Sewing Happiness – 2017 Winter Tour and a giveaway

January 25, 2017   /   byTrine (groovy baby)  / Categories :  Feeds
Beautiful. That pretty much sums it up.

This book is a beauty from the beginning to end - the words, the photos, the illustrations, the colors.

This (beautiful) book is not only about sewing. As described by the author herself: It's (also) a personal story about unexpected transformation. It's about how sewing saved and altered Sanae Ishidas life when she was diagnosed with a chronic disease and on top of that lost her corporate job back in 2012.

The book includes twenty simple projects. So, if you're new to this sewing business this truly is a great (and beautiful - did I mention that) book to start with. Sanae will teach you how to make  origami pillows, adorable tooth fairy pillows, baby kimonos. pouches, camera straps and dresses just to mention a few. And you'll want to make it all.

The book is divided into four chapters - summer, fall, winter and spring. Each chapter starts with a little personal essay about how sewing - and a healthier life style - brought back happiness and well being to her life.


The origami pillow described as deceptively complicted-looking. At first I wasn't sure about the deceptively part, but of course Sanae is right. The (beautiful) pillow is really easy to make. It's all about sewing straight lines. So why not make two when you're at it.

I made a pillow in a solid pale pink (surprise) woolen fabric and a reversible one in ash rose/tree print. I want to fill my home with these beauties.

//UPDATE

Random.org has chosen a winner - lucky no 29 aka Sheila Johnson. Congrats :-)

 
 
 



Want to make such a (beautiful) pillow for you own sofa? Or perhaps a (beautiful) dopp kit for the man in your life - or a (beautiful) infinity scarf for yourself?! All you have to do is leave a comment below. The winner will be picked by Random Generator when the tour is over.

Sanae is generously offering a signed copy of 'Sewing Happiness' to one of my followers. And the lucky winner will also receive a 45 Euro gift certificate to German based 1000stoff

Thank you, beautiful Sanae, for letting me play along. Be sure to visit the other ladies on the Sewing Happiness 2017 Winter Tour.




January 23 - Ute + Lara   
January 24 - An of StraightGrain // Instagram  
January 25 - Trine of Groovy Baby and Mama Trine of // Instagram  
January 26 - Shelley of Bartacks and Singletrack // Instagram   
January 30 - Annika of Näh Connection // Instagram  
January 31 - Olu of Needle and Ted // Instagram  
February 1 - Emi of Just Add Fabric // Instagram  
February 2 - Eva of With Love - by Eva // Instagram

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Groovybaby....and mama

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