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Small Business of the Day: The Patchwork Ark
Who: Carolyn Robbins, 54, @thepatchworkark
What: Handmade miniature teddy bears, dolls and quilts
How: Robbins had always been passionate about crafting and in the early 1990s, she decided to turn her hobby into a full-time business.
"I thought I needed to use those talents to share the things I make with other people--to inspire and bring joy to them," she said.
Where: Colorado Springs, Co.
In her own words: "I do a lot of one-of-a-kind things, they are my own patterns. You won't find them somewhere else, and that makes me stand out."