Last week I asked for help naming my new pattern and you answered in spades! I received over 1,000 great suggestions through email and on Facebook. Thanks to all of you who threw out ideas! There were so many great ones that I had a hard time picking! It was much fun reading all ideas that I thought I would give out some “Notable Names Awards” before I announce the winner. The notable namers get their choice of pdf pattern from my line.
The “Best use of the letter P” Award goes to Abigail Rogers for “The Pump, Paddle, & Pose Tote”
The “Best play on words since: ‘That’s Nacho Cheese'” Award goes to Kim Sperbeck for “The Yoga’na Need It Bag”
The “Best Harry Potter reference” Award goes to two winner: Tanya White for “The Bag of Requirement” and Christina Gossard for “Hermione’s Bag”
The “If a bag could do that, we’d all take one!” Award goes to Helen Lamberton for “The Weekender Extender”
The “We’re all thinking it but I can’t put it on a pattern cover” Award- goes Kelly Poynton for “The Keep Your Sh% t Together Tote ”
For the “Dang, that’s really clever, why didn’t I think that” Award goes to two winners: Phyliss Duke for “Split Pursonality” & Gem Caldwell for the “Belle of the Bags”
The “I can see myself in go go boots and ‘That Girl’ hair, and I like it” Award goes to Shelly Miller? for “The Bag-a-go-go”
The “Too hot for Primetime” Award goes to Robin McLeland Young for the “Take Me Tote” (yeah, admit it, your mind went there too!)
The “I think you have mistaken what I am selling here” Award goes to Jennifer Beasley Bruce for “The Ho-Bag” (no, seriously, Jennifer sent me tons of great ideas but she made teasing her about this one just too easy)
And the “Creepy… yet I can’t look away…” Award goes to Marsha Law? for “The Body Bag”
Congrats you all – email me your pattern choice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now for the winner! Reading your ideas drove home the fact that. as women, we carry a lot of stuff! Not just our stuff – everybody’s stuff! We are the sherpas of our families! So I picked a name that best captured that idea, and I am calling it …The Motherload Tote – sent to me by Anita Roggencamp – I think it’s spot on! Thank you and congrats, Anita! The Motherload Tote will be available starting Monday (unless I can’t get it done sooner!). I will post here when it’s ready -I hope you love it!
Thanks everyone again for all the help. This was so great I may just do it again for my next design – which is pretty cute…and guess what? It doesn’t have a name!