Ann’s Gifts and Sew Much More (Giveaway Closed)


My dear friend Ann has a shop called Ann’s Gifts and Sew Much more. It was Ann who instigated, indulged, enabled, encouraged  my love of aprons. If it weren’t for Ann, I might not have my logo and  The Symbol of a Beautiful Calling.

Her shop is located at 505 Queensway West in Simcoe and you can reach her at 519-410-1742. She is an amazing woman; friendly, upbeat, an encouragement and such a ray of sunshine. If you live in the area, I suggest you pop into her place. It is one of the most welcoming shops I’ve been in and I know you’ll be delighted with everything!

If you don’t live in the area, you could always contact her about mailing payment and having your items shipped. {I should really talk to her about setting up an Etsy store!}

I visited her place the other day for a couple of reasons but one was that my friend had a baby (go look at what a cutie he is!). Ann makes wonderful receiving blankets, bibs, warm teddies and more for babies. Ann’s shop is the perfect place to find a unique and useful baby gift! Just look at the TLC she has put into the ribbons and the stitching detail.

Ann’s shop is all decorated for Easter right now with all sorts of fun things. She also makes oven mitt covers, cushions, clothes peg bags (I have one on order in the neatest print!), tote bags, placemats, table runners, napkins…and more! Al of these are in a vast array of patterns and fabrics; you’re sure to find something for every personality! She has a great selection of items all set to go but also welcomes custom orders. She has the fabric right there for you to choose from and it’s hard to choose, believe me!

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One of my other favorite products she has are the fabric books! A friend gave my little ones each one for Christmas 2 years ago and I just recently purchased a third one. We have “Jesus and Me”, “Helping Heroes” and “The Bravest Dragon” but there are tons more titles including some classics like the Pokey Little Puppy, Beatrix Potter Tales and Paddington! They are perfect for putting in baby’s crib. John is 19 months and when he wakes up in the morning, I expect him to entertain himself in his bed until I am showered and ready for the day (a huge sanity saver for me!). Allowing him these sweet and colorful fabric books means that he can flip through and look at them (he really does!) and I know that he is safe from paper cuts and such. He did have board books once but ate half the front cover (about 16 months old) so now I just stick with his fabric ones.

Anyway, Ann’s Apron Emporium is the perfect place for one-of-a-kind,  practical, useful and quality items for yourself or as gifts!

I just love Ann and her shop.

GIVEAWAY TIME (Starting April 8, 2010)

How to Enter:

  1. Leave a comment sharing what your number one pick would be. Do you need a new apron? What about a cute apron for your little one? Do you need oven mitts, clothespin bag or baby essentials?
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image[11] Our Ann’s Gifts Winner is Jackie (jackievillano)

If you live in the Brantford, Simcoe or Surrounding Area, you want to pop into Ann’s Shop. One of the most delightful shops you’ll ever enter, you’re sure to find something wonderful for any occasion or none at all!


  1. I would love to win one of the fabric books.
    my little nephew Nehemiah, 2 in June, hops on his Grandpa’s soft leather chair pulls a quilt over his legs and sits there reading a book, just like his Gpa, it’s too cute.
    he would be thrilled with a fabric book.

    p.s. I love Ann’s website, and wish I was closer to visit the store.

  2. I would love chair cushions.. but I have 8 chairs.. lol. So I would probably pick a kids apron! I think my boys would enjoy that! And I can always use baby stuff!

  3. hi Anne!: just wanted to let you know how fun your store looks..i know the pics don’t do it justice! i would love one of her aprons! they look very cheery and i could pretend i am cooking while wearing it!!
    thank you..marie from NJ

  4. I love the placemats I see on the wall in the picture – we can never have enough around here! The fabric books are nice also! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  5. I could definitely use a new apron – I’m still using the one I made in my grade 8 sewing class.

  6. I would love one of the fabric books! Thanks for the review and giveaway…looks like great stuff (wish I could sew!).
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  7. i’d go for baby essentials – we just found out we’re pregnant! the soft books are too adorable!

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