Author Archives: Fifi

Origami garland

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For her new origami lesson, Kristina has prepared little paper balloons. The funny part is at the end, when you blow, and the balloon appears like a surprise!

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We threaded them like pearls on a necklace and this makes lovely garlands which I like to hang everywhere.

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We used a new pattern. It’s called Juliette and there are 3 sheets of each of the 6 colors in every package. It comes in 2 sizes because it’s nicer to vary the balloons for the garland.

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18 sheets. Size 12 x 12 cm or 15 x 15 cm. Shipping fee included.

Flower power

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There’s another little contest right here at ID Créatives which is under my patronage because it’s about… flowers, of course!

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While we’re at flowers, I recently got hold of these two fabrics I found on an American thrift store. They smell like summer, don’t you think so?

Go to Belleville

This weekend, it’s open house in the artists’ studios in Belleville.

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Anyplace in streets, courts and backyards, more than 200 artists welcome you with open arms.
This is the right time for a nice walk in the heart of this Parisian quarter which is so full of surprises…

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The paintings above are by Philippe Barnier. An artist I like a lot, and not only because he’s my cousin!

D Day

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Brand-new and pretty nice, my book shows up today!

Available at well-assorted bookstores and right here:




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Photos from the book : Claire Curt

Cosmopolite

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This morning, in my mailbox I found  one issue of Lee . It’s a Japanese magazine which did a photo shoot at my home in the end of winter.

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I always smile when I see my home on pictures, but in a Japanese magazine on a subject about Parisian interiors in Scandinavian style, it’s really funny, don’t you think?

Who wants it ?

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My book will be available by May 14th. That means in only  3 days and even be sold right here…
I also have a little surprise for you: 3 books to win.

How to do? Just send a card or drop a line to the studio!
I will send one copy (signed if you insist!) to the 3 authors of the letters which surprised me the most.

So let’s go!
Results on May 25th…

Fifi Mandirac – 4, sentier Joseph Baum – 93200 Saint Denis –  FRANCE

You’ve got mail !

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Sadly, in the age of mail and text message, we lost a little bit interest in sending letters.  But it’s always a pleasure to receive some, isn’t it?

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No more lame excuses like “How silly, I need envelopes…” or “Too bad, but I don’t have any card!” Because Kristina has the answer: with a simple sheet of A4 paper, she makes an envelope/letter. It’s her new origami lesson right here.

So let’s write, OK?