Even if I didn't post in here what I make- people will find my shop online and copy from there. So IMO-= if you sell online.. then someone is going to copy you at some point.
Now- when I first started doing this- I didn't know satin from grosgrain. Over a period of time I have learned so much! I can sit at the bow table and things just pop into my head. OH!!! I can take this idea and make it this.. or I know how to make a round body.. I wonder if I could make a pig? like that! LOLOL