Asako Sakai's Profile

About

Hello, and welcome to my shop! My name is Asako, and I live in beautiful Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, Australia, with my two children (9 and 7 years), and 5 chickens. In my previous life I was a chef, and before that a lawyer in California. I grew up in Japan, but lived for many years in the United States and Australia.

I was a crafty girl growing up, but had given up on crafting when I thought -- mistakenly! -- getting better grades at school or having a career left no time for crafting. But eventually I came back to the love of making things, and after having two children, became addicted to making things for children. In early 2011 I started Piggledee. I can honestly say this is the best job I've ever had.

Right now I work mainly with imported Japanese fabrics. Not only are they irresistibly cute, they give me an…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 5
  • Joined December 29, 2010

Favorite materials

Linen, organic cotton, cotton linen blend, canvas, natural fabrics, Japanese prints, double gauze, Kona cotton, Liberty of London tana lawn

Shop

piggledee
Family-friendly accessories, handmade in...

About

Hello, and welcome to my shop! My name is Asako, and I live in beautiful Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, Australia, with my two children (9 and 7 years), and 5 chickens. In my previous life I was a chef, and before that a lawyer in California. I grew up in Japan, but lived for many years in the United States and Australia.

I was a crafty girl growing up, but had given up on crafting when I thought -- mistakenly! -- getting better grades at school or having a career left no time for crafting. But eventually I came back to the love of making things, and after having two children, became addicted to making things for children. In early 2011 I started Piggledee. I can honestly say this is the best job I've ever had.

Right now I work mainly with imported Japanese fabrics. Not only are they irresistibly cute, they give me an emotional connection to the country where I grew up.

You can also read a little more about my life in Australia, and about my latest creations on my blog and Facebook page.

web: www.piggledee.com.au
blog: www.piggledee.com.au/crafting-blog
facebook: www.facebook.com/piggledee

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