Monday, September 25, 2006

To market to market to buy a fat pig..

My mother requested a pig rubber stamp for her birthday and I was more than happy to oblige.

Who am I to argue with the gift requests of the queen of thrift, whose inside Charity Shop track brings all kinds of goodies my way. This visit it was some amazing dark red vintage buttons, and a loan of her pinking shears.

And the postman has been busy again with Moopy fabric goodness from


Julia and

Soo (who also sent some lovely fabric for me!)

Thank you so much you guys - The Minimoopy love experience is coming along nicely. Although I am anticipating post-craft-fair let down after the busy weeks of planning and making. I am steeling myself and setting up a few post-fair projects to get my teeth into.
But so many bloggers seem to feel a bit bruised by the experience. Any tips for overcoming the blues?


Julie said...

Love the piggy stamp. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

monica said...

gin & tonic. Double. If you're still feeling blue, repeat. Repeat till you forget what colour you were when you started.

Works every time.

Catrina said...

Love hand made stamps!! That little piggy is adorable!

raspberryfairy said...

Thanks Ali, I know it will improve for all of us, maybe it is just too early, and come November we will be beating them off with a stick!!!

sooz said...


Love it.
Love it.
Love it.

Brooke said...

I LOVE the pig stamp, sooo fun. And it looks like you're going to have a fabulicious time with all that tasty fabric.

whizzme said...

I love the pig - very cute. ooh the fabric too - lucky girl. thanks also for stopping by my blog and the lovely comments about our morphe entry. xSam

Sasha said...

Oh, what a great piggy! How do you get such perfect carved lines?

Flibbertygibbet said...

Such piggy perfection, wonderful stuff!
Have a look at this post on Whip Up -

It basically suggests that you should make things that are time and cost effective. I'm hoping to do my first fairs this autumn too, it's hard to know what to make. But from what I've seen so far, your workmanship is great so I'm sure you'll do really well!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Sorry Ali, I've emailed you the link!

capello said...

Oink, oink. LOVE the stamp.

As for the blues... ouzo? Lemon drop martini? Insane amount a chocolate?

linda said...

Here's my tip for what it's worth: Make stuff you love and have someone in mind to give it to if it doesn't sell.

Expect this to be a great experience - you'll learn a lot. And talk to the other vendors - they are so friendly and helpful! And lastly, don't just set your stuff on a table - have some containers on the floor and if possible, behind you on the wall, or on a rack on the table. It's too easy for people to walk by a table. Good luck!

Poshyarns said...

I'm sure things will pick up next month, what with Christmas coming up and everything. Your things look lovely, I'm sure I would have had to stop and buy.

Max said...

Wow all that fabric is great. The best thing when it comes to craft fairs is not to go in with any expectations. Just go and have fun and if you sell lots then great! I always enjoy them even if my sales are low :) Also the pig is great - did you make him, if so did you get a mastercarve stamp or a large rubber? - do you know where I can get hold of these? Thanks x

Mia said...

Love your rubber stamp. Where did you get the rubber? I have been just about everywhere looking for it and noone seems to know. Hmmm
would love the tip.
Thanks for the good wishes. love your site.