Welcome to my sewing blog! My name is Rachel, but you can call me RED. I’m originally from New Orleans, LA but now I live in Japan with my husband. Read this post for the details!
Now, how did I get into sewing?
The sewing bug bit me during a sewing summer camp when I was 10. Making tote bags and pillow cases out of silly ’90’s cat fabric was such a thrill! As I got older, I moved on to sewing a few costumes for Halloween and anime conventions, using my parents’ old rusty Kenmore from the 60’s. Fast forward to my birthday 2011 when my loving husband gave me a sewing machine – mostly to sew curtains and house related stuff (which I completely ignored for sewing clothes for myself)- and I’ve been sewing nonstop since.
Meet the gang:
Odin is my Husqvarna Viking Opal 650. Together we pillage the seas of fabric and conquer the world!… I mean, um, projects. He’s actually my second machine (the one loving husband gave me bit the dust 1 1/2 years later due to my insane amounts of sewing… RIP Brody McBrosephson). I named him after the Norse god whose name means frenzy and inspiration. Fitting.
Freya was a gift and she is an awesome little serger. She’s a Singer Merritt Lock 14U244. Freya is the Norse goddess of fertility, among other things. Together we up production and multiply the amounts of finished projects, woo!
Meet DD – my husband, photographer, and sewing enabler. He’s a pretty cool guy and enjoys making his own beer, which I gladly help him drink.
Meet Boudin on the left (pronounced “boo-dan”) and Tasso on the right (pronounced “tah-so”). We’re a Cajun family, so of course we had to name our babies after Cajun food. They’re a total of 34 pounds of fluff, love, and nonstop hi-jinks. They’re currently living with my in-laws since we can’t have pets in our apartment in Japan. We’ll be reunited again, someday…