I can now exclusively announce that the surprise handmade extra prize will be a crochet nest made especially for Marie by the artist Ashlie Blake (who is a very skilled crocheter - I can vouch for it personally!) Marie will need her cosy nest on her long journey from upstate New York to Prague in the Czech Republic!
Thanks to everyone who entered and helped spread the word about this lovely giveaway. And a big vote of thanks, of course, goes to Ashlie, who created Marie the marvellous owl especially!
For those who didn't win, you can still adopt a one-of-a-kind mixed media owl or bird by Ashlie, as there are some available in her Etsy Shop. Check out the cuties below or you could even commission your own custom design.
You could choose pretty Ruby...
...or lovely Lennox, the blackbird!