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February 21, 2011

Hello readers,

I have decided, after much thought, to amalagmate, conglomerate and join together all my blogs into one happy blogging zone.

Our Handmade Home

This new blog is more lifestyle based,  encompassing lots of other topics from all my other blogs

Eco-friendly living
Home-keeping and cleaning
Home education
Interior design and decorating


I will continue to share my new product lines and little musings about running my own online business too. Let me know what you want to hear more of and that’s what I’ll write about 🙂 . I have also begun to migrate all previous posts from here to the new blog too so everything should be available over there eventually.


The new blog is over at blogger, allowing me more flexibility with advertising space too (which sadly wordpress does not allow)


I won’t be posting in here again, so if you are a follower or subscriber please follow the new blog instead…. if you are reading this, I assume you enjoy my style of blogging and I hope we’ll all get more out of the new format.

I’ll see you on the other side.


Snow x


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Avec Les Pompom!

February 3, 2011

I am slowly expanding my range of tea-cosies at The Tea Cosy Shop I want to be able to offer a variety of sizes and styles, but sticking to the classic not-so-fussy design.

I will not be doing tea cosies in the style of christmas puddings, fat cats or boobs….. but pom-poms?? Oh yes!!!

2 cup tea cosy in marshmallow pink

2 cup tea cosy in marshmallow pink

I decided to make up some 2cup size tea cosies and I just think they look super-cute with pompoms on top.


2 cup tea cosy in snow white

2 cup tea cosy in snow white

Now for sale on Etsy…. with more colours to follow ;o)


Snow x

Shops Closing Over Christmas and New Year

December 17, 2010

With the snow still on the ground and more forecast in the next few days, the post office struggling to get parcels to customers before Christmas. I have had worries about getting orders safely to customers in time.

In addition we now have private family matters to deal with.

I have come to the conclusion that a brief break over christmas and new year is called for, a time to spend cosied up indoors with some mulled wine and mince pies.

All my online stores will be closed from midnight GMT tonight (17/12/10)

The Tea Cosy Shop @ Etsy

The Tea Cosy Shop @ Folksy

Snowdrops and Daisies @ Etsy

My most sincere apologies to any customers looking to make an order over the festive period, feel free to email me with any questions or comments –


But I won’t be putting down the old knitting sticks and plan a return in the New Year with new products for your delectation and delight 🙂


So I’ll take this opportunity to say to all my customers and blog readers through the year:

I wish you a happy and joyful Christmas and all the best for the new year.


see you in the new year

Snow x

Post Office delays…

December 8, 2010

Well, the snow has been lying around here for around 10 days now. It is over  foot deep and icing over terribly as temperatures reach -15ºC overnight and not much about -5ºC during the day.

Roads around here have either been gridlocked or closed due to snow, with some poor souls spending 24hours or more stuck in their cars on motor-ways. schools have been closed, no refuse collections and very little post delivered.

My husband has been unable to get back to us from Glasgow for 3 days and nights, and police have declared that only essential journeys should be undertaken.

Snowflake in the Snow in November 30th - it has snowed a good 10 inches since then...

So my post office trips have been canceled all week, and I have a small backlog parcels waiting to go on their merry way to customers around the UK.

All my customers have been absolutely fantastic in understanding this situation, aren’t you all just so lovely 🙂 Thankyou!

Nothing left for me and Snowflake (my 4YO daughter) to do but knit, drink hot chocolate and watch Star Wars … happy days 🙂




Snow x (a moniker which I am slowly growing to resent, lol)

Wordless Wednesday

December 1, 2010

Brrrrrrrr!, originally uploaded by Snowdrops and Daisies.

Gift Vouchers Now Available!

November 27, 2010
Tea Cosy Gift Voucher

Tea Cosy Gift Voucher

Can’t decide what to get for a friend or loved one?

No time to wait for the postman?

This Christmas I have Gift Vouchers available in my Etsy shop for Mug Cosies, Tea Cosies and our Gift Sets.

The Gift voucher will be emailed as a pdf which you can print out from your own printer.

Alternatively your voucher can be shipped to the recipient (free worldwide shipping)

Gift vouchers are now in The Tea Cosy Shop


Snow x

What I Have Been Up To: Designing a Flyer

November 16, 2010

I have spent most of the last 2 days piecing together an info sheet, it will go in the packaging with cosies that will be available in bricks and mortar shops. I will aslo be taking a wander with them around the boutiques and tearooms of Glasgow and Edinburgh and see if I can get my cosies in a few more homes. 🙂

You can see the flyer here as a PDF – Tea Cosy Shop Flyer



Snow x