Category Archives: Waldorf Inspired Organic Handmade Play Dolls and Toys

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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24. April 2017

Anemone


 natural fibers Waldorf cuddle doll : meet Lora by Atelier Lavendel, lovingly handmade with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany.   natural fibers Waldorf cuddle doll : meet Lora by Atelier Lavendel, lovingly handmade with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany.Meet Anemone! Standig f 7in/18cm she is the most sweetest freckled Guardian Angel I met this Spring!  :   ) Made with organic cotton, stuffed with clean sheep wool, she is wearing a cowl of lace weight mohair. Her blonde hair of mohair can be gentle combed and restyled.
Anemone is now avail­able here .
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14. December 2016

Wee Ones

Waldorf toys handmade: angels and gnomes by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf toys handmade: angels and gnomes by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf toys handmade: angels and gnomes by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf toys handmade: angels and gnomes by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.Wee Angels and little Gnomes: shop update.
Safe and fun, made wih all natural organic materials, standing about 6 inches just perfect for little hands.
Wee Angels and Gnomes are now avail­able here .
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18. June 2016

Two Friends at Sea

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Handmade natural cuddle dolls by Atelier Lavendel: safe and natural. Handmade in Germany. Handmade natural cuddle dolls by Atelier Lavendel: safe and natural. Handmade in Germany. Handmade natural cuddle dolls by Atelier Lavendel: safe and natural. Handmade in Germany. Handmade natural cuddle dolls by Atelier Lavendel: safe and natural. Handmade in Germany.

Two tiny friends at sea…
Playing hide and seek: not even that foggy day could ever spoil their joy…
Wishing you all a wonderful sweet and sunny week-end!
Love,
Yours, Elena
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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.♥♥♥

5. May 2016

European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar: And Back Again

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