What to name my B&B?
March 5, 2008 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
posted by ReneeOg to Grab Bag (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Memories?

Pages?

Snips?

Handmade?
posted by Freedomboy at 8:59 AM on March 5, 2008


Do It Yoursleep
posted by rhizome at 9:04 AM on March 5, 2008


Beads & Bacon, Craft Cottage?
posted by Leon at 9:18 AM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Paste It Inn
posted by mikepop at 9:23 AM on March 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


The Archives
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 9:23 AM on March 5, 2008


Bed and Book Fest?

(too cute?)
posted by nanojath at 9:26 AM on March 5, 2008


Make and Do
posted by mumkin at 9:29 AM on March 5, 2008


Scrap 'n Sleep
posted by inigo2 at 9:35 AM on March 5, 2008


The No Men Allowed Inn
posted by Aquaman at 9:40 AM on March 5, 2008


The Cut Hut
A Cut Above
Scrap Inn (scrappin')
Memory Motel
posted by Andy's Gross Wart at 9:41 AM on March 5, 2008


Crafty Inn
posted by hungrysquirrels at 9:43 AM on March 5, 2008


The Remember Inn
posted by mikepop at 9:44 AM on March 5, 2008


Dude Kryptonitorium

Scrap Book Inn

GluEstrogInn
posted by unixrat at 9:54 AM on March 5, 2008


Make It & Take It
Stitch 'n Bitch
Craftalot Inn
Kramalot Inn
posted by misspat at 10:39 AM on March 5, 2008


Knead To Crop (trying to mix in the massage part)
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 11:02 AM on March 5, 2008


The Crafty Ladies' Away-from-home Hideaway and Artistry Hostelry.
(bonus points if you go crazy and make everything steampunk-y for no real reason)

Maker's Inn
being much more serious
posted by indiebass at 11:50 AM on March 5, 2008


Brad and Breakfast?
It'd resonate with scrapbookers... but also with slavering Pitt-fans.

I don't have any ultra-specific advice, but I'd want a name that could simultaneously evoke crafting, beauty/pampering, and B&B comfort and decor. Possibly something with a fabricky name like "Paisley House" or "Gingham Cottage." For this you might get inspired just browsing the eighty scrapbooking aisles at Jo-Ann.

Plus, if the scrapbooking trend dies or the crafty weekends don't pay off as well as you'd like, you don't have to rename the place.
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:21 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Decopage
posted by parmanparman at 12:27 PM on March 5, 2008


The Crafters' Retreat
Imagination Inn
Handmade Hideaway
Forever Fanciful
Sentimental Slumbers
Crafters' Cottage

I aslo like Metroid Baby's suggestion of Paisley House.

You could follow up any name with a phrase like "Weekend Retreat for Women Crafters" in order to let people know what it was all about.
posted by sapphirebbw at 1:09 PM on March 5, 2008


'Frottage Cottage' has some NSFW connotations and a too-specific craft meaning I fear, but I like to too much not to post.
posted by StephenF at 2:27 PM on March 5, 2008


Err, like *it* too much.
posted by StephenF at 2:29 PM on March 5, 2008


How about Feminine Inn? The domain is still available (possibly for good reasons).
posted by taojones at 3:03 PM on March 5, 2008


The Crafty Woman - Inspired by this. Perhaps the logo would feature a woman holding scissors with a sly glint in her eye?

Handcrafter's Nook - "Nook" has such a crafty feel to it, it just begs to be used for this kind of thing.

Also like the Paisley House/ Gingham Cottage and the The Crafty Ladies' Away-from-home Hideaway and Artistry Hostelry suggestions.
posted by platinum at 3:51 PM on March 5, 2008


i agree with sapahirebbw, that follow-up like "weekend retreat for women crafters" or such is a good idea and lets you be a little simpler in the name.

that said, i also agree with metroid baby that the name of the inn and your business might be better suited to be less specific (and probably also less pun-ny).

i like:

the project house: a bed and breakfast for crafty ladies
the hobby house: a bed and breakfast for crafty ladies
posted by sacho at 11:07 PM on March 5, 2008


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