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webe4angels

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 11:00:10 pm »
I am so glad there are other FC people that do crafts and give for gifts I crochet and this is my 2nd year making all my gifts  so handmade is definitely better :thumbsup:
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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 11:09:13 pm »
i don't think you're suppose to buy a homemade scarf since i'm pretty sure people gives those out

I am curious about this comment.  Are you saying you do not think people should ever buy a homemade scarf??
Reason being because people give them out?

Some people are unable to knit or crochet... I am blessed to be one that is able to loom knit now. 
Those said people that are unable.. some of them do like to give something that someone else has made.
As you have possibly read the prior posts. 
My question was truly a preference.
All kinds of people make all kinds of crafts.. it is such a wonderful hobby. We love to share them.  Yes some do give away.. I have given many away.. Hats to cancer centers... to friends of friends or family friends or classmates I went to high school.

With all that said.. I appreciate your comment.. just thought I would explain a bit why some people (other than the wonderful things FC members have stated) why they buy homemade crafts.

Hope you have a great week.

And again.. thanks to all that commented.
Back to a hat pattern I just found  :thumbsup:

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 12:35:44 am »
I would rather buy a scarf from a store, but would buy a homemade scarf if it looked good!

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2011, 04:51:37 am »
Hand crafted products are always better quality.  I make handcrafted products as well.....  you should sell them on Etsy.  It is a great place to by quality handmade items.... Where in a store can you buy MADE IN THE USA PRODUCTS????? At a reasonable price!   But on Etsy you can buy from all over the world .... but you have MANY MANY MANY artisans that are here in the USA .... hometown people that make a much better product than those made in China ( no offense ) but you know what i mean ... mass produced.   

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2011, 06:11:48 am »
I would prefer to buy a home made scarf. And, knowing it was made here in the States would be a definite plus. Plus there seems to be more love in something homemade.  :angel11:

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 08:19:54 am »
it would depend on how well the person made them at home. but homemade seems to be more special because then you know someone isnt going to have the same one.

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 08:29:32 am »
homemade is better. I buy mine at thrift shops. so most of them are home made or yard sales. :thumbsup:

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 11:54:12 pm »
Hand crafted products are always better quality.  I make handcrafted products as well.....  you should sell them on Etsy.  It is a great place to by quality handmade items.... Where in a store can you buy MADE IN THE USA PRODUCTS????? At a reasonable price!   But on Etsy you can buy from all over the world .... but you have MANY MANY MANY artisans that are here in the USA .... hometown people that make a much better product than those made in China ( no offense ) but you know what i mean ... mass produced.   

Agreed... I would most definitely agree with you there. 

Paying for something.. I make sure it is of good quality and is not going to fall apart... etc...

Honestly with some things.. it is hard to do that with store bought items.  They are not completely sewn etc...

So point well taken.  USA products are very hard to find these days seriously.  And because I know how much times goes into making things from the smallest and simplest things as a drink coaster.  Making sure all the seams are together.. then quilting them all together.

I will be there first to tell you.. I am very picky.  Money is money... Those that are crafters etc... whether you give away or sell... we take pride in what we do.

And the Etsy.. please keep nudging me and reminding me... I keep forgetting to post all my scarves and hats on there.  Thank you so much for reminding me yet again.

Mass produced is the key word there... There is nothing there.. slide it along to the next person.. they have a quota.. if something is not perfect.. they do not have time to check everything.. come on please...

Getting a home made product you are getting something made from someones precious time.  They look at every single thing that is needed to be done to that product.  For those of us who only make sure the best goes out.. or is seen or shown...   
I have ripped out so many things.. because they need to be perfect. 

I want the person receiving.. to get what I would want.  GREAT old saying...

and of course.. migraine is still lingering.. so cant think.....

Help me out here... You pay for what you get... etc....

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2011, 11:56:36 pm »
I would prefer to buy a home made scarf. And, knowing it was made here in the States would be a definite plus. Plus there seems to be more love in something homemade.  :angel11:

I agree totally...

Some one is actually sitting there taking time out and making something very special for someone else.. or to let others see them.

Maybe some people do not understand this.. because of all that is involved. 

So wonderful to see that there are more out here that love doing things like this too!!!   :heart:

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2011, 11:58:20 pm »
It really wouldn't matter if it was store bought or homemade. I would chose the one that was the best quality.  Sometimes store-bought things are so cheaply mass produced that they aren't really worth the yarn they are made with!

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2011, 11:59:33 pm »
it would depend on how well the person made them at home. but homemade seems to be more special because then you know someone isnt going to have the same one.

Yes I would agree with you there.. I see a lot of things.. were people of made things.. and it is just not my cup of tea... so to say.

The great thing about that is.... to us no.. but to someone else.. yes maybe.  The world is full of so many different people.. we can all like what we like.. and that is okay.  

That is what makes us so diversified.  Trust me.. ask my husband.. he is so sick of hearing about my scarves and hats.. and now shawls???    haha...

He is a truck driver on the road.. so that is my excitement everyday... oh honey.. look.. a new hat.. or a new scarf.. haha..

uhhh.. no.  

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2011, 01:42:26 am »
I like homemade stuff better, because if you know the individual that made it, it means more.



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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2011, 01:51:14 am »
I love homemade gifts.

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Re: Would you buy a home-made scarf or store bought?
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2011, 03:14:22 am »
I buy them home made when I'm in Thailand because my girlfriend's friends make them and I get them very cheap.  I also purchase home made hats and got a great deal on a hand-made table cloth. 

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