Welcome to my sewing blog! My name is Rachel, but you can call me RED. I’m originally from New Orleans, LA but I now live in Tucson, AZ with my husband and fur babies.
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.
Next up is Frigga, the 1960’s-something Sears Kenmore. Frigga is Odin’s wife and she is a beast. The loving In-Laws gave her to me and she’s actually the same machine I grew up on, but in better condition and with more accessories.
Freya was a gift and she 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!
Brunhilde is my professional dress form. She’s a sturdy girl and makes my heart skip a beat every time I see her. Brunhilde is a shield maiden and a Valkyrie in Norse mythology. A pretty kick-ass chick.
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.