Sunday, June 7, 2009

Breaching the code

Due to two recent incidents, I would appreciate people not copying my ideas. I thought there was an unwritten rule about this and although I have read mentions of this on other peoples blogs, I never thought it would happen to me. I now understand how they felt and how it kind of takes away a piece of you.. I have had two experiences where I have wanted to make something (and then change it to suit my style of work ) that I have seen someone else do, but I spoke to them about it first and in one case I even got written permission. I hate to talk about this and cant believe it's happened... but you need to be aware of it going on and you maybe the next one it effects.

I'm sure a good night sleep is what I need now, Going to Ipswich tomorrow to take my things to Handmade Heaven .

13 comments:

Tanya said...

Well said sweet....It can be annoying when some one grabs your ideas..I have one person who does this to me and it bugs me alot...
Keep your chin up...
Big Hugs Tanxxoo

Micky said...

Yes I agree... after ALL the hardwork that Mum puts in with her ideas and creativity it is all snatched away by people who obviously don't have that creativity and need to use someone elses...

Love ya work Mum.

Micky xxoo

CurlyPops said...

Oh no! That's horrible. Sending you good karma.

The Handmade Expo said...

That really sucks Mum...I hope that this person realises what they have done and retracts their items or even recognises and apologises. I know that you have asked permission from people before and been told that it is ok...it is nice to see people doing the right thing.
Well said Tanya...KEEP YOUR CHIN UP..
Well said Micky...Luv your work Mum
Well said Curly Pops...KARMA

Liesa

Fallen Angel Designs said...

That's awful!! It must be really hard to cope with!
I have made things and goone exploring the web and found items that are disturbingly like mine, but i don't know if is because with jewellery, ideas can be very similar, but it still makes you feel a little off. I hope those people don't think I have copied them as I never do. But with YOUR line of work, it is so unique, it would be obvious to you if someone was copying!!
Hope they wise up and stop!!
Best of luck,
Brenda.

The Catnap Cottage said...

My mom told me a long time ago that when someone copies you or mimicks you, it is the highest form of flattery! It is still a hard pill to swallow though, I know. I would hope that we could all just inspire one another and we could all just feed off each other's creativity and have a ball doing it. Your items are just beautiful and you know I LOVE chenille!! Chin UP!!

Thea said...

This does suck and I hope that you have confronted the culprit directly. I never reveal my ideas until they are "out there". That way people know that everybody else is just copying you. There's no other real protection for us.

bubbachenille said...

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement and advice.
I'm getting better now!

Sandrine said...

Sounds not very good at all...we could all suffers that pain anyday...What help me is thinking people can steal my ideas but never my mind ;) Hope you will feel better!

The Handmade Expo said...

Have to comment on your NEW LOGO.
LOVING IT RIGHT NOW.
xoxox

Micky said...

Hey Mum,
I am LOVING this new logo... wowee.

xxoo
Micky

Cute as Buttons said...

Creating handmade things is a really personal expression, isn't it? I think that is why it feels so yucky when people don't respect that. Hope it eases up. Lisa. x

Finki (jay) said...

That's terrible.
I know I have abandoned ideas when I realized other people had a similar product. I hope you contacted them to let them know, you know.
Sometimes people may just be oblivious to how similar their work is to others, but sometimes they quite obviously steal ideas. either way they should know that they've offended you.