Faitmain – Faitcoeur

Handmade - Heartmade

Done with my hands, from the bottom of my heart


Sep

2017

100 days before…


-100 days
It’s time to start making your DIY Xmas gifts!
284 book folding patterns available on the shop.

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


How to draw an ellipse (step 01)
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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May

2016

Laptop decal (chapter 5)


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A while ago, I bougth metallic vinyl which was not expansive (more than classic vinyl but it was a moderate price).

On my black laptop, it has a very “chic” effect.
The quote “If only I had as much time as ideas” is truly adapted to my situation : by wanting to create too much I’m finishing nothing :-?

As usual, please comment for receiving the .sst (Silhouette Studio file) or fonts used (all free).

(Chapter 1 HERE – Chapter 2 HERE – Chapter 3 HERE – Chapter 4 HERE)

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