Monday, April 25, 2011

Punky Rowan got a new kitten for Easter. 
She named her Sukie. Adorable:


You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces -
just good food, from fresh ingredients.
   -Julia Child

Soon I hope to own this book:

Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen

The author Amy Pennington buys everything in bulk and stores them in glass jars. This is my goal too; little by little I hope to turn all my pantry shelves into bulk storage and canning jar havens. I would use these awesome Weck jars too.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Here at House of Rowan we're all mad about the
Moomins and we cherish every one of Swedish-Finnish
novelist Tove Jansson's delightful books. But it doesn't stop with
just reading MoominTales, no, we love to collect Moomintrolls!

And I just found these Moomin kitchen tea towels, hurrah!
You can browse them all here.
(I especially love Little My and Snuffkin) :

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


 Punky Rowan and I have been sewing quirky little 
chicks for Easter with upcycled wool sweaters and 
stuffed with wool scraps. We got the how-to from this 
book: The Sweater Chop Shop, by Crispina Ffrench.

So many to make though! But fun!

Happy Easter! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

this may be of interest...

With more and more families determined to bringing self-sufficiency and living off the land
into their lives, here's a smart-looking series of books dedicated to Homemade Living:

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I LOVE Sara Fanelli. She is an illustrator of children's books living 
in London who uses collage and inventive printmaking to express 
her quirky sense of humor, creative imagination, and her passion 
for literature and theater — all sent into a whirl by her adoration 
of all things cute and slightly sinister. She is the author of  Sometimes
I think, Sometimes I am (its a book I hope to prop on my bookshelf
                            with a wink of pride one of these fine days.)

Selections of Sara Fanelli's artwork:

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