Thursday, September 25, 2008

HERE'S SOMETHING I MADE EARLIER...


I'm just zooming in quickly to show you a few pages of the blurb book I made to say thank you to our kind and generous hosts in France earlier this year. I think a book like this is the answer to "what the hell do you give people who live in a place like that because they lack for nothing?" It also helps that their place is so beautiful you can't help but walk around snapping photos 24 hours a day.

I had to take some pictures of the book as I only ordered one copy, believing that there was sure to be some kind of ridiculous rookie layout error that I would have to go back and correct, then order another. But it turned out perfectly - even more amazing since I did it pre-Mac on my ancient dinosaur PC. I had a good time making it and liked using blurb. Apple has a similar doodad for making photo books with text (anyone used it?) but I'm not sure if the quality's as good as blurb - the pages of this are glossy, high quality - I think I could get addicted to making books like this. This one is going off today to be given to its recipients - I'm fully hoping for a bit of grateful weeping, wonderment, that kind of thing...





{my photos ©}

11 comments:

Rose said...

The book you made your friends looks lovely and it's such a great, personal gift- especially for people who have everything.

Blurb seem like they do a really nice finish.

lottie said...

i am almost weeping in wonderment...

Bombay Beauty said...

That does look fantastic! Well done... BB

erica said...

gorgeous photos, gorgeous house. even for someone who has everything, a book of magazine-worthy photographs of home will surely elicit grateful weeping and wonderment :)

l'embrouillamini said...

Wow, that is an amazing gift! And wonderful photography :)

Anonymous said...

wow!!! really amazing claire! clap clap clap....
nancy

Lola Is Beauty said...

come on, more weeping....no, thanks really! x

Anonymous said...

This is lovely - the book and the house!

I've made books like this using the Apple doodad and they came out really well too. Lots of joyful tears all round!!

It's such a thoughtful gift.

Sam

Juliet said...

That must be the best gift ever.

juliet xxx

Stephanie said...

what a great idea!

i love the label by the way, seems we are both captivated (haunted?) by the best city in the world.

Dana said...

I wish I had your book. Those pics are gorgeous!