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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