Monday, July 4, 2011

The Name Game: FairyFace Designs

Happy 4th to everyone here in the U.S.

I'm so happy to welcome Sarah from FairyFace Designs, all the way from Cork, Ireland. Ireland is one of the places I hope to visit some day. In fact, one of my all-time best memories involved seeing the Chieftains in concert in Minneapolis, which began my love of Irish music.
So, Sarah, how did you choose the name, FairyFace Designs?

Fairy Face was my dad's nickname for me as a little girl. Originally when I started my blog, I was thinking about trying to start a small business selling handmade baby gifts and I thought that FairyFace worked well for that profile. I've moved away from that original idea now, but I still like the name :-)
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
I did think about other names and considered names like Fabric & Yarn or something similar but none of them were really working for me!
Now that you are recognized by FairyFace Designs, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I sometimes do wish I had a different name, I wonder if it sounds a bit "little girl-ish" and also, its so personal to me - maybe too personal - it doesn't help keep that distance between who I am and what I do/what I blog about. I do wonder from time to time about changing from FairyFace Designs to FairyFace Quilts or a variation of FairyFace....but I've built up a lot of name recognition now, after almost a year blogging and I get a lot of hits on searches using the FairyFace Designs name so I'd be a little scared to change it now!!

Thanks so much, Sarah, for sharing the background of your blog's name. I snagged a couple of extra pictures from your blog (hope you don't mind!) because you do beautiful work, and I thought these blocks were so fun and colorful. Please stop by FairyFace Designs, look around and say hi to Sarah.

I'll be spending next weekend in Minnesota at a quilt retreat. So in honor of that, I'll be featuring a Minnesotan, Crystal from Sonnet of the Moon. You won't want to miss it! I'm really hoping that Crystal and I will have a chance to connect while I'm there, if only for a quick cup of coffee.