I want you to meet Lina and Edd the baby gnome, her little friend, both children of the Spring, full of good spirits, birds songs, finest scent of the first flowers in the meadow and cheerful sun shine. Both are also great traveller. They agreed to accompany us to the Doll Making Seminar, did I mentioned that? : )
Lina is an one of a kind natural fibers doll by Atelier Lavendel, completely made and designed by me. I used all natural, mostly organic materials to mate the doll and her clothes: organic cotton for her dress, decorated with fine vintage cotton lace, and fine organic linen for her tunic, organic jersey for her trousers and her socks, wool/silk blend fiber and handmade pottery ladybug buttons for her shoes, and absolutely wonderful hand dyed shaded lace weight mohair for her airy cowl. Her bracelet is made with genuine untreated Jades strung an a genuine silk cord. Jades is sad to be protective and lucky when worn as jewellery. The antiques believed, the use of Jades can increase wisdom, peace and harmony.
Edd, her little friend trawells safely in woollen bag, a tiny moss green mohair blanket always on his side.
The European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar in Mennorode (the Netherlands) on 31th April – 01th May approaches. Now, when all we need is ready here, I am looking over this creative mess, thinking about these weeks full of work and inspiration. Lots of thoughts, emails, drawings, sewing, stuffing and knitting. Fine! : )
Here is Mary-Ann, my prototype for the doll, we are going to made during the workshop, she is ready now. Ready are her clothes and some more clothing sets for the freshly made dolls.
Ready are some pre-made doll-wigs, made with DollyMo mohair and mohair bouclé in wonderful warm colours for those, who might not manage a full wig on the workshop.
Ready are pre-sewn and pre-cut body parts, nicely packaged together with a little present to the participants.
I shall take with me a bunch of little pouch gnomes and also some little baby dolls, listed in my shop.
My artist bears and hares are just exited to make this long journey with us.
Lina, my new 17in doll, together with her little gnome friend, will also travel to Mennorode with us. Tomorrow I´ll tell more about her here in my blog.
I am happy to announce, that selling directly, this time I´ll be able to offer you special price to all items you shall find on my presentation table.
Wishing a wonderful good evening a sweet dreams to all,
We love old Circus! Meet Fabio!
Standing 8 inches (20cm), Fabio is an OOAK vintage style weighted artist made bear, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my designs and high-quality natural materials. This bear has been created with high quality antique style mohair fabric from the traditional working German manufacture Steiff Schulte, which gives him a lovely well much loved vintage appearence. His original glass eyes are handmade in the Lauscha glass manufacture, Germany. I hand embroidered his nose with cotton embroidery floss. I used dried organic wood shavings to stuff his body and limbs very firmly and added to his belly some steel shot, which it safely placed within a linen bag, for more lovely weight. This bear is hand painted using non-toxic fine artist pastel colours. His jointed arms, legs and head are movable and pose able.
His vintage style hat and his collar are handmade by me, both are hand planted, and decorated with a a tiny rusty bell, still tinkling lovely. His his hat and his collar can be put off.I intended this bear as a little treasure to display or as a special heirloom toy to an older child for gentle play.
Dry clean only.
Handmade in pet- and smoke- free home.
SAFETY NOTE: I recommend this bear for collectors 6+ : )
This bear is now available here.
My handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes. I really do enjoy making them! These pocket gnomes with their red pointed hats, their thick cowls and tiny woollen blankets are usually keeping company to my larger dolls.
To me it is a feast for the fingers to touch all the finest materials they are made with: organic cotton velvet and organic clean sheep wool for the bodies, plant dyed wool for the cowls in different shades of green, lace weight mohair on silk (no poly used) for their soft tiny blankets and a gorgeous wool/silk blend for the pouches. I also love it to look into see these tiny faces, to see them coming to life in my hands, stitch by stitch. Adding a bit blush… Here they are!.. I do love them! : ) So happy, they agreed to accompany me to the European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar. : ) Hope, you like them too! : )
Wishing a nice day to you all!
Here is Leonie, a dreamer, sea lover, tea drinker… Seems to sleep now…
Good morning, sleeping beauty! : )
Leonie is standing 8 inches. This is an OOAK natural fibres art doll, designed and carefully handmade by Atelier Lavendel with love and great attention to details.
This doll is made with high quality woven doll making cotton fabric (Oeko Test 100), stuffed with organic clean sheep wool, her hair is Doly 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. Her head is sculptured using carded organic sheep wool.
This doll has firmly stuffed body. I used vintage buttons to joint her legs in order to inable her to sit nicely. Her arms are stuffed softer, they are stitch jointed and free movable.
Leonie is wearing a Liberty cotton dress with vintage hand painted cotton lace and cotton polka dotted panties beneath. These clothes can not be put off. Her large cowl is crochet with original shaded lilac Donegal tweed. Her head band is hand dyed in soft shades of pink.
Her shoes are made with pure wool felt, her leg warmers are knitted of finest sparkling lace weight mohair.
Leonie´s special treasure is her dainty genuine coral necklace. I have made it with genuine 2,5mm pink coral beads, to close with a safety magnet closure. Leonie is wearing it around her neck all day – for luck. Of course, 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 said to ward off bad thoughts and promote general well-being.
With its total lengths of 17cm it would make a lovely bracelet for girls, teens or women’s.
I intended this doll as a little treasure to display and to love or as a special heirloom toy to an older child for gentle play. Leonie is now available here.
Meet Ann, the Raspberry Baby. Standing 7 inches, made with organic cotton velour in soft shades of pink, stuffed with organic clean sheep wool, she is wearing knit hat and a cowl, made with gorgeous plant dyed wool. This sweet little doll is now looking for a new home and is available here and here.
This 7 inch/18cm little Waldorf doll is designed and handmade by my with natural best quality possible materials and lots, lots of love and care. I used organic cotton velvet for the clothing, organic sheep wool for stuffing (which I get localy on a organic working farm here, in South Germany) and sturdy Swiss made doll making cotton tricot for the face. I love the wonderful soft texture of that hat and that hat and the cowl – it is plant dyed merino angora wool and mohair wool in wonderful soft off-white tone. I have made the green leaf on the top of his hat with pure wool felt. A tiny silver bell is ringing on his every step, so you can always hear your little darling when a making a little walk in the woods.
This baby has a round baby belly, tiny ears and just a bit of soft and fluffy baby hair ; ) – I used mohair locks for it. I have carefully hand embroidered dolls face. It has the fair skin tone. I have soft sculptured the head of this baby doll following the traditional Waldorf style of European doll making, using carded organic sheep wool. The cotton clothing can not be put off.
But he loves to put the cowl and the hat off and on again!
Baby Snowdrope is looking for a new home!