New Summer Collection Launch – Fruity Delights

My new collection launched yesterday!!!

Kawaii Pies

This collection was a joy to work on whilst I was cooped up in my apartment from snowy February to snowy April. It started while I was daydreaming of summer and what I was most looking forward to: 4th of July. Who doesn’t love the 4th of July? Being outdoors in the sun, grilling with friends and family, fireworks, and most importantly: those blueberry and strawberry pies that look like American flags. I absolutely LOVE those pies, and those are strong words coming from someone who pretty much exclusively eats chocolate.

Gingham Strawberry Pies

I asked some of you what your favorite part of spring is and you said the green grass and sunshine- I am happy to announce we finally have green grass in Minnesota (even if it occasionally still gets covered by snow in MAY. MAY!) Anyway, we’ve had a couple of days in the 70s already and we’ve already grilled out twice. You never know when the weather will change here, so we make sure to pack in as much summer as we can whenever we can!

Gingham Blueberry Pies

This summer I am most looking forward to strawberry picking! Strawberries are my favorite fruit. Though I will admit, I definitely do more strawberry eating than picking. What are you most excited for?

I tried something new with this collection and made my own gingham pattern, and I am so happy with the results 😀 and the fabric is the same buttery soft, thick fabric with a quality zipper! Hopefully you can see the quality and texture through the pictures. I absolutely hate it when I buy something online and it’s nothing like the picture, or it feels really cheap because it was made in China. I 100% promise my pencil cases are so much better than that 🙂

Check out the new collection here: etsy.com/shop/questforcute
And don’t forget to receive 20% off your first purchase! Be a cutie and join my VIP list for the coupon code: http://eepurl.com/gby2Gz

XOXO,

Deidre

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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