Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Inpirations....

Yes.. please feel free to be INPSPIRED by my work not copy. I have to say this & I am sooo sorry to the people who read my blog... but I was at hobby lobby last night looking for paper & I overheard a young girl ask a lady if she knew where she could get some supplies to make headbands?? That she had been in a shop where the girl (me) makes them ect... Won't go into all the details. Ok This is what this does to me.. my heart sinks.. I get really angry and a pit in my stomach! I can't tell you HOW HARD I work to come up with new and original ideas.. and I am INPSPIRED all the time by other artists.. but have NEVER copied anyones work without their permission.. meaning copyright permission!
I also CAN NOT pay my rent by people coming telling me they LOVE my shop not spend a dime and the go an try to make it!!! Lastly my headbands are $15.00 and most if not all of my things are sooo affordable.. it really would cost you your time and energy to copy me.. why???? This is what this does to someone like me! Sorry it had to be said.. I am really angry, mostly because I recognized the girl.. she came in.. did not buy anything from me and then proceeds to copy me! I would be less upset had you bought a few headbands.....

I had a different post for today.. but I am feeling the need to remind people.. just because I handmake my products does not give you the right to copy them! Please be respectful... once again. I can not keep my cute shop doors open with people who look & copy!! Alot of items are limited edition if not one of a kind.. if you are out there copying then what???
:(

By the way I said nothing to her... I am a business owner and felt that was not professional. I do believe in karma and I am pretty sure she saw me when she turned the corner! What are the odds that I was an aisle away when she was asking for the info.

5 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about this! Keep your head up, your are so talented and creative and that is the unfortunate part of our business. Others dont take the time to dream up their own creations so they just take others.

ohshootphotography said...

you don't know me, but I have photo shoots quite often, out side your store...lol....but I have to say, that I hope she reads this blog and feels like an a$$!!!!! Sorry to hear about this....... I'm dealing with a similar situation...and it's very annoying!!

daintydaisies said...

Thank you ladies! It is very insulting and kind of a BIG slap in the face!!! :(

Stef.. she was the cute Blonde girl that came in Gallery Walk & raved about the store and then bought a ring!!!

daintydaisies said...

Ohshootphotography.. sorry I assumed your are a lady but if not I aplogize! Come in and say hi sometime! :) I am sure I have seen you...

ohshootphotography said...

lol..yeah, I'm a lady! :) No worries. I have been meaning to come in, but with 3 little ones, I am never down there at the right time. I'll get in there. My friend told me that you have awesome hair stuff for my little girl!! I'm excited!!