- Christmassy Things October 14, 2016 6:23 am
- Rumi and the Sea-Turtle September 21, 2016 7:32 pm
- decisions, decisions September 16, 2016 6:12 am
- Preparations for the Fair! September 8, 2016 11:18 am
- 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
Nishkama, one of our playgroup mums, pops in often and gathers necessities for her current sewing project – she wears a craft pocket, so she can use those moments you get in the midst of the ever-evolving dance of motherhood, to feed her creativity. It is one of the challenges of parenting, that what you used to do on this level, is less of a priority and yet still a need. Nishkama came in one day on a mission to make a turtle – here’s why:
Rumi was finding the transition to sleep difficult, so Nishkama had started a bedtime story of a sea-turtle who travelled with Rumi into the night world. She wanted to make a sea-turtle for Rumi. She found a pattern, got some materials and made this beautiful sea-turtle who travels Rumi all the day as well as in the night world. He was enjoying running and came up to Nishkama and touching his beating heart said “Can you feel that? – That’s my sea-turtle!”
a young lady is entranced…….
for more wonderful glimpses of our Spring Fair day, follow this link: oliverweberphotography.com
Sarah had been making magic in the garden, amongst the beautyiful blossoms getting ready for our Spring Fair on Sunday!
Motueka Rudolf Steiner School
Spring Fair 2016
Sunday 11 September
10am to 4pm
Come and join us celebrate Spring
480 High Street Motueka
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……