I had a naked teapot and that Would Not Do.
This pattern was concise - no details for doing the embroidery, for example - but straightforward to follow.
I held the Zara yarn double for all the knitting. The basic cosy took exactly one 50g ball, and the ruffle was another 30g.
My modifications and additions:
You can see a teeny silly stop motion animation of my snailpot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annettle/9651579014/ :D