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#MakersWednesday: Anime Quilt

What are you making this #MakersWednesday? - http://blog.patternedapp.com/2014/03/makerswednesday-anime-quilt/

Welcome back for another round of #MakersWednesday, where we’re turning Hump Day into the best day of the week by sharing the creative juices in order to keep ‘em flowing!

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This week I’ve got another quilt to share! I can’t really explain it, but my quilting mojo has been on fire lately, and I figure I’d better keep going with that enthusiasm before it gives out on me. Quilts for everyone,…

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Preparing for the Unknown in your Small Biz

If you own your own business, there are a lot of balls to juggle on a regular basis. It can be overwhelming just to keep up with the day-to-day operations that keep your biz going every week. We totally understand that. But if you’re only doing what you need to do in order to prepare for – and survive – the week (or the month, or even the year), then you’re doing yourself a major disservice.

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Past, Present, Future

#ThinkCreateReflect: Know where you’ve been to plan where you’re going

Welcome to another edition of #ThinkCreateReflect, where we pause during a busy week of making and selling in order to respond to a creative or thought-provoking prompt!

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This week’s prompt:

 Close your eyes and imagine yourself five years into the future of your business. Describe it – how much are you earning? What does your working day look like? How do you spend your time? How wide is…

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#MakersWednesday: Socks in Progress

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

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This week I’ve got a hand-knit pair of socks to share! Well, really, it’s the toe portion of one of those socks (the other one is finished but not pictured). I’m designing this pattern and having lots of fun doing it! The leafy motif reminds me that Spring is on the way!

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Round ‘em Up: Ideas for Goal Setting and Planning

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Here at Patterned HQ we know you’re busy. You don’t have time to scour the Internet each week, looking for the best and the brightest information out there on a particular topic. Let us do that for you instead! Every so often we’ll post a “Round ‘em Up” list of articles and other information that’s useful to small business owners like you. Just because we’re awesome like that (and so are you).

What do your goals look like this year?

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#ThinkCreateReflect: The Wild Iris of Inspiration

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a little time to think about the now, reflect on the past and create for the future! Each week we’ll give you a prompt that will inspire your creativity or get your business juices flowing. We hope you’ll join us!

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Today we’ve got an inspirational quote to bring out the creativity that lives deep inside you:

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So, what calls to youin the quiet…

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#MakersWednesday - Owl Quilt

For #MakersWednesday we present: a neon Owl Quilt!

Hello, and welcome to the most creative day of the week! Every Wednesday we take the time to stop and snap a photo of the creative projects we’re working on. We hope you’ll do the same!

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This week, I’m sharing a project I recently finished – an owl quilt for my daughter, who is 8:

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I used this tutorial to make my star blocks, and then I used a method from this awesome Craftsy class for…

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Round ‘em Up: Habit Makeover

Are you a person of accomplishment? Would you like to be?

Welcome to another edition of Round ‘em Up, where we slurp up the best of the Web and share it with you. Today’s topic is Habit Makeover. Have you wanted to start some new habits, but you’re not sure how? Maybe you don’t know which habits to adopt that will make the most impact! The fact is, a lot of successful people have certain habits in common, and if you can harness those habits for yourself…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Handy Inspiration

#ThinkCreateReflect: Makers, keep your inspiration handy!

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a little time to think about the now, reflect on the past and create for the future! Each week we’ll give you a prompt that will inspire your creativity or get your business juices flowing. We hope you’ll join us!

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This week, it’s time for some art journaling! Even if you don’t keep an art journal, you can use a regular sheet of paper or a page out…

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#MakersWednesday: Illustrating 2013 - words + actions

#MakersWednesday: Feeling stuck? Draw it out!

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For this #MakersWednesday post, we’re going to draw out some of our inner thoughts and feelings. Sometimes sketching out your thoughts can help you find new ways to take action in your life.

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What can you illustrate to help you work through a problem you’re having? Whatever you’re working on, share it with us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MakersWednesday!

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