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.

Some ofd our Teddy Bags in Pictures
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!

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.