Here is little Matz. 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 his 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 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 and deep blue. This baby loves it, to put them off and back again! I have carefully hand embroidered his face. It has a fair skin tone.
I have soft sculptured the tiny head in the traditional Waldorf style of European doll making using carded organic sheep wool. His cotton clothing velvet can not be put off.
More cuddle baby dolls by Atelier Lavendel are available here.
This shaded Sapphire bracelet was a birthday gift. It is composed of genuine shaded Sapphire micro facetted gems in a spectrum of warm orange, yellow, pink and amber colours. This dainty bracelet is going to be a little treasure and a heirloom. More Sapphire bracelets, designed and handmade by Atelier Lavendel are available here.
Meet two litte sisters: Molly and Monnie!
Standing 8 inches (21cm), they are OOAK vintage style weighted artist bears, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my patterns and high-quality all natural materials.
These bears are made with high quality antique style viscose fabric from the traditional working German manufacture Steiff Schulte, which gives her a lovely well much loved vintage appearance. Their original glass eyes are handmade in the Lauscha glass manufacture, Germany. I hand embroidered the noses with cotton embroidery floss. I used organic clean sheep wool to stuff the bodies and limbs very firmly and added within to bellies some steel shot, which is safely placed within a linen bag, for more lovely weight.These bears are hand painted using non-toxic pastel colours. They have fully jointed arms, legs and heads, they are movable and pose able. The cowls are made with finest lace weight mohair and Donegal tweed, both 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+ : )
Molly and Monnie are now available here.
This year I have had the lucky chance to use the opportunity and visit the International Doll Festival, 01th-08th of May, being hold in Neustadt (Germany ) for over then 25 years now. That was an experience of the very special quality. The real feast for all antique and art doll lovers. All kinds of antique and modern art dolls, created with porcelain, polymer clay, wood and papier-mâché has been to be seen and admired.
One of the high-lights of the event has been the exhibition oft the members of the European Doll Artists Association: stunning work of Brigitte Dahl, Anna Vischin, Vera Scholz, Kirsten Horstmann, Heidemarie Doyé, Elisabet Fluer-Tomamichel and other great doll artists.
Anyway, my very special interest was set on dolls, made with fabrics and wool. Of course! : )
I just could not stop admiring those beautiful creations by Sandy Fukala, Anne Kohlschmidt and Elisabet Fluer-Tomamichel.
Artist teddy bears, antique dolls and vintage toys is an important part of the festival. One of my favourites by Elena Nagel and other sweet creations here:
Wishing a wonderful, inspired week to all!
I am back home again! After those days full of exiting events and exiting people, full of inspiration and admiration, I am finally home again, enjoying my family, my home and the beautiful nature here, the snowy montains, the cold and clear lake and all the gorgeous scenery with sweet signs of Spring now visible everywhere.
I am thinking back to the Waldorf Doll Making Seminar in Mennorode (the Netherlands).
The European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar has been a wonderful experience and an amazing opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, doll maker an doll lover. Thank you, Kamrin te Kronnie and Berend te Kronnie for making this happen! Many thanks to all amazing creative women who participated on my workshop! It has been so really wonderful to meet you all, to work and to laugh and to chat with you! I really enjoyed these wonderful days and I am looking forward to meet you again! Thanks to all wonderful and talented doll maker, thanks for your inspiration, you spirit and for sharing your experience! Thanks a lot, Maureen, Joanna and Maria, Agnieszka , Sonja and Daria!
The Little Textile Market, hold during the Seminar was definitely worth paying a visit to me. I am already looking forward to use all the wonderful materials: hand duyed fabrics, lace weight mohair in wonderful dusty colors and fine embroidery yarns.
Can you already see those new doll faces and clothes? I almost do! : )
Wishing you all peace and laughter in your harbour!