My boyfriend likes food, and we live in a city of a million restaurants, so he uses a notebook to store reviews and addresses and stuff. Whenever we go out and about, he brings it and we find great places to eat. Fun! He lost his old book a while back, and he seems at a loss to start anything new, so I made him a journal! We love to joke about how he loves pork, so it's pork-themed.
I started with a plain, white book that I rescued from the trash at my office.
I found this picture
of pork cuts, printed it, and used a pin to poke guide dots through it onto the book cover. Then I drilled holes with the smallest bit I could find (1/16"). Then I embroidered (like a lace-up board!) and wrote P*I*G in iron-on letters. (gah! I never
get iron-on letters straight!!!!)
I trimmed an old manila envelope as a folder to cover up the back of the stitching, sewed the cut side of it in red thread, and double-side-taped it to the back side of the front cover. (I put a thin layer of glue over it to prevent tearing and it's still wet; that's why it looks discolored in the photo.)
In the pictures the front looks a little sad and lonely, so I'm tempted to embellish it. In real life it's not so bad, but I still might. Maybe rick-rack or something picnic-y? Any ideas?
*edit* PS: I forgot its tail! How sad! I had forgotten to drill the holes because the clip art's tail was too complicated, and now I'm so bummed! I might tear off the folder and add in the tail, because I was actually pretty excited about it!