Adventures In Wee Couch Making. For sale.

This cozy handmade couch fits cats, small dogs, and most other small animals.

I decided to try my hand at making a pet couch. Originally I started to crochet one of the patterns you see online for kitty couches. It was going to take a lot of crocheting and time so I decided to go in a totally different direction… actually building a small couch. Next thing you know I’m learning as I go and working with wood, foam, and actual upholstery fabric. Personally I find sewing a cover for the couch and fitting it on is way harder than doing the crochet method. It was definitely a learning experience and I’m glad I did it. After all, it turned out so cute!

Despite myself liking the couch, and Kara testing the comfort and finding it acceptable, I really don’t have the space in my wee apartment for it. So I’ve decided to sell it so another family can enjoy it. All the details can be found under the picture slideshow.

Price: $100 CAD

Pickup only. Beechwood Village area in Ottawa, ON.

For more info or to purchase feel free to contact me via this page, Facebook, or Instagram.


Features

  • The couch is made up of two pieces; the foam seat, and the wooden base
  • The two pieces come apart so you can use the top as a bed by itself, for cleaning, and to remove the legs should you choose too.
  • The cushion seat and base are held together with velcro that is string enough to hold everything in place securely, yet is easy for you to separate.
  • The base consists of chipboard covered in thick corduroy fabric with velcro attached, wooden legs screwed into place, and a strip of upholstery fabric attached as a couch skirt.
  • The top piece is made of 2-inch thick upholstery fabric. There are no solid supports in the top piece so your pet can get as comfy as they like.
  • Great for pets that tend to sprawl or curl but still like the option of having a squishy couch arm to support their head & neck.
  • Comes with four matching pillows; two larger ones done in the same fabric as the couch, one smaller in pink upholstery fabric, and another smaller one in green cotton. Each pillow is stuffed with polyester stuffing.
  • The couch will stand up to the daily wear and tear by your pet.
  • Cannot be put in washer & dryer. Seat & base can be hand washed or spot cleaned.

Dimensions

  • Overall height (seat + base): 39 cm / 15 inches
  • Overall width: 48 cm / 19 inches
  • Overall depth: 40 cm / 16 inches
  • Seat back height: 22 cm / 8.5 inches
  • Seat width: 38 cm / 15 inches
  • Seat depth: 35 cm / 14 inches
  • Arm height from seat: 8 cm / 3 inches
  • Leg height: 12 cm / 4.75 inches
  • Pillows length (large): 20 cm / 8 inches
  • Pillows width (large): 13 cm / 5 inch
  • Pillows length (small): 14 cm / 5.5 inches
  • Pillows width (small): 10 cm / 4 inches

Materials

  • 2-inch (5 cm) thick upholstery foam
  • chipboard
  • upholstery fabric
  • corduroy fabric (for base)
  • velcro
  • 4 wooden legs with screws
  • polyester stuffing (for pillows)

Cat Furniture For Sale

Price: $100CAD

Delivery: Pickup Only

It’s very rare that I take on a large piece like this hexagonal end table I decided to turn into an end table, cat bed & cat scratcher in one. I’ve been wanting to try one for quite some time and the Zoo already have enough stuff so I decided to sell it.

The table itself stands at 53cm tall and each side is 31cm wide with a diagonal cross width of 60cm roughly. I removed the doors and capped off the ends with new carpet. The remaining four sides have been covered with sisal rope on the top and bottom, and the same carpet in the middle. This way your feline companion can choose which they prefer to scratch on any given day. 😉

Two of the four sides contain cutout windows which can be seen and reached through as Kara is demonstrating in the above progress picture. The windows come with curtains on a rod that can be opened or closed as your kitty likes. The rod is removable and the curtains changeable.

The bed on the inside has two sides, one of which matches the curtains. The top side is a kitty face print sweatshirt material and the bottom is plain cotton. The bed has been stuffed to the seams with polyfill so is super plushie. It will flatten down and out a bit as your kitty uses it and gets it just how they like. It can be thrown in the washer and dryer no problem for easy cleaning.

The table has been given a fresh new paint job along with the upgrades.

I should really be selling this for around $140CAD but I don’t have the space to store it really and if I bring it inside for too long the Zoo will claim it. So I’m letting it go for $100CAD.

This will be my last big cat furniture for sale for awhile. My next big project like it is cat shelves for the Zoo! And winter is coming so I’ll be back to working inside.

Coffee With Cats

Cat in red bow tie drinking morning coffee with cookies

Starting tomorrow I’ll be running a new monthly adoption event for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue at Pet Valu Trainyards in Ottawa. It’s on the third Saturday of every month from 10am -2pm. For a small donation to the rescue you can come have a bit of breakfast and check out adoptable cats. There will be coffee freshly brewed throughout the event, muffins I baked fresh that morning, and other goodies baked by awesome OSCatR volunteers!

So come join us some Saturday at Coffee with Cats!

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Montreal Comic Con 2017 – Cosplay With Pets 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.

I did a new panel while there called Cosplay With Your Pet. Overall it went well. Had a decent crowd considering it was a Friday afternoon at 2pm. Basically we spent 45min looking at pics of animals in cute costumes. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

I’m hoping to do it again at Ottawa Comic Con 2018. I have a number of things I want to improve, plus I plan to build costumes for animals I know so I can talk about the process etc. So be prepared for cute costume pics of the Zoo (Kara, Bela, & Tray #robacats) and my Squad (Emma and Lily B #robasquad  #wannaberobacat). I’ve also had a few different types of animals offer to be models/guinea pigs! It’s going to be a big year of miniature costuming!

 

 

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Mission Pawsible – Beat the Heat Online Auction

Until July 16, 2017 Mission Pawsible is having an online auction! The proceeds of the auction go to help out two wonderful animal rescues in Ottawa, ON; The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue and Furry Tales Rescue.

A word of why the rescues need help from the Mission Pawsible people;

‘Between the two rescues, there are over 200 cats in care with daily requests to take in more cats. The rescues cannot take in cats and help them find their forever homes without the funds to make sure the cats have been vet checked, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchiped. Adoption fees do not cover associated medical costs so fundraisers like this one help to bridge the gap.

Please help us make this auction a successful one so that more cats can be saved and find their forever homes!’

The auction is not just for cat lovers! Many of the items were donated by restaurants, jewelry makers, services, and the list goes on.

Bearly Work Creations and I donated a suPURRvisor basket to the auction.

The suPURRvisor basket is a  wicker basket with a pillow and a wooden sign for the front that says suPURRvisior that a small to medium sized cat can fit in.

In the basket is a pillow, a hand hooked wool rug called Fat Cat from Bearly Work Creations  and a number of crocheted things by me; a placemat, a Santa Paws stocking, and a Jingle Jangle toy.

 

On the Web

Auction website

Mission Pawsible Facebook Page

Furrry Tales Rescue

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

Local Craft Wizards Celebrate Spring

Spring has sprung (sort of) here in Ottawa and it’s time to come out of hibernation for a craft show!

Join me and a host of other awesome local vendors at Wizard Werks Spring Fling Craft Show!

On Sunday April 9, from 3-7pm the wizards will be peddling their creations at The House of Targ on Bank Street.  Enjoy some pinball and perogies while you shop!

I’ll have some new pet goodies with me like the Squeaker Tie Fighter Dog Toy I just created.

Space Explorer Cat Discovers Alien Life

Today I was tagged in a post on Instagram about Etsy finds. Turns out it was a happy pawstomer and his Alien Facehugger from the DRC Workshop.

Here’s an excerpt from the space adventurers log at sashimigradephotos ;

Log journal entry 1 [dictated]: I’ve been sent on an exploratory mission to Mars, the surface seems to be covered in white sheets. There’s a friendly pink lifeform that smells curiously of cat nip, let me get closer.
journal entry 2 [dictated]: Huge mistake, please send for help!

To see the accompanying pictures check out the post on Instagram!

Convertible Pet Bed Bonanza!

Today I got the Convertible Pet Beds with Pockets added to both this website and the Etsy shop.

I have a number of pre-made beds but I also take commissions for custom beds. Hopefully all the furry companions who receive these beds will like them as much as Malcolm and his sister do! Their parents had me make a custom flannel Star Wars bed.

They both fit... sort of.

They both fit… sort of.

Pet Collars From A Galaxy Far Away

We’ve added some new selection to our pet collars. They’re now available in two sizes, and we have Star Wars! Check out the new selection on our Collars page.

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Kittens In Hats!

I was asked to make some hats for a couple of kittens. They were by far the smallest hats for cats I’ve ever made. Their mom just sent me some pictures. So like always I had to share the cuteness!

Meet Marshall and Mitchell!

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