I love homemade gifts. I think it shows such thought and care and as a fellow sewer I certainly understand that it's not a way to save money or time! I especially love the idea of homemade costumes.
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17-05-2016 18:37 #21
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17-05-2016 18:45 #22
I love sewing and would love my daughter to receive something handmade! However, people who have absolutely no idea about sewing or even crafty stuff really don't appreciate the cost, time and effort that goes into handmade. My 6yo niece is super grateful when I sew her something but my sister (her mum) barely mutters thanks. And I don't make ugly stuff 😂 other people compliment it so I think my sister might think it's just a cheap gift.
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17-05-2016 18:50 #23
17-05-2016 20:30 #24Senior Member
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For girls, yes, love it. For boys, not so much, depending on the item.
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17-05-2016 20:42 #25
You always remember the hand made gifts
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17-05-2016 20:46 #26
Honestly no I wouldn't like hand made clothes for anyone older than 1 but that's because I like to choose my kids clothes myself. I do know the work that goes into it and feel I'm never grateful enough. Like it's too much and unless I really love it then it wasn't worth it. Does that make sense.
But I love hand made things I wouldn't buy for my kids myself. Really cute pencil cases, or bibs. One of my old friends started a baby accessory business and made me a baby floor mat and a toy bag which is super practical and lovely to look at.
I've had both for nearly 6 years and both still are used regularly.
17-05-2016 21:12 #27
Clothing...I'm pretty fussy about what I like for my son (and my daughter's extremely picky about what she likes!) so it'd be a bit of a risk. Other homemade gifts...love them!
A good friend of mine made my daughter a blanket when she was born, and my son a stuffed owl. I really appreciate the effort she put in, and both are well loved.
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17-05-2016 21:16 #28
I would love love love it. A friend of mine has made the most amazing knitted stuff for my kids, it is so special. Also my DH's nan has made lots of booties and cardigans etc too and they are so special. When I was preg with my first she gave me a big bag of baby stuff that DH's cousins had knocked back because she knew I would use it, I was so heartbroken for her and my kids have worn it to death. My mum kept special stuff that had been handmade for me too, my daughter came home in the same dress that I came home in and it was made by my granny. I say go for it! Such a special thoughtful gift!
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17-05-2016 22:27 #29
I love them too. However the two times I received those gifts the fit was pretty poor so they never got worn.
It was beautiful though and I still remember them fondly.
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18-05-2016 06:34 #30
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