New Teddy Bags in Pretty Shades Of Pink

These pretty bags with teddies inside are made in baby pink, bright pink and dark pink sparkle.

I have been making more of my popular teddy bags ready for Christmas markets.

One of my most popular bags has always been the small shoulder bag with a large front pocket and a 12cm fluffy teddy inside.

This year, as well as dark pink sparkle and cream (which does look very Christmasy 🙂 ), and the popular all year round baby pink and cream design, I have added bright pink and white design to the mix.
And I think they look great!

The teddy bears are lovely, soft and fluffy small bears, with jointed arms and legs.
They fit snugly in the large front pocket or can come out to be played with and cuddled. they also have a tiny chain attached so that they can be fitted to another bag or purse.

Please note: These small bears are soft and cuddly, but are not recommended for under 3’s to be left alone with because of the small chain attachment.

The small bags measure approximately 16cms by 16cms, not counting the shoulder strap (which is designed to fit a child between 4 and 10 years, or as a handdle if they prefer).

There will be more of these little bags with fluffy teddy bears to come soon. There are 2 (dark pink sparkle) in our Ebay shop and I will soon be putting some on Ebay.

These small bags with Teddy inside the pocket are priced at £5 each for markets and fayres and £7.50 in our Etsy Shop and on Ebay (online costs include postage, packing and processing).

More small teddy bags to come soon! 🙂

Brand New Cradle Swings Getting Ready for Christmas

Some of the New Cradle Swings at Teddy in a Bag:

One of most popular items at Teddy in a Bag are the dear little cradle swings with a small teddy inside.

Ever since I began making the ‘teddy cradles’ late last year, they have been loved by fair goers of all ages.

I have also placed some online. You can still see them in the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop and again soon on Ebay (But I’ll post an update when that happens).

And this year, there are new colours available in teddy cradles.


We now have lilac, shades of pink, sparkly red, sparkly purple, turquoise, shades of blue, and firm favourites – turquoise mix and lilac mix.


And I’m sure there will be more colours to come 🙂

As always, all the teddies wear a jaunty scarf in a colour to match their cradle.

These little hanging cradles with teddies inside truly make an ideal gift, because they can be hung beside the bed, or desk, carried around with you, simply played with, or, of course, hung as a present on a Christmas tree…. 🙂

At markets and fairs, cradles with a teddy inside remain at the price of £3.50 each.

For online prices, and prices of all Teddy in a Bag items, please see the Teddy in a Bag Prices page for more details.

There will be much more to come in updates and new items in the run up to Christmas.


So don’t forget to check us out here at Teddy in a Bag and drop into one of our markets if you get the chance 🙂

Sneak Peak at Teddy in a Bag Market Displays

Just one example of the lovely items you can see at the Teddy in a Bag tables at fairs and markets.

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Teddy in a Bag Table Display

If you have yet to have the pleasure of meeting Teddy in a Bag at a table top sale or craft fair, here are a couple of pictures taken at the table top sale I attended this Saturday.

(Background of the pictures has been amended by the way – it was a very busy sale and it would not have been fair to include customers in the pictures when they hadn’t given their permission).

Not all the items we sell can be seen in the displays shown here, but I always aim to have the following on display:

  • Teddies in a wide range of shoulder bags,
  • Teddies in tote bags,
  • Teddies in backpacks,
  • Teddies in handbags,
  • Teddies in moses baskets,
  • Teddies in gift baskets,
  • Teddies in sleeping bags,
  • Teddies in cradles,
  • Teddies in swings,
  • Tiny teddies and bunnies in tiny baskets,
  • Teddies in gift sacks,
  • Teddies in purses,
  • Micro teddies in gift bags…

Plus a range of handmade gifts, including:

  • Elephant snuggles,
  • Sunshine snuggles,
  • Phone bags,
  • Purses,
  • Pouches/Clutch bags
  • Pencil cases with coloured pencils inside
  • A small range of children’s decorative shoulder bags,
  • A small range of women’s decorative shoulder bags,
  • Ornate market bags…

(and other items which I will remember after typing this 🙂 )

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Teddy in a Bag side display

Soon I will be posting an up to date list of Christmas Fairs and Markets we will be attending in 2019.
And now you’ve seen what our indoor displays look like (together with our outdoor displays of course), you will know how best to look out for us over the coming months 🙂

In any case, you can look out for the Teddy in a Bag distinctive Logo, which, as you can see from the picture above, is always at the top of our side display.

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Extra Note:
If you live in or around the Portsmouth/Southsea area and would like to see Teddy in a Bag at your Christmas Fair, or if you are interested in seeing our stock, please contact me.

You can contact me via the contact form on this website, or direct by emailing:
teddyinabag@gmail.com

And I hope to see you here very soon with more new lines and old favourites.

See Teddy in a Bag at St Margarets Hall This Saturday

Teddy in a Bag is pleased to announce that we will be at the St Margarets Table Top Sale this Saturday, 28th September, 2019.

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The venue is St Margarets Church Hall, Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9DD.

This is a great sale, with Free Entry to see lots of different tables and enjoy some refreshments. Just the thing for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

And the sale is in aid of helping the local community.

It’s always a pleasure to attend events which help good causes, so I’m making sure I will have some new stock on display, alongside all the favourites.

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You can see from the picture above some of the lines I will be showing:

  • Teeny tiny baskets with tiny teddies and bunnies inside;
  • Teddies in swinging cradles; moses baskets, teddy cradles, small children’s baskets, backpacks, and shoulder bags, and pretty purses – all with a teddy inside.
  • And those brand new Decorative Baskets with a happy Teddy snuggled up inside which I featured in my previous post.
  • Then there are elephant ‘snuggle blankets’, and ‘sunshine’ snuggles.
  • There are some items for adults and teenagers too – the large crochet shopper on the right of the picture is just one example of this range.
  • And lots more besides from our original range.

So, I think you’ll agree that Teddy in a Bag will have a great range there 🙂

I do hope you will pop in to the St Margaret’s Table Top Sale this Saturday, and do please come over to say hello to us. That would be great.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Teddy in a Gift Basket the Ideal Present!

Teddy in a Gift Basket New To Teddy In A Bag:

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I have some lovely teddies holding red roses and I felt that they needed a special basket to sit in, so I am making them special Gift Baskets.

So far there is a Christmas colours gift basket and a Shades of turquoise gift basket and more to come.

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The gift baskets have a crochet cover in pretty colours, with a shell-edged finish in white, which looks like snow on a roof edge.
Inside the baskets are soft cotton fabric cushions and a lovely, soft bolster to support the teddy in comfort :).

These are bigger teddies than usual, measuring 20cms x 19cms when seated, and they fit just right in the baskets.

However, when the teddies are taken out to play with, the baskets can be used to keep other items on the padded interior – perhaps jewellery or other toys, or keepsakes.

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Or, remove the ‘teddy seating area’ and the baskets become very nice storage baskets for larger toys and keepsakes.

As you can tell, I’m very pleased with these teddies in gift baskets and they will be appearing at markets and fairs between now and Christmas.

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However… you may like this idea and want to make a gift basket yourself. And to help, I have written a free pattern/tutorial on how to make your own special gift basket.

You can find it either on our crafts blog,  Elephant Sun Dog on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket – Free Crochet and Sewing Pattern.

Or you can download a pdf copy of the pattern for free from my pattern shop on Ravelry on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket by Silvi Veale

And you never know, I might just have started a whole new idea for upcoming Christmas gifts which you can all join in with 🙂

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And it would be great to see you soon at our upcoming fairs and markets with more Teddy Bags.

Cute Teddies Inside Pretty Moses Baskets

Small Teddy swaddled in a blanket inside a pretty moses basket.
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I introduced a picture of a new Moses Basket with a Small Teddy Inside as the closing picture of a post back in August.

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I had made them for local fayres, but hadn’t had time to make a post about them.

Well here they are 🙂

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I have made only a small number of these, because the plush little teddies that fit nicely inside are in short supply right now.

Now there are only 3 left I’m afraid. but I’m so pleased with them, I thought I would make a post about them anyway 🙂

The moses baskets are crocheted in pretty pastel colours and are deep enough to hold the teddy perfectly and the teddy inside comes wrapped in a large swaddling blanket to keep out the cold just in case!

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The teddy comes with the CE safety tag. It measures just over 5 inches (13cms) from top of head to bottom of feet.
It is a chubby little teddy with jointed, moveable arms and legs.
And it wears a pretty red bow 🙂

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I have placed one of these little moses baskets and teddy on our Etsy shop.
You can see it here:
Teddy Bear in a Crochet Moses Basket, in Soft Swaddle Blanket.

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Tessy Bear In A Crochet Moses basket, In A Soft Swaddle Blanket

The other two will be for sale at upcoming markets.

These small baskets with teddies are for children over the age of 36 months. And I’ve already discovered that children over 3 absolutely love them!

If I find more suitable-sized teddies, I will definitely make more of these cute moses basket sets, but for now, here are a couple more pictures of two of the remaining ones.

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Little Crochet Pouches Make Ideal Gifts

Each of these pretty little crochet pouches is one of a kind.

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Another brand new set for Teddy in a Bag are these dear little crochet pouches.

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They are made from crochet ‘granny squares’ and each one is different in some way.

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As you can see from the pictures, from the front they may look alike, but turn them over and you may find a flower, a mandala pattern, a peacock’s tail, a spiral, a moon, or many other little patterns.

Suitable for adults and children over 3 years, these little pouches are ideal to store make up, keepsakes, small toys… or of course a tiny teddy 🙂
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As they are individuals, sizes vary a little, but the average size of these little pouches is 10cms (4 inches) wide and 9cms (3.5 inches) in height.

They all have a button closure, but open they can also be fixed to a hook (in the bathroom, etc) to hold and display little items.
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At the moment, these little pouches are for sale only at markets and fayres, but may make an appearance in our Etsy shop later in the year.

Prices for markets and fayres is:
Pouch only – £3 each.
Pouch with tiny teddy inside – £3.50 each.

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I would guess that these little crochet pouches would make ideal stocking fillers for Christmas too 🙂

Teddies in Sleeping Bags Join Teddy In A Bag!

Brand new to Teddy in a Bag are these sweet teddies in sleeping bags/papooses.
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I’ve made several different designs, from a sleeping bag for a small, 5 inch teddy, to larger ones with 8 inch soft bears inside.

Here are some of the new sleeping bags ready for Christmas Gifts:

This is the small papoose with a small, fluffy teddy inside:
(These will retail at £5 each – at markets and fayres only)

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And then there are sleeping bags for larger teddies, and these are in coral pink and white, turquoise blue and white, lemon and white mix, and pink, white, lemon, and blue multi-colours. They all have an 8 inch teddy bear inside, holding either a baby blue or soft pink snuggle blanket.

Here is a cheeky duo in their matching multi-colour bags.

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And a teddy with a blue snuggle blanket which has a sleeping bag in pretty shades of lemon and blue.

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Here is a cute soft teddy holding a pink snuggle blanket and sitting on their coral pink mix sleeping bag/papoose.

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I will have several of these sleeping bags/papooses at Christmas Markets (all with a teddy inside of course 🙂 ).

By the way, the larger sleeping bags measure between 12.5 and 12.75 inches in length (sizes depend on particular yarn used) and, as well as taking a teddy bear, these are also large enough for a child to use for a doll or other soft toy – up to around 11 inches in length) for a change.

And I have just added two to our Etsy Shop.

First, a sweet, soft teddy holding a pink snuggle blanket and cozy inside a pink-multi colour sleeping bag. You can see this listing on Etsy here:
Teddy Bear In Papoose, Cute Soft Teddy in Pink Multi-Coloured Sleeping Bag.

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And  you will also find a very cute soft teddy with a baby blue snuggle blanket and a pretty turquoise blue and white sleeping bag/papoose.
You can find this cute teddy in papoose here:
Teddy Bear In Crochet Papoose, Turquoise and White Sleeping Bag.

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So, that’s the first of the new stock this season at Teddy in a bag.

I hope you like it. I’m biased, because I think they are all extremely cute! 🙂

More Than Teddies This September!

I’ve been busy over the summer at Teddy in a Bag with summer markets and school fayres.
But now September is here, it is time to re-stock and to think about Christmas gifts (yes I know it’s a bit early but…  🙂 ).

There will be new Teddy Bags added here over the next couple of months, but in the meantime I’m stocking our Etsy Store (Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store) with all sorts of different items as well as Teddy Bags (and patterns for teddy/toy bags too).

Some of the Teddy Bags In Our Etsy Store
Some of the Teddy Bags In Our Etsy Store

There are already quite a few Teddy bags in the store, including the popular little teddies in hanging cradle swings, teddies in gift sacks, teddies in crochet and cotton shoulder bags, teddies in moses baskets, and more.
And that is just a few of them.

But I’ve also been working hard making Christmas gifts for adults too.

I’ve added some of our store items in the side panel and I thought I would show you a few of them in this post.

There are quite a few shoulder bags. All individual designs and colours and all fully lined.
Plus cotton string market bags to carry in your pocket and use instead of plastic shopping bags.

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Shoulder Bags and Market Bags in our Etsy Store

There is a small range of baby blankets and cot blankets in pretty colours and designs, and also a lovely ‘bright sunshine’ snuggle blanket which children love.

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Cot Blankets and Snuggles In Our Etsy Store

As fun home decor for children and adults, we have some pretty wall hangings; some with dear little chubby owls and others with hearts or stars.

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Some of the Owls and Stars Wall Hangings in our Etsy Store

Then there is a great range of coaster sets and table sets (doilies with matching coasters).
These have so many different uses – from holding a warm coffee mug, or making an elegant party drinks setting, to making dressing table sets or just to have around the home as pretty decor.

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Some of the coaster sets and doilies and coaster tables sets in our Etsy Store

I have also been busy making crochet patterns, mainly to put teddies in at the moment, but no doubt I’ll be making some new patterns soon.

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Crochet patterns for a Moses Basket and a Child’s Backpack in our Etsy Store

If you would like to have a look at the items shown above and other handmade items we have for sale in our Etsy Store, it would be great if you dropped in to check it out.

You can visit us here:  Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store.

So, as you can see, I’ve been busy.
And there’s more to come as we (like it or not… 🙂 ) move towards Christmas.

But there will also be more teddy bags on these pages very soon.

So please don’t forget to check back and I’ll see you soon 🙂

See Us at The Rowans Hospice Summer Fete

This coming Saturday, 3rd August 2019, Teddy in a Bag is very pleased to announce that we will be at The Rowans Hospice Summer Fete.

The Fete will be held at Castle Field, Southsea, from 11am to 4pm.
And it is guaranteed to make a great day out for all the family (and your family dogs too, as there is a fun dog show!).

Here are some of the details of the Rowans Hospice Summer fete:

With free entry, live entertainment and traditional fete games,
come along and enjoy a nice glass of Pimm’s
whilst helping to raise funds for your local hospice.

The day will consist of:

  • – Live Entertainment
  • – Fun Dog Show
  • – Children’s games
  • – Summer Raffle
  • – Hot food and refreshments
  • – Pimm’s
  • – Cake stall
  • – Stalls to suit all ages

So as you can see, it really is worth a visit.

We will be part of the Little Gifts of Southsea Tent, with loads of Teddy Bags (and a few bunnies 🙂 ) and Little Gifts of Southsea will have a huge array of Jewellery and gifts for all ages, including neck cords, necklaces, rings, mood rings, lots of different earrings, bangles, bracelets, wrist cords and anklets, key rings, wall hangings, superhero badges, and more!

Here is just a small selection of the many, many gifts you can find at the Little Gifts of Southsea tent:

Not forgetting those Teddy in a Bag gifts of course!

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Teddy with his moses basket and swaddling blanket

So please do come along to The Rowans Hospice Summer Fete this Saturday.
And don’t forget to pop in and see us too!

You can check out more details about the fete on their Facebook Page here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!