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#ThinkCreateReflect: A Pencil and a Dream

#ThinkCreateReflect: Where can you go with just a pencil and a dream?

Welcome back for #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a moment of creative reflection time in a busy week full of work. Thank you for joining us!

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This week, we’re talking about dreams:

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This week’s challenge for you: Grab a journal and a pencil, and start scribbling away all your fantastical dreams until your lead runs out.

Share your scribblings with us…

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#MakersWednesday: Stripey Mitts

#MakersWednesday: Making Mitts in self-striping sock yarn for my kiddo -

Hello, and welcome back to #MakersWednesday, where we take a break mid-week to celebrate the creative spirit in all of us.

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This week I’ve been working on some projects for my youngest kiddos. First up, a pair of simple fingerless mitts for my daughter:
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So, what have you been making this week? We’d love to see – share on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag…

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Back to Business School: Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Back to Business School: Educational Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

It’s Back-to-School time, and that makes it the perfect time to focus on educating yourself for the benefit of your creative business. So we’re rounding up a list of helpful resources to take you to school – in the comfort of your own home! Grab your laptop and a cup of tea and let’s get our learn on, shall we?

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Educational Resources for Creative…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Dear Teenager …

Welcome to Friday, the day where we take a moment in a busy week to Think about something new, Reflect on things past, and Create something entirely unknown! Each week we provide you with a creative, writing, or biz-related prompt to help inspire you in your working week. Enjoy!

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This week, it’s time to get out some paper or a laptop and write a letter … to your teenage self! So get out that old…

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#MakersWednesday: Small Socks

#MakersWednesday: On knitting tiny tube socks:

Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a mid-week break to celebrate the Maker in all of us!

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This week my youngest son got upset because the pair of “yarn socks” I made him last year no longer fits. He started to throw a tantrum, because “yarn socks are the only good socks and the other socks are terrible!” Though I don’t enjoy his tantrums most days, I had to chuckle at that one, and of…

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Handmade Round-Up: Apple of My Eye

Handmade Round-Up: Apple of My Eye

It’s time for another Handmade Round-Up! Here at Patterned HQ, we’re big fans of handmade. So today we’re rounding up some of our favorite finds in the handmade marketplace, and we’re doing it with a theme! Since it’s September, that reminds us of apple-picking time. Mmm, cider, pies, butters and tarts!

And of course, a big, juicy collection of apple-themed handmade goodies!

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Absolutely Terrified

#ThinkCreateReflect: Absolutely Terrified? That’s a good thing:

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect, your weekly dose of reflection and creativity in a week full of busy To Dos.

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This week, we’re facing our fears!

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What have you been afraid to do in your business – how has it held you back? Can you envision a way to move beyond it?

If you’re feeling particularly brave, share your fears with us in the comments below or…

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#MakersWednesday: The Mystery is Over!

#MakersWednesday: The Mystery is Over!

Hello, and welcome back to #MakersWednesday, where we take a break mid-week to celebrate the creative spirit in all of us.

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Well, the mystery shawl I’ve been talking about has come to an end! It’s all finished, and it’s definitely one of the strangest things I’ve ever made! I really enjoyed the whole process, though, because the construction was so much fun and the mystery kept my interest going!…

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Free Autumn Printable

We’ve got a FREE Autumn printable for you on the blog today: http://blog.patternedapp.com/2014/09/free-autumn-printable/

Welcome to September 1st – Autumn is nearly here! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to decorate like it’s October, even if we’ve just barely escaped August. So I’ve created a free printable to share with our Patterned App blog readers! It’s my way of saying YAY! Autumn is coming!!!!

Here you go! Just download, print, and frame it up!

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Click the link above to download & print. Enjoy!

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Cut Yourself out of Stone

#ThinkCreateReflect: Talking about reinvention - cut yourself out of stone

Welcome back for #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a moment of creative reflection time in a busy week full of work. Thank you for joining us!

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This week, we’re talking about reinvention:

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So, how can YOU reinvent yourself, or your business? Do you take time to do this regularly, or do you prefer to stay the course? How have you cut yourself, or your…

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