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 🙂

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!