Every morning I flick on the computer and breeze through my list of blogs which I regularly read. It tops 100 but not everyone posts everyday so they get read quite quickly. I keep a pen and scrap of paper handy in case I need to go back later when I have more time. i.e. after the days work !
I have been aware, for quite sometime now, that someone is using my blog and shop for their inspiration.. Inspiration giving is fine, who doesn't enjoy the daily craft blog rush of ideas? BUT and this really is quite a big but, inspiration is different from all out copying.
This morning I accidentally clicked the bookmark for the copiers' site. I know it is there and can't delete it because I want to know how much is copied (it's like looking at a wound, you have to look but know when you do your stomach will flip) but today I clicked and there were all these felt card toppers looking extremely like mine.
Except they are ugly. Someone has stolen my ideas and made them badly. Which is more insulting?? I don't know. But I do know I hate it. I especially hate that this person has included a copyright statement on 'their' designs !!!!!!
I am off to work now feeling annoyed. And sad.