Hi, guys! I'm really excited about this name change! I had a whole list of finalists, you want to know what they were? Here are a few that made the short list:
-life and times
-jackson brodie fan club
-jackson brodie forever
-tiny scissors fan club
-tiny scissor stories
-sweet scissor action
That last one wasn't really on the short list. I mean it was, but kind of as a joke. But I included it to illustrate that I was stuck on the tiny scissors idea. Everything I make for the original etsy shop requires the use of tiny, sharp scissors and I love and treasure my tiny scissors very much. I have special tiny scissors for embroidery and others for cutting paper. I have still others for cutting through fabric and paper at the same time (weird, I know). So the tiny scissor thing was a bit of a fixation, but I didn't like the way any of those names were rolling off the tongue. Then tonight at dinner I read my list to the boys and asked for feedback. When we got to all the scissor variations, Nate said, "Tiny scissor times." And I liked it. And that was that. Done.
If you are wondering, Jackson Brodie is the name of a detective in a series of books by Kate Atkinson. Recently PBS aired a series based on these books, and I LOVED it. I loved the story and I really loved the character of Jackson Brodie (the very fine fellow playing him did not hurt one bit). I liked the idea of incorporating a name in the shop, but not my name, because it's hard to say/remember/spell. But Nate convinced me it was kind of weird and too wordy to do anything with Jackson Brodie. I had to drop it, sadly. I am all set to listen to the audiobooks of the Jackson Brodie mysteries, as soon as I finish The Greater Journey. I am super pumped; I hope they live up to my expectations, based on the PBS series. I don't want to lose any love for Jackson Brodie, that's for sure.
Anyway, new name. That's it. Done. Finito. I am happy. It's a weight off, it really is. Now I need to get some new artwork going here.... a new banner for the blog and the shop, new business cards eventually. All in good time.