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Welcome to Janice Holden Designs!  I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you enjoy learning all about us.

Janice Holden designs is DIY sewing, painting, and home decor, with a little lifestyle thrown in for good measure. It features sewing & quilting patterns, DIY tutorials, and more!

The “designs” part started as a noun.  By that, I mean the focus was on selling my design products and patterns.  While patterns and products are still in the picture, “designs” is morphing into more of a verb.  I’ll be featuring more tutorials for sewing, crafting, and home decor DIY projects so you can indulge your creative side!  We’ll be using fabric, paint, paper – whatever it takes to explore new techniques and learn together.  If I can do it, you can do it!

I love to design all kinds of things.  Clothing, costumes, and wearable art pieces are my favorites.  I have several patterns I’ve designed over the years, and I plan to turn them into patterns so you can create your own versions.

I also love to re-design and refresh existing pieces.  A little imagination combined with the right skills and tools can work magic!  Thrift store clothing finds new life with scissors and thread.  Home decor pieces are revived with a little paint and elbow grease.  Abracadabra and voila!

I’ll be sharing my thoughts on style, health and beauty.  If I find something I love online, I’ll share it with you.  You might love it too!  I’m part of a few affiliate programs, so you will see affiliate links here and there.  If you buy something I suggest, I will receive a small commission (at no additional cost for you).

My Story

I started about eight years ago as LYTM Inc (that’s Love You the Most, in case you wondered).  My sweetheart Ray owned the domain, and I decided to use it for my budding quilt pattern business.  LYTM Inc shifted to Coastal Cottage Studio a few years ago as I started moving towards a name that really represented me and my work.  Earlier this year, I realized that my name does a better job of representing me than any other possibly could!

I have more products available in my Etsy shop.  It’s still Coastal Cottage Studio, because it’s kind of a pain to change the name.  I’m busy moving them over, but please take a few minutes to check them out while I work on that.  Click to visit Coastal Cottage Studio

I am so blessed to be living on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast, sharing my life with Ray.  We have awesome children and grandchildren, and the best Moms in the world!

I hope Janice Holden Designs will help you find your own creativity.  I love my customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use my Contact Us page to let me know what you like, get help on your projects, or talk about collaboration.  I look forward to hearing from you!