Monthly Archives: March 2016

30. March 2016

The Day They First Met

…like that day they first met: Mary-Lou and our old good Reg­gy.
Telling sto­ries, singing songs and chat­ting togeth­er. Like we friends do. ;   )
Have  won­der­ful East­er hol­i­days! Enjoy your time with your friends and fam­i­ly!
Love, Ele­na
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Handcrafted Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are carefully made using all natural organic materials. Handcrafted Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are carefully made using all natural organic materials. Handcrafted Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are carefully made using all natural organic materials.

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27. March 2016

Happy Easter!

Ate­lier Laven­del is wish­ing hap­py
sun­ny Eatser to all!
Enjoy the light!
Love, Ele­na
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Easter Atelier Lavendel Designs

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24. March 2016

Reg the Hedgehog: Singing to the Spring

Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf Inspired.

Can you hear him?… His joy and long­ing, his antic­i­pa­tion of that won­der­ful har­mo­ny, the first rays of the ear­ly sun in March  singing with him…  He is singing to the  Spring…  Wel­come Spring…

Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. IMGP4563a1 Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade ooak hedgehog by Atelier Lavendel is lovingly made with all natural high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf Inspired.

Meet Reg! Stand­ing 5 inch­es, he is a hand­made OOAK hedge­hog, lov­ing­ly hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del, using my pat­terns and high-qual­i­ty all nat­ur­al mate­ri­als. This hedge­hog is made with high qual­ity woven mohair fab­ric  from the tra­di­tion­al work­ing Ger­man man­u­fac­ture Steiff Schulte. His orig­i­nal glass eyes are hand­made in the Lauscha glass man­u­afac­ture. I hand embroi­dered his nose with cot­ton embroi­dery floss. I used organ­ic dried spruce wool shav­ings to stuff his body and limbs very firm­ly and added some glass pel­lets, safe­ly placed with­in a linen bag, for more love­ly weight. I used nee­dle felt­ing tech­niques to cre­ate his mush­room out of Aus­tralian meri­no wool. This hedge­hog is hand paint­ed using non-tox­ic pas­tel colours.
His joint­ed arms and nee­dle joint­ed legs are mov­able and pose able.
I intend­ed this hedge­hog as a lit­tle trea­sure to dis­play and to love or as a spe­cial heir­loom toy to an old­er child for gen­tle play. Reg the hedge­hog is now avail­able here.
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21. March 2016

Lore the Bunny

Meet Lore! He is is an OOAK Bun­ny, wait­ing for East­er gifts and new friends.

Handmade artist bunny by Atelier Lanendel is lovingly hand crafted using all natural, high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade artist bunny by Atelier Lanendel is lovingly hand crafted using all natural, high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade artist bunny by Atelier Lanendel is lovingly hand crafted using all natural, high quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Handmade artist bunny by Atelier Lanendel is lovingly hand crafted using all natural, high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Stand­ing 8 inch­es (20cm) from the top oh his ears to his toes, Lore is lov­ing­ly hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del, using my pat­terns and high-qual­i­ty nat­ur­al mate­ri­als.  This bun­ny is made with high qual­ity woven fab­ric from the tra­di­tion­al work­ing Ger­man man­u­fac­ture Steiff Schulte and organ­ic cot­ton fab­ric by West­fall­en Stoffe. His glass eyes are hand­made in the Lauscha glass man­u­afac­ture. I hand embroi­dered his nose with cot­ton embroi­dery floss. I used organ­ic clean sheep wool to stuff his body and limbs to give him a spe­cial cud­dly feel. His airy scarf is made with pure silk and can be put off.
This bun­ny is gen­tle hand paint­ed using non-tox­ic pas­tel colours and bees wax cray­on.
His joint­ed arms, legs and head are mov­able and pose able.
I intend­ed this bun­ny as a lit­tle trea­sure to dis­play or as a spe­cial heir­loom toy to an old­er child for gen­tle play.  Lore is now avail­able here.
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18. March 2016

My Old Hero

Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Feel­ing nos­tal­gic one windy day, I start­ed try­ing to restore my old ted­dy bear. He has fall­en in his last uneven fight against our very young and care­less pup­py-dog, for many, many years. We gave my lit­tle hero to a lady who knew how to bring him to life again. She did a great work, but unfor­tu­nate­ly much of his per­son­al­i­ty was gone.
Still, I want­ed my bear back…
So it come, that I land­ed up here with this lit­tle being in my hands, which just came to life in my stu­dio. My new old hero.

Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany.  I drew his pat­tern with my old lit­tle bear in mind. I have made him com­plete­ly by hand with antique Ger­man mohair and stuffed him very firm­ly with dried wood shaw­ings. I gave him a mohair knit­ted hat and a cozy cowl to hold his neck warm.  I called him Mikky.
He feels and looks dif­fer­ent, of course. But still, I love his per­son­al­i­ty, his vin­tage look and mem­o­ries he is bear­ing in his heart.

Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf inspired. Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Vintage inspired art bears handmade by Atelier Lavendel are made using high quality natural materials. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade in Germany.

Hope, you like him as much as I do!
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15. March 2016

Kerstin and Benjamin

I want you to meet Ker­stin and Ben­jamin, both good friends and joy­ful play­mates. Ker­stin is an OOAK doll, stand­ing 16 inch­es, hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del with lots of  love and atten­tion to details. Ben­jamin is a tiny wood­land baby, which loves to play with Ker­stin above  all.
The last day they have heard, the first spring flow­ers were already there, so they went look­ing…

natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.
Ker­stin wears an organ­ic cot­ton fab­ric dress with cot­ton lace and rick-rack  edge, pants of organ­ic cot­ton jer­sey and undies, a grey and pink pol­ka dot­ted cot­ton under­skirt beneath,  a cowl cro­chet with lace weight mohair, light as a feath­er and won­der­ful soft. Her shoes are cro­chet with plant dyed pure wool. Benjamin´s cloth­ing is made with cot­ton velour, he can hap­pi­ly put off his green cowl, made with amaz­ing Done­gal tweed. A tiny sil­ver bell is safe­ly fas­tened on its top. His tiny airy blan­ket is amaz­ing­ly light. It is made with lace weight moss green mohair wool on a silk thread. His cosy car­ry bag, where he is often sit­ting  is cro­chet of gor­geous wool/mohair/silk blend. The tex­ture of this pouch car­ry is so rich and tasty,
I tried not to add to much, I left it free of every influ­ence,
just pure joy for the fin­gers to touch and for the eyes to look at.
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natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Ker­stin her­self has a cosy bag of her very own. It is made with cot­ton fab­ric and cot­ton velour and can be used as a stor­age bag for both friends dur­ing the qui­et times, or just for gift-giv­ing. Ker­stin has blue eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered. Her hair  is made with mohair, cro­cheted into a cap. Her braids are fas­tened on both sides of her head, they can be  restyled and gen­tly combed. This doll has a neck, ears, a bel­ly but­ton and a sweet bum.  She can sit nice­ly.
Her head is soft sculp­tured of card­ed clean organ­ic sheep wool. Through the safe inner arma­ture in her neck the head is slight­ly mov­able, gen­tle but most expres­sive ges­tures and expres­sions are pos­si­ble.
The body is firm­ly stuffed with 100% organ­ic pure wool; the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% cot­ton inter­lock from tra­di­tion­al Swiss man­u­fac­ture. All seams are dou­ble-sewn for more dura­bil­i­ty. My dolls are stur­dy and have free mov­able arms and legs. All Kerstin´s clothes are remov­able and wash­able.

natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

natural fibres art dolls handmade by Atelier Lavendel are created with lots of love and care, using natural organic high quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Ker­stin and Ben­jamin are now avail­able here and here.
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12. March 2016

Kerstin and Benjamin: Spring is in the Air

Let me intro­duce them to you: here are Ker­stin and Ben­jamin. They are artist made nat­ur­al fiber dolls, lov­ing­ly hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del. They came in here one day and brought with them the play­ful­ness of the fresh spring breeze and the joy and hap­pi­ness of sun­shine break­ing through the thick rainy clouds. The spring is in the air… Artist made natural fibre dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. ♥♥♥
Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany.

Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made natural fiber dolls, handcrafted by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly using high quality organic natural materials. Handmade in Germany.       Ker­stin and Ben­jamin are look­ing for a new home.
They will be list­ed next days in my shop here.
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9. March 2016

Tiny Waldorf Gnome Dolls: the Family

Tiny gnomes, the whole bunch of them has been play­ing between the oak trees late­ly.
Prompt­ly they greet­ed:  Would you join us?…  But of course we would!  :   ) Waldorf gnome dolls by AtelierLavendel Waldorf gnome dolls by Atelier Lavendel are fun and safe for any ages, lovingly handmade with best quality organic materials available. Handmade in Germany

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4. March 2016

Doll Making Classes: Meet Mary-Lou

I want you to meet Mary-Lou!
A lit­tle dar­ling sit­ting here in the palm of my hand, just com­ing to life! Mag­i­cal moments, they are..
I cre­at­ed  a new pat­tern for this lit­tle dol­ly, a very clear and easy to fol­low one,  for a very spe­cial pur­pose. She will not be for sale so far, instead, she will kind­ly keep me  com­pa­ny through my doll mak­ing class­es dur­ing the Euro­pean Doll Mak­ing Sem­i­nar. I´ll be hap­py to see all of you who would love to meet my Mary-Lou and take home a very own self-made sis­ter or broth­er of her. Join us dur­ing the Wal­dorf doll mak­ing  class­es on the April, the 31st to May the 1st in Hol­land. More infor­ma­tion about it can be found here.
Waldorf doll making classes by Atelier Lavendel: make your very own Classic Style Waldorf doll, using professional patterns and all natural organic materials!

Mary-Lou is a Clas­sic Wal­dorf Style doll by Ate­lier Laven­del, stand­ing 20cm/9inches. I used soft doll mak­ing cot­ton jer­sey for her face and her limbs and  stuffed them medi­um-strong. For her body I chose the stronger doll mak­ing cot­ton inter­lock and stuffed it quite firm­ly to give her more sub­stance. This sweet­ie has a lit­tle bel­ly, while her arms and her legs are still free mov­able. Mary-Lou can sit nice­ly. She loves to laugh and to tell sto­ries and to dream. I am already so much in love with her!
IMGP4483a1 Waldorf doll making classes by Atelier Lavendel: make your very own Classic Style Waldorf doll, using professional patterns and all natural organic materials! IMGP4478a1

My Mary-Lou still has no clothes. I have to drawn some new pat­terns for her. What shall it be?  Shall it be a sum­mer dress with bloomers? Or a wide skirt and some stripped leg­gings? Or.… What do you think?..
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