Hello! My name is Elena, I am the artist behind the Atelier Lavendel. After my studies in philology, child development and general education, 2005 I started to design and manufacture organic artist made dolls and toys for every age. Since 2010 I run my own small business, which is called Atelier Lavendel. In my blog I welcome you to have a glimpse into the inside of my Atelier Lavendel studio. Enjoy your stay!
Love, Elena ♥♥♥
ABOUT THE ATELIER
Atelier Lavendel is a home-based studio for artist-made natural fibres dolls and artist bears, stationed in the hilly grounds of the southern parts of Germany. I love it to make beautiful ideas visible, love creating things with my hands and I love to work with natural quality materials, such as organic fabrics, ribbons and lace, pure plant-dyed wool yarns and and eco-wool rowing. I enjoy hearing the materials I touch telling me their stories: antique lace and vintage fabrics, old and battered accessory pieces and toys are welcome guests on my work table.
I work in my lovely studio, pet-free and smoke-free. Here come to life my ooak dolls, bears and organic jewellery pieces, designed and handmade by me with lots of joy and care. Organic dolls, cuddle babies, companion dolls, wool fairies and wool felted gnomes inspired by the Waldorf Steiner education as well as OOAK artist bears, which I offer for sale, can be found in my Etsy-shop, as an array of safe and cuddly heilrooms for children and those child at heart to treasure and to love.
I find my inspirations quite nearby. It is the nature, the gorgeous lavender scent in my sunny garden in the summer and certainly my loving family that inspires me again and yet again to my various creations.
Each item I create has its very own personality, its little soul and is unique. Though there is something all Atelier Lavendel creations have in common. Every one of them brings to me the delight of sharing my joy and my creativity. Every little soul, born in my studio, is ready to reveal its wonderful magic and all the good energy it possess, ready to brighten our every day, ready to make this world even more beautiful.
It is good to know, where the items come from. In my blog I share my experiences of doll and bear- making and also background information about the Atelier Lavendel, its plans, news and latest creations. To keep up with our news, rare give-aways and sale announcements please, follow us on Facebook or sign in to our news letter.