Simple Bounty

Finding Beauty, Grace and Sanity in a Busy World

Creative Woes March 5, 2008

Filed under: Business — katieosborne @ 9:35 pm

Within the last couple weeks, there have been two WAHMS on TBW who have started selling mei tais with appliqued hoods, and they’re all the rage right now. I know it shouldn’t, but it’s been bothering me, and I think I just need to get it out.

When I started making mine, I had not seen anyone else doing appliques on the hood, and I felt like my product was really original. I guess I am just disappointed that I’m not so original anymore. Well, that and, I think the bigger thing for me is that I have been testing these slowly, and a lot of people haven’t seen them because I’m not selling them yet. So now, when people start seeing them, they’re probably going to think I am a copy cat, and I’m not. That is really a big thing for me – not being thought of as original. I’ve always had a distaste for following the crowd, ever since I was young, and I don’t know, it’s just an issue I have.

And I am not saying that anyone else copied me. It could very well be that we all came to the idea independently. I also really like both of these ladies, from what I have seen of them on the board. Really. So, I guess I feel a little guilty even voicing any of this, but it was just eating at me, and I need to let it go. Who cares, right?

I had decided that I am not going to pursue this as a business right now anyway, just a hobby. So really, what is the big deal?

I just need to do what I do without worrying about other people.

I feel so silly even writing this.

Poor me, having a pity party.



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