I have a new logo for the BomBella knit kits. It’s a bit like the old logo but made proper by a professional designer; multi-talented fellow outcast Pat. She was amazingly patient and kind as I explained that I would like the logo to pretty much be traced from my writing. It’s not neat and ‘perfect’ and that makes it all the more ‘me’!
I still have the scrap of paper from when I first worked out the idea for the logo. I knew I wanted to do something with the ‘b’s.
I tried lowercase ‘b’s as cherries. A cute idea, but it didn’t work.
The butterfly wing capital ‘B’s seemed more promising so I kept experimenting with that.
I think my eureka moment was when I realised that the ‘k’s from the words knit kits could be incorporated into the design. Then the dots from the ‘i’s gave the final flourish and I was chuffed!
Sometimes I’m asked; why ‘BomBella’?
And I say; because, Ella Bom Bella Stickle Lella Fi Fella, Stickle Lella Fi Fella, that’s how you spell Ella.
Which doesn’t really explain things any further! It’s just a child’s rhyming song that we used to apply to any name. I haven’t come across anyone else who used to play the same name rhyming song. I think that if it was local to anywhere then it would be St Ives, Cornwall because (if I remember correctly) it came from the children we played with there.
I haven’t yet been asked; why a butterfly? But I can see how that would be a valid question. Surely a fox or an owl would be more apt as my little mascot?
But… if I was asked; why a butterfly? I would say; just wait a little while, you’ll see!