Blog & Updates

Taking Etsy off of Koneko Kawaii

A small update. After carefully considering how best to go about selling my work, I have decided to take my Etsy store off of this website so that I might build a better store to my liking here. I am still keeping my Etsy store, it just will no longer be a page on this website. It’s great if I get business from Etsy, but I would much rather it come straight from Koneko Kawaii!

Reimagining Koneko Kawaii

Koneko Kawaii

For the past little while, life has been a tad tumultuous. I turned to crochet for comfort and much needed de-stressing to keep my sanity in tact. I’ve been on and off the Internet for years occasionally sharing my work. Early this fall I made the commitment to get more involved in the crochet community. I’ve since been able to see what a wonderful community it is to be a part of. In wanting to play a more active role, I created Koneko Kawaii as a place to showcase my work. It’s ignited a creative spark in me that I now wish to turn Koneko Kawaii into a small business. I would like for Koneko Kawaii to be about several things. A means of selling my creations. Sharing ideas and patterns. Connecting with great people and contributing to the community. Although I don’t have the end result completely formed in my mind, I have some starting ideas. Continue reading “Reimagining Koneko Kawaii”

My Heartfelt Gush

This post has no pretty pictures or visuals. The post contains only an open, honest, heart-felt gush from yours truly.

Ten years ago, I was working my first job as a dishwasher. It was tough work the sort of which teaches character. Cafe closed and I went through a couple more cruddy jobs, until I couldn’t take those anymore. Started school full time. Gained my associates, followed by a BFA. It’s been 2 years since graduation… and I have a job where I do dishes half the day, and I’m making 50 cents more than I did 10 years ago. What the heck just happened? I can’t get full time if I wanted. I’ve never had benefits, forget about healthcare. It’s enough to make one crazy/depressed. What did I do all of that for? Why couldn’t I make my education work for myself? Continue reading “My Heartfelt Gush”

Wednesday Addams Cosplay Hat

Wednesday Addams Coplay Hat

As mentioned in previous posts, and as you will undoubtedly see throughout Koneko Kawaii, and all of my social media, I’m a huge Halloween nerd For me, Halloween is a lifestyle and everyday is a masquerade. Much of my crocheting focus is going to be not only Halloween oriented, but centered around the art of cosplay. With that in mind, I’ve been working on creating hats for the big kids out there who still love to dress up for any time of year. My first such hat is modeled after miss Wednesday Addams. Continue reading “Wednesday Addams Coplay Hat”

Halloween Swap

Dark & Deadly Halloween Swap

Until recently I haven’t been too active in social media and now  I’ve been crocheting more than ever, I wanted to be more involved in the online crochet community. About a month ago I decided to resurrect my poor, neglected Ravelry account and when I did I discovered the group Dark & Deadly swaps just in time to partake in the Halloween round. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Halloween. As soon as we were assigned partners, I started creating Halloween goodies tailored to here likings. Although we only needed to craft one thing, I did three (I just couldn’t stop, did I mention I LOVE Halloween?!) Continue reading “Dark & Deadly Halloween Swap”