Thank you to everyone who entered our little conversation on intellectual property. I think that there were actually quite a number of different points of view on this…clearing up nothing but continuing an ever-growing discussion of honesty really. I tried to respond to everyone who wrote, but sorry if I missed someone!
And speaking of intellectual property, I had an interesting experience today when shopping for fabric at my local Hancock’s store (a chain fabric store in the US). I don’t shop there as regularly as Joann’s but mainly because I have a Joann’s really close to me. But it’s nice to have some other options and they have a slightly different selection of Kona solids. So I hit them up from time to time for that…oh and those are 40% off right now! (One of the reasons why I went).
Anyway, their calico fabric was all 50% off so I took a quick look through although I wasn’t really looking to buy anything. Really. I know. It’s hard to believe, but I am trying to cut back. Haha! You wouldn’t know it by my actions but the goal is there in my heart. So, back to my story. I looked down and had to fight a cart with my little one getting fussy, but I was determined to grab these fabrics:
Do they remind you of anything? Because they certainly reminded me of some fabrics and I haven’t even owned them…
Anyone see the SLIGHT! similarity? LOL. The top is from Hancocks and the bottom two are from Erin McMorris’ collection Park Slope. And I wonder how do they do this? Are they different enough that you can put out that fabric and not attribute it to her? This is what I’m talking about when I say intellectual property. I’m not sure where the original idea came from and if it is one of those copyright-free things…whatever. But you could have told me that I was buying Park Slope and I would have believed you. For the record, I still prefer the original fabrics better colorwise, but I had to buy just a bit of this to show you the resemblance.
Oh and here is a sneak peek of the pillow I am working on for the pillow talk swap. I’m getting closer to finishing but still am not done. It’s looking pretty though.
Oh and stay tuned….tomorrow is a special day…. 😉