Holly Hobbie (born Denise Holly Ulinskas, 1944) is an American writer and illustrator, and the name of a fictional character based on this person. Hobbie is the author of the popular Toot and Puddle children's books, and the creator of the character bearing her name. She lives in Conway, Massachusetts. She married Douglas Hobbie in 1964.In the late 1960s, Hobbie sold distinctive artwork of a cat-loving, rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet to American Greetings. This series of illustrations became popular, and her originally nameless character became known as "Holly Hobbie".