Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alchemy the meerkat from NiftyKnits

The first thing we did when we got Alchemy in the mail was to sit down and watch some Meerkat Manor on YouTube. We were hooked. I finally understood how these nifty knitted meerkats have taken off and become such a huge product and fabulous source of publicity for Nifty Heather. Since we don't have TV, we had never seen Meerkat Manor. YouTube doesn't have full episodes, so we are all dying to know what happened when the Commandos attacked. The second thing we did was to oooh and aaah over all of the cool things he came with from his travels. If you click on the photo, it will take you to Flickr where I have added notes to all of the items showing what they are and who they are from. Nifty will be hosting a big giveaway for the entire package from her traveling meerkat fanpage on Facebook - probably from Twitter too and from her blog. The third thing we did was Gabrielle took Alchemy to school for show and tell. Most of her classmates were already hooked on meerkat manor and thought Alchemy was the bomb. G is really hoping we win the prize so Nifty will have to ship him right back to us. Each of the items in the giveaway has its own charm and personality. Nifty Heather is in for a real treat when she sees this sampler of American Etsy and we were all treated to a little taste of the UK and a nose for viral marketing courtesy of NiftyKnits.

4 comments:

niftyknits said...

Thanks for that Cherie! Looking forward to seeing him arrive home.

TeresaM said...

Isn't he the cutiest little thing!!!

I bet he was well loved in the classroom. I know my grandkids loved him!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Isn't his visit so fun!? My girls fell in love too!

Waterrose said...

Just catching up with Alchemys travels after me!