Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Winner!

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.

29 comments:

Jessica said...

That is so cute!! I love the title and the subtitle. Great choice and I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us!

Brie said...

Very cute. What program are you using lately for your graphics? They're cute.

The Parson's Wife said...

Sounds wonderful! I used this graphic for my chalkboard painted plates that was inspired by you... gosh, I'll have to blog that too! Blessings to you!

char said...

I really like this name. It is perfect. char

Kathy Eller said...

LOVE it! Good choice!!!

Lisar said...

Love the name...congratulations Amy and Christie....truly inspired...and absolutely LOVE the LOGO....only wish I could come to your open house!!! Lisa

Wendi said...

Cute name! Best wishes on your new venture.

Christy said...

Monica I love it! The graphic is perfect. I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see your open house.
Blessings,
Christy

The Kreke's said...

It is wonderful! As soon as I saw it I wanted to buy something. :) Looking forward to seeing more. I love when we follow our hearts on something and God brings our dreams to new heights. It is all about trust!

Familia Stilwell said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see your open house. What a fun adventure!

Catherine said...

Those graphics are gorgeous - I am very impressed. Did you really do that yourself? Please teach us how!

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

That is great! :)

RT said...

Love it--the title, the graphics, everything! God bless this new endeavor. I'm excited for you!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It's perfect!

Smiles,
Lea

The Chambers Family said...

Just love it! And I really like the graphic, so cute.

Mary Ann said...

What a cute name. I love it! Blessings on your new adventure!

Amy Crawford said...

I read an article in our local paper about taking old items and putting them together to make something new -- they called it "upcycling"...made me think of your new little venture! Good luck and best wishes!

Amy in Texas

Danielle said...

Great name!

Grace said...

Oh Monica!! I love it! I knew your readers wouldn't let you down. and what a great way you looked at it. Love the sign you came up with. how did you go about that?

angela said...

I LOVE it!

...they call me mommy... said...

Great name! Blessings on your new adventure! :D

Bay said...

Yay I think it's great. Congratulations winners :)

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

I love it...and the artwork is awesome!!

Sugar Coma said...

beautiful! love the name and the artwork.

Katy said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!! :) Perfect! :)

Caroline said...

Love it---both the name and description are cute, clever, and cozy!

Now, show us some stuff---I'm ready to do some shopping!

*carrie* said...

Monica,

That is fabulous. Love the name, the design and the concept! Can't wait to see what else you'll come up with!

thehomespunheart said...

Thank you for all the kind comments - I want to clarify that I did not DRAW the artwork. I simply pulled together elements offered in Microsoft Word to come up with this logo. Just want to give credit to where it is due!

Lisar said...

I am impressed Monica that you know how to use word sufficiently to be able to come up with such a fantastic logo...I think I need to play with word a bit more!!! Thanks for sharing as now I don't feel quite so inadequate LOL..