Monday, February 04, 2008
Etsy Blogger - Simply Unexpected
Hey, lookie look! Toronto based Etsy seller FlyBallBags has started a blog called SimplyUnexpected, and has featured some designs from my line, Norwegian Wood! Here's a link to the post: I Can Smell Spring
Diana started this blog awhile ago to promote her Etsy store, and then realized she wanted to write about more than just her own stuff, she wanted to write about all the things she loves and is interested in. Kind of similar to how I feel about the HQ blog. I don't really want to limit it to JUST what's going on at HQ, so Tyson and I write about store stuff and also whatever we're interested in at the time.
Here's some background info on FlyBall Bags, straight from her etsy store:
Behind FlyBall Bags is one highly motivated missy... Diana Coatsworth. Diana has many talents in the artistic field. She is a professionally trained dancer, singer, actor and improviser and has worked in theatre and film for over 13 years.
In 2003, she pursued another passion... to design and produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind handbags called FlyBall Bags. Diana uses a mix of quality vintage and new materials. In late 2004, she started making accessories to compliment her bags.
FlyBall Bags have been sold online and in stores across Canada.
Diana grew up in Niagara Falls and got most of her creative juices handed down from her mother, who is a highly skilled crafts person herself (sewing, knitting and cake decoration, to name a few). She is blessed to have an amazing group of friends and family to encourage this compulsion to create. These days Diana resides in downtown Toronto with her partner, Kevan. Simply put, she hopes to create beautiful things that people will enjoy.
Thanks for the shout out Diana, spread the Etsy love!