Many thanks to all of you for your wonderful entries to name my new multi-functional wallet.
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Lots of good ideas
I received over 100 entries from all over Canada and the USA. We had lots of descriptive names like The Trendy Transforming Wallet and My Got It Together Wallet. The Accordion Wallet came up more than once as did the Chameleon Wallet.
Great minds must think alike because some of the words I have already used to name bags like ‘Everything’ and ‘Essentials’ and ‘Out & About’ were entered numerous times.
One of you liked a cat theme with the MEW (Multi Everything Wallet). Harry (my cat) certainly approved of that entry! Some of you were very complimentary to the design with names like the Wonder Wallet, Extraordinaire, Brenda’s Best Clutch, Luvit
How I decided
So you can see I had my work cut out for me picking a winner for the contest. In the end, with considerations like the length of the name, and if it had been used by any other pattern designer, I picked the entry Chatelaine submitted by Lynda Chiotti of Owen Sound, Ontario.
A Chatelaine was worn around the waist by in-charge women and attached to it were all of the essentials required for a busy day. I thought it was a nice nod to women of the past, showed strength, and had a great Canadian/Continental feel to it as well.
Meet Lynda Chiotti of Owen Sound, Ontario. Congratulations, Lynda!
Lynda will receive an autographed copy of the first pattern printed along with a hardware kit and matching zippers.