Tomorrow it's Sinterklaas Eve and that will be celebrated in the morning at the school of my daughters. The kids that are older than eight don't believe anymore that the saint of more than a thousand years old really exist, but because getting a present is fun at any age, in the class of my oldest daughter everybody has to make a surprise present for another kid.
Three weeks before Sinterklaas Eve the kids draw lots, so plenty of time to make something. In theory, at least. And in our head, so every year, when we have just three days left, we suddenly think about the surprise present and have to hurry to fix something nice.
This year my daughter drew the same boy she had last year (how's that even possible in a class of 34 kids). Boy's only hobby is soccer and we made a soccer ball last year, so we had to come up with something else this year. After some thinking we decided to make a chocolate letter.
In it sits a real chocolate letter and a pencil case as a present.
Hopefully my daughter will draw somebody else next year, because we don't know what to make more for the boy :-) .
Since my daughters got new pearl beads from Sinterklaas we are all totally back into pearl beading. Now that Sinterklaas will be going back to Spain in a couple of days, I thought I could make a start with making Christmas decorations, so I made this wreath.
A colleague I know from three jobs ago saw some of my crocheted works (oh, the delights of Facebook) and asked me to crochet her a shawl. She's a fervent knitter herself, but doesn't know how to crochet, so she sent me a pattern and a box of wool, and after her waiting for a couple of months because of some bags I had to finish first, I can finally present her this: