To Amuse and Delight

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tea with Squirrel

I’ve never had a tea cozy of my own. Sure I’ve made them to sell and made them for gifts, but never made one for myself until today. Each year when the temperature drops and I have need of a cozy I grab a kitchen towel, wrap it around my teapot and that’s that. It works so well that the real need is gone so I figure why waste the time making one when there are so many other things pressing. This adorable squirrel pattern was so simple and quick that I couldn’t resist it. I whipped it up today from a piece of berry wool felt. It would have been done even faster but my sewing machine has issues with metallic thread and I wanted  gold stitching for this festive Christmas season. Tonight while the children were finally nestled all snug in their beds it was just me and the squirrel for tea. He did his job while I glanced through some of my inspirational Christmas books for more ideas of things to make and do.


  1. What a delightful cozy! I'll use a towel at times, too, but a cozy really does work better, especially such a resourceful creature as a squirrel:) Happy warm tea to you. And a Merry Christmas!

  2. friend i love your site here, and your tea cozy... i'm going to check out your etsy site now. i hope you have a wonderful christmas!

  3. I am so glad you decided to take the time to make this for yourself. We so often spend so much of our time doing things for others (not that this is bad thing)but sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to do something simple that makes us happy. I hope you enjoy your adorable tea cozy day after day!

  4. I love it! It's so perfect for you. Is that a Zakka pattern? I can't believe that you haven't had a tea cozy before now. Enjoy it, if it ever really gets cold:)
    Merry Christmas if we don't see youi (hopefully we will).

  5. I love your cozy!!! Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright. xoxoxo

  6. Hahaha! This is adorable...and useful too. It's especially funny to us because we have regular squirrels that seem to know when we sit down in the kitchen for tea or coffee as they appear at the window...begging for peanuts! Hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday.