>> Thursday, October 27, 2011
i am still thinking about renaming my shop. even though i am horribly relucant to let go of the "muffintop" (the one i possess in real life, not so much, sigh!) i really do feel like i should. i know that julie and L doth protest much, and M likes the muffin stamp i designed ages ago and still use on my packaging, but i think that "jewelry by muffin top designs" does not look professional as a byline on the fashion pages of InStyle. not that i'd ever get there, but a girl can dream, can't she? i also seem to get a lot of web traffic to my blog and my shop by people searching for things like "muffin top jewelry" or "muffin top shop". can i give that up? i don't know.
anyhow, the latest name i am enamored with is "TheLovelySmith". (i wiki-ed the definition of "smith" - here it is.) i can envision a handcrafted wooden sign hanging outside a small, thatched roof studio cottage in the forest and me hammering over an open flame. kind of dorky and sappy, huh? i do kind of feel badly referring to myself as "lovely" (self-esteem is not my strong point, obviously) but it just FITS for some reason. i don't know if i can parlay the muffin into a lovely smith, but maybe this is what i've been looking for?