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  1. Thanks for sharing ,My web site is not up yet just yet Just starting out ,but i have been looking for a tiny hat for years I have all ways made them too big lol I do host a lot of parties , I’m going to be hosting a party next year for my uncle turning 80 He loves hats. So I thought of a small hat to top off his keep sake boxes as well as each table center piece (A hat ) and as well as each member at the party, Each hat will be different with a story of his life as we roast . I’ll try to remember to send picks once again thanks so much Ps ur pieces r wonderful and u have some very cute pieces keep up the creative work

  2. Your Fantastic, the things you make, showing us, so very , very kind of You. thanks, hope too make a By

  3. Netflix airing of Anne with an E has left me with an ache in my heart longing for simpler times. Your dialogue sounded so much like Anne’s as she was portrayed in this new depiction of Anne of Green Gables compelling me to respond to your blog. I have been a handmaking fool for forty plus years and loved, struggled and basked in its glory every minute of every day since I started creating playthings for myself long ago. A task that has never been thankless as there has always been someone to appreciate, and fall in love with something I created. There will always be those of us who hole up in our rooms patching and coaxing fabric into magical forms for our pleasure and to bring sparkle into the beholders eyes. This making will continue only as long as there is a demand for it. I implore you to continue with your picture taking, your storytelling, your impecccable taste in fabric choice, your childlike view of life, and your willingness to share your talents with the world. Ann Wood, it is such a pleasure to meet you.

  4. I too love sewing by hand, lately small gift bags, and birds , ballerinas. Felt animals, etc. anything to keep my hands busy in the winter evenings

  5. Your contact form isn’t working so I’m commenting hoping you’ll see this. Is a digital pattern for the mushrooms available? I am hoping you have it available as a download. Many thanks!

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  7. Acho muito lindo seu trabalho, obrigada por compartilhar alguns tutoriais.

  8. Hi! Love your little mice!! Adorable and can’t wait to try it. Do you have any other cute animal patterns? Thank you!

  9. I love your patterns. I’ve made over a dozen merry wobblers and one lamb. Currently, I’m making the forest folk and plan to make a bunch. The squirrel turned out perfect the first time and the rabbit is on its way there. The patterns are easy to follow and so much fun. It just brings so much joy to sew their faces on and bring them to life. Thanks, hope to see more patterns.

  10. Lynda Wieferich

    Dear Ann,
    Thanks so much for sharing. I made each of my boys a Christmas ornament this year using your patterns. I had so much fun they are no where near as cute as yours but I did have fun and I was able to tie a bunch of memories into them. Old pattern pieces from pjs I made them, old wooden spools from their great grandma, old postcard from the lake. I’m ordering the bunny pattern can’t wait to try it and the wool stuffing.

  11. vryblessedmom

    How very cute your style is can’t wait to try the little needle case. wow you have workshops too what a dream! Wish you were closer. Just found your site thanks for sharing your talent. Very inspiring. Will let you know how the little needle case turns out!

  12. Deb Baxter

    I’m so glad to have happened upon your website! I retired a couple of years ago, due to several disabilities. Back in the day, my goal was to be an artist, but career and raising a family always came first. Now I have a lot of time on my hands, which should be a dream-come-true, but have been a little hesitant about getting started. Looking through some of your projects has helped inspire me to start small and simple, until I can get into a creative frame of mind in working around my disabilities. Thanks for encouraging me to take a chance!

    • Sorry to hear of your health issues so I hope you are finding that taking the time to stitch and sew, make and mend is giving you the rest and recuperation you need. I also (had to ) give up work and it has taken me a while but I now find that sewing, stitching, making is calming, restorative and above all rewarding. When your life is restricted I know it is hard to feel like that there is ANYTHING you CAN do, you focus on what you can’t. Luckily for Anne Wood has come to rescue us and given us tons of ideas, projects and encouragement to ‘have a go’. Take heart, you are very much not home alone!

  13. Hello! I am new to this website, but found all of these thing adorable! I also have a recommendation:
    Could you make more free patterns with animals?

  14. wbpullin

    Hi Anne Wood! I love your detailed patterns and wonderful designs. Thank you so much!!

  15. Your work and your generosity is very rich. I LOVE THE TEA CUPS❗️I am very interested in the black crow as an item to purchase, if possible, or as a pattern to buy. Please advise. Thank you, Mary Lou vozza

  16. Sarah Lawton

    Hi- Just came upon your website this morning. How very cool. I would be very interested in your patterns and kits, workshops and also blog.

    I agree. You are very generous. I am particularly interested in the crows or other birds.

    Many many thanks,
    Sarah (from Vancouver, Canada)

  17. Mary Fielder

    Thank you for sharing your talents and joy of life and simpler ways. Handwork is a meditation of the heart and soul.

  18. Ann, I am so happy to have found you and your lovely art. I love the fact that everything you create has a delicate, magical
    feeling about it. You are truly one of a kind and I love what you do . I have been a “handmade” creator all of my life, and have always loved to draw & sketch. Your little paintings have inspired me to try my hand at painting. I’m hooked. You are an inspiration, and I owe you many thanks. Thank you so much. Jo Burrow

  19. Hello,

    I was wondering if we are allowed to sell the things we make with your lovely free patterns.

    Thank you,
    Sofie C

  20. Mary Beardsley

    I do not mean to be presumptuous but am wondering if you have ever had a free doll pattern? I am a Great grandmother just picking
    Up hand sewing again..I have many granddaughters that I think would enjoy these.Also interesting to hear of another writer mention
    Anne with an E . As I just finished watching that series as well and found it quite charming and heart warming.. Perhaps it led me here?
    Who knows? Anyway, Thank You so very much, Mary

  21. Pam Duckworth

    Just found you !
    Thank you for the free patterns,
    I promise they will lead to purchases!
    You are grandly talented!

  22. Carol B. Hallman

    Just found you and signed up. So nice of you to be so thoughtful and share. Especially during this time of being down. I’m a long time sewist and doll maker

    Thank you for sharing. Especially now when we have to get ourselves busy at home. My first career was as a seamstress and then I traded for 30 years of nursing. Retired now and picked up needle and thread again. Dolls are my favorite although I love to make little girls vintage frilly dresses as well. It’s time right now for bunnies and the fairie folk and I love your shoe pattern for the wee folk. Again, thank you. Stay well and creative. Enjoy your soup! Carol

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