Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interview 10: Ally with Crooked Smile Creations

It's time for another Etsy seller interview.  Today we're chatting with Ally from Crooked Smile Creations (cute name, huh?).  Ally makes some simply fabulous purses and wallets.   
Rose Tapestry Purse

Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Ally, the brains, beauty and brawn behind Crooked Smile Creations. I make handbags of many styles and handbag accessories, like wallets. Besides my online endeavors, I live in Tampa, Florida and take care of my four legged companions and my hubs, Jason.

Why do you do what you do?
That has a rather lengthy history. I worked in an office setting for decades and never liked it, but you gotta pay the bills right? The Hub's job took us overseas for a few years and I didn't work during that stint and focused on other things. Now we are back in the US, and I just couldn't see myself getting back into the old routine, so I decided to try a new one.
Denim and Gingham Wallet

How long have you been doing it?
I've always done some kind of craft, but my Etsy shop has been open for a year. I've recently started venturing into other online venues. Fingers crossed I would like to get an online following so this craft can actually pay for some bills, or groceries, or at least few drinks.

What's the best costume you've ever worn?
I have never liked wearing costumes. My oh so lovely sister posted this picture of us on a Halloween from our childhood on her Facebook page. I'm the one with the baseball bat. I believe this ruined me for life on costumes.

What is your motto in life?
If it isn't broken, don't f**k it up by fixing it.

Wrist Wallet Cuff
My comfort meal is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. What is your comfort food?
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and Apple Pie.

Name something (an inanimate something) you love, and why.
Highly fragrant flowers (all kinds). I like going outside in my yard and enjoying all the scents. It's just a little thing that makes me feel good.

Striped Carpet Bag Purse

I just have to say that Ally interviews almost as well as she makes bags.  So, go check out her shop and buy a bag (or three).  

Be Happy,


  1. Very cute bags and fun interview. :) Great job, both of you! :)

  2. Thank you for featuring me on your blog Rachel!!