This little one is enjoying the sunshine and dainty scent of the first anemones you can see everywhere walking in the woods here. Sitting in his cosy woollen pouch, he is just smiling happily and looking forward to meet his friend, Lenni. More pictures of both of them coming soon. Wishing an inspiring spring breeze to everyone!
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!
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.
May light and love keep every house safe and happy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 to all!
A beautiful and blessed Christmas time
full of angels to everyone!
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!
Meet Violette! This Waldorf inspired cuddle doll is made with all natural organic materials, such as clean organic wool rowing, organic cotton velour and doll mohair for her hair, she is fun addition to any playroom. Her Donegal tweed cowl and her hand dyed head band can be put off. Standing 7 inches, she is just perfect for the little hands. Violette is now available here .
Meet Anita! This organic Waldorf cuddle doll stands 7 inches/18cm, she feels all over soft and handy. She is lovingly handmade by me using my original designs and natural organic high quality materials. Her head is soft sculptured of clean organic wool in the Waldorf style of traditional european doll making. The body is stuffed with 100% organic wool and slightly weighted, the “skin” is of high-quality 100% organic cotton, her overall is of organic cotton velour, it can not be put off. Her cowl of amazing lace weight mohair on silk can be put off. This dolly has brown eyes, which are carefully hand embroidered. Her fluffy hair is of brushed mohair. It can be finger-combed or gently brushed. Anita is now available here .