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)

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.

Fun Times at the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Today was the day, and Team Emma was ready to hit the streets! It was a small crowd, but everyone had a great time.  Emma got to hang with the big boys. Two big huskies to be exact.

This was the first year for the event so we’re hoping word will spread and get more dogs involved next year.  This year over $1000 was raised for Dog Guides!

Due to Ottawa Race Weekend taking place we had to change the route for the walk, which ended up being a far more pleasant route. The last leg of our journey was along Beechwood Avenue where the race was taking place, so lot’s of cheering and music going on. So we decided to have a bit of fun with it. Even though this was a walk and not a race we cheered the dogs on as they made their way to the finish line. Due to her strategy of slow and steady wins the race (and some help from the husky parents) Emma was the first one to cross the finish line. Little stumpy legs beat the big boys! lol

Thanks to all Emma’s sponsors who helped her raise $131!

Thanks to Pet Valu Beechwood for putting on such a great event! Team Emma will be there again next year!

Last Chance to Sponsor Emma in the Walk for Dog Guides

Last chance to sponsor Emma in her walk for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides ! The walk is tomorrow morning at 11am from Petvalu Beechwood to Stanley park. A long walk when your legs are only 4 inches long.

We set a goal of $200 and so far with in person and online donations we’ve made just over half that. Also, this morning we discovered someone STOLE some of her donation money from the jar in her house.

So any little donation would greatly help a wonderful organization.

***** I’ve been told that with online donations that it looks like you have to donate $25. You don’t. Look for the ‘other amount’ button.

 

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Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

One week from today,on May 28th, my little buddy Emma, her mother, and I will be taking part in a wonderful charity walk event and could use your help!

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Galactic Empire Beware

Puppers have joined the Rebellion and are wrecking havoc on the fleet!

I just received a video of a dog named Chewbarka who was just given the first Squeaky Tie Fighter Toy I made. I think the test run went well!

‘He’s so happy with it. It’s beyond adorable. I’ve never seen him go this nuts over a toy. He’s a happy little dude’ – Chewie’s Mom

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.

Throwback Thursday at the DRC Workshop

I decided to do a DRC Throwback Thursday.  We’re going back to about a year and a half ago when I was commissioned  to make a couple pet collars with matching bowties.  I was lucky enough to have their mom send pics! Remember these two cutie pies?

Willow

Willow

Grissom

Grissom

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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Update and New Stuff

Been awhile since the site has been updated.

I added some new stuff which is also available on Etsy. Check out our Kool Kerchiefs for starters!

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the products I’m working on that will soon be available.  With help from model Tray of course. 😉