First of all — MADE MY FIRST SALE LAST NIGHT!!!! Wooohooooooooo!!!! To a complete stranger in Vermont, too!! So exciting. They bought the satchel with the shoulder strap, so I need to make another one of those because someone else had expressed interest in it, too. Currently I’m working on two things though; someone in Knoxville who knows people from Grace asked me to make him a custom camera bag (waiting on a tool to get here before I really tackle that one), and I just started a variation on the satchel last night.
Which leads me to my next topic — two of my listings were taken down yesterday because the copyright holder had contacted Etsy as they were in violation of their intellectual property rights. Which…I mean, I get it. I was unsure about listing them with “Skyrim” in the title in the first place, but since so so sooo many other people similarly listed items, I figured it was ok. Well…no, not so much. Sooo I relisted them after removing every reference to Skyrim, and my shop views have plummeted. Like, drastically. Which is one reason I’m moving on to other designs. I might go back in a week or so and add Skyrim to the tags, but apparently even that can get you shut down if the copyright holder reports it. So. Yeah.
I guess these pictures are kind of redundant, but I just like all of them!
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OMG that makes me SO MAD. There has GOT to be a clever work-around. I’m gonna come up with something brilliant.
Also the painted oak leaf is incredible.
I know it made me mad too. But then I sold one of the items, so I was less mad. But still!! Not like they’re making and selling cosplay stuff. Bah.
But I AM having fun with the leather and watercolor. 🙂
Seriously, I think you should put “skyrim inspired” because lots of the shops have that, and, well, it was your inspiration!
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Or “skyrim themed”