March 9, 2011

This Little Piggy Went to Bistro 7 1/4

I was indulging in a little retail therapy the other day and came upon a sweet (but plain) papier mache pig. I immediately thought of my friends Alex and Danielle, and I knew right then that it would make a perfect little gift for their restaurant’s fifth birthday.

Once inspiration struck (in the form of a vintage French dictionary and a jar of Mod podge), the transformation was easy. It took just a couple hours of cutting, gluing, painting and glazing to turn the humble little pig into “le petit cochon”. I am so happy with how it turned out...and even happier that it has a lovely new home with my dear friends.

What is French for “oink”?

Note: once again, please excuse the janky Blackberry photo.


  1. I love gifts that are made with the recipient in mind. That's awesome!

  2. This is so cute! I love him (or her?)