I am so glad I had this give away contest to name my new flower design. It was nice to hear flower names that I wouldn’t have thought of. Camelia is perfect for this design. Thank you Debbie A.! Your pink and white full size Camelia is done and ready to ship. Heidi, yours is the smaller one in Terra Cotta and a variegated cord called “spice cake”. It is a different version with 12 petals instead of ten. It is denser and a little flatter. I hope you like it. And for Christine, a black and medium charcoal 10 petal small version. It is less cupped than the larger one but I like it just as much as the other ones.
~New Camelia Bobby Pins~
The large black and silver one in my hair is my own. It took me about 20 shots to get a good picture of the back of my head. Yes, the pink is back in my hair! 🙂
The Camelias will be invading my shop by the end of the week. There are over 35 color options not including several variegated colors to choose from. Watch facebook for their listings.
The Bobbies will ship tomorrow! I hope you all like them!
I am loving so many of the flower name entries that I have received and am inspired to use many of your suggestions for future designs.
I found three of the entries very intriguing for the general design. And yes, Christine, I love “Bella Noir” for the specific bobby that was shown. I was looking for a more general name that could be used with any color combination. And I was looking for a feminine name that was visually close to the design. I perused the internet via my own search and your links and I came up with these three finalists…
~The Lenten Rose~
entered by Heidi O.
entered by Debbie A.
entered by Monica B.
This was very hard to choose and I slept on it but the same winner keeps coming to mind…Debbie Arnold who entered the Camelia!
I love the tight, rounded, overlapping features of the Camelia. And visually, when I put the photos side by side, the Camelia jumps out as the closest flower to my design. Congratulations Debbie! And thank you for naming my newest flower design! You can choose up to two colors in the photo below and I will tat this new design for you and create a bobby pin with a pearl center. I can also make a brooch. Contact info is at the bottom of this post.
Because the choice was so difficult, there are runner-ups in this contest. Yay!
Heidi O., thank you for the Lenten Rose. Monica B., thank you for the Gardenia. In the future I will be working to create more accurate representations of both of these flowers. And Christine B., I looooove your enthusiasm 🙂 and must admit that Bella Noir is a beautiful name for the black and silver flower. The three of you will each get their own Bobby in a smaller size (2 layers instead of 4) in up to two colors.
So-Debbie, Heidi, Monica and Christine, please choose a primary color and secondary color by number or letter from the photo above and send the information in a Facebook message or comment below, or to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all the ladies who participated! You can many more hair accessories in this section of my Etsy shop. This was so much fun. Stay tuned for the next Give-away and more Snappy Tatter happenings!
Hello Peeps! I’ve missed you all so now it’s give-away time!
While I have been “taking it easy”, I have created a new flower. Yay! As most of you know or have realized by now, I love designing flowers and flora and their associated fauna, (mostly insects) and this one needs a name. This give-away is easy to enter and fun to boot! The question is: what flower does this design remind you of? This flower is circular with many overlapping petals and could be considered a little trumpeted. Think 3-D, pop-up and large. Think of the flowers in your gardens that are big and showy. If you are not a gardener, botanist or floral decorator, 😉 share this contest with your friends and family and see what they come up with for flower names. Many of you are international Snappy Tatter fans or from different parts of the US than western Pennsylvania so think of flowers that are native to your area. I am eager to see what you have out there!
Here are the “Name that Flower” Give-away rules:
~Send me your flower name that you think best represents this design. If you can find a link to a great picture that would be very helpful. I would like a common name, not a Latin name (unless there is only a Latin name, in which case I will come up with a nickname).
~The winner will be the person whose flower name I have chosen.
~In the event that more than one person has entered the same name, I will award the prize to the person who FIRST sent in the name. Thank goodness everything is time stamped these days! It could be down to seconds, ladies!
~You may enter more than one name. Entering the same name more than one time will not increase your chances, it will just take up your precious time.
~I have patterns for a Mum, Dandelion, Marigold, Rose, Lily, Pansy, and Daisy so those names cannot be entered.
~Enter by posting a commenting below or on this post on Facebook or you can send me a Tweet or what is now becoming sooooo yesterday…you can actually send me an email at email@example.com.
The Prize? How about a custom Flower Bobby for yourself! Yay!
Here are more photos for you to use as a reference:
You will be the first kid on the block to be wearing this exclusive Snappy Tatter design and you can have it in your favorite colors. It pops up just a little so you can nestle it sweetly in your hair. The flower measures 2″ across and has a decorative glass pearl at its center. I have silver bobbies with white, pink, cream and silver pearls. The metal bobby pin measures 1.50″ long and is short enough to embellish shorter hair. These are the colors of cordonnet the winner can choose from for their bobby so you can start thinking about what you will choose!
Keep it for yourself or give it to someone special. It will come in a gift box wrapped in lovely Snappy Tatter floral paper with a red ribbon accent.
The black and silver bobby shown is for me but I will make one to go in my shop soon. I will time myself now that I have the pattern so I can get an accurate price. I am thinking the price will be between $28-$35 but don’t hold me to that. It takes a lot of time to work out a pattern and this may not take as much time as I think now that I have the numbers to go by. And no, I am not selling the pattern. Sorry ladies, maybe later this year!
This Give-away will end at noon (12 pm EST) July 31st and the winner will be announced shortly after. The newly named flower bobby will ship in 2-3 weeks!
I have been a very busy girl. I finally finished my latest Snappy Couture design…Spring Gala. It is on Etsy and I will be talking about it here soon. And I finished a delightfully whimsical framed work called “Follow Me”.
I hand embroidered a silky damask background and added tiny flowers over lazy daisy stitches. The pattern swirls around an antique silver medallion with a flurry of PIXIE butterflies that are progressively larger. I really enjoyed creating this piece. Much of my work is very colorful but I do enjoy more subdued colors as well and this piece displays that. You can find more photos in my Etsy shop:
I have also designed a Lily pattern that I have used in my Spring Gala necklace. This is the first Lily I worked on in white, lilac and purple on a Sterling Bobby Pin. There is a tiny bit of yellow peeking through the center around a large glass pearl.
I am thinking an orange or yellow one needs to be next to match my day lilies that are coming up. There are more Lily photos in my Etsy shop as well.
I have been very busy. I have been accepted into two new shows. I am now working towards an Art Festival at the end of May and another that is an open-air artist market in Pittsburgh during Saturdays through the summer. The show I am doing in May is the Riverwalk festival in New Castle PA. I will be at the open air market in Pittsburgh probably one Saturday a month. Tatting is a time consuming process so I can’t commit myself to too much or I will face tatter’s burnout. 🙂
That’s what’s new here. Lots of rain and lots of spring flowers. I think I will be working on a Butterfly Gala soon.
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