10. February 2016

Dorothy and Jess: Looking forward to Spring

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Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Meet Dorothy and Jess, two lit­tle sis­ters, two win­ter chil­dren. Boths girls came into this world, when the cold wind was blow­ing and snow flakes were danc­ing in the gar­den. Nev­er­the­less, Dorothy is dream­ing about  the Spring. Dream­ing about the gen­tle breeze to sing-song  in her hair, for the sun shin­ing on he cheeks… She has already put on her best dress, all over with bloom­ing  flow­ers. She is dream­ing…  Jess is dif­fer­ent. Thik shawl and woollen hat on, rosy checks, well pro­tect­ed from the cold with her lit­tle cud­dly blan­ket, she seems pret­ty hap­py with the win­ter and the snow. Well, if I had have such cosy  cloth­ing I sure­ly also would be… ;  )

Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Dorothy is an OOAK doll, stand­ing 17 inch­es. Jess is her tiny baby sis­ter, 5 inch­es tall.
Dorothy wears a Lib­er­ty cot­ton fab­ric dress with cot­ton lace and  rick rack edge, undies (not pic­tured) and a grey and pink pol­ka dot­ted under­skirt of organ­ic cot­ton beneath,  her cowl with two pom­pons is made of undyed alpaca knit. Her oth­er shawl is made with the finest lace weight mohair. It is amaz­ing­ly soft and light like a feath­er. Her  leg­gings have a nice edge, they are made with organ­ic cot­ton jer­sey. Her shoes are made with high qual­i­ty pure woo felt and dec­o­rat­ed with vin­tage linen but­tons.
Her very spe­cial heir­loom is the gen­uine pink coral bracelet, she is wear­ing. 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 bracelet is to close secure­ly and com­fort­ably  with a  mag­net­ic sil­ver met­al clo­sure. This del­i­cate bracelet is 7 inch­es long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or a young woman.

Jess´s cloth­ing is made with cot­ton velour, she can hap­pi­ly put off her green woollen cowl with a tiny sil­ver bell and her cosy hat of a gor­geous eth­i­cal­ly pro­duced wool/silk/mohair blend. I t is dec­o­rat­ed   with a green leaf on the top, which is  made with pure wool felt. She pos­sess a tiny blan­ket (it is bring­ing her sweet dreams), which she would nev­er want to part with, is oh so won­der­ful soft.  I have made it for her  with organ­ic undyed alpaca yarn.
The cosy car­ry bag, where Jess is sleep­ing most of the time,  is cro­chet of the same yarn as her hat, it is a beau­ti­ful wool/mohair/silk blend. The tex­ture of this yarn is so rich and tasty, I tried not to add too much, I left it free of every influ­ence, just pure joy for the fin­ger to touch and for the eye to look at.
By the way, Dorothy her­self has a cosy bag of her very own (not pic­tured). It is made with cot­ton fab­ric and cot­ton velour and can be used as a stor­age bag for both friends dur­ing the qui­et times, or just for gift-giv­ing.

Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Waldorf inspired ooak dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with all natural best quality materials. Handmade in Germany.

Dorothy and Jess are now avail­able here .

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