For the new followers I try to explain what Sinterklaas is
Sinterklaas (Sint Nicolaas) is an old and very friendly man (just like Santa Claus). We celebrate his B-day on 5th of December (in Belgium on the 6th).
Sinterklaas has many helpers they are called Zwarte Piet (zwart = black, they have black faces).
Every year he comes with his boat half off November from Spain where he lives.
He has a big book, with al the childrens names in it, and there is written if you where a sweet and good child. If so, he comes on the night of 5 December with his Horse Americo on the rooftops together with the Zwarte pieten, to put gifts in the chimney.
He likes to give instead of receiving gifts for his Birthday.
From the time that he arrives till 5 December he can recive all the lists that the Children sent him with what they like to get.
Also in this time he visits al the towns and city's, here he will come in two weeks.
In the week before you can put your shoe before the chimney our backdoor, if you put a carrot or sugur cubes for Americo, you will get a little gift or Sinterklaas candy, also you can put drawing and all kinds of things and you wish list in your show..
In many growsery stores you also can put your shoe also on schools
It's a Holiday expecially for children and so much fun... Still I love it..
The not so nice thing about it is, that when children get around 8 year, they will find out that Sinterklaas is not real, and that's not so great, but still you can enjoy it then in a other way by making gits for each other and make it in a surprise.
For me the most fun thing is ... I can make my own decoration... lol
Yesterday I got it all from the attic, and I have little bit a Sinterklaas house
From the things I made last year I made photo's, here they come
On the left you see my felten Zwarte Pieten, they are now hanging in my front window, the paper craft are hanging on Noah his window, and I made those little gifts and carrots.
With Sinterklaas we also have many yummy yummy candy, and one of it is pepernoten or also called kruidnoten... they are so yummy.
I made a wreath with it last your, put al the pepernoten on it with glue, and as you can see it survived
And this is how it's on my table
It's a bit boring, but I hope to change that.
I have not much to show.. I'm busy making Sinterklaas gifts for my nephew's and Noah and Kira.. After Sinterklaas I can show them to you... so be patient, It's worth it =))))
I have one little pic to show... I made 3 more hearts with crochet On the 6th of Decemer Sinterklaas will go back to spain and then it's time for the Christmas decoration... so a lot more to show then..
Have a great week, I need to work alot so not much time to craft
We are now busy counting the days till Sinterklaas will give us gifts... we are very sweet
Here Noah stripes the days..lol