How did I get started?

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!

Origami Crane Garlands

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!


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.