhaps some new shots with your new camera?
I too use a nikon slr – D50 and i love it. I am sure that having a new camera will inspire you in so many ways. you’ll see! xox.
John has done the honors and has picked a winner for my ‘Advice and Win a Doll’ contest. The lucky winner is Julie! I’ve emailed her already with the good news. It’s not my Julie that I talk about all the time BTW, it’s another Julie. I can’t begin to tell you all how much […]
Congratulations Julie! I’m thrilled for you!
Good luck Christina, choosing a doll for your ad…I imagine it *is* tough…with them all being such ooak little loves. Honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong. The each exude such personality. I’m excited to see what you choose. 🙂
I have missed most of the Olympic fanfare…my Bear has been just that…a bear. He doesn’t want to sleep, or ever be put down for that matter…so, we’re struggling at that time of night. 😉 I hope to catch some of it though!
I sure wish I were just a tad bit closer to you. I’d get my kiddos passports to see all the dolls in person…I’m going to miss oogling your etsy each Friday. I am on your Christmas custom list though, right? 😉
I watched the opening ceremonies, they’re always my favourite part of the Olympics. So much pomp, fanfare, and hopefulness. Although it felt less hopeful this time, and just more amazingly huge. I am curious to see what we do for 2010.
And I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that Sarah Brightman’s performance was scary. It totally gave me the heebie-jeebies. 😮
I saw some parts of the opening ceremony, it looked pretty impressive. Didn’t see Sarah Brightman though. I always think she has a beautiful voice, how was her singing?
Btw, I think you should pick the freckled doll for your ad (I’m plugging my choice again, haha)!
Kelly Ripa, I only know her from pictures online and mags, I saw one of her last week and she looked really really skinny. Perhaps her arms are not bigger but the rest of her got smaller. 😉 What does she do anyway (job I mean), she looks like a bit of a Barbie type to me.
I was thinking for the umpteenth time this morning about Etsy and opening a shop for myself and I concluded -again- that I think you’ve found such a good name for such a beautiful thing. My compliments!! I’m sure Bamboletta will become even more of a success in the future. I used to collect My Child dolls and your dolls remind me of those.
we watched a bit of the opening ceremony too, and i’ve been thinking the same thing.. how the opening ceremony here in vancouver will be. I hope it’s ok.. ugh! I love that birds nest stadium… wish they’d have the (balls) to do something a little not-so-safe like that here!!!
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Please see my last post to win a doll! Thanks for all the comments so far. Number 3, her name is Scarlett, looks to be in the clear lead. I’m going to repeat myself in saying that the winner of this contest will get a doll that matches up with their favorite. Contest closes Saturday […]
yay for you two! your mama is so great, and you look so cute enjoying your dinner!
Such wonderful pictures! Isn’t is great, the way grandparents can just swoop in and let you have a couple of hours of true you-time? I’ll have to remember that for when I’m old and grey and my kids have kids themselves (hopefully). Which should still be a loooong time from now, LOL!
P.S. It seems Scarlett snuck away during the night because she’s not living at Natural Pod anymore! I think she secretly took off to those lavender fields. 🙂
Ah, a diner for two. It has been a loooong time since my husband and I did that. We’ll get to it some day again. 🙂 Hope you had a great evening!
I really love that picture of the lavender field. It must smell awesome walking around there! Wouldn’t it be magic to sit in that gazebo with a cup of tea and dream…..
oooh yummy – mike and i had a 3-hour dinner sans kids there back in the spring for our anniversary.
we’re so lucky to have so much amazing food and drink surrounding us here.
…even if there is a sad lack of cheap sushi!
Love the pic of you eating – it is totally cute:)
arn’t the lavender fields so beautiful. We have some really close by too, she lets you come and pick your own from her field once year for free. I missed it this year…. 🙁 Grandparents are wonderful, my mom is watching Poppy a couple of times a week for a couple of hours so I can go do some exercise. I love that time.
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You go buy tickets and I’ll start packing. Will John still make the heads?
Can’t wait to see your window display. How awesome.
John will still make the heads. Around the corner from this studio is one of our favorite watering holes, from back in the day! I’m sure we could arrange it that he hangs out there and makes heads while we work.. xo C
You didn’t win a lottery and yet you reached that dream.