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)

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.

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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Marshall

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Mitchell

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. 😉

Attack of the Cute Dinos!

I LOVE getting pictures from customers of their animal companions enjoying something I made.   Especially when they’re of big, scary (cute) dinosaurs like Lexi and Olivia!

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Lexi

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Olivia

RAWR!!!!

Throwback Thursday at DRC

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For throwback thursday I’d just like to let you all know that I’ve started uploading some stuff to our  Youtube Channel. You can watch videos of the Roba Cats ‘helping’ me with things around here. I’ve made a playlist called DRC ‘Helpers’.

 

 

Help Animals In Need Simply By Walking

I just had a great app shared with me called ResQWalk,  and I’ll be giving it a full test run later.

The whole idea is that the app uses the GPS on your phone to track how much you walk and your favorite rescue gets some money.  When you first sign in you can choose which rescue to walk for. If you want to walk for more than one you simply have to reset it to the new one. Many local rescues are already signed up so it shouldn’t be to hard to find your favorite, and the app allows you to follow as many rescues as you want. Obviously I’ll be walking for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue, but I may from time to time walk for another.

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You can download the app for either iOs or Android. It also helps you find local pet friendly areas such as parks, vets, lodging, etc. All in all a great resource for people with animal companions.

It’s that easy to help animal rescues get much needed funds. Every bit helps!