I need help …. and a giveaway for you…

Here is a picture of my new bag design – it’s a shoulder bag measuring 14″ wide at the widest point and 13.5″ deep.  It has a single internal pocket and is really easy to make, with a fun bird on branch machine applique design on the front.  I have discovered however, that it is not really easy to think of a name for the pattern.  I had the same problem this time last year when trying to think of a name for this bag…
and it was eventually solved very successfully with a lot of help from blog readers, who thought up the pattern name.  It’s called the “Sweet Pleat” Shoulder Tote and it’s one of my favourites.
 
So I thought I’d ask for your assistance once  more in thinking up a name for my new bag design. If you would like to help, please could you leave a comment below suggesting a name? 
 
The winner will receive a kit containing everything they need to make their own bag, including pattern, canvas, Liberty silk for the lining, printed fabric bunting flags, fabric selection for applique, magnetic closure and little vintage button for the birdie’s eye.  Additionally, I’ll give away by random selection, two free copies of the pattern.  Thank you and good luck to everyone!
 
So that’s three prizes up for grabs …. please put your thinking caps on and help me out!  
 
PS I am happy to post the kit overseas.  Closing date for comments is Thursday 21 July.
 
PPS This pattern will appear in this month’s magazine out on 28 July  – you can subscribe using the button at the top right-hand corner of the blog. 

118 Comments

Hi there, How about the 'sweet tweet' tote bag. Anyway, whatever you call it I love it! Blessings Lesley

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4 Lil' Girls

Its a beautiful bag, the applique is gorgeous.
What about 'Lil Red Bird' 🙂
Karen x

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Beautiful design.
Yes, hard to think of a name – "Branching Out", "Carry on Tweeting" "Summer days" or "Sweetest Robin" come to mind when looking at the lovely bag.
Carol xx

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I thought of Sweet Tweet too, keeping to a theme, lol. How about Bunting Bag? Our own UK Bunting is a rather plain little bird but there are some really bright coloured ones on there.

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we're all really in the zone together, aren't we, with sweet tweet (which was my first thought) etc 🙂

how about 'sweet bunting bag'

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Love the bag and all of these ideas, here's mine:
Swing Low Sweet Carry-it.
Elxx

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This happy bird will get company soon on such a cheerful branch. So why not call it the "Twitter branch" bag?

Greetings from Holland,
Annemie 🙂

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greenrabbitdesigns

It's already been said but as soon as I read your email I thought of it. As the last one was called 'Sweet Pleat' I think 'Sweet Tweet' would be a great name for it!
Vivienne x

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Robin (RsIslandCrafts)

My first thought was sweet tweet also. How about How Summer flies? It's a very cute design no matter what you name it.

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hennies.pennies

I think a simple 'Celebrate' would be perfect for this bag. Celebrate life! Celebrate nature! Celebrate spring! All of God's creatures, let's celebrate!!!!

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I sent you an email, but in case you don't get it. Sadly, my first thought was to go with the theme and suggest Sweet Tweet too. So how about Flags Out for Summer, or Branching Out for Summer, or Bird, Bunting and Branch Bag.

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Some great name ideas so far, my thought was Treetop Tote – lovely design.

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helenjane

How about '' Summer fun '' or '' Summer wishes '' or '' Summer breeze ''

Lovely bag
Hugs
HJ
xx

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Well I thought "Bye Bye Bunting" would have been cute but saying Bye to bunting felt wrong… Maybe more of a play on it like
"My Birdie Bunting"

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Solstitches

I like the Sweet Tweet idea also.
Hard to think of anything when there have been so many suggestions already.
I'll have a go with the Summer Birdie Bag
Margaret

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Miss Nancy

What about My Redbird Summer Banner Bag. It takes in all the design features in the bag.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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The first thing that came to mind is "Out on a Limb"… I don't know if anyone else thought of it.

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what a pretty bag! For the name, how about
"Summer is…" "Sweet Birdie Bunting", or "Birdie days of summer"

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Really love the bag. My first thought was to call it the Twiggy bag but I really love all the other suggestions.

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Anita Putnam

Tweet Along Tote is my suggestion. This will
still be a difficult choice – nice ideas! Lovely bag.

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I LOVE this bag! Ideas for a name: Sweet Summer Satchel; Tweet Tote; Cheery Redbird Carry-all; or Summer Redbird Satchel.

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Early Bird Bag is about all I can think of with only half a cup of coffee in me 🙂 A early bird I am not. But I am a bag addict and this one is mine no matter what!

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Such a cute little birdie = announcing summer – my idea is "Birdie Banner Bag". So many clever ideas!

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Have to agree with the majority. "Sweet Tweet" Sure is a cute design!
nutz4redwork dot gmail dot com

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Shayla Sharp

Well, this would be great for walking around downtown, so how about City Bird bag?

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I don't know why, but Red Robin Roundabout Tote just keeps coming to mind. LOVE the bag, I'm thinking I really need to make one..or two..:)

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"Sweet Tweet" was the name that immediately came to mind – but I see someone has already suggested that! Gorgeous bag, so pretty.

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The Cains

Blissful Buntings? Chipper chirper? Buntings on a Branch? Oh it's such a lovely bag! I need to finish up my clothespin bag so I can get started on it!

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I liked Sweet Tweet, First thing I thought of was Tweet – second thing I thought of was Summer. Couldn't quite marry the two … so, anything with those two words would be a terrific name IMO

Always, L.

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Esther Guirado

Oh! I love the new bag! is beautiful! and a very nice and cheerful design. The bag will name inspires me: sweet whisper.
Hugs and kisses.

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Donna Joy

You have done a fantastic job on this bag. I can see myself carrying this one around. Here is a name for it: Branch-About bag, or maybe Branchout bag.

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This is for my mom- she thinks this should be called the "Fly Away Anywhere Bag" – she is blog challenged, LOL!

🙂

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Donna Joy

My husband suggests Perched Pretty. With a name like that who won't want to make this bag. Love it.

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How about the "Branches and Bunting Tote." It's a really cute bag. Good luck with the naming. I see a lot of really good ideas here.

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How about Birdie Bunting Bag? Whatever it is called it is a superb bag.
Chrissie

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Sweet Tweet Summer – – you could do the range of seasons with different trees: snow, buds, etc. and the season on the bunting.

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icemaiden316

Love the design on the bag. What about 'Tweet Summer' or 'Summer Tweet' for a name.

Glenys

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Sandra Schwab

My first thought was "Summer Birdie", too, then "Summer Tweets", both of which have already been mentioned, I believe. Hmmm, let's see … What about "Chirp Chirp in the Summer Tree"?

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bethbutcher

Summertime Birdie? Tweet birdsong or Sweet Birdsong or just Birdsong? Lazy Days birdie bag? Summertime song, or A Summer song? I don't know but it makes me think of long Summer evenings relaxing in the warmth, listening to bird song. Lovely bag 🙂

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bethbutcher

My husband suggests: Home Tweet Home but doesn't want to post on here as himself lol

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Wow, so many of us are flocking together to share names and admiration for this charming shoulder bag. I'm casting my lot with fellow birders and suggest, "Sweet Bunting Shoulder Bag". This shoulder bag pattern is bound to take flight no matter how named, great for shopping, knitting, gifting and such.

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Very creative readers! How about "Sweet Summer Sack"? I love your wonderful patterns, creations, and blog. Keep up the great work.

Diana in Sioux Falls
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My Tweet Bag, sounds good. I love your bags! The Sweat Pleat one is adorable too.

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Nomaliza Azman

Hi, really nice bag 🙂
How about SHOULDER BIRD BAG?
or BIRD ON MY SHOULDER BAG?

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Jenny of Elefantz

– Bird's Eye View
– Tree Tops
– Birdie
– Summer Birdsong

Love the pattern, Helen! Always you design with love and this shows through. 🙂
Hugs
Jenny
xx

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It´s a beautiful bag, perhaps "Happy little bird" could be a good name
Hugs from Spain
Liliana

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Robyn of Robyns Nest

It looks like a little 'Red Robin'. What about 'Robins Nesting Bag'?
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hello Helen, the name of this super bag which springs to mind is "a little birdie told me". with best wishes from Australia! Gina

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Anonymous

Love the bag…and all of your patterns! Summer Breeze would be a great name! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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I like the 'Sweet Tweet' idea, too. However, if it was hummingbird we could go with 'summer hummer' 🙂

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lawson_christine

" A little birdie told me it's Summer " – bit long I know but such a cute bag 🙂

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Tweet Birdie bag
Summer Love tote bag
Tweet Travel bag
Love Bird Tote bag
Birdie birdie tote bag
Perch upon a tree bag
Fly Away travel bag
Blue Bird Travel bag

thats all I got…hehehe! cute cute birdie bag.

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Scooby Lou ...

Hi. I reccommend – 'It's a Breeze' Summer Tote.
I thought seen how you say it is really easy that might work?
I look forward to your newsletters, so thank you for sharing.
From Scooby Lou

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how about "The Cardinal Bag" for the little red bird. "branching out" Bird on a limb. I am not very good at naming things either. what ever you decide with be great I'm sure 🙂
love the bag!!!!

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Christine M

It is hard to come up with a name, isn't it! What about 'Summertime Birdie Bag' or 'Summertime Birdie Bunting Bag'?

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Anonymous

Love the bag. What about"Herald of Summer,Birdie Bag" or " On the wing or a branch Shoulder Bag"

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Anonymous

good morning I love your new bag I think a good name could Tranquility because thats how I feel when I look at it thanks for all your amazing designs ttfn Nicole

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Sereniticat

Hiya Helen, I don't want to be in the drawing for the bag, ( I can't sew) but I wanted to say that I think it's adorable and just too cute !

If we get a vote, I think Sweet Tweet is too cute for words, so that's where I'd place my vote. 🙂

Congrats on another great project!

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There have been so many great names already, but here is my two penn'oth…
Little Birdy Bunting Bag

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Sweet bunting bag
Happy Hobo tote
Summer is tweet tote
Have a great weekend 🙂

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Great bag..How about "Sweet Ruby Tuesday" Tote or "Birdie Bundle Bag".."Birdseed Bag". "Early Bird Special".

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Anonymous

How about " Lil' Bird Sittin' in a Tree'?. Love you bag and your other designs.
Patricia

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My first thought was "Red bird on a Branch "but I really like Sweet tweet that a few have suggested . Lovely bag !

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Anonymous

I love your work, and Purse's

How about ..Out on a Limb!!

Spring has Arrived!

Tweety Purse!

I could go on & on, but thanks for a chance to win one of your beautifull patterns & kits
Lola

P.S I am a follower, but for some reason, it will only let me post when i hit anonymous???

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Hooterville Happenings

Sweet Tweet is my first thought. I guess there are a few of us "Bird Brains" out here. LOL- A couple other suggestions:
Bird Song, Tree Top Tote, Fly Away with Me, Just Wingin' It.
Love the tote~ Thanks for letting us participate in naming the pattern.

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"MeLovesNature" Tote

This was my first Idea.. what a lovely bag!

Wishing you good luck to find the right name for this wonderful bag!

Have a nice week
hugs from germany

Claudia

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Oh wow, there are heaps of great suggestions here
I was going with something simple like summer swag but that is way too uninteresting. It's a beautiful bag though and I'm sare you'll find exactly the right name.

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Like many others, I first hit on Sweet Tweet, which rhymes nicely with Sweet pleat, but you might also like Summer Tweets, which links the bird and summer, but could also be a play on Summer treats.
Anyway, it is a lovely bag regardless of what you name it.

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Kate from Korea

What a cute bag!

How about "Sweet Tweets In Summer" or even "Sweet Tweats In Summer" – or "Summer Tweets"? As an earlier poster commented you could have a range covering other seasons/ events…..

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Rebecca Kuck

What a fabulous bag and it's got the Ohio state bird on it too!! Which by the way is the focal point of the bag I think! Love it! I would like to suggest naming that wonderful bag:

"Ruby Redbird"

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How bout Bird Bag. Have just discovered your blog and website today and have been looking about for hours. It's lovely.

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Adorable bag! Why not incorporate a play on your name in it and call it "Bustling Bird Bag." It's memorable, tells what it is, and people will know where the pattern came from! Whichever name you choose (and there are some great suggestions), this is bound to be a popular bag!!!

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Anonymous

The bag is adorable! How about "Bird on a Limb Bag"? Whatever its name will be, it's a winner. Jan T.

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SewLindaAnn

*Branching Out Shoulder Bag
*All Season Shoulder Bag
*Bird Speak Banner Bag
*Talking Tweet Bag
*Come Fly with Me Shoulder Bag
*Triple B Shoulder Bag (Easy machine applique of bird, branch & bunting included)

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...so we added chickens

How about the Summer Chirp Tote? This is such a cute bag 🙂

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What a beautiful design, lots of names I thought of have already been used, so how about

bird song and bunting, summer tote

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Anonymous

This is such an adorable bag and my suggestions for the design are:
“birdalicious tote”;
“little red bird tote”;
“cutie pie bird tote”;
“little red bird in a tree tote”.

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Anonymous

Hi, i really enjoy your blog! How about 'A bird on a bag is worth two in a bush'?! Thanks 🙂

Heather Feather

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So many cute names already taken – what about "treetops tote" "boppin' along bag" or "summer loving" bag.
Thanks for the chance to be in the draw…

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