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.
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.
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.
Looking forward to meet you in Mennorode!
May light and love keep every house safe and happy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 to all!
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!
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!
Atelier Lavendel is going to make a short summer break.
See you in September!
Wishing a beautiful Holiday Season to all,