Jun 29, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name...

...Would be just 2kute. A crafter with various loves, she has focused on her crochet and even in designing her own patterns. Let her tell  you her story.

Cozy Corner Crochets: What are the names and addresses of your Pages, Blogs, and/or Shops
Rose Kute: 2kutekreations, also known as 2kute


CCC: What is your primary craft

RK: Crochet
CCC: What materials do you work with
RK: I work with organic natural fibers such as cotton, wool, bamboo. I do also work with acrylic.


CCC: How did you get started and where do you see yourself headed
RK: Back in 2004 I was bedridden due to chronic illnesses and a stroke. I was bored out of my mind, unable to do much of anything. I started to watch the HGTV channel---at the time they showed Carol Duvall show. She got me inspired. I started making cards, then decided to teach myself to crochet. In 2008 my children talked me into opening an online shop.
I want to expand, have more ready to ship items. I am an one woman business so there’s only so much I can do. I hope I can do some craft fairs when I move to NC.
CCC: Where do you get your ideas
RK: Everywhere. My mind is always on alert mode. I see a flower, or a catalogue, pictures from professional photographers, really anything. Sometimes it is a commercial on TV, I see 2-3 colors together and my mind immediately sees those colors in a hat or baby booties.
CCC: What fuels your passion
RK: I feel I have received a gift and I must share it with others. When I make an item, a piece of me goes with it.



CCC: How much time each day do you spend on your craft
RK: If I could, I would spend all day crocheting. However housework and other boring stuff gets in the way. I would say I spend about 3-4 hours on any given day. On weekends I spend about 8 hours/day.

CCC: What would you tell someone just starting out
RK: Be patient. It does not happen overnight. Have great customer service, reply to emails and messages within 24 hours. Mostly, don’t give up, don’t ever give up.

 CCC: What gets in the way of you pursuing your dream
RK: My health. 

CCC: Who is someone you would like to have dinner with
RK: oh that is an easy one, Charles Billingsley :)
CCC: What do you do to relax and have fun
RK: When in FL, I crochet. When in NC, I sit by a creek and soak my feet.
CCC: Do you have a favorite crafter that inspires you
RK: Yes. Snappy Tots, Loops of love, Crazysocks crochet...I am sure I forgot someone.

CCC: What did you do “in your other life”
RK: I was an ENT nurse prior to having the first stroke in 2003. 


CCC: Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself
RK: I am just the average person who was struck with some chronic health issues that prevent me from doing my ‘former’ life work. I was blessed with creativity and the passion for crocheting.
I currently live in FL but dream in moving to the Smoky Mountains in the western part of NC.

I hope you enjoyed visiting with Rose. All the pictures used in this post belong to her.



6 comments:

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    1. Make sure you stop by her shop and let her know. She would love to hear from you. Thanks for the comment. I enjoying knowing that people are reading.

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  2. thank you so very much, it looks wonderful. Your blog is amazing and it's an honor to be featured. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it. I really enjoy doing these features. If you know of someone who would like to be featured, let me know.

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  3. You won't find anyone who works harder or is more supportive than Rose! And everything in her shop is adorable and made with such quality.

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