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Title: Have a look at my new...
Post by: goatysoap on June 27, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
...craft fair buddy!! Meet Marigold...(modelled on my real goat, savannah and badly drawn by me!!)

(http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af154/itsbaaathtime/P260611_1022.jpg)

Small child in background had to just jump in soon as she saw the camera  :mwaha:

Marigold has a fully functioning udder that people can come along and have a got at milking (only got water in it) and I'm hoping it will draw people over to get them talking about goats and goats milk in general
I also now have a diddy table and chairs so that little people can sit and colour in pictures of goats, a huge banner to tell people what I am selling (ie. no its not fudge!!) and designing an A-frame with lots of goaty facts on.
After my disaster (see 'worst fair I ever attended thread  ;)   ) I decided I needed to act fast and try to make the stall more interesting to pull people over. If nothing else, my 4 children can learn how to milk Marigold ready for when I let them milk my real goats!  


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Vanilla on June 27, 2011, 12:00:01 PM
wow you are clever!! The goat looks really good, not badly drawn at all.  But how the heck did you manage to make a fake working udder?   :mwaha:  I wouldn't know where to begin!

Seriously it's a great idea, I bet you'll be a real talking point at fairs.  Do let us know how your first outing with Marigold goes!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Eva on June 27, 2011, 12:10:56 PM
Brilliant idea!  :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: polly on June 27, 2011, 12:31:26 PM
Great idea! And very resourceul of you - a working udder! That will really get peeps talking and it is so great to use the goat as a way of getting people to know more about your soaps


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: EJ on June 27, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
Good idea - let us know how you get on.


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: sidewalk on June 27, 2011, 12:40:28 PM
Such a novel idea,it looks like it will be a real talking point which will translate into sales for you! :)


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Suzanne on June 27, 2011, 02:09:45 PM
Great idea!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Eire on June 27, 2011, 02:24:46 PM
That is a really cool idea.It's great when people think outside the box. Don't be surprised if people ask if you sell fresh goats milk though.  His/her left but cheek looks a bit swollen though. :D

Eire


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: goatysoap on June 27, 2011, 02:43:51 PM
Ah well that would be handy because I do sell fresh goats milk for puppies and kittens (fostered lambs etc) and ALWAYS have more milk than we know what to do with  ;D


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Michelle on June 27, 2011, 04:14:31 PM
what a brilliant idea and really resourceful of you. I wouldnt know where to start lol

I think its going to draw people in. Good luck.


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Lindy on June 27, 2011, 08:16:03 PM
Love it!  That is such a great idea and I can only imagine how busy it will make your stall!  :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: corrie on June 27, 2011, 09:33:27 PM
Superb idea! I'm sure it will prove to be a big draw to your stall & make people smile  ;D


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Helen on June 27, 2011, 09:47:35 PM
Aw, I love that!  It is fantastic!

P.S.  She looks like she's riding the goaty   :buttrf: :mwaha:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Esby on June 28, 2011, 07:31:13 PM
Great idea... so much fun!  I would stop if I were there  :mwaha:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Denice on June 28, 2011, 09:06:49 PM
Brilliant

Hope it works to draw you a good crowd and lots of sales :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Nature on June 28, 2011, 11:12:16 PM
Brilliant - hope it does the trick for you    :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Cocomartinez on June 29, 2011, 11:04:34 AM
That´s great!  If that doesn´t get you extra attention, I don´t know what will! :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Menolly on June 29, 2011, 02:26:44 PM
I think that's inspired! Hope it brings loads more customers for you (it certainly ought to!!!)


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: LimeBlossom on June 29, 2011, 08:05:16 PM
Great idea....hope you get lots of attention.... :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: goatysoap on July 02, 2011, 06:25:11 PM
100% success!! Took Marigold the wooden goat to her first fair today and we have quadrupled our previous average take! very happy  :)  lots of children (and adults!) had a go at milking and it was lots of fun.


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Helen on July 02, 2011, 07:08:13 PM
Wooooo hooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :woohoo:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Lindy on July 03, 2011, 02:36:02 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:  :woohoo: :woohoo:
That is such wonderful news!  I totally love the idea and I'm thrilled for you!  :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Hayley on July 03, 2011, 09:47:46 AM
Well done I am so pleased for you.   :buttrf:


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: goatysoap on July 03, 2011, 10:07:12 AM
Thank you  ;D  having made the grand total of £1.95 at our last fete, this restored my faith  :mwaha: and....lots of enquiries from people wanting to buy fresh milk for their pets - whoop! really pleased because am currently having to waste some (which I hate!) there is only so much that the chickens and cats will consume and the lambs are all off the bottle now sadly!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: polly on July 03, 2011, 10:36:00 AM
That's fantastic! Well done xx


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Vanilla on July 03, 2011, 01:45:02 PM
oh so glad things went better, sounds like you did fantastically well!   :)


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Menolly on July 03, 2011, 02:13:01 PM
That's wonderful news - so pleased for you!!!!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: goatysoap on July 03, 2011, 04:28:55 PM
Thank you  :)

Other big winner (if you can) was to take a small kids table, 2 kids chairs and some colouring. I took goaty pics obviously, but it drew so many children and while they kids were colouring, the mums drifted to my stall...
in fact one little boy, while he was colouring, his mum asked if I'd like to stock a large farm shop so that was good too.
but I'd definately recommend the colouring table to you!   


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: EJ on July 03, 2011, 05:33:11 PM
Many Congrats!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: Suzanne on July 03, 2011, 05:37:40 PM
Well done!


Title: Re: Have a look at my new...
Post by: nakedtruthbeauty on July 03, 2011, 05:50:52 PM
Such a great idea! Glad it worked for you!  :)