Saturday, January 23, 2010

cat house.

I told you I would be making this cat house,
And since I told you I'd show you,
I have to write a post about it....
even though I'm not excited about writing a post about it....
So....since I told you I'd show you.....
Guess I'll have to show you....
This is one of those projects that I was excited about beginning...
and then half way through I didn't want to finish it.
Maybe the reason is I had a few problems:
1. bought the wrong width pellon. Mine came in 20" width
the directions call for 30" wide.
2. Pellon did not stick too I had to "quilt" the pieces
before putting them all together.
3. The color is not MY color (but, since it's a gift, we'll let that one go)
4. the fabric I chose tended to unravel at the edges.
5. the white interfacing shows up on all the edges and
looks tacky...lesson learned:
Don't use black fabric with white interfacing.

You can see all my "quilting" stitches inside there.

That little name plate up favorite part.

Then to make myself feel better I made this.

Banana cake (that I call banana bread)
it cooks faster than bread, serves more and tastes just the same to me.

2 or 3 ripe bananas - mashed or cut fine
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla

mix these together.

2 Cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

now add:

1/2 chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

bake at 350
in a greased 9"x11" pan
20 - 25 minutes.

End of story:
I gave the cat house away.
They loved it.
I had a LONG coffee break with a yummy snack.


  1. In spite of the fact that you got tired of it, the cat house looks great. But the Banana Bread looks better. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tip for calling it bread - that means more can be eaten without guilt.

  2. Some projects are just like that. A couple of nights ago I put together a block for a bee (not the Nittany Block Party) and I think I made a mistake at each and every step on that block! But, in the end, it came out very well (don't ask me how), just like you cute little cat house :).

  3. Either the cat will use it or not...I don't think he/she will notice how it is made! Looks like a fun project but I know my girls prefer to find empty boxes (sort of like the toddlers playing with the boxes instead of the toys under the Christmas tree!)

    Thanks for the recipe...I have some bananas just ripe (or overripe) for baking on the counter....

  4. Now that you've made your prototype cat house you can go into mass production. (Tee-hee!) It's still cute as heck despite the fits it gave you. Lucky cat.

  5. I think it turned out very cute!
    Surely the cat won't mind at all the parts that you don't like, in fact, won't notice at all!
    Now I'm off to bake something yummy!


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