Sunday, June 29, 2008

Benaiah's Photo Book

I spent my day at the sewing machine making a fabric photo book to introduce Benaiah to our family. It will be traveling to Ethiopia with the Raymers who are leaving next week to bring home their two adorable little boys!!







The photos were printed from our computer on to photo transfer paper. Each of us chose our own fabric for our page. Mine is from my favorite skirt that I wear a lot. William's is the same fabric as the sling known as the "Unfair Advantage" in which he put Jeremy to sleep!

On the photos that had enough light areas, I was able to write the person's name in English and their family designation in Amharic. (It probably looks like a preschooler wrote the Amharic since I had to do my best to copy the letters out of my phrase book!)

Unfortunately, I can't show the front and back pages that have our little guy's photos. He is the cutest!!!!

11 comments:

ethiHOPEia said...

Oh! that is so cool...i was planning on doing one whenever we get a referral! that or the block that KP made...
Blessings,
Hilary

Lori said...

Susan, that is so cool. I love it. That will be something for him to treasure. We are praying for your court date.
Lori

Rob & Candy said...

wow! that looks great!
candy

Jen said...

Susan, that is beautiful... and you said you didn't scrapbook!!

Leslie-Jean said...

The book turned out great!! Hope you get your court date soon.

Jori said...

YAY! Does it seem more and more real?!?! So excitted for you guys! Praying for court passing before the clousre!
love ya, Jori

HeatherV said...

Looks great! Won't be long till he is holding it and seeing your families smiling faces :)

2lilreds said...

Ummm.... how are you going to wear your favorite skirt now?!?

I love the book! It's beautiful. What a wonderful idea, Susan!

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Oh Susan!! The album came out so great!!! I love it!!! :D
YOu did such a beautiful job on it!!
~Amy

Carpenters said...

Susan, this is so cute and came out so well. What a great idea! Benaiah will love it for years to come. I can't wait to see him with it.

With Love,
Penelope

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for the link, Susan. It was the right Danielle! I love it; but alas, I cannot sew so I sold out and ordered one online after visiting a variety of local stores to no avail. Yours I must ruefully admit, is MUCH more special :) Thanks again. Danielle