What a great surprise I had this morning when I checked my e-mail and found a message from Ellen Borggreve of Ellen Borggreve Designs saying that I won the speculaasplank from her blog give-away.
Ellen lives in The Netherlands and her blog has a wonderful explanation about Sinterklaas and these wooden molds for making treats for good girls and boys. Please visit her blog to find her story as she tells it so much better than I possibly could.
She was able to find two of these special molds, kept one for herself and very generously held a give-away on her blog for the other one. And I was the lucky winner!
She makes the most beautiful award-winning bears and other critters. Her work is amazing. Take a look at her blog and see if you don't think so, too. I aspire to own one of her bears one of these days.
Thank you so much, Ellen!