Welcome to my page!
I’m Réka, born in 1990, living in Hungary, right now in Budapest but grew up on the countryside in a little village.
I got married in June 2015 and happily live together with my husband and our dog, Molly. She’s a mix breed, we apodted her in November, 2014 from an animal shelter.
I love creating, although I’m working as an analyst, I spend my spare time with creating. I used to make sculptures from ytong, paint aquarell and oil paintings (mostly copied other pieces), last year I learnt how to make natural cosmetics, how to make soaps, lotions, creams, deodorant and stuff.
And then, winter of 2014, I learnt how to knit from the internet. And here I go again, I went to a sewing school summer 2015, I took only 4*4 hours basic course to learn how to handle the sewing machine, etc. We started to sew a tote bag, but I couldn’t finish because I bought wrong zipper. So I went home, bought a machine and finished it on my own.
After that I made pillow cases, a Tilda doll, and then when I found some youtube videos, I tried to sew pencil skirts, and then I began my journey and created some dresses. I fell in love with sewing, I love it more than knitting, because knitting needs you to sit down for hours and hours and my back hurts a lot then, actually, I have a very sensitive back.
But sewing is different! You need to move, go to ironing, cutting the fabric, back to the machine and then I just sit on the floor and pin it and so on.
Actually sewing is my family heritage, my great-grandmother used to sew, my grandmother did, my mom and both aunts sew, so I feel like it was really the time to learn how to sew.
I’m a beginner, I laugh on my own mistakes, I make mistakes but I learn a lot and I LOVE learning! And I love changing. Amm… yeah, basically, this is my story.
One more thing: Red Heels used to be my blog about shoes. I blogged in Hungarian, I introduced daily deals, designers, shoe styles – but I got tired of it and I feel like writing about sewing and knitting, maybe helping other gals on the world is much more useful than just talk about shoes. Although I still love shoes! But sewing is more important for me.
Actually I try to make a handmade wardrobe, and I avoid shopping in malls. After I’ve seen Sweatshop series I decided I want to avoid fast fashion, and I’m sick of the amount of clothes and their cheap quality which I see in the malls and shops. I’m like, ‘I wanna suffer for my own stuff!’. So I try to sew everything I need.