Thursday, January 26, 2012

How GladiolaSmiles came to be

With a name like Gladys, names like Grace, Gladiola, etc., are often used.  Gladys is not a common name, but it is an old one.  I have often wished I had been given a different name, but could never cause my mom distress by changing it.  When I was trying to come up with a catchy name for my Etsy store, so many names that came to mind were already taken.  I thought of "SewMuchBetter", or "SewMuchMore."  But these names seemed to limit me to sewing, and anyway, they were already spoken for. 

How to give my title a personal note and be catchy at the same time?  Our minds are wonderful things, and so I let the idea rest between my ears for the time being, and finally Gladiola came to mind.  I have always been accused of smiling all the time, and I will admit, being positive and happy has always been one of my attributes!  After thinking of the name, writing it down and seeing it in print, and then putting it in the search engine to make sure it wasn't being used anywhere else, I was happy to take it as my own.  Hopefully, it will bring to mind lots of happy thoughts and smiles to others as you join me on this journey on the blogger and the Etsy store.  Right now I am making tote bags out of feed sacks, but quilts are in the planning stages, along with painting projects and lots of gardening and canning.  I love growing some of our own food as well as enjoying the beauty of flowers and birds all over the property.

Join me in future posts as I chronicle my adventures in GladiolaSmiles.


  1. I love the name and I love how positive and smiley you are! Can't wait to see what is to come. <3

  2. You are so sweet and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for helping me out.