14. August 2018

Tilda and Mathilda

Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany. Meet Mathilda! RTG ooak artist bears by Atelier lavendel. Best quality natural materials, original designs. Hanmade in Germany.

Meet Til­da and Mathil­da, two sum­mer bear sis­ters!
Stand­ing 7 inch­es (18cm), they are a OOAK antique  vin­tage style weight­ed art bears, lov­ing­ly hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del, using my designs and high-qual­i­ty all nat­ur­al mate­ri­als.
These bears are made with high qual­ity antique style blonde mohair fab­ric from tra­di­tion­al work­ing Ger­man man­u­fac­ture Steiff Schulte, which gives them love­ly well much loved vin­tage appear­ance. Their orig­i­nal glass eyes are hand­made in the Lauscha glass man­u­fac­ture, Ger­many. I hand embroi­dered their noses  with cot­ton embroi­dery floss. I used organ­ic clean wood shav­ings  to stuff the body and the limbs  firm­ly and added to the chub­by  bel­lies some steel shot, which is safe­ly placed with­in linen bags, for more love­ly weight.
These bears are sym­pa­thet­i­cal­ly aged and hand paint­ed using non-tox­ic pas­tel colours.
Their full joint­ed arms, legs and heads are mov­able and pose able.
Their cowls and bon­nets with green leaf of pure wool felt leaf on the top are  made with gor­geous wool/silk blend and can be put off.  These bears are avail­able here.

Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥

14. July 2018

Ariane and Luca

Natural fiber art doll ooak by Atelier Lavendel: meet Ariane and Luca. Organic, best quality materials, many sweet details, heirloom quality. Handmade in Germany Natural fiber art doll ooak by Atelier Lavendel: meet Ariane and Luca. Organic, best quality materials, many sweet details, heirloom quality. Handmade in Germany Natural fiber art doll ooak by Atelier Lavendel: meet Ariane and Luca. Organic, best quality materials, many sweet details, heirloom quality. Handmade in Germany

Those two friends love fresh and sun­ny sum­mer colours:  Meet Ari­ane and Luca!   Dressed in gar­ments of finest organ­ic GOTS cer­ti­fied fab­rics and deli­cious yarns, these dolls  are ready to be loved and cud­dled with. Best qual­i­ty organ­ic mate­ri­als, many sweet details and pre­cious acces­sories, as gen­uine coral bracelet, antique West­phalian lace, char­ac­ter­is­tic time­less and a bit nos­tal­gic appear­ance to insure these dolls heir­loom qual­i­ty. That makes  them suit­able for a gen­tle play to an old­er child or a for those child at heart.
Ari­ane and Luca are now avail­able here.

Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥

24. June 2018

Jennifer and John

ooak natural fiber art dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Natural best quality organic materials, original designs. Handmade in Germany. ooak natural fiber art dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Natural best quality organic materials, original designs. Handmade in Germany. Jen­nifer is an ooak nat­ur­al fiber art doll by Ate­lier Laven­del. She wears sun­ny yel­low pol­ka dot­ted dress, dec­o­rat­ed with orig­i­nal Ger­man antique West­phalian cot­ton lace, white-red stripped leg­gings of organ­ic cot­ton, undies beneath, orig­i­nal antique Ger­man cro­chet cot­ton socks and booties of green and white felt, made of pure wool. I made her large cowl with finest off-while mohair on silk. Jen­nifer has black eyes, which are made of Ger­man hand made glass. Her hair is made with hand dyed and hand sewn weft, cro­cheted into a cap, it can be restyled and gen­tly combed. This doll has a neck, ears, a bel­ly but­ton and a sweet bum. She is weight­ed and can sit nice­ly. Her head is soft sculp­tured of card­ed clean organ­ic sheep wool. Through the inner arma­ture in her neck the head is slight­ly mov­able, gen­tle but most expres­sive ges­tures and expres­sions are pos­si­ble.  The body is firm­ly stuffed with 100% organ­ic pure wool; the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% cot­ton inter­lock from tra­di­tion­al Swiss man­u­fac­ture.  All seams are dou­ble-sewn for more dura­bil­i­ty. All doll´s clothes are remov­able and wash­able.
John is Jennifer´s lit­tle bear. Stand­ing approx­i­mate­ly 5 inch­es (14cm), he is an OOAK vin­tage style weight­ed artist bear, lov­ing­ly hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del, using my designs and high-qual­i­ty all nat­ur­al mate­ri­als. This bear is made with high qual­ity vis­cose fab­ric from the tra­di­tion­al work­ing Ger­man man­u­fac­ture Steiff Schulte, which gives him a love­ly well much loved vin­tage appear­ance. His orig­i­nal glass eyes are hand­made in the Lauscha glass man­u­fac­ture, Ger­many. I hand embroi­dered his nose with cot­ton embroi­dery floss. I used organ­ic clean sheep wool to stuff the body and the limbs and added to the bel­ly some steel shot, which is safe­ly placed with­in a linen bag, for more love­ly weight. This bear is hand paint­ed using non-tox­ic pas­tel colours. HIs ful­ly joint­ed arms, legs and head are mov­able and pose able.
HIs cowl with a vin­tage rose and tiny bell on its top is made with wool/silk and can be put off.
Jen­nifer comes with a cer­tifi­cate of authen­tic­i­ty with all the details about her, which is signed by me. I intend­ed this doll and the bear as a lit­tle trea­sure to dis­play or as a spe­cial heir­loom toy to an old­er child for gen­tle play. Jen­nifer and J0hn are avail­able here.
Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥

11. June 2018

European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018

Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar 2018 in Elspeet, the Nether­lands, has passed as a fire­work of all kinds of beau­ti­ful impres­sions around the doll art and Wal­dorf doll mak­ing. Meet­ing new and old friends has been an exis­ten­tial part of the event. As much as enjoy­ing amaz­ing, dif­fer­ent, intrigu­ing, charm­ing dolls by many dif­fer­ent bril­liant­ly tal­ent­ed doll artists every­where. Teach­ing my work­shops in this doll-pas­sion­ate atmos­phere has been a tru­ly mag­i­cal expe­ri­ence. Thank you so much, my dear par­tic­i­pants, you great ladies, for your hard work, your patience and your smiles. Thanks to my doll mak­er col­leagues, it was great and high­ly inspir­ing to see you and to talk to you again.  And thou­sand thanks to Kam­rin and Berend, the organ­is­ing hands behind the all of it.
Hop­ing to see you all soon again!
Love,
Ele­na
♥♥♥

 

18. May 2018

European Waldorf Doll Seminar: Preparing

Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Last prepa­ra­tions to be done before the Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar starts. Doll sis­ters pos­ing togeth­er. Sum­mer doll dress­es for the dolls to be made in my doll mak­ing work­shop packed. Hats an cowls for lit­tle bears we are going to made in my artist bear work­shop. Some sweet lit­tle presents to the par­tic­i­pants to sweet­en our day. And — Ate­lier Lavn­del work­shop cer­tifi­cates, when all are ready. Just a walk into the woods and fields around the cor­ner with Martha, my mod­ell bear. Now — all here, all pre­pared.
Real­ly look­ing to meet you all! See you in Elspeet!  :  )
Love,
Ele­na
♥♥♥

16. April 2018

Lenni and Max

waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany.

waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. I want you to meet Lenni and Max. Lenni is an OOAK wal­dorf nat­ur­al fibers doll, stand­ing 16 inch­es, hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del with lots love and care. Max is her tiny baby doll.

Lenni wears yel­low pol­ka dot­ted dress, dec­o­rat­ed with orig­i­nal antique Ger­man West­phalian cot­ton lace, white-red stripped leg­gings of organ­ic cot­ton, undies beneath and booties of green and white felt, made of pure wool. I made her large cowl with orig­i­nal Done­gal Tweed. She loves her del­i­cate vin­tage Scotch broche with sparkling marcasite’s , which she is using as a cowl clo­sure. Her hair pin is dec­o­rat­ed with a red hand felt­ed rose of Aus­tralian finest meri­no wool.  All her  clothes are remov­able and wash­able.

Lenni´s spe­cial heir­loom is her gen­uine red Coral neck­ace.  Coral is believed to increase self-esteem and ener­gy. Bal­ances and dis­si­pates neg­a­tive ener­gy. Pro­motes suc­cess, abun­dance and clear think­ing, pro­tec­tive and lucky when worn as jew­ellery. Tiny 2,5mm Coral beads are strung here on a  silk cord with the ends left dec­o­ra­tive­ly to fray.  This neck­lace is to close secure­ly and com­fort­ably  with a  mag­net­ic sil­ver met­al clo­sure. It is 7 inch­es long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or young woman.

Lenni has blue eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered. Her hair is made with Dol­ly­Mo mohair. It is cro­cheted into a cap with her braids fas­tened on both sides of her head pony-tails style. It can be  restyled and gen­tly combed. This doll has a neck, ears, a bel­ly but­ton and a sweet bum. Her head is soft sculp­tured of clean organ­ic sheep wool. Through the inner arma­ture in her neck the head is slight­ly mov­able, gen­tle but most expres­sive ges­tures and expres­sions are pos­si­ble. The body is firm­ly stuffed with 100% organ­ic pure wool; the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% cot­ton inter­lock from tra­di­tion­al Swiss man­u­fac­ture.

Her shoul­der bag with a lamp work mush­room pen­dant is cro­chet wit my favourite eth­i­cal­ly made wool/silk/mohair fibre. Tiny friend of Lenny, she calls her Max, is usu­al­ly sit­ting in this car­ry bag quite still and look­ing around.  Max is wear­ing light blur over­all  of organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet, which  can not be put off. Her hat and cowl of  gor­geous wool/wild silk blend in gen­tle shades of green and beige, as well as her tiny blan­ket of lace weight mohair can be put off. Her hair of Dol­ly­Mo mohair can be gen­tly fin­ger combed.

This doll is  made to be a com­pan­ion and a true play mate with­in a free imag­i­na­tive play and can be hand washed in a basin with a mild soap. Because of her del­i­cate hair I rec­om­mend  spot clean­ing as long time as pos­si­ble.

Lenni and Max are now avail­able here.

12. March 2018

Spring Breeze

ooak natural fibers waldorf dolls: Meet Spring handmade by Atelier Lavendel using all natural beat quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls: This little one is enjoying the the sunshine, sitting in his cosy woollen pouch and waiting for his friend, Lenni. ooak natural fibers waldorf dolls: Meet Spring handmade by Atelier Lavendel using all natural beat quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls: This little one is enjoying the the sunshine, sitting in his cosy woollen pouch and waiting for his friend, Lenni. This lit­tle one is enjoy­ing the sun­shine and dain­ty scent of the first  anemones you can see every­where walk­ing in the woods here. Sit­ting in his cosy woollen pouch, he is  just smil­ing hap­pi­ly and look­ing for­ward to meet his friend, Lenni. More pic­tures of both of them  com­ing soon. Wish­ing an inspir­ing spring breeze to every­one!
Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥

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