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.


  1. These are really too cute!

    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.

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

    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.

  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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