April 25, 2008

"Give The Girl A Name" Contest - UPDATE 4-21-08

***THIS CONTEST WILL REMAIN ON THE TOP UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH. SEE BELOW FOR NEW BLOG POSTS UP UNTIL THE 25TH!!!***

Here is who I have for posting on your blogs: Val, Kerri, JillyTacy, Giabella Designs, Dani, CathyJean, Ang, By Light of Moon, Susan, Patty, Tammiemarie, Katie Bella, Sarah, Zoe, Mrscjallen, Quirkykim. If you have posted on your blog but do not see your name, let me know ASAP. I want to make sure you are in the drawing Saturday morning!!! Thanks.





So I have been told that there is a tradition to name a dress form. Seeing as I own one now, she needs a name! To make it fun, let's have a contest. Leave a name suggestion starting TODAY APRIL 15th and ending at midnight on April 25th. To help thank you for naming my girl - I will make a craft apron for the winner from the awesome Craft Apple Seamstress Apron Pattern. I use mine all the time!




Once the winner is announced, I will email you to find out what colors and designs you like and custom make the apron to your interests! Spread the word!!! Good Luck and give my girl a good name! UPDATE: ***Let's make this real fun - post about this contest on your blog and leave another comment on this post telling me you did and I will draw another winner from the people that post and will make another apron for that winner! ***

66 comments:

  1. super contest:) I have two suggestions:

    Gretchen and Lola (or Lolita)

    Have fun naming your girl!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Woo contests are fun! hmm a name for your dressform. I would throw Isabelle onto the list of possibilities. There is even a reason - if something isn't working you can refer to her as 'Izzy' in a snarky tone, and if it is coming together fabulously (which of course it will!) you can call her 'Belle'.

    Hope you find a suitable name!

    ReplyDelete
  3. she's gotta be a "Lucy".....just look at the heart on her chest.

    When you get fussy, you can say "LUUUUUCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEE" like Desi Arnez on the Lucy show!

    heeheehee!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well people might get mad if your mom wins so I won't go for the contest (although I think you should name her after your mom who bought her for you!!)

    But...instead I went to the internet and got the top 25 girls names from the 50's. Since her cover will be made up of 50's pin-up material, she needs a 50's name. (You will need to notice number 19).:)

    1. Linda 14. Donna
    2. Mary 15. Brenda
    3. Patricia 16. Margaret
    4. Barbara 17. Elizabeth
    5. Susan 18. Janice
    6. Maria 19. Diane
    7. Sandra 20. Judith
    8. Nancy 21. Cynthia
    9. Deborah 22. Christine
    10. Kathleen 23. Pamela
    11. Carol 24. Shirley
    12. Sharon 25. Judy

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well my first thought was Isabella but that was taken. I can't argue with Lucy, it is a great name! So I will have to go with Frances. An apron for Frances. Sounds like a story.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You got a dress form--so cool! That will com in really handy with hemlines. Hmmm, a name. I'm going to make one up using the letters from the security word verification, so "ammypjje"= Pajammey Pammey!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What fun!!
    My contribution: Greta....swapping the last 2 letters gives you 'great' which describes the fun you'll have w/ her. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh wow! I'm nearly green with envy .. But not so much that I can't be happy for you :) Congrats on the great bargain price too!

    Actually, there are so many great names to choose from.
    But after much thought .. and considering your love of pinup girls .. the first name that comes to mind is
    Betty (as in Betty Page)

    Huggs ~ Belle

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hmm, hmm, hmm . . . You could name her after a favorite woman in history (if you're able to narrow that down!)

    Cutsie up the name...maybe "Suzy B." for Susan B. Anthony or "Deedee" for Doris Day...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well... I can't think of a more famous pin up gal than Marilyn Monroe, but I'm not sure that name grabs me for your dress form...

    What about her original name... "Norma Jean".

    Just as Marilyn was built on the framework of Norma, you'll be creating all kinds of wonderful new things on your dress form.

    When something comes out super sassy... you can say the "Marilyn" came out in it ;)

    Have fun!!!

    Blessings... *Linda*

    ReplyDelete
  11. oops... guess I forgot the "e" at the end of Jeane!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrats. Mom loves you way to much....lol. Oh did I mention spoiled too? Just Kidding. Ya know I love ya like a Big Sister! Now for a name or two....Amelia which means "work, effort, strain" or Kala which means "The Fine Arts".Ok you have my choices.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ami' (or Amy) - it means "friend " in French

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hmm, since your Mom took the same 25 names I was thinking of, lol... I vote for Emily.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Okay. So I'm a lit girl & I love old movies so I suggest -
    1. Zuzu from It's a Wonderful Life
    2. Winnie from Kitchen God's Wife by amy Tan
    3. Ellie from Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (or Gibby could be cute)
    4. Jane for Jane Austen or Jane Eyre - a great writer & a great character.
    5. Gerty - I had a weird dream once where I named my daughter Gertrude & called her "Gertie"

    Hey Good Luck - Names can be so hard to choose!

    ReplyDelete
  17. sorry - I thought of one other - name her after your childhood Best Friend - mine was JaNye (Ja-Nay)- then you always have your bff there to talk to.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm not sure why, but the names "Pearl" and "Fanny" come to mind!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I thought of another one....it is the pet name my dad calls my mom....

    Lindy-Lu

    I'll post on my blog tomorrow for you.....gotta hit the hay tonight!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Contest name suggestion for your dress form: How about "Bee" as in Sewing Bee...wait that's quilting bee...ok then "Beatrice" if pronounced very quickly sounds like, "be-a-dress"!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like Raquel, for the film star of years gone by.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hey there! I posted on my blog for you! Hope I win!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Tanya..It's the name of Fiefel's sister on American Tail...

    ReplyDelete
  24. anarygatcomcastdotnetApril 17, 2008 at 8:18 AM

    millie or Mildred...your apron is fab..
    Maybe GlorYa ( is good name too..)

    ReplyDelete
  25. She just looks like a "Betty Sue" to me, standing there just begging to show off all those cute vintage aprons you are going to make!!
    Thanks for the contest - what fun!

    ReplyDelete
  26. The first name to came to my mind is

    Peggy Sue....the Buddy Holly song...pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I just blogged about the contest at www.giabelladesigns1.blogspot.com! Count me in twice!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I say Tallulah, just because I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like where Mrs. Maschke is taking the name...how appropriate! You will be Fiefel to some people forever! But that is a good memory (well mostly good memories) for you!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I agree with your mom about the Fiefel comment, with the name being Tanya...however, that means that I wouldn't win!
    I'm thinking you need something with Bubba in it, for Bart, not that he has much to do with your sewing (other than trying on pieces before getting the form!). Bella Bubba might work...I guess I'm not good with names. Have fun! :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks Danielle for posting on your blog! Good Luck!

    ReplyDelete
  32. My friend, Patty, whose blog is pipstitch.blogspot.com sent me this link because earlier this month she asked me to send her photos of an apron I inherited from my grandmother. Naturally, I modeled the apron on Caroline, my dress form and most cherished possession. I told Patty that Caroline had been introduced to me as such, which was long before she came to live with me. When I met her, she lived with my dear friend, Michael, who was also known to many as "Sonia"..."Sonia Begonia", in fact. Michael/Sonia passed away last Wednesday, April 9th from complications due to HIV. I'm sure he would be tickled, as would I, if you chose to name your girl Sonia, but regardless of the name you decide upon, I appreciate this opportunity to share. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I like Bess or Bessy as a name. You know like good old Bessy is holding up my new dress. Or good old Bessy is the best model she never talks back or criticizes my designs!
    Good luck finding a name. I look forward to seeing what her name will be. What a fun contest! I'll post the info on my blog tomorrow.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I think Ms. Neddles would be a good name or Ms. Pins. Thanks for the drawing, please include me.

    Hugs, RoseMarie

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh excuse me, that is Ms. Needles. I come from the south and don't know any better, I type it the way I pronounce it.
    Hugs again, RoseMarie

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hellow, what a great blog! My dressform is called "Madge" (material girl), but if I had another, I might call her "Lady Marmalade" .. Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I do love a good contest...and who doesn't love a super cute apron. I thought and thought about a name. I love MaryJane and I'll tell you why. My favorite pair of shoes are black MaryJanes and one of my favorite halloween candies are called MaryJanes. Ever had one? Oh, it's a chewy peanut butter-y candy. Mmmmmm. Have fun choosing a name...now I have to see if they sell that candy when it's not halloween. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  38. I put a post on my blog for you!
    Thanks Tracey!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I put a post on my blog for you. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm new at this so it's always nice to have new visitors.

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a fun contest! I like the name
    "Edith" and I get this from the famous costumer in the oldie movies " Edith Head". She was famous for so many fabulous outfits for so many beautiful actress's and movies! She was a winner indeed. She also did movie costumes in the 50’s, which is the number her chest, right?

    Well, Congratulations on getting your mannequin, I envy you as I have been looking for one also at antique and estate sales.

    smiles,Cyndi/ByLightOfMoon and I am posting your contest on my blog too.
    Http://ByLightOfMoon.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  41. ok right when i saw her, i said to myself, fiona!!! and then i giggled to myself about your mention of an apple a day
    i am going to go blog about this right now!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I think she must be called Emily. I can just imagine talking to her while you're getting her dressed and saying "Emily stand still while I pin this on!" LOL

    But I must admit that I liked Cyndi's suggested of Edith as well. A much more serious name.

    She is lovely whatever you choose to call her!

    Blessings,
    Lea

    ReplyDelete
  43. I blogged about your giveway at http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-new-hobby.html.

    ReplyDelete
  44. ok, enter me again, I posted on my blog!! thanks! tammie

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wow, there are so many great suggestions here!!
    I blogged about this here:
    http://katiebella.blogspot.com/2008/04/name-that-girl.html
    Thanks for the fun!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow how lucky you are! And, I love the fabric your Mom sent too.

    As for a name how about Anne? (Saint Anne is the patron saint of seamstresses.)

    jodie.marie
    at
    verizon
    dot
    net

    ReplyDelete
  47. My friend Lorrie suggested Eloise. I told her I would post on here for her!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Okay, I put you on my blog! I gotta win this apron. I lost my seam gauge last night during a project and never did find it! grrrrrr...

    ReplyDelete
  49. How about Sue. Do not know why, but that just came to mind.

    I will put your contest up on my blog, hope you get some comments from it.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hows about Bitsy, souns crafty to me . . . . like bits and pieces

    ReplyDelete
  51. Mamie

    not as in Eisenhower, but as in Van Doren

    *wink*

    ReplyDelete
  52. How about Hazel - or Twiggy?

    ReplyDelete
  53. just stumbled upon your fun blog! matilda was the first name to pop into my head and i can't shake it out. so there you have it...matilda.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I didn't know that it was a tradition to name your dress form, although it only makes sense.

    My two votes are Fiona (Fi) & Olivia (Livvy or Ollie). These are two of my favorite girl's names.

    Whatever her name ends up being...I'm certain she will be well loved and very much appreciated. ENJOY!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I blogged about your contest. I can't wait to hear what name you choose, there has been so many good suggestions.

    ReplyDelete
  56. My suggestions are: Dolly or Patience! Have fun with it.

    ReplyDelete
  57. I think you should name her Sweet Pea.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Congrats on getting a dress form!!! I would name her Madeline and call her Maddie for short.

    ReplyDelete
  59. "Eve" because she is the begining of many wonderful projects to come

    ReplyDelete
  60. My friend Susan has suggested Rosie. Keep them coming!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I like the name Betty...as in "she's a total Betty". And Trixie is sassy in a respectable way. ;o) Love the cherry apron...it matches my kitchen!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I've never posted a comment before, but I had to let you know that I did post on my blog that I listened to your form and she told me her name is

    Dialila!

    It's as plain as the dials on her frontal region! Just my thoughts! QuirkyKim

    ReplyDelete

What's on your mind??

Hits Since January 9, 2009!

Free Hit Counter by Pliner.Net