Teddy in a Bag is at The Salvation Army Halls This Saturday

See Teddy in a Bag at the Salvation Army Christmas Fayre this Saturday 23rd November.


The Fayre is in the Lighthouse Community rooms, Albert road, Southsea.

From 10.30am to 12.30 pm.


Lots of stalls and special guests.


Lighthouse cafe will be open for when you want a sit down.


Please do come over to see us at the Teddy in a Bag stall and say hello!

Join with us at one of the first fayres of the Christmas season and really get ready for Christmas!


Hope to see you there!

New Crochet Shoulder Bags This Christmas Season

I have added extra colours to our popular shoulder bag range.


The Teddy in a Bag small shoulder bags with a fluffy white teddy in the large front pocket are popular Christmas gifts each year.

I’m always looking for new colours in crochet yarn to make these little bags, while keeping the most popular colours also.

Dark Pink sparkle Small Shoulder Bag with Teddy

So this year, as well as our dark pink sparkle and cream small bags (very festive small bags which are great for Christmas in particular),

Cream and dark pink sparkle small bag and teddy bear

and the always-popular rose pink and cream bags,

Rose pink and cream small bag and teddy.

this year I have added new colours to the Teddy in a Bag range

Bright pink and white small shoulder bag and teddy

I’ve already shown you the bright pink and white and the baby blue and cream shoulder bags,

Baby blue and cream shoulder bag and teddy

but I’ve now added a light turquoise and cream selection too.

Light turquoise and cream small shoulder bag and fluffy teddy bear

These small shoulder bags are great for children of all ages over 3 years. They have a deep front pocket as well as lots of room inside.
And everyone loves the fluffy teddy bears 🧸

Light turquoise and cream small bag with fluffy teddy outside

At our fairs and markets running up to Christmas, these small bags, with a fluffy teddy bear in the front pocket, will retail at £5.00 each, so they make a great present which will be much appreciated and useful at the same time.

And with a lovely choice of colours, I think you will find at least one colour set to suit the small person you have in mind 😀.

Looking forward to seeing you this Christmas Season 🎄🧸

Teddy in a Bag Christmas Fairs List for 2019

Teddy in a Bag now has a list of Christmas Fairs we are doing this November and December.


To see the full list, click on the following link: Teddy in a Bag at Christmas Fairs, or you can click on the link at the top of the right hand sidebar.

I’ve kept the list on the linked page simple, with mainly words and few images, so that it is print friendly.
So, if you want to keep the list to check on dates, you can either copy and paste it into Word or similar, or paste the url of our Christmas Fairs page into Print Friendly and download a pdf.

All the bags, beds and baskets shown here on Teddy in a Bag will be for sale at our markets and fairs, plus a few extras, including purses and bags for adults and other children’s gifts too.

The dates given on the Teddy in a Bag Christmas Fairs list are now confirmed, but there may be more to come later.

Just to give you a quick run down of fairs you will find there:

Our first Christmas Fair takes place this coming Saturday, 23rd November.
It’s the Salvation Army Christmas Fair which we do each year.
It’s a great beginning to the Christmas season. It’s a lovely, friendly fair, held in a very good cause, and I always look forward to this one.


Then there are two fairs the following week – Portsmouth Grammar Junior School Christmas Fair on Friday 29th November and Love Baffins Christmas Market on Saturday 30th November.

These are both big fairs where there will be lots of stalls and loads of ideas for Christmas presents (and hopefully you will come and see Teddy in a Bag there too 😀 ).

We attend two fairs again the following week:
St Judes School Christmas Fayre on Friday 6th December and St Swithun’s School Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December.
These are school fairs which are open to friends, family and anyone who wants to share Christmas with the school children and their teachers and parents and enjoy a carol or two as well.
Great fun!

Then Teddy in a bag will be very busy the following weekend.
For three daysFriday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of December, you will find Teddy in a bag at our own stall at Tesco, Fratton Park (The Pompey Centre), Portsmouth.
We will be in the foyer each day from 10am to 4pm alongside other craft and art stalls with lots to interest you for Christmas.

This is part of Tesco Fratton Park’s community engagement events and all Tesco profits from the craft market will be donated to local charities.

Just to add that Little Gifts of Southsea will also be at all of these events, often at an adjoining stall.
Little Gifts of Southsea sells Jewellery, Christmas Decorations, Keyrings, Handmade ornaments and much more, plus holds a lucky dip at School Fairs, so is well worth a visit too 😀 (you can also check out some of their stock on this page here: Sister Site Little Gifts of Southsea).

So that’s the confirmed list so far.
I really hope to see you at one or more of these events.
And please feel free to ask questions or just stop by for a chat.
It will be very much appreciated.

Also I must mention. Fair and market prices of Teddy in a Bag items are very reasonable. I often bring new extra items on the day, but if you want to check out the prices I charge at fairs for regular stock, then do see the Teddy in a Bag Prices page.

Anyway, I will post each fair again a day or two before it occurs.
But don’t forget that you can find the full list and times on this page:
Teddy in a Bag at Christmas Fairs.

See Our New Sales Pages

Help finding your favourite Teddy in a Bag items.


It’s been a bit of a job, but I’ve finally got our Online Sales Pages sorted out 🙂.

This means that, even though I post about individual bags, baskets, cradles and gift bags, and these posts mount up…you can now access them from a particular page.

Because there are so many different teddy bags, in all shapes and sizes, I have divided the sales pages according to category.

So, there is a Main Online Sales Page which lists sub pages for each of these categories as listed below:

baby-pink-and-cream-200-1Childrens Crochet Shoulder Bags






elephant-print-200-2Childrens Cotton Bags






blue-basket-3-200Childrens Crochet Tote Bags and Small Baskets





dark-pink-sparkle-200-1Teddies in Cradle Swings






mixed-pinks-and-blues-200-1Teddies in Crochet Sleeping Bags and Cradles







Gift Sacks and Teeny Tiny Basketslilac-pink-brn-teddy-200-1






micro-patchwork-1-200-aTree Presents and Tiny Stocking Fillers





And, as this post disappears as others appear, you can still find these pages via the Teddy in a Bag Online Sales Page, which is listed at the top of this blog, and also in the ‘Pages‘ links in the sidebar.

I must stress that the prices quoted are only for Online Sales direct from Teddy in a Bag.

My next venture will be updating the Teddy in a Bag Prices page.
Most of the prices there refer to prices charged at Markets and Fairs (which are less, because they do not need postage and packing added).

So look out for an update of our prices page next.

Also to stress: there will be no price increases at this time – just more clarity of prices and updates which link to to more recent posts made.

Teddy Bear Brooches Make Fun Gifts

Handmade Teddy Brooches For That Extra Little Present.


These cute teddy bear brooches are something a little different to give as a surprise present.

Each teddy is styled and painted to make them individual and they come in a range of pretty colours and designs.

Details about the brooches:

  • Brooches made in wood (apart from the clasp).
  • Plain wooden, elliptical shape backing is 5.5 cms wide at tips.
  • Wooden, painted teddy bear attached to the backing is approximately 3 cms high, depending upon design.
  • At the back is a classic metal brooch clasp.
Teddy Brooch Showing Front and Back With Clasp

As you can see from the pictures, these little brooches come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours and they are all cute.

For Christmas, I am selling these Teddy Bear Brooches in sets of 4.



Examples of Teddy Bear Brooch Sets
  • Each set will contain an assorted mix of 4 teddy bear brooches.
  • No brooch in the set will be the same as the others.
  • Each brooch in the set comes in its own individual self-seal bag.
Teddy bear Brooches in Self Seal Little Bags

These Teddy Bear Brooch Sets are only available online and are only for purchase here at Teddy in a Bag.

The PayPal payment box and link to purchase a set of 4 assorted teddy bear brooches is below:

4 Assorted Teddy Bear Brooches

4 handmade, wooden teddy bear brooches. Each one is different. Price includes postage and packing. Will be posted within one business day via Royal Mail Large Letter Post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to post your purchase to.


I have a limited supply of these sweet little teddy bear brooches, and once they are gone, no more will be made until after Christmas at the earliest.

So, if you want to buy some little brooches to please and surprise family and friends, the time is definitely now 🧸🧸🧸🧸