Traditionally, a raffle has been held at the Vital Years. Funds raised by the raffle contribute to the SECA donation supporting developing projects in Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education in new member countries around the world.

Committee members ask the members of the association in each region to donate a handmade doll to be raffled. In recent years, SECA supporters have generously contributed wonderful prizes for the raffle, which we are very grateful and happy to receive. 

Once again, this year we have some really lovely prizes, and we thank everyone who has sourced, gathered, stitched, knitted, and prepared for this enjoyable part of our conference. Tickets will be on sale in Nipaluna Hobart.


Handmade doll 'Clara' from Poland

A mutual support initiative:  IASWECE/SECA doll swap



Handknitted child's vest

Your choice of small or large

Made and donated by Paulene Hanna Victorian region 

Set of fleece standing puppets
'Grandma' puppet made by Catherine Pilko, and her 3 friends created and donated by 3 SECA committee members 

Weleda gift package  of nourishing products

valued at $175.00

A Gift Basket l of Art and Creative Supplies

  • Mercurius Blackboard Pastel Art Chalk
  • Limited Edition Rainbow STOCKMAR Crayon
  • Creative Painting and Drawing Set from STOCKMAR
  • STOCKMAR Modelling Beeswax
  • STOCKMAR Decorating Wax
  • Dipam Pure Beeswax Candle

Valued at $330

Donated by Mercurius Australia



Knitted australian animals

Hand crafted and donated by Chrisanthi McManus: Sth NSW/ACT Region

Handmade cuddle doll

Made and donated by  Karen Church

Victoria Region


Herbal tea and a selection of therapeutic creams made from herbs grown on their farm

Donated by Goulds Natural Medicine: Apothecary, Biodynamic Herb Farm and Clinic in Hobart

Wooden puzzle

made in Ecuador using recycled hardwood

donated by Ana Luz Comacho Anderson Nth NSW region


Prize 1: Dr Haushka Morning Ritual Set Valued at $89.00 

Prize 2: Dr Haushka Timeless Beauty Set: Valued at $120.00

Donated by Helios Health and Beauty

Gift Hamper of Delightful Things

  • Muender teapot white enamel
  • Kitchen bottle brush
  • Ostrich Feather Duster
  • Explore Nook Shovel
  • Ostheimer Kangaroo
  • Auris 3 tone brass glockenspiel 
  • Sarah’s Silk rainbow play silk
  • Apiscor beeswax crayon blocks set of 16
  • The Very Old Donkey Book
  • Grapat Rainbow Tomtens
  • Beeswax pillar candle (150 x 64)
  • Bronte Postcard Winter Wombat

Total Value: $425.40

Donated by Aurifer

Handmade doll

Made in and donated by the WA Region folk

 ''Waldorf Wondering" Teacher Planner designed to streamline record-keeping, and organisation for Waldorf educators.
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Donated by 
Amber Lavelle

 Rainbow Silk cape

hand dyed and made by Rosie Tomlinson in Tasmania

 2 x $25 InnerWork Book gift vouchers and a set of compress kits - 1 for an adult and 1 for a child 

Donatd by 

Developing the Self Developing the World

$50  Gift Card

A digital gift card to the value of $50 to spend either in-store or online -

Donated by Grassroots Eco Store Sydney

Hoop embroideries of the seasons

made and donate by Ebba Bodame

Sydney/Blue Mts/Hunter Region

A wet felted picture
Handmade and Donated by 
Chantelle Sommers 
Willunga Waldorf School
SA Region

A one year membership to the Sewing Circle,

The Sewing Circle is an online membership and community for anyone wanting to soothe their soul with the magic of hand stitching. 

Donated and hosted online by Natalie Trusler 

SECA Member



 Gift Hamper of nourishing goodies

Donated by Southern Swan Tasmania

Valued at $100.00

Shepherd and sheep 

Knitted, crocheted, and donated by a friend of the

Nth NSW region

Mother Hen Felted Tea Cosy

Donated by Heather Van Zyl

Sydney/Blue Mts/Hunter Region


$200 Gift Voucher
Donated by Keshet nipaluna Hobart

Tasmanian Designed 

Ethically Produced 

High Quality Fabrics 

Handmade with love

"Miellerie Honey is a subtle marriage of Tasmanian native flowers, French tradition and biodynamic practices. It has been a family business, owned and operated by Yves Ginat, apiarist/beekeeper since he was a 14yr old boy, growing up in France. ‘Miellerie’ is French for ‘Honey House’, pronounced ‘meer-leh-ree’. We specialise in producing organic, unheated honey, from endemic flowers of Tasmania, lutruwita; of the highest quality, maintaining the unique and natural flavours and medicinal qualities of the flowers".
3  x 900g jars of honey
Donated by Yves and Georgie from Miellerie Honey

Felted Wall hanging 
Donated by Birch and Bear

Wooden Marble Run
donated by Karin Adams
Owner of Lyrebird
nipaluna Hobart

 Handmade Doll made in and donated by
the folk from 
South Australian Region

Original Watercolour Painting of the Lyrebird emblem for Vital Years 2024
Painted and donated by 
Mary Jean Wilson

Felted and embroidered picture
Handmade and donated by Sylvia Jensen

Printed and embroidered purse
Handmade and donated by Sylvia Jensen

Embroidered purse
Handmade and donated by Sylvia Jensen

 Handmade Doll made in Tasmania 
Donated by
Chantal De Brawere
nipaluna Hobart

 Two wooden braiding stars made by Petra and her young  sons. "They make a seven-stranded plait or braided cord using wool, and can be used by anyone who can count to three (ideal for six-year-olds and up).
INSTRUCTIONS to use the braiding star included. (If anyone else wants any, my boys and I can make more!) 
Made and donated by  Petra Betschart
Victoria Region