Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Featured artist: Krazy Fashion

Today's featured artist makes absolutely adorable totes, wallets and jewelry. Brittany Torres is the designer behind Krazy Fashion. I highly recommend visiting her store because her stuff is really cute! Here's her blog.

Q: Tell me a little about yourself.

A: Well I am a designer and creator. I love to sew and create patterns. This is my passion and I enjoy it very much. I currently live in Florida but I am looking for a change. I have lived here pretty much all of my life. I am dying to leave or move away from the busiest part of Florida which is Central Florida, where all the crime and bad drivers are. Lol, I know it will happen soon at some point.

Q: When did you first start crafting?

A: I first started crafting when I was very young. I learned a lot from my grand mother. She was the creative one in the family and it rubbed off big time.
I was always drawing and writing before I started sewing and designing. I started sewing my sophomore year of high school and I have learned a lot as well as taught myself a lot. You develop your own technique either way.
Q: Please describe your art in detail. What's your favorite type of crafting/art?

A: I get inspired I get inspired by fabrics, colors, shapes, etc. If I see something someone has made, I try to figure out a way to make it my own and manipulate it into something I can call my own. My favorite part of my crafting would probably be selecting the fabric to work with then drawing the pattern up. However, I LOVE seeing the final product.

Q: How has your work evolved from your earlier work?

A: My work has evolved quite drastically actually. I came from learning how to make a simple square pillow to knowing how to make more intricate items like wallets, purses, etc. I've taught myself a lot and learned some really cool tricks.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?

A: I get inspiration from a lot of different things. I love straight clean lines.
I get a lot of inspiration from Etsy. I love colors, patterns and items that stand out.

Q: Where are your products sold?

A: My items are sold (solely) on Etsy at the moment. I am looking to create my own website at some point. That way, I'll feel more professional and established as a business.
Q: What advice can you give other crafters when selling their items?

A: I would say use all 14 of your tags. Take clean clear pictures. Use natural light and never use a flash from a camera. List often, take yourself seriously and never doubt yourself.

Q:Describe yourself in three words.

A: smart, easy-going, thoughtful

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?

A: Shop hand made at Krazy Fashion! Take care everyone! =)


Unknown said...

Lovely fabric, great work!

Lisa said...

awww yay brittany! i love her stuff. everyone NEEDS one of her wallets. they are amazing.