Category Archives: Isabeau

My letters to Isabeau.

Angel Gowns – Gathered Organza skirt overlay

Wow, its been ages since I did a tutorial. Okies, so my latest wedding dress included a beautiful organza overskirt, edged with beaded and embellished white and silver lace.  Lovely heavy lace, that didn’t shed its blinking beads when I unpicked it. … Continue reading

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Angel Gowns – Tutorial

When I started making gowns for Angel Gowns, I obtained the patterns from Michelle, who is the creator of the wonderful Angel Gowns by michelle (in america).  While the patterns were passed on to her by someone else, there is … Continue reading

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Angel Gowns – Vest Tutorial

I have been heavily involved in a new charity group call Angel Gowns Australia, with me volunteering to be one of the seamstresses for the ACT sub-branch.  This is something close to my heart, as most of my friends and … Continue reading

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Ghost Stories …. more memories of Isabeau

I know I shouldn’t write so much about Isabeau, especially as writing about her invariably see’s me in tears.  But still, I feel a need to document even the smallest thing about her. A friend of Tony’s has an urban … Continue reading

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Distracted, but I don’t forget

Hello my darling daughter.   I bet you thought I forgot.  That I had finally listened to all those who say I should be “over you”, and move on. There is no doubt, that I don’t feel the same sort … Continue reading

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Archived 4/12/2005 – Memories

Another year ….. it seems to go so fast. The day passes without comment now. I don’t expect the children to remember, there is no need for them to linger in sadness ……today is mostly for me. Its been 4 … Continue reading

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Archived 2/12/2006 – Isabeau’s anniversary – 4 December

There are plenty of us that have lost a child. A precious gift that we only get to hold for a short time ….. sometimes only minutes. Many don’t understand the mind numbing grief that overwhelms us. Or that we … Continue reading

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Archived 1/6/2006 – Interesting conversation with Nathan

I thought this would have to happen at some point.  Nathan was very young (3) when Isabeau died, and while we included him in the grieving process, we didn’t think that he would remember all that much of the experience. … Continue reading

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Archived 5/02/07 – Monday is officially Blah Day

I have been avoiding thinking about stuff today …….. any stuff. Not thinking about school tomorrow for the kids, not thinking about lunches, not thinking about job offers ……. I have just been successfully not thinking about very much today. … Continue reading

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Archived 26/11/2007 – Sad days …. and more to come

Well its come around again …… the end of November. Trying my best to keep this happy face going for miss nearly 15, because I don’t want to ruin her birthday. My levels are low, and so all these negative … Continue reading

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