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Hexie Sewing Set
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If you've become a devotee of English paper piecing with hexies (and I sincerely hope that you have), then here's a trio of small projects to feed your addiction. And as a bonus, these are helpful items you can toss in your EPP travel kit for piecing on the go.

If you have a stash of precious little scraps you can't bear to use, this might just be the pattern for them.

What Comes With Your PDF Pattern:

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Flower POW Mug Rug
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It's mid-afternoon, and you've been at your computer all day. Clearly it's time for a nice cuppa and a little something to nibble. But you know what would really brighten your day? Putting that snack on a handmade mug rug!

Mug rugs, for the uninitiated, are like supersized coasters – just big enough to hold your beverage and a nice cookie or two. (Or three!) And this mug rug is extra special (and fun to make) because of its intricate patchwork.

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CraftyPod 2.0: Taking on Craft Business Investors, with Alicia DiRago
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This show offers up a very interesting story: Alicia DiRago launched Whimseybox about a year ago. It's a subscription service, where you pay to get a monthly box of craft supplies mailed to you. There's also an online community where you can get ideas and share what you've made from those supplies.

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CraftyPod 2.0: What Does It REALLY Take to Grow a Craft Business? with The Shiba
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All images in this post from Shibaguyz Photography, used with permission.

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Crafting an Effective Blog
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So, you have a blog, and a
small business.

Is your blog bringing you sales? Is it a good ambassador for your brand?

Are you wondering whether you even need a blog?

These are all excellent questions! But they're hard to answer sometimes. How the heck do you get blog posts to make your product interesting, without sounding like a spammer? How many posts a week do you need? Should you share personal things, or not?