And pancakes with syrup and butter.
Don’t look at the stitches too closely — I DON’T SEW! I have sewn a button here and there, but that is it.
The pancakes are made from a template I ordered online. I am not going to tell you where I bought the pattern (don’t want to promote the site). Basically, she has the whole set copyrighted, which is fine, it would be wrong to redistribute etc. However, she forbids in the small print that you sell the items you make using the pattern. Which would also be OK, if they were unique and beyond the average person’s basic capabilities to design. The problem to me is that several of the items (like the fettucine noodles for example) are a no-brainer. HELLO! Cut long rectangle strips.
Essentially, once I had downloaded it and looked at it, I lost my rights to ever make anything similar and sell it. Some are so simple (fettucine, tortellini, ravioli, blueberry … etc.) and so obvious that I am sorry I bought it. If you are an etsy seller etc. you wouldn’t want to buy this. It would take away your creative rights. She could say, you copied her fettucine and, therefore, you couldn’t sell it … like we all couldn’t figure out how to cut out long strips of felt to make the pasta or make a blue ball for a blueberry!
I created the bacon myself and added wires inside to make them bendy … cool eh? Also created the syrup and butter using my own imagination. Although, my site is copyrighted, I give you permission to cut out small squares of felt and call it butter! (tongue in cheek –> you see what I mean?).
NOTE: I don’t want to go into the felt food making business (too time consuming and I can’t sew), BUT … it still annoys me.
Look here for inspiration to make your own (because this is where I saw the food first and you really don’t need patterns for most of it): http://5.pro.tok2.com/~mic/sub/gallery.html (click on the Japanese links on the left side of page).
Funny thing is … many of the copyrighted items from the patterns I bought are on this page … hmmmm!
Winners of the ‘Think Love, Think Peanut ShellÂ® Valentine’s Day Giveaway’ will be announced tomorrow. I was too busy sewing.