- Spring Fair 2016 August 24, 2016 8:30 am
- Winter is here July 25, 2016 1:34 am
- excitement building……. June 15, 2016 7:59 am
- The 2016 Winter Retreat June 9, 2016 10:48 am
- The new “view” button May 23, 2016 12:04 am
- Autumn Fair 2016 May 22, 2016 11:46 pm
- The Autumn Fair 2016 – “Where dragons come alive” April 5, 2016 5:35 am
- Autumn Retreat 2016 April 5, 2016 5:28 am
- Autumn 2016 Dollmaking Retreat March 9, 2016 10:44 pm
- Summer Retreat February 18, 2016 1:33 am
The weather in our area has been snowy, and blowy and hot and cold and lots of the Elves have been tucked in their homes enjoying the holidays and family time. Some have decided to escape to other parts abroad and have adventures. Before all that happened we had a winter retreat at Maren and Tristan’s home at Riverside. We added a new Feature a workshop on making a simple gnome for our parents with younger children. We realised we had been focussing so much on fundraising that we needed to return to our roots which included nurturing, community, teaching skills, support and, as always, laughter.
here are some of the Elves stitching
We have lots of Aunties always willing to hold the babies
and here is Robbie modelling the strawberry crown.
At home reflecting on the morning at dollmaking where there was lots of activity, people coming and going, fixing machines, talking about patterns, looking at new babies, and realising that that community feeding would be happening all weekend at the retreat – yum!
Is it Winter already?
“IT IS” cry the Elves
“It’s time to get social.
We get cold by ourselves”
Before the ice creeps into your bones
and the frost gets cheeky and nips your toes
Hurry over to join us – the kettle is on,
We’ll be friendly and cosy all day long.
Learn how to make a toy for your child,
make some new friends and be beguiled
by our Midnight Elves Winter Retreat.
We know you’re all out there and we’re longing to meet!
On Friday 17th from 5pm, all day Saturday 18th and until 4pm Sunday 19th June.
Please come and learn some skills,or use your existing ones and help us make toys!
On Saturday morning from 10.30am there will be a mini workshop teaching you how to make a simple gnome. Bring food suitable to the length of your stay – children welcome but no childcare provided.
Venue: Maren and Tristan’s house, no. 18, Riverside Community
Ring Monni 03 5278 290
Or Sarah 03 5288 122
If you need directions
The Midnight Elves are part of the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust. The Trust is currently raising money for our new campus. As a private school we receive a little support from the Ministry of Education which we use for our current school, along with fees and donations. We have purchased a farm, with a very generous donation, and are currently working towards building an eco-school.
Check out our website http://www.motuekasteinerschool.nz/our-new-home/
and if you feel inclined donate and/or sign up for e-news.
The Autumn Fair at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School went off really well – it was a gorgeous sunny autumn day.Check out the photos on the link below.
The Midnight Elves did even more stitching after the Autumn Retreat. Here is a new kind of Fairy being made.
and here are how they look when dressed
Here are a new style of mobiles – cute!
We have also consciously been making boy toys, inspired by Taleworld:
the one that I liked the best was the Viking
and once again the room looked beautiful
and lastly these were quite popular……
Autumn Fairies are working hard so the school and school ground can be transformed into a medieval fair ground soon.
Delicious foods and preserves are being prepared for the market. The midnight Elves are stitching the night away, making the most attractive toys.
Games, challenges and crafts are waiting for the finishing touch.
And entertainers and performers can’t wait to share with us their skills and talent.
School children will play their instruments. There will be dance performances from the Philippines and Easter Island. We will be amazed by a magic show. Stephen and Florian will be singing their songs. Golden Bay’s Mudwood and our local Lemongrass will enchant us with their magical music.
It’s going to be a wonderful day at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Autumn Fair!
Sunday 10 April 2016 10am – 4pm
Motueka Rudolf Steiner School, 480 High St, Motueka.
or click the link above right.
The fruits of our efforts on this past Dollmakers retreat weekend A big thank you to all the elves who came and helped
Calling all Midnight Elves! And for anyone wishing to become a Midnight Elf….
Come join us at our dollmaking retreat weekend THIS weekend.
91 Trewavas Street, Motueka
Friday, 11 March from 5pm onwards
Saturday 12, March from 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 13, March from 10 am – 4 pm
Bring food to share! Bring your creativity! Bring your good will!