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DIY Boyfriend

Annie’s Pattern Club Newsletter
Published by Annie’s Attic
[Issue date unknown]

Submitter: The public library I work at has recently received a ton of book donations lately. In our last batch of donations, we took in about 3 boxes of needlework and cross stitch craft-how-to books/magazines. I’m not sure if this would count as a awful library book, but it is a awful library magazine. The cover shows two cute homemade dolls, a purse at the bottom, and some other objects. However, the doll creeping in the shadowed center with the mustache caught my eye. I looked inside and found directions to make a “Hunk Pillow” and a picture of the “Hunk Pillow” surrounded by adoring women from the 70’s? I passed it around to the ladies at work and we all had a good laugh. Hope you enjoy it too!

P.S. We will not be adding this to our collection. Haha.

Holly: This is definitely an awful library magazine!  Since I don’t know the date of this issue, I can’t see if any libraries own it, but it’s too funny not to post.  Just when I think I must have seen it all, the Hunk Pillow comes around.  WTH?

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  • Okay, let me try this again. First time I tried to comment I got a “cannot find server.”

    I remember coming across hunk pillows as a child in the 80s at craft fairs. The only women buying them were women in their 70s who had started to sprout a fine crop of chin hairs. (Either that or they had given up on waxing them and just decided to go natural.)

    I want hair like the big nosed blonde there, however. I think the older hair styles are so much prettier then today’s styles.

  • The title appears on WorldCat, saying that it’s bimonthly and issue 63 was June/July 1990. Working backward from there, issue 17 would be October/November 1982, which is what it kind of looks like it says in the image. For what that’s worth.

  • This is the best thing ever! I love finding these hideous treasures in boxes of donations. I’m jealous. The hunk pillow looks like that guy from New Zoo Revue.

  • Eeek! Those sideburns! I’m having a hard time not giggling over the NAME “Hunk Pillow”

    PS. I think I can see “Oct 1982” on the front cover under “Club”

  • The hunk looks like Sonny Bono.

  • Wheee – comments are back!

    So, what we have here is a porn-star doll pitched at adolescent girls? Yep, that’ll be the early 80’s all right. Is he anatomically correct? (On second thought, don’t answer that – I really don’t want to know…)

    P.S. I’m with Jami – Eighties hair ruled!

  • I would love to have the pattern to make the purple cat pictured at the bottom right of the cover!!!! so cute!

    I have my own real life hunk, no need for a stuffed one here! 🙂

  • Wait a minute–isn’t that doll patterned after one of the Burt Reynolds pictures we saw a few weeks ago?

  • I think the Hunk Doll looks like Stan’s dad on South Park.

  • Oooo! With a little football jersey (and nothing else), we could make it a Burt Reynolds doll!

  • Note the spurious touch-tone telephone next to the hunk pillow.

  • OMG It’s Burt Reynolds!