"I like your bag." (Thanks!) "Did you make that?" (Yep!) "Oh." Accompanied by a "look me up and down" look. And then something like, "I don't know how you do that" or "I could never do that" or "I don't have the patience for that" or something to that effect.
I think people often assume...well, I have no idea what they assume. I think there's some head-scratching, wondering why I bother. (Hey, when a project isn't going so well, I wonder that myself sometimes!)
It's not necessarily less expensive to sew. Especially for a bargain shopper like me. And if time = money, then it definitely is not cheaper.
|Dang it! I didn't have any more pink thread, either. Thankfully, I just made it. This is what was left. WHEW!|
|looks simple in the diagram, doesn't it?|
|mmm-hmm. yep. just like the diagram.|
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot) said somewhere (in a book, in her blog, I don't remember) that when she sees her kids playing in the snow, wearing mittens that she knitted, she feels like a good mom. I think that about sums it up for me.