donderdag 8 augustus 2013

Finished Sepia Album

                               Pfffffff, ....... finally ....I sure hope you're not
                                      bored already with this album.........

                                  You saw some pictures of it in the past : ) ,
                              but I really wanted to show you the photo's of
                                            the book now it's done .
                                         To see my studio in
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                                This book holds some of the sepia photo's
                                     of my grandparents of  father's side .
                            My dear granddad and -mom Sietze and Jantje .
                         They had five children (my father was their firstborn)
                                          and got 23 grandchildren.

                                      Although it took me some time ,
                  (I had to put it aside many times to do more important things : )
                   it was a lot of fun making this . I printed the photo's on fabric
                             and used a lot of tea and coffee dyed lace .
                          There's some very old lace and bridal lace too .

                    You know I often use glass and pearls from broken jewelry....
                   the beautiful clasp came from a necklace that was given to me
                       by Maria's mother- in- law, and so were a lot of pearls.
                                       Thank you so much oma !!!! 
                              There also are some gorgeous old laces
                              that were sent to me by my friend Doni !!!!
                       You know her from..... and can find her "HERE" at
                                       'Faith Grace and Crafts' 
                      Thank you so much Doni, you are such a dear friend
                                  you know how I appreciate it !!
                          I will tell more about this gift in an other post..... !!
                                            I hope you enjoy...........

Clck photo to enlarge                               




                                   The photo's of my two aunts are not sharp,
                       maybe I replace them if I find some better way to enlarge,
                                       or maybe this is as good as it gets.
                            I didn't want to leave them out ,....... they're so cute.
                                            Love the hairribbons..... !!

                           I love this photo, with the moms that took a walk
                                           and picked some flowers.....

                           People in those days were taking it very serieus
                                 when their picture was made , I think .
                              There's hardly a smile, even in this setting...........
                              while my grandma had a very joyful heart.........
                              she's the one with the flowers on the pram......

                (ofcourse I don't underestimate the time my grandparents were living in........
                         very very troubled...and a lot of hard and heavy work.....)
                                 It was this heart that pulled her through........!!!


                          The last photo is of the first son on his way to his bride.....
                                               My parent's weddingday .
                               Their weddingpicture is in the top of my sidebar
                                                   'Jaap and Jannie'.....

                                Next item to finish is 'My Personal Bridesbook' :  ).....

                                             See you next week,

                                                                     With Love,

15 opmerkingen:

  1. So many rich textures... so many layers. I can just see myself slowly turning the pages just enthralled with each one! I love the fabric flower on one of the earlier pages. And I also love the hand sewn edging on the photos. By reproducing them on fabric it opens up so many possibilities and that is just what you did. What a keepsake!

  2. Gorgeous, Wilma!
    Your creations are so wonderful! I get overwhelmed when I look at lace books, afraid I couldn't make one.... I will start with some less than all that lace! I have been so busy painting and fixing up things in iur home, lace will have to come later!
    Hugs to you, your book is an inspiration!

  3. Show the album all you want, I don't get sick of looking at your stunning work.
    I LOVE it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jeetje Wilma, wat een prachtig boek is het geworden!! Wat een mooi familiealbum is het zo, echt een juweeltje. Ben trots op je! Sommige pagina's doen me een beetje denken aan het werk van Suzy Q en dat is echt een groot compliment, want ik ben een heel groot fan van haar werk. Dikke knuffel, Wendy

  5. This is the first time I've seen your album and it's beautiful! You've inspired me to give it a try.

  6. Wow, Wilma, wonderful artwork!!! Love, love, love your album!! :)

  7. Wilma dear friend, you have made a work of art that will be treasured for many years and by so many generations! The time and care spent making this is evident and certainly is a beautiful way to honor precious family and memories. I agree that the textures are wonderful, but I love the pearls and laces!! What a lovely book. I must try one. You have given me so much inspiration just looking at all of these gorgeous pages and close ups! Thank you for sharing a part of your family history with us.
    Blessings sweet friend,

  8. Hello! My name is Vilma! I love Jesus, I love even the vintage, the laces, doilies, altered things!
    Shabby chic style :)
    I'm glad to know your blogger.
    Hugs and blessings from Chile (South America)

    my facebook page:

  9. Hay Wilma,

    Wat ziet jouw album er ontzettend
    mooi uit...!
    Wat een mooie materialen heb je gebruikt
    en wat een mooie pages heb je gemaakt.
    Een heel werk, maar het is prachtig!

    Lieve groet,

  10. Hello Wilma.. I hope I have that right as the translation to English doesn't seem to be working on everything! But... I found your blog on the GYB and absolutely fell in love with your talents! I want to make your fabric book and several other things you display! Would you mind if I put your blog button on my blog, Fabric and Memories? You can click my name as author of this comment to get to my blog.. I am a sewer, quilter, crafter..lot of things. but at the moment..quilting... but since I have made so many quilts I need to get out of the box and make some memory things for my grand children so they have "something from grandma"...for their futures.

  11. It is truly a work of art from the heart! I've always wanted to make one but don't know where to begin. I've started gathering old lace though. Your album is beautiful and meaningful too. Very nice! Hugs, Diane

  12. A girl after my own heart. I love lace. Yours is beautiful!

  13. Lovely creation, such a wonderful album to have all the precious pictures of your family, what a treasure this will be for generations to come

  14. My dear friend, you continue to amaze me with your beautiful creations. You always add the perfect amount of lace, pearls, and gems :) I am always inspired by you and your blog.

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I truly appreciate it. Hugs!


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