Hello and welcome to White Fern Illustrations & Designs! 

My name is Heidi Schoonbaert (Chouinard). I was raised in a very creative atmosphere, where family time meant sitting around a humungo canvas and painting whatever we wanted. Both my parents are Artists, and they have always nurtured the artist in my sister and I. Growing up, my sister and I would always draw silly, cute characters and create maps of weird lands for them to live in...those were the days! :D 
Over the years I have dabbed into different mediums and styles of art, and most recently have finally discovered that I am most happy when I create little, cute, characters, which is what I drew a lot of when I was younger. Isn't that funny? How for years you can spend time trying to find something, to find out 'it' was there with you all along?  
My mom taught me how to knit when I was 12 years old, and over the past couple years I have become quite the avid knitter. I love all things cozy, especially hand knitted garments, and I LOVE to knit them.  
I currently spend my free time coming up with cute illustrations and cozy knit designs for infants and children. 
Here at White Fern, you will find some of my work(illustrations, knits, photography), things that inspire me, along with snippets from my life. 

I'm going to be opening up an Etsy shop soon, where some of my art, and knitted goods will be available for purchase.  

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please feel free to contact me at any time:



  1. Hi! I happened upon your blog via a pin on pinterest of your bow ear warmer...your blog and work are lovely...meaning warm and full of love and beautiful to see...thank you for sharing and inspiring! <>< Shannon

    1. Hello Shannon! :)
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope to continue inspiring.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!


  2. Been following your blog I love it,hope all is well !

    1. Kristy Grinstead?! Awww, so happy to hear! Thank you! xo