Monthly Archives: May 2016

27. May 2016

Baby Boy Doll: Matz

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.

Baby boy doll by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Baby boy doll by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. ♥♥♥

20. May 2016

Shaded Sapphire Bracelet: Arnica Inspired

Atelier Lavendel designes by Atelier Lavendel

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.

Shaded sapphire bracelet. Handcrafted  using natural genuine gemstones an sterling silver findings. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Shaded sapphire bracelet. Handcrafted  using natural genuine gemstones an sterling silver findings. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel.
♥♥♥

14. May 2016

Sisters: Molly and Monnie

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.
ECO friend­ly.
Dry clean only.
Hand­made in pet- and smoke- free home.
SAFETY NOTE: I rec­om­mend this bear for col­lec­tors 6+  :   )

Artist bears by Atelier Lavendel are made with lots of love and care, using natural, high quality materials and original designs. Handmade in Germany. Artist bears by Atelier Lavendel are made with lots of love and care, using natural, high quality materials and original designs. Handmade in Germany. Artist bears by Atelier Lavendel are made with lots of love and care, using natural, high quality materials and original designs. Handmade in Germany.

Mol­ly and Mon­nie are now avail­able here.
♥♥♥

10. May 2016

International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: Impressions

♥♥♥
IMGP6281a1 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.
Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016

IMGP6169a1 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016
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.
IMGP6124a1

Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: art doll vy Vera Scholz Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: art doll by Vera Scholz IMGP6063a1 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016
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.
Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: art doll by Sandy Fukala Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: art doll by Sandy Fukala Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: art dolls by Anne Kohlschmidt Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016

Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016
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:
Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016: Artist bear by Elena Nagel

Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016 Handmade OOAK Art Doll: International Doll Festival in Neustadt 2016  Wish­ing a won­der­ful, inspired week to all!
Love,
Ele­na
♥♥♥

5. May 2016

European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar: And Back Again

Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 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.
Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 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!
Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 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! :  )
Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 Waldorf doll making workshops by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016
♥♥♥
Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel: European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar 2016 Wish­ing you all peace and laugh­ter in your har­bour!
Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥