Monthly Archives: April 2016

30. April 2016

Lina and Edd

Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

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?  :  )

Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

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.
Artist made dolls by Atelier Lavendel: Waldorf inspire, all natural, made with organic best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. ♥♥♥

27. April 2016

Preparing for the European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar

 

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

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.

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

IMGP5916a1 Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

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.

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode. Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

I shall take with me a bunch of lit­tle pouch gnomes and also some lit­tle baby dolls, list­ed in my shop.

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode. Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

My artist bears and hares are just exit­ed to make this long jour­ney with us.
Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode. 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.

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode. Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016, Mennorode.

Wish­ing a won­der­ful good evening a sweet dreams to all,
Love,
Ele­na
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25. April 2016

We Love Old Circus: Fabio the Vintage Style Bear

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. 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.
ECO friend­ly.
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.

 

Standing 8 inches (20cm), it is an OOAK vintage style weighted artist made bear, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my designs and high-quality natural materials. Standing 8 inches (20cm), it is an OOAK vintage style weighted artist made bear, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my designs and high-quality natural materials. Standing 8 inches (20cm), it is an OOAK vintage style weighted artist made bear, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my designs and high-quality natural materials. 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. 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.

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22. April 2016

Pocket Gnomes: Preparing to Travel

Handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes by Atelier Lavendel are made with all natural, organic materials, fun and safe for every age.

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!  :  )

Handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes by Atelier Lavendel are made with all natural, organic materials, fun and safe for every age. Handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes by Atelier Lavendel are made with all natural, organic materials, fun and safe for every age. Handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes by Atelier Lavendel are made with all natural, organic materials, fun and safe for every age.

Wish­ing a nice day to you all!
Love,
Ele­na
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19. April 2016

European Doll Making Seminar: Mary -Lou

Do you remem­ber Mary-Lou, the lit­tle dol­ly, which is going to keep me the com­pa­ny dur­ing the Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll Mak­ing Sem­i­nar? This pro­to­type of a doll we are going to cre­ate dur­ing the class is now ready. She is also bring­ing a pile of finest cloth­ing with her: some sweet sum­mer sets,  each com­posed of a sum­mer dress of Lib­er­ty fab­rics, stripped trousers of organ­ic cot­ton jer­sey, cro­chet shoes and a cowl, both made with plan dyed wool. Wel­come Sum­mer! :  )

Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners. Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners. Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners. Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners. IMGP5877a1 Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners. Waldorf doll making class by Atelier Lavendel, 20cm handmade Waldorf doll for the beginners.

I am already look­ing for­ward to meet you all on the Sem­i­nar!
Love,
Ele­na
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13. April 2016

Sleeping Beauty, Good Morning! Meet Leonie

Here is Leonie, a dream­er, sea lover, tea drinker… Seems to sleep now…
Good morn­ing, sleep­ing beau­ty!  :  )
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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.

ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Waldorf Inspired. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany. ooak cloth doll eco friendly: meet Leonie, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care using all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany.

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8. April 2016

Raspberry Baby: Ann

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.

Handmade rtg Waldorf baby doll: meet Raspberry Baby, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. Handmade in Germany. Handmade rtg Waldorf baby doll: meet Raspberry Baby, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. Handmade in Germany. Handmade rtg Waldorf baby doll: meet Raspberry Baby, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. Handmade in Germany. Handmade rtg Waldorf baby doll: meet Raspberry Baby, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. Handmade in Germany. Handmade rtg Waldorf baby doll: meet Raspberry Baby, handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. Handmade in Germany.

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4. April 2016

Baby Snowdrop

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little Waldorf baby doll, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel is made with all natural, organic materials. ECO friendly Handmade in Germany. little Waldorf baby doll, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel is made with all natural, organic materials. ECO friendly Handmade in Germany.

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!
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