New Lilac Crochet Backpack with Small Teddy

Another brand new backpack! This one is in a lovely shade of lilac with a silky lining inside the bag and in the front pocket.

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And of course it comes with a small teddy snuggled down in the roomy front pocket.

This is one of a range of backpacks you will see at our Christmas fairs and markets.
I have them in lilac, baby blue, pink and Christmas red and cream.

Because they are handmade crochet items, backpacks do vary in size a little, but this one is pretty average and measures 9.5 inches in length and 7.5 inches in width (and will stretch a little more when filled).

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Shoulder straps are each 14 inches long but will stretch a little to fit a child’s shoulders.

All backpacks are lined – inside the bag and in the front pocket.

And not forgetting the teddy. Teddies in backpacks are all 5 inch teddies with moveable arms and legs, so they can sit as well as stand (and lie down 🙂 ).

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Medium backpacks like this are suitable for most children.
They are priced at £8.00 at fairs and markets. When posted to our Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop, they will cost £8.00 plus postage and packing and processing.

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I hope you like this lovely lilac backpack.
It’s a lovely, roomy little bag and with the teddy and just right for a lovely gift!

See Us At Fratton Park Tescos This Friday And Saturday

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Christmas Craft Event at Tescos Fratton Park, Portsmouth

See Teddy in a Bag at Tesco Fratton Park (Pompey Centre) this Friday and Saturday. This is the first Christmas Craft Event that the store has hosted and it’s going to be great!

There will be a cake stall, Flower arrangements ( Friday), yarn crafts- Children’s knit wear, handmade tree decorations and candles (Saturday), Santa sacks and stockings( Saturday), Pompey preserves are coming back (Friday), jewellery and novelty items, personalised box frames and wine glasses and hand made hair accessories (Saturday)!

Teddy in a Bag will be there, sharing a stall with Little Gifts of Southsea, so, as well as our range of lovely teddies in bags, there will be loads of unique jewellery items, plus Christmas decorations, keyrings, children’s items, stocking fillers, and much more!

The Craft Event runs from 10am until 4pm each day, in the lobby. so, please pop by and have a look before or after you do your weekly shop… or just because you want to see us!

New Stock at Teddy in a Bag

I have been so busy with Christmas markets, that there has been little time to update this blog, so, here is a quick run down on some of the newest items added to Teddy in a Bag:

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Some of our Stocking Fillers

There is a large range of very affordable Stocking Fillers, including small crochet baskets containing small teddies wearing matching scarves; tiny teddies in organza ‘wing’ bags; and tiny teddies in crochet gift sacks. Not to mention a new range of mini tiny teddies in organza bags which make excellent stocking fillers for children over 3 years.

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Small teddies wearing scarves in their own crochet baskets
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Small cotton reversible bags with small teddies

There is a whole new range of small, reversible cotton bags, in many colour tones including blue, floral and teddy print. And all have a small teddy inside, wrapped in a crochet blanket.

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Elephant print range of cotton bags

We have a whole range of Elephant Print cotton bags, including double-side shoulder bags, small reversible bags, two-tone tote bags, and children’s shoppers (with double pockets).

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Cotton, double-sided shoulder bags with tiny teddies in the front pocket

There is a new range of cotton, double-sided shoulder bags, in a range of pretty prints. These make ‘best bags’ for children, and are large enough to be used by adults too.

Those are just a few of the new bags made in the last few weeks. And, as stock is constantly moving, particularly at Christmas markets, I’m sure that there will be many more to show you in the New Year.

See Teddy in a Bag at Castle Road This Weekend

See us at Castle Road Christmas Festival This Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd of December:
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The Castle Road Christmas Festival makes a great weekend out.
Not only are there loads of interesting stalls where you can buy great Christmas gifts, but there is also a great range of music too.
Have a look at the poster to see who is performing each day.
And don’t forget to pop in and See Teddy in a Bag at the Little Gifts of Southsea stall.  we are there on Saturday and Sunday all day. You’ll really like the gifts that you see there!

See Us This Saturday in Baffins

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Come and see us at the Love Baffins Christmas Market tomorrow (Saturday 25th November).
There will be lots of stalls, local bands and performers, food, face painting, and Santa’s Grotto!
Love Baffins Christmas Market is at Tangiers Road, Portsmouth, from 11am to 3pm.
We will be in the City Life Church (85 Tangier Road), along with stalls, performers, music, Santa, and much more.
Hope to see you there!

Beginning the Christmas Season

I have been very busy lately, making new bags for Christmas Fayres, so updates have been quiet. You can actually see some of the bags I have made recently on the Teddy in a Bag Instagram feed, posted in the sidebar here as well.

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But to keep you updated, here is a picture of the Teddy in a Bag display at the Salvation Army Christmas Fayre, this last Saturday. As you can see, there are plenty of bags, all different sizes, some crochet and some cotton and many in Christmas colours (and all with teddies in of course). The elephant print bags are particularly popular (elephants and teddies, what more could you want! 😉 ) and I have found a nice range of cotton fabric to make very pretty bags for Christmas gifts.

The next Christmas Fayre that Teddy in a Bag has a stall at is this coming Saturday (25th November), at the Love Baffins Fayre, in Tangiers Road, Portsmouth, so I’d better get back to making more bags right now!

Cotton Bag In Love Birds Print With Tiny Teddy

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Cotton Bag in Lovebird Print with Tiny Teddy in front pocket

Here is another pretty cotton bag. This one is in a ‘love bird’ cotton print and has pink cotton with white polka dots on the reverse side.
The bag would not be complete without a Tiny Teddy in the front pocket and, as with all our teddies, the tiny teddy can stay in the pocket all the time, or come out to play outside.

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This style of cotton bag is medium size, so quite roomy. It is in two-sided (reversible) crisp cotton with a shoulder strap.
This style of cotton bag retails at £8.50 each.

Crochet Shoulder Bag With Tassles And Tiny Teddy

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Crochet ‘Tassle’ Bag With Tiny Teddy in front pocket

The ‘tassle’ bag is a new design I am making. The first few are in pink-multi like the pretty bag above, but there will be a number of different colour combinations to follow.
All these bags have a full lining.
And of course every bag has a front pocket with a tiny teddy inside.
Or outside…. 🙂

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Crochet ‘Tassle Bag’ in pink multi with Tiny Teddy outside

Tassle bags are a size up from our smallest bags, so there is room inside for quite a few small items.
Tassle bags are for sale at £6.00 each and they would make a lovely gift for anyone over three who loves pretty bags.

Cotton Bag In Lilac Flowers With Tiny Teddy

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There are so many lovely cotton fabrics that I am trying to make these crisp cotton bags in a number of colour combinations.
This particular bag has pretty lilac roses on the outside and lilac with white polka dots on the reverse side.
And of course there is a tiny teddy in the pocket.
Or outside having a look around… 🙂

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‘Lilac Flowers’ Cotton Bag With Tiny Teddy Outside

This style of cotton bag is medium size with a shoulder strap and lots of room for all those essential items.
They retail at £8.50 each.

Dark Pink Sparkle Bag with Tiny Teddy

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Dark Pink Sparkle And Cream Small Bag with Tiny Teddy in pocket

Here is another of our small crochet bags with a tiny teddy in the front pocket. This one is in dark pink ‘sparkle’, with a nice cream trim and cream bow/drawstring, and it looks very ‘festive’ and ready for Christmas!

These bags may be small, but they have room for many of those ‘little essentials’ (and there’s still room for the tiny teddy in the front pocket, unless he wants to come out of course).

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Dark Pink Sparkle and Cream Bag with Tiny Teddy outside

As this design has a tiny teddy, it is for children (or adults) over three years old and I am sure there are many who would love one!
In fact, here are four Dark Pink Sparkle Bags all with a Tiny Teddy in the pocket, so that no one gets left out (and of course making another set of quads just like our Lilac Bags With Tiny Teddy 🙂 )

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Four Dark Pink Sparkle Small bags each with a Tiny Teddy in the front pocket

Like our other Small Crochet bags, these (including the tiny teddy in the front pocket) are for sale at £5.00 each.
Just right for a lovely present for that special little someone…or two.. 🙂