Open Again

After a month+ hiatus we’re open for business again! I won’t be taking on too many new projects for a bit yet but am more than happy to make the standard stuff I’ve always made and take a few custom orders. On top of moving, I just started school again at the beginning of July for the first time in years so a lot of my time and energy is going towards that. Thanks understanding, and I’ll definitely be taking my usual halloween requests. The fuzzbutts nee their costume! =)

 

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!

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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

 

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.

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

Another Alien Facehugger Sighting

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

Here’s what Stella the Scottishfold had to say;

“Being huge Alien fans, the humans are a bit too excited for the new @alienanthology movie… they got me a “face hugger” cat nip knit toy from @delrobacreations

They’re nerds… 🤓

From the pics I think it’s safe to say she likes it. 😉

 

To see more of Stella’s adventures check her out on Instagram!