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Topic: The Tortoise and the Hare TRAVEL journal, all upcycled ingredients  (Read 4484 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007 10:42:57 AM »

That is so beautiful and touching. As a hippy/traveler/hitchhiker/backpacker, I think you totally hit the nail on the head with this journal! I'm sure your brother is going to love it and the thought that went into this gift.

Oh good!  Thanks a lot.  It's one of those gifts I've 2nd guessed myself on....that it is either cheesy and silly, or funky and cool.  I'm hoping he'll think the latter.  Boys can be hard to read sometimes though.  Oh well.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007 11:32:52 PM »

Budget or not, anyone would be thrilled to get something like this. Awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007 01:22:24 PM »

Great journal, I think my boys would be glad to have it! Let us know what he thinks of it.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007 07:46:55 PM »

That is awesome.  I'm sure he'll love to write stuff in it, stick ticket stubs and pics and email addresses, etc etc in it.  Tell him to definitely bring a glue stick/ scotch tape with him on his travels so he can add "ephemera" stuff to his journal.  Quick question, if you don't mind:  HOW HOW HOW do you use a sewing machine to sew up pages into a journal?  If you have time, I'd appreciate a simple explanation (if you have time!) as I am in the process of trying to make my lil sis (pre-med student) a da Vinci-notebooks style journal?
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2007 07:58:14 PM »

Quick question, if you don't mind:  HOW HOW HOW do you use a sewing machine to sew up pages into a journal?  If you have time, I'd appreciate a simple explanation

I just cut the pages to the desired size, then folded them in 1/2.  Then, I sewed them straight up the middle, about 7 sheets at a time.  I then put the sheets ALL together, sewed the whole thing one more time, folded again, and then cut the edges to make it straight (an old-school gulliotine paper cutter is good for this, the big heavy ones like they had in school when we were kids).  I glued the back page into the book!

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.  I'll do a quick photo tute when I get a chance.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2007 09:46:16 PM »

my boyfriend is exactly the same way as your brother.  very creative- thanks for this idea...now i have some inspiration for a future gift... Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2007 07:37:10 AM »

Thanks!  He'll open it tomorrow, so we shall see if it was successful or not...

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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2007 05:50:58 PM »

Thanks for the how-to.  Hope you had a great Christmas! 
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007 08:17:00 AM »

Thanks guys!

Well, he wasn't really impressed or amused. Sad  Oh well.  I liked it.  It was definitely better than the pile of NOTHING he got for me.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2007 11:12:31 AM »

Thanks guys!

Well, he wasn't really impressed or amused. Sad  Oh well.  I liked it.  It was definitely better than the pile of NOTHING he got for me.

Crap! How disappointing.  Angry
Maybe you can steal it back from him and hold onto it until he goes on a big trip; in other words, until he has learned to properly appreciate it!
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