Author Archives: the freckle

Watch Me Make Wire Bird Legs

I’m often asked how I make the cute legs for my birds so here is the answer in a video. The wire used is 18 gauge. Thanks for watching!   Watch Me Make Wire Bird Legs I’m often asked how … Continue reading

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Old leather jacket becomes a new camera bag

My favourite and most challenging project this past year for 3rd Life was making this camera bag out of a leather jacket. I was contacted by a client to see if I would be willing to make a camera bag … Continue reading

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A picky Valentine’s gift

  I was on my way to pick up a last minute Valentine’s Day gift for my kids and when I walked by some cute cacti it hit me – they were not going to get another stuffy or plastic … Continue reading

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“NOTE-worthy” Valentines

We wanted to make some Valentines cards for our Kindergartners to hand out at school and after finding these little packs of notebooks and pencils at the dollar store we knew we were on the “write” track. The funnest part … Continue reading

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Friday Favourites: granny squares

Crochet Bunting by Little Tea Wagon  Granny Square Wool Brooch Pin by Grasshopper Handmade Granny Square Cowl by Sheepish  Granny Square Pillow Case by Happy In Red Granny Square Bag by Knitting Cate

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Sweet Dreams Nap Mat

Written by guest blogger Carla, the fern’s sister. When I sent my toddler off to daycare this past September, my daycare provider asked me to send along a yoga mat for nap time. Now, the rational side of my brain knows that … Continue reading

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Handmade Harvest craft show :: Holiday 2012

If you are in the area take a drive out to beautiful Almonte for the best craft show around! For sneak peeks of swag bag items and general awesomeness like the Handmade Harvest facebook page: 

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Big Girl Dreams

‘Dear Hazel,’ by 3rdlife thewheatfield $18.00 MerryGoRoundHA… $29.95 sleepyking $28.00 SewnNatural $38.00 GoldAntlers $25.00 ElephantOnAWir… $60.00 TheVintageApar… $24.00 moxiethrift $42.50 Recy $224.00 Fr33na $25.00 Molipop $50.00 lovahandmade $32.00 earlybirdsale $10.00 Tparty $83.90 SmallEarthVint… $22.00 Imaginationkid… $14.00 Treasury tool supported by … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Homemade Playdough

Written by guest blogger, Kat from You Fancy Thing You know when you were a kid, and homemade playdough always smelled weird, and was gritty and salty, or slimy, or made your hands sting? This stuff isn’t any of those things. … Continue reading

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Friday Favourites: upcycled vintage luggage

Artist Keeley Durocher attached four table legs to the bottom of the suitcase and spray-painted it a glossy black. via: Design Sponge at Home Shelves made from vintage suitcases by: Ki Nassauer, Editor-in-Chief of Flea Market Style magazine   Upcycled Green Suitcase Pet … Continue reading

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