What’s in a name.. or … I need help!!

 
I need help! (Have done for a while actually)  But seriously, one of the reasons I have been neglecting my blog this week is that I have been totally focused on creating a new bag pattern.  I love to combine different techniques, and was looking for a way to use my new crocheting ability – limited though it is!  And I also wanted to create a bag that was roomy enough to hold the necessities of life when out and about, but which was also rather pretty.  So I started with the bag you see on the left. 
 
Then I took Ben out for a walk around Batson Creek and was struck by the shades of autumn appearing in the hedgerows.  The fields had all been harvested and there were ripe blackberries and sloes to be had (though the sloes will be better after the first frosts).  So I thought … soon everyone will want their new season bags – I’ll make another from the same pattern, but this time using that nice woollen tweed length I acquired from one of our local charity shops.  And this time the inserts are real Liberty pattern silk.  (thrifted again) and instead of crochet  I had a lot of fun creating the cosy applique scene as an alternative.  Both bags are lined in Kidston fabric, have zipper pockets and magnetic closures and are really easy to make – simply assembling rectangles.           
                        
Of course creating the bags is the fun bit … now I have to write up the patterns, take some nice photos (inside and out) and think of a name for the design … which is why I need your assistance.  My mind is a blank.  If you can think of a good name, then please could you leave a comment below – and if I use your suggestion then I’ll send you a free copy of the pattern when it’s finished plus free copies to two runners-up as well .. 

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Here are my suggestions for the pattern name:

"A Mixed Bag"
"It's In The Bag"
"Tote It"
"Got Bag?"
"Got Tote?"
"Bag-Be-Jeweled"
"Just Bag It"
"Bag It"
"The Lucy Bag"
"Ellie Bag"
"Ellie Pouch"
Hope these help~

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My first thoughts when I saw those (beautiful) bags was that they look like a pleated skirt I have so my suggestion would be something like,
Pleated Skirt Tote, or Tweedy Twill Tote, Cute Cath Crochet Carrier, oh it's been a long day can you tell? 🙂
Kandi x

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Naming such beautiful work is a bit difficult:
Too many positive aspects to point out

Floral Fancy Pleated Tote
Garden Dreams Pleated Tote

The "Tote-all" Pleated Bag
it's totally awesome 🙂

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I kind of like the Batson Bag, or the Batson Creek Bag–drawing inspiration from your recent walk. 😉

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How about 'The Bustle Bag' …. for me it seems a bag for days out and also one for busy ladies on the go who need lots of things on hand!

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The minute I saw the bag I thought how cute, it has a "gusset". So how about "Gussie" or "The gusset bag"?

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The brown bag is so sweet. How about… The Pleated Bustle and Go Bag or the Sweet Pleat Tote? Anyway… both are great looking!

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I love the brown bag! You are so talented in creating patterns and sewing!
I like the name "bustle bag" Louise suggested.
or maybe "beautiful autumn bustle bag"?

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They're lovely! My first thought is that they were "Gadabout" bags. Not the aimless, wandering type of gadabout (altho nothing wrong with that), but rather, the like those who roam/travel often, to many places, for fun. I could certainly get a lot of souvenirs & trinkets in one of your Gadabouts. 🙂

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Papgena Made It

I'm with Kandi! When I first saw the picture, the brown one caught my eye and I thought what a lovely skirt! LOL!!! then I read it was a bag (ups) but stil for me it's the bubble skirt bag! 😉
and she is a beauty, by the way!

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Jenny of Elefantz

Just love the bags with that little peek from the pleats!
"Peekin' Out"
"Peekin' Pleats"

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What a wonderful bag! The pleats are so clever to add some expansion room. And since it is a bag for the new season and inspired by your walk with Ben what about:
"Autumn in Batson Creek"
"Autumn Bag"
or
"Walking with Ben"

(tee hee…you knew I'd have to incorporate one of your pup's names!"

Lovely bag!

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ok – here are a few and i hope they help you out!
GoGo Gussie bag
P-cubed or P3 (pleated playful purse)
Rectangled Reticule
Benny Bag
Benson Bag (Ben and Batson Creek combined!)
It is a very cute bag with whatever name you choose.
Colleen
Butler83ataoldotcom

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Both bags are so lovely! I love the "Batson Creek" suggestion. Or maybe "All Seasons" since one can make it in different fabrics to reflect the time of year?

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I haven't a clue as to what to name the bag, but wanted to tell you that I just love them!

Georgette

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I would name it Bustle Bag – I like when names start with the same letters …
Or even Bustle Batson Bag – or Batson Bustle Bag … But maybe people would wonder what Batson is???

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As soon as I saw them, they reminded me of school girls skirts.. and St Trinians came to mind.

So why not called them Trinian Bags.. individual as their owners.. some naughty, some nice, some sunny and others a little darker.. who knows.. there are so many St Trinian characters who could translate into a bag with personality such as these 🙂

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