Tuesday, January 7, 2014
First Floor. Everybody Off!
I do still have the trays from the theater, but they are really rough.
I laid the bottom floor this morning.
I started along the left wall and was doing the "one piece at a time" school of cutting....Then I decided to streamline it for a while.
This method wastes a bit of the carton, but it is much faster.
Then in the first two photos, I simply cut it up into pieces and glued them in.
That way is OK if you know what you are doing and have done as many of these floors as I have, but I realized that some of you are just starting out at this.
In the third and fourth photos, I cut the piece to fit where I wanted it. Then I laid it in place and drew some lines where I thought it should be cut.
I then take it out and cut one piece at a time and glue it in place. Once in a while you need to trim off a sliver of carton here and there to make them fit just right.
She knows very well that it isn't going to look like this when it's finished. Heaven forbid that she would wait until I was done, to see what it looked like, before complaining.
Oh well....I am just going to go get a stylus and a crochet hook and start doing the seams between the stones now. Before I do, I shall stuff a couple of chocolate peanut butter cookies in her mouth. That will keep her amused for a while.
Back to the stylus.
See you tomorrow.