Kickstarter Time!

I’ve restructured and changed things up for my 2nd Kickstarter! The first goal of $200 will be used to fund the Warlock pin. Each subsequent pin requires another $200 to fund. Here’s what the line up looks like:

Each pin will be 1″ and made from soft enamel (which means they have slightly raised edges instead of completely flat, so it has kind of a cool texture!) and they will come with a butterfly clutch.

This little cutie is first on the roster!

Enamels pins are really cool, though expensive to make. It costs $200 to make a run of 50 pins, which is why I need your help! With pins, options for self expression abound and design options are pretty limitless πŸ™‚ they are fun pieces of flair that are relatively cheap, other than the 50 pin minimum to start up. This is the cheapest these pins will ever be, and I hope you will consider helping out. You can do so here πŸ™‚

Thank you so much!

XOXO

-Deidre

Just for fun: Current Obsessions and Projects

Current Obsession: Nerds Ropes. Don’t ask me why. Actually do, and I’ll tell you: I saw them in a gas station near Denali and it reminded me of 7th grade dances which were a surprisingly happy time for me and that’s all it took for me to impulsively buy a box of 20 (that was the smallest amount I could buy :0) anyone want a Nerds Rope?

What I am eating: Other than Nerds Ropes, I thought I would try eating less sugar (haha) but really though. Since it would be impossible for me to cold turkey stop eating sugar, I am doing Whole 30 ‘lite’, or as I like to call it, Half 15. Most of my meals consist of meat, eggs, quinoa, and spinach ?

What I am currently working on: I am taking an illustration class, and I think it will really help me come up with some new creative stuff! I’ve been drawing cute things for so long, it might be good to get outside my usual style and explore something new πŸ™‚

A peak at my first illustrations of Russian dolls. Some might whisper into your ear when you’re alone in your bed (it will probably be the 2nd doll ;))

I am also relaunching my cat enamel pin Kickstarter- watch for updates here!

Summer Giveaway!

It’s time for my 2nd giveaway! This time I’m giving away a Strawberry pie padded laptop case and a blueberry cheesecake pencil case.

Doesn’t that look delicious?

The pencil case is available in my store, and it is super soft and super vibrant. Honestly I’m a little jealous of whoever wins it πŸ˜‰

The laptop case was a test run, so it is ~extra special~ because it’s the only one of it’s kind! It has a padded fuzzy interior and is 15″x11″.

You can store your pens, markers, or any other trinkets!

Giveaway runs until 6/27/19.

~Click here to enter—> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ebbd7e941/?

**Open to residents of the USA who are 18 and older

**You have several opportunities to win but not all are required!

**You are NOT required to like my page to enter, though it will make it easier to find you if you have won! Liking my page will not results in an entry.

**Giveaway ends 6/27/19

**Please check out my Etsy shop if you would like to purchase these goodies and/or to check out my other cute accessories: etsy.com/shop/questforcute

**Note: Some older phones do not support this app and will not load the page. If your phone fails to load, please try again from a desktop computer.

**View full official contest rules and conditions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RIc2o6U3ZV4lv34xA0o5kjUmI8DQDo0fGrpk9AGoRUU/edit?usp=sharing

How Operating a Business is like Dating

I get butterflies whenever I get a sale- and I’ve had about 200 butterflies. It reminds me a lot of dating: putting yourself out there and hoping they like you- or in this case, your product. There is nothing more rewarding when those feelings are reciprocated. But as we all know, sometimes you have to wait for a while before you land a good fish πŸ™‚

Those moments of business are really enjoyable, but the majority of business feels more like endlessly checking Tinder: you don’t know who will be your next love interest, and you get slightly more desperate the longer it goes on. The biggest challenge is to keep going despite not knowing when you will find ‘the one’ (AKA find the customers that love your style). However, each time you push yourself a little farther, you uncover something new. You learn how to make better designs. You learn how to connect with your customers. And you learn how to believe in yourself (even if it’s out of necessity :))

Business and Dating toolkit: a life vest, also known as believing in yourself. OG Deidre knew life vests were necessary.