Autumn Dollmaking Retreat 2019

The Autumn Dollmaking 2019 Retreat was very well attended and many creations were born

Knitted bunnies

A trio of crowns

Beautiful fences made from Driftwood for the corral

And here are the horses for it…….

and here are the fence makers, Rosemary and Euan Stewart, hard at work.

and lastly two babes in the woods

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Spring Fair 2018

Motueka Steiner Spring Fair 2018

23rd September 10am – 4pm

165 Robinson Road, Lower Moutere

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Doreen rings the bell!

Here is Doreen, one of our lovely international parents, with her first ever horse she has made. She is observing the Midnight Elves tradition of ringing the bell at the completion of the creation. Maybe you’d like to come and ring the bell……

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Winter Dollmaking Weekend

A relaxed weekend at Gabrielles stitching away with beautiful views

With Dollmakers old and new  







                                                                 Taking home dolls and new skills too



Meanwhile a short hop away a zealous Elf scissors away on her sick bed getting gnome circles and blossom fairies ready for soon stitching hands.

A new dress is finished for a lucky limbed doll


These were some of the creations completed, while many more got started.

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Mid-Winter fun

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Mid-Winter Retreat

Yes it’s happening again – finish your gardening, put dinner on slow cook, give your children a playdate with a neighbour and come and join us for some fun and nurturing at The Midnight Elves Mid-Winter Retreat. This time Gabrielle and Peter are opening their doors for us at 91 Trewavas St, Motueka from 5pm Friday 29 June til Sunday 1 July. Feel free to pop in for a moment, have a cup of tea, collect some stitching or linger longer for a shared meal, good company and a movie on Saturday night. More info later.

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2017 Kindergarten Christmas Market

We invite and welcome all to come and share the special market at Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, December 3, 2017. 10am to 2pm. 33 Wallace Street, Motueka. Crafts, music, cafe, Giving Tree and that special feeling that is honouring the spirit of Christmas.

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Forest Whisperings

A little bird told me that The Midnight Elves are getting ready for Christmas really soon, they are having a weekend of dollmaking at the dollmaking room, November 10, 11, and 12. Hope you can come – spread the word.

Dollmaking Room, Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, Wallace Street, Motueka. Times: Friday 5-10, Saturday and Sunday 10-5.

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The Next Event

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The Midnight Elves will be here!

Come and find some fantastical Christmas treasures.

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2017 Spring Fair on our new land

Last weekends Spring Fair here in Motueka had been threatened with weather bombs and there was uncertainty whether to go ahead – the angels prevailed and lots of people wore gumboots. Check it out – we raised approx. $26,000 – now we just need $1.7 million to build the new school – Any takers?













As you can see we are creating a beautiful farm school with wonderful people and a joyful sense of community. Come and join us 🙂

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