This past summer a wonderful new shop opened in my neighbourhood called Rowan Homespun. It is owned by a beautiful woman who creates beautiful, all natural bath salts, skin scrubs, and general body lovelies. Along with her own line, Wildwood, she caries other handmade, all natural, artisanal goods such as pottery, jewelry, sweets, soaps, and more. She also makes doggie cookies Hazel simply can’t get enough of.
Besides all that, Rowan hosts workshops, where she invites talented people to teach a class on their specialty. She’s offered a few exciting ones so far, and has many upcoming for the fall (I’ve already signed up for infinity scarf crochet).
For my mom’s birthday in August, I took her to a flower crown making workshop run by the lovely Lauren of Timberlost & Humblebound. Along with all her floral knowledge, she offered us beautiful sandwiches, cheeses, fruits, drinks, and sweets. The two hours we spent in the back room of Rowan felt like an entire day, with our senses full to the brim. We got lost in the mess of flowers and food, and came home with beautiful flower crowns as keepsakes.
I learned so much from Lauren and I can’t wait to put it into practice. Throughout this post are photos from the day. I want to go back and spend an afternoon in that space again very soon.