Monthly Archives: September 2015

28. September 2015

Lina

 I want you to meet Lina! With all the vibrant colours of sparkling blue, light pink and glow­ing red she is cel­e­brat­ing the last gen­tle sun­ny days before comes autumn  to show all its pow­ers in this parts . Howew­er, we do not want to miss  pol­ka dots,
cot­ton lace and gor­geous plant dyed wool, don’t we?

Waldorf dolls etsy. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel.

 Lina is a 18in (45cm) OOAK cloth doll by Ate­lier Laven­del.
She is lov­ing­ly hand­made by me using organ­ic high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als only.
Enjoy lots of tiny sweet details to be dis­cov­ered here and there!

Waldorf dolls etsy. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel.
Lina is wear­ing a pink pol­ka dot­ted cot­ton dress, dec­o­rat­ed with cot­ton lace, white cot­ton jer­sey panties beneath (the last is not pic­tured). Her trousers are made with light blue linen fab­ric. My favorite is her sweet reversible tunic: made with nos­tal­gic flow­ered cot­ton and dec­o­rat­ed with a sea shell star, on the one side. On the oth­er side it is made with cot­ton fab­ric, designed by great artist Tah­sa Noel, with tiny mush­rooms on it. The tunic is to close with a pair of sea shell but­tons in the shape of daisy flow­ers.  Lindy’s baby-blue shoes are of pure high qual­i­ty wool felt. Her knit­ted cowl is of meri­no wool. The roy­al blue silk flower in her hair is a safe­ty hair­clip. It can be put off. Dolls out­fit is com­plet­ed with a pink cro­cheted hair band, made with plant dyed wool. her neck­lace is made with a cot­ton cord and a gen­uine turquoise roundel.
All her clothes are remov­able and wash­able.

Waldorf dolls etsy. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. This doll has blue eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered.
Her long bushy hair is mohair, any hair styles are pos­si­ble. This doll has ears and neck, sculp­tured knees and elbows, a bel­ly but­ton and a sweet bum.
Her head is sculp­tured of card­ed new wool in the tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style
of Euro­pean doll mak­ing.
The body is firm­ly stuffed with 100% organ­ic pure wool; the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% cot­ton inter­lock from tra­di­tion­al Swiss man­u­fac­ture.
My dolls are stur­dy and have free mov­able arms and legs.
They are made to be a com­pan­ion and a true play mate with­in a free imag­i­na­tive play.

Waldorf dolls etsy. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel.

Lina is now avail­able here.
♥♥♥

25. September 2015

Chrissy, the Elf

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Meet Chris­sy, a tiny wood­land elf. She came vis­it­ing me one day…  So curi­ous, always good mood and quite an explor­er, she is. Just an unbe­liev­able sweet per­son!…

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Chris­sy is stand­ing 8 inch­es. This is an OOAK organ­ic cloth doll, designed and hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del. This doll is made with high qual­ity doll mak­ing cot­ton fab­ric (Oeko Test 100), stuffed with organ­ic clean sheep wool, her hair is Dol­ly Mo mohair, brush­able, cro­chet into a cap and sewn firm­ly onto her head. Her hair can be fin­ger combed. I have care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered her facial fea­tures using cot­ton embroi­dery floss. She has a fair skin tone. I have sculp­tured her head using card­ed organ­ic sheep wool. This doll has firm­ly stuffed legs and body. I used vin­tage but­tons to joint her legs in order to enable her to sit free. Her arms are stitch joint­ed and are free mov­able as well.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

Chris­sy is wear­ing a cot­ton dress with cot­ton lace edge, leg­gings of organ­ic cot­ton jer­sey, her point­ed hat with a tiny sil­ver bell is of cot­ton vel­vet, her cawl is knit­ted oh mohair in a shiny shade of moss green, her cape is made with scar­let red meri­no wool. It can be fas­tened with two cro­chet bands. Her shoes are hand sewn of pure wool felt with two tiny sil­ver bells twin­kling and sparkling by every step. Her hand­bag with a tiny oh, so pre­cious an mys­te­ri­ous gem stone on its bot­tom (a gift from her good friend, the dwarf) is cro­chet with sun­ny yel­low meri­no wool. I do doubt, she would ever want to part with her dress. All the oth­er clothes can be eas­i­ly put off.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

Her very spe­cial heir­loom is the red coral neck­lace. Chris­sy enjoys wear­ing it around her neck — for luck. Sure­ly she would love to bor­row it to her lov­ing mom, who would be able to wear this gen­tle piece of hand­made jew­ellery as a del­i­cate and beau­ti­ful bracelet. Also for luck, of course! Coral is known for its prop­er­ty to ward off bad thoughts and to encour­age the gen­er­al well-being. Tiny 2,5mm gen­uine coral beads are strung here on a coral red silk cord with the ends left dec­o­ra­tive­ly to fray. The coral neck­lace is to close secure­ly and com­fort­ably with a very dec­o­ra­tive mag­net­ic sil­ver plat­ed clo­sure. This del­i­cate bracelet is 7 inch­es long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or a young woman.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

I intend­ed this doll as a lit­tle trea­sure to dis­play or as spe­cial heir­loom toy a
to an old­er child for a gen­tle play.
Chris­sy is now avail­able here.
♥♥♥

22. September 2015

Baby Boy Again: Benny

Meet Ben­ny! He is a sweet baby boy, made with cot­ton vel­vet and stuffed with clean organ­ic wool. I have cro­cheted his hat of my favourite wool/silk blend in warm, earthy colours.
This 7 inch/18cm lit­tle Wal­dorf Inspired baby boy doll is designed and hand­made by my with nat­ur­al best qual­i­ty pos­si­ble mate­ri­als and lots, lots of love and care. I used mohair locks for its won­der­ful baby hair (on the oth­er­weise bold and oh so mis­chevieu­os head), organ­ic cott­ton jer­sey and soft organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet for the cloth­ing, organ­ic sheep wool for stuff­ing and stur­dy Swiss made doll mak­ing cot­ton tri­cot for the face. I love gor­geous struc­ture of his hat — that is made of wool, silk and a bit mohair in dusty shades of brown.
This baby loves it, to put it off and back again!
I have care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered his face. It has fair skin tone.
I have sculp­tured the tiny head in the tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style of Euro­pean doll mak­ing using card­ed organ­ic sheep wool. His cot­ton vel­vet cloth­ing can not be put off.
Ben­ny is now avail­able here.

Babypuppen by Atelier Lavendel

Baby Dolls by Atelier Lavendel Babypuppen by Atelier Lavendel

19. September 2015

Apple Baby

Mitzi is a 7 inch/18cm lit­tle Wal­dorf Inspired baby doll by Ate­lier Laven­del.
She is designed and hand­made by me using my own pat­terns, made with nat­ur­al best qual­i­ty pos­si­ble mate­ri­als and lots, lots of love and care.
I used Dol­ly Mo mohair for its won­der­ful baby hair, organ­ic cott­ton jer­sey and soft organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet for the cloth­ing, for her sweet baby-bel­ly I took organ­ic sheep wool as stuff­ing and stur­dy Swiss made doll mak­ing cot­ton tri­cot for the face. Her hat  is made of wool, silk and a bit mohair in dusty shades of lilac, pink and a lit­tle splash of moos green.
Mitzi is now avail­able here.

Apple baby dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

15. September 2015

Handmade Gnome Girl

This Ate­lier Laven­del gnome girl is hand­craft­ed accord­ing to the Wal­dorf Stein­er edu­ca­tion. Stand­ing 6,5 inch/16cm, she  is hand­made with all the nat­ur­al mate­ri­als only:
soft organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet, pure new organ­ic wool, mohair locks for her hair and 100% cot­ton tri­cot.  The face is care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered.
I have formed the head  in the tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style of card­ed new wool.
Its cot­ton vel­vet  cloth­ings  and the straw­ber­ry hat can not be put off.
Love her so much!…   ;    )

Waldorf Wichtel Puppe by Atelier Lavendel

12. September 2015

Gnome Girl Doll: Lisa

Meet Lisa, the Gnome Girll! She is hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del with lots of love and care. This gnome girl doll is stand­ing just 7 inch­es. She is a quite mis­chevieu­os and cheeky gnome child.
I have made her using nat­ur­al high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als only, such as doll mak­ing cot­ton jer­sey, organ­ic cot­ton, mohair wool. Her body is stuffed with clean organ­ic sheep wool.
I have care­ful­ly embroi­dered her spark­ly eyes and the small mounth.
All her cloth­ing can be put off: the scarf and booties, the red pol­ka dot­ted dress with the flower shaped sea shell but­ton and a hand­made loop as a clo­sure, rese streipped panties of organ­ic cot­ton and her red point­ed hat of cot­ton velour with the tiny tin­kling bell on its top. This Gnome Girl is now avail­able here and here.

Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel

Gnome Girl Doll by Atelier Lavendel

5. September 2015

Needle Felted Gnome: Edd

Meet Edd!  Nee­dle felt­ed gnome by Ate­lier Laven­del.
Red­haired. Good natured. True friend.  Just the best!   ; )
I have nee­dle-felt­ed this sweet lit­tle fel­low using Aus­tralian meri­no wool and pipes clean­ers to make him full pos­able.
His won­der­ful bag and his match­ing red belt are is cro­heted of pure wool jarn.

needle felted gnomes: Edd by Atelier Lavendel

1. September 2015

Handmade Waldorf Gnomes

To-day I would love to intro­duce you my hand­made Wal­dorf gnomes. Made to be loved and cud­dled with, they are fun and safe for all ages. Stand­ing  approx­i­mate­ly  6 inches/16cm, these gnomes are made of  best pos­si­ble organ­ic mate­ri­als only: soft organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet, clean organ­ic wool for stuff­ing and stur­dy 100% cot­ton doll mak­ing tri­cot. The tiny faces are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered with emroi­dery cot­ton  floss. I have formed their heads in the tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style of card­ed new wool. These ECO friend­ly toys are now avail­able here and here.

Handmade Waldorf Gnomes by Atelier Lavendel.

Handmade Waldorf Gnomes by Atelier Lavendel