That's what would be sung (well maybe no exactly sung, more repeated in a kind of harmonic mean and nasty way) in school playgrounds across the country. When a girl would come with the same pencil case, or the same socks, or the same headband. copy cat, copy cat
So obviously some people copy, and other people create. Those that copy will never feel the depths of despair like a creator /designer does when they see their designs blatantly copied, and publicly announced as theirs (-the copiers)
This has happened to me more than once, in different environments, from art fayres, to online selling.
I bring this up today, as I'm currently bringing my blood pressure back down, I'm stopping my heart from beating like a manic drum, and soothing my head, from the rush of blood that has been travelling through my body at 100miles an hour, for the good part of this afternoon.
I like to think of myself as a graceful person, so i will not be exposing the person responsible for my body reacting the way that it has this afternoon, and I will not be showing pictures, of the said designs that have been copied.
But please if you are a maker, always remember a designer is somebody who creates something honestly, your soul, your mind and every inch of you has gone into creating your piece. BUT if you are a maker, who snoops at peoples designs, and studies it, then goes off and makes it, and whilst creating it convinces themselves it's there's and it's new, and it's going to sell, then you my dear are a COPYCAT.