ComicCon Thanks and Catmas Fair

This past weekend DRC was at the Ottawa ComicCon Holiday Edition as a vendor. Thank you too everyone who stopped by the booth! There are going to be plenty of happy fuzzbutts and people this holiday season. If anyone would like to share pictures with me of their happy pawstomers feel free to email them to me at del.roba.creations@gmail.com

Next up for DRC is the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue 3rd Annual Catmas Craft Fair. There will be plenty of awesome local vendors there and all the money raised goes towards helping kitties!

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Abbie’s New Winter Hat

I received some pictures today of a happy pawstomer modelling her new winter hat. Her mom saw one of the dino hats I make and asked if I could make something like it for Abbie to keep her little ears warm in the winter. Overall I like it and thinks she looks adorable in it.

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This will keep me toasty.

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Look mom I still have ears!

Santa Paws to Help Stray Cats This Season

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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!

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Georgie is one fearsome dino!

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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….

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Marshall Shark

Mitchell shark

Mitchell Shark

Gunther

Gunther Shark

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!

 

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

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