The 12 days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 1

Little elves are hard at work at this crazy busy time of year.  Designing, building, wrapping toys.  Double-checking the nice or naughty list.  There’s almost nothing they can’t do.  But sometimes, they are confronted with a very special wish from a child, and they just can’t figure out how to create it.  That’s when they turn to Santa.  After all, Santa is the master Mr. Fix it.  He will build anything you have in mind, or he will fix that object or toy you wish would still work.  Even the most confusing designing puzzle, he’ll sort out.  He may be a cookie and hot cocoa addict, but he has the mind of a genius, and there’s also some magic involved…  Sometimes.

Santa loves his own personal workshop, he likes to sit at his workbench and figure things out.  He likes the smell of sawdust almost as much as the smell of peppermint.  Mrs Claus secretly wishes that sometimes, he would come upon an object he couldn’t fix and that he would give up.  But he never does…  Like that time when her very old hot cocoa machine died, she would have loved to get one of those shiny new programmable one-cup-as-you-wish machine, but no, he fixed the damn thing, again.  Though Mrs Claus certainly loves her man and her vintage (uh-hmm, old ) stuff, she often dreams of new and more modern ways to help her in everyday chores.  

“I will learn to love the skies I’m under”,  some singer said,  she remembers, and that’s what she does.  Even when life in the North Pole is at it’s worse, and when her days are a blur under too much work, she knows the magic is still there.  Not in the shiny new stuff, but in her heart and in the heart of her man.   And in the heart of every single elf and fairy giving their all for the greater good.  That puts a smile on her face, and then she goes back to her kitchen, puts the kettle on the fire, grates some chocolate, whips some cream and life goes on, as happy as it always was…

Sharing with you today three textures grabbed from Santa’s workbench…

Santa's workbench textures

Santa's workbench textures

Santa's workbench textures

If you’re not afraid of a little mess and of a lot of sawdust, enter Santa’s workshop —–> HERE

7 Comments on The 12 days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 1

  1. Shelly
    December 1, 2013 at 10:46 am (3 years ago)

    You are so creative on so many levels. Thanks so much.

    Reply
  2. linda
    December 1, 2013 at 10:47 am (3 years ago)

    thank you for the beautiful textures!

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  3. Jan
    December 1, 2013 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

    Wonderful writing, Isabelle! Love it 🙂
    and thank you for the textures xoxo

    Reply
  4. carol davis
    December 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I can relate to Mrs. Claus! On one hand, I am blessed because my hubby can fix anything! On the other hand, I never get anything new!

    Reply
  5. Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza
    December 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm (3 years ago)

    This is is wonderful! Love your stories Isabelle and thank you for the textures

    Reply
  6. Katerina
    December 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your story sooooooo much ? But will have to go to make some hot chocolate right now 🙂

    Reply

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