Added Apr 20, 2010
I don't know about you, but my patterns were in a complete mess. I'd run out of storage box space & had gotten into the nasty habit of just piling them on top of the boxes they were meant to go in.
Needless to say I was getting really tired of never being able to find the pattern I was after, so I spent my weekend re-organising my patterns. Because I like to be able to quickly flick through the patterns I have, I decided to organise my patterns by using a computer database & ordered filing system. It sounds complicated by it isn't.
This technique describes roughly what I did. I have not given specific instructions for setting up the database, as this is dependent on your operating system & software. However I just used the wizards that came with the program. For your reference I used Open Office's database tool 'Base'. You can download it for free here, they offer versions for Mac, Windows & Linux OS:
Database software (I used Base from Open Office)
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