Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We ask crafty blogger Torie Jayne some probing questions about life, love and making.
Tell us a bit about yourself and the work you do...
I have been a fashion designer for the past fifteen years working in both London and New York for High Street brands. Three years ago I started my blog Torie Jayne, where I lovingly document my baking, crafting and interior design ideas all in my personal style of a little bit vintage, a dash of modern and heavily colour palette driven.
Have you always been a creative person?
Ever since I can remember I have loved creating things. My granddad was an artist and my mother taught home economics, so I guess you could say it is in my blood. I am happiest when creating collections.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I am extremely inspired by colour and my inspiration can come from anything that catches my eye and makes me smile, from an array of vintage trims to a bunch of flowers or a pretty postcard.
What would you say to a non-crafter to try and convert them?
It is an incredibly rewarding experience, visualising something unique and personal and actually constructing it from scratch.
If there were one skill you could learn that you don't already have, what would it be?
What's your favourite thing about the summer?
Flip flops, gardening and riding my bike.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
To stop time, as I never seem to have enough time to complete all the ideas whirling around my head.
Tea and cake or pie and a pint?
Tea and (gluten free) cake, but ideally cocktails and macaroons!