Wow time goes by and my poor blog is sorely neglected. Since Facebook became so popular I am finding less time for my blog and also reading other blogs. I am trying to keep the Freebies For Crafters blog alive with free tutorials that wonderful bloggers take the time to share with us.
What I have recently found is that people don't seem to have any morals abut what they think they can claim as their own tutorial. I do think that the majority of bloggers have good morals and treat each other with respect but there are some that just don't seem to respect the time and effort we put into creating a free tutorial and sharing it. They seem to think they can take it and then re-post their own tutorial using your pattern and idea. This is not acceptable and it is very disappointing when it happens. I know I have seen it happen to others in the past and I always make contact with them to let them know and I will always leave a comment on the offenders blog to request they remove it. Most times people have the common sense to to the right thing but others don't seem to have any morals and refuse to do the right thing.....so what do you do about that? Recently it was brought to my attention somebody was making a tutorial using my pattern and it was very obvious it was my pattern. I made contact with her and she hasn't removed the tutorial and seems to think it is okay. I have advised her it is not and that what bloggers do is show their picture and refer them back to the original tutorial. They don't make a tutorial with somebody elses ideas/pattern. Some may ask if they can share their version which could be slightly different and I have actually done this with one in the past but this persons version is not that different to mine that it warrants that. I am of the mind that I will name and shame her in a blog post and further on Facebook if she cannot find the morals to do the right thing.
On a good note I got to do a workshop with the lovely Camille Roskelly She visited Australia and we were so very fortunate to spend the day down the Gold Coast and do a class using her Red Letter Day pattern. I was lucky to win one of her layer cakes and some threads. What more could I ask for. The photos on Camilles blog shows the little pincushion I had made using her gorgeous fabrics and gave it to her to take home with her. I have to say I love all her fabric ranges. Sorry the photo's are a bit blurry. I am certainly no photographer...ha ha