About a month ago, I invented a pattern. It was for something that I thought I really needed, and I was right, it's awesome, works well, and I use the item all the time. It is something that I could market very easily.
Two weeks ago after church, someone saw the item I had made, and admired it, and had a good look at it, so she could make some for her kids. Which I was happy about, after all, it is a good idea.
Today, I had a message on Facebook saying she had made some, and would now like to put pictures on Facebook and sell them to her friends. For $25. Which is a substantial profit. She was asking my permission.
Now I feel like a line has been crossed, and I really don't want to say yes. I have created patterns in the past, and while I am happy to share for personal use, I find I am less thrilled about someone making a profit from my idea.
I want to refuse, but I am not sure what to say, without sounding kind of petty. Maybe I am being petty. And then, even if I do say no, whats to stop her doing it anyway?
I'd love to have some thoughts outside my own head, and my family (who incidentally all think I should say no).