How can you make so many in a week ?!?


I get this asked of me a LOT – I think some people may think it is just me – I’m not sure. Well it’s not just me – if this were the case I’d be able to make about 4 dolls a week with all the sewing and sewing that goes into making a doll.  There are 6 of us in the shop (not including me) and we do all the prep work – so we get all the doll bodies sewn and stuffed, we combine and cut the doll hair and then we get the dollies back, I put on the faces – then the hair cutting, dressing, blushing, pictures – upload then packing takes place. It’s a lot of work. The doll assembly is done by my lovely sewing mamas. They receive their dolls on Mondays in sort of a package of bits , hair and arms and a body, and they sew the dolls together. I LOVE getting dolls back on Mondays – I don’t think I’ll ever tire from going over the dolls and seeing who sewed who. Each sewing mama has such a signature – they’ve been trained to sew ‘the same’ but each puts their own little spin on it – how can they not? That is the beauty of handmade!

So, I can’t take the credit and I’m not some sort of sewing super woman – there are about 23 of us all together sewing, stuffing, hugging and knitting the dolls to life. These ladies love making dolls and love that they’ve had a little part in your child’s life. When they come in on Mondays we chat about a particular cute doll pic on Facebook they saw or if they saw the doll they made in some child’s arms and about how their week went – chit chat really. We have got such a neat thing going on – these ladies infuse love into what they do.

So, it’s not just me and THEY are the reason why we can make this many a week. I’m not wanting to get (much) bigger (aside from more Little Buddies) – the clothing and dolls we make each week feels just about right. A lot but very managable – I feel like if I were to go bigger then something would be lost if that makes sense? Anyhow – the reason why we are able work and make dollies is because of all you ladies out there. Thank you SO much for your amazing support! Never in a million years did I think this would happen!








10 responses to “How can you make so many in a week ?!?”

  1. Shannon Goldrich Avatar
    Shannon Goldrich

    I think what you all do is amazing! The dolls are that much more special to know they have been made with love, when I am lucky enough to find my daughters special girl I think it would be wonderful to know who lovingly sewed her to life!!!!

  2. Mandy M. Avatar

    You are a fabulous bunch of ladies (and gentleman). You are so lucky to have such a group of people with the same passion for what you love. I am captivated by your company. Keep up the good work!

  3. Tammy G. Avatar
    Tammy G.

    You are all incredible! You put so much loving tender care into each and every darling little girl/boy you make. We look forward to the day we can bring one of your creations into our home for my little girl to love. Thank you all!

  4. Deborah Johnston Avatar
    Deborah Johnston

    I LOVE this! I love handmade items. And I love stuff made with Love. These dolls are worth every pennie and thank you for making as many as you can.

  5. Kinda Avatar

    That’s one of the things I love about your business – that it has all “just happened” – okay, maybe not “just”, obviously a lot of hard work involved – but the evolution of your business as you tell it just seems so natural and like it was all meant to be.

  6. Carrie Mc W Avatar
    Carrie Mc W


  7. Karen W. Avatar
    Karen W.

    What a great image! So nice to know each one is really handmade with lots of love! It must be a fabulous feeling to wake up everyday and do something you love… that also happens to bring smiles to so many people. I still have the Raggedy Ann doll from when I was a little girl. She is discolored from drool, has her two legs pinned on and literally two strands of yarn hair on her head. That girl was soooo loved. I suspect many Bambolettas will grow up with such a story and will be something a mama can give (or share) with her little one someday… Perhaps with more hair and no pins 😉

  8. Rebecca jennison Avatar
    Rebecca jennison

    Have really enjoyed reading your blog pistes this week!!

  9. Donna W. Avatar
    Donna W.

    What a great job you all have!

  10. Bridget Avatar

    I adore seeing your “action” shots of your workshop and hearing how it all comes together. What a wonderful exciting business to be in. Enjoy every moment of it. We all certainly do!

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