If you live in Dallas or are lucky enough to be here this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, December 15 to December 17, come to beautiful downtown Dallas and get your last minute holiday shopping done while supporting local artists/businesses like mine. Exactly like mine since I will be there with all my critter creations and I’m very excited. I am one of the lucky vendors at Unbranded, a pop-up retail and event-space showcasing the best of Dallas’ creative community. Created by Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca. Located at 1517 Main St. right across the street from The Joule Hotel. Thursday’s hours are 5pm to 8pm. Friday is 12pm to 7pm and 2pm to 7pm Saturday. Hope to see your smiling faces there.
December 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm
Peruse within and you’ll find my catnip snakes and cat shaped pillows along with a lot of really fine items. Check it out!
November 26, 2016 at 10:27 am
If you live in Dallas, come see me at the Art Mart November 18-20, 2016
November 6, 2016 at 11:10 am
For those of you who missed or live too far away, here’s my display from Saturday’s Fleastyle event.
March 15, 2016 at 7:32 am
The Dallas Flea has a new look and name and location! I’ll be there with all my critter creations. Hope to see your smiling faces in my booth.
February 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm
I’ll be there with all my critter creations &
hope to see your smiling faces in my booth.
October 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm
You have less than 24 hours left to rush over to IHaveCat and enter to win a catnip snake and bug from my shop. Here’s the blog post with details:
Creepy Critter Cat Toys (Giveaway For Everyone!)
Patti Haskins, founder and creator of all at Critter Central based in Dallas, TX has more than enough muses and test subjects with her five cats (and one pup!).
She’s been creative all her life and her snake and bug cat toys are only the latest in a string of her artistic accomplishments. I love the quote on her site that reads:
“I crochet, sew, draw, paint, paper-mache, embroider, shoot photos, play piano, sing and have a graphic artist job. But not all at the same time”
Okay, her cat toys aren’t THAT creepy but given it’s a snake and a bug I figured the headline worked! One lucky reader from ANYWHERE in the WORLD will have the opportunity to win both a handmade catnip pellet bug of uncertain lineage PLUS a catnip stuffed snake! And, everyone will get a discount code for 20% off the Critter Central store!
Not so long ago Patti was doodling snakes that soon came to life as catnip toys for her cats. The snakes are stuffed with catnip-saturated fiberfill and, “lots of very strong scented organic catnip from the higher altitudes and latitudes of Canada. All five Haskins cats approve of this catnip.”
The bug came later at the request of a pleased customer who wanted, “something else for their cats to ‘kill’.” LOL!
Unlike the snake, the bug is full of catnip pellets that give it a beanbag feel and also prevents catnip from coming out of kitty fang holes! If the photo wasn’t enough, here’s Haddie in action hogging the snake and the bug!
Sorry in advance to Petie but I had to include the gratuitous Petie shot below, we’ll say it’s to provide a sense of scale! (I need that Instagram emoji of the laughing/crying cat to insert here!). I promise it’s just a bad angle, he HAS lost weight – honest!
Before I forget, use promo code CATNIP for 20% off purchases from Critter Central for a month! Woot woot!
The giveaway will be running for 1 week and winners will be chosen by the Rafflecopter widget. Remember, EVERYONE CAN ENTER! This is NOT just for US residents (yay to Patti!).
Leaving a comment is a mandatory, just let us us know what you think of these toys and/or why your cat(s) might enjoy them! Then you can get extra chances to win by liking our pages and/or Tweeting this giveaway!
I just had to include a little taste of some of the other fabulous kitty items Patti has at her Etsy shop! How adorable are those pillows! And she even crochet’s custom cat dolls based on photos of your own cat! Apparently her Grandmother crocheted kitty dolls, I suspect she’d approve!
GOOD LUCK ALL! And regardless, check out the Critter Central shop and support a small female-run business! Woot!
FTC Disclaimer: The kitties received a bug and snake from Critter Central for this post.
July 22, 2015 at 8:08 am