I don't know about you, but I love to see "real life" people coming up to my stall and see the smile break out. They don't always buy (shame!) but they do always smile.
I was especially privileged today to have a very special customer who not only bought a meerkat but then spent the rest of the day making him a house, clothes, a car and a horse! (I asked his mum for permissin to post this photo)
I was more than a bit miffed though to be competing with another knitter, whose toys were very very cheap and (without exception) knitted from published patterns that I know are copyright protected.
If you're a crafter, I'd love to hear your views - what would you have done? I didn't just fume in silence, I told the organiser.
I don't think the average punter can tell the difference between an original design and a copyright-protected pattern for a Bob the Builder doll - and if it's a choice between paying me £20 and the other stall £3 ... easy guess!
So - my question to you is - what would you have done?