Monday, April 23, 2012

The Name Game: Littlest Thistle

Katy Cameron is here today from The Littlest Thistle. I'm very happy to have her here today, because she is witty and so creative, with a lot of wonderful things going on in her part of the world.

Actually I had told her that she would be playing The Name Game last Monday, the 16th, and then the whole Colorbox thing happened, and I haven't been quite "with it" all week. She was kind enough not to remind to me how I had rudely forgotten about her. Although she did leave 56 one-word comments to aid our fundraising efforts. At $1/comment, not only did she increase our contribution, it also reminded me that she was supposed to have been featured. (If you haven't had a chance to read the previous post, where we thank everyone who contributed in the effort to raise funds, I hope you will take a few moments to do so.)

How did you choose the name, The Littlest Thistle?

My blog is named after my business, quite boringly, but I kind of fell into the business by accident!  It started with a dare to make some camera flash accessories, went through some jewellery potential and ended with an order for some teddy bears...  I knew if I was going into business with all those potential product types, and not wanting to restrict myself in the future, I couldn't go down the route of many of my bear making friends, who include bear in their business name.  I pondered a while, looked over at Spike, my first bear, who was named after a thistle because of his fur colour, and thought thistle might be the way to go somehow.  Then my mind went on a very large wander, creating a whole world for the bears to come from, depending on the range, which included the Thistle Patch (think Winnie the Pooh here), and I decided I'd be the Littlest Thistle in the patch.  Hey, you weren't looking for a sensible explanation here, were you?! 

Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
After all the effort to come up with that one?  No, I'd burnt out my creative synapses for that month ;o) 

Now that you are recognized by The Littlest Thistle, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
Yes, I'm happy enough with it, and it's turned out to be as versatile as I'd planned, which is useful given the amount of sewing and quilting I've been doing of late! 
Thank you again for asking me!

Be sure to say hi to Katy. She has a lots of amazing things going on at The Littlest Thistle. Have you been wanting to do some paper piecing but are a little nervous? Then be sure to check out her series, Foundation Paper Piecing for the Terrified.
By the way, after removing all the multiple comments, in the interest of fairness to those who left one comment each, the winner of the Colorbox scraps is #196, Deb, who said:

Very nice! We like to support our local pregnancy center so babies can have life and hopefully come to know the Giver of life. I'd love to be your colorful winner! 

Congratulations, Deb. You'll be hearing from me shortly.

11 comments:

  1. she's a lovely one that Katy - always has a wonderful word or two to say - she's a keeper!!

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  2. Yay congrats to Deb, and thanks again for the feature!

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  3. Katy is so much fun! I always enjoy her comments because yes, she is very witty... and talented too!

    Jennifer :)

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  4. Katy's blog is a new one to me. Thanks for introducing her to me. I love all of her cute paper piecing works.

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  5. She may be the Littlest Thistle, but to me she'll always be the Biggest Mouth!! Love her really x

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  6. Love. Love. Love. that pincushion!!!

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  7. Katy is great, brilliant makes and love her humour!

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  8. nothing to do with this post...rather the last one.......
    I am an "east coaster" who also supports the work of mcc (esp. MDS)
    Last fall I donated my first quilt to the local mcc auction. Mine only brought 375.00 but it's so rewarding. Keep it up. I enjoy your blog.

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  9. nothing to do with this post...rather the last one.......
    I am an "east coaster" who also supports the work of mcc (esp. MDS)
    Last fall I donated my first quilt to the local mcc auction. Mine only brought 375.00 but it's so rewarding. Keep it up. I enjoy your blog.

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