Elevated and unique Patterns by Erica-Lee Helgerson
Elevated and unique Patterns by Erica-Lee Helgerson
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The Samaren Namesake

Erica Helgerson

The Samaren Namesake

The Samaren Bag was about 5 months in the making. When I'm struck with an idea for a new design, it's like meeting a new person. I'm spending time with it to try and get to know it. That's one of the reasons the names of my patterns mean so much to me. Usually, I try to name my patterns early on in the process because when I do, more times than not, I feel more connected to them.  Like they are now a part of my creative story.   Samaren came about in early December when I was in the thick of...

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The First 5 Years

Erica Helgerson

The First 5 Years

August is a very special month for me and my husband, Chris.  Personally, I love it because it always seems to be the hottest month in our PNW summers.  Growing up, I always imagined my wedding taking place outdoors and I put my money on August for the best chance of good weather.  (I won that bet and I’ll reminisce about the wedding day from heaven at another time).  The infamous date we became our weird little unit was August 22, 2014.  Yep five years, FIVE YEARS!  Around my birthday (early June) this year, Chris started teasing me about Anniversary...

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Happy Launch Day!

Erica Helgerson

Happy Launch Day!

What a happy day!  This day, August 18, 2019 is the birth day of this website.  I can’t help but be moved for this milestone in my passion project – Lavender & Twine. It’s a funny thing really, lots of people have websites for their business.  But have you ever felt like you were looking out the window at all the things other people are doing and never even considered you could go outside and do those things too?   So here I am staking the ground and enjoying every last bit of the new space I occupy.  It feels...

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