Friday, December 2, 2011

The Setting of The Shoe...

My shoe is the dirty one in the middle.
I actually still wear mine once in a while...
(and yes, it is the smallest one: size 40 EU or 9 US)
Yes, the time had come for the first  'Setting Of The Shoe!' (= literal translation)

Normally you add a carrot and some hay for Sinterklaas' horse (who walks on the roof!) and sing a few Sinterklaas songs ("Sinterklaas Kapoentje", "Zie de maan schijnt door de bomen" etc), but the kids didn't come home until  9pm last night (they left the house at 6:45am!) and they still had tons of homework to do, so we had to go with empty 'klompen' (= wooden shoes) this time.

Sinterklaas didn't seem to mind because the shoes were filled this morning! They each got one of these:

It is a rice-filled neck warmer, you know, one of those that you put in the microwave. I , I mean The Sint, used that fun Michael Miller fabric.

While I was at it at the sewing machine, I also whipped up my first ever 'wrist-worms'.  These are apparently very popular at the moment and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Very comfy and warm I must say!

The fabric itself  (old sweat pants material) could have been a bit softer and stretchier so I will remember that for the next time.

At least they will keep me warm at Little Bit today, because Baby It Is Cold Outside!  <wink>

PS 1: Monica, you asked how I find the time for all this craftiness. Yesterday I spent 14 hours by myself at home so plenty of time to make something!

PS 2: The Washi Tape Strips I used with the top photo came from Letterpost's Sinterklaas wrapping paper...


  1. Wat een bofferds zijn jouw kinderen, om zo iets moois in hun schoentje te krijgen! Die stof, geweldig!! Hoe kom je daar nou weer aan ;) En complimenten voor je polswarmers, echt heel knap gemaakt! Zitten lekker he! Fijn weekend, gaan jullie nog pakjesavond vieren? Groetjes van Lupineke

  2. Ooooh, they neckwarmers must feel lovely!

  3. Thank you for answering my question!
    I see, that you have been busy as usual...
    The wristwarmers looks so nice and comfy!
    Kram, Monica

  4. Thank you for sharing your traditions, I really enjoy your blog. xx


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