Order early for Mom

Order early for Mom

No surprise, but in these COVID-days delivery times for parcels are erratic -- what normally takes 5 to 8 days has sometimes taken up to 16 (!)  All the more reason to order early this year if you're thinking about one of these tea or coffee or mug cosies as a...

Mid-winter news

Mid-winter news

As for everyone else, there's no overseas traveling for me this winter and that means the shop will stay open through to spring (ah spring).  More time cutting and sewing and keeping the mind and body occupied during these strange times.  Also, it's bl**dy cold out...

the wirecutter mention

the wirecutter mention

A wee shoutout to thewirecutter.com for their unexpected mention of FlockofTeaCosy's wares as a good gift for mom on Mother's Day.  Chest puffed out, head swelling, generally feeling chuffed. Their item from April 30th, written by the clearly lovely Alex Arpaia was...

Multi-coloured tea cosies

Multi-coloured tea cosies

Finally had some time at the work table the other day -- more of the colourful "Ribbed" cosy design. The one above is sized for a standard 4-cup teapot but because the design cleverly expands like a puffer fish it can accommodate one a little larger or one with a wide...

Comet table runner

Comet table runner

Every now and again the growing pile of tea cosy wool felt scraps starts to grumble, so the other day I started on another table runner (aka table topper aka hot pad) and several hours of puzzling the pieces together. A dark comet with a fiery tail is what I had in...

Coffee Daze

Coffee Daze

2020 has certainly not been the nicest of years but look, we’re 3/4 through and there’s a holiday season on the horizon.  I’m opting for the glass-half-full view today (am not focusing on nixed winter travel plans, for instance). Today is National Coffee day in Canada...

Watercolours, WestofLunch

Watercolours, WestofLunch

About five years ago I took a watercolour class.  Its lightness was very appealing and painters I've loved, like Raoul Dufy, make it look so fine, so breezy, so easy. It turns out learning watercolour is not nearly as simple as it looks and small variations in paper,...

Eco-concious ‘Puzzle Piece’ trivets

Eco-concious ‘Puzzle Piece’ trivets

Puzzle-piece wool felt tableware A few years ago the "Puzzle Pieces" were introduced after the pile of tea cosy offcuts next to the sewing machine became too high to ignore.  This fine quality, well-made 100% wool felt from Europe was just too dear to throw out -- and...

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