Inspired by the light quietness of the first days of Autumn, violet blue sky and some dreamy thoughts of the summer, now leaving, some memories of the upcoming cold, already lying in the air, Blanchette came into the light. These are colours, which utter her most. Off-white and pale violet, shining blue of the scotch Agate and calming white of the fresh water pearls. And this are also textures: the softnness of organic cotton fabric and antique lace, the fluffy kid mohair and silky locks for hair.
Blanchette is ooak doll, handmade by Atelier Lavendel. A natural fibers doll, standing 16 inches (40cm) , Blanchette is created with lots of love and attention to details, using my original designs and high quality natural materials.
This doll has a neck, ears, a belly button and a sweet bum. She is heavily 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. The hair of this doll is made with hand dyed and hand sewn weft, crocheted into a cap, it can be restyled and gently combed.
Blanchette wears a sleevless romper of organic cotton, decorated with antique Westphalian cotton lace, booties of pure wool felt and hand knitted alpaka socks to held her feet warm. I have made her large cowl with fine violet blue colored lace weight mohair. But her special heilroom is traditional vintage Scotch brooch in a round shield form decorated with celtic patterns and a imitated Scotch Agate gem set in the midle.
Blanchette´s special treasure is her genuine fresh water Pearl necklace. Tiny 2,5mm Pearl beads are strung here on a silk cord with the ends left decoratively to fray. This necklace is to close securely and comfortably with a magnetic silver metal closure. It is 7 inches long, so that it also would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or young woman. For many centuries genuine gemstones have been used for their energetic healing properties. Pearl is called symbol of emotional release and purity. Protective and lucky when worn as jewellery.
Christian is Blanchette´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 natural materials. This bear is made with high quality mohair 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 and after that waxed it. I used organic clean sheep wool and wood wool to stuff the body and the limbs and added to the belly some steel shot for more lovely weight. This bear is hand painted using non-toxic pastel colours. He has jointed head, it is movable and pose able. His woodlad hat is made with wool/silk and can be put off.
Blanchette and Christian come with certificates of authenticity, dated and 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.
ECO friendly. Handmade in pet- and smoke- free home. SAFETY NOTE: This doll is recommended for children 6+ .
Blanchette and Christian are now available here. You are welcome to order my creations directly through my web site. Therefore please, feel free to drop me a line. Before ordering, please, read our shop policies. If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to ask, I am more than happy to help.