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.

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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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.

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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.

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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!

Teddy In A Baby Blue Moses Basket

Lovely Moses Basket With A Teddy Inside and Suitable For A Toddler

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While I am posting about the sweet little crochet cradle bags I have made, this is a reminder for anyone who wants a teddy bag or cradle which is toddler-friendly.

Toddlers would no doubt enjoy playing with the cradle bags, but I would really recommend the cradle bags for the over-threes, owing mainly to the drawstring tie.

However, I designed the Crochet Moses Basket with Soft Teddy Inside with toddlers in mind.

This is because the crochet used is designed to be suitable for small hands to play with and the handles on the moses basket are short, but still easy to carry. Plus, the teddy is made in soft fabric with no ‘extra bits’ (apart from its own snuggle).

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This moses basket in baby blue is one of several different colour moses baskets I am making for Christmas Fairs and Markets and, like the other colours, is also available on Etsy.

So, when you are thinking about a gift which will be loved by a toddler and will also be more suitable for them, these crochet moses baskets with their teddy inside will be ideal.
(And of course, older children will love them too 🙂 )

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Moses Baskets with teddy inside will cost £12.00 each at Markets and Fairs. They will also cost £12.00 on Etsy (you can find them on our Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store), but with the addition of postage and processing costs.

And with such pretty colours to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice! 🙂

Teddy in a Moses Basket In Several Pretty Colours

This is one of my latest Teddy in a Bag designs and I’m really pleased with it.

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It’s a teddy in a crochet moses basket which has been made so that it can be played with by a toddler or an older child.

The basket is designed so that it has short handles for safety and the basket and matching blanket is made with stitches suitable for tiny hands.
There is a thick mattress inside. The mattress is lined with card, rather than stuck on filling, as an extra safety feature, and the teddy inside is made from soft fabric.

Sizes are approximate, because handmade items do vary slightly, but each moses basket measures approximately 10.5 inches long by 5.5 inches wide and the teddy is 8 inches in length. The basket will take a soft toy or doll up to 10 inches, with a snug fit, so, if the teddy is being cuddled elsewhere, the basket can be used for other special toys as well.

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As you can see from the pictures here, the basket is available in three colour schemes:
Pinky peach with a turquoise trim;
Turquoise with a pinky peach trim;

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Pink with a cream trim;
and Baby blue with a cream trim.

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Moses baskets in all the colours are available in our Etsy shop, and I will have some at Christmas Fairs as well.

Cost of Moses baskets with teddy included:

£12.00 at markets and fairs.
Etsy price = £12.00 plus postage and packing – online sales (to UK only)

I’m really pleased with these little moses baskets with their soft teddy inside and I hope you like them too.