Monthly Archives: January 2009

‘…but I really think it’s for me’

I hear this expression from moms (and grannies, and aunties) at least once during almost every custom order I fill. Then there are the emails after the doll has arrived with ‘but, I secretly want to just keep it for me – I don’t know if I can give it to her/him’. These emails always […]

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Meike - January 23, 2009 - 3:30 am

Lol, yeah, I hear you on that last one! It’s almost always the dads who object to the price, isn’t it?

Lauren T. - January 23, 2009 - 4:05 am

Laughing here…. We frequently drool over the dolls in my house, dreaming of the someday to come, and my youngest, sweet Ella will say “will you buy me one Mom?” and I say “sure, will you buy ME one?” and she says “OK, pick one out Mom, which one do you want?”…. I couldn’t agree more… what mother wouldn’t want one of these precious dolls! They are so gorgeous!

Cate - January 23, 2009 - 5:50 am

He he he! I am one of those mama’s that loves her Bamboletta as much as her babies. Big kisses to you sweet Christina.

Naomi - January 23, 2009 - 6:10 am

When I was under the weather a while back, Roo gave me her Bamboletta to sleep with and I must admit she hasn’t found her way back to the bunk bed yet! Sad but true. Roo comes upstairs and fixes her hair and loves on her but she says mommy needs the extra loving and “you can pretend you’re hugging me all night because she has my hair color and she looks like me.” Isn’t that sweet? Jasper points to her and goes “girl” which I also love.

cheryl - January 23, 2009 - 8:53 am

I do the shopping and it’s true about the dad’s, but I must say when he sees the love that goes into the making and the attention that my daughter gives. Then you know its worth every penny and more, to have that warm snuggly feeling in your heart.

dottyspots - January 23, 2009 - 11:14 am

I really enjoy knitting things for my children’s dolls, so in a way they are as much for me as for them, they always get a goodnight kiss too ;0)

kiko - January 23, 2009 - 1:39 pm

I think most of the things I buy or make for my daughters are the reflection of what I would have loved as a little girl….and bamboletta would definitely make that list of things! One day, I would really love to get one custom made for ME and maybe I might share it with my 3 daughters, maybe.

admin - January 23, 2009 - 9:46 pm

i have a very special doll made by a good friend that i have in my workshop – it’s one of my favorite things 🙂 thanks for the comments friends!

andrea - January 24, 2009 - 8:52 pm

um, i slept with my son’s doll last night…ahem. of course, if he would have wanted to sleep with it i would have been elated! but i just couldn’t have her sleep alone. she is the closest thing i have to a daughter at this point-lol! she is a doll that i made for him-but who are we really kidding? it was a process and product that is equally enjoyed by both of us.

[…] is a little series that I’m writing about the dolls. This post, ‘but I really think its for me’, was the first post I did in the series. Stay tuned for ‘how to do boys with dolls – from my […]

Michelle - January 16, 2010 - 7:49 pm

I am so getting one for myself! DH thinks Im nuts, but hes being cool about it.
I didnt do dolls as a young girl. So Im making up for it now.

Lucy Joins Project Somos , or, the Adventures of Lucy – Part 1

  Lucy and Tika, the night before Lucy heads off on her journey. I posted a bit yesterday about Heather and Project Somos. Today is the first installment of Lucy ( a Bamboletta that I made for their journey – she is my ambassador!) joining Heather and Greg on their journey to Guatemala. I will […]

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erin - January 18, 2009 - 9:55 am

adios lucy – que le vaya bien.

Jesse & Juana - January 18, 2009 - 12:22 pm

OH MAN!!! is that your dog? Looks just like my last dog, the best EVER!!!! please, please, i need to know about the dog!?!? name, age, size, where he/she is from…etc…ok, sorry this is a crazy post, but i was in love with my dog, gopher! thanks, juana

Naomi - January 18, 2009 - 4:03 pm

Lucy’s travel ensemble is adorable… love the cords peeking out!

Have a safe trip and I hope you find the perfect site for your amazing village.

Roseanne Perkins - January 18, 2009 - 5:28 pm

I had never heard of this project before but I love what they had to say on their website. Sounds like a great idea. I’ll have to look into it some more. Happy trails to Lucy!

Heather - January 18, 2009 - 7:18 pm

Tika is a corgi-shephard cross and is two years old. She is THE best, smartest dog ever and we’re heartbroken that she isn’t coming with us to Guatemala this trip. Her future role will be Village Puppy as she is awesome with kids. Does lots of tricks too!
Thanks for the well wishes. So excited to have you all following along!

Julie - January 19, 2009 - 3:27 pm

Looks like Lucy is on a journey of super importance, what a wonderful project. I am really looking forward to reading more….X

nathalie - January 23, 2009 - 8:43 pm

what an amazing journey they will have. the world need people like them. they will have such positive impact on the children. just amazing@

Come visit me to learn more about pencil toppers…

[…]bamboletta: natural, handcrafted companions for little ones – » Blog Archive » Lucy Joins Project Somos , or, the Adventures of Lucy – Part 1[…]…

Skulls and Band-aids

          This is one of my most favorite dolls. She is a custom doll for a customer in Toronto – who wanted a doll to reflect her rock and roll-ness. The requests for a black sweater and skull and crossbones made me smile – this is a doll I’d make for my daughter. Then I’d […]

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Naomi - January 16, 2009 - 10:04 pm

She is so cool! I’d totally hang out with her… but I agree about the fairy dress for special occasions!

Monica - January 16, 2009 - 10:16 pm

The personality is why I love our dolls. Even though I was on your Christmas custom list…I knew that Gracon was our boy the second I saw him. I could not have described him better to you. *He* was the baby for my Bear.

I am excited to see this years dolls…and to either order mine via custom or see her in your shop and just know she’s mine! 🙂

Amber - January 16, 2009 - 10:26 pm

I can relate to being overwhelmed in the band-aid aisle. Too much choice can be confusing!

And that really is a rockin’ doll. 🙂

kiko - January 16, 2009 - 11:04 pm

The doll with skull reminds me of my friend. In fact, I just made her a little canvas bag and on her bag was a leopard print accent and I embroidered a skull and crossbones as well! I completely agree about what you said…”my best work is when I know what people want but I am left with ‘creative license” This bag I made for my friend was exactly that….

admin - January 17, 2009 - 11:12 am

I sent this doll out yesterday and was a little sad –
Thanks everyone for the compliments 🙂 Hope you all have a good weekend!

Cate - January 17, 2009 - 2:28 pm

Christina I think you are right she rocks!
I agree with the making things more simplified, I have found myself in the same position so many times lately having moved from a small country town, where choices were limited and far easier, to the ‘big smoke’ and constantly being overwhelmed with too many options.
It’s just about making things more organic, simply put, you have beautiful taste in all that you do, so your options come from the heart, it’s going to be an easy choice from now on.

admin - January 17, 2009 - 3:04 pm

Thanks Cate. One of my favorite things about being pregnant was the clothing. Seriously. I liked that there were only a few shops to buy from. I ended up with clothing that I’d never buy normally, but looked great.SOmetimes there are just too many choices 🙂

Julie - January 17, 2009 - 3:42 pm

This is the COOLEST doll ever…… Your work is so wonderful and inspiring, i love your blog too!! X

cheryl - January 17, 2009 - 4:09 pm

She is so rockin. I just love the hair though. Great work as always. Keeps the creative juices flowin when someone requests something and you pull it off without a hitch. Thats amazing!

Christine - January 18, 2009 - 11:19 am

She’s so cool! I bet the girl receiving her will be thrilled. I think it’s a good idea to offer limited choices. The people who want something special (like this rockchick!) done for them will approach you directly anyway.


CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) - January 20, 2009 - 9:16 am

I love it! It gives me ideas for a future companion for my little guys.

Cheryl A - January 20, 2009 - 6:19 pm

That is wicked hair! I promise to give you tonnes of creative license when I order my first doll.

Camille Fargo - January 27, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Oh Wow! I love her! I can’t wait to see the doll you make for Julia. I am so excited. Hee! Hee! It’s like Christmas. You know, I think it really IS for me, but I promise – I’ll give it to her. 🙂

dottyspots - January 28, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Ah, she’d definetely be a doll I’d choose for me too 🙂 Mind you, it seems I’d want most of the dolls you make 😉

New Adventures

My great friend Heather is on her way to Guatemala today. She is there to lay the foundations for her Project Somos, an eco-village for orphaned and abandoned children. Heather has been working so hard on this project and has had amazing success fundraising and raising awareness around this project. I have so much admiration […]

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Monica - January 17, 2009 - 9:08 am

wow! That is awesome. I’d love to see a picture of Lucy…will you be chronicling her travels here by chance?

admin - January 17, 2009 - 11:07 am

Hi Monica 🙂 I’ll be following Lucy on her journey and writting about it on the blog. I look forward to seeing where she ends up!

Heather - January 17, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Lucy is on her way! We started our journey yesterday. It starts with a two week drive south; visiting family and friends along the way. On February 3rd we fly to Guatemala out of Dallas, Texas. Our goals for this trip are to find a piece of land to purchase so that we can start building the children’s village, register our society, register to receive children, etc. etc. The list is LONG. We’ll be taking photos of Lucy every step of the way and posting them on Facebook and on our blog. And of course sending them back to Bamboletta headquarters! lots of love, Heather and Lucy

admin - January 17, 2009 - 3:11 pm

Thanks for the update Heather 🙂 I’ll be doing a post soon with the updated pics-this is so fun!

cheryl - January 17, 2009 - 4:21 pm

It would be great fun if you made a childrens book telling of Lucys journey. Get it published, so that children could read about her adventures. Also being aware of the problems in the world and the solution that could help make a difference. Above all the sale of this book should benifit
the project…Just send me an autographed copy for this great idea.

Kate - January 19, 2009 - 8:03 am

Wow! I looked at Project Somos site. They look fantastic!
I’ve done some volunteer work in Rwanda and Uganda, and love hearing about exciting projects…
Thanks for sharing!

Steph S - March 6, 2011 - 5:42 am

Safe travels to Lucy and Heather. Will be following the adventure! xo

Nicole Romeo - March 6, 2011 - 7:03 am

Sounds awesome!!! It can only bring amazing things to you and those women!!

Abby - March 6, 2011 - 7:11 am

people like Heather make me want to do more with my life!

Ingrid - March 6, 2011 - 5:47 pm

cannot wait for more adventures from Lucida! It’s a wonderful thing you and Heather are doing. I hope the news follows up to show the progress of Project Somos. It’s such an inspiring story.


Its a short one tonight – Jasper is not wanting to sleep! Fabric winner is.. Cynthia #3 is my favorite =) And the winner of Jasmyn is.. Christine Schmidt These dolls are amazing!! Very beautiful–what a talent!! I have five girls–one in particular who would give much love & care to sweet Jasmyn!! I’ll be […]

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Cate - January 16, 2009 - 12:24 am

Well done and happiness to the winners!

kiko - January 16, 2009 - 9:53 am

YAY for the winners! and boohoo for me! Maybe next time!

Monica - January 16, 2009 - 9:54 am

Congratulations winners!! Oh, what happy mail you’ll be receiving!

Thank you so much for such a fun opportunity Christina!!

cheryl - January 16, 2009 - 12:24 pm

What a great day to add sunshine to someones day…Thank you CHristina for a fun filled january.

erika~ inspired mama musings - January 17, 2009 - 11:37 pm

YaY!! huge congrats winners! 🙂

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