Patti Haskins Big on Fun with Animal Shaped Pillows and Plush | Outlaw Kritters Gifts & Jewelry for Dog, Cat & Animal lovers.
October 25, 2015

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Patti Haskins Big on Fun with Animal Shaped Pillows and Plush

Self-taught artist Patti Haskins combines her love of creating, animals, and her goofy sense of humor, to create whimsical plush and pillows. They say Texas is full of big, and this Dallas gal is no exception, she's full of big creativity! She not only makes funny stuffed critters for humans to enjoy, but also creates a few things for your Outlaw Kitty cats as well.

 3 Striped Crochet Cats by Patti Haskins

How do animals inspire your artwork?

I’ve always lived with animals, even as a child, we had turtles, birds and cats. Now, I’m lucky enough to live with five indoor cats and one mostly indoor dog. And, I have a couple of feral cats that show up daily for breakfast and dinner. I enjoy watching the cats interact and their antics provide the inspiration to create my work. The cats’ sculptural poses are definitely seen in my critter pillows. I also make snakes and bugs filled with catnip for all cats. My dog makes me smile everyday and that makes me happy and therefore I make happy art.

 Dog shaped Pillows by Patti Haskins

What medium do you work in?

 

Textiles mostly these days. I draw critters using black textile ink on colored patterned fabric and sew around the drawings and stuff them so that they become critter shaped pillows. I also crochet critters. I like to do both, so I go back and forth between the fabric and yarn, but the end results are always critters.

Catnip snakes by Patti Haskins

Catnip Snakes for your Kitty

How long have you been creating art?

 

For as long as I can remember. My mother and grandmother sewed, crocheted and knitted. It’s always been around me. I made my clothes all through high school. My grandmother taught me to embroider and crochet. My mom taught me to sew. I’ve always loved to draw. I’m not happy if I’m not creating.

 

Crochet Fox by Patti Haskins

Do you own or have you owned any pets and if so, tell us about them?

 

Mickey is our 10+ year old terrier mutt and he gets along with all five indoor cats: Ozzie, Jessica, Katie, Marcie and Jackson. All the cats were strays. Marcie I plucked out of an alley when she was teeny tiny and the rest all individually just showed up at our front door. We have a bright neon sign on our roof that says “All Cats Welcome”.

 

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What is your favorite piece of artwork you’ve created and why?

I don’t really have one. I like the newest thing I’ve created best.

 

kitten shaped pillows by Patti Haskins

 

Anything else you would like us to know about your artwork or yourself?

 

I like to make things that make adults smile and kids come running.
All my critter creations do that.

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