Hi! My name is Holly Helgeson. I am a fabric and pattern addict! Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing and designing patterns. When I was a child, I used to impatiently wait for the “BIG” JCPenney and Sears catalogs to arrive at Christmas time so I could design dresses for the models in the books. However, my true love for fabric design came after I graduated high school and went to work for a wonderful designer, Julie Ingleman. I was privileged to work with many amazing women, all who inspired me and taught me about patterns, repeats and color. Following my design job with Julie, I went back to school and graduated with a diploma in Graphic Design.
These days I spend most of my time running after my three goofy children. They truly inspire me on a daily basis. I recently designed a line of paper dolls called “Mommy & Me” and “Miss Ruby” for my daughter Ruby. I am hoping to pass my love of paper dolls and pattern on to her. In addition, I have also challenged myself to create a new fabric design every week. Although, one design usually leads to many for me, and some very late nights.
If I am not drawing, you will typically find me with my nose in the latest fabric/pattern book, or sitting at my computer reading pattern blogs and writing for my blog. Otherwise, I will be searching out antique stores and flea markets with my hubby to see what kind of wonderful vintage fabric treasures I can find. I just can’t pass up a piece of vintage fabric. My inspiration truly comes from everything I set my eyes on. I find gorgeous textures and patterns everywhere I look.
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