Thursday, August 19, 2010

Birchtree Charter School

So what’s been keeping me extra busy lately? 
 A new Waldorf inspired school just opened it's doors in Palmer, Alaska! This is the only one in that area and I think it will be a wonderful place for children to learn.
Birchtree Charter School called a few weeks ago and they asked us to make dolls and toys for their three kindergarten classrooms! Needless to say, we were honored to be chosen for this opportunity.
This was by far the largest order this little business has ever received and there wasn't much time. It also required becoming an approved vendor for the school district, new territory for me, but surprisingly everything fell into place quickly and we were able to get it done. My husband was in the garage busily working on the wood parts, while I was upstairs in the studio sewing up a storm. We both had our share of sleepless nights and sore muscles/hands/fingers, but it was so worth it in the end! I also learned a lot from the experience which always a added bonus.  
The goods were loaded up and delivered to the school yesterday just in time for their open house. The people there were all so nice when we arrived and I am so happy for them and there new journey.
Congratulations Birchtree! Have a wonderful first year and many more in the future.
Here are just a few photos below. You can see a lot more photos of this entire order on flickr. I am missing the detailed photos of the kitchens but should get them um in a day or two.
Three play kitchens, three doll highchairs, three doll changing tables,  three doll cradles, three toaster play sets, three ironing boards and irons, six 16" baby dolls, three extra diapers and three extra hats....(and a partridge in a pear tree, just kidding)!


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