Faitmain – Faitcoeur

Handmade - Heartmade

Done with my hands, from the bottom of my heart



Heart shaped cake

gateau coeur
The picture is very bad. I can’t find a better one.

The year I discovered liquid food coloring.
I had fun making coloured powder sugar. I use it to stripe the heart-shaped cake.
With the rest of the colored sugar it was funny to eat psychedelic yoghurts.



Dolphin cake

gateau dauphin
Nothing difficult but it’s my son’s favorite animal.
The cake remained small but the children weren’t many.



Inverted invitation

Invitation inversee
I used a twisted font to make it illegible.
Despite, kids succeeded without a mirror.
I think that was more difficult for their parent…



Detective party invitation

invitation detective
For kids born at the end of the year : I had a cutted phone book for 6 months !
I was caught at my own game, the children didn’t understand why the birthday cake was on the table.
It had not disappeared?

(The agency is hiring new detectives.
Come on saturday the 21th for a mystery : Yves birthday cake disappearance)



Football cake

gateau foot
At this moment I realized that pieces of a soccer ball are not so simple (especially in flat).
The finishes are far from being perfect, I had to be in a hurry that day.



Garden cake

gateau jardin
The advantage of decorating a cake with almond paste is that children who don’t like the taste can take it off .
They like pecking sugar balls or smarties (which help to cut the cake in equal shares).



School cake

Gateau ecole
The first one of a (very ) long run of decorated cakes with almond paste.

In that time I found moldings alphabet and numbers in chocolate (I wish I kept those molds).



Doll made with baby’s clothe

grosse poupée
Handmade/Heartmade by my mom.
She took rompers (that she had knit for my son).

My daughter was enthralled by this doll as tall as her.
For a long time « big doll » took away nightmare from my daughter (as she took its « hand » she thought she was not alone in her bed).

Thank mom, she is wonderfull and avoided us a lot of night-awakenings.



Beach wind screen/sunscreen for beach umbrella

Never say it too much : sun is dangerous for kids.

Parachute fabric (or nylon), tulle and little snap hooks.
Some funny forms (fish, star and boat) and portholes in wich I cut the nylon to let the wind going through.
The snap hooks are to fasten the screen to the umbrella’s ribs.
Some sand onto the bottom of the screen to fix it.

Due to nylon, once folded the screen weighs nothing and doesn’t take up space.