Sunday, April 1, 2012

TSB Crochet Patterns Now Open on Etsy

It's official! I finally opened up my crochet pattern shop on Etsy! Check out TSBCrochetPatterns. First, I've listed my best-selling monkey blanket pattern. This is the very first pattern I had officially published and printed!

 

Email Crochet Baby Blanket PDF PATTERN - Baby Boy Feel and Learn Blanket, Stroller Blanket - Light Blue, Navy Blue Monkeys, Circles Pattern 

$4

 

Email Crochet Baby Blanket PDF PATTERN - Baby Girl Feel and Learn Blanket, Stroller Blanket - Neapolitan Pink, Brown, White Monkeys Pattern

$4

 

Two Email Crochet Baby Blanket PDF PATTERNS - Baby Girl AND Baby Boy Feel and Learn Monkey Blankets or Stroller Blankies, Crochet Patterns

$7

And I've also been working on some amigurumi plush stuffed animal toys. I plan on creating many more animals over the next few months.

 

Email Crochet Hippo PDF PATTERN - African Safari Hippopotamus Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - Sell What You Make

$3.50 

 

Email Crochet Moose PDF PATTERN - Woodland Forrest Moose Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - Sell What You Make

$3.50

Email Crochet Octopus PDF PATTERN - Ocean Sealife Octopus Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - Sell What You Make

$3.50

Patterns are emailed within 24 hours of payment. Please put email address that you would like pattern to be mailed to in "NOTES TO SELLER".

The skill level is clearly annotated on each pattern. It includes the basic stitches used, to give the crocheter and idea of their ability to be able to complete the pattern. Each pattern includes very detailed instructions with numerous illustrations. General instructions such as abbreviations (including international terminology) are also included. 

If assistance is needed, please feel free to contact me on my email or by convoing me on Etsy. I normally respond within 24 hours. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the pattern. Typo errors may sometimes occur, however. If mistakes are found, those corrections will be emailed to you immediately. Patterns are non-refundableAll patterns are copyrighted by Two Seaside Babes Crochet Patterns. Patterns are issued as single license to buyer. Buyers may make and sell finished blankets and animals, however not for mass produced retail purposes. Intentional misuse of this pattern for any other use than original stated is prohibited under copyright laws. As a courtesy, please state "design by Two Seaside Babes Crochet Patterns or TSB Crochet Patterns" in your product description/listing. The finished blankets and animals are available for you upon request, in numerous colors. Convo me to create a custom listing just for you.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Bit Personal

Sort of a personal post here...

I came across another "designer" that had an extremely similar product to one of my own. So much that I no longer questioned whether they were simply "inspired" by my work or whether they were flat out stealing. And it led me to a few thoughts that I would like to share.

When you purchase from Two Seaside Babes, you're not supporting a giant business or a rich CEO. You're supporting a single mom trying to raise her 2 children. You're putting food on the table. Clothes on my kids backs. Paying the bills. We don't go on fancy vacations. And dress in brand name clothes. Or drive a luxury vehicle. We make do each and every month. We have amazing customers, fans, and supporters to thank for that. We will always be grateful to each and every one of you for bringing us to this point and pushing us forward.

Competition is inevitable. I'm not naive to this. However, I'm not naive about the methods some will go to in taking the easy road in life, and the harm that it can cause.

When someone steals/borrows/is inspired by an idea, a product, a photo, or any such work from an artist, an artisan, or a designer, they're stealing just more than that actual item. They are stealing customers away from that business. They are stealing sales away from them. They are stealing food. And clothes. And the ability to pay the bills.

So, as an artist, an artisan, or a designer, think twice about where you inspiration comes from. And if you get a twinge of guilt from feeling like maybe your product is too similar, then it is. Stealing from your competitors is not only creating more competition for the designer you stole from, but also for yourself.

For those who have been the "inspiration" for others, remember, great artists, artisans, and designers will always be one step away ahead of those that copy, steal, imitate, and cheat. Never rest on your laurels. Never get discouraged. And always be the innovator!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Stretch Lace Headbands

It's been too long since I last blogged. Bad blogger. Bad, bad blogger **slaps hand**. To be fair, I've been busy. Like crazy busy. Today, that craziness is due to creating and listing new color combos for my ever popular Stretch Lace Headbands. Like these:

Neapolitan Chocolate Brown Stretch Lace with Pink Flower/White Button and White Ribbon accent.
$5

Black Stretch Lace with Hot Pink Flower/Button and Lime Green Ribbon accent.
$5

Hot Pink Stretch Lace with Black Flower/Hot Pink Button and Lime Green Ribbon accent.
$5

Neapolitan Pink Stretch Lace with Chocolate Brown Flower/White Button and White Ribbon accent.
$5