Stolen

I have just heard from the lovely shop that stocks my blankets that one has been stolen.
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It is my most recent effort, the Candy Crush blanket that I finished only a few weeks ago, and the experience has left me feeling quite sickened. It is partly the horrible thought of someone taking something which is not theirs from a small business, striving to make a living in a remote area, and partly that all my creative efforts have been valued at zero.
As far as I know the blanket is a one-off, I chose the colours and pattern myself, and it would be quite a co-incidence if someone else happened across the same combination by chance. So if you see it for sale somewhere on the net, or have any idea where someone might sell such an item, please let me know.
I don’t have much hope of it being found, but it would be good to know that people are looking.

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12 thoughts on “Stolen

  1. sewchet

    How awful! I’ll certainly keep a look out for you. How they walked out without being noticed is beyond me – it doesn’t exactly fit in your pocket, does it?

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    1. iamsimplyhooked Post author

      I think it is the reflection on ‘some people’ that is really getting to me. It must be horrible for the shop owner too – how do you not look at a customer (say with a large bag) and wonder if they are honest or not?

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  2. The Snail of Happiness

    I’m so sorry to read this. Clearly someone thought your work was so lovely, they had to have it no matter what. Does the shop have a policy for dealing with this? It may seem harsh, but having entrusted your work to their care, it does not seem unreasonable to expect some recompense.

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    1. iamsimplyhooked Post author

      The shop has offered to pay me in full, but I feel that as the profit would have been shared, the loss should be shared too. I don’t think it is the money that I am finding upsetting. It’s more the thought that If I don’t have a reliable outlet for my blankets then I have no reason to carry on making them….

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      1. The Snail of Happiness

        I guess, that this may be a reason to sell via the internet… or collect up some stock and have a stall at a craft fair or other even. I had a lovely time on my stall at the International Permaculture Convergence and it was great to think of my creations travelling off to other countries too!

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