Monday, June 23, 2008

Jacqueline of For the Record

Jacqueline, Singapore
Brand: For the Record

Not long ago, Jacqueline was featured on Heart Lab - now it's time to get to know her a little better...

1. How would you describe your style?

I love combining fabrics, creating abstract shapes, testing out different stitches. I guess my style is a mix of graphic shapes, handmade details, quirky features.

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2. Where did you learn your craft and were you always crafty or was the "for the record" line inspired by the birth of your daughter Gracie?

I have always been dabbling in craft, ever since I was a kid. My earliest memory was making tissue dresses for my dolls. For the record- the shop, is definitely something inspired by my daughter. It was initially started as a shop selling customised scrapbook pages, but has since evolved.

3. How do you balance a full-time job (as an architect), 2 kids and a craft business? Can you please share 5 life-balancing tips?

I always answer- I don't get much sleep! To this question. In truth, I have a very supportive family, my parents look after both my daughters while i'm at work. My business partner and husband keeps me sane both at work and home, he's a great handsome dad and is always encouraging about my business. Er, 5 juggling tips?...
1. Make portable crafts- that way, they can travel w you!
2. Set the alarm 1hr before the rest of the household wakes.
3. Just do whatever you have in mind, don't procrastinate.
4. Cook 1 dish meals, less to clean up!
5. Involve the kids in crafting, then you can do get time to craft while entertaining them as well!

4. Who is your idol/current artist-crush?

As you rightly say, there are so many inspiring people out there! Martha Stewart is one of my fav mag and website, not just her alone, but the whole company! Also, Apple as a company has always fascinated and inspired me.

5. What are your 5 Must Do's in Singapore?

1. Eat in a local Hawker Centre. Try all the yummy food!
2. Chill out on the beach.
3. Visit the zoo! Especially if travelling w kids.
4. Go and have tea at the Raffles Hotel, Tiffin room.
5. Go to Arab street for fabrics and nice knacks! Crafter's paradise. :)

6. Do you a crafting/sewing/scrapbooking technique that you've developed or discovered that has made your life easier?

Always prepare little portable kits of different fabrics. They're time saving and really helps me to get into the whole task of combining and matching.

Thanks Jacq!!


Melissa de la Fuente said...

I love For the Record's work and cannot believe she is also a full time mom and architect! How awesome is that? Beautiful work in her shop and a lovely interview!
Thank you Jacqueline and Marichelle!

Jenny Grace said...

Love that album cover in the first photo!

Anonymous said...

Sooo cute! Love the fleece blanket!!