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Friday, 6 November 2009

The Travelling Meerkat Comes to Visit....

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the adorable knitted meerkats from Nifty Knits. Well, as part of the Etsy Treasury Team Nifty has prepared two of her cutest baby meerkats for a global tour. :)

Nifty (better known as Heather Leavers) has sent out two of her little creations to become globe trotting adventurers. They will be meeting many of the ETTEAM (Etsy Treasury Team) members and learning something about their craft, or where they live and just having fun. Maybe even picking up a souvenir or two on the way.

Once home from their adventures the meerkats and their souvenirs will be up for a very cool giveaway hosted by the Etsy Treasury Team Blog. :)

So with all this in mind it was with great anticipation that a little meerkat was coming to the residence of Cute Designs for a visit. :D



Excitement was in the air as all my little crochet critters gathered themselves for a formal welcoming of little baby meerkat whose name is "Treasure" by the way. :) It was to be a very special occasion as none of them had met a meerkat before...



And then the moment arrived when little Treasure was warmly greeted by my formal spokesmonkey Marvin as they shook hands, big smiles and then the party began. :)

It was during the party that little Treasure began to realise that soon it would be travelling even longer journeys... alone.... and after making so many new friends this was quite a sombre thought for the little meerkat and one I wanted to help with so together we began the task of making Treasure a little travelling companion...



Treasure sat patiently in my yarn and helped when it could watching and taking in the slightly familiar process of a travelling buddy...



Gradually it started to come together although Treasure seemed to be getting a little confused with the anatomy of it's friend and thought it was a hat!



But after a little more crocheting and some help from Treasure a little amigurumi acorn arrived and will now be travelling with Treasure as a souvenir and a friend to keep it company on the long journey.

It's been a pleasure to host Treasure the travelling baby meerkat. :) Soon it will head off to it's next place... somewhere around the world and I send it lots of fond farewells. :)

29 comments:

Waterrose said...

What a lovely US greeting treasure received! Looks like he could easily spend a week getting to know all of his new pals!

arosha said...

He seems quite content from his first visit! Looks like he's been hosted very well, and well entertained by all his cute new friends!

Guess where he's going now...
Get ready to see an adolescent meerkat being transformed into a man!!

Valentine Fiber Arts said...

"Treasure" certainly seems to be an outgoing little Meerkat. I am sure he was enjoying himself with all the plush gang and now able to travel on with his new friend. Can't wait until a meerkat comes to my house!

niftyknits said...

Oh - I'm sooo pleased to see Treasure having a good time and meeting so many new friends. Let the journey continue!!!

AmyE said...

aww! this is so funny. What fun travels.

Glorious Hats said...

How wonderful to see Marvin and Treasure getting along so very well. So neat that the whole Cute Softie community was gathered for a big welcome. Little Acorn is adorable and will bring so much pleasure as Treasure progresses on the journey.

Cute you set the bar high for gracious hosting. A lovely fun and productive visit.

StudioCherie said...

What a perfect first stop!

Maisy said...

this post should carry a CUTENESS warning! there is almost too much cuteness for one blog! *faints from cuteness overload*

Jaci said...

I'm so glad Marvin and the gang got a chance to meet a meerkat! And what a cute little travelling companion - I'm sure it will help Treasure remember he has friends all over the world :)
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Tracy Yarkoni said...

Too cute CuteDesigns!!

What a great way to kick off Treasure's World Tour ;)

Shay said...

Love this article!

Originals by Lauren said...

OMG, what a great article, love the pictures too. Looks like the meerkats are having a wonderful adventure!

Particles of Stone said...

Aw, man...adorable overload! Thanks for the report!

My Mother's Garden said...

This is too cute! The little guy fits in perfectly with your collection of cuties! I wonder where he will go next??

Pamela Zimmerman said...

oh boy, off to a great start! So glad you had fun with little Treasure! Be careful crossing that ocean again!
pamela

Sharona R. said...

Ah, he really does seem to be having a good time. Lucky knitted little thing :oD

Fernanda said...

Lindoss !!!

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ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

How sweet!! Little Treasure looks very happy to with your cute critters. :o) I can't wait to see what his next adventure is.

Stitch Machine said...

What a warm welcome! Now Treasure has lots of lovely new colorful friends!

TeresaM said...

What a great start to Treasures travels!!!

springcolors said...

ROFL. this is so adorable.

Karen said...

Such charming pictures!

Lama Works said...

How fun! Looks like a great first visit to the states! Can't wait until he gets to the Midwest!

MaryAnn said...

What a wonderful greeting for Treasure's first stop in the UK. It sure sounds like he/she is having a blast with all of his/her new friends! And what a wonderful thing to have a traveling companion to go with him on his travels! It is going to be so much fun hearing about Treasure going from the Cute Desigs in the UK to Israel!

Inbal Weisman said...

It looks like Treasure had a wonderful time at your place! The little acorn is so cute!

Go Meerkat go!
(Hope to you around sometime!)
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CrazyDaisiesDesigns said...

OH Cute this is great!! I'm so happy you made him a little traveling companion! I Just love your little acorns!

I love the shot of your whole "CREW"! Too funny!

Great job!!
Peace,
Jessica

blissknits said...

Wow, he made so many friends on his first visit! Treasure is such a fab ambassador.

Intentions said...

Look at him! Such a comfortable world traveler! What a wonderful first visit, Marvin was a very gracious host!

Too cute!

Midnightcoiler said...

This is so cute. Glad Treasure had a good time and made some friends at CuteDesigns!