- I won't reply to questions where the answer is glaringly obvious any longer. There are not enough hours in my day and I'm getting increasingly annoyed that people don't take the time to *READ* my posts with ALL of the information already included. That would give them everything they need... which fabric I used, where I purchased it from, fabric designer, pattern designer, what the item is called, so on and so forth. I give out SO. MUCH. MORE. Information then most others do and it's still not enough. Sometimes i'm tempted to simply stop giving away any information at all and let everyone figure it out for themselves like I do!
- I won't copy anyone else's work. I do my own thing, I have my own style and I have my own preferences. If you want something from me that looks like "Girl A's item" go purchase it from "Girl A". I find this so disrespectful to the original artist. That people take pics of someone elses work and come to me asking me if I'll "make it just like that". Ummm no. I won't.
- I won't get annoyed or waste time stressing out about people copying me. It happens often, and although it's not ideal, it's not a big enough deal for me to lose sleep over. Nothing I can do about it so it's not worth my time or energy. Everything has been done before. Nothing is new, or has been new since the dawn of time.
- I won't undervalue my time or talent. My prices are fine just the way they are and I even reserve the right to up them when my material costs go up or I improve the item, etc... I won't "undercut" to make a sale if "Jane" sells for $15.00 less than me, that's fine. That is her price and what she feels her work is worth. I feel my work is worth what I charge for it. I am extremely grateful for everyone's support and since people purchase my work, I believe they feel it's worth it!
- I won't hem your pants. I won't make you a tutu. I won't bake your birthday cake. I won't screen print your motorcycle club tshirts. I sometimes wonder if people actually LOOK at my page before they msg me? LOL!!!
- I won't fix an item that you bought from another crafter. I'm sorry that you decided to buy cheap, now it's falling apart and the quality is not what you expected. However, that's not my issue to fix. I suggest you contact whomever you purchased it from for a fix/refund/exchange, or buy new from someone else. Like me. My stuff doesn't fall apart. *wink*
And I think that about covers it!! I'm much more confident and secure with my work and business practices than I was when I first started. I have learned so very much through hard work, blood, sweat and tears along with trial and error! It's amazing what knowledge you learn when you learn it first hand! I do suggest it to everyone!
Enjoy your day, I have a busy one so I'm off!!