Ola, my name is Rachel and I write over House of Pinheiro. I’m originally from Brasilia, capital of Brazil. I moved to the UK in 2005 while working for a big multinational company. Met my fellow, a.k.a HRH, 6 months after arriving in the country. We got officially engaged over Christmas. Don't ask me If I’m sewing my wedding dress yet, let’s find out how I get on with Project Sewn first. I’m excited, terrified and of course, feeling privileged to be taking part among people I admire and follow.
I am relatively new to the world of sewing, starting in the end of 2009. There were always a quiet desire about making my own stuff but not having the time was my biggest excuse. After suffering a serious back problem, I decided to change my quality of life. I followed my biggest desire, to learn how to sew. Today I consider myself a sewing fanatic. Having the opportunity to travel the UK to meet other ‘sewing people’ with the same passion and interests is one of my favourite perks of our hobby. I have a fabric stash that has outgrown my life expectancy and no will power to stop adding to it. My biggest sewing inspiration is my grandmother Rosa. She died when I was around 10 years old so I never had the chance to share my passion with her. She raised 7 children alone. Transforming hand-me-downs from family relatives into beautiful outfits and creatively making everything she could. A true make do and mend strong woman.
Let's have loads of fun together this season. I hope you sewing along.