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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.

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Autumn Fair 2016

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.

Makings of a Fairy

 and here are how they  look when dressed

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Here are a new style of mobiles – cute!

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We have also consciously been making boy toys, inspired by Taleworld:

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the one that I liked the best was the Viking


and once again the room looked beautiful





and lastly these were quite popular……




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The Autumn Fair 2016 – “Where dragons come alive”

Autumn Fairies are working hard so the school and school ground can be transformed into a medieval fair ground soon.
Delicious foods and preserves are being prepared for the market. The midnight Elves are stitching the night away, making the most attractive toys.
Games, challenges and crafts are waiting for the finishing touch.
And entertainers and performers can’t wait to share with us their skills and talent.
School children will play their instruments. There will be dance performances from the Philippines and Easter Island. We will be amazed by a magic show. Stephen and Florian will be singing their songs. Golden Bay’s Mudwood and our local Lemongrass will enchant us with their magical music.
It’s going to be a wonderful day at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Autumn Fair!


Sunday 10 April 2016 10am – 4pm

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School, 480 High St, Motueka.

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Autumn Retreat 2016

The fruits of our efforts on this past Dollmakers retreat weekend A big thank you to all the elves who came and helped


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Autumn 2016 Dollmaking Retreat




Calling all Midnight Elves!  And for anyone wishing to become a Midnight Elf….

Come join us at our dollmaking retreat weekend THIS weekend.

91 Trewavas Street, Motueka

Friday, 11 March from 5pm onwards

Saturday 12, March from 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday 13, March from 10 am – 4 pm

Bring food to share!  Bring your creativity!  Bring your good will!





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Summer Retreat

First Dollmaking weekend of the year – 11, 12 & 13th of March 2016. Starting Friday evening, all day Saturday, Movie Saturday night and then Sunday until about 4pm.
Pop it in your Diary – location to be decided. We will be working on items for Autumn Fair – dragons, mushrooms, St. Michael, harvest vegetables, leaf fairies, farm yard animals and craft kits. Come for a cuppa and a natter, or learn a new skill, or connect and enjoy. Details coming later.

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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….


 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.

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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