Everyone has an origin story- and everyone loves an origin story!
So what is MY origin story? So glad you asked!
I will spare you the soul sucking details of working a job you really don’t like. I am still searching for my ‘job charming’!
So instead of waiting for job charming, I decided to start an Etsy store. That was back in 2014. I sold paper crane garlands. They were really pretty!
But… they took me so long to make, and I only made about $12 off each one for hours of work. Ah! Not the way to run a business.
What does everyone love at craft sales? Candles! Soaps! Yes!
I tried my hand at candles- they were too heavy to ship. And breakable. So I tried my hand at soap. Soap takes a month to cure- and also you have to use lye. For the hypochondriac in me, that wasn’t something I wanted to do long term.
Then I made mugs! They were nerdy, and people seem to like them. But I couldn’t connect with the audience as well as I thought I could. I like D&D, but I don’t necessarily live and breathe it. Ask me one question about stats or items and my eyes glaze over.
ONE FATEFUL DAY, I was tidying my apartment and going through my things. And what did I see? Pink. Cats. Unicorns. Polka dots. Ribbons. Explosions of color everywhere. Glitter.
AHA! I thought to myself. So this is what I really love, and this is who I really am (did that come as a surprise to anyone other than myself? I don’t think so haha)
And thus, Quest for Cute was born with the idea of creating cute accessories to add whimsy to your everyday life. If you have an office job, you certainly need some whimsy to get through the week! I plan to keep creating cute things that I love. Stay tuned for more accessories in the next couple of months!