Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Time For Back To School AND A GIVEAWAY!!

The Kids are headed back to school and I bet there are a bunch of lonely dolls out there. We hope to cheer them all up with this Great back to school give-away!
To enter you need to leave a comment below with a joke. Two entries per household and the giveaway will end on September 17th at 9pm PST.
This is what we've put together for you!! First is a sweet little dress with GREAT red boots... every doll needs a back to school outfit. You will also get a red wool coat with gray wool mittens and a red back pack with a black scottie dog button!... gotta have a way to carry your stuff!! Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner ;-)

reggie (and Hillary too)


Thank you all soooo very much for the jokes! You kept me smiling and laughing! We will do this again soon!!

Random.org had choosen our winner!!

Janice said...
What do you call a blind Bambi with no legs?Still no ideer!(how many people groaned after those ones??) :)Thanks, Reggie for the great giveaway!
September 7, 2010 6:24 PM

Monday, September 6, 2010

When The Shoe Doesn't Fit

I thought I'd start off my first REAL blog post with a bit about myself...

My love for sewing and handwork began when I was very young. My grandmother would hand me bags full of scrap material and let me play on her sewing machine making WONDERFUL creations for my dolls. In High School I often found myself in trouble for knitting during my history class rather than paying attention. Time progressed, I got married, had children and of course HAD to sew for them! I became involved in the local Waldorf Community and really enjoyed the principals and ideas that I was surrounded by. I decided to make my girls Waldorf Dolls of their own and even made a few which I later sold on ebay (this was before etsy). I really enjoyed the process of creating on my sewing machine. During this time the American Girl dolls were really becoming a craze... my girls loved them too and I developed my own pattens and sewed for them as well. I have sold some of my creations on ebay and in local Waldorf Schools, and smaller independently owned toy stores... and then came etsy! This is where Christina the creator of Bamboletta found me and our relationship began...

I think I can safely say that one of the big reasons we love Waldorf Dolls as much as we do is because of the individuality that each doll possesses. Each doll is a unique creation developed from the minds of some very talented individuals and with that said each doll is different. I have done my best to keep up with all of the new doll makers and develop clothing that will fit most of them but because each doll is so different in size and shape (even from the same doll makers) sometimes stuff doesn't fit... I want you all to know that I am very much willing to help if you have purchased one of my creations and for some reason it doesn't fit your doll please contact me! I will either exchange it or refund your money. Sewing brings me so much joy, part of that joy is in the knowledge that your children will have beautiful quality doll clothes for their special friends!

For now I know that my 15 inch clothing fits both 15 inch Bambolettas and Drangonfly Hallow dolls. Hillary and I also discovered that the Bamboletta Little Buddy 10 inch clothes also fit the 11 inch Apple Treehouse Dolls (we were very excited about this!!).

I hope this little blog post gives you some insight into my business and how it all began. I really enjoy what I do and interacting with all of you!! Watch for Hillary's post tomorrow night for our big back to school giveaway!! Start thinking of your best jokes :-)