10. May 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. 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.

5. April 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

20. December 2017

Christmas Angels

A beau­ti­ful and blessed Christ­mas time
full of angels to every­one!
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

21. September 2017

Violette

Waldorf inspired cuddle doll. Made with all natural organic materials, clean wool rowing, organic cotton, she is fun addition to any playroom. Waldorf inspired cuddle doll. Made with all natural organic materials, clean wool rowing, organic cotton, she is fun addition to any playroom. Waldorf inspired cuddle doll. Made with all natural organic materials, clean wool rowing, organic cotton, she is fun addition to any playroom. Meet Vio­lette! This Wal­dorf inspired cud­dle doll is made with all nat­ur­al organ­ic mate­ri­als, such as clean organ­ic wool row­ing, organ­ic cot­ton velour and doll mohair for her hair,  she is fun addi­tion to any play­room. Her Done­gal tweed cowl and her hand dyed head band can be put off. Stand­ing 7 inch­es, she is just per­fect for the lit­tle hands. Vio­lette is now avail­able here .
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12. September 2017

Anita

organic Waldorf cuddle doll: meet Anita, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. All natural high quality organic materials. organic Waldorf cuddle doll: meet Anita, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel with lots of love and care. All natural high quality organic materials. Meet Ani­ta! This organ­ic Wal­dorf cud­dle doll stands 7 inches/18cm, she feels all over soft and handy.  She is lov­ing­ly hand­made by me using my orig­i­nal designs and nat­ur­al organ­ic high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als.  Her head is soft sculp­tured of clean organ­ic wool in the Wal­dorf style of tra­di­tion­al euro­pean doll mak­ing. The body is stuffed with 100% organ­ic wool and slight­ly weight­ed, the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% organ­ic cot­ton, her over­all is of organ­ic cot­ton velour, it can not be put off. Her cowl of amaz­ing lace weight mohair on silk can be put off.  This dol­ly has brown eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered. Her fluffy hair is of brushed mohair. It can be fin­ger-combed or gen­tly brushed. Ani­ta is now avail­able here .
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