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« on: November 25, 2003 01:02:48 PM »

my mom wants a new address book for christmas, and i'd like to get a handmade one. i've seen lots of journals, but no address books yet. anybody out there do that, or know of someone that does? please help!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2003 02:59:41 PM »

you can take regular paper (whatever color, design you like, naturally) design your "address look" like:

phone _________________
state, zip_______________

whatever's your fancy.  Anyway. Type it on a computer. You can put mutiples on a sheet and either cut the paper into smaller pieces for a small book, or larger. I personally like long and skinny books. For that, you would have two columns of "address" things. Okay. Print it out. Cut it up (or not - your preference). Get two fancy pieces of paper or fabric. Same size as your pages. One goes on top, one goes on bottom. Get an awl (or something else strong, long, and pointy) and poke holes on the bind side. Use thread to make a Japanese binding. Designs are easy to find (just google it) and make.  This is easy cheesy and looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2003 06:04:28 PM »

i go to the dollar store and buy cheap ones...

then i just cover them in fabric and usually put some sort of felt-y design on top.

they look great. i dont have anypictures yet tho.


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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2003 09:08:44 AM »

thanks! both ideas are great!

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003 09:37:22 AM »

my friend used to make them and sell them on her website, although i don't know for sure if she still does.  they were pretty inexpensive.  if you emailed her and asked, she might be able to make a custom one!


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