21 November 2011
This is my great-grandmother, the mother of my grandmother.
She lived in the east part of the Netherlands. She was born and raised up in a poor family which lived in a peat cottage. My mother told me that a long time ago.
She married in 1891 to Jan Koning which was a house painter.
This great grandmother got 12 children. One little boy drowned when he was 8 years old and one little girl was still born. Ten children grew up, my grandmother was the second child.
On the left page I have used the original pillow sheet fabric which was used for straw mattresses.
( the blue striped one) I also made two buttonholes by hand to go with the vintage buttons.
The fabrics on the right page are all vintage, except for the little dark grey triangle which is a replica.