Monday, October 24, 2011

The Name Game: My Crafty Crap

Today, I'm so happy to have Bree from My Crafty Crap. The name of her blog has been intriguing to me for a really long time, mostly because having read most of her posts, I know for a fact that she does not make crafty, um..."crap." 

So, Bree, how did you choose the name for your blog?

I started out with a personal blog just to share basic day-to-day stuff.  Before too long though, it was turning into nothing but crafting projects (mostly crochet at the time), so I decided to move just the crafting stuff over to a new blog & keep the personal stuff separate.  I called the new blog something along the lines of Crafting in Spare Time (I can't remember now exactly what it was!).  Around the same time, I was sharing pictures of my crochet stuff on Facebook, but then borrowed a sewing machine from a friend & made my first Pillow Cover bag
I wanted to share the pictures on Facebook, but obviously it didn't belong in the crochet album, so I named a new album "Other Crafty Crap," so it could be kind of a catch-all for everything that didn't fit in the crochet album.  My husband will ask me sometimes what I'm going to work on or what I'm doing, and I usually respond with "Oh, just some crafty crap."  The name seemed perfect for the album.  Then it hit me that it was also a perfect name for the blog, and it was available, so I switched it right away.

Were there other names you considered,and can you share any of them with us?

Like I said, I originally used a personal blog, so it was something along the lines of our family name. Then when I switched it to the craft blog, it had something to do with crafting in my spare time, or not enough hours in the day, or something along those lines.  I do wish I could remember what it was exactly.  I just remember trying to think of something catchy & memorable, but failing miserably!
 The quilt Bree made for her son
 Isn't he adorable?
And she is hand quilting his quilt!
Now that you are recognized by your blog name, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?

I still love it!  It still makes me chuckle, and I get a lot of comments about other people getting a kick out of it.  I also get a lot of people who will come visit after seeing the link on other blogs just because the name made them laugh.  I certainly can't argue with that!  I can't think of anything that would fit better, and can't imagine changing it.  I especially like it since I like to do all types of crafts (although I've certainly stuck with sewing much longer than anything else lately!), so it covers pretty much everything I might decide to try.

I hope you will head over to Bree's blog, say hi, and check out all her crafty crap. Thanks, Bree. It was fun having you play the Name Game today.


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Susan said... #

Thanks for introducing Bree! Off to check her out (in the nicest possible way, of course!)

Selfsewn said... #

Great name!
I think if I were to rename my blog it might include some words like husband and eyes rolling!


Rebecca Lynne said... #

I've come across this blog too and always loved the name. It is awesome because it is so catchy. Way to go Bree!

Kris said... #

Lots of fun stuff!!

Kris said... #

Lots of fun stuff!!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said... #

Thanks for sharing Bree's blog. I'm now a follower--lots of fun & inspirational stuff on there!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Superb name!!

felicity said... #

I'm definitely one of those who clicked because of the name. I love it!