Faitmain – Faitcoeur

Handmade - Heartmade

Done with my hands, from the bottom of my heart



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.



Learning pillow

Cord stop, hook and loop (velcro), button, shoelace, overall buckle, suspender clip, snap, side release buckle, belt buckle, toggle button, zippers… all I had in my drawers.



Multi pockets beach bag / changing mat

Sac plage
A bag very useful to take children to the beach and which is still useful when they (too much) grew.
The inside is a round bag.
The outside has many pockets and (with clever zippers) can get loose in order to make a changing mat.
sac plage 2



Piggy low bench

banc yves
It’s impossible for the children to reach the sink, but benches sold are really ugly.
Some wood, paint and a jigsaw.
As you can see, it’s not only to reach the sink !