Happy New Year From DRC

Happy New Year from the gang at the DRC Workshop!

For this coming year I already have new toy designs in the works for both cats and dogs, but the really exciting thing I have planned are pet clothes. I’ve decided to try making different types of pet clothes and if they work out I’ll make them available. I made Emma a pair of pajamas for Christmas and she LOVES them. So far I’m happy with them and she looks super cute in them.

I am going to do a few more pairs for her and then try another size. I should probably have them up for sale by the end of January , if not before.


Santa Paws Helping Stray Cats

Santa Paws Caturday

Santa Paws is now done his yearly visit to the good dogs and cats of the world, and things are slowing down some here at the DRC Workshop. This season the Santa Paws for a Good Cause promotion was rather popular. All together we raised $55 CAD for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

It went over well enough that I’ve decided to make the Santa Paws stockings a permanently available item on my Etsy Shop. So now we can help stray cats all year long!

Stray Cat Caturday at DRC

Happy Caturday everyone from the Zoo at the DRC Workshop! Just wanted to share this picture of Tray helping me take pictures of the Santa Paws stockings.

Santa Paws Caturday

From each stocking sold between now and December 24, 2017 $5 CAD will be donated to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.

Stockings may be purchased via Etsy. If you are in the Ottawa area and want to save on shipping by picking it up feel free to contact me via this website or my Facebook page.

Make Christmas a Little Less Blue for Stray Cats

Want to make the holidays a little less blue for a stray cat? Then consider one of the new Blue Santa Paws stockings we added to our Etsy shop today. Now there’s two blues as well as red and green!


All colors are still available for now. Though there is only one light blue left.

For each stocking sold between now and December 24, 2017, $5 CAD from each stocking will be donated to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.

For more information on the stockings and how to buy them check out my previous post here


Santa Paws to Help Stray Cats This Season


This year at DRC we decided to help out some stray cats with our Santa Paws stockings.

From now until December 24, 2017, we will donate $5 CAD from each Santa Paws stocking  sold to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

Stockings may be purchased via here via my Etsy Shop.

If you live in the Ottawa area and wish to save on shipping by picking it up, contact us via this website, our Facebook page, or via our Etsy Shop.

Total amount raised will be posted on December 25, 2017!

Caturday Has Gone to the Dinosaurs at DRC!!

Happy Caturday everyone! I’ve got some more cute cats in hats pictures to share. Recently Georgie and Cyril received a dino hat from their mom made by me. Of course I asked for pictures!

Georgie 1

Georgie is one fearsome dino!

Cyril 1

Cryil is not to sure about being a dino.

Shark Attack at DRC!!!!

Some of you may remember Marshall and Mitchell, the Christmas Elf Hat kittens…

Well they’re back sharing their Halloween hats I made for them and brought their canine brother Gunther along for the fun! Having never attempted hats like these it was a fun learning experience, and I think they turned out rather well.

But they’re so much cuter when modeled so enough chat….

Marshall shark

Marshall Shark

Mitchell shark

Mitchell Shark


Gunther Shark

Winter Is Coming…

And House Roba is ready!

It’s that time of year where here in Canada we like to start bundling up in sweaters to fight off the chill. So why not get your furry companion a cozy sweater as well? Here at House Roba we make custom size sweaters in a variety of styles starting at $20 CAD.

If you would like a sweater for your furry companion fire us a message and we’ll discuss what the perfect sweater for them would be.

Handmaid Craft Chart

I added a new chart to the Freebies section of this site. It was inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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Montreal Comic Con 2017 – Mr Dressup Panel

This past weekend I attended Montreal Comic Con to speak at a couple of panels. It was a fun but tiring weekend, and the Zoo sure is happy I’m back home.

While there I did my panel from Ottawa Comic Con called Inside the Tickle Trunk: Mr Dressup. I had a small but enthusiastic crowd. Being an English show many francophone people didn’t know who Mr Dressup was so I wasn’t expecting the crowd to be as big as Ottawa. The crowd that was there loved it, and I made many people happy with my costume. Last minute I decided on making a Mr Dressup costume, and I ended up being very happy with it. Especially the puppets!

Now that Con season for Canada’s 150th is done this panel will most likely be retired, but the costume sure won’t!