Making something by hand can be a creative and rewarding experience. Often times it can also be very expensive.
This morning as I was crocheting a dishcloth for my nephew, my husband said, “I think you can buy two of them at the store for $2.00.”
He is 100% accurate. This dishcloth will last longer. My nephew will know not only did I spend the money, but the time for this gift. I was also Crocheting while on my exercise bike, so it served another purpose.
On the other hand the fidget spinners I made with skate wheels were cute, but measure by the same standards were not a good choice. My time and money was not spent wisely. If I had made them with the children instead of for the children it would have been different.
How do you determine when to do it yourself?