Thank you to everyone who sent entries for the name contest via comments & emails.  I really appreciate it.  It was JUST what I needed to get the ball rolling with this project.  I didn’t realize until after I started this name contest, that it was actually 2 separate contests.  One for the items on Etsy, and one for the upcoming venture that I am getting ready to leap off into.  🙂 

Here is the master list of names for scarves and bags:

  • Love Runneth Over
  • Sweet Winter
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Fairy Wings
  • Candy Girl
  • Bubble Bath Bliss
  • Orange you Glad You Bought Me
  • Morning Sensation
  • North by Northwest
  • Northern Lights
  • Alaskan Summer
  • Alaskan Winter
  • Las Delicias
  • When I’m not here I’m cooking
  • What’s for dinner?
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • Dew You Miss Me
  • No Ordinary Garden
  • Fall Fling
  • Plum Passion
  • Savory Seaweed
  • Sweet Valentine
  • Sun Kissed
  • Alaska Bound
  • Sweet Home Alaska
  • Carte Blanche
  • Sweet Romance
  • Delightful Dahlia

Now all of the bag/scarf names can and will be used.  So that is great!  The harder part was narrowing the business name down to something more fitting…  I coerced my friend Laura (whom I am hoping to not-so secretly partner with in this business) to help out!

Drum Roll please…                                                                

Here is the master list of names for our new business adventure:

  • Synergy
  • Hearth
  • Synergy Hearth
  • Simply Handmade 
  • The Stash
  • The Cache
  • The Handmade Stash
  • MagArt
  • The Sewing Shack
  • The Sewing Shoppe
  • Simply Handcrafted
  • Fabrics ‘n Fairbanks
  • Needle in a Haystack
  • Patterns and Patches
  • Caribou Crafts
  • Boats and Totes
  • The Knitting Room
  • The Knit Stitch
  • The Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Destiny
  • Penguin Threads
  • Moose & Yarn
  • Heavenly Hemmed
  • Stitches and Stashes
  • Blissful Stitches
  • Mag Totes

What a list!  🙂  When Laura and I started looking at the lists, some names were very obvious contenders and others were definitely not.  Nothing too cutesy, something that suggests the content, nothing with our names, but something all artists can relate to. 

The final name:

The Stash: A place for learning and creating all things handmade.

Ta Da!  We like the fact that all artists, regardless of their medium of choice have a stash of sorts.  Whether it is pencils, fabric, glass, wood, paint, paper, etc.

What do you think?  I am anxious to hear from you!