Category Archives: Waldorf Inspired Organic Handmade Play Dolls and Toys

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
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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
♥♥♥

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

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

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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