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Hello, and welcome to my shop! My name is Asako, and I live in Sydney, Australia, with my partner, our two children (3 and 5 years), and a chicken. In my pre-motherhood 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…

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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

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About

Hello, and welcome to my shop! My name is Asako, and I live in Sydney, Australia, with my partner, our two children (3 and 5 years), and a chicken. In my pre-motherhood 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.

In October 2012 I opened my second Etsy shop - Piggledee2. I sell accessories for women there, such as purses and bags. I still use beautiful Japanese fabrics, both traditional and contemporary, and strive to make accessories that are not only pretty, but useful for busy women. Please visit my new shop at www.etsy.com/shop/piggledee2

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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