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.