We have two winners in the name contest from last Friday! You all gave such great suggestions - thank you so much, I'm terrible at coming up with names for things so appreciate your gracious help!
Now, some of you are going to think I'm completely crazy for what I picked - but bear with me and I'll share why I love the winners suggestions.
I started out agreeing with all of you that it should have "homespun" in the name since that is my theme around here! But, when I saw Amy's suggestion The Rusty Robin - I could not get it out of my head. I loved it!
I love what it represents, what it stands for and what it describes in just those few words.
First, rusty ~ old, full of character, been around a while, weathered. I love tin and metal and even things that are rusty - so that seems fitting with the thrifted treasures redone theme.
Next, robin. A robin goes about gathering bits and pieces of this and that to create a cozy and warm home for her family. Her bits and pieces are not expensive - yet she invests the time herself to go and find the things they need. The things she finds are often leftovers or left behinds, perhaps having already been used for something else now finding a new use.
We often describe our homes as our nests. The place that we want to make cozy and comfortable for those we live with. And, I can't help but be reminded of the Biblical picture of God caring even for the birds every need coupled with the command not to worry.
Another passage I love is Psalm 84:3, "Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young - a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God." That pictures some beautiful things about nesting near to the heart of God and with my babies nearby as well. Love this!
I decided to also include a second suggestion at incorporating the word "homespun" into the title. Christy suggested "Homespun Trimmings" and I love that too! So, I present you with my freshly made artwork for announcing my new little endeavor:
Thank you, again, ladies for all of your wonderful encouragement and suggestions! Christy and Amy - be watching for an e-mail from me on getting your prizes to you!
And, be watching in a couple of weeks for the open house!
UPDATE: I just want to clarify that I did not DRAW the above artwork - I found the clip art in Microsoft Word and added text boxes and text at the bottom. This is not my original work - just designed from Word elements available.