Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The picture book is done!!

Weeks before we got our referral I came up with an idea to make a board book for Clarissa that I could send to her in Korea once we got the referral. I think I posted about it once before when I got started on it and today I FINALLY finished it!!

This project was a muuuuch bigger headache than I anticipated. There are a million different types of photobooks that would have been easier, and probably cheaper, but I'm pretty stubborn when I get an idea in my head. I'm really happy with how it turned out, but I'm not in a hurry to make another one. :)

Here are some photos of the finished product. The back cover has a photo of Clarissa on it and since I still can't share her photo online I had to black out her face. Darn.

And again, I don't know why my photos always look so crappy when I post them here. They look fine in Photoshop and then when I post them they always look grainy, dark and the color is off. I'm picky about that sort of thing and it drives me crazy! Oh well, you'll get the idea anyway.












Now all I have to do is write a letter to the foster mother and I'll have my package ready to send off to Clarissa! A lot of times they take a photo of the baby with their care package, so I'm really hoping that one of these days I get to see a picture of her with the things I sent. Frankly, I'm really hoping I get a picture of her doing ANYTHING one of these days soon. I'll take what I can get! :)

20 comments:

JET said...

I have tears in my eyes. Great job Wendy!

Penny said...

It looks beautiful. I started crying very nice.

Kaylene said...

It's so adorable!

mnlouiselle said...

What a cute book, Wendy!
You did a fantastic job!

-Nikki (hummerlou - BBC)

Amanda said...

You did AWESOME!!!!

Misty said...

It looks great! Love it..I hope you'll get that book back later on as well. Can the foster mom mail you anything direct, or it all has to go thru the agency??

Kim said...

It looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job and it was thoughtful of you to make it kid tough. = )

Wendy said...

Hopefully the foster mother will give it back to us when we go pick up Clarissa. Sometimes people get their care package items back and sometimes they don't. If we don't get it back I think I'm going to make another one just like it. I want Clarissa to have one in her memory box.

For now everything has to go through the agency. I'm not sure if we can contact the foster family directly once the adoption is final or if it will always have to go through the agency. That's something I'll have to put on my list of questions!

My3Ro's said...

I love it. I love how you are like a first time mommy and I love how this little girl is loved more then any other little girl out there. I cannot wait to see pictures of her coming home. Great job...

My5Blessings said...

WOW, Wendy what a Beautiful job you did! From what I can tell that girl has TONS of hair for a 5 month old, how cute! What a Beautiful family and what a lucky little girl Clarissa is!!!

~April~ said...

It's beautiful!

MamaMia said...

What a great idea! Turned out beautiful! I'm so thrilled for your family.

Wendy said...

She does have a ton of hair!! It's pulled up in a clip in the photo. For the size that she is and the amount of hair that she has, it's hard to believe that she's only four months old in the photo.

I'm actually loving that her hair is so thick because every person in our family has really thick hair. Her hair looks a lot like mine did when I was her age. It's something that she'll share with the rest of us!

And thank goodness she has a lot of hair because that means that the five billion hair clips I made won't go to waste! :)

Melanie said...

SO SO SO CUTE! Love it!

Ted and Leslie said...

Wendy, your book is beautiful and so is Clarissa! I'm so thrilled for you and can't wait to see more pictures of her!

Beck said...

WOW, it is beautiful. but I must say, I think that writing must be a heck of a lot easier in English as opposed to Korean. Can you imagine trying to teach a 4 or 5 year old to write characters like that? WOW! But I must say, Korean writing is beautiful. Congrats on another day closer to having your baby girl in your arms!

Beck said...

WOW, it is beautiful. but I must say, I think that writing must be a heck of a lot easier in English as opposed to Korean. Can you imagine trying to teach a 4 or 5 year old to write characters like that? WOW! But I must say, Korean writing is beautiful. Congrats on another day closer to having your baby girl in your arms!

Beck said...

WOW, it is beautiful. but I must say, I think that writing must be a heck of a lot easier in English as opposed to Korean. Can you imagine trying to teach a 4 or 5 year old to write characters like that? WOW! But I must say, Korean writing is beautiful. Congrats on another day closer to having your baby girl in your arms!

Beth said...

I went on vacation and missed your news! Congratulations! I've got tears of joy for you. The book is beautiful--a wonderful gift for your daughter!

Rebecca said...

You did a terrific job! She is going to love it!