Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bamboletta (and friends) for Haiti Raffle Winners!

Winner of Hailey and her goodies is…. 1366 Stephanie M !!! Winner of Holly and her goodies is….1773 Julie R!! I will be contacting you both in a little bit. A HUGE congrats goes to each and every one of you who participated in this raffle. We raised $9,787.78!!! Hoot! I can’t believe that in […]

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Wendie - January 20, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Congrats girls! I’m happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Leah Killian - January 20, 2010 - 4:02 pm

YEA! What a wonderful total! I can’t believe how successful this was! Congrats to the winners. . .I’m only a little jealous lol! Christina- you are a truly wonderful person!

Jennifer - January 20, 2010 - 4:02 pm

Congratulations,mamas!! Thank you, Christina, for pulling this all together. This is awesome, just awesome…

colleen Bak - January 20, 2010 - 4:05 pm

YAY!!! Huge congrats to the winners and to Bamboletta for organizing such a wonderful charitable event.

Kerry Harris - January 20, 2010 - 4:08 pm

Oh, man! My first ticket was #1367 — so close, yet so far away!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Congratulations to the winners, and also to you, Christina, and all your Bamboletta helpers! Great job!!

carey - January 20, 2010 - 4:09 pm

this is superb! Congrats to the new Bambo-Mamas! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jennifer - January 20, 2010 - 4:09 pm

Congrats to the winners!!!

Rachelle - January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Congrats to the winners!!!! I can’t believe Paypal was not okay with this….

Amy Ellis - January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Oh, so fun seeing these pictures……truly amazing what you did and for the people of Haiti. Congratulations to the new mamas……..thank you again Christina. You are a beautiful person inside and out.

Leanne - January 20, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations ladies:)

Audra Costello - January 20, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Wow! Thanks so much for organizing this.

Michelle - January 20, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Congrats to the winners! What a wonderful thing to be a part of.

Teryn - January 20, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Yay winners ! And yay everybody — thanks so much Christina for doing this !!

Krysta - January 20, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Wahooo!! Big congrats to you both!!! You must be so stoked!!

Candy - January 20, 2010 - 4:29 pm

So wonderful to raise so much! Congrats ladies and all of us as well for the warming of our hearts and the hope in our souls.

Stacy - January 20, 2010 - 4:29 pm

Congrats mamas! And yay for the money raised for Haiti!!

cheryl - January 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Yippie! to the winners Stephanie and Julie!!! Thank you Christina and all the others who helped in making this a successfully fun for all!

ingrid - January 20, 2010 - 4:43 pm

i know it was a lot of work but it looked like so much fun! Yay for Haiti!

sue - January 20, 2010 - 5:45 pm

WOW Christina! What a great success!!
You have such great customer and a huge following!
Great job everyone!!! :0)

Amy - January 20, 2010 - 5:51 pm

What an amazing gift you are giving Christina!!!! Congrats to the winners!!!!

Maddie - January 24, 2010 - 11:07 am

Congratulations to the winning girls! So sorry I missed this (hey, but this is what you get if you miss out on a couple of Bamboletta-days :-))! Well done everyone!

Colleen - January 27, 2010 - 9:17 am

wow, that is fantastic!

Boots For Women - November 20, 2011 - 3:18 am

Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The whole look of your site is fantastic, as smartly as the content material!

Bamboletta For Haiti

UPDATE JAN 20th – the raffle is now over and we are calculating the total raised ๐Ÿ™‚ Winner will be announced at 3pm PST! (don’t want to keep the eastcoasters up all night if I don’t have to!) I’m sure many of you are aware of the fundraising raffle we are doing on the shop […]

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cheryl - January 19, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Thanks to all of you guys for making this a bit more fun by your generosity.

colleen - January 19, 2010 - 3:44 pm

hi. your dolls are beautiful! i was thinking of buying a raffle for holly (already bought one for hailey), but can not find it on the site. please help. ๐Ÿ™‚

Michelle - January 19, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Unbelievable how high its going, so fast. So nice to be a part of.
Thanks to all that have donated their time and items for these sweet dollies.

Michelle - January 20, 2010 - 9:35 am

I had to go back to get JUST ONE MORE TICKET! Way to go with the raffle, its skyrocketing So fast.

mominco - January 31, 2010 - 12:54 pm

What an awesome thing to do.I am sorry I missed this,I was busy taking my son to the Dr’s appt.We have had a rough couple months.Atleast I donated to the Clinton/Bush fund for Haiti.

Purchasing a doll also known as “OMG! DID I GET IT?!”

Fantastic title by Petra! This is by no way a guarantee! I just wanted to share some tips on how to make the process much smoother – level the playing field out a bit.. These tips apply to the ‘Ready to Go Home’ย  dolls.. I’ve decided that I’ll be posting most dolls at scheduled times […]

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Michelle - January 12, 2010 - 11:18 am

This will make things tons simpler! Thanks so much.

Amber - January 12, 2010 - 11:20 am

These are good tips. I am thrilled for you that your work is in such high demand – rightly so! But it’s pretty crazy when you’re in the rush of the doll buying. You sell out faster than hot concert tickets, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

shannon - January 12, 2010 - 11:59 am

ok this helps a lot!!im gonna get one im gonna get one I can feel it in my soul!!!

Kristina - January 12, 2010 - 12:24 pm

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can……!!!!

Abbie - February 6, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Thanks for some fantastic tips, Now to put them to good practise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Hoodee – by Ingrid

Many of you know Ingrid from Facebook – she is always so helpful and – really, I think,ย  she knows about as much about Bamboletta as I do- love Ingrid! Well, now there is even MORE reason’s to love Ingrid – she has been so kind as to make up a pattern for her infamous […]

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Lillie tate - January 11, 2010 - 9:05 pm

I would like a blonde with light skin and freckles. a small nose and long hair Straight.
18 inches please

Jenny - January 11, 2010 - 9:51 pm

So cute; I can’t wait to knit this up for our soon-to-come Bamboletta! Thanks for sharing it, Ingrid.

Tia McFarlane - January 11, 2010 - 10:22 pm

This is awesome, I’m going to hone up my new skills and then start working on one for my sons future Bambo boy. I’m a hoodie girl so these are great!! Thanks Ingrid. Trying to learn to read patterns makes me in awe of people who can design them.

serena - January 11, 2010 - 10:44 pm

Love the colorwork in the grey sweater! Can’t wait to make one of my own (maybe just a solid colored one though)

Cecilia - January 11, 2010 - 11:18 pm

Thank you so very much for sharing these directions. Have tried many times on my own without success. So much appreciated!

admin - January 12, 2010 - 12:09 am

ohh – i wish it was this easy Lillie! i have one more custom upload tomorrow before i take a bit of a break from them.

Ramona - January 12, 2010 - 4:08 am

that#s what I will do. a hoodee. thank you and ingrid!

Michelle - January 12, 2010 - 6:56 am

Makes me want to try my hand at knitting. HAH! That would be a nightmare, Im sure. So who is going to make them and sell them? Probably my only recourse.

Shannon - January 12, 2010 - 12:49 pm

I love this hoodie pattern, but any suggestions on adjusting the pattern for an 18″ doll??? I’m just not sure how the proportions are different between the 15″ and the 18″ and I’m not an accomplished enough knitter to just “wing it.” Any help would be appreciated! I love, love, love the design!

cheryl - January 12, 2010 - 3:45 pm

So now here is a skill I must learn, Thank you Ingrid, Are you going to make a youtube video for the knitting challenged?

Gea - January 16, 2010 - 3:29 am

what a beautifull pattern,
but i can not open this ๐Ÿ™
what i’m doing wrong??

greetz Gea

Altadena - February 2, 2010 - 8:21 pm

great pattern, I will post my pictures on Ravelry

raquel - February 3, 2010 - 7:58 am

I do not understand this pattern at all!
Any way a more detailed version with pictures or row stitch counts could be made available?
Can’t get past the RS, WS 2,3 row pattern for the hood! I can knit, but this is so confusing!
If anyone out there reading this has successfully made this I would appreciate any explanations or pictures!

ingrid - February 6, 2010 - 1:12 am

Hi Raquel. i just sent you and email. hopefully I can help:)

clement - February 22, 2010 - 8:42 am

bonjour recherche habit de poupee environ 55 cm a faire au tricot si vous avez des explications il seront les bienvenues mais svp en fracais merci

Linda - December 10, 2011 - 8:02 am

As if you even put so much attention to detail in this pattern to make it for boys or girls by making buttonholes on both sides. Nice Ingrid!

Jolie - November 19, 2012 - 8:09 am

Hi, I’m not able to access the Hoodee pattern anymore – is it still available, please? Thanks!

Ashlee - December 7, 2012 - 12:53 pm

I had this bookmarked, and now that I have learned to knit it is gone ๐Ÿ™ Anyone care to share with us? PLEASE! you can email me

Sara Nicole - January 14, 2013 - 9:13 am

When I click the link to the pattern it takes me to your main page! I had this file before but lost it. Is there anyway of getting another copy?


Shruti - April 2, 2013 - 10:42 am


I would love this pattern, but it has been unavailable for a few months now. Any ideas on when this might be available again?

Sharon - April 22, 2013 - 6:42 pm

Any chance the hoodee pattern will be up again?

Sara - July 30, 2013 - 8:37 am

Also hoping for the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

year end…

right before the holidays – this place had dolls everywhere!! I’ve had a few weeks off to celebrate the season with the family and to think about things – all sorts of things. I took a good chunk of time to really think about Bamboletta and to reflect about what has happened this year and […]

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Aubrey - January 9, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I am not so great with facebook, so I love when you blog! Glad to hear you rested during the holidays and I am excited to see where you are going with all your crazy success! We are in love, still, with all our wee lovelies. I still look at your shop all the time, although I really need to stop. But, with our new little one on the way (#4!), I think maybe s/he might need a Bamboletta, too, right??? Take care!! xo

Leanne - January 10, 2010 - 12:00 am

I’m so glad you had a great holiday break. I’m sure you had a lot of fun with your family. Your dolls have brought so much happiness to so many little ones this year, and I’m sure there will be even more in the year to come. I’m excited for you and the changes to come. Can’t wait to hear about everything!

Amy Ellis - January 10, 2010 - 8:27 am

Christina, So glad to have you back and so happy you had a wonderful holiday and much needed break. I can’t imagine if I would not have found out about your dolls…..they are truly amazing in so many ways. I am excited for you and all to come. Thank you for your kindness and being so wonderful. 2010 will be a wonderful year for you!!! xo

Amy Ellis - January 10, 2010 - 8:28 am

And I also need to add that I could look at this picture of the dolls….getting ready to go to their new homes….for HOURS!!!! Makes me so excited to look at….

Michelle - January 10, 2010 - 5:25 pm

Love seeing so many dolls laid out like that. How exciting!
Glad it was a wonderful year and I wish you many more!

cheryl - January 10, 2010 - 7:03 pm

So glad you had a good little break to enjoy family. I too love to see all the dolls going to their new homes. I also loved seeing all the children with the love of their lifes…Bambolettas!

Laura D - January 10, 2010 - 7:38 pm

I can’t wait to read more blogs. When I discovered you and your dolls, I spent a week reading through your old posts to your blog and I absolutely loved the experience. I can’t wait to read more.

Krysta - January 10, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Thanks for the shout out Chrissy ;)!! The last 8 months have been great and I am so excited to continue on!
Let’s go get some wings on Saturday!!!

ingrid - January 10, 2010 - 11:22 pm

Welcome back! You have been very missed. I’m reading this while munching on a Gingerama chocolate bar in one hand and with my new glittering Edward doll in the other. You know I’m gonna have to buy a Bambo if it comes up being named Robert, right? Or Pattison (as if that would fool anyone).

shelby - January 11, 2010 - 1:30 am

oh goodness! thank you for all that YOU do!

Stacy - January 11, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Thanks for the update Christina! Love the blog!! Keep it going!

Maddie - January 12, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Very wise of you to take some time out over the holidays to reflect on your year and think about the year to come. The last couple of months must have been pretty crazy. Like many a bamboletta-co-mother (can’t bear to call myself a bamboletta-granny for more than one reason ๐Ÿ˜‰ I keep checking the website often, just to enjoy the new babies. It is such a pleasure to see those lovely faces, all with their own uniqueness, their cute outfits etc etc.
But the mayhem on loading up day!! I gave a verbal account to my hubbie one day of how fast the dolls were being snatched up in the shop and he said he could just picture all those people getting really stressed out and high on adrenaline! This could be because he saw me when we received the confirmation of ours: very zen-like I was (not)!
Couldn’t agree more with all the ladies here though, Facebook is still a bit of a mystery to me (getting older? aaargh) so I love to read the blog; it seems more of a trusted oldieworldie letter!
Anyway, best of luck for you and your loved ones (this includes of course all the mama’s working with you) may 2010 be all you wish for.

Fabiola - January 13, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Dude, I don’t know how you do it?! Even with all that help…my brain hurts and my shoulders hurt just to think what it must entail to put such an amazing amount of love (in doll form) out there…seriously…even with the output each doll is pretty awesome…and that can only happen if everyone is on the same page…what an amazing team and support group you have! that and you must be really really devoted to all of it…sometimes I struggle with my orders…and I want to pour my creativity in other areas…and make stuff for my kids…and for my house…but the dolls are like this vortex that pulls me to it…I wish we could meet and have a cup of hot tea, in our cold basements, and talk dolls (or not for a change!)…best wishes to you and yours this year ๐Ÿ™‚ I will strive for balance…and cozy shoes for late night sewing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nichole - January 14, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Dear Christina,

I first had a reason to purchase one of your lovelies in May when I knew that my adopted newborn daughter needed her first blanket dollie. She’s loved that little one to pieces over the last several months. Now, I’m on a mission to score her her first real doll for her first birthday on March 17th!!!!

Finding our perfect bamboletta is beginning to sort of remind me of finding her. It took us years of trying to make our little family. But now, it’s just perfect. As it should be. So each week when I get that big fat negative while trying to pay for her doll, I’ll try to tell myself that all will end well in due time.

Thank you, thank you for your beautiful work and vision. We really do appreciate it.

Brenda Bell - February 21, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Dear Christina,
I hope you know how much you are appreciated! I don’t know how you get it all done, but it sounds like you have an amazing support staff there. I also know that everyone here supports you too! I just wanted to say Thank You again for all that you do. I hope that this year will be less stressful for you. I can’t wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with and I will be looking for my next purchase soon!!!! With Love to the Bamboletta Family!

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