It all started with papers.
Since grade school I have been fond of collecting all kinds of papers; specialty, handmade, you name it.
I love to apply them to decoupage and collage. Over the years my love for crafting has spread to many other things. I began to apply Japanese paper to terracotta pots and then with crochet thread.
Born and raised in the Philippines where we have about 907 different species of butterflies. I learned the art of butterfly taxidermy and combined this with decoupage background and frame to make memorable presentations of these beautiful specimens. Other novel items are my string art where I create rich tapestries using crochet string mounted on hardwood frame. To include more are my wood crafts , paper and fabric arts.
I have been selling my crafts and creations in either in shops or online since 2000. I opened my eBay shop in 2013 and have enjoyed doing business world-wide as a small-medium enterpriser. I have lived and travel extensively throughout Asia and have relocated back to the Philippines where I opened this new online shop www.rachelthecrafter.com under registered business name RTCOS Trading that will sell both domestic and international.
My mission is to inspire people not to forget the value of hand crafted items and other form of arts. The value of hand of handcrafted items become treasures to be remembered for it has beauty and the creativity that captures our soul, our spirit. Remember that happiness begins within, the joy and satisfaction we get from creating this art satisfies the soul and acts as positive spirit that lives of those around us.