New Collection Feature: Galactic Confections

Let me tell you a little about my collection, Galactic Confections! For starters, it is epitome of me. When I was planning the collection, I thought of what I would personally love, and you can see the answer here is I really, really love cats and unicorns.

Galaxy Unicorn Pencil Case

I have pencil cases, cosmetic bags, laptop covers, totes, notebooks, and stickers! The bags are made with the softest polyester canvas, and most of them are lined. Also, they have the best zippers because screw cheap zippers.

Teal Neko Laptop Case

I was inspired to make cute accessories after Marie Kondo’ing my apartment and realizing all my cute pencil cases brought me joy. Yes, I still have them and now my collection is growing. We all need joy in our everyday lives! Office life is even better with a discreet unicorn notebook.

All of my lovelies! I am seriously so proud.

I know you will love my whimsical accessories as much as I do. Thanks for reading!

XOXO,

Deidre

Quest for Cute launches Thursday 2/28 (and other updates :))

Hey Cuties!

Yes, my store finally launches next Thursday! More on that in a sec.

This week I had a friend visit from college, and I’ve turned yet another unsuspecting soul into a Terrace House fan

It may sound like I watch a lot of TV (that’s only half true :)) but have you seen Kitten Rescuers? It reminds me of the Great British Baking show with its peaceful tunes and feel-good theme. It reminds me a lot of my work as a foster cat mom, I’ve taken care of several kittens with ‘dodgy’ eyes. Their little squeaks make my heart melt every time!

This week I received the rest of my samples for my product launch next week Thursday! I am so ready for it, I have been working on it for the last three months! I hope you love it as much as I do, since it literally has everything I love: cats, unicorns, and cupcakes.

While I am waiting for next Thursday, I decided to do some drawing for fun and to get inspiration for my next collection. My next collection is still A SECRET, but I can tell you a little bit about my process 🙂

First, I make a list of everything I like (which includes everything you would hopefully like as well!) and I pick about 10-12 things that would go together in a theme.

I draw those 10-12 things, and start playing around with them together to create patterns. Not all of them work out, and I don’t use everything I draw. But it is hard to tell exactly what will work without putting all the pieces together! It’s like my personal puzzle. Once you find something that works, it is totally a light bulb moment. That’s what I’m looking for, and that’s how I know a pattern is a keeper.

See you next Thursday at 3PM CST!

XOXO,

Deidre

PS. Here is my Etsy Store 🙂

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Weekly Update: Snowmergency and Spring Designs

Hey Cuties!

Wondering what’s up with me today? Well, I unburied my car, parked on a different side street (#snowmergency) and ate some dumplings. Good times!

I’m still working on some spring designs, as well as looking into new kinds of products…. 😀 what is an accessory you can’t live without? A laptop case? A coffee mug? Let me know!

I’m continuing to learn Japanese and keep up with my yoga practice. Most of what I do in the winter is combat the winter blues =^.^= gotta stay sane some how! I also tried my hand at baking bread, and unfortunately it wasn’t quite like the Great British Baking Show. Is it under-proved? Over-proved? I’ll find out in about 20 minutes!

Tonight will be fun though, I’m going to play some board games with my friends, including Love Letter, which really doesn’t have anything to do with writing or letters but it is a super fun card game!

What’s keeping you busy? Know any fun games?

XOXO,

Deidre

Weekly Update: Polar Vortex Edition

Hello everyone!

This week I have been working on the designs for my summer collection. It’s keeping my spirits up during the polar vortex and the inches of snow. Both my husband and I have had our work cancelled this week because of the weather. For me, that means two things: my new favorite show Terrace House and a glass of wine. Do any of you watch that show? I love it!

Inspired by Terrace House, I decided to start working on learning Japanese on Duolingo. I have been to Japan, yet I don’t know many words. Anime was also my childhood and I had dreams of learning Japanese but it was never offered at the schools I attended. Thank goodness for Duolingo and the internet!

I also signed up for two community ed classes, both of which were this week. I learned my lesson, never sign up for anything in the Minnesota winter! The first class was NOT cancelled, despite the large amount of snow and dangerous conditions. I ended up walking halfway home from work after attempting to take the bus (it was not moving, nor were any other cars) and then hopping on the train, which is great for most of the way but still 1.5 miles from my apartment. I ended up walking home, but at least I got home! For many people I know, it took 2+ hours to go about 6 miles.

I did end up attending the class yesterday which was on glass fusing. I made a cute little dish. Once it is fired, I will post pictures!

I’m always interested in learning new crafts and expanding my art skills. Who knows, maybe I’ll have to include glass art in my Etsy shop!

What kinds of things do you do when the weather is rough outside? Do you have any fun crafts or classes coming up?