This logo will also be used on sewing labels that will be sewn into my knitted products. Consideration must be given to the label because the logo, or at least part of it, has to fit simply on the label and be readable. These will probably be printed in black & white (researching this) so it must translate well. I like to have options with the design.. ie. if you have used a head or baby and the logo is quite large, maybe I can just take the text of the logo with part of your design for the label. An example of this is Bizart's designs ... they are large and perhaps wouldn't fit on a label but perhaps I could just use the words, Little Lidz with the bird perched on the z. That's the idea anyways. If I can use the whole logo or parts of it on the business card, website and sewing label it makes the design all the more versatile.
A few more thoughts... Yardesign gets propz (sp!) for cleverly using a sheep with a hat in one of his designs. A few more sheeps have cropped up since. I love this idea... I think it is very whimsical and fun and imparts knitting without being so obvious. I do like the yarn and knitting needles but maybe a sheep knitting a hat or doing something funny would be cute and memorable. I would like part of the design to be memorable so that when people see it they think of Little Lidz.
Finally, Bizart put a little bluebird in her design and it reminded me of something. This is not necessary in the design but the bluebird is actually special to me since it is my mom's favorite bird and I think of her everytime I see one. My mom is special to me but even more so to my little business endeavor since she was the person who first taught me how to knit when I was a very young girl. As I said, it is not required but if it fits in with the design without being distracting, its a cute little nod to her which I do like.
Thanks everyone and good luck! I can't wait to see what you do!