It's tempting to be selfish with this, but it's so wonderful I have to share with you! These Bamboletta dolls are so wonderful!
I've mentioned on FB that I never got the American Girl doll I longed for as a child, so maybe this has something to do with my decision to go after a Bamboletta. They're hand crafted (check), natural fibers (check) and too precious for words! (double check!) No plastic, no chemicals, and no buttons except on the clothes!!! And best of all, they're NOT "Made in China"!!!!! They're made in Canada. Close enough! :D
Stacked against me is my husband's anti-doll attitude. So frustrating! He'd rather she play with action figures! So, at nearly 15 months, she doesn't have a single doll! And he's taken a dislike to their hand-stitched expressions, saying they are a sneer not a smile. I'm about ready to pull my hair out! And then I was reminded...this doll is for Taelyn, not for him! Yay! Justification enough! LOL
So I'm making it my mission to give Taelyn a Bamboletta for Christmas. I call it a mission because they only release a limited number per week. Remember, these are handcrafted by a group of 18 women. Women who are crafty SAHMs like myself. Though they are employed to make dolls...it's a kid-friendly environment, so the workshop is their second home! So supply is limited. I'm talking, sold-out-within-minutes-of-releasing for-sale limited. And the Little Buddy, which is 10" tall, is my target. For just over $100, I feel this is an appropriate gift for her. The 15" dolls start at $200, and pricing will be determined by material type used in hair and clothing. They also do custom dolls, though they're not taking custom orders at this time. Hoping for that Golden Ticket...
What is this Golden Ticket, you ask? Well here is the link! https://bamboletta.com/?p=1864 This is such a wonderful opportunity!
Thank you so much, Christina and the Bamboletta family!