Monday, 28 June 2010

World Tour Giveaway News #2

Yesterday I brought you up to date with poor lost Treasure, and of Alchemy's trip to take her place at MyMothersGarden. She had a wonderful time helping out at a Garden Festival, where (amazingly!) one of the customers had already heard of the World Tour! Alchemy was given a lovely little trinket dish with bee motif to bring home for the giveaway. She also developed a passion for munching nasturtiums - potential new owner, take note please!

From Florida Alchemy moved on to North Carolina, to visit Bazketmakr. Here she learnt how to make this exquisite tiny horsehair basket. It works perfectly as a meerkat necklace (as you will see from the blog link) but could also be used by the prize winner as a cell phone charm.

Onwards again, to TeresasPrimTreasures where she made lots of new friends in snowy Virginia and gained a lovely sleeping bag (which I suspect would make a great cosy for a small appliance)

From Virginia to Michigan, were Alchemy visited with LeapingGazelle and discovered Detroit Coney dogs! (It's all about the stomach with meerkats!) Four gorgeous ArtCards were added to her stash of souvenirs - aren't they lovely?

The next leg of the tour took Alchemy out into the countryside, to a farm in Minnesota with GloriousHats. Alchemy had a host of adventures here including yet another treat for her stomach: home made maple syrup!

Alchemy is modeling her souvenir from GloriousHats, a sweet floral mini-fascinator. If you're not lucky enough to win the giveaway, this is a new line in GloriousHats' shop, modeled by another little meerkat who is now earning her keep as a milliner's model!

More prizes tomorrow, and details of how to enter!


HancoxHomestead said...

What a great blog, your pics are such fun, Alchemy is very photogenic! I am looking forward to following her travels! Helen

Jane Carlstrom said...

Wonderful reminiscence, we had such a great time with Alchemy, even the dour husband smiled over her love of Maple Syrup. Actually the man chuckled aloud when he came to breakfast that morning to find Alchemy hugging the Maple Syrup bottle. And admit, we all (humans and critters) fell in love with Alchemy during her visit here; realized that life is happier with a meerkat in the family. We were so bereft after Alchemy left that we put in papers and adopted "Little Miss" one of Nifty Knits baby meerkats. Meerkats are the most fetching of models and how Little Miss loves to pose. Now even on rainy days we have something to smile about. Thanks Nifty for creating such clever knit creatures. Jane

Heather Leavers said...

Thank you Helen! And Jane, thank you for being such a wonderful host and sharing so many photos of the adventures!

FishStikks said...

I also miss having that little Meerkat around and love re-seeing her like this, such fun!

Have also been thinking of having another wee one come visit for forever.

LOVE the Meerkats Nifty!

Pamela Zimmerman said...

love the meerkat hat!

Waterrose said...

Do you know that Alchemy was looking for some maple syrup in my cupboards? But, alas I had nothing as delectable as Jane... lol So, she settled for a taco.

My Mother's Garden said...

I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win! : ) Great post, Nifty.

PersimonDreams said...

what fantastic prizes!

I'm hoping for myself and my girls that Alchemy will return to Wisconsin :)

Heather Leavers said...

even more prizes to show tomorrow - there is going to be one VERY lucky winner!