I have spent quite a bit of time on Instagram over the last several years. I love to see what the people I follow are making and sharing. I started to notice more and more people posting about others stealing their patterns. There were the few that took someone else's pattern and claimed it was their own original work, the one that was telling people to DM her and she would shoot them a copy of a pattern, and my all time favorite...the one that was selling patterns that she had printed on her home computer from PDF patterns. It was very disheartening to see what was going on.
Then a few months ago I was skimming through Instagram and I noticed that there were several projects made from my newest pattern but I was sure I hadn't sold that many copies. I went to "the place" where I was selling my patterns and checked and I was right. One copy had been sold but it had already been downloaded 30 times. So I looked at the stats on my other patterns and it was pretty much the same. The number of downloads to the number of sales was ridiculous.
It isn't fair and it sucks that people are dishonest and thieves, but rather than continuing to get upset about it I just decided to make some changes. And yes I did call these people thieves because when you pay for one copy of a pattern and you let all of your friends download it or you print it out for other people then you are stealing. It's that simple.
So I needed to get out of the negativity and back to where I had started. Back to where I just wanted to share and inspire others with what I had created. I'm sure that these changes will do just that. My patterns have been removed from all other sites and will only be available through this website. They will be available as free PDF downloads for the first couple of weeks they are listed on the Shop page. You can find always free tutorials on the Tutorials page as well.
I hope that you find something you like and I would love to see your finished projects. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest using the social media buttons at the bottom of the page or the links in the sidebar.
These are some of the patterns available now on the Shop page, and I will be adding more in the coming weeks.