Meet two explorer and friends, meet Ann and Norbert! Ann is an OOAK Atelier Lavendel natural fibers doll, standing 16 inches (40cm) , handmade with lots of love and attention to details. Norbert is her little bear, fully jointed vittage style friend.
Ann wears a dress og organic linen, decorated with vintage Westfalian German cotton lace, pants of organic cotton, a cowl crochet with finest moss green lace weight mohair, light as a feather and wonderful soft. Her shoes are hand felted with pure sheep wool, her ajour socks are knitted with pure wool. For her beany hat I used artist designed organic mohair/wool blend yarn.
Ann eyes are carefully hand embroidered with cotton thread.
Her hair is made with hand dyed locks, 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 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. My dolls are sturdy and have free movable arms and legs. Doll´s clothes are removable and washable.
This doll can be hand washed in a basin with a mild soap. Because of her delicate hair I recommend that doll only to be spot cleaned as long time as possible.
Ann´s special heirloom is her genuine Peridote bracelet. Peridote is sad to be protective and lucky when worn as jewellery. For many centuries genuine gemstones have been used for their energetic healing properties. Peridote is believed to increase self-esteem and energy. Balances and dissipates negative energy. Promotes success, abundance and clear thinking. Tiny 2,5mm genuine Peridote beads are here strung on green silk cord with the ends left decoratively to fray. This Peridote bracelet is to close securely and comfortably with a magnetic silver metal closure. This delicate piece of jewellery is 7 inches long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or young woman.
Norbert is Ann´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 German glass eyes are handmade in the Lauscha glass manufacture, Germany. I hand embroidered his nose with cotton embroidery floss. I used wood wool and wood shavins 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 his cowl is made with original Donegal tweed wool jarn and can be put off.
Ann comes with a certificate of authenticity with all the details about her, which is signed by me. I intended this doll and her bear as a little treasure to display or as a special heirloom toy to an older child for gentle play. Ann and Norbert are now available here.
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