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Topic: food lover's restaurant journal (vegetarians be warned!)  (Read 1672 times)
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« on: July 28, 2007 02:19:15 PM »

Hey all!

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!
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007 02:33:52 PM »

Hahah that's awesome! And such a good idea too. I bet he'll love it! And I wouldn't worry about the tail - I didn't even notice and it's not like it's a really delectable piece of pork, right? (It's NOT, right? I've never tried... Tongue)

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007 02:52:48 PM »

That is so cool! I'd add the tail. Then you might not feel the need to add anything else. I would put a picture of a pork chop on the back cover.

« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007 05:28:00 PM »

I would put a picture of a pork chop on the back cover.

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