Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Another Steam Punk Collage
I am addicted !

Within the next couple of weeks I am going to close my current Etsy Shop
and open a new one.

I have had my current shop for over 4 years now.
I have all of my beautiful custom handmade greeting cards and a few collages in there at present.

Currently my Etsy name is pchickki and my shop of course is Treasure Barn which is confusing to most people. Does she sell chicks? What is a pchickki? Where are the barns?
I am sure most of you know where the name pchickki came from as it is posted here in my profile but a shopper usually does not look at your profile. They are drawn to what you have in your shop .

Also with all the time I put into my handmade cards and envelopes, I have to put a price on them that covers time and material making them not so attractive to people who do not understand this and those who do can probably make them their selves.

So my plan is to open a brand new Etsy Shop and have only altered tins in it. The possibilities are endless and I am going to give it a try. HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP.

I am taking suggestions for the name for my new Etsy Shop.
Keep in mind I will be selling "Altered Tins Only" such as these.

The winner will be able to choose any tin of her choice and also will receive any one of my beautiful handmade greeting cards with handmade envelope FREE.

Please leave your suggestion here in a comment and if you could pass the word along on your blog that will give me lots of choices.
I will choose three of my favorites and then YOU get to vote on which one YOU like best.
That will be the name of my new Etsy Shop.

You can use the photo above of my first 7 tins when you post about it on your blog.

I will be opening my new blog as soon as I have a name for it.



Mica said...

quick snatch this name up...Altered Motive...I checked Etsy, plus blogger...no one has that name..it's cool... I think and tells people you are an altered artist of sorts with a motive...sounds steam punk to me.tee hee...love you! Me

Lori Garbarino said...

I love it!!!!! How A bout "Altered State Of Tin"?

Salzanos said...

Who ever came up with Altered Tin is super cool,
I would add "box" to that. The Altered Tin Box

Or " Altered Collectable Tins"
or "Altered Tins-Collectables" ATC ha ha ;-0

lots of great suggestions! Off to put a post on my blog about your contest and news!!!

Anonymous said...

hOW ABOUT.. "Steam Trunk"..
suggesting.. many questions. such as.. steamed punk, art, a trunk full of goodies to see?.. ahh..
Just thinking of the possible uses for this name.
Good luck..
Let me know what you choose?
Hugs, Darlene..

slommler said...

How about Treasured Tins!!??
Love your newest piece by the way!

artistamyjo said...

What a fun way to find a name.
I'd call it Tin Box Alley.

Patti said...

I have received these suggestions from out side the blogging world.

The Altered Tin
The Tinder Box
Tin-ker Box
Tin Lizzi
One Off Tin
Pat-tin Boxes
The Boxter
TinBox Too
In Tin Tin

Suz said...

Ha ha ha, lots of cute one's!! I combined to get "Steam tin Alley"

Lori Garbarino said...

Altergether tinfabulous!

Lori Garbarino said...

Steampunk Trunk

Little Messy Missy said...

Tintic Tins, An Adventure in Steampunk.

Tintic is a local mine in my state. I love saying it!

Anonymous said...

How about 'Tinted treasures'?
or 'Steamed/steamy Tins

You are getting some fab names here my friend,
hugs June xxxxx

Bevie said...

Gee everyone has given you great ideas for a new name...I instantly thought of "Altered Tinables" or perhaps "gathering Tins" "Blessed art in Tins" "Tins of blessings" and the list goes on and on..ehehhe!!!

Patti said...

Linsart said...

Hey Patti, You NEED to make more of these to sell ! As for your new shop name:
Steam Punk Dreams
Altered Tins by Patti
Happy Thanksgiving,to you and Alan Patti !

Patti said...

Salzanos said...

DEF. "Altered State of TIN"!!! What a perfect name. The name says to me, 'unique, quality,altered art, made of metal, artistic collage mind, and it is something I would click on if it was a list of names in a link!

Junibears said...

I like Tin Box Alley Patti but in the end it's your personal choice. They're all good names. Hugs xx

slommler said...

The Altered Tin Box is my vote!!
Straight to the point!

DeeDee said...

I like Tin City.....I havn't been here in a few daya nd girl uyou have been so busy....love your works I ned to try steam punks........

happy holiday my freind.

LuLu said...


I like:
1) Tin City and
2) Altered Tin Box (without the article 'THE')