While the world is busy downloading and loving Angry Birds, is Rovio going after small businesses for creating Angry Birds products? I sure hope not! Thanks to a heads up from a lovely reader - today I learned that the Angry Birds Crochet Patterns by the lovely Itsy Bitsy Spider have been DISCONTINUED.
It was a lot of fun while it lasted. I got to know people from all over the world and I got to share my patterns in a way that made people happy. But it's over.
On Tuesday, I was asked to stop selling the Angry Birds patterns. I cannot get into the details, but suffice it to say that I stand to lose more than just my business if I continue.
The patterns have been pulled from Etsy and pattern sales have been deactivated on Ravelry. They will not be re-listed or re-activated. -- Read Full Post
While details were not given as to why these patterns were asked to not be sold - I sure hope it wasn't anything to do with Rovio. The passion of Angry Birds fans are obviously huge and massive. Embrace you audience, don't shun them! This is the mark of true success when your product hits a level where people are CROCHETING your birds. To poo poo a small business is sad.
Continue to support Itsy Bitsy Spider Crochet - even if they aren't able to sell the Angry Birds Crochet Pattens. Check out these ADORABLE finger monster crochet patterns.
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