Hi! My name is Anne Field. I have been sewing and crafting for over 25 years. I was very lucky that my mother taught me to sew when I was very young. I have been collecting horses since I was 8 and started making dolls in 2007 and I have been having a great time with it! I have made over 540 dolls (as of 5-4-13) and enjoy trying new things. In 2008 I got into performance showing and I am a total performance junkie now. I will do a bit of halter showing if that is my only option but performance will almost always lure me to a show.
In September of 2009 I got married to my best friend, Ethan. We were friends for about 5 years then dated for 10 years and decided now was the time for it to be official. People used to ask me why I would date a friend and I said because I already knew I liked him. After all this time we still find new things to talk and laugh about. We have 2 kids, Elecktra who is nearly 15 and Travis who is almost 13. We also have a rescued Pitbull named Abby. There is never a dull moment in our house. Both the kids love horses though Ethan doesn't. One day he may come around. Elecktra collects models and has gotten into showing a bit as well. She also volunteered at the Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association where Travis took therapeutic riding lessons. Unfortunately the program has been shut down which makes us all sad.
I have loved horses as long as I can remember. I took lessons a bit for awhile, lead trails at the public riding stables for years and volunteered at the Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association (which is how Elecktra got into it) before they shut down. I discovered while volunteering for the PVTRA that I really enjoy just being around horses, even if I don't get to ride. I also enjoy helping people ride who would not be able to if I wasn't there. I host a live model horse show (all halter) every August and am considering holding a second show as well. Since I love performance showing I would love to host a performance show. For the past 2 years I have also been an active photo shower with MEPSA. I have judged for them many times over the years but finally got into showing with them and I love it. It is a fantastic group and I would certainly recommend it to any hobbyist looking for a photo show.
Besides horses and dolls I love reading and being outside. I could spend hours hiking in the woods with the family and the dog, riding when I can and I have a new love for sailing! Ethan and I went to Newport on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. One of the things we did was take a sailboat tour of the harbor. It is a lot different than a power boat and (depending on where you are sitting) more fun. I can't wait to go again. I also have an enduring love for weddings. My Dad told me that after my wedding was over there would be a bit of a letdown. So far I have not had that (though I have a lot less stress) I have done the wedding photos for the sister of a friend and the friend of a friend and will be doing photos for the brother of my husbands best friend. I am also helping a friend plan her wedding this year. It's nice to be able to still be around weddings!
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. Also recently I was asked by Jeanne Grunert to do an interview for ask.com. It was fun! Here's the link if you are interested http://miniatures.about.com/od/modelhorse1/a/Interview-with-Anne-Field-Breyer-Doll-Artist.htm?r=un2