Thursday, August 27, 2009

OMIGOSH I'm in Etsy Finds!

I am super duper excited to have had my glow in the dark brainssssssss soaps featured in today's Etsy Finds, so I'm just posting about it all over the internet. Please bear with me, I promise the excitement will wear off, eventually ;) But with 5 bars sold already, and dozens upon dozens of new hearts, I'm just so totally stoked about this and am already planning the future of my soap empire...

Here's a link if you wanna go check it out- there's a TON of awesome Halloween stuff in there: Link There's just so much sick talent on Etsy, and i'm glad to be a part of it :D

Oh, p.s. here's a pic of my item, it's my glow in the dark Brainsssssss soap!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Creepy Queen Magazine- MightySquirm Tshirt giveaway

Ok, so, I rarely get excited about giveaways, usually because I don't care for the items being given away, or because the amount of effort required to win just isn't worth the prize being handed out. This one is different. Creey Queen Magazine is giving away 2 t-shirts from The Mighty Squirm- check them out here.

Their stuff is AMAZING- I love the artwork, and the shirts appear to be quality shirts. I can't say for sure yet, as I haven't won my shirt, so wish me luck with this and make sure you get yourself an entry or two, here.

The prizes are these two shirts, in size Medium:

I'm really hoping to win the second one, but I gotta say, I wouldn't be unhappy if I won the first one, either- they're both just superb work. Head on over to Creepy Queen Magazine (and register if you haven't already), and enter yourself to win one of these two awesome t-shirts!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Crisis: Resolved

Well, all's well that ends well. The seller who copied my item and description is no longer selling it. I'm not sure whose decision it was to remove the item, the seller's or Etsy's, but for now, it is gone.

We'll just have to keep an eye out on other handmade sites like Artfire, etc, to see if she decides to be all thefty over there ;)

Thanks again to all of you who helped me to deal with this in a responsible and adult manner. Left to my own devices, I'd probably have done some really bad stuff and gotten myself kicked off of Etsy, lol. You guys are the BEST :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CopyCattery Updates

Hi all, thanks to you all for your support in this; I hope to see this resolved quickly. Etsy admin is AMAZING- they got back to me this morning! I was pleasantly surprised by that, after being told it might be a week or so before I heard from them. I am forwarding to them all relevant information regarding these items, and they should be taking care of this soon. For anyone who's interested, Etsy's copyright policy can be found here:; apparently all I have to do is send them some info regarding these items and they'll make this right. Etsy doesn't wanna be associated with design theft anymore than most of the rest of us do- it's icky! I'm confident that this will be resolved shortly, and that this other seller will realize that not only is it just not cool to copy other people's work, it's not worth the hassle. Especially not for 6 bucks!! Sheesh.

Speaking of the other seller, I haven't received a response to my convo, but I did see that they slightly altered the wording to their listing. I can only assume that that is their response to my note. They only changed it slightly though, I mean, the first few words are still the same! Uncreative people are so predictably boring...

Anyhow, I'll let you all know what happens with this as things develop.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My first copycatter!

If they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then why do I feel so damn INSULTED right now? I popped into chat this evening, to say hi and see what was happening, when I stumbled across a very FAMILIAR item... it was one of mine, sort of. The ring base was a cheaper, lesser-quality one than what I used, but the overall idea was mine. Then, I read the description after a friend pointed it out to me- it was also mine, WORD FOR FREAKING WORD. I was shocked. So, I did what any reasonable Etsy seller would do, I posted her item in chat. She replied with a "hey thanks for posting my item I'm glad you liked it!" type post, to which I responded by posting my item in chat.

She left, lol.

Here's a link to my item, and a screenshot of the offending item; I refuse to link to it b/c I don't want to give her shop full of lies any undeserved traffic.

My item:
She even had the balls to HEART the freaking thing before she stole it!

The incriminating screenshot (all identifying info has been removed):

I have forwarded UNALTERED screenshots of both items to Esty admin, and hope to see this situation resolved soon. Wish me luck!