TexxasJoe on Feb 2, 2014
THIS CHUNKY COWL IS EXCELLENT, SUPURBLY CRAFTED AND THE HOT TEA POT IS A GREAT STORE TO PURCHASE FROM. THANKS.
Jenni Welliver on Nov 11, 2013
Amazing quality, and super fast shipping! It's nice to stay toasty warm and look good while raking leaves.
Elizabeth Johnson on Nov 9, 2013
I love, love, LOVE, this cowl(: I was very impressed by it. It is fashionable and does its job of keeping my face and neck warm. Also, Beth was so nice as to keep me updated and answer any questions I have had. Will be definitely buying more-completely satisfied.
Here we are! Two beautiful, miracle babies; two bed-rests and lots of new skills later, The Hot Teapot is HERE!!
There is no way I would be here without two very important people in my life: Samuel and Evangeline, my babies. I, like many many women, had difficult pregnancies and coped through extensive bed-rest both in and out of the hospital for months (and months and months) by crafting.
In order to pass the time and keep my anxious mind busy, I took up these new hobbies, sitting for hours watching YouTube videos over and over. Yarn over, yarn under, repeat. Soon I learned to crochet (and better knit) and started making very wonky, distorted gifts for everyone I knew. My husband was so supportive and ran to the craft shop nearly everyday after work to collect different needles or yarn bits. Even when something was incredibly disproportionate or unraveling he admired my work and seemed to be genuinely interested in my daily accomplishments.
Once I started posting pictures on Facebook and my personal blog the requests started pouring in. I couldn't keep them straight! It was wonderful to feel the support and love of those in my life and with their enthusiasm came my shop. And from then on, The Hot Teapot has been an ever expanding reality.
A few itty bitty things I like customers to keep in mind:
- Remember Etsy is a safe place for artists to sell handmade items, please respect the heart and soul that is poured into each piece before leaving negative feedback for anyone. Every seller I have ever worked with on Etsy, unlike Ebay or Amazon, is NOT in it for the money - but to make people happy and to share their (often very personal) creative spirit! They take their work and their feedback very personally. If you are at all unsatisfied, contact the seller directly and ask for a refund or a replacement. I guarantee most quality sellers are kindhearted people who want YOU to be happy :) And i also guarantee you that a surprise negative feedback, will cause sleepless nights for most artisans.
- Custom orders are the best! Contact your favorite artist if you have an idea that is not currently available. You would be surprised at the generosity and flexibility of many artists.
- And lastly, thank you so so much for shopping handmade and vintage. There's a certain charm to such special items; a charm which is hard to come by these days.
Thanks for reading!
I love my babies, books, coconut, cats, yarn and, of course, tea! I am an MSW and SAHM. I am working hard to balance my creative and personal spirit with my mommy/wife routines and commitments. And I LOVE Etsy! It&#39;s my anti-Amazon addiction :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
ADDRESSES: I print my shipping labels via Etsy/USPS online services so please make sure your ETSY ADDRESS IS YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS. If not, there may be a delay in shipping. I've only had this happen once, but just in case, I wanted to let you know.
SHIPPING TIME: Most of my yarn is in stock and in stock (pre-made) items will be mailed via USPS within 1-3 days of payment from buyer. Custom / made-to-order orders will typically ship within 3-5 days; if the turnaround will be longer, say for a large order, I will communicate that with you up front.
Insurance is available domestically for additional fees, please contact me if you would like this USPS service.
- I do ship internationally, so please feel free to shop!
Please be aware that you will be responsible for any Taxes, Customs Fees, VAT etc charged by your home country. Import duties, taxes, fees, tariffs, VAT, and other charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyers responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
UK BUYERS : for goods sent from USA you have to pay VAT if they’re worth more than £15 (product cost + shipping). Royal Mail will collect this VAT when delivering the package. The packages are chosen randomly.
Also, please factor in 10 to 24 days for international shipping time and package being held at your country's customs before you receive the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with the color/size/quality of the item, please contact me for exchange/refund options; I would be happy to make you something new based on colors available or refund your money if you can return the item. For cozies, I know people use different sized coffee cups, and I want your cozy to fit YOUR cup :)
*** Also, it's good to keep in mind that each cozy is handmade so there may be slight variations in each cozy or heart, although I try my best to make them look as standard as possible. ***
If you are unsatisfied with an item, please contact me asap and we can figure out a way to make it right. I want all my customers to be satisfied.
Additional policies and FAQs
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