Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 8, 2014

Sunday, Sunday

March started off cold and icky.  I just cannot take much more of this crap.  It's gonna go from this to hot and humid with no spring at all, I just know it.  

I'd had the hubster home for a week, so my first day without him was really blah & lonely.  It was cloudy and grey.  I came home from dropping him off to find the bread bag on the floor.  It only had a couple slices in it, but I was careless and Sagan got it off the counter, but didn't get to eat anything because I got home so quickly. See how pleased he is with himself?  He tried to convince me that he had no idea how the bag got on the floor!  There's Pepper's little nose.  I'm sure she was in cahoots but of course played innocent too.

Then I was cornered against the counter by them till I bought my freedom with biscuits.  

This was a project I saw on Pinterest and I'd saved the picture quite awhile ago but never got around to making it.  Here is the Pinterest picture.  Whoever made this was able to draw their own TARDIS.  I, however, am not that talented.  Their canvas is also a bit bigger than mine was.  They used 32 crayons but I could only fit 23.


I first painted the canvas black, then hot glued blue, white & silver crayons to it for melting.  I'd printed a TARDIS picture off the internet and used thick foam double stick tape to attach it to the canvas, to give it a little 3D depth.  Not sure what I'll do with it....I wouldn't really call myself a Whovian, but I am enough 'in the know' of their fandom.  If Christopher Eccleston had remained on for a few seasons, I would definitely have gotten into it more, but he only did one season and I was gutted when he decided not to return.  His one season really left an impact on me, to the point where I will never be able to see a gas mask again without hearing that little boy's voice saying, 'Are you my mummy?'  *shudder*

Anyways, here's my version of it.  As they say in Pinterest-Land, "Nailed it."

I made the all important discovery that self adhesive rhinestones do not stick to metal at all well.  That meant removing nearly every single rhinestone in all the keys I already made, and re-adhere them with E6000.  It was time consuming and tedious, and so I only had time to make 3 new ones.  

I am wicked sick of eating cereal, cheese & crackers, sandwiches and canned soup.  So I made a couple quiches (one for freezing).  Spinach, onion, mushroom & feta.  

I'd also pinned a recipe for 'the perfect mac & cheese' from Picky Palate.  I'd never made a roux before and it came out pretty good.  I'll definitely make it again.  The recipe stopped after mixing the cheese sauce with the pasta, but I added panko and baked it for a bit, then turned on the broiler to brown it.

Overall, not a bad way to spend the day.

16 comments:

  1. I make quiches too, JoJo and those look yummy. I make the Impossible Quiche which doesn't use crust, so it keeps down the calories. Spinach and Quiche Lorraine are our faves. (using half and half for the milk makes it so much richer, though).

    I know a couple of doggies like that. A dog will even partner with a cat if it means getting some free snacks while the boss is way. . .

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    1. I figure the crust can't be adding that many more calories. I buy frozen crusts, there's no way I can make my own. I've seen a recipe for crustless quiche using bisquick as part of the mix.

      I wish I had a nanny cam so I could see exactly who is doing what in the kitchen when I'm gone. I used to see her egging him on in the yard when he was tearing up freshly planted items when he was still a puppy.

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  2. So how did you melt the crayons? Cool project JoJo! Nailed it indeed!

    Love the doggie pics. Too cute!

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    1. Hair dryer! It's a little hard to control the way the crayons start to spatter and run but with persistence it eventually works well. Just make sure you cover your surface with an old towel because the wax drops will fly all over.

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  3. OMG JoJo!!! Those Quiches are RIGHT up my alley!!!! Sound delicious...
    You DID nail the Tardis....are you ready for the newest Doctor?

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    1. Thanks! Actually no....I'm not really a Whovian. I lost interest after Chris Eccleston left the series.

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  4. Love homemade mac and cheese :) If it wasn't totally bad for dieting I would eat it every week!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. I could live on it too but I only allow it as a treat every couple of months.

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  5. lol Oh dear....look at those innocent faces! It couldn't have
    been either of those two. The keys look super, love what you've
    done with them. Yummy food and craft work...too good girl.
    Cheers,, Anita.

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    1. Thanks Anita! Oh yes, 'innocent faces'. They are lucky they're so cute!

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  6. Naughty pooches! The quiches look delicious. I hope you managed to keep the kiddies away from them...

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    1. LOL! Yes, I have been much more vigilant about how close to the counter edge I leave food!!

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  7. They both looks very innocent, they might not have done it. Your craft work in something unique i have never seen it before. Keys are superb. The way you have decorated it makes it very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you!!! Yes, both of them have perfected the innocent look, but I know better. They are lucky they're so cute!

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  8. The puppies really look pleased with themselves :) Your crayon canvas looks great, and those quiches and the mac and cheese look fantastic. Bummer about the keys, but at least you were able to fix them.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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