Monday, May 6, 2013

The Name Game: Owen's Olivia


I'm so happy to have Nancy here from Owen's Olivia.

How did you choose the name for your blog?

When I  decided that I would start blogging, picking a name was a bit tricky and difficult.  I knew my blog would not be for my family to keep up with the going ons in my life, and I knew it would serve a purpose to share with others my creative adventures.  I had just begun to sew, and I did not realize that almost two years into blogging I would take such a focus on the craft.   I dreaded home economics in middle school!


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owen's olivia is unique.  I share with readers sewing projects and home projects.  They are the two most important crafts in my life.  I cannot watch enough HGTV (when it's available) or browse enough interior design magazines,  but I also cannot stop buying or drooling over quilting cottons! On my blog, most of the time the two are not related, as in I am not sewing something specifically for my home.   I knew I could not choose a name like "Sew Trendy" or "Nancy's Interiors" that reflected specifically what I was doing because I was doing both!   I have always been fond of the name Olivia.  It's my middle name.  (I'm actually Nancy-Jean Olivia.) I've never enjoyed having the name Nancy, and I always dreamed of changing it to Olivia.  Owen is my three year old son's name, and when I was figuring out names for my blog, I worked with our names.
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Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?


Owen and Olivia, Olivia and Owen,  and Olivia and Kate  (Kate being at that time what I wanted to name a daughter)

Honestly, I just wanted a cool name that was easy to remember.  Something with words or names that just fit well together but left it open to interpretation like Skinny laMinx, Westwood Acres, Lulu DK, or Zak + Fox.  I'm not sure if I accomplished that with owen's olivia, but I just lack creativity in the naming department.

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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?
Maybe for the first year I was little unsure about my name.  Some days I like it, some days not.  I cannot tell you how many times people have called me Olivia.  (I guess my wish is coming true :)  


I think now that I am becoming more known, I feel this is the name that will stay with me for the duration of my blogging time, and I am okay with that.  I would definitely like to change my business name into something more like I mentioned above, but I am terrible at coming up with names!
I am so thrilled that I started blogging.  I have many friends, maybe even some family members, who do not take my blogging (or my sewing) seriously.  It is so nice to be able to connect with those who understand this crazy life of blogging and respect what I am doing while I stay at home with Owen.  I have met so many wonderful people through blogging, and the internet has really helped me to showcase my talents.  

Thanks for having me today!  Feel free to follow along with me as I share my sewing and home projects.  You can find me on Facebook, Bloglovin', Etsy, and of course on my blog.


peaceout 
Thanks so much, Nancy, for sharing with us today.


Coming up: Live a Colorful Life.

Yes, it's true. Next week I am playing the Name Game!  Simply Miss Luella will be hosting and there might even be a little giveaway. I hope you will check it out!
Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to have you visit again soon.
Cindy



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Michele said... #

I'm loving purple and orange lately. Don't ask me why. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said... #

Teal and orange!

jmj said... #

I'm working on a quilt right now with neon pink and turquoise, it's bright but wow what fun!!!!!

Rachel said... #

Red and aqua.

Melinda said... #

I'm making a bag with orange and green. That may sound awful but the shades really work together.

Michala said... #

I'm really loving greens and greys at the moment.

Susan said... #

It would come as no surprise that my favourite colour combo is turquoise and orange!

Pam said... #

Just now I love turquoise, yellow and white, this combination comes and goes from my life and it is right here right now.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love the things that Nancy@Owen's Olivia has made and I'm REALLY looking forward to your turn with the name game! My favourite colour combination (at the moment) is either aqua/teal/turquoise and grey or pomegranate and teal, I can't decide!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

I'm loving red, orange, yellow and purple (or grey) right now. Thanks for the giveaway, Cindy! So nice to meet Nancy!

DianeY said... #

I have a top that I always get compliments on in Navt, Emerald, and a deep Orange. I think it may be my favorite combination right now & it's time for a quilt in that combo

Miz Karen said... #

Currently I like the retro look of aqua and red together. Thanks for sharing.

yorkie mom said... #

I love, love, love pink and orange together!

QuilterLaura said... #

I am still loving aqua, with a touch of red.

Ellyn said... #

I love all different color combos. just did a pillow in Lime Green and Bright Pink...

Laura said... #

I like using rainbow bright colors!

Grandma G said... #

I like blues and greens.

Connie Kresin Campbell said... #

Red and aqua seems to be my favorite lately!

Shannon said... #

Turquoise and Orange is my current favorite!

Dorian said... #

I am loving orange and gray right now. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Angela Bullard said... #

That's a tough one! Anything with gray :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Julie said... #

Today, aqua, pink and gray but tomorrow that could change - lol. Thanks for a great giveaway!

MB in MI said... #

Seems to be green lately that's a favorite.....

charlotte said... #

Yellow and blue. That's always been a favorite and seems to be my fall back combo.

Orange Crumpled Napkin said... #

Dappled sunlight colors. Goldenrod, lavender, salmon, the colors you would see in the evening out in the country.

Sel said... #

Right now? My colour palette is pinks and golds and oranges, with a smidgeon of aquamarine to give it some zing!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

M.W. said... #

Right now I am loving aqua and greens.
Shawn

Kathryn said... #

Blue and green are my favorite colors, and I love them together.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said... #

I've been using a combination of yellow and black...sounds a bit loud but looks quite striking. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

Nortiness said... #

I'm loving the whole "rainbow" range at the moment. usually I don't go rainbow ranges because there's always a color I don't like, but man at the moment I love them all! :)

Average Quilter said... #

Pink and brown is my all time favorite

Karen said... #

I am always attracted to yellow and blue but recently I am more and more attracted to grey and yellow. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely fabric collection.

jacqui-bug said... #

I love aqua and teal but of late I am leaning towards soft pinks and lilacs.

CaliQuilter said... #

I love color...all of them! What I am working on right now is lavendar and green. Thank you for the opportunity to win your great giveaway!

Gene Black said... #

I love all colors, especially bright and happy jewel tones. My favorite combo right now is purple, yellow, green and a blue/green (more blue than green)
Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway.

quiltercarol said... #

Love you're. Blog name. I love blue. But also started had dyeing and found a love for all jewel tones

Unknown said... #

I have to pick ONE color combo ? This could be rough because I have a couple of 'go to' combos that I really love depending on what the project is. For modern designs I love using yellow and grey and for more traditional patterns I love antique blues and mauve.

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said... #

Whaaaat you are amazing! I always gravitate towards beachy/ocean-y browns and blues ;)

Liz DandeliondD said... #

I love grey, turquoise and pink.

Sewing Mom said... #

Wow, thank you. I love rainbow colors in a gray setting.

Chris Chambers said... #

This is hard--but I gravitate towards blues and purples.....Thanks for the giveaway!

Liz said... #

Pink and orange is my favorite to look at. I wear mostly blues though.

Carla said... #

Hmmmm orange and teal I think. I did my nursery in those colours last year and still like it

Melanie said... #

My new favorite colors are navy and yellow.

kbzelazny said... #

Grey and yellow. Thank you!

Katrin said... #

I love red and aqua. Thanks!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said... #

Lime green, navy and teal - yum! And a splash of aqua too!!!

Julie said... #

Right now it is blue and brown/tan. Thanks

Jo C. said... #

I'm loving orange and green, trying to transition my living room into those colors. Thank you!
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Lisa Marie said... #

I've been loving aqua, lime green, and bright yellow for months!

giddy99 said... #

My favorite color combo for quilting/sewing is PROYGBIV (pink is a color, too)!

Anonymous said... #

I've been leaning towards browns and turquoise lately, but also love the gray and yellow combination too.

Jamie B said... #

I am really loving rainbow pallettes with grey solids.

jane p said... #

I'm liking orange and turquoise.

artsycraftsyivy said... #

Orange and light royal blue!

Cheryl said... #

My current MOST favourite is turquoise and browns...but there are so many beautiful combinations...Thanks for the chance to win your AWESOME giveaway! Glad to have found your blog. I will be back.

Meredith said... #

My favorite combo is aqua and gray!!

Sam said... #

I'm loving spring colors right now! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Celtic Thistle said... #

I love aqua and white with a bit of red thrown in for good measure :)

M said... #

My fave color combo right now is navy blue and Kelly green

Yvonne Maus Wecker said... #

I love bright colors....but have many projects in the works (some still in the design stage in my head) and theses FQs will be put to good use.

Joy said... #

Pink, turquoise, and brown!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

I just finished a quilt with coral and blue. Check it out on my blog...you will recognize the fabric! Thanks again!!

Christine Slaughter said... #

I'm really loving teals & grey right now.

Kate said... #

Navy, light aqua, and orange. Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said... #

turquoise and just about anything :)

doodlebugmom said... #

I am working on a quilt that's blue, lime green, and pink - so those are my current favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!

Paula said... #

Pink/orange/turquoise seems to crop up a lot in my fabric choices lately.

Lindsey said... #

Right now I'm loving berry red/pink with hints of aqua and grey. I'm also loving the colors on a pink dogwood tree: pink, cream, light green and brown/grey.

Deborah said... #

Raspberry, aqua, green and grey are my favorites today!

Tiffany said... #

Thanks for the giveaway, and the intro to Owen's Olivia! I love the name Olivia too.
I've always been a big fan of rainbow colors, but I also love brown and lime green right now.

VR said... #

I love a deep teal and gold. The deep, rich jew tones are just beautiful! Thank you! These would be perfect for a quilt I am in the process of planning to make for my daughters!

Courtneysews said... #

Teal & Orange! Thanks!

pennydog said... #

Teal, mustard and fuchsia. Thanks!

Gnomemade said... #

I love gray, yellow and maybe a little black and white thrown in too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Natalie J said... #

I love mixing black, white and grey with some nice bright colors.

Jenna said... #

I'm loving yellow and gray right now!

Gretchen said... #

My favorite color combination is (and has been for years now) teal, purple, magenta and black.

Jocelyn said... #

I am making a quilt in black, white and yellow. I love how this looks, but my all time fav is aqua and brown.

lesthook said... #

I always loved pink and gray but right now I'm into pink and orange. Orange seems to be a very popular color at the moment!

AudreyB said... #

I've been using rainbow colors recently. That and some low volume quilts

Anonymous said... #

Blue and yellow.

Gayla said... #

I love blues and green, with a touch of yellow or orange to make it pop!

fenna said... #

orange and pink is neat but I usually lean to brown and pink :)

Shauna said... #

right now I'm into blue with touches of yellow or pink

dortha said... #

I like green and blue. Love discovering new blogs

Janny said... #

Right now my favorite color combi is lime green/fuchsia.

Jessica said... #

I've always loved black, white, and red together.

Unknown said... #

I'm working on an aqua, green, and yellow quilt. So fun for spring!

Cecilia said... #

I like aqua and red. But the quilt I am working on is a combination of a lot of bright colors, mostly polka dots. I call it my Happy Quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Rebecca said... #

I have a love for aqua, yellow & gray right now. What a great bundle, thank you for the chance to win!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said... #

I love jewel tones! So pretty together!
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Joy said... #

I'm loving anything with purple for my little girl

Anonymous said... #

cobalt and navy :)

BrandiSchmandi said... #

love deep purple and grey!

camelama said... #

Fave combo right now is blue and white, very maritime and reminiscent of the clouds and water here where I live!

Love to Stitch said... #

After years of being green my new favorite color is teal.

conny's quilts en creaties said... #

White and blue, but also love red and yellow. Great give away, thank you!

Lori said... #

cute tote. right now im liking pink and brown

Tawny said... #

I was really big into orange and maroon for awhile - now I'm thinking pink and brown is a nice combo. :)

AnnieK said... #

I've been leaning toward lime/aqua/orange lately, it's just a cool, summery combo, isn't it?

Barbara O. said... #

green and fuchsia

Lindsay said... #

I like aqua and yellow with a splash of lime green! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!!

Unknown said... #

green and pink. julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

Emilyplays said... #

Red, pink & orange!

Lady J said... #

I love purple and green.

Ali said... #

Oh thank you for the giveaway! I'm doing the lime/yellow/magenta a lot lately, but I'm going to read all these answers and find some new ideas!

Debra Lee said... #

Green and Grey is my favorite right now!

Kim said... #

My favs are turquoise, yellow, green and grey.

Emily C said... #

Purple, Green, Blue, red, tan, black (ok my quilts tend to go scrappy, yet organized)

bab5313 said... #

i love the colors of autumn - especially orange!

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auntie sash said... #

Yellow, orange, and red. Love those colors.

Patti said... #

My favourites change so much, but I always love grey and purple. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Kim said... #

I'm loving aqua with just about any color. I even painted my sewing room aqua. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carla said... #

Thanks for the chance to win! I like aqua and gray right now!

Sowing Stitches said... #

Yellow, orange, hot pink & aqua

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Loving Nancy's makes.
Can't beat a pink, orange, grey combo right now xxx

Valerie said... #

My favorite color combination is fuchsia and purple.

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Ana e os Viraventos said... #

I am into mint and grey, at the moment! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

Davis family said... #

I love pink and green!

Tracy said... #

I can't say that any one is my favorite. I just love bright colors! I'm surprised that so many different combinations work and I tend to like so many!

Dana Gaffney said... #

I like aqua and grey right now, that could change tomorrow. Thanks

Myra said... #

I'm loving aqua and red right now. I don't have any fabric in those colors yet, but I'm gonna! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Laura said... #

I love grey and green right now!

Elke said... #

My favourite is lime green and grey.

T said... #

I'm doing green and purple lately

Nicole said... #

Grey and any colour are what's on my brain these days.

erica said... #

Yellow blue gray and white

Cherie said... #

love purple and green. But I also love gray with ANYTHING!

ErikaB3 said... #

I am doing a lot with green, blue and white.

Julia said... #

I love red and aqua!

works4me said... #

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

I don't really have a favourite colour combination but am always drawn to brights.

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Pat V. said... #

What a great prize bundle! You are too generous. I have been playing with yellow and gray lately.

Sherry said... #

What a generous giveaway. I am enjoying using turquoise with just pink lately. I have also started using a little gray in my projects.

Deb C said... #

I love aqua with almost everything. Thanks for the chance to win a generous and beautiful giveaway!

Flicsha said... #

I love green , blue, and purple togather. But all most any thing with green is wounderful.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

Grey and yellow are my current obsession.

paul said... #

I love green and brown together.

Cathie said... #

I'm making a pickle dish in all neutrals and loving it!

Born4Travel said... #

Pink and green

Connie Kresin Campbell said... #

Red and teal are my favorites lately!

hueisei said... #

Yellow ant purple,

Nita said... #

Aak ...just about snorted my tea up my nose - this is a fabulous give-away! Right this minute I am loving turquoise and tangerine together. But lime green with black,white & grey prints is a close second! But wait! There are all those tropical ocean blues that look so fresh together, too...

Laura said... #

aqua and hot pink

Anonymous said... #

RED AND WHITE

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MC said... #

What a great prize, thanks for the chance! Currently I'm loving green, grey and black.

Anonymous said... #

Greens and blues,....wow would love to win this stash. Want to make a maple leaf block quilt. This stash would make a beautiful quilt. Thank you.

Lyanna L. said... #

I like navy blue, raspberry and mustard yellow together. Also thanks so much for the chance to win!

Kat said... #

I really like blue and black lately. Usually on a white background. (I love everything on a white background). Thanks!

Margaret said... #

Blues and teals is my color today

Michelle Olsen Sasak said... #

My youngest daughter is an Olivia :) I love purple & black. Also things made with all of the rainbow colors make me happy too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Joyce said... #

Aqua and just about anything!

Ladybug88 said... #

Purple and anything else because i LOVE purple!!

barbara woods said... #

pink and purple. thanks

Mary-Frances said... #

Two colour quilts, especially blue and white.. very classic! Thanks for the chance to win! gr8.poetry@gmail.com

Carrie P. said... #

thanks for such a generous giveaway. my favorite combo is green and brown.

Tina said... #

Pumpkin and green
Thanks for the giveaway!

SIMPLESEW said... #

Navy and natural linen

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said... #

Turquoise and red.

sandyandcosmo said... #

I like ocean blues and greens.

Cathy said... #

I do like turquoise, bright green and white but then I also like scrap-tastic multi colour brights. Do I have to decide? I love colour.

Silvia G said... #

Looking to make a rainbow quilt, so can't decide on one color! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said... #

Pink, mauve and soft green are always among my favorites, but lately I've been eyeing bright orange, bright yellow, white and grass green. Summertime!

Elsa said... #

Always lime green, yellow and grey for me!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Needled Mom said... #

How nice to meet Nancy-Jean! Her work looks wonderful - especially the geese. Thanks for introducing her to us.

Favorite color combination for me has to be lime green with grey, black and white.

JustPam said... #

I like brights with whites.

Mary Ann said... #

orange, blue, and brown

Quilt Genius said... #

I am def into blues with peachy oranges. :)

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Anonymous said... #

Thanks for the chance to win! I love to see rainbow quilts with white or grey sashing.

Vicki said... #

How wonderfully generous of you!! Orange and whatever. It seems to have jumped up to my number once favorite at this time. A close second is the yellow/black/grey/white combo. Thanks again for the NAME GAME...love it!!

Unknown said... #

I love yellow and orange right now. Thanks for the give a way.

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Betsy said... #

I love all color ways.i do not have a preference

Nakayoshi said... #

Right now is blue and green. Thanks for this giveaway!

Maggie said... #

Lately I have been working on a pillow, and really enjoying a mix of pinks and oranges.

Michelle Frame said... #

I love the yellow and gray combo

Amy said... #

Turquoise and coral....aqua and anything!

Kayla Yapuncich said... #

Oh, what a great giveaway - thanks so much for the chance! Right now I love grey and pretty much any other color. Yellow, blue, green, different shade of grey...

Christine S said... #

I am liking anything with gray!

Unknown said... #

I'm loving purple and aqua right now.

Sallie said... #

Red and blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele T said... #

I am loving blues - thanks for the chance!!

Rebeckah Austin said... #

Rainbow!

Holly U said... #

I have few solids, these would be great! Aqua and red are a fun combo.

Cecilia said... #

Aqua and red!

Stephanie said... #

greens and orange

Ballardquilter said... #

All colors!

Lauren said... #

I've been pairing red and turquoise. Bright and fun!

Janarama said... #

Black, white and red.

Anda W said... #

I amworking on a quilt with ivory, salmon and aqua combination. awolk at rogers dot com

Anonymous said... #

Can't wait to see your reveal next week! As usual, my favorite combo is orange and sort of a lime-ish green. Hope to win...8-)

ALC said... #

Orange and aqua! brunett813 AT hotmail DOT com

Melissa G. said... #

My favorite color combination right now is coral and turquoise

Unknown said... #
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Unknown said... #

I'm favoring bright Batiks in all colors of the rainbow lately.

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Joanne G said... #

I like monochromatic combos, all different shades of blue or green or purple. Thanks! jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

Pamela said... #

I love purple an green. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I love your blog!

bee said... #

i like aqua and cherry and grey.

Anita said... #

I love aqua and red on a white background.

Jan Baker said... #

I love greens. You have a wonderful selection, thank you.

WalkingWithFeathers said... #

I'm diggin' grey and coral at the moment!

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