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Sewing Happiness: A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well – Sanae Ishida

25,95

Sewing Happiness: A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well – Sanae Ishida

25,95

Twenty simple sewing projects are tied together with a thread of memoir that tells the story of how sewing brought Sanae Ishida profound happiness. Each seasonal project, specially designed to promote health, creativity, relationships and more, provides gentle inspiration to live your best life.

When Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things, and enabled her to rediscover sewing–her true passion.

Inspired to succeed at just one thing, Ishida vowed to sew all of her daughter’s clothes (and most of her own) for one year. Sewing Happiness includes 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods and children’s and women’s clothing) organized by season, and stitched together with Ishida’s charming personal story.

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Sanae Ishida studied Communications, Business and Education at UCLA and once propelled into the real world, she didn’t know what to do. She started out as an administrative assistant  at a glamorous marketing company right out of college. After a year, she went to Japan to teach English:

“It was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life and arguably one of the most magical (next to having a child). After two years of teaching, I went back to UCLA for a graduate degree in Educational Counseling. And this is where my nomadic career starts because it turns out that I didn’t really want to do educational counseling. I have been a graphic designer, a manager of international programs, a director of operations for a theater company, a production associate for the Pottery Barn catalog, a dispatcher for a neighborhood watch, an artist/manager for a handmade gift ware company. I’ve worked for technology companies in the “Creative Services” department, predominantly as a project manager for digital media. For a few sleep-deprived years as a new mother, I did some freelance illustration specializing in girly, fashion-y and children’s illustration.”

Her first children’s book, Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl, was released in May 2015, and her second book, Sewing Happiness is published April 2016.

Sanae now lives in Seattle with her husband and fabulous little girl. You can follow her on her blog.

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