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!

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!

See Us At The Stacey Community Centre Christmas Fayre

See Teddy in a Bag at the Stacey Community Centre Christmas Fayre this Saturday.

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Teddy in a Bag will be there with lots of different bags, baskets and moses baskets with teddies inside and with other Christmas gifts too, from small stocking fillers and teddies for the Christmas tree, to larger bags for all ages!

And Little Gifts of Southsea will be there with beautiful Christmas decorations, gorgeous jewellery and lots of small, unique gifts for all ages.

The Fayre is this Saturday, 1st December, from 11:00-15:00

At The Stacey Community Centre
Walsall Road, Copnor, PO3 6DN Portsmouth

Christmas fun for all ages and lots of Christmas stalls too.

Join everyone for Christmas fun and mince pies this Saturday!

And please do come along and visit our stalls!

New Small Blue Bags With Fluffy Teddies

Three of the new blue and cream small crochet bags with fluffy teddies inside:

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I have been busy making more of the small bags with a small teddy in the front pocket.
And I thought it would be nice to make some more in blue and cream because they are so pretty.

Well, here are 3 of the new bags, each with a fluffy teddy in the front pocket of course.
They seem very happy teddies too 🙂

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These small bags, just like the pink ones, or the cream and sparkle ones, measure approximately 6 inches long by 5.75 inches wide, with comfy shoulder/carry straps which are around 15-17 inches long.
(All measurements are approximate and will vary a little as crochet items always do)

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Little fluffy bears are nice and chubby, with moving arms and legs, and measure approximately 5 inches from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

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As you can see, the front pocket, being large enough to take a 5 inch chubby teddy, is also suitable for providing extra space for other small items and the bags are roomy inside too.

These little blue and cream bags with teddy bears in will be available at Christmas markets this year (and if I get time to make a few more, may also be on Etsy or Ebay).
Prices of each bag with teddy at markets and fairs is £5.00. If I post some to Etsy, they will cost more, owing to posting, packaging and processing charges.

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I think these little bags are so sweet with their teddies inside.
And I hope you like them too.

Teddy Nice and Snug In His Warm Turquoise Basket

Sweet small teddy nice and warm with his soft scarf and matching turquoise basket to sleep in.

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On my previous post about my Multi Coloured Lilac Baskets With Teddies Inside, I said I was making some turquoise ones as well. Well here they are.

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This small, 5 inch teddy is wearing a lovely warm scarf in soft turquoise yarn to match his turquoise-mix basket.
He’s quite a fashion icon 🙂

Just like the other baskets in this style, with small, 5 inch teddies inside, the price of these baskets with their teddy is £4.00 each at markets and fairs.

And once I have a few more made, I will post them online in the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop too. I hope to update this page when I do so.

In the meantime, if you are in the Portsmouth UK area, please come along to our markets and fairs to see all of our teddies in bags.
We’d love to see you!

Multi Coloured Lilac Baskets With Teddies Inside

Sweet teddy with his lilac multi-coloured basket and matching scarf.

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My small crochet baskets with teddies inside are very popular, so I have been adding more colours to the collection.

I’ve already shown you the New Small Teddies in Baskets in Pink shades, and now here are new baskets in lilac and lovely bright multi colours.

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The small teddy is wearing a lovely warm lilac scarf to match the lilac shades in his basket, and looks very snug 🙂

All small crochet baskets in this design and with a small, 5 inch, teddy wearing a matching scarf, are priced at £4.00 each at markets and fairs and will soon be posted online too (of course, postage and processing costs will have to be added to online sales).

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I am now making some in turquoise multi-colours, so will show them to you too, when they are completed.

You can never have too many teddies in baskets 🙂

Teeny Tiny Teddies In Baskets for Christmas

These Teeny Tiny Teddies in baskets look great on the Christmas tree!

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I have already introduced you to my Teeny Tiny Baskets with Teddies Inside, and I am pleased to say that they are very popular at Christmas Fairs.

So I have been busy making new teeny tiny baskets with their teeny tidy teddies and here they are. Resplendent on their very own Christmas tree 🙂

You will be able to find these sweet little baskets at the Christmas Fairs and Markets I am doing in the weeks coming up to Christmas. The teddies inside are either fluffy beige or smooth white and just under 7cms in length. And they are all very sweet 🙂

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Baskets with teeny teddy inside are priced at £1.50 each, so make lovely stocking fillers or pocket money presents.

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I’m afraid that I won’t be posting these online at this time, because postage and packing costs would have to be added.
However, if anyone reading this cannot make it to our markets, but wants to contact me about purchasing one or more, I’ll see what I can do.

They do look great on the Christmas tree! 🙂

See Teddy in a Bag at Love Baffins Christmas Market

Please come along to the Love Baffins Christmas Market this coming Saturday, 24th November.

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The Christmas Market will be held in Tangiers Road, Portsmouth, with stalls and events outside, along Tangiers Road, and inside and in the grounds of the City Life Church.

Love Baffins is one of the great Portsmouth markets of the Christmas season, with lots of stalls, great local bands and performers, and many great things to entertain the children too, including Father Christmas of course!

Teddy in a Bag and Little Gifts of Southsea will be there, with our stalls filled with handmade gifts for all ages.
Jewellery, Christmas Decorations, Keyrings, Small gifts, children’s gifts, and of course, Teddies in bags from micro to medium sized!

We will be in the City Life Church, with lots of other stallholders, plus Christmas games, raffles and more.

So do come along to the Love Baffins Christmas Market if you can.
You won’t be disappointed!

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 🙂

Childs Teddy Print Cotton Shopper With Teddy

Everyone loves teddies and what could be better than a shopping bag in teddy print with a teddy in the front pocket!

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This pretty cotton shopper is ideal for a child to carry lots of toys inside, or if they go to school, it will carry their boooks, or be a roomy lunch bag.

The bag is sewn with double-cotton fabric. On the outside is a cute teddy print and on the inside is a pretty daisy print to match. The daisy print is carried forward into the trimming, handles and long pocket both sides (which is roomy enough for several pencils or coloured pens or more!).

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And of course a really nice bonus is the small teddy sitting in the front pocket.
You can see the teddy outside the bag as well. It is a little plush teddy with jointed arms and legs so that it can sit as well as stand.

Bag measures approximately 8.75 inches (22.5 cms) in height (not counting handles) and is 10.75 inches (27.5 cms) wide.
The two handles measure 8 inches (20 cms) [3.5 inches actual carrying depth] each one.

The tiny teddy is 3 inches (7.5 cms) tall.

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Although the teddy has a CE mark, I would not recommend leaving the teddy in the bag when giving to children under 3 years old to play with unsupervised, owing to small parts.

This roomy bag is for teddy lovers and it is an ideal present for both girls and boys.

Price of each bag with teddy is £8.00 each at Fairs and Markets and is £11.50 (which includes careful packaging, postage and processing) on the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop.

I hope you love our teddy shopping bags as much as we do!