The start of a New Year

The Elves having been on holiday, enjoying sunny skies, torrential rain, sandy beaches, cold rivers, extended book reading and a bit of a rest.
The shelves are in need of new dragons and unicorns, knights and horses, pigs and sheep and more of our magical dolls.
The first session for 2016 starts on Wednesday 10th February, at the Dollmakers Room in Wallace Street. 10am to 1.30pm Come and learn a new skill, chat over coffee, join in the sharing and nurturing that underpins our group – oh and the laughter too!_OWP9262

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Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth

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True Stories, Told Live 19 Dec 2015

The Christmas Market at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten was a lovely event with choirs singing, children and parents making cards and stars, lovely food and of course, our beautiful creations….

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 and we said goodbye to some of our cuter items,

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while this beautiful nativity scene awaits a new home – hours of loving care and attention to detail. We are often asked who made such and such and we reply “An Elf” because there is a lot of co-operative production that goes on. This is a fine example of Elves working through the night.

Also the Founders Christmas Market went off very well with lots of enthusiastic purchasers.

xmas2015The Midnight Elves are having an evening off and relaxing after all their hard work for the year is over. Come, join us, listen to wonderful stories while picnicking with friends. Just click the link to the side.12240973_959044464167898_7166173329536005337_oCatch you in the New Year.

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Here are some more things that caught the elven eyes.

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Elves hard at work for upcoming Christmas Market

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These cuties caught a few elven eyes.

Needle Felted Owl Ornament - Family of Four. $47.00  Holy freakin' adorable.:

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Getting ready for Christmas markets

The Elves have been busy getting organised for 2 Christmas markets in late November.

First up is The Great Christmas Market  held in Nelson, New Zealand at Founders Park. This is on Sunday 22 November 2015, 10am til 4pm.

Then on Sunday, 29 November 2015, we will be at the annual Christmas Market at The Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, Wallace Street, Motueka, 10am til 2pm.

Come and fall in love with our creations.

Here’s what the Elves got up to at the last retreat:

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and come up with these beautiful gifts.afloatreindeer

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THE MIDNIGHT ELVES CHRISTMAS DOLLMAKING RETREAT

(Sung to the tune of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen…”)

No rest for Ye merry Midnight Elves

For Christmas is on its way,

There’s nothing Christmassy on our shelves

but let’s not be filled with dismay!

For parents young and parents old will come and lend a hand

To save us all from lack of stock when we sell at our market stand!

Oh come and help us sew and felt

it will bring us so much joy,

Oh come and chat and eat and drink

and make a Christmas toy!

Sarah Keogh

Midnight Elf

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The Joy of selling and sharing

It was awesome sharing 2 banana boxes of Midnight Elves Creations with the wider anthroposophical community here in Aotearoa.

HOW SO?

Over the long weekend October 1st- 4th I was one of 7 Steiner community members from Motueka to be in Hastings at the annual Anthroposophical conference. We had a stall to promote our school and also displayed and sold crafts. Everything we had on displayed was enthusiastically admired and over $1,040.00 worth of toys were sold. There were two women wanting to buy the same pony. This wasn’t a problem I just took an order.A number of exquisite flower fairies had been crafted at our end of winter retreat. Sadly these had not sold at spring fair so Violet and three Snowdrop fairies were on sale. I was delighted when these were scooped up on the first day. Would I do it again? Yes, it was an absolute pleasure setting up the display and seeing the craft items being purchased by their excited new owners.

Jane Cumberworth

Teacher and Midnight Elf

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The Midnight Elves at the Spring Fair

It was a beautiful spring day with all the trees and plants flowering and once again Ellen and Sarah made the room look beautiful

bird in a bushsome of the Elves went to great lengths, or rather heights, to assist them in their endeavours…..

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It is always magic to see the children come in and be entranced by the toys. This beautiful mermaid doll was whisked away by one such child.

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while the shepherd waits quietly with his flock and friends,

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the Mother Earths and their root children,

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and the lovely piwakawaka who sang in the sun before flying away with some lucky person.

piwakawakaWe did very well as a school community raising over $21000 for the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School. Thanks to all who came and saw and bought, and many special thanx to Titirangi Steiner school for their gift of dolls and clothes and toys to sell, as a supporting effort for fundraising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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