25. September 2015

Chrissy, the Elf

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.Meet Chris­sy, a tiny wood­land elf. She came vis­it­ing me one day…  So curi­ous, always good mood and quite an explor­er, she is. Just an unbe­liev­able sweet per­son!…

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.Chris­sy is stand­ing 8 inch­es. This is an OOAK organ­ic cloth doll, designed and hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del. This doll is made with high qual­ity doll mak­ing cot­ton fab­ric (Oeko Test 100), stuffed with organ­ic clean sheep wool, her hair is Dol­ly Mo mohair, brush­able, cro­chet into a cap and sewn firm­ly onto her head. Her hair can be fin­ger combed. I have care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered her facial fea­tures using cot­ton embroi­dery floss. She has a fair skin tone. I have sculp­tured her head using card­ed organ­ic sheep wool. This doll has firm­ly stuffed legs and body. I used vin­tage but­tons to joint her legs in order to enable her to sit free. Her arms are stitch joint­ed and are free mov­able as well.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

Chris­sy is wear­ing a cot­ton dress with cot­ton lace edge, leg­gings of organ­ic cot­ton jer­sey, her point­ed hat with a tiny sil­ver bell is of cot­ton vel­vet, her cawl is knit­ted oh mohair in a shiny shade of moss green, her cape is made with scar­let red meri­no wool. It can be fas­tened with two cro­chet bands. Her shoes are hand sewn of pure wool felt with two tiny sil­ver bells twin­kling and sparkling by every step. Her hand­bag with a tiny oh, so pre­cious an mys­te­ri­ous gem stone on its bot­tom (a gift from her good friend, the dwarf) is cro­chet with sun­ny yel­low meri­no wool. I do doubt, she would ever want to part with her dress. All the oth­er clothes can be eas­i­ly put off.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

Her very spe­cial heir­loom is the red coral neck­lace. Chris­sy enjoys wear­ing it around her neck — for luck. Sure­ly she would love to bor­row it to her lov­ing mom, who would be able to wear this gen­tle piece of hand­made jew­ellery as a del­i­cate and beau­ti­ful bracelet. Also for luck, of course! Coral is known for its prop­er­ty to ward off bad thoughts and to encour­age the gen­er­al well-being. Tiny 2,5mm gen­uine coral beads are strung here on a coral red silk cord with the ends left dec­o­ra­tive­ly to fray. The coral neck­lace is to close secure­ly and com­fort­ably with a very dec­o­ra­tive mag­net­ic sil­ver plat­ed clo­sure. This del­i­cate bracelet is 7 inch­es long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or a young woman.

Art cloth dolls for sale by Atelier Lavendel. Handmade in Germany.

I intend­ed this doll as a lit­tle trea­sure to dis­play or as spe­cial heir­loom toy a
to an old­er child for a gen­tle play.
Chris­sy is now avail­able here.
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