Monday, July 12, 2010

Crochet Kitty Review and Giveaway

I know that many of my readers are dog lovers and owners, but way back when I had my first giveaway, I noticed that many of you own kitties as well, or are strictly cat people, so, as promised, I am now turning my attention to my feline fans.

A few weeks ago, I found the cutest little Etsy shop called Crochet Kitty, which specializes in handmade catnip toys.  There were so many awesome toys on there, so I decided to work with Abbie, the shop's owner, to get to know more about the shop.

All the items in Abbie's shop are handmade with eco-friendly materials, and are hand stuffed with fresh dried catnip.  I decided to try out some of the items, so Abbie kindly sent me some toys for Nora to review.

Now, let me tell you, Nora is not one to really play much.  Her toys are so neglected, she often loses them to Dexter, who will gladly destroy play with them.  So, when we got our package from Abbie, I was nervous as to how interested Nora might be.

First thing I noticed about the toys when I opened the package was how cute they were, and how much bigger they were than I expected.
We got a set of 3 polka dotted fabric fish toys (left) and a matching mouse and ball crochet set (right).  The crochet set included Abbie's adorable logo for Crochet Kitty.  When I opened the toys, Nora tried to play coy at first, as if to say, oh, more mail for me, I will tend to it later.
But she quickly smelled the tantalizing scent of the fresh catnip, and she was in heaven.  She played with the fish so hard, she flung it from the table, then turned her attention to the crochet mouse.
She was so enraptured, she had no idea I was snapping pictures, until I "caught" her with a close up.
Nom nom nom!

As the days wore on, Nora continued to be excited about her toys.  This is the most she has wanted to play since she was a kitten!  These toys are wonderful, so colorful and soft, she just loves them.  I catch her trotting around with them in her mouth.

The toys from Crochet Kitty are so wonderful, and have decided to sponsor a giveaway!  My readers have a chance to win a handmade toy of their choice for their favorite feline.  The rules are pretty simple.  

There are two mandatory conditions:
1.  You must be a follower of this blog, US residents only.
2.  You must go visit Abbie's shop, Crochet Kitty, and take a look at her toys.  Then come here and leave a comment on this post telling me which toy you would select if you won.  Remember to leave your email in the comment.

These are the two mandatory conditions for entry, but there are also chances for extra entries.

Conditions for extra entries (and the number of entries they are worth):
"Like" Tiffany's Blogs on Facebook (2 entries)
Follow @Tiffanysblogs on Twitter (2 entries)
Tweet about this giveaway, and leave me your Twitter name or tweet URL (2 entries)
Blog about this giveaway and leave me link to your blog (5 entries)

You must leave a separate comment for each entry that you receive, so, for example, if you tweet the contest, leave me two different comments that say "I tweeted this" etc.  Always leave your email in your comment!

The contest will run until 12:01 am EST Monday, July 19th Sunday July 25th.  The winner will be chosen using a random number generator, and contacted via email.

Please let me know if you have any questions, otherwise, I look forward to seeing what toys everyone chooses!  Good Luck!


meeyeehere said...

Catnip Mice with Ball on Tail is really cute!!! I follow you!

Mystee said...

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Mystee said...

I'm a follower of your blog and I would choose: Catnip Multi Pack (Baby blush)

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Hallie said...

I'm a follower now too! I love the mice with ball tail... I can see those really flying across the room! lol My furry kids would love it!

kyla g said...

I'm a GFC follower and I think my cat would love the multicolored catnip fish!
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Owned ByDoxies said...

I am a follower and I like the catnip mice

Owned ByDoxies said...

Liked on facebook ownedbydoxies at gmail dot com

Owned ByDoxies said...

Liked on facebook ownedbydoxies at gmail dot com

Cera said...

I'm a brand new follower and I must say I love the multi-colored catnip fish pack. They're so cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I follow your blog!
If I won I'd pick the multicolored catnip fish toy.

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Becky Carroll said...

I would get the catnip mutli back in baby it! So would Bella and Carina!

Kacy said...

I think the polka dot fishies would be a big hit in my house.