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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….
and we said goodbye to some of our cuter items,
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.
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:
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!
It was awesome sharing 2 banana boxes of Midnight Elves Creations with the wider anthroposophical community here in Aotearoa.
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.
Teacher and Midnight Elf
It was a beautiful spring day with all the trees and plants flowering and once again Ellen and Sarah made the room look beautiful
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.
while the shepherd waits quietly with his flock and friends,
the Mother Earths and their root children,
and the lovely piwakawaka who sang in the sun before flying away with some lucky person.
We 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.