Saturday, June 3, 2017

Plagiarism

pla·gia·rism
ˈplājəˌrizəm/
noun
  1. the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
    synonyms:copying, infringement of copyright, piracytheft, stealing;
    informalcribbing
    "accusations of plagiarism"

My son is still taught in school that plagiarism is not nice or acceptable behavior.

What is your opinion? Let me know in the comments.

Have we really come this far that plagiarism is now called creativity???
Is plagiarism now an acceptable behavior?
Are "work at home moms" somehow immune to plagiarism and in their case is it called creativity?
Is plagiarism called "creativity" when someone is trying to feed their family?
Is it OK to plagiarize another work at home mom?
Is it acceptable to profit from plagiarism?
Do you support "work at home moms" who plagiarize?
Is it called slander and bullying if someone calls someone out on plagiarism?
Is it OK to plagiarize something if you paid for the item?


130 comments:

Domestic Godess said...

Lori Choman said...
Plagiarism is NOT an acceptable behavior. As a member of the DIY community, I totally understand how you feel. I built a banquette in my dining room, posted general directions online, shared it with several other women builders. Was told "Oh that's cute but so outdated" and they would not share the post. Within a year at least two of them had built banquettes in their homes almost identical to mine. I brushed it off. Then, I built loft beds for my kids, shared the plans with some of the same women builders. I got brushed off again, "oh that's cute but not for kids". And they wouldn't share the post. I'm talking about major well-known women DIY builder bloggers, sponsored by Lowes and tool companies. Again, within six months of me sharing my loft bed plans, one of them built loft beds using my plans and passed them off as her own. When I brought it to her attention, her answer was "Oh I changed the theme, so it's totally different." I stopped sharing anything in the DIY community. So I HATE when people don't give credit where credit is due. Which leads to how I found you. I'm now taking chemo, and I can't find chemo caps I like, until I found your designs on Pinterest. I fell in love with them, saw the pattern was free and found the horrors you went through. I'm so sorry that you went through all that. I would love the pattern for the no tie cap, my email address is

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Unknown said...
I agree plagiarism is not acceptable behavior. No one should be able to profit from someone else's hard work and creativity. If someone is doing that, they should be called on it. Unfortunately, many patterns crafters share on the internet are not patented, so it is difficult to do anything legally about it. This is why I don't usually share original designs on open sites. I have a dear friend who has lost all her hair due to chemo therapy and I was just looking for a pattern to make her a couple of hats. But I understand your issues totally and it should be your decision if you want to share. If you chose to do so, my email is Thank you.

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Morine201 said...
Not at all acceptable to plagiarise another's work. I find it especially cruel as well as very damaging to the creative process. I would like the chemo hat pattern of you are willing to share. My email is
June 10, 2017 at 4:27 AM

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Blogger Kathy said...
I agree. Plagiarism is never acceptable. Some might say it is a form of flattery. I believe it is better referred to as theft. Theft of ideas is as bad as stealing a tangible item.
I would love a pattern for the scarf. I will be starting chemo for breast cancer in a couple of weeks and have been searching for these. Thank you. My email is....
June 10, 2017 at 11:22 AM Delete

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Gavin Mitchell said...
Plagiarism is not acceptable. It is stealing. We must teach our children this. Stealing, even of others words, is stealing. Just like stealing copywriters etc etc. My email is

June 10, 2017 at 12:03 PM Delete

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Blogger Melanieg said...
Unfortunately too many people today feel entitled. If it's on the internet they want free access to do as they please. I'm sorry this happened to you. Those who copy usually lack the imagination and gumption to make their own designs. They then feel it's okay to copy others, make minimal changes and call it their own. What a shame.


June 10, 2017 at 2:04 PM Delete

Mariela Perez said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you. This is a labor of love, not a competition. People should not profit from your free patterns. It is NEVER ok to plagiarize, ever, no excuses. How hard could it be to give credit where credit is due! Stay at home or not, nothing gives anyone the right to plagiarize someone else's creations and hard work. Thanks for what you do. I'd love to buy the patterns...

Domestic Godess said...

Mariela, you can have the patterns for free if you leave your email here, I will delete the email once I have sent you the pattern. You may donate the money you save to your favorite cancer related charity.

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Unknown said...
I think copying and pasting someone's work is stealing- always give credit to the creator!


June 12, 2017 at 3:23 PM

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Stephanie said...
I own an etsy shop as well and have come across this problem too many times. Most recently, I've found my exact clothing items on a Chinese site that sells them for 1/10th of the price. Its disheartening but I get comfort in the fact that there are still moms and others that do believe in small businesses and will support them no matter what the cost. I'd love a copy of this pattern to make some scarves for my mom who has recently been diagnosed. My email is
June 13, 2017 at 5:54 PM

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Pam said...
It is unethical to plagiarize and one should never do it. You are a kind person to lend you talents in helping other. I would so much like to do the same, please send me a copy of the pattern for the hat. Thank you. My email is
June 14, 2017 at 2:12 AM

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Pam said...
I would say again that plagiarizing is totally wrong. Than you so much for the hat pattern, may I have the scarf pattern also. My email is
June 15, 2017 at 6:14 AM

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Blogger MaryAnne said...
I find it very sad when people plagiarize anything. But I find it particularly bad when people do this to designers/crafters/artists who often share their work for free. Thank you for making this available.
June 15, 2017 at 11:02 AM Delete

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Blogger T Carson said...
I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this. It is never ok to steal someone's hard work and pass it off as their own and profit from it. I would love the scarf pattern. My email is
June 15, 2017 at 1:37 PM Delete

Glenda said...

A very good friend hasn't had cancer but has recently had a HUGE cyst removed from the right side of her brain. She had her whole head shaved, rather than leave it up to the surgeons to "do their thing". She has a very large scar on her head and needs to wear scarves until her hair grows out. I've made her a "chemo cap" and giver her scarves but want to make something very simple for her to use to help her out.

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Amy Froelich said...
Plagiarism is never acceptable. I am so sorry this happened to you. My friend just had her first round of chemo yesterday for breast cancer. I would love the chemo cap pattern so I can make some just for her. Thank you for your kindness.

Biszstitcher said...

Someone who uses ideas from others for profit. Unthinkable

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Shirley Kerfoot said...

I think some people think the anonymity of the internet makes it OK, without realising that it is the little people they are hurting. Could I please have the no tie chemo pattern?
thank you for your generosity despite the plagiarism of your design

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Lynn Gagnon said...
Plagiarism is not an acceptable practice for anyone. A lot of time goes into the creator's work. Whether you are a small home based business or a big business if the idea and creation is your's than nobody has the right to claim it as their own. And no one should be bullying someone else without having all the facts. Well no one should bully period. I love these hat patterns you have created and would love to receive the no tie chemo scarf pattern. I have a friend who I am bringing to her chemo treatments and we both sew and knot. She just had her second treatment and we were able to bring in three sewn hats and 2 knitted hats. One of each went to another patient as soon as we gave them to one of the nurses in the infusion. It made my friend so happy to be able to help others. I love that your hats are 'dressy' and would love to be able to make some for others. We have a long way to catch up with you :)
Lynn Gagnon @ Thanks so much!
June 19, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Domestic Godess said...

Shirley K. and Glenda - I need your emails in order to send you the patterns. I will delete your emails from comments once I have sent the patterns.

Dianne Arnold said...

I believe plagiarism is wrong..I totally understand where you are coming from....my sister in law is battleing uterine cancer and started her second round of chemo...this one will be for 3 months....and a few close friends fighting this battle also, so I'm making a few cheerful hats...I would like the hat pattern please.

Domestic Godess said...

Dianne A. I need your email to send the pattern.

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Sara said...
Plagiarism is wrong - the scenarios you mention are not mitigating factors. My company does graphic design, and we deal in intellectual property. Thanks for sending the pattern (though I'm still happy to buy it - I tried at your Etsy store). My email is

Thank you!
June 22, 2017 at 10:50 AM

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Lori Stratton said...
Plagiarism is as wrong as shop lifting or any other crime. We need to teach our children this. Someone is hardworking and making their wages honestly while someone else is being dishonest and stealing their ideas to make some cash. Wrong wrong wrong! I'm in a different state visiting family and I'm seeing how dishonest people are. A hard working individual goes to work for the day and comes out only to find the chain his bike was locked up with has been cut and his bike stolen by someone. People need to go make an honest living and quit talking others ideas or belongings. My email is . I'd love to try the hat pattern for my granddaughter who has cancer.
June 23, 2017 at 8:18 AM

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slameador said...
It is not bullying to call someone out for plagiarism. I am a middle school technology teacher. To teach this I give every single student a bank book with $5 in school money that is spendable at the school store. They cannot open the pouch to access the money only I can. I take up the pouch at the end of class and redistribute the next day. As time passes I place more dollars in some of their envelopes. When they notice, they scream bloody murder that they have been robbed because the didn't earn more. I give them time to be indignant and them tell them to pull a scenario from the jar. The jar contains about 200 ways their inventions could have been plagiarized. Then they begin to realize how they steal from the people who took the time to create the things that others need. I need the patterns for myself and do not intend to profit from them or keep you from profiting in anyway. Please send it to and then delete my email address. Thank you
June 23, 2017 at 7:08 PM

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Skyblue said...
Plagiarism is definitely not acceptable. It's a principle that should be taught in schools starting in middle school, high school as well as college, with Discussion and examples of what plagiarism consists of. Perhaps then, it will be brought to an end. Wishful thinking? Hope not. We need to appreciate that when others share their creativity with us to appreciate it. It's a part of life. We love Art, music, books, movies,dances etc. and credit should be given only to that one or ones who created it. I would love to receive YOUR pattern as my daughter has been diagnosed
With triple negative cancer, most aggressive type. I hope to see a big smile on her face By making the hat and maybe a skirt to match.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us who have responded. There are many of us who understand plagiarism.

My email address is
June 26, 2017 at 12:37 AM

Eure Yvonne von Stempelmeisje said...

Jemand anderen zu kopieren und seine Arbeit als die eigene auszugeben geht gar nicht.

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Megan Wachowski said...
I hate when people plagiarize something that someone worked so hard to create! My friend just started chemo and has a long road ahead of her I would love to make her some scarves. My email is . Thanks!
July 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM

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Blogger Debbie said...
You are such a kind person to offer your design and what a shame someone has to try to profit from it. I do not know anyone going through chemo right now, but I would love to make the scarf for my mother and her sister who have lost most of their hair through age and medication. I would also like to see if the nursing homes would have any residents that would need these. Thank you for having such a kind heart to help so many women.

July 3, 2017 at 6:31 AM Delete

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Jennifer Cox said...
Thank you.
July 3, 2017 at 7:54 AM

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Blogger Marissa Wheeler said...
Unacceptable! Why would stealing others hard work be okay? Then making a profit off of it? How disrespectful. At a young age we were all taught that you must do your own work, you cannot copy others. That doesn't suddenly go away as an adult. It's especially frustrating when you are just trying to do something nice for others. Does she not see she is taking advantage of your generosity?? It's completely unacceptable. I tried your Etsy shop & would be happy to buy the pattern! If you are willing to send the pattern, my mother in law would love a couple of these hats. She is currently undergoing chemo treatments. Thank you for your kindness and generosity! My e mail is

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Lynnette Clark said...
Plagiarism is not acceptable. So sorry you are feeling betrayed and frustrated, when you created the pattern. I would gladly pay for the pattern but your etsy shop is closed. Cancer has touched everyone in my family and is now attacking my best friend since childhood. I want to make scarfs and hats for her by using recycled old t-shirts. Thanks for your time and talents. e-mail

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Blogger Jan McKenzie said...
Hi Snip Snip this is one case where its Plagiarism at its very worse I have just been diagnosed with Cancer for the second time (hodgkins disease first time now Breast Cancer) and I am out looking for some lovely hats scarves ect, its wonderful that you use your time to make and also donate to such a worthy cause its so very sad that others feel the need to profit from your talent and others misfortune.
I would really love a copy of both your scarf and hats patterns ( ) I am happy to pay for the patterns if you have them for sale) but they are for my own use. I wish you all the best in your endeavour to help others with your awesome designs..thanks Jan

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Rachel Harley said...
Plagiarism is never acceptable. We are taught this in school, but it amazes me how quickly adults forget this concept. I am sorry that you are dealing with situation.
My grandmother was recently diagnosed for the second time with Breast Cancer. We found some pictures of your patterns on Pinterest and she liked the look of the scarf pattern. I would really love to purchase the scarf pattern from you but it looks like your etsy shop is on a break. My email address is
July 10, 2017 at 2:06 PM

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Plagiarism is unacceptable.

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Loretta Vaughn said...

Not only unacceptable, but as a business person, unethical.

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Diane Page said...
Plagiarism is not exceptable. So sorry your having trouble with it. For those of us who are bald!!!! It's so unfair! I have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. To make a few hats would be wonderful !!! It's summer here in Tennessee and hot. If you would share your pattern l would so appreciate it!!!
My email is:

My name is Diane
Thank you for sharing

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One Old Stitch said...
Plagiarism is not ok! I also have an Etsy shop and I have seen things very similar to mine in other people's shops. It's very frustrating and it's not creative! I'm sorry this happened to you! I would love to have a copy of the pattern. My friend and my sons friends mother are both going through chemo right now. It is very hot in NC and I would love to make them each a few caps. My email is . Thank you!
July 29, 2017 at 6:33 PM

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Sybil Shepard said...
I'ts a shame that so many talented diy'ers are no longer able to share with the community because of this issue. I have no talent when it comes to designing so I always appreciate those who do. Im sorry this happened to you. What a shame! I am a chemo nurse at an infusion suite. I would like both your patterns so that I can make some for my patients. My email address is . Thank you.

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Malia said...

Being a small business owner myself (custom pillows) It is the worst feeling when someone blatantly copies your stuff and tries to make profit from themselves. Sorry this happened to you
I looked on your etsy account for the pattern for the no tie chemo scarf and it said it was no longer in your etsy shop ... how can I get it now? My MIL would love some of these as she is going in for her second treatment and she has already lost a majority of her hair.
Thank you in advance
malia

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Ronnie1958 said...
Plagiarism is not right. I am with the Lioness and would like to make the hat and scarves for a clinic up in Northern WI in the onocology department. My email address is .
August 2, 2017 at 11:03 PM

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Lanaya Botbyl said...
Plagiarism is stealing someone else's work and claiming it as your own. Very unacceptable..it is plain out stealing. Would love this pattern For myself as my hair is just falling out from chemo atm.

Domestic Godess said...

Malia - leave your email here in the comments and I'll email you the pattern. I will delete the email once I have emailed the pattern.

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Anella said...
I am sorry that happened to you. My 9 year old daughter lost her grandmother to breast cancer and the only thing she wanted for her birthday was a sewing machine. She wants to make hats and port pillows. Your hats are by far the cutest thing we have ever seen for patients that won't be too hot or too cold. Thank you and God bless you.

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Cori Yerby said...
I feel plagiarism is unacceptable. People dont seem to understand there are consequences for their actions anymore. It is a sad world that we live in today I just hope I am able to teach my son better values. I am on here looking for your chemo scarf and hat pattern for a friends daughter that was just diagnosed with Leukemia so she can feel a little more comfortable. My email is Thank you so very much for offering this to us.
August 16, 2017 at 9:14 PM

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sparkle_colors13 said...
Plagiarism in generally is absolutely wrong. As a college student, we've even been told to the point that we can be expelled for it. The fact that someone thinks that stealing is considered creativity is backwards. I saw these patterns and absolutely would've paid and was so disappointed to know that someone decided they needed to up the ante and go on a theft run. Thank you for offering the opportunity to have the patterns regardless of some peoples' ill behavior. My email is I absolutely wanted to make one so I could cover my skin better due to an unpredictable sun allergy. Hats and extra layers of clothing make it so much easier to be outside. Thank you so much
August 19, 2017 at 9:21 PM

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OpenID jenndaryl said...
I'm sorry that your pattern was not used in the way it was intended. I can't imagine the frustration level of having your work sold as someone else's. It's very unfortunate that the means of sharing some really great ideas is also the means of those ideas being used in ways that they should not be.

I came in search of a pattern to use for my roommate who is going through chemo now. All of the sites I have found pointed me to this blog. I was willing to pay the fee for the pattern through etsy but even that is not available anymore. If there is a way to access this pattern, I would be grateful.

August 28, 2017 at 7:52 AM Delete

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Princessdi1973 said...

I have a lifelong friend who is more like a second mom to me, I who love to bless her with one of your beautiful chemo caps. She has just had a double mastectomy, and chemo is taking her hair, then on to radiation. You giving to so many is amazing. Sorry to hear about the plagiarism, your super talented.

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nanagus5 said...

Plagiarism is definitely a crime. When one person is truly creative and has put the thought and work into creating something unique, to put your own name on it is stealing. We should be thanking those who have the creative mind plus the determination to see the project through to fruition. It is the lazy and unethical who steal someone else's work and call it their own. Thank you for offering your talents and sharing them.

me said...

I don't think it's honest to make something and claim the idea was yours. I see so many bloggers who copy a recipe and change one ingredient quantity and then claim it as their own. That's not creating your own recipe. If I made a chemo hat or scar from a pattern, I wouldn't say it that I created pattern, just that I sewed it. I'd love a pattern for my friend's mother.

Betty Morgan said...

Call McCall's, Simplicity or Vogue and see how they feel about it.

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Bunny said...
I think it is always wrong to take someone else idea and make it appear it was yours. Plagiarism is not legal or morally right.
Thank you for your thoughtfullness.
Bunny Langridge

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Blogger Tara U said...
I think its a shame that creatives and artists have to go through such hassle to be credited for their work, plagiarism is illegal and insulting.
I appreciate your work and know that my friend in treatment will as well. Thak You

Domestic Godess said...

Princessdi1973, nanagus5, me - please leave your emails in the comments so I can email you the patterns. I will delete the emails once I have emailed the patterns.

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Stephany gooden said...

I teach about plagiarism constantly at school. I do my best to make my students understand that it is wrong and I teach them alternatives to it. When I tell them of the possible consequences, the kids are amazed and I know it makes them think. Plagiarism is one topic that all librarians in my district are passionate about!

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Wilson Family said...
I'm raising three creative young ladies . My husband are both creative in our choosen areas. There is rarely a time there isn't a project happening in our home! I am extremely grateful to the many who offer their ideas and tutorials. I have learnt so much. For other people to use others for financial gain is, as many have said theft. You should never loose the will to give but this makes it hard and we become cynical and jaded. I'll be teaching my family in this new world of technology the old values of respecting people and being grateful for people wanting to share. I would love a copy of both scarf and hat pattern please. I am also interested in the pattern you are working on when available. My bestie needs to feel as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside going through her chemo. I would love to share what we do with you if there is a forum. My email is
Regards Verity Wilson, Australia
September 10, 2017 at 7:28 PM

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Cathi Strait said...
Plagiarism is plain and simple theft. Years ago we were taught that we could copy a little of another's work BUT, it had to be in quotes with a footnote and at the end of the paper(bibliography) listing source, author,ect. As far as plans and patterns, people share them out of the goodness of their heart, not so others can profit. I am starting chemo soon and would love a copy of your patterns please. My email is Thank you.
September 11, 2017 at 7:52 AM

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Susan said...

Plagiarism is stealing. It's different from being "inspired by" someone's work or copying someone's work who has given permission for that use.

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Mark Musone said...
it's not acceptable to profit by plagiarism.

My email is Can I have the pattern? My sister just had a double mastectomy and would like to make this for her. I will not be selling it.

Thank You.
September 19, 2017 at 6:32 PM

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Amy L. said...
Plagerism has become quite an easy thing to do these days. Easy does not make something right. Taking things that don't belong to you and making a profit hurts society. It demeans the person and the person who created the item. I am so sorry this happened to you. I would be devastatingly upset. I will not be making this to sell. Thank you for creatively finding a way to share your pattern. This will bless my loved ones.
September 23, 2017 at 10:29 PM

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Blogger Rachel Brown said...
Are you serious? Did someone take your pattern and call it their own? That is wrong on so many levels! The internet makes it too easy to take people's things and they think that because it's on the internet that it's free for the taking. You see this issue with photos all the time. It's sad that people don't understand that you can't do that. I'm glad you called the person out and I seriously hope that they feel bad about it. I would love to make a couple of your scarves and hat for two friends who are going through treatments. My email address is

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MamaSavesALot said...

This is disgusting. Even her explanation is sad excuse for a non-apology. Intellectual property is what makes us unique and special. I'm sorry that some one felt the need to steal yours. This is plagiarism. Plain and simple.

mama@mamasavesalot.com

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Donna Dougherty said...

Good afternoon, plagiarism is so not acceptable. but unfortunaltely some people who are small minded and less creative find that is the only way they can accomplish things for themself. how sad is that...Stealing from someone else for your own glory. I wouldn't expend any more of your good energy on this woman. I have been searching for days for a hat pattern for my girlfried. she has such a small head and after radiation now has very little hair. I had been looking for something a little jazzy that could lift her spirits. I was going to make her one for every day. she has just been told she has 8 - 12 months. If you would like to share, I would truly appreciate.

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evelyn1954 said...
Plagiarism is wrong sorry this happened, I am need of a nice pattern my friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer I want to make her a beanie hat this lookes like what I am looking for. thanks
October 1, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Domestic Godess said...

Donna D, my pattern is not great for a small head. But the commercial patterns usually have multiple sizes and they would work better for you http://snipriphooray.blogspot.com/2017/09/substitute-patterns.html then just add a smaller headband and flower.

Unknown said...

Plagirism is not acceptable. I would like your pattern to make hats to donate to my local oncologists office. I am making simple hats for the men but would like something a little fancier for women.
My oldest brother is battling pancreatic cancer right now. This is his second battle. He was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin s Lymphoma 5 years ago. I would like to give back. I plan on involving my 3 daughters in this project. If you are willing to share the pattern with me I would appreciate it. You can send it to kristinorrlaird @hotmail.com

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Jess said...

Wow im sorry this happened to you. Its not right and i hope you were able to report her. Ice been searching for a pattern for a few days now and yours is by far the cutest. My mother in law had brain surgery 4 days ago sp i want tp make her a few to cheer her up. Id love the pattern please my email is Jessyrae47@gmail.com

Di Browning said...

Plagiarism is always wrong. When someone creates something they deserve to be recognized for it. I have had this same problem when selling polymer clay beads online. I would love to have your pattern and will most definitely not make hats for sale or take credit for your pattern. I plan to make a couple for a family member with cancer. My email is antidvdi@gmail.com.

HollyO said...

Plagiarism is not o.k. I read about the other gal who used your pattern to make hats to sell. It didn't look to me like she altered it that much. How much do you have to alter it to make it your own? I have no idea.


I'd love a copy of your hat pattern. I will not sell products made from the pattern. My sister-in-law starts chemo next Friday. I have already made her 3 hats from other free patterns, but none are as cute as yours. My e-mail is hollyesq@hotmail.com.

Lori said...

My niece was just diagnosed with leukemia at 33 years old. Devastating. I would like to make these head coverings for her. Can I get a copy of the pattern?
Thanks
laralamb@yahoo.com

NYHYKE said...

Making a profit off from someone else's effort and kindness is never acceptable.
My daughter-in-law had a double mastectomy, and has been told she will also need to start chemo and radiation. My heart is breaking for her as she is only 39 years old with two children. She is a beautiful person inside and out. I would love to make her some of your beautiful hats to lift her spirits. Please be assured I would never profit from someone else's generosity and would be happy to pay for the pattern if I knew where to send the money. Thank you in advance. My email is njacobso@twcny.rr.com

JOperchal said...

It is not ok for someone to profit from another's creativity and it's sad that you had to experience that. I read the complete blog post and I hope you don't let that experience sour you on the intent of your original goodness. As I'm considering making some of these to donate, would you please send me the pattern. julieoperchal@gmail.com Good luck!

Agnes Louise said...

Sorry you were taken advantage of, if you’re still offering a free pattern, my friend was just diagnosed with cancer and has now lost her hair and I’d love to make a hat for her

Nancy Hartzell said...

Making a profit off from someone else's effort and kindness is never acceptable. I have lost all my hair from chemo and the other hats I am using are not warm enough now that it is getting colder. I would really appreciate the pattern and I also have a friend that I would make one for Thank you so much for your generosity.