I have been working on my buntings since I learned to crochet back in January. Before I sold them on Etsy, I made sure no one was doing the same as me because I didn't want to offend anyone. We always feel our ideas are super great only to find seconds later that yes, someone made that already. As my brother always says: "Everything has already been invented!" Yes there are amazing incidents like when a great man came up with the vaccine for Polio. But I'm not talking about great discoveries here, it is just crafts and people are always getting inspiration from everyone else's work.
In fact, my buntings were inspired by the Tibetan Prayer Flags, and that is the reason why I embroidered words on them, and that is the reason why they are square and not triangular like normal buntings. Unfortunately for crafters there is no copyright or trademark, or maybe there is? In any case this is my work, what I have been doing for the past 8 months!
Sometimes, I have been to craft fairs where I have overheard people saying; "Oh, I can do that, probably better!" Yes, maybe you can, and yes maybe it can be better, but the truth is that you didn't come up with it in the first place. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should!
It is all a thin line, of what is acceptable and what is not. So I guess this square I made in May for a friend is perfect for now.