Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Etsy Surfing

Sometimes I like to dig through Etsy the old-fashioned way, and sometimes I like to use Pounce, and sometimes I like to put in a specific set of keywords to see how many people are blatantly thieving based on a theme. Last night's theme was Harry Potter. Obviously, it's been fresh in my mind lately, so I thought I would type in the words and see what came up. So many people are stealing the copyrighted images to use for their own work. Not altered art, mind you, but really just using the image and sticking it to something and calling their own. Every once in a while, I will come across someone who is using the images correctly, and it surprises me that more people don't try to come up with something original. One such Etsy Shop is Poppys Wicked Garden. This woman takes t-shirts (even your own), and makes these cute, flattering cuts for average-size ladies (and gentlemen I suppose). She also makes tutu skirts from themed fabric such as Hogwarts Crests or Batman, and she has a whole section dedicated to Harry Potter. And do you know what? Everything in there is cute and copyright-infringement free. Yay! So if you're in the market for a fun t-shirt with thumb-holes, check her out!

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