Thursday, April 7, 2011

Handmade originality in an online world

CHA Square Pledge 300You’re surfing the net on websites like Facebook and handmade stores, admiring stunning handmade creations, and then WHAM - it hits you in the face. There is your product; only it’s not being sold by you. It’s being made and sold by someone else.

If this has happened to you, then no doubt you have struggled with the feeling you get when you see your work replicated. Your stomach sinks and your blood boils. How can this be? Knock-offs of your products are out there in the market place for people to buy, and someone else is making a profit from your creativity and hard work.

Why is this happening? Why are we doing this to each other? Surely it goes against everything this industry stands for. The handmade movement encourages creativity - not copying! It also embraces the beauty and satisfaction of making something by hand; it supports the ideals of moving away from mass produced, poor quality and disposable wares, instead offering more sustainable options which (more often than not) come from our own region. I believe the Australian and international crafting community is unique and beautiful because (for the most part) it has an undercurrent of love, sharing, responsibility and support. These are things not seen in mainstream retail. But copying other’s products is in direct contradiction to the ethos of the handmade movement. Our lovely community is being damaged from the inside... by some of its own people.

The internet and social media has given us unprecedented access to our customers. But it also means that our products, ideas and designs are more vulnerable than ever to being copied, because an online business presence not only attract potential customers, but also competitors who say "Hey I can make that...they will never know". Sometimes the copying is blatant; an exact replica. Other times someone has changed it just enough to be able to claim that they had no idea their product was like yours, and that it is just a coincidence. But you know your own work (or a knock off) when you see it. Your gut tells you so.

It is important to clarify that I believe common products should be considered part of the public domain: that is that no one has copyright to make cushions, T-shirts and earrings (for example). It’s how products are created and put together, and what the finished products looks like which is in question here.

For some time I have watched conversations and declarations taking place online about copying. It has been a topic on the CHA Discussion Board and other forums, and I have seen different Facebook pages tackle the issue in different ways. Some people choose to ‘name and shame’, others write to the copiers asking them to stop. Some just complain to their friends, or change products; but most despair at what to do. No matter how people choose to handle it, the resounding feeling is that copying is not a compliment, it is not cool, it is upsetting and morally wrong.

Copyright law is a massive topic relevant to this discussion, and one that I am not qualified to write about. Yes you do have rights; but no, I can’t tell you how to go about putting these things in place... or enforcing them for that matter. (You can read information about copyright posted here by White Raven Designs who did some research and kindly shared her findings).

Besides: I want to come at this issue from a different angle. One which is more suited to the nature of our industry. And that is, one of conscience. We don’t need lawyers to tell us that copying is wrong. We were taught that in school. That little voice inside our head tells us when we are doing the wrong thing. We need to listen to the voice because it is it knows the truth.

If you are copying someone else’s work, you need to stop it. Dig deep into your own creative spirit and push yourself to move past the seemingly easy answer to copy what works for someone else. Find your own voice. Find your own creativity. Your will feel so much better for it, because when people compliment you on your products, you will know that you genuinely deserve the kudos. Being in this industry is not just about the money. It’s about being creative first and foremost. It’s about following your passion. And if you can make a profit from that, then that is a bonus.

So to this end, I am drawing a line in the sand. I ask everyone reading this who runs a crafting/design business to take the CHA Handmade Originality Pledge. Let people know that you will not stand for copying in this industry, nor will you participate in it! Below this post in the comments section, declare your pledge. Tell us your business name (feel free to provide a link) and state that you are taking the Handmade Originality Pledge. Then grab the coding for the pledge badge and add it to your blog to show your support and involvement, and post about it on your Facebook page so that your customers know about your pledge as well. It will tell others that all products made and sold by you come from your own creative soul and that you have not looked at someone else’s work and decided to rip it off!

I know that this topic will elicit a strong reaction. Talk about it on the discussion thread (please leave the below comments section for pledge making only); and get it all out of your systems. But don’t be nasty, or point fingers. That is not the way of the handmade community.

Together we can let people know that copying is not going to be tolerated or accepted in our community and that now there is a way to stand against it.

Cheers, Chicken

ADDITION TO ORIGINAL POST: I just want to clarify the this pledge is NOT retrospective. If people who have copied in the past wish to make amends, change their ways and take the pledge, I whole heartedly invite them to participate. This is about drawing a line in the sand HERE AND NOW; and moving forwards with the right intentions and behaviour!
FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION: Blogger Angela of Yes, Dear has gone on to provide the customer's perspective on this topic after reading this blog post. A very interesting read. Please take a few more minutes to click through and read on.

Pledges are welcome from around the world; just be sure to tell us where you are from if not from Australia!

251 comments:

  1. I, Tania of Chicken Ink. Creative am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  2. I, Jen of pikelet workshop, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  3. I Georgie from Monkeys Over The Moon am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  4. I, Jo Stewart of Joallie Accessories, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge! Way to go, Tania :)

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  5. I, Maryanne of Little Bird Decor, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

    Well said Tania

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  6. I, Lesley of Cherub's Kiss, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  7. I, Kate from Indigo Magenta, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  8. I, Veta Grace Nebel of zuzu2u, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  9. I Jen, from Wee Jennie Wren, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  10. I, KB VanHorn of kokoleo, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  11. I, Kylie from earthchild am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  12. I, Tina from Georgie Girl am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge and proudly!!

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  13. I Shona from Funky Fabrix take the Handmade Originality Pledge (not that I create so much, but know exactly how it feels to start something new, write about it in my blog or facebook, then within hours someone else selling similar products is writing or doing the same thing!).
    You will never be a leader by following :)

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  14. I, Sultan from Minni Mittsie take the Handmade Originality Pledge - I strongly support all businesses who work so hard to come up with their own designs ♥

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  15. Im Beck from TekkiRose and I take the Handmade Originality Pledge for my new product I invented and for all the other handmade workers!

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  16. I, Nicola Thomas from Enoch and Plonk and Nicola Thomas (Artist) am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  17. I Karla from Little Miss lacey take the Handmade Originality Pledge! xx

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  18. I, Rochelle of Summerblossom, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge! <3

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  19. I Kim Heyneke from dripsNdrags take the Handmade originality Pledge!

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  20. I, Katia from Plushka's Craft, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  21. I, Rebecca of Sweet Cherry Blossoms, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge! And I'm so proud of it !

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  22. I, Skye of Studio S. Creative am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  23. I Melinda of RaspberryGoddess, take the Handmade Originality Pledge :-)

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  24. I Jess, from Art Candy take the Handmade Originality Pledge :)

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  25. I, Elke Egener of Calamity Bolt, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  26. I Lori Pott from Apple Betty, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  27. I, Cyle from Classique Memories Wedding Stationery, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  28. I, Megsie from pint, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge

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  29. I, Anna of tillytom am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  30. I, Banana Andy of The Sunnyside Rainforest Sock Monkey Clan DO HEREBY take the Handmade Originality Pledge! !

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  31. The girls from Ollie Rose are taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  32. I, Kylie Graham from 1 ruby road....take the handmade originality pledge!!!

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  33. I, Chantel Kent of Southern Jewels in Invercargill, New Zealand, am taking the Handmade Orginiality Pledge!

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  34. I agree! Knitmadmum from Knitmadmum woolly wear

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  35. I, Debby-Lee from That Curious Cat!, take the handmade originality pledge. :)

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  36. i, Pina from carnival , am taking the handmade originality pledge!

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  37. I, Skye from eViE & hEnRy am taking the pledge! :)

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  38. I Kath, from Kathscritterznthings, with loyalty and passion for unique crafts and artisans alike, take the handmade originality pledge <3

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  39. I, Sam of Oopsidaisi completely & wholeheartedly agree!
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  40. I, Nancy from "Frilly Milly" am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  41. I, Anna from Amelie Jo, take the pledge and thank God for it!

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  42. I, Lara, of Precious Poppet's, take the pledge!

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  43. I, Bec, of No More Nasties Trolley Seat Covers takes the pledge!

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  44. I, Christine Wilson from Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge on behalf of my stallholders whom I help daily on this matter and support them. (I have not created the orginal idea of markets for my mum was a market organiser 20 years ago...but I have created a niche market in Nth Qld for WAHM's and other mums and I to have had my work copied and followed by others just as Shona from Funky Fabrix). Thanks for the link to the Copyright Article. Now to share this wonderful timely "Blog" will all my stallholders who handmake! I believe we're all inspired by each other, but it's a different matter when people copy or follow what you do with every detail.

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  45. Nita Morgan KilpatrickApril 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    I, Nita of White Raven Designs, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  46. I, Angella from Kookycachoo, am taking the handmade originality pledge.

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  47. I, Valerie Morillo, of Dharla's Boutique am taking the H.O.P.! Thanks for this :)

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  48. I, Amy of Flowerflame, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  49. I, Skye from "ëvie and henry - creations for little people" am proudly taking the handmade originality pledge!

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  50. I, Nicola of Poppy & Bea, am taking the Handmade Original Pledge

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  51. I, Kerry of MyOneBrownMouse am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  52. I, Kirra, of osirisjewellery (http://osirisjewellery.com) take the pledge and support it whole-heartedly!!

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  53. I, Joyce Diaz of Baby's Breath Handmade take the HOP!!!!!

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  54. I, Jane from My Little Lovebird am proudly taking the handmade originality pledge. All my ideas are my own and generally come when I am breastfeeding at 2am. So there!

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  55. I, Kim of Kaboodle Kits for Kids take the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  56. I, Bec from Little Toot Creations, thank all of you lovely ladies for taking the Handmade Originality Pledge and am very proud to join you!

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  57. I , Sarah Rose of Born gorgeous ( www.borngorgeous.com.au) take the handmade originality pledge, and add that in my opinion if you copy others work it just shows you are not creative at all!

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  58. I, Cathy {Owner/Designer} of Bliss Clips, take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!

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  59. I, Natasha of The Pigeon Pair Take the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  60. I, Megan of gemibaby, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  61. I, Nat from nattygai am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.
    Long live all those inspired, creative, artistic, talented, inventive, resourceful, ingenious beings amongst us who craft original designs.

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  62. I, Carolyn from Chicoco.com.au also take the Handmade Originality Pledge. What a fantastic idea! Thank you!

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  63. I, Liz from Lizzy's Letters am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.
    I am proud to say that my Creativeness came from "ME" and my artistic talent and background!

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  64. I, Maria L. Lopez of Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations, take the HOP! Rock On Creative not Copy-cats!!!!

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  65. I, Sam Jordan of Oli-ex, am committed to the Handmade Originality Pledge. In the world of appliquéd Tee's it can be hard, but I am proud to say all my designs are 100% MINE!

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  66. I, Melissa Saunders of Miss Molly's take the handmade originality pledge. All my ideas come from my heart, usually in the night after many redskins:) Thanks Sarah at Born Gorgeous for sending me over - Mel

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  67. I, Ilja of em&femme designs am taking the Handmade Originality pledge!

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  68. I, Kat from KasaBlanka, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  69. I Kell from Hugga Boo Designs am so very happy to take the Handmade Originality pledge & would love to see more celebration in our creativity & a little less copy cat :)

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  70. I, Amy from Giggleberry Creations take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!

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  71. I'm taking the pledge! I do purchase some of my patterns (and the rights to sell them) but I always make my own fabric choices, and style adjustments and variations. I find it very disheartening to see something similar pop up somewhere the next day, so would never knowingly do that to someone else. <3 Whimzi This is signing me in as ANON no idea why, so sorry! Suzie :)

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  72. I Kate of Cards by Kate am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  73. We, Anni & Carole, from LiL MiSS CLiPS take the Handmade Originality Pledge! All our clippies, esp our felt clip creations are designed by us alone, with much love and lots laughter!♥

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  74. I, Kylie of Precious Little Things ~handmade with love~ am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge xx

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  75. I, Tara of retrobimbi am taking the Handmade Originality pledge !

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  76. I, Kerrie of Tara K Designs take the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  77. I Amanda of Fly Away take the Handmade Oririnality Pledge

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  78. I am more than happy to take the pledge. I am very conscious of what I make and the fabrics I use.

    Natalie from Sweetpea Princess, taking the Handmade Originality Pledge. :)

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  79. I, Liv from Envious Cloth Nappies, am taking the Handmade originality Pledge!

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  80. I Belinda of Bella Stationery Studio take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!

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  81. I, Shan of missy melly take the Handmade Originality Pledge and congratulate you all for doing the same

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  82. StrangePuppy also takes the pledge. I hope this works for all of us. Lately I have been so discouraged. You can find me on Etsy and madeit.com.au. (((hugs))) Pam

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  83. I Candice of Candice Lee Accessories take the Handmade Originality Pledge :)

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  84. I, Naomi Tinker, of Felt Right has happily taken the Handmade Originality Pledge! :)

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  87. I Kate from Rachipops take the Hanmade Originality Pledge!! Great idea! :)

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  88. I Zoe from Under my Wing take the handmade originality pledge - and gladly xoxo

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  90. I, Emma's Handmade Cards & Stationary take the Hand Made Originally Pledge.

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  91. I Sarah of koochie koo take the handmade Originality Pledge. (my partner Kerry does too but she is probably not reading this lol)

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    http://www.facebook.com/wildbubsdesignerbabywares

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  95. I, Jayne from Aki & Jun take the pledge and will make every effort to dig deep with my ideas and search wide for inspiration.

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  97. I Shannon from Cuckoo For Coco am so very happy to take the Handmade Originality Pledge! xx

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  98. i, Ali from Cheeky Pickle am taking the pledge

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  99. Victoria from diddums designs is taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  100. I, Alisha from 4 Lil Babushkas have just taken the Handmade Originality Pledge! :P

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  102. I *hand on heart*, Liselle from http://www.facebook.com/lisellekate solemnly take the Handmade Originality Pledge :) xx

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  103. I, Victoria, from Little Blossom Quilts take the handmade originality pledge!

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  104. I, Narelle of Ruby Victoria Letterpress & Printmaking is taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  110. I, Belynda-Lee of Creative Butterfly Designs take the handmade originality pledge!!!

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  111. I, Bec from Bec's Handmade gladly take the Handmade originality pledge!

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  112. I Kathryn of Pink Apple Australia & Handmade in South Australia talk the handmade originality pledge!

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  117. We, Angie and Kristy - owners and designers of AnK Bowtique, take the handmade orginality pledge.

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  118. I, Renee of Sweet Cheek Crafts, proudly stand before my peers & take the handmade originality pledge.

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  120. I, Kasia of Kasiabear Designs, take the handmade originality pledge..

    ps.. welcome back!!
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  121. Us at Vintagebubbles, take the handmade orginality pledge

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  122. I Kate from Willow & Me am very proudly taking the handmade orginality pledge!

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  123. I, Kerry of koochie koo take the handmade Originality Pledge whole heartedly!

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  124. Hand Poured Creations Takes the Hand Made Pledge
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  125. I, Kate of MISS KIKI of Cherry Blossom Lane confidently and proudly take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!!

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  127. I Bree of ChikkieMoo Designs take the Handmade Originality Pledge!
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  129. i bec of little wise owl proudly take the handmade originality pledge! well done tan xxx

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  130. I, Melinda of Down Under Dolls Clothes, take the handmade originality pledge!!!

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  131. I, Kathryn of CloudLovdBaby, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  133. I, Amanda of W.R.A.P - Wrapping, Ribbons and Paper am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge

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  137. I Tracey from Sugar An Spice, take the Handmade Originality Pledge <3

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  140. I, Claire from Rosie-Boo Creations (formerly Unique Plaques By Claire), take the Handmade Originality Pledge.
    Fantastic idea!!!!!

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  144. I, Elizabeth from Owls & Dolls have purchased the pattern and rights to sell it for my owls but my character owls are all my own original ideas and all handmade by me once my kiddies are asleep :)

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  145. I, Donna of The HeartStrings Boutique, take the Handmade Originality Pledge & thank you so much for putting this together, Dx

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  148. I, Penny from Frankie Rose, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  149. I, Jenine from Made by Jenine am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  150. I, Nikki from Bubby & Me, proudly take the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  151. I, Kylie from Tiges and Weince proudly takes the Handmade Originality Pledge. I applaud your voice Tania as I have dealt with this a couple of times, but people actually saying to each other, while at my market stall that they could make what I do better. Now lets hope people do draw the line in the sand & get creative, there is nothing more rewarding!!

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  152. I, Nicole from The Cupcake Fairy strongly support this blog - I take the Handmade Originality Pledge......
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cupcake-Fairy/171538392115

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  155. I, Anne from Anou Design proudly takes the Handmade Originality Pledge.
    Colourful and bright wall artworks using felt and others materials for the little ones.
    Anou Design - Little Artworks for Little People in Little Interiors
    Australia - Melbourne

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  156. I, Tracey from My Obsession Designs takes the Handmade Originality Pledge

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  157. I, Monique, from Olive Bay Designs, take the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  159. I, Rebecca From Tweet designs take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!
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  160. I, Deborah Batchelor from 'Rock Ribbons' (Fine jewelry and Accessories), take the Handmade Originality Pledge. An honor to add my name to a growing list of talented people!

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  162. I, Belinda from Bloombub take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!
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  163. I, Danielle of 'Lil Things, take the Handmade Originality Pledge <3

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  165. I, Leonie Waldron from PorkChop, would take the Handmade Originality Pledge!!
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  166. I, Annette from Annette Piper Dip. Gem. Handcrafted Jewellery take the Handmade Originality Pledge :)

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  167. I, Tracie from Unique Cardz, take the Handmade Originality pledge.
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  168. I Kylie from Pup 'n Bray am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge

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  169. I, Cid, from Dare to be Natural, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge

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  170. I Karen, from Sew Me Something Special am taking the Handmade Origniality Pledge.

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  171. I, Monique from Original Mischief am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  172. We the girls from Gossamer Dreams, are taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  173. We the women from Nanna and Mum's Crafts, are taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  174. I Rachel from Soapy Suds-Handmade soap am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  175. I, Sara of willow & moo, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  176. I, Faith Epp with Little Me Crafts, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  177. I, Fiona from Top End Tush, am taking the Handmade Originalit Pledge.

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  178. I am Kimberly from Aroma Candle Company,I live in Southern California and I am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  179. I, Rachael from Stamped with Love Cards and Stationary, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  180. I Leacena from Mother Dragon Creations, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  181. I, Michelle from Bows for Princesses, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  182. Kellie and her 'Moo Woo Handmade' team are proudly taking the Handmade Originality Pledge.

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  183. I, Lisa from Simply Dollicious Kidswear, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  184. I, Lisa from Starbelly77, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  185. I, Beth from Jeffrey&Hilda, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  186. I, Sascha from Sumodie am absolutely, positively taking the Handmade Originality Pledge :] I only typed in 'Anonymous' as I have no idea of my URL!! Silly me.

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  187. Little Peach HandmadeMay 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    I Jess from Little Peach Handmade, am taking the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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  188. I, Alana of Little Angry Fang, hereby take the Handmade Originality Pledge, to uphold and honour the imaginations of all creative beings.Respect!

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  189. I, Kim from Shabby Shac, hereby take the Handmade Originality Pledge!

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