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Thursday, 10 February 2011

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2 comments:

  1. I love this post and wish I was reading more of this! I think what also needs to be considered that sometimes, and this happens with very simple ideas, we do not OWN the idea...I often see very classic patterns that have been around for years eg the a-line skirt, the "pillow case" or basic sundress, even the basic scarf - on blogs with threats about making such things because the blog author owns them....We need to exercise some realism here. Craft is to be shared not franchised. Yes integrity at all times.
    Thanks for this post!

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  2. thanks for your comment :) I agree crafts are to be shared :) I would never "own" a pattern if I made it as I feel people should be able to make it and put there mark on it :)

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