Crafting with Cattitude

Ottawa, Ontario On Etsy since 2010


Crafting with Cattitude

Ottawa, Ontario | 300 Sales


Del Roba

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Del Roba


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About DelRobaCreations

Sales 300
On Etsy since 2010

The Internet is ruled by cats and active imaginations. So am I.

Welcome to Del Roba Creations, home of handmade (and pawmade) costumes, clothing, accessories and toys. Everything in the shop is lovingly crafted by my su-purr-visor Kara and myself.

After a number of years being closed I decided to reboot and reopen the shop in April of 2014. In 2013 and 2014 I had a number of experiences that made me realize that creating things is what I really love doing, and my love of costumes, animals and geeky things set my imagination into warp speed. The result being the new Del Roba Creations.

In June of 2013 I had a little fuzzball cuddle her way into my life who quickly became my muse. Though she was found in a park I didn't rescue Kara. She rescued me and taught me a new appreciation for animals.

I started making geeky toys for her, like catnip Cheezeburgers and Alien Facehuggers, as well as anything I thought she may need. Making her things enabled me to know what was going into them, to make sure she was getting the best quality and that they would last. She'd be a sad kitty if her favorite toy fell apart in a week.

Another love of mine, which has been a life-long one, is making and dressing up in costumes. As a child I had a trunk that I kept costumes in, and like any Canadian in my age range with trunk of that kind I called it my Tickle Trunk. The name is in reference to the Canadian children's television program “Mr Dressup” and the trunk he had. All of these years later I still have a Tickle Trunk. It's just bigger. Now it's time to help others grow their Tickle Trunks.

Again, welcome to the new Del Roba Creations!

~ Del (April 2014)


We've had a su-purr-b new edition to the DRC workshop staff named Bela! She works tirelessly helping Kara with Quality Control and she likes to talk and meet new people so she was perfect for being my Public Relations Assistant.

-Del (June 2014)

Shop members

  • Del

    Owner, Creator, Head Minion

  • Kara

    Su-purr-visor, Head Of Quality Control

    Being a part of the DRC workshop since the beginning, Kara works tirelessly to make sure everything runs smoothly. As the Su-purr-visor and Head of Quality Control, she makes sure that Del stays on track and produces items that meet her standards.

  • Bela

    Assistant Quality Control Expert, Public Relations Assistant

    Bela joined the DRC workshop in June 2014. She works tirelessly helping Kara with Quality Control. She likes to talk and meet new people so she was perfect for being Del's Public Relations Assistant.

  • Tray 'The Stray'

    Administrative Assitant, Team Moral Expert

    Tray 'The Stray' offically joined the DRC Workshop in Aug 2014. He works hard as Del's AA, helping her type emails and make phone calls. Due to his happy outlook he quickly became Moral Expert since he's always ready with a chirp and a headbutt.

Shop policies

Last updated on 26 October, 2019
Welcome to Del Roba Creations, home of handmade (and pawmade) costumes, clothing, accessories and toys.

Everything in the shop is lovingly crafted by my su-purr-visor Kara and myself, and we strive to provide quality handmade items at a reasonable price. Everything is made in a smoke-free environment but obviously not pet-free since my su-purr-visior is a cat.

If you have any questions regarding these policies or anything else feel free to contact me at Del.Roba.Creations [!at] or via my website

~ Del

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All items are final sale.

If an item is damaged due to workmanship within 30 days please contact me for a possible refund or exchange. Please keep the item and take pictures of the damage to send to me.
I accept payment through PayPal and Direct Checkout.

If payment is not received within 2 business days of the sale the order will be canceled.

If for some reason you need to cancel your order please contact me within 2 business days of the sale and before payment has been made. If cancellation happens after payment has been made and before the item has been shipped I will refund the payment minus any Paypal or Direct Checkout fees. Once the item has been shipped there is no cancellation of orders.

I ship orders through regular air mail via Canada Post or Fed-Ex (whichever is cheaper for the given item).

If express delivery, tracking, or insurance are desired please contact me for available options and price quotes before payment is made.

All in stock items will usually ship the next business day, and within 2 business days guaranteed. All custom orders will ship within 2 business days of the completion of the item.

Delivery Time

Canadian orders may take up to a week to arrive.
U.S. orders normally take 6-10 business days but may take longer due to border crossing.
International orders may take 14 days or longer;

Extra Delivery Considerations

Be aware that occasionally packages can be delayed while clearing customs in the destination country. Also, it’s important to note that some countries charge recipients duties and taxes on their shipments

Duty/Import taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

I do not refund for lost or stolen packages (if you would like insurance, please contact me to arrange it).

I am not responsible for items not received due to an incorrect address.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome. Contact me with the details of what you would like made to work something out.