Ok, so this evening I have made one of the cuter things, in my opinion, that I have ever made. I made a tooth monster for holding lost teeth and collecting the 'mullah'(sp?). I found it on Pintrest (duh). Now, I pretty much made a rough replica of exactly what I saw and upon making it again I will be making all sorts of different shapes and colors and such. (They were actually super fun to put together!) The Pintrest pin, though, was not of a craft someone made and was sharing, it was a pin of something someone saw on Etsy and liked. Me, I tend to browse Etsy for ideas. Never, have I bought anything. I look, memorize, and do it myself. Is there a problem with this? I am also that person at the craft show who walks out looking like she just hit the mother load of greatness but is carrying not a single bag. It’s all locked upstairs ready to unpack the moment I hit my craft table.
For me, I figure if I make something and someone sees it and wants to copy it, go for it. I'm not going to give you my pattern, but I’m certainly not going to put up a fuss about you using your own diy-ness and figuring it out. There are more than enough lovers of crafts without a crafty bone in their body to go around and keep the market going, right? Also, I never sell anything. I love making stuff for people, but I would never take money for them. Too much pressure!
So, my question, is there an issue with replication?
Btw: our first tooth monster...