Maybe you didn't know, but they do exist, a special little X-mas bag to carry your blackberry. Isn't it cute. The pattern is from Brenda Gervais.
But I won't use it before the 5th of december, first we have Sinterklaas in the Netherlands.
Do you know Sinterklaas?
Sinterklaas is a traditional Winter holiday figure in the Netherlands, Belgium, Antilles and Suriname, he is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas' eve (5 December) . It's a childrens feast and celebrates the name day of Saint Nicolas (280–342), patron saint of children and sailors. Saint Nicholas was a bishop of Myra, present day Turkey. But there are more myths about Sinterklaas. Just some important things to know:
- Sinterklaas has a staff and mischievous helpers with black faces, they're called "Zwarte Piet"
- Sinterklaas rides the roof tops with his gray horse Amerigo
- Children put their shoes filled with straw and carrots in front of the chimney, and sing little songs, they hope Sint brings them little gifts.- He's arrving in november by boat from Spain, his boat is loaded with gifts.
- Adults make little funyy poems to go along with the gifts to tease each other a little bit.
Sinterklaas is his usual name. The more formal name is Sint Nicolaas or Sint Nikolaas. He is also known as Goedheiligman or simply Sint.
I know as we were little kids, Sinterklaas was always a very exciting time.