I'm trying to feature "green" names for the rest of March so I'm very happy to have Karen Groves here today from @greengroves.
How did you choose the name for your Instagram account?
Karen's sister made this logo out of scrapbooking paper for her etsy shop
"Lil Scrappy" mini quilt for a challenge to only use scraps--Karen's kind of quilting!
Were there other names you considered, and can you share them?
Scrap yarn was used for all the polka dotsAll my friends were talking about how amazing Instagram was, and I was dying to join in on the fun, but alas, I did not have a smart phone or tablet. When my friend upgraded her phone she gave me her old iPhone. I told her I didn't think I would use it because we weren't going to switch plans. She said, "You can use it with wifi. You can join Instagram." Well hello there, gimme that old phone! The first thing I did after I downloaded the app was check to see if the user name "greengroves" was taken. I was so excited to see that it was not. It was meant to be! So no, I never considered another name and feel very grateful that I was able to stick with my favorite alter ego.
A scrappy baby quilt made for Karen's nephew, Henry
Now that you are known by Green Groves, are you happy with it or do you wish you could change it to something else?
Confetti--more scrappy recycling
A quilt made entirely of selvages (Note: You KNOW I love this one!!)
Remember these? Paper chain made from Starburst wrappers. Repurposing!
I am very happy with it. I think it suits me perfectly. I love the great outdoors, nature, and trees. Also, as a crafty person, I strive not to create any waste with the projects I do, and nothing makes me happier than to make something out of other people's scraps and cast-offs. If any crafter could be called "green," I sure fit the bill. So, I am happy to be @greengroves. Yay!
Stamp art--stamps are too pretty to throw away!Be sure to check out Karen's Instagram feed, @greengroves, and also her Etsy shop!
More green-themed Name Gamers coming up:
Anne from SpringLeaf Studio, 3/21
Bonnie from Green Letter Day, 3/28