Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mug Rug Love...and a bit of remorse...

A couple of mug rugs I whipped up yesterday to gift to girlfriends. I think they turned out pretty cute. I have six more cut and ready to sew...


Now, here's the question...I got this idea from a blog/shop...they were selling the pattern, or pattern/kit, but I just eyeballed it, and made my own. And let me do tell you that I have BOUGHT patterns before, for items that I knew I could make without buying the pattern, because I do believe that people should be paid for their ideas. But honestly, this was ridiculously easy to copy just by looking at the photo.

Yet...I feel bad for swiping it...

How about you? Do you swipe ideas (I'm sure most of you do, to some extent)? Do you feel bad when you do? Honestly, if it had been a PDF e-pattern, I probably would have purchased it...just to acknowledge the creativity...especially since it was cheap...but it was a hardcopy-in-the-mail pattern, and I wanted and needed to make it right now!

Does it make it any better that I HAVE purchased patterns from this shop before?

5 comments:

Regena said...

I gleen ideas all the time. but if I am going to make an exact copy, I will buy the pattern regardless of me skill at copying.
If the idea isn't original, gleen away. Sometimes people just put out a pattern of something that has no pattern.

Val said...

I don't see a problem myself if you can just look at it and figure it out. That is truly a gift.

Cynthia Matzat said...

Those are SO cute!!!! I wish I sewed better, and I would copy off of you! ;) I say don't feel guilty.

Heather said...

For what it is worth I think everyone copies off everyone else. I love yours so much I am going to copy from you.....does this upset you? LOL
Hugs

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Awe... yes what they think... not ratting myself out at all :O)