Copyright infringements and oak leaves

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!

oak finished oak half oak

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

4 thoughts on “Copyright infringements and oak leaves”

  1. 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.


    1. 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. 🙂


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