In the end only 3 things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.
making is empowering
I started sewing when I was young when my mother showed me how to fix a pair of jeans that I really liked. I took to it and started making all sorts of things. It turns out that 'making' is what makes me.
In sum, I am a retired alpine skiing athlete with a degree in psychology from McGill. Also, a wife, a mom, and a self taught graphic/pattern/industrial designer who believes that hard work, creativity, curiosity are at the essence of what makes us better in all aspects of our lives. In 2018, after 16 years as a manager in higher Education, I made the plunge to follow my passion and became Sofs Designs.
The 'Sofs' part is my alter ego and it emerged from a mixture of the need to create and the pleasure of making stuff. Sofs is a wanderer who believes that making is empowering and in turn, loves to empower herself and others while on journey.
That said, I am constantly and actively searching for ways to have people engage in 'making' their own and then sharing the joy and passion that results from it. AND this also means that when we buy from 'makers' (like me), we help people that are passionate about 'making' live a life that is fulfilling and empowering. That's huge! Thank you.
Hugs, Sophie Marcoux (aka Sofs) DIY enthusiast, designer, artisan, maker...actively engaged in the pursuit of making it happen!
want to make Sofs Designs paper models to sell? no problem
We are often asked if its ok to buy our templates to make the models to sell. We are totally ok with that for as long as our templates are not shared or copied and that it is mentionned that the models are made from Sofs Designs template.
We actually support you and love that you want to be a 'maker' just like us! If we can help in any way please let us know. OH and one more thing: if you could donate a little bit of your profit here (enough to cover the cost of using our template) that would helps us to keep making new templates...