Friday, September 17, 2010

Name that Owl! Contest/Giveaway

Remember this guy?
He's not just "John Q. Owl off the internet." He's my own little owl and I forgot to reveal his purpose! I created this little hooter to put on the promo item I now include in every shipment!

(Maybe I shouldn't tell you - just require you order from the shop to find out...hmmmm...sneaky. Nah - that's not what HHS is about)



Ok, so here it is. Now, sweetly nestled in every package from Happily Home Sewn is a teeny tape measure featuring Owl-Not-So-John. I really gotta figure out a name for this little guy.


I could not be happier. I am my mother's daughter. My mother taught me never to leave home without a tape measure. She was a crafty type, prone to fits of sewing and makeshiftery. But she also dabbled in carpentry and side-of-the-road furniture procurement (click back to that post - it's a good one).

She was well served by always having something handy with which to measure to see if that crab trap will fit in the staircase to make a chandelier or how tall the sides of the South African Spur Thighed Tortoise enclosure need to be to prevent escape (true and true).

I've had many a clever little tape measure swimming around in the depths of my purse. One was a cow whose tail you pulled to get the tape out. Another was Pinocchio. But I think this one is oh so sweet, and a fitting representative of Happily Home Sewn.


Dizzle thinks they are for him. All 250 of them.


Here's a thought. Let's name this smart brown owl. Give me name suggestions. If I choose your name I'll send a tape measure your way, enclosed with a Happily Home Sewn treat of your very own (something owl-y - if you're the winner, we'll talk).

There will be two prizes. One will be picked randomly and one will go to the wordsmith who comes up with the cleverest name for Owl-not-so-John. Get creative...and good luck!

To Enter (clarified since first posting this - sorry for the confusion - chalk it up to excitement!):
  • 1 entry: Comment with your name suggestions (you can offer lots of suggestions (please do), but suggesting names only gets you one entry).
For more entries:
  • Post this contest on your blog, or facebook page (and tell me you've done so in a comment) and you'll get an extra shot (per posting) at the prize.
  • Become a follower by clicking Follow on the google followers box on the side bar (tell me you've done so in a comment).

Winners will be chosen - yup - you guessed it - Monday morning, September 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

31 comments:

  1. Avice (Means bird)
    Madge
    Radar (they have very keen senses)
    Hootie Hoo
    Owlee
    Owl-ivia
    Owl-iver

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  2. I'd LOVE for you to name your owl "Owlester"... sounds like Allister. Best of luck with the name, little guy!

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  3. what a cute little promo item! I love it. you did such a good job.

    I like Harlow.

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  4. I was going to suggest Hootie as well.

    Also:
    Charles
    Leroy
    Melvin
    Godfrey

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  6. Darius Rucker (I was going to say Hootie but I think just calling him Daruis would be clever-er)

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  7. Mr. Owl looks like a wise, professor, protector type to me. He's pretty freakin' cute, that's for sure.

    How about:
    Henry (the hooter)
    Dizzy (Owls can spin their heads almost all the way around)
    Barnabas (German for "son of prophet")
    Edmon(d) (English for "prosperous protector")
    Murdock (Scottish for "protector of the sea")
    Osmond (English for "divine protector")

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  8. Mr. Owley. The heavy metal owl.

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  9. I also shared your link on my profile page! This is a fun little contest idea by the way.

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  10. Khooper the Owl

    Korby,Hensly,Storie
    or Cloud!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Cahoots
    Don Hoot
    Bruce
    Homey
    Sir Sew

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  13. Oliver, Ollie, Olive, Ozzy, and a few themed ones Button, Measures, Crafty.

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  14. Chandler!!! or Ross!!! because we both love Friends!!!! It's PERFECT!!!

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  15. how about clementine? horace? Roman or maybe FINN

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  16. How about Doogie or Bizzle? (a combo of your boys' blog names)

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  17. I suggest Ollivander, after the wand maker in Harry Potter. I think what you make for kids (and adults) sends magic out into the world for them to use. The owl could be Ollie for short.

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  18. What super cute suggestions! We came up with Chipper or Chippy. Fisher suggested (He's 5) Fuzzhead. Love your blog!

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  19. I meant to add that you could also use Ollivander's first name - Waylon. :)

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  20. More Ideas:

    Athena
    Madame
    Mama Hoo
    Barney

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