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 🙂

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.

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.

Bags for sale in our Etsy store
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 🙂

Summer Fayres and New Stock at Teddy in a Bag

It has been a busy summer so far for Teddy in a Bag.
We have had a great time in the sun at school fayres. Last weekend, we had two great days at Pop Up on the Pier, Southsea, and this coming Saturday, 3rd August, we will be at Castle Fields, Southsea, for the Rowans Hospice Summer Fete (more about that in the next post).

Here is a side view of the stall shared with Little Gifts of Southsea at Pop Up on the Pier.

Teddy in a Bag seaside display

As you can see, it was a little windy but there was so much for all the family to see and do, it was a great event.

In the picture, you may have caught a glimpse of some of the new items for sale at Teddy in a Bag.
I like to make sure that there is always something new and interesting to see and this year there are bunnies as well as teddies on display!

There are tiny crochet baskets, some with a teddy inside and some with a bunny inside and they are extremely cute! And just as important, our Bunny in a Basket and Teddy in a Basket gifts are very reasonably priced, at £2.00 for each basket with Teddy or Bunny inside. so they make lovely gifts and pocket money toys.

Teddies and Bunnies in tiny crochet baskets
Teddies and Bunnies in Tiny Crochet Baskets

Alongside the little baskets, some of the most popular items are our Teddy in a swinging crochet cradle.
They look lovely hanging from a door, from the side of a child’s bed, or holding as a teddy wing.
At £3.50 each, the cradle swings are also a great gift for a child.

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Teddies in their cradle swings plus cradles, moses baskets and snuggles

But there is loads of stock at Teddy in a Bag for you to choose from.
The picture below shows more of a closeup of just some of the items on display.

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Some of our Teddy Bags and more

We also have adult’s and children’s bags (including eco-friendly cotton shoppers) and children’s snuggle blankets with bright sunshine or elephant centres. And these complement our bags, backpacks, cradles, moses baskets, little baskets and more and in lots of different sizes.

When you visit us at a fayre or market, there is always someone on hand to talk to if you want to ask questions. For instance, there are special bags and teddies which are safe for toddlers, while there are others which are loved by and safe for children of all ages (and adults too!).

You can see some Teddy in a Bag stock at the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop, but to see much more and to view stock which is not always for sale online, do try to see us at our next markets.
We’d love to see you there.

And the next post is about exactly that…. our next market!

Hanging Cradle Bags With Teddies Are Now Online

Hanging Cradle Bags With Teddies Are Now Online In These Pretty Colours:

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Since making these little cradle bags for teddies, I have been asked if I would add them to an online store, as well as take them to Christmas Fairs.

So I have made some more in turquoise mix and lilac mix yarn and have posted 2 on Etsy and 2 on Ebay, as between them, these sites cover most craft items and toys.

The prices on both sites are £6.00 per cradle bag with teddy inside (wearing a scarf, of course 🙂 ) and there will be no further cost for postage, packing and processing.

The Etsy listings are:

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Crochet Cradle Toy with A Small Soft Teddy Inside – for the Turquoise mix basket with teddy.

and Small Soft Teddy sitting in its own crochet swinging cradle toy – for the Lilac mix basket with teddy.

The Ebay listings are:

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Toy Crochet Cradle Swing with A Small Soft Teddy Inside – for the Turquoise mix basket with teddy.

and Small Soft Teddy sitting in its own crochet swinging cradle toy – for the Lilac mix basket with teddy.

Please note: These are not the same teddies and cradles. Each listing is for a different teddy and basket, even though the colour mixes are similar.

I hope you like them 🙂

Hanging Cradle Bags With Teddy Inside

These sweet little cradle nesting bags are new to Teddy In a Bag.

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These little hanging cradles make great gifts.
In a range of pretty colours and all with a small, soft teddy sitting comfortably inside, they will delight many children.

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And the teddy has a scarf to keep them warm in cold weather 🙂

You could hang these little cradles from a bedroom door, or next to a bed, or carry them around with the teddy inside. The hanging tag is just right to carry too and to act as a gentle swing for the small teddy.

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The cradles come in lovely colours of baby blue, pretty pinks, lilac, and mixes of lilac and turquoise.
And as you can see, each teddy has a scarf to match their cradle.

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These little cradles with teddies will be at Christmas fairs and markets over the next few weeks, and after the weekend, I should have made enough to put on Etsy too.

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Price of each cradle with teddy inside is £3.50 at markets and fairs.
I have now added two of the cradles with teddies in to our Elephant Sun Dog Etsy shop.
The price on Etsy is £6.00 inclusive to include postage, packing and processing.

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I will post more pictures in the coming days, and I’m sure you will love these little cradles and their teddies as much as we do.