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.

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 🙂