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Thread: am not going to make anymore for family

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    Senior Member Cookie64's Avatar
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    I got a bow tux purse and just love it. All I can say is your family is spoiled and you have a great heart. Some people don't care how much work goes into it. To me anyone of them didn't deserve a present at all and next year I wouldn't give them anything.

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    I think it's time to get new bumper stickers printed up:

    I (heart) Hand Made

    Let's keep showing off our totes and wearables - use them when we go shopping so the world can see our unique items. Bring those quilts to the beach, the Founder's Day Parade, the Fourth of July celebration, a football game, anywhere we can show them off.

    And if it bothers you to give something that might not be appreciated, put a card in that reads "This item may be re-gifted to someone who can't live without it - even to a charity". And then forget about it, because your creation is out in the world now.

    A revolution can begin with small actions...

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    I like your thinking. Regifting. Someone would love it. I often think about how everyone ohs and ahs about the Vera Bradley bags. Give me a homemade one anytime instead of a Vera Bradley. They are way overpriced for what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemuggins
    Just think of it as their loss...and dont make anything else for them....some people simply do not appreciate the time and workmanship that go into a handmade product...maybe if you put your own labels on and a price tag that would give them a bit of a shock..I just hate it when I hear or read that people who are given a beautiful gift do not appreciate it...sorry for the rant but I feel really strongly about it.
    Agreed .
    Am sorry and would not give them anything next year other than a box of tissues ,they cannot sat that these are unwanted/unuseful-------------ungrateful people make me sick; bought a whole[ 12] china dinner/tea service ,little by little for husb's ghastly niece who NEVER thanked us or ever saw her ,but guess what she sent us a wedding invite,presume in the hope of a gift----but she didn't get anything--- TOUGH!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sorry about your experoemce. But I gave my daughter a purse for Christmas pattern was "Towne Purse" from Lazy Girl Designs. Some one ask her if it was a Very Bradley purse LOL and she said no. it is a Marge Cook purse LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    Sorry about your experoemce. But I gave my daughter a purse for Christmas pattern was "Towne Purse" from Lazy Girl Designs. Some one ask her if it was a Very Bradley purse LOL and she said no. it is a Marge Cook purse LOL
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Your daughter is funny!!!

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    Sad how some relatives/friends react to something you have made. I no longer go out of my way to make these people gifts. If you want something, buy me the fabric and get me the pattern. I also charge these relatives/friends. Its amazing how little sewing I do for them now!

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    So sorry to hear your gifts weren't appreciated, but who is to say they would have even been happy with something you bought. Personally, I would just skip getting them a gift all together-they probably have enough stuff as it is.

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    I am sorry this happened to you, I understand how you feel. I am to the point of not doing anything for my one granddaughter, who for 6 years of her life she was the princess and got whatever she wanted. Now she is NOT appreciative of what she gets at 12. I hope it turns around for both of us. Sandi

    Quote Originally Posted by ftkls501
    I am no longer going to make pureses for family I worked soooo hard getting every one a purse to only have them not like them. They were like oh ths is what you got us? It is not what i expected exspeacially after working so hard but one thing i have learned it is not their thing. I felt like i worked for nothing. I wish they could know how much work and love went into them.

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    I know how you feel. I knitted a baby quilt for a SIL one year. She opened the box and said "what ... no money?". Yeah - can you believe that!! Thankfully she's not in my life anymore. Ungrateful ... person.

    Sue

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    So I went through some of your postings and I love your work and your purses and bags are divine! Chin up and truck on you do beautiful beautiful wonderful work. With regards to giving to others and not being appreciated "I am smellin what your steppin in" In other words I have been there too. It hurts cuz you worked in love, gave in love, and it was the best you gave not the least...
    Have a wonderful day! :thumbup: :D

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