I haven’t had much time to crochet lately with work and whatnot, but for Christmas I did make a few gifts for friends (yeah, I know… talk about a delayed post). None of my own creations this time but I wanted to share the work anyway and promote the awesome places these patterns came from:
Little Red Lobster:
In the two years I have had my Sailor Moon pattern up for free I have met some very nice people. The only other time (until now) that someone incorrectly linked my work and didn’t attribute it I was able to politely ask the person to rectify the situation, and they did. So far it has been a great experience that has made me appreciate the online amigurumi community more.
Sadly I got a comment that came through to my email from the lovely person behind Tales of Twisted Fibers (As a side note I cannot tell you how much I adore her Bee Girl amigurumi from the classic Blind Melon video. I seriously need to add this to my list of items to make… but I digress.) alerting me that my pattern has been translated and put up on a turkish blog without attributing it as my work (see untranslated image below).
She didn’t even bother to make the item herself and just stole my picture instead. I will not link to her site, because quite frankly I don’t want to give her the traffic she so clearly craves. If you are a distributor of ami patterns go to my Sailor Moon pattern and have a look in the comments, you will find the link in there as you might want to check if she has stolen anything of yours.
For my part I have reported the copyright infringement to Google as she has posted this all on a Blogger site. The sad thing is I have always given this pattern out for free and would have let her use it on her site if she 1.) Asked my permission to translate it 2.) Linked back to the original work. The only things I have ever asked are for people to credit me with the original work, link back to the original pattern and to never sell the pattern (however finished objects I have always said are perfectly fine to sell).
It just makes me a little sad and wasn’t the best way to start off a Monday. Thank you again to Tales of Twisted Fibers for alerting me to the issue. Hopefully if people keep reporting her to Google the site will be taken down.
I have been getting more and more emails (and I apologize but I just don’t have the time to respond to many of them) and most people are asking if I have patterns for the other sailor scouts.
Unfortunately I do not. The Sailor Saturn and Sailor Venus I made on the fly with slight modifications to the original pattern (mostly in colors, hair, and shoes). I have been really busy with work and other things and I just haven’t had the time to try and write the patterns up. Maybe someday, but as you can see from the last time I posted it may be awhile.
I apologize for the delay and for the inability to give personal responses to every email. Hopefully someday I will have more time for this hobby of mine, but it may not be for a bit.
So for Christmas this year I made Yoda’s in light of my current obession with playing SWTOR from the amazing patterns by Lucyravenscar. They were a big hit and super adorable.
I wanted to post an update since I realize I have been MIA as of late and some of you might be waiting for my Mokona pattern.
Sadly life has been a bit hectic, and not in a good way. I have been busy with work and finding new business per usual but I have certainly been feeling the pressure lately.
Also there is an illness in my family and much of my free time has been spent discussing it, worrying about it and trying to organize road trips (as the person is unfortunately a bit of a drive away).
I will get back to the Mokona pattern as soon as I can but right now it’s a bit too much on my plate. I apologize to those of you who are waiting and thank you for your patience.