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    Is this a good name?

    I have been asked to teach a class and make up a pattern for it. I want to make some separate social media accounts and wondered what you all thought of using the name

    She’s Crafty or something like that. Any feedback is helpful. Thanks

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    Quilting? Crafty Quilter maybe. if not taken already.
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    Maybe Sew Crafty?

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    Good names are often taken

    Maybe Rip City Quilting isn't the best name, but those of you from Portland should understand the location.

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    Hmm, thinking this one over. I would use something with your name in the title for recognition. Are you planning on teaching the class again or selling your pattern? You want people to find you easily in this instance.

    "She" could be just anyone. Best wishes on your decision and the class. It takes a special person to teach others.

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    Roses. How about Portlander Crafts? Or, since Portland is the City of Roses, Crafty in the Roses. Rosy Crafts.
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    The Crafty Quilter has a web page. How about She's Quilty?

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    So many names with Crafty or Quilter are already taken. How about something with your name in since it is not so common? Darcy's Dreams or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post

    Maybe Rip City Quilting isn't the best name, but those of you from Portland should understand the location.
    I believe "Rip City" is copyrighted.

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    Make it personal to you. I use Patchwork by Rhonda just an example of how you could use your name. Crafts by Darcy etc.

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    How about She Makes, All Make, We Do Make. Something with make in it. That seems to be the word now.
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    I agree with the other two Rhonda's, make it something with your name in it. The internet is flooded with crafty quilter type names. You need something that stands out from the rest. Foe example I'd remember something like Darcy's Modern Crafts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokir44 View Post
    ........Darcy's Dreams or something like that.
    Or how about Darcy's Designs??

    DarcyShannon ... Without us knowing your long term visions, it is hard to make valid suggestions.

    For a quilter, they may not take note of tag name including "Craft".
    Likewise, a crafter might not give a second look with a "Quilt" focus in your name.

    Then consider what all you are planning or how it may evolve ... classes, patterns and then what?

    While you may not have the big vision totally figured out right now, it could have an impact later.


    An example, totally unrelated to yours, but I think you will understand ... the businesses that name themselves after the street they are located on. Then they move, and the name has no relevance. Especially the ones that included the street name in their business name. Talk about confusing people.

    In the end ... it's more of a case of build it and they will follow.
    I have some blogs that I follow ... the names make no sense to me and frankly, I do not like them.
    However, the content, visuals, etc. speak to me and are amazing ... the name makes no difference to me!
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    I would recommend along the lines of a small business name. You never know what will come of your efforts. Using your name, both first and last with Quilts, Sews or Designs leave your options open and see what grows.

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    I agree with those who say to use your name in your choice. "Sew" and "Quilt" and "Craft" are overpopulated and not nearly as memorable because of it. Your name is different enough to stand out and, even if someone forgets a cutesy name, when they google to find your designs, "darcy" should get them there.

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    I like it. Good luck on the class

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    Portland Patchwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveToQuilt View Post
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    That get's my vote! Says who you are and what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    How about She Makes, All Make, We Do Make. Something with make in it. That seems to be the word now.
    My granddaughter suggested something similar when I was thinking about making business cards. She suggested "Margaret Makes" then listing the items I made. That way you could incorporate your name into what you do.
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    Using your own name is not a fictitious name if you plan to set it up like a legal business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Or how about Darcy's Designs??

    DarcyShannon ... Without us knowing your long term visions, it is hard to make valid suggestions.

    For a quilter, they may not take note of tag name including "Craft".
    Likewise, a crafter might not give a second look with a "Quilt" focus in your name.

    Then consider what all you are planning or how it may evolve ... classes, patterns and then what?

    While you may not have the big vision totally figured out right now, it could have an impact later.


    An example, totally unrelated to yours, but I think you will understand ... the businesses that name themselves after the street they are located on. Then they move, and the name has no relevance. Especially the ones that included the street name in their business name. Talk about confusing people.

    In the end ... it's more of a case of build it and they will follow.
    I have some blogs that I follow ... the names make no sense to me and frankly, I do not like them.
    However, the content, visuals, etc. speak to me and are amazing ... the name makes no difference to me!
    Excellent advice!

    How about "Sew Darcy" or "Sew What?" Lol...
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    I agree it has to have your name somewhere in it. Once I paid big bucks for an ad for my rug business from a very well known photographer. It was a picture of a teddy bear in a rocker with a rug in front of it. It said nothing about me or where I was. It could have been Teddy Bears in New York! not in Indiana. Be very descriptive with the name. People are more likely to remember a name or a place. They already know you are crafty and talented.

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    Do you own DarcyShannon.com?

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