Nerdy Horizons – Oldies and Goodies!

What a whimsical blog title!

I really do have two loves: cute and nerdy. A few of you may know of my other Etsy store where I sell RPG related items. Previously known as Gems and Scales, I did a complete rebrand, and it is now called Cutest Loot! (I couldn’t let that gem of a name fall by the wayside) more cute goodness but with an RPG twist. In the semi near future, I will offer skirts, yoga pants, and hopefully enamel pins!

My best selling mug. Are you sure? If the game master has to ask, then the answer is no.

There is a lot of overlap between Quest for Cute and Cutest Loot, and when they do overlap, I will be sure to post about Cutest Loot updates here 🙂 think of it as Quest for Cute’s far nerdier twin.

As I also briefly mentioned, I am doing my first Kickstarter! This is one of those moments where there is overlap between my two stores: cute cats, nerdy theme.

If it is fully funded, I will create cute character class pins 🙂 right now, I have pins designed for barbarians, rogues, and warlocks.

Enamel pins are durable, light, and small enough that you can bring them anyway. The options for self expression and flair are limitless (plus they are so darn cute). If you are interested, you can check it out here.

That’s it for now! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the future, be sure to let me know 🙂

Need Cute Storage After Tidying? Problem Solved

Looking for some cute storage for your precious belongings? This little teal cat pouch will accomplish just that.

It has fabric that is incredibly soft with a kick-butt zipper that will not eat the aforementioned super soft fabric!

My laptop is about 12”, so I use the 14” pouch to allow extra room to shuffle my laptop in. Honestly, I use my laptop frequently enough that it doesn’t need protection from dust- really I use it as a laptop sleeve because it makes my laptop look fricken cute. Which in turn makes me feel fricken cute too.

If you have already Marie Kondo’d your apartment, this nifty little bag can be an aesthetically pleasing storage bag for craft supplies, pencils, jewelry, and etc.

You can also add a nifty little pull tab for $2 if clutches are your thing

Teal has been my favorite color since I received a teal Game Boy for my eight birthday (how cute right?) I know you will love this pouch as much as I do. It’s so versatile!

Can you have TOO many pockets?

So what’s new this week? I feel like it gets a little boring if I keep talking about the snow, so my default status is REALLY SNOWY AND COOPED UP until further notice.

I did go see my friend’s new kitten yesterday, so adorable! It took me an hour to drive home in the snow, but it was worth it! <3

In keeping with the theme of snow I am going snowshoeing today. I will enjoy this record-breaking Minnesota winter like my sanity depends on it!

Now, let’s talk about my favorite product (I’m allowed to have favorites right? really though, all my items are my favorites. It’s a very close 15-way tie)

The caticorn cosmetic bag!

First off, what’s not to love? I drew this adorable cat with wings, and added a unicorn horn, and voila. Set in a delicate purple hue and lavishly decorated with cupcakes, ribbons, and ribbons on top of cupcakes.

The fabric is so soft and high quality. The zipper zips like butter; no getting caught on this cosmetic bag!

And it’s lined with denim. DENIM POCKETS!

So the answer to my blog post question is no, you can never have too many pockets. This one has two inner pockets, which you can use to store literally anything. I use it to organize my jewelry, but you can also use it to store your cosmetics, because it is a cosmetics bag after all.

You can get 20% off by joining the cuties in my VIP list here.

And just in case you were looking for it, my listing is here.


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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