Today is the first day of summer vacation! It's about 63 degrees here and raining. My mom is going to the mall to get her hair done. I was going to join her and hit Yankee Candle for that movie theater candle but I want to save money! I'm trying to be frugal. I also wanted to pre-wash some fabric and then make my own laundry detergent.
The big thing I need to do (besides pay some bills) is finally decide on my new company name! Many years ago when I first started selling my items on consignment, I went with the name "The Vintage Co." This suited me as I repurposed a lot and had a more classic style. I liked everything to look pretty: lace, old buttons, vintage photos. I mostly sold jewelry, handmade soap, candles, decoupaged boxes, and cards. I did all this in the years after I graduated from college, subbed, and before I left for Bangladesh. I had the dream of making soap and art full-time on a farm or something. But through it all, I just HAD to teach. My first certification was in art education so ANY art or craft was game. I was still painting in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. I tie-dyed, made paper, and even used to make my own bath bombs. I played around with sewing but the cheap "Tiny Tailor" I bought broke. I think I started to get into scrapbooking. I scrapbooked my entire life up to that point. I started repairing jewelry for people and making custom jewelry. That was way too stressful and time-consuming. I never really made enough money to even break even. I never made art for the money. I put more time and care into my custom made tags to the point where the store sometimes sold them separately. Then, I left the country for a month in Dhaka...I came back three years later. I did altered books, cards, and a massive amount of scrapbooking. However, I hadn't been able to make soap because I couldn't find lye anymore. I guess Red Devil lye went out of business. I've missed it so much. I got more into baking. Now, since I'm back on Atkins, I can't bake like I used to. (It's too tempting!) I miss making soap, candles, paper, and all the bath products. I have been doing as much sewing as I can but I still want to get back into my old passions.
However, what do I call this "new" company? I want it to encompass ALL of the things I will sell: cards, soap, sewn items, etc. Here's my list:
1. Prism (I have an obsession with rainbows!)
2. Learning Curve
3. Asylum (Edgy-seeking refuge/a mental institution)
4. Nocturnal-From Elder Scrolls
6. Bideshi (means "foreigner" in Bengla)
7. The Vintage Co.
8. Alchemy (the beginning of chemistry/taking something and changing it)/Alchemy of the Word
9. Wynter's End
Any ideas? I really have been thinking of this for months. I really can't decide. Help!