woensdag 10 november 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Today I share a little secret with you.
I'm working on my present for Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas is a saint who lives in Spain, celebrates his birthday on december 5th and his helpers we call Zwarte Piet (black Pete). He is also very, very old, I think 500 years and he has a book and in this book is written if you've been good this year. He travels by steamboat and horse. And this horse can climb roofs. The helpers come into your house by using the chimney and they leave a present if you sang a song before going to bed and a carrot for the horse is appreciated :)

Every year half november Sinterklaas arrives in Holland with his steamboat full with presents. This arrival can be seen on national tv. There's always something wrong. There are daily updates on tv and at the end it all is fine.
Children get presents in their shoe. And december 5th is La Grande Finale. A bag full of presents for everybody who has been a good boy or girl.

Me and my family are celebrating this event. In the afternoon we share some presents, mostly for the little children who still believe this is a real existing man. We have a meal together and then the little ones go to bed and for me the real party will begin.
We've drawn names and for this person you buy a small gift. Best part is how the gifts are wrapped. This isn't just a pretty paper, this is crafting! Last year I got a house, because I just bought my first house. My brother got this enormous fish, because he always catches the biggest fishes (uhuh sure, we believe you)
There are also little poems about the receiver. The best are about crazy things that happened last year.
Can you see I'm looking forward to this??

For those who kept reading (thank you) finally a pic of my workdesk.
it will be something with paper mache, it's not finished yet and the pic isn't very clear. It is a secret after all.

Thanks for visiting. More workdesks are here.
For those who are curious about my crochet blanket: I did find some more wool and I will have enough to finish it. The pics you can find on this blog are with 100 g of wool, that's 200 g now. And I still like working on it YEAY.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow fab to hear about your 5th dec celebrations.Very creative desk cant wait to see what it turns into.
    Happy WOYWW

  2. Christmas time sounds like so much fun in Holland thanks for sharing your traditions.

  3. Love paper mache projects but I could never get down to working on one. Still intimidated by the idea, lol

  4. What a wonderful tradition, and it sounds like a lot of fun for the adults! Interested to see what you make.

    Brenda 90

  5. What a busy but very productive looking desk. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

  6. First played with paper mache, at school when I was five, we used flour and water 'glue', and I drove my mum mad wanting to make more things!! and in turn I 'spread' the fun at play school and with my own girls! Can't wait to see 'it' finished!!

    Have a great WOYWW Weekend

  7. It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. I always have fun with papier mache. It is fun to work with and this looks interesting. Sorry I'm so late this week. See you tomorrow, I hope.