Monthly Archives: July 2014

31. July 2014

Missis Peony Day

Meet Mis­sis Peony! Cheeky and wit. Lit­tle red haired young lady.
That is my first doll made with a new pat­tern for a lit­tle 7″ pock­et doll. Stand­ing 6,4 inch­es (17cm), made with organ­ic cot­ton velour and clean organ­ic wool, soft and fluffy mohair for her  gin­ger hair, blue pol­ka dot­ted fab­ric flower  with sparkling chech glass beads in its mid­dle, plant dyed long mohair scarf around her neck. She feels so sof and cud­dly, would just take her to every­where! : )   Mis­sis Peony is  now avail­able here and here.

Missis Peony, Cuddle Doll by Atelier Lavendel

Missis Peony, Pocket dolll by Atelier Lavendel

Atelier Lavendel Dolls

24. July 2014

Packaging a New Waldorf Doll

Care­ful­ly pack­ag­ing a Wal­dorf Doll – here is a tiny Star Child with fierce red hair, bring­ing his lucky sea shell star to a  lit­tle one. Wrapped in lay­ers of finest shiny yel­low silk paper. Dec­o­rat­ed with fresh laven­der buds from my gar­den, laid over a fil­i­gree paper doily. There are lots of tiny and sweet details to be recov­ered there. Like a tiny laven­der buds sachet with a tiny Ate­lier Laven­del logo on it, some sweets here – and a lit­tle hand­made straw­ber­ry there… All this is going to make you smile while open­ing the pack­age.  I do hope so!  :  )

Waldorf doll packaging, Atelier Lavendel dolls

 

17. July 2014

Doll Making Supplies — New in the Post

Look, what came with the post these days! Tresures: a love­ly purse by oktop­urse (Chris­mass is com­ing!  :  )   ), won­der­full soft doll hair yarn by Lit­tle Oak and oh so soft pol­ka dot­ted cot­ton flan­nel fab­ric for my new project.  Wish­ing a sun­ny inspir­ing after­noon to you!

Atelier Lavendel,an oktak purse

 

Doll Making Supplies Atelier Lavendel

 

10. July 2014

Doll Making Classes with Ineke

Doll mak­ing class­es. A won­der­ful expe­ri­ence to every­one lov­ing  dolls. That is it what the doll  mak­ing class with Ineke Gray in Ams­ter­dam, whom I vis­it­ed the end of June, had been  to me.  Lov­ing and cre­ative atmos­phere, hand — dyed fab­rics and sun — lit stu­dio, pas­tel colours every­where and sweet lit­tle details all over, great expe­ri­ence and skills, for­mi­da­ble teach­ing, nev­er too tired to give you an encour­ag­ing smile. That deli­cious herbs tee served in the antique capes, this vio­lin sounds in the back­room… Unfor­get­table…  In short: amaz­ing, absolute­ly amaz­ing. I would rec­om­mend it to every­one: a day you´ll nev­er for­get. And the doll you make! A dream! Love­ly size, nice face, these cheeky pig tails! I love her! And her friend, the tiny Gnome (made by Ineke), even more . Both of them, the dol­ly and the Gnome are sit­ting just now on my work­ing desk. They whis­per. As long as the chil­dren of the house are not there, they have time to get some ideas of what to do this  sun­ny after­noon.
Wish­ing you a nice and cre­ative after­noon too!

Waldorf Doll in the Making: doll making class by Ineke Gray

doll making classes, Atelier Lavendel

Waldorf doll making classes

 

3. July 2014

Midsummer Eve and the Strawberry Gnome

Every year our Wal­dorf Stein­er School is wel­com­ing the com­ing sum­mer with a large bon­fire, the Johan­nifeuer, on the first Fri­day after the Mid­sum­mer Eve. This time we added our small fire to this grate gath­er­ing. Just small and cozy, just us  : ) .

Midsummer Eve Bonfire

Atelier Lavendel

On the same day a lit­tle straw­ber­ry gnome came to live in my stu­dio.
With his point­ed hat and sparkling blue eyes, his straw­ber­ry neck­lace on (just for luck!), he is look­ing for an adven­ture. Well!… we will see!…
This sweet gnome is now avail­able here and here.

Atelier Lavendel Dollls Strawberry gnome