Welcome to Dreamflite Design.
Dreamflite Design is the studio name of Anna Helt (Anna Kirby, prior to September 2015). I've been making and selling scale miniature tack since 2006, working hard to perfect my craft and create the most realistic Stablemate scale tack possible. My hobby involvement goes back further; I've been an active Breyer collector since the early 2000s, adding resins later. In the early days, I made play quality tack and accessories for my herd of Breyers and Grand Champions. In 2005, I began focusing on Stablemates and realistic tack. I sold my first set in 2006 and haven't looked back since. I've improved a great deal since then, and my tack has helped many to win championships in the US, NAN Top Tens, and performance championships in Europe and the UK.
I maintain a studio Facebook page and blog where I share progress photos, studio updates, tips, and tutorials. In 2012, I wrote and published my first book: an 18-page guide to making 1:32 scale English saddles. It's sold hundreds of copies since the first publication, and I've been hard at work on a follow up volume about western saddles. My Etsy shop stocks cast western trees and printed saddle pads for performance junkies.
I live in the midwest and have been involved with horses on and off for most of my life, though I've never had the pleasure of owning one. I have real-life experience with the mechanics of western and English tack, and am fortunate enough to have a full-size western and English saddle on hand for reference along with a shelf full of great books.
Outside of the hobby, I'm a freelance graphic designer with newspaper advertising experience. I've been married to my husband, Justin, since 2015. My childhood cat came with me, and she alternately entertains and frustrates with her many antics. I love to read fantasy and science fiction, draw, and spend time outside hiking and exploring the local trails.