Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meet The Designers: Rachel from House of Pinheiro


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.
Love 
Rachel (houseOFpinheiro)

25 comments:

  1. Yay! Great to see you here Rachel. I know you'll blow us all away with your creations! x

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  2. Really looking forward to seeing what you make Rachel - good luck :)

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    1. its terrifying… i cannot wait to just start sharing my makes...

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  3. Yay! I'm really excited that your in this competition Rachel! I really enjoy following you on IG and can't wait to see what you bring to the competition! <3 Good Luck!

    Mae

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  4. What a nice introduction! Looking forward to your creations.

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  5. Yay Rachel! I'm so excited to see what you come up with and I'd love to see your Brasilia dress in there!

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  6. Congrats on being chosen for Project Sewn! You're in great company and it's well deserved - you've been an inspiration to many for a long time now :) Congrats on your engagement too! Lovely to hear :) XO

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    1. thank you darling, if I can cope with project sewn, maybe i get a dress made!

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  7. Just started following your blog a month ago (love it!!)! Good luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

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  8. I am so excited to see what your talent brings to this competition, good luck Rachel!!

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  9. I never would have guessed you hadn't been doing this your whole life. Your blog and talents are remarkable. It's great to see you on here :)

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  10. i love your grandmom's story, rachel. you definitely inherited her beautiful qualities :)

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    1. I hope so, she was a beautiful woman inside.. my mom sometimes says she feels proud to see me sewing… I guess makes me remember her of her mom.

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  11. Hi Rachel! Enchantée, it's nice to meet you!!! What a beautiful story!
    Ally

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