Sunday, February 18, 2024

Stolen Crochet Patterns | Intellectual Property Theft | Reporting Process

Please be aware of the adverts put out on Facebook and Instagram
 for my stolen designs/patterns and many other designer's work as well.




Please, please, please do not trust:
Yarnopia
Hooksopia
Private Craft
Laura's Crafting
They will sell you a stolen pattern with my logo removed, 
and then they will add on other products that you did not order. 
Your only recourse is to report the post and dispute it with your bank. 
You will not receive a reply from their contact information. 
They are also representing themselves as affiliated with Shopify and they are not.

We have been fighting this all week. 
At this point, Meta/Facebook/Instagram 
has not been helpful. 

The websites are through namecheap.com and they are registered in Reykjavík, Iceland.
A big thank you to all of you who have been sending me messages reporting
 and notifying me of these. 
I am so grateful for your love and support!

My patterns are legally available through:

Sadly, @threeloopsonthehook, has also been hit. 

She was so kind to send me the following information to help fight
these crimes:

This first link is to a search I have done for your Macaroon Blossom Pattern on Facebook Ads – prepare yourself as there are a few and each box contains multiple adverts:
 
https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/?active_status=all&ad_type=all&country=ALL&q=yarnopia%20macaroon&sort_data[direction]=desc&sort_data[mode]=relevancy_monthly_grouped&search_type=keyword_unordered&media_type=all
 
With regards these Facebook adverts, you will need the advert codes to report them. You can search all adverts on the Facebook advert library yourself from here in case any others are selling as the above search specifies ‘Yarnopia’:
 
https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/
 
To search the Advert Library - just put "All" in the first two drop-down boxes and then type your keywords. To find your pattern ads, I typed in "yarnopia macaroon". You can use this to search for any other advertisements for any of your other patterns that are likely to be pirated. I only have one Etsy Bestseller that they've stolen (to my knowledge) so I just put in "rainbow of stars" to see if anyone is advertising (although they are now renaming my pattern to Stellar Spectrum in their adverts as they think this will stop me finding them!). I've found several websites to take down that way before they can earn too much out of my hard work.
 
Then you need to report the adverts, Facebook intellectual property reporting page
 
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1758255661104383
So you can report the advertisements and the profile promoting it if you want to go that far. (It's so time-consuming and sapping of creative energy doing all this). However, reporting the ad using the three little dots doesn't do a lot, there is nowhere to explain it's an Intellectual Property/copyright issue and they will normally just respond to say the advert does not breach their rules and not remove it if you only report via the three dots on the advert – so this long intellectual reporting page is the only way to successfully get the adverts taken down.
 
I have found that Facebook can take anything between 24hrs and 8 days to respond but they have always removed the adverts reported. I would recommend you regularly search the adverts as mine are back on sale around 24-48hrs later under a different selling page name.
 
The above only deals with Facebook/Meta adverts and not the websites themselves – Yarnopia is directing your adverts to lauracrafting.com and that website is hosted by NameCheap domains. So you can report the page to them – but I have found you need to report the exact page of your pattern or they will not do anything. Namecheap's takedown form it's here:
support.namecheap.com/index.php
 
the webpage with your blanket is here:
https://www.lauracrafting.com/Blossom
 
Click on "Submit a ticket" on the NameCheap reporting page and then "Abuse Reports" (near the bottom) and that leads to the Copyright form. Keep the ticket number so you can follow up if it's still outstanding.
 
If you ever need to report a website it is worth checking who the domain provider is as these all say they are powered by Shopify but they are not a part of Shopify – another way to have us reporting to the wrong people and not getting the page removed:
https://lookup.icann.org/en
So I typed in lauracrafting.com and it showed me NameCheap is the domain host. NameCheap are a favourite of these scammers at the moment as I have reported numerous pages to them – but again keep an eye out because they will remove the page and then it will pop back up so you will need to report it again.

Well, with all that said, I will not stop fighting this nor will I stop
designing and writing!
Thank you all for your love and support!


Gratefully,

Astri

Monday, February 12, 2024

Blossom Circle Square | Crochet Pattern | Yarnsmiths Pebble Haze Yarn

 Oh, what fun it is to play with yarn and colors!
Yarn: 
Yarnsmiths Pebble Haze
Colors: 
Solids in Marble, Chrysocolla, Porphyry, Olivine, Fluorite, Lolite, 
Blue Slate, Petalite, Chalcedony, and a Print Cake in Lulworth.
Where
Wool Warehouse (40% off as of this writing)
Clicking here will take you to the yarn.
Pattern: 
Blossom Circle Square
Designer: 
Moi - Astri Elisabeth of Apple Blossom Dreams
Where: 
You can find the pattern by clicking on the following
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

Click here for an additional post on this blanket.


to you!
Warmly,

Astri

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

And Even More Love Nugget Sachets | Crochet Pattern | Gift Ideas

More 
"Love Nugget Sachets"
 This time they are paired with conversation hearts.
🤍conversation hearts. 
🤍 them because the words are kind and positive.
I 🤍 them because they are heart-shaped. 
🤍 them because they are yummy.
🤍 them because Scheepjes made the perfect Catona Chroma yarn to match. 

🤍 A handful of these "Love Nugget Sachets" would make the perfect gift
 for that special someone, especially if they are paired with some 
kind and positive conversation hearts. 
Some of these are the sachets and some are the hearts
 from the same pattern before they are sewn together. 
That makes them nice and flat and easily added to or in a card.

🤍 They work up easily and quickly with the help of step-by-step photo instructions
 and an exclusive video to boot!
The pattern can be found by clicking on the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

They work up easily and quickly with the help of step-by-step photo instructions
 and an exclusive video to boot!

Make them in your favorite colors to suit any occasion
 - a perfect, Valentine's Day gift, or as a heartfelt gift embellishment.

Yarn: 
*Scheepjes Catona Chroma in Meadow
is a 100% cotton fingering (Super Fine #1) weight yarn.
It can be found on Amazon by clicking here.

Additional Supplies Needed: 
Cotton balls, perfume/cologne/scented oils/potpourri,
 scissors, stitch marker, yarn needle.

Put a smile on a loved one's face with this thoughtful handmade gift
paired with a coordinating something or the other. 

*Scheepjes Catona is also available in a color pack of little cuties (109 of them!)
 from *Amazon by clicking here.
If you are in the US, you will receive your yarn quickly.


Stay tuned for a lot more love and a lot of

*Apple Blossom Dreams may receive a small commission
 on purchases made via these Amazon affiliate links, 
however, it is at no additional cost to you.


Monday, February 5, 2024

Pebble Haze Yarn | Yarnsmiths | Wool Warehouse


We are back home after a holiday down south.
 Our version of what Norwegians refer to as "syden." 
It's good to be home and back to "making."

First stop, the post office...
And when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but this glorious package
 of the yummiest, softest yarn from the kind folks at 

This is Yarnsmiths Pebble Haze...one of each color of the solids.
 It also comes in prints. I have three in mind that I am going to purchase. 
I am definitely in L-O-V-E. 


These are my two favorite colors:

You can find this yarn beautiful, soft, and airy yarn by clicking here.
As of this posting the yarn is 40% off.
Now what to make???

The softest, coziest blanket ever?
or
A lovely spring sweater/jumper/cardigan/vest/dress?
or
A cuddly and squishy dream cushion?
or
Maybe a bag?

Any ideas?


Stay tuned for a suspenseful decision...
and lots of 

to you!
Warmly,

Astri

Sunday, February 4, 2024

More Love Nugget Sachets | Gift Ideas | Crochet Pattern

A handful of "Love Nugget Sachets" would make the perfect gift for that special someone! 
Then how about pairing them with a tea towel, all in the name of love?
This tea towel has hearts and roses on it! 
Can you stand it??? 
Of all the places, I found it at Mrs. Backers Pastry Shop in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
I had stopped in to purchase Valentine-themed pastries for photo props,
unfortunately, the pastries didn't make it home. 
What's a girl to do when there's a fork in the bag? 

The pattern can be found by clicking on the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

They work up easily and quickly with the help of step-by-step photo instructions
 and an exclusive video to boot!

Make them in your favorite colors to suit any occasion
 - a perfect, Valentine's Day gift, or as a heartfelt gift embellishment.

Yarn: 
*Scheepjes Catona 
A cotton fingering (Super Fine #1) weight yarn.
One 10 g cutie will make 4 nuggets.

Additional Supplies Needed: Cotton balls, perfume/cologne/scented oils/potpourri,
 scissors, stitch marker, yarn needle.

Put a smile on a loved one's face with this thoughtful handmade gift
paired with a coordinating something or the other. 

*Scheepjes Catona is available in a color pack of little cuties (109 of them!)
 from *Amazon by clicking here.
If you are in the US, you will receive your yarn quickly.


Stay tuned for a lot more love and a lot of

*Apple Blossom Dreams may receive a small commission
 on purchases made via these Amazon affiliate links, 
however, it is at no additional cost to you.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Granny Rose and Granny Square Bag | How to Guidelines

 
The Granny Rose / Granny Square bag for Bug is done!

I made eight "Granny Rose 2" squares and 16 regular granny squares. 
I accidentally made two too many roses so I whip-stitched those together
leaving a small opening, and attached it to an i-cord for a little mini purse.

"The Granny Rose 2" pattern is available for free on my YouTube channel.
Here's the first video for that rose:
or the pattern for the Rose Square is available for purchase by clicking on the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:
 
Lined the inside (and the strap) with fabric from the fabric stash. 
Stitched it in with a sewing machine! 
The sewing machine is something I generally avoid, but this was pretty slick. 
Perhaps the sewing machine and I will become friends again...

I used 100% acrylic DK yarn in cream, beige, grey, 
and Lion Brand Jeans yarn in "Classic" and "Top Stitch" for this project.

I have added "write a pattern for the whole thing" to my to-do list...

Stay tuned for a lot more love and a lot of

coming your way!

Warmly, 
Astri Elisabeth


Monday, January 22, 2024

Heart Baubles and Sachets | Crochet Patterns | For Holidays

How about combining the Granny Heart Bauble with 
the Love Nugget Sachets together on a wreath?

Baubles and wreaths...not just for Christmas anymore...

I used a heart-shaped dollar store wire wreath form, rooted around in the Christmas storage box, 
procured a few heart-shaped ornaments from Michaels, 
and included the crocheted baubles and hearts. 

It has been hung on the back of the door instead of the front of the door, 
this way I can see it all day long 
(and there might be another wreath that's heart-shaped on the front of the door already).
Yes, yes I know... the coffee maker and the electrical plugs in the pic, 
but this is real life, man! 

The pattern for the "Granny Heart Bauble" can be found by clicking on the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

The pattern includes an exclusive video that also shows you how to make the
"Love Nugget Sachets!" 

The pattern for the Love Nugget Sachets can be found by clicking on the following 
Apple Blossom Dreams Shops:

These baubles and sachets were made with*Scheepjes Catona 
A cotton fingering (Super Fine #1) weight yarn.
*Scheepjes Catona is available in a color pack of little cuties (109 of them!)
 from *Amazon by clicking here.
If you are in the US, you will receive your yarn quickly.


Have a happy day, thank you for your interest and

Warmly,

Astri

*Apple Blossom Dreams may receive a small commission
 on purchases made via these Amazon affiliate links, 
however, it is at no additional cost to you.