But the dream didn’t last too long when suddenly i got in contact with this other website. Heap Sugar Network:
I KNOW EVERYTHING IS IN CHINESE…. I KNOW YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING AND LIKE ME YOU START FEELING LIKE A CHEATED WIFE WHO IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT SOMETHING BIG. (BUT DON’T WANT TO BELIEVE IT SO I LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND SOME OF THEM LOOK FAMILIAR. AND JUST WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO CLOSE THE WEBSITE CAUSE IT WAS IN CHINESE. GOOGLE CHROME ASK ME…. DO YOU WANT TO TRANSLATE TO ENGLISH? AND I HIT YES! ….
From there my life would never be the same. All those Pins that i share in Pintrest most of them are from the chinese website. Picture by picture, word by word, art by art, wish cause me to have an EGG moment in my life. Who did this first? Who is the author? Who is the artist? All this time following all this ladies because like my grandmother and my mother they were master crafters and ….. here it is….. in the other side of the world there is some one who claim doing the same work. It is impossible Half of the pintrest population is related to the China heap sugar Population….. so what ever it is…. someone break my egg. And i wish to know who came first The Chicken or the Egg? Are the Chinese crafters the original ones or the American ones? You can be the judge….. Like this one That i love and i did a baby shower with it because is beautiful.
tissue rosette kissing balls
My opinion, I vote that the chinese people stole this from Ms Amy Huntley and her Idea room. The date on her blog is older than the chinese one. and her post have a complete detailed explanation of how to do this. It is totaly shameful because she is the mother of five kids! with a husband who travels.
the paper flower
this one is easy to spot …. (hint)the instructions are in chinese….
Just to mention an example.If you go to Pintrest and at the same time to the Heap Sugar Network (the chinese website) you will find that there is lots of similar post. I play the drama about the Chicken and the Egg I really don’t care who did it first. Because maybe none of them did. Crafts and art is like history. Is passed generation by generation from elders to young people. Someone teach you the crafts you know today. That is how i learn the millions of crafts that i know. Crafts, art and history tell the story of a person. What they like, where they have been, who they have meet, etc. It is ok to share your crafts that is the purpose of most of this websites. That is the main purpose of this blogs. We live in a society where old crafters are dying with the knowledge in their hands. Because technology do everything so easy. School don’t teach manual labor or crafts anymore.We have kids graduating as doctors but don’t know how to boil an egg or put back a button in a shirt.
What is wrong with this websites is to not give credit to the people who did the effort to pass on a knowledge. If you learn something from someone just say it. mention it. I learn this from …. And that’s it. Because is very disrespectful for somebody to wake up some day an realize that his work that is a family tradition is somewhere else claimed by somebody else that you don’t even know. That is called STEALING. Who stole what from who. That would be Gods work to do (or the pertinent authorities) and all the people doing it have a conscience. But is very disappointing to see. This because it takes credibility out of the person. What this two websites prove is that we cant believe all we see but we must try to be as honest as we can and every time we craft. Give credit to who ever deserve the credit. Hoping tomorrow i don’t appear in China…… unless someone buy me a ticket for a family vacation. :-)