Author Archives: the fern

Corine’s new outfit.

All dressed up & ready for her ballet class.

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Project Keep My Hands Busy

Since becoming a mom my dedicated craft time has been pretty much non existent.  I’ve been able to steal a selfish evening here and there but for the most part my time is split between cooking, feeding, cleaning and diapering.  … Continue reading

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Don’t let the name fool you – this palate pleasing puree is 100% dairy free and truly delicious.  It`s a fall favourite at my house so I always make a double or triple batch so there is lots left over … Continue reading

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Amaryllis… you’ve made my day

Last fall my husband brought me home a beautiful flowering amaryllis.  It had long pointed leaves and gorgeous red trumpet flowers.  The thing was almost 3 feet tall and I couldn’t believe it was coming from a bulb in this … Continue reading

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3rdLife is at Handmade Harvest

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and come by the Handmade Harvest Craft Show at the Old Town Hall in Almonte today or tomorrow!  They have 35+ vendors selling everything from home dec items to jewelry to clothing … Continue reading

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Halloween… a nerdy crafter’s favourite holiday

Sure Christmas is the number one holiday for crafters.  Not only can you adorn your home from top to bottom with handmade decorations, you can also lavish your friends and family with the fruits of your crafty labours. But Halloween… … Continue reading

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Craft Room Make Over

When we moved into our new home, the first room to get a face lift was my craft room.  It’s the room in which I want to spend most of my time and considering the amount of materials and tools … Continue reading

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Finished!: What’s in a name?

Well if you are my little nephew?  You’re talking about alligators, narwhals, giraffes, unicorns and seals!   When Angus was born I wanted to make something special for him to celebrate his birthday.  It had to be something small enough to send … Continue reading

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Free Pattern: Fitted Crib Sheet

written by guest blogger, the fern’s big sister Carla Bissett I was so excited to get the nursery ready for my first little angel that I raced to the land of fabric and purchased a number of adorable sheeting prints and … Continue reading

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