Welcome to my sewing blog! My name is Rachel, but you can call me RED. I’m born and raised in New Orleans, but spent over a decade living in Tucson, AZ and Japan! I’m back to my roots and am setting up what is hopefully a permanent placement in New Orleans. 🙂
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 (herein after referred to as DD) gave me a sewing machine – mostly to sew curtains and house related stuff, which I completely ignored for sewing clothes for myself. 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 DD 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 35 pounds of fluff, love, and nonstop hi-jinks.