I have a project that I’ve wanted to start for quite a while (Ok, let’s be real, I have a lot of projects that I’ve wanted to start for a while, but I’m going to tell you about one today because I’ve finally started it!). I am making a teapot cozy!

It’s inspired by this:

tea cottage

And based on this:

tea mitten

But really it’s just my own weird mashup that I hope works out in the end. I’m using my own handspun as the base colour, the roof will be in a nubbly tan, the door will be dark green, and the windows will be grey. I figure embroidery cotton will make up the rest.

If this works out it may be my favourite thing ever.

What We Did

While I was with my family over Christmas I took my two younger sisters out to a pottery painting place. I figured we could make fun memories and beautiful things to remind us of each other and the time we had together.

My sister the artist painted this. I am in awe of her skill. She has been diligently practicing and getting better and better. By the way, this was painted free-hand from a picture.


My sister the knitter, like me, does not enjoy coffee. So she painted a tea mug instead (the inside is brown, so I think it looks very hot-chocolatey).


And I, inspired by this story, painted this.

The outside is a snowy red
Look! A teapot with a kitty in it!

Happy Kitty.