We are excited to announce another upcoming dollmaking retreat. This weekend, Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd, we will join together to stitch and prepare for the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School’s Autumn Festival. We hope to see you there at the dollmaking room for some good times!
After the most recent dollmaking retreat, and some experimentation at other dollmaking retreats, we’re sure we have the recipe perfected now:
Take several parts beautiful natural materials such as felt, wool, cotton, and fleece
and mix together using the appropriate utensils.
Next, add a handful of good humor
and a dash of some useful advice.
Once well mixed increase the warmth and let simmer for 3 days
When ready serve and enjoy the party!
Be sure to double the recipe if the Spring Fair is quickly approaching. Here is a sampling of what we will serve up at the Spring Fair on September 22nd:
Thanks Sarah for your gentle prodding to keep us on task!
Calling all would be, established and enthusiastic elves – we are having another cosy creative retreat to make products for our Spring Fair Stall. WE NEED YOU! We are selling faster than we can make, so we need more elves making!
It’s at Sarah’s house, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July. Please bring food to share. Sorry no child care available. Call Sarah on Ph 528 8122 for more details.
For those of you going to the Mapua Easter Fair, go visit our school’s stall to say hello.
We can’t wait to see you next Saturday at the Motueka Steiner School’s Autumn Fair.
Merry Christmas to all from The Midnight Elves and the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School. Wishing you a season of peace, happiness, and joy. We’ve been quite busy in the last few weeks leading up to Christmas. Our greeting cards have made their debut.
It was fun setting up the scenes and working with our photographer. So far we have three Christmas cards, and four flower themed cards. Each card can be purchased for NZ$5, or 7 cards for NZ$30. They are available locally in Motueka at Toad Hall, Up The Garden Path, Needleworx, and in Nelson at the Fashion Island Information kiosk. Cards are also available for on-line purchase at: http://oliverweberphotography.com/cards/ Throughout the year we will be photographing more cards to expand the collection to include all the seasons.
In the beginning of December we had our annual Christmas Market at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten. Here are a few pictures from that lovely and festive day:
Now Christmas is over for another year. After the recent flurry of activity of Christmas preparations, we’re enjoying the amazing weather with time at the beach with our families. And we shall continue to enjoy another 5 weeks of summer school holidays before school resumes on February 7th. Our first dollmaking session of the new term will be on Wednesday, February 13th. Please come join us! All the best this Christmas and this summer from The Midnight Elves!
The new Motueka Rudolf Steiner School website is now live! Be sure to watch the inspiring video.
Okay all you Midnight Elves and friends: there are only 35 stitching days to go until our Christmas Market, on Sunday December 2! The market will be in the garden of the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten on Wallace Street, from 10 am to 2 pm.
So, to help get those stitching and crafting fingers flying, and to help you whistle while you work, we will be having another dollmaking retreat weekend. The retreat will begin on Friday evening, November 2nd and continue on until Sunday afternoon, November 4th. Please ring the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School at (03) 528 0246 for more information about retreat location, what to bring, et cetera.
Saturday evening we plan to take a break from our crafting, and as a group attend the Guenther and Friends Concert. Guenther and Friends will be delighting us again this year with another amazing concert. The concert will be held at the Chanel Arts Centre in Motueka, Saturday 3rd November, from 7:30 pm. You can buy your tickets at the door or from the Lower School Office. All funds raised from the concert will go towards our New School Campus.
At the retreat we’ll be making angels, felt decorations, nativity scenes, star babies, donkeys, and are open to other suggestions. What a way to get in the Christmas spirit and contribute your talents to help the school.
We look forward to seeing you in our circle.
We would like to share with you a few images from the Spring Fair:
Children love to admire our toys. It brings us great joy to observe their eyes light up as they look around.
Doesn’t this look just like a fairy tale?
The yarn and these dolls are perennial favorites.
Don’t you wonder what hijinks these three got up to?
The dragons were well loved.
Many people wondered whether the princess really did have a pea hidden somewhere amidst her tall stack of matreses (she did).
After a successful and fun Spring Fair we shall now take a bit of a break during the two weeks of school holidays. Formal dollmaking sessions will resume on Wednesday, October 17th, as we begin preparations for the Christmas Market. More to come soon!