Faitmain – Faitcoeur

Handmade - Heartmade

Done with my hands, from the bottom of my heart


Sep

2018

Easily fix a trouser back gap


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In a few decades we have grown larger and, unfortunately, bigger, so manufacturers have changed the standard sizes of clothing.
A criterion has not yet been taken into account: women have an arched back!! Result, often pants have a back gap.

No need to be a great seamstress, it’s an easy fixing.

You need: 2 flat and thick buttons – some buttonhole elastic – sewing thread – a needle – 2 pins – a seam ripper – a thimble (for the more clumsy ;-) )

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Jul

2018

Monogram etched on wine glasses


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One of my colleague made me know a very good Languedoc rosé which has a very original name: the “Retour de plage” (return from beach)

For her retirement, I wanted to offer her two wine glasses engraved with her initial and her husband one. As he is already retired, they can savor (with moderation!) this rosé coming back from the beach.

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Mar

2017

Give credit where credit is due


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Recently, I have been regularly asked about the computer tools I use for book folding or cut and fold.
Here is (very quickly!) the story:

– Isaac Salazar is an artist who used books to transform them into art sculpture.

– In February 2012 I was the very first one to conceptualize a technique using the Photoshop software. Tutorial I shared for free on this website. I have been looted throughout the world, without credit to my post.

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Mar

2017

To be self-confident


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In France, health studies begin with a hard selective year. This year requires huge work and is also psychologically hard.
Our daughter is very voluntary (years of swimming competition ended up forging a very strong character). Yet this year, she is doubtful of her abilities.

To convince her she has what it takes to succeed, I made a self-confident tank top, like I did for her cousin (HERE).
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Mar

2017

Another envelope souvenirs book


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I know, we are already in March and I am a little late publishing this new book-envelopes to store the year souvenirs…

I made a new book for my friend Marie. She is a teddy bear lover (see HERE), “Me to You” matches perfectly.
The hardest part was to find a picture/theme for each month.

Find the detailed tutorial on the first book post HERE.
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Feb

2017

Folded book – portrait from a photo


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From a photo I create a portrait pattern of the person of your choice.
My manual processing gives a finely detailed portrait and not a stencil style image.

Cut and fold method detailed instructions with pics included in the pattern.

See details HERE.

Nov

2016

Funny laundry bag


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The ellipse of my previous post was for the bottom of this laundry bag.

Our second bird has left the nest :cry:
Fortunately our daughter is not far but her first year of medical studies doesn’t allow her time for daily stains. This laundry bag is full of what I have to wash (I don’t see her when I go to her student room).

I did not resist and added a humoristic deco ;-)

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Nov

2016

The website has a new look


The website has a new look
My tendinitis still forced me to be craft inactive, it gives me time to relook my website.
I became a left-handed computer mouse pro!

Simple design, less flashy, I surprised myself to become wiser ;-)

Tell me what you think about this new style…

Oct

2016

How to draw an ellipse


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I did not resigned, but since five months a nasty (and persistant) right thumb tendinitis prevents me to make any manual activity (and quite anything else as I’m right handed …).

Few days ago I completed a project, but since then I am again in a phase of forced inactivity :cry:

Anyway, for this project I needed an ellipse!

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