I don't drink coffee, never have.
I don't support Starbucks, never will.
I've got my own little hot tea habit going on at home. I like flavored teas especially, but not herb tea. Funny, I love to garden with herbs, cook with herbs, just don't make me drink herbs.
I love my little Bee House teapot. Every morning I make myself my own personal pot, it's about 2-3 cups. I drink it all, never share.
Sometimes I put the teapot on a pretty tole tray, my cup and a bottle of agave nectar and take it upstairs to the computer.
I share my Bee House teapot love with friends and family. They make great gifts. You can find a selection of all the colors over at Susan's website, T-Party Antiques. She has the teapots, her own fabulous loose tea blends and pretty little cozies that she has made. Susan can wrap them up and send them out for you. Better service than Amazon I would say!
When I send these little pots as gifts I like to include a tea cozy that I have made especially for the recipient from fabric selected just for them.
These little cozies are easy to make.
You need fabric for the outside and you can see that I like to use different fabrics on the front and back. Pick out something pretty too for the lining.
Click here to download the pattern.
Cut out the 4 pieces (2 outside & 2 lining). I interface the outside fabrics using fusible fleece. You can add a decorative trim before sewing together the outside pieces. Put them right sides together and stitch around the top edge leaving the bottom open. Clip all the curves. Turn right side out. Now stitch together the lining pieces in the same way but down turn. Slip the outside inside the lining, lining up the bottom edges. Pin in place and stitch around the bottom edge, leaving an opening about 3 inches. Turn the outside through, stitch closed and press. It's that easy and quick.
I had a lot of comments about the little peeps wreath and several asked how it was made.