I'm one of those people who likes to do things from scratch. Years ago I wanted a handspun, handknit wool sweater but didn't want to pay the price. After all, I can knit. So we remodeled the barn, bought some sheep, bred them, bought a drum carder and a spinning wheel. In the spring we had the sheep sheared then I washed, picked and carded the wool then spun it into yarn. THEN, I knitted the sweater(s). We won't talk about just how much those sweaters cost. But it was the process that I loved. And of course, later we bought a weaving loom so I could weave my own cloth, blankets and rugs from my own sheep's wool. But that's another story.
My latest 'from scratch' craft is making paper. I bought a little paper making kit and made my first four pieces yesterday. Today I made six more. Very cool.
Then using My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software, I made three cards. I can only show you the fronts because they're personalized inside and I don't want the recipients to see ahead of time. It only took about 3 hours to create the cards and configure the settings to print them.
Cost savings? Time savings? Not so much but a lot of satisfaction.
Hope you had a good day.