I got up at 4:30 this morning... what am I nuts? No, just an insomniac :) I am so excited about the newsletter today. These are some amazing tutorials and I am so proud to be able to offer them to you.
This is what we are giving away today:
Fat Quarters of the Warm Sunset colorway of LillyBelle:
Oh the lovliness of it all... the giveaway is being hosted by Maureen so head on over and see if you can get yourself some.
I have a couple words about the Newsletter. It has been brought to mine and Sarah's attention that there is a bag pattern by Clover and Violet called the Charlotte Bag and it is eerily similar (but not the same) as the bag that Sarah designed with the same name.
here is the blog post where Sarah shows the bag she created in December of 2010. She just wrote the pattern for it but I actually had the pattern in my email before Clover and Violet posted their pattern for sale. We are not accusing them of copying and we don't want them to accuse us. We also don't want a million emails from everyone asking about it so we thought we would clear this up before it became an issue... nuff said!
The other item I wanted to mention is.... I had someone unsubscribe from my newsletter and the reason that they gave for unsubbing (and not in very cordial terms) was that I ask you not to make items to sell from the tutorials that we provide in the Newsletter. I think this is fair. You are getting the patterns for free for your own use and you can make as many as you want as long as you don't sell them without permission. So to clear up any misunderstanding. You may contact the contributors and ask permission to use them for sale items but I can not give you that permission since the items are not my own intellectual property. There is always a contact point given for the contributors. I hope you all will find this a fair policy as well :)
Sheesh it has been a busy week with all of the new collections coming. Today Pretty Little Things from Dena Designs is coming. I love her work, so I can't wait!