by fannyfurkin 22 Jul 2012

Who else is excited about the Olympic games. I just love them. Too bad they will be mostly on while I am sleeping but I might sneak a few late nights in to see the good stuff.

Anyway I have put together some designs for the upcoming games here.


by hightechgrammy 23 Jul 2012

Alice, I think you could still use the London 2012 without the rings. It would be implied it is the olympics, but I think you would be safe with the copyright. People will be coming to London - and they will see the Ferris Wheel and Big Ben.
What do you think?

fannyfurkin by fannyfurkin 24 Jul 2012

I have had a look around and it seems that even the words London 2012 has been copyrighted, it seems that this is a recent thing, the rings were not always copyrighted, which is why I made the mistake of thinking they still were not. I have removed them from my site.

fannyfurkin by fannyfurkin 24 Jul 2012

from my site.

by mooie24 23 Jul 2012

we are so excited :-)
the torch came past the bottom of my road yesterday
here's my youngest two waiting for it to come..
we got there early to secure our spot.. it got very packed when the parade came along.. a coca cola lorry , a samsung lorry, lots of music was like a mini carnival
big hugs form London - Maria xx

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 23 Jul 2012

Adorable kids! Have fun with the Olympics right in your neighborhood!

fannyfurkin by fannyfurkin 24 Jul 2012

I would have been so excited to see the torch come past. The kids look like they are having fun.

mooie24 by mooie24 24 Jul 2012

akward though the olympic lanes all came into use this week.. so traffic is a nightmare boo hoo.. still gutted i could not get any tickets for any events though
will take the kids to see the marathon or the cycling any of the free events.

by hightechgrammy 23 Jul 2012

These are awesome, Alice! I posted your link on Sewforum. Have you seen the US uniforms? They don't look American at all - very disappointing - what were they thinking? We'll still be cheering them on. How fun for our troubled world.

by airyfairy 23 Jul 2012

I think your designs are great. Shame that the copy right issue has come to the fore again. You have obviously put in much work. Well done Alice. Hugs Sarah.

mpo14011 by mpo14011 23 Jul 2012

Don't take the copyright issue too lightly, Sarah.
It does not matter how much work Alice has put into it.
She and Veronika can get into a lot of trouble over it.

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 23 Jul 2012

Unfortunately, the Olympic committee is very tight on their name and logo - eeeeeek. There was an educational creativity competition called Olympics of the Mind, and they were forced to change their name - by the Olympic committee.

by susiesembroidery 23 Jul 2012

Lovely work on these designs.

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Jul 2012

I am intending to go and see the Womens road race on Sunday - cycling. Enjoy watching the games

by oigelcox 23 Jul 2012

great designs. Hugs Joyce

by janetedna 23 Jul 2012

Very nicely done. Jan

by mpo14011 23 Jul 2012

The Olympic rings are the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic rings are protected around the world in the name of the IOC by trademarks or national legislations and cannot be used without the IOC's prior written consent. You will find the rule about this subject in the Olympic Charter:

janetedna by janetedna 23 Jul 2012

This has caused a bit of controversy with one case of knitted olympic rings, done by an elderly lady and put in a shop window display, having to be covered up, for fear of the Olympic 'Police' Jan

mops by mops 23 Jul 2012

That's exactly why I did not post the design I made, the London eye with 4 other rings, a couple of months ago. Even the combo London with 2012 seems to be a matter of copyright, as I was told by mooie who posted several links then.

by marjialexa Moderator 22 Jul 2012

How neat, especially like the London one, very evocative. When I was in London they hadn't built the wheel yet. Very nice. I like olympics, but often they're on at very odd times. Maybe I'll get lucky & see some favorites. Nice designs, thanks! Hugs, Marji

by dilceia 22 Jul 2012

Good see you , my good friend!