A little secret!

I'll be honest I don't show very many of my crafts on my blog because one day I opened a magazine and there smak dab in the middle of this very glossy magazine was my project with absolutely no reference to me.  It stings a bit but that goes with the territory and I must expect some of that.  Heck we all know what it feels like but we know when the project originated it's nice to give a salute of some kind.  We know when somethings original and this idea I'm sharing with you now is very original,  as far as I know ,but then again we never can be 100% sure because creative minds pick up stuff all the time and simulate things in their mind.  Anyway I am always using storybook pictures and wondering how to frame them then one day I glittered embroidery hoops and voila instant frame.  So I glued pictures to the bottom and the frame still felt empty so I glued old glass Christmas balls (tiny ones) to the border..I only work with hot glue..and then lightly glittered the overall frame and then used a Maya Road glittered die cut to the back for a hanger.  So there you have it.  Please if you can reference where you saw it it makes me more willing to share! So have fun and please show me what you've made I do love to see!!!

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40 Responses to “A little secret!”

  1. Lisa says:

    That’s really pretty, what a fantastic idea!
    That’s really messed up taking your projects with no credit given, and from a magazine no less! They should know better!

  2. Aunt Spicy says:

    Ohhhhhh! I am just smitten with these! I love the shadow box surrounded by the glittering lovelies! And poo-poo to the magazine for not giving you credit.

  3. Tabitha O. says:

    I could not agree more-it really does sting although everything you said about creative minds is true also but still it seems that those that work for magazines and large pattern companies seem to poof come up with an idea that I know originated with an ‘indy’ blogger who is just working in a small business. It is almost like they feel they have the power to do this because they are larger have more lawyers, etc….then again it could be perfectly innocent but I always was one for conspiracies so I don’t really believe that–they have people who are paid just to scour the web looking for ideas….
    so I LOVE this idea very sparkly and decorative–I have so many cool art work things that could benefit from some sparkles and baubles!

  4. Linda B. says:

    Or, you type up the instructions and put “inspired by”
    and the magazine drops that little part. It has happened to me a LOT. Just hang in there and it will hopefully even out.

  5. I just keep giggling because the barbie like girls are so mod 🙂 What an outstanding idea and I promise not to publish it under my name … so sorry to hear that people do that.
    Thanks for sharing your idea…
    Take care

  6. Always love your work!!! I think you need to have a coffe table book with all the things you’ve made in it!!! I would be the first one in line!!!!
    It’s good to imbed your name on those pics now!!! Sorry about all that!!
    Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!
    smiles, Joy~

  7. I agree with my friend Joy…a book with all your creations would be great!!
    You have a nack for the perfect amount of whimsy!

  8. Kathi says:

    What a neat idea!! You are a very crafty lady. Do you sew? I know you have mentioned having somebody make dresses with your fabric, so I wondered.

  9. angelahenrie says:

    I love your crafts, Jennifer. You are definately an original!

  10. Monique says:

    Those are so gorgeous! Am always inspired on your blog, don’t let the others get you down. I am always referring people to your blog who love to create!!

  11. Misty says:

    I love those!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

  12. Love these Jennifer!!! Love them! Can you tell I’m really fond of them? 🙂

  13. Grace P says:

    I hate when people copy other people’s work and say it is theirs! Sorry that happened to you. But these are georgeous love them very fun Grace

  14. Stephanie says:

    Very cute and festive! I just did a post about someone in a foreign magazine copying and claiming as her own a quilt she obviously got from established well known quilter/designers. I stopped linking my blog to my etsy shop because I discovered one of the items I shared on my blog copied exactly and for sale on etsy within days of it beng on my blog! Too many people are copying the designs of others or changing one thing and calling it their original idea. I do fume with some of the things I’m seeing lately.

  15. Love, love, love it. You are the queen xoxox Clarice

  16. jenny fish says:

    I love these! I really like the glass balls around the edges, it makes such a nice finishing touch. If someone is inspired by another, they should totally credit where their inspiration came from, especially if it is essentially an exact replica! Well I have heard that imitation is the ultimate complement. Doesn’t feel like a complement though. Especially if someone is making money off of it!

  17. *Staci * says:

    Yes! Finally something I can do with all the vintage storybooks I keep buying. I agree with the commenters above that you should put out a book filled with your creative ideas. They are always so sparkly and cheery. 🙂

  18. Love it! So fun and fresh and those colors…yum! So, speaking of people copying you…I’m really wanting to make a big wreath out of Shiny Brites ornaments this year and I wonder if you have any tips? Jen

  19. oh yes for wreathes always hot glue to a artificial wreath ..never use styrofoam..Walmart has hundreds of artificial wreathes!!

  20. Allie says:

    These are so wonderful!!!!! But then, everything you do is wonderful. I’m so sorry someone took your idea!

  21. amy s norris says:

    THANK YOU jennifer for perspective. it seems as i deal at least weekly with loyal customers telling me of my “copy cats” and when i see their work, i do see some resemblence as i know that i surely didn’t invent children’s clothing…it hurts sometimes to see something that i laid in bed awake for hours planning and loving on someone else’s site with their name on it. but maybe you are right, maybe it is the genious of a creative mind. i needed that better perspective!

  22. karin says:

    Very cute, these frames. And they look so festive!

  23. Rebecca says:

    So unique and wonderful. Keep up your amazing work.

  24. Aimee says:

    Now this I love!!!!! I am so wanting to make some of these now and put around the house! so festive! Now let’s see if I can find some vintage glass balls!!

  25. Kim D. says:

    I wanna come to your house for a craft day.. Beautiful!!

  26. Ivey says:

    I’m so in love with these!!!! But I love all that you do!!!!

  27. Debbie says:

    These are so beautiful. Sure wish I lived closer. And, I’ve already experienced what it feels like to see a design on someone else’s work. But, as you said, maybe great minds just think a like. Or if not, at least they think the stuff is worth copying, which is a compliment of it’s own kind.

  28. That’s a great idea. BTW, I LOVE your fabrics.

  29. Mechelle says:

    I hear you on the “sting” ouch.. that does hurt.. had it happen to me. But what else can you do? These are FAB!!!!!! I am telling you.. you need to write a book.. let them create this stuff..but make some profit off it too! 🙂 Let the “un-craftys” (is that a word?) buy the ones you make and the “craftys” create their own.. it will free up your time to do new things!
    Have a great Thanksgiving and some wonderful memories with your family!
    Thanks or always sharing with us and making our worlds more colorful too!

  30. Jennifer P. says:

    OH my heavens! I LOVE those!
    So sorry your idea got plagerized. I’ve had that happen with decorating projects and even some of my writing….I try and always remind myself what my mama told me “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. (I would think giving me a little credit would be the sincerest form, but…)
    Anyway, thank you so much for sharing the idea with us. I think I sense a project coming on for Christmas break!

  31. jenjen says:

    So so beautiful! You are amazing!

  32. Let’s be best friends. You’re stuff is amazing.

  33. These are just beautiful. I know what you mean. Give credit when it is due. 🙁

  34. Jo Packham says:

    Love those Jennifer! Keep posting your crafts:).

  35. Those are so beautiful, I was wanting to make something different this year for gifts, I think I’ve got it, and I’ll be sure to reference you 🙂 REALLY great idea, thanks for sharing!!

  36. Petra says:

    Wow, all these objects are so beautiful!!! And I love the video… it’s like an entirely different, beauty- & colourful fairy tale world of one of a kind!! Thanks for sharing!! Wish I could make it over to that sale… 🙂

  37. WOW! Really love this all decorations in your house. I want one like what is on the second photo. I really like it.
    Deirdre G

  38. This is one of my favorite projects I’ve seen of yours. –2nd to your glass Christmas ball wreaths. I love how sparkly and colorful these little frames are. It’s such an original idea–I’ve never seen anything like it before! Thanks for always inspiring us!
    ~ Jennifer

  39. pat griffith says:

    I would like to try this idea with pictures from my vintage ladies magazines.

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