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Let's talk about planning for 2015! I am talking about three things in this show - the bullet journal, Your Best Year 2015 Productivity Workbook and Creative Business Planner http://mebeingcrafty.com/2015creativebusiness, and the Year of Making ebook. Head on over to http://mebeingcrafty.com/2014/018-tsoniki-crazy-bull-plans-for-2015 for links to everything and show notes.

Episode 018 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, http://mebeingcrafty.com

Direct download: epi018_Plans_for_2015.mp3
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Tsoniki Crazy Bull and a short holiday message from my family. Enjoy the holidays, however you may celebrate them!

Direct download: epi017_Happy_Holidays.mp3
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Lee Monroe of May Chappell and I visit about her creative journey from changing her major in college to becoming a graphic designer and falling in love with quilting five years ago. Lee is the President (soon to be Vice President) of her local modern quilt guild and has turned her creative love of quilting into a business. She has published quilt patterns and is also teaching quilting classes.

Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi016_Lee_Monroe.mp3
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Julie Persinger, of Knitpickin' Chicken and Top Shelf Quilting, and I talk about pattern design, her new long arm quilting business, Project Linus, and more. Listen in as she tells the story of an epic quilt made in just one day, her experience with donating to Project Linus, teaching, and starting a business.

Leave me a message at http://mebeingcrafty.com/message, and stop by the website at http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi015_Julie_Persinger.mp3
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Christa Watson of Christa Quilts and I talk about being confident in your sewing and quilting, as well as how accessible quilting is and tips for tools you need to get started. We encourage you to just go for it bceause whatever you are making, in the end it is going to be a functional piece. It's also important to not get caught up in feeling like you need the latest and greatest tools - buy what you need to be creative and save up for the more expensive items.

Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi014_Christa_Watson.mp3
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Nicholas Ball of Quilts in the Attic shares his advice for anyone being creative - don't be afraid to just do it. This is great advice - simple yet also sometimes hard for us to follow. Nick is creating amazing quilts and really changed his style after just a few short years of quilting. Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com for links on where you can find Nick, and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi013_Nicholas_Ball.mp3
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Sandi Sawa Hazlewood and I talk about the process of being creative. In today's snap a picture and instantly share it online fast pace, the process can sometimes take a backseat to the creating part of our lives. We love interacting with friends and want to show them what we've finished, but it's also important to share what and how and why we are making something. Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com/2014/leave-me-a-message/ and leave me a voicemail!

Direct download: epi012_Sandi_Sawa_Hazlewood.mp3
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Tracey Wirth reminds us to not let technology hold us back when we want to be a designer. She talks about her experience with surface design and reinventing herself in this new to her genre. We also talk about the influence our parents have on us and our artistic venture. She has attended weekend workshops which is just a great way to find people interested in the same thing you are interested in, and to get to know other designers and makers in the same arena as you.

Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi011_Tracey_Wirth.mp3
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Alison Dutton, of Alison Sews, is my guest this week and we talk about her experience being a pattern tester for different people writing patterns as well as her new blog. She has been active on social media but only recently started her website as a way to share more about the projects she is making. Alison also wrote her first tutorial for a quilt pattern and is interested in sharing more tutorials and patterns. I encourage her to do so, because even if we feel like there are just too many out there, someone looking for something you are offering can only come to you for that. There are a lot of quilt patterns already written, but not the ones that you have created. Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi010_Alison_Dutton.mp3
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Alorha has been teaching beadwork classes for over four years and this year she opened a studio in her home. She teaches the basics of beadwork and moves into specific stitches and projects. She loves teaching people to bead and sharing her knowledge. Alorha is also very involved in the local youth groups near the reservation where she and her family live and she has been for many years. I am happy to see her so involved with working with our young people, this is very important. Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com for show notes and links for where you can find Alorha.

Direct download: epi009_Alorha_Baga.mp3
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Andrea House, Tickled Peach, and I visit about having little kids and trying to stay creative when we need to be there for our tiny babies. We are often in a season of life that is all about our kids, which is okay. Andrea struggled with post partum depression after her children were born and for her that meant she felt alone. She talks about her experience with this struggle and coming out of it. Andrea is a very crafty and creative person, she decorates for any and all holidays so be sure to stop by her website for great ideas on crafting with your kids. Stop by http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi008_Andrea_House.mp3
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Rebecca Roach, a quilt designer living in Austin, TX, and I talk about how the first thing she sewed as a young girl was not fun and thus she turned away from sewing until years later after that experience. She has one quilt pattern out right now and is dreaming up a fabric collection that she would produce. Rebecca and I also talk about symbols used in quilting and how her culture influences her designs. It's an important conversation to have because of what is out there about Native American people. Visit the website at http://mebeingcrafty.com

Direct download: epi007_Rebecca_Roach.mp3
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Andrea Rennick of Quilti.com and I visit about her creative journey from sewing with her Grandmother as a young girl, to refashioning her clothing as a teenager, to making clothes for her kids when they came along. She loves the modern quilt movement and does all of her own free motion quilting. Andrea also recognized that she needs a creative outlet so she schedules time to sew and quilt, using her calendar so she is sure to have that time available. Visit Andrea at Quilt.com. Stop by the website at MeBeingCrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi006_Andrea_Rennick.mp3
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Rachael Gander is the owner of Imagine Gnats, a website offering sewing tutorials and patterns. We talk about her "I can make that" moment, when she started working at home, and the paper patterns she just had made this past summer. Go to http://mebeingcrafty.com and let me know how you were creative today.

Direct download: epi005_Rachael_Gander.mp3
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Heather Mann owns the Dollar Store Crafts website, as well as Craft Fail, and is the author of the book Craft Fail. She shares tutorials and projects made with supplies you can find at any dollar store. Heather and I talk about the projects you can find on the Dollar Store Crafts site, crafting and making with kids, and how the Craft Fail website and book came to be.  Subscribe to the podcast at http://mebeingcrafty.com/itunes

Direct download: epi004_Heather_Mann.mp3
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In this episode I talk to Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts.com. We had a great conversation about the art and crafts that Anne creates, the Quilt Design a Day group on facebook that she created, how Play Crafts came to be, and a lot about how Anne has created a community because of being a creative person. She talks about the time in her life when she took a break from crafting, and how once she came back into crafting, she won't take a break again. Anne is also writing a book, which is exciting!

Direct download: epi003_Anne_Sullivan.mp3
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Julie Dueck learned how to sew from her Grandma's teaching her when she was just six years old. Today Julie owns The Intrepid Thread quilt shop in Milpitas, CA.

Direct download: epi002_Julie_Dueck.mp3
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Being creative with kids doesn’t need to be a lot of work, just share some supplies, some ideas, and watch them show you amazing things. Listen to a short interview with my kids and ideas I have for you to be creative with your kids.

Direct download: epi001_Kids.mp3
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Introduction to the Me Being Crafty podcast. Today I'd like to share my story around creativity and being a creative person, and let you know what the Me Being Crafty podcast is going to bring.

Direct download: epi000_Intro.mp3
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