This morning I started doing the roof on the tea shop. I have heard of people doing roofing with egg cartons. Usually I use them for stones and bricks if I use them at all. I decided to see what I could do with them, thinking that they look a lot like old slate.
I have been saving egg cartons for the past six months. I used a few on the dungeon that Tessie got stuck in a couple of times. I still had a stack about 6" high. I only save the tops. The bottoms are too curvy. I thought that would be enough for this roof because it is rather small.....Not so.
I started with the back because that was the small part and I thought that I would be looking at that a lot more working on the interior.
Here you can see I drew 3/4" lines across the roof. Then I started gluing them on, one at a time. I got that side done and it looked pretty good. I looked over at the stack of carton tops....Stack? What stack? Where did they all go?
I was only using the edges because I like the edge that you can get with those. I still had a lot of tops, but they are not as neat looking. They are just flat and if you cut them, they look cut. They look kind of manufactured.
I started the front side with what I had left. I went and dug around for a few more. I am now contemplating having eleven eggs for lunch so that I can have the top from the carton in the fridge. I came back into the workroom. Yes, I am working in there! I got the fires put out, so to speak, on Halloween. Whilst everybody else was partying, I was cleaning. Hey! It kept Tessie out of my hair.
Anyway, when I came back in, there was Tessie hanging by her toes, trying to estimate how many more cartons I would need to finish that side.
She righted herself and sat on the roof peak. She looked at me sternly and gave me the title for this entry.
Scowling at me, she growled, "Eat more eggs." Then she said, menacingly ....."NOW!"
I guess I will break for lunch. I see a lot of quiche, souffles and egg salad in my future.
See you tomorrow.