Recently I was involved in an online holiday ornament swap. Since I was sending mine to The Netherlands, I decided to make a Sinterklass.
Once again I was reminded that we never really know very much about other cultures except what we learned as kids or on TV.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I had associated the Sinterklass icon with children putting out shoes and other variations. The real story of Sinterklass is FAR more interesting. (I will let you find that out yourself. Click on the link.)
The Sinterklaas is about 7 inches tall and needle felted with curly wool locks added as a beard. It was hard to part with him.
My tendinitis seems to be better so I can start working again. Have lots of things I want to make and do...how about you?
If you are creative, I wish you success with what you make and much
creative joy! In any event, happy weekend and
enjoy the day!