Category Archives: Waldorf Inspired Organic Handmade Play Dolls and Toys

10. February 2018

Doll Making Workshop by Atelier Lavendel

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll. The Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar in Men­norode, the Nether­lands is near­ing. Amongst absolute­ly won­der­ful doll mak­er Ate­lier Laven­del is  offer­ing our own doll mak­ing work­shop on 25–26th May. It is a 40cm tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style orig­i­nal Ate­lier Laven­del doll, which we are going to cre­ate togeth­er. Advanced doll mak­ers and begin­ners are wel­come.
We have just free spots avail­able. Please feel free to apply here or to con­tact me direct­ly, if you wish to join us.
Hei­dy shell be one of my inspi­ra­tion for this pro­to­type doll, which is now in the mak­ing. It is a new pat­tern I am using for it, with some more advanced details in mak­ing but look­ing still tra­di­tion­al clas­sic Wal­dorf style.
There are also some free spots in my bear mak­ing work­shop on 26–27th May on the Sem­i­nar in Men­norode. This lit­tle guy on the pic­ture below will be assist­ing us to bring into being your own sweet and cud­dly orig­i­nal minia­ture artist bears. No bear mak­ing expe­ri­ence is required.
Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll. Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll.

Look­ing for­ward to meet you in Men­norode!
Love, Ele­na

16. January 2018

Heidi

Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Hei­di has been a cus­tom doll, made just for the lit­tle hands, stand­ing 17 inch­es. Hei­di trav­elled to her new home on a windy day to see the snowy moun­tains and to make a lit­tle girl smile. This doll is a tra­di­tion­al Ate­lier Laven­del Wal­dorf inspired doll, lov­ing­ly made by hand with lots atten­tion to detail.

23. December 2017

Merry Christmas!

May light and love keep every house safe and hap­py!
Mer­ry Christ­mas and a Hap­py New Year 2018 to all!
Love,
Ele­na

27. November 2017

Edith

Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Enjoy­ing the colours of the Autumn, exper­i­ment­ing with the sizes. Meet Edith! Edith is a small Ate­lier Laven­del doll stand­ing 9 inch­es. She has soft mod­elled and slight­ly nee­dle felt­ed face. Her pur­ple dress is made with lib­er­ty of Lon­don fab­ric, her shoes are  Done­gal tweed, her shiny cowl is made with gor­geous artist made wool/silk blend.
Edith is now avail­able here.

10. November 2017

Workshop with Megelena of North Coast Dolls

Waldorf doll making workshop North Coast Dolls, Newton Abbot, UK. Wonderful artist made all natural dolls to be treasured forever. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls. Waldorf doll making workshop North Coast Dolls, Newton Abbot, UK. Wonderful artist made all natural dolls to be treasured forever. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls   Wal­dorf doll mak­ing work­shop with North Coast Doll: two amaz­ing days with Megle­na of North Coast Dolls host­ed by Deb­bie Pool (Lit­tle Oake Dolls) , two days full of cre­ativ­i­ty and best spir­its seemed to pass much too quick. Enjoyed every sin­gle minute of them, absolute­ly!
A real­ly spe­cial, great expe­ri­ence I can only point out to to every­one who loves Wal­dorf dolls. The wel­com­ing atmos­phere cre­at­ed by Megle­na, gen­er­ous­ly shar­ing her exquis­ite skills, com­plet­ed  fairy-like with every back­ground sup­port by Deb­bie makes sure you feel real­ly  inspired and con­fi­dent.
The first you see enter­ing the work­shop room is a friend­ly Megle­nas smile, the dreamy face of the doll mod­el (she is pos­ing us in the gar­den on the first pic­ture) and care­ful­ly pre­pared kits on the table includ­ing oh so pret­ty doll dress­es made with nat­ur­al linen and exquis­ite Lib­er­ty fab­ric, made by Magle­na her­self for every doll soul to be born  with­in those walls this week-end.
Patience, keep­ing an eye on every detals and hav­ing an encour­ag­ing word for every one of us, this is Megle­nas teach­ing in per­fec­tion. Thank you so much, Megle­na for this won­der­ful expe­ri­ence! Wish­ing you all the best for the future!
And a  very spe­cial tip: just have a look in Deb­bies sup­plies room. That is mag­i­cal. Thank you Deb­bi for giv­ing us a chance to explore it! There are amaz­ing  locks, which Deb­bie dyes by hand her­self, new yarns in beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al shades and amaz­ing qual­i­ty, pure won­der­ful­ly dyed felt and fab­rics — just all the beau­ty you can imag­ine and a bit more.
As for me — as the day pass, in my heart are still stay­ing  all the mag­i­cal impes­sions of this week-end and  — of course, my new doll (the third pic­ture).  Just sit­ting here now and lis­ten­ing.
Already dressed up by my youngest, to be sure.
Wish­ing a won­der­ful cre­ative time to you all!
Love,
Ele­na

30. October 2017

Devon Love

Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Visiting a doll making class North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot UK is a jewel for any Waldorf doll lover and crafter. Artist made Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel. A few days spent in Devon seems to have left back some pre­cious  jew­els of mem­o­ries to think of back again and yet again. The tea pots shelves in a tea shop in New­ton Abbot, the mag­nif­i­cent view  out of the art nou­veau style com­fort­able Grand seats in Torquay, the taste of home made cones with clot­ted cream, the open sea behind the Par­son and clerk rocks,  tra­di­tion­al crafters of Cock­ing­tone, the thatched  roofs of Totnes and mists, mist and mists of the moor. Have we real­ly heard the Baskerville hound around?…
This amaz­ing­ly atmos­pher­ic area, sur­round­ed by moors and the sea, with its tow­er­ing red rocks and imag­in­able heather scent, old vil­lages spread here and there and  ever tempt­ing smell of fresh­ly fried fish makes alto­geth­er an amaz­ing sub­tle but  impres­sive mix­ture you just have to fall in love with.  Thank you so very much Deb­bie and Mar­cus for all the warm wel­come, for the warmth of your hearts , for shar­ing these mys­ter­ies!
With all this mag­ic in my heart I have been best pre­pared to take in a new knowl­edge and a new expe­ri­ence. Cre­at­ing an amaz­ing doll soul with Megle­na of North Coast Dolls in New­ton Abbot —  in the next post.
Wish­ing love­ly last Octo­ber day to all!
Love,
Ele­na

10. August 2017

Happy Holiday Season!

Ate­lier Laven­del is going to make a short sum­mer break.
See you in Sep­tem­ber!
Wish­ing a beau­ti­ful Hol­i­day Sea­son to all,
Love, Ele­na

18. July 2017

Jennifer

natural Waldorf pocket doll: meet Jennifer by Atelier Lavendel with love and care, using organic all natural materials. Handmade in Germany. natural Waldorf pocket doll: meet Jennifer by Atelier Lavendel with love and care, using organic all natural materials. Handmade in Germany. natural Waldorf pocket doll: meet Jennifer by Atelier Lavendel with love and care, using organic all natural materials. Handmade in Germany. Meet Jen­nifer, stand­ing 7 inch­es, all nat­ur­al and cud­dly, she is an organ­ic play doll.  Jen­nifer is lov­ing­ly made with all  nat­ur­al organ­ic mate­ri­als: organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet, clean sheep wool, doll mak­ing mohair and hand dyed wool for her scarf. Jen­nifer is now avail­able here .
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28. June 2017

European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennorode

waldorf doll making workshops: make your very own Waldorf doll with Atelier Lavendel, using the best available materials and original designs. Great news here: new Wal­dorf doll mak­ing work­shops com­ing soon! Make your very own Wal­dorf doll with Ate­lier Laven­del, using the best qual­i­ty avail­able mate­ri­als and orig­i­nal designs. Ate­lier Laven­del is going  to par­tic­i­pate, along with many great artists and doll mak­ers, at the Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll mak­ing Sem­i­nar 2018, 25–27 May 2018 in Men­norode, Nether­lands. We intend  to offer two dif­fer­ent work­shops in Wal­dorf doll mak­ing and bear mak­ing,  as fol­low­ing. How do you like it?  ♥♥♥ waldorf doll making workshops: make your very own Waldorf doll with Atelier Lavendel, using the best available materials and original designs. Wal­dorf Inspired Doll 30 cm
Dur­ing this work­shop we are going to cre­ate your own Wal­dorf inspired all nat­ur­al play doll. We will be mod­el­ing the doll’s head using tra­di­tion­al tech­niques of Euro­pean doll mak­ing, cro­chet an espe­cial­ly fluffy doll wig, stuff pre-stitched body parts firm­ly and even­ly, assem­ble the doll parts with its limbs free mov­able and pose able and final­ly stitch the dolls face.
Fee: 160,- Euro
waldorf doll making workshops: make your very own Waldorf doll with Atelier Lavendel, using the best available materials and original designs.
Minia­ture Ted­dy Bear Clas­sic Style
Dur­ing this work­shop we are going to cre­ate your very own one-of-a-kind minia­ture clas­sic style ted­dy bear, inspired by tra­di­tion­al mid-cen­tu­ry ted­dy bears — a lit­tle heir­loom and com­pan­ion to your doll, your child or your­self. We will be hand sewing the pre-cut bears head, body and limbs. We will also be mod­el­ing the head, installing the hand­made glass eyes, use cot­ter pins, assem­ble the bear parts in a nat­ur­al way, stuff and weight them. You will learn how to sym­pa­thet­i­cal­ly age your bear to give him love­ly vin­tage look and hand paint the head, body and limbs for more bear-per­son­al­i­ty. No bear mak­ing expe­ri­ence required. Basic doll mak­ing skills could be use­ful.
Fee: 145 Euro

Hope to see you in soon!
Love,
Ele­na
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8. June 2017

Vintage Inspired Baby Doll

My inspi­ra­tion for this all nat­ur­al vin­tage inspired cloth doll has been an antique Ger­man doll, being trea­sured and loved in our fam­i­ly for years, called Mon­ny.

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Vintage inspired baby doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired doll accessory. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired cloth doll accessory. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired baby doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. IMGP6861a1 Vintage inspired baby doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired cloth doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired cloth doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Vintage inspired cloth doll. Handmade by Atelier Lavendel. I decid­ed to call Mol­ly this lit­tle one. Mol­ly stands 8 inches/20cm.I cre­at­ed this doll using my orig­i­nal designs and all nat­ur­al high qual­i­ty organ­ic mate­ri­als. Her head is sculp­tured of clean organ­ic wool in the Wal­dorf style. The body is stuffed with 100% organ­ic wool, the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% organ­ic cot­ton, her body, arms and legs are wired, mov­able and pose able. Her cloth­ing is made with high qual­i­ty pure wool felt and can not be put off. Her cowl is made with amaz­ing lace weight mohair, it can be put off. This dol­ly has green eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered. Her hair is alpaca fiber.  For her reversible bed­ding I used organ­ic  cot­ton fab­ric by West­fall­en Stoffe and  wool row­ing. Her wood­en baby car­riage is hand paint­ed. Mol­ly the sleepy baby, rolling her sweet baby car­riage is now avail­able here .
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