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Friday, March 26, 2010
Alchemy: Visit from a Meerkat!?!
A few weeks ago, a unique visitor arrived....Alchemy, a little knitted meerkat from the UK! Alchemy has been traveling as a part of the Meerkat World Tour, from NiftyKnits on etsy, and I was honored to have her in my home!
Alchemy came to learn to make a horsehair basket, so we jumped right in. Here is how you stitch...be careful of the nose, please! So, after studying for awhile, Alchemy takes a stab at doing it her (him?) self!
Ouch! Oh no! Alchemy has sewn the meerkat paw to the basket! Don't worry, though, it doesn't hurt too much. Pamela does this all the time when she makes these tiny, tiny pieces. The basket is all finished, and Alchemy is eager to take it along on the World Tour. So we have found a cell phone lanyard that will make a perfect meerkat-sized necklace! Doesn't Alchemy look great!???? Thanks so much for visiting, here are Pamela and Alchemy with their matching necklaces! Get your own meerkat sized horsehair basket necklace, cell phone lanyard or zipper pull at PurpleToedGypsy.etsy.com . Tiny meerkat sized baskets (to sit in a shadowbox, dollhouse or other miniature format, not to wear) can be found in Pamela's other shop at bazketmakr.etsy.com Look for other adventures from Meerkats on NiftyKnits blog. Thanks for sending Alchemy along, it was fun!
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!