i could make that.
it usually begins with a super cute item that i fall in love with. next comes a price tag... as in sticker shock... as in unbelievable denial that an item usually so simple in concept (& sometimes even construction] could have double or triple digit prices. then comes that phrase. & the closely related secondary phrase, i could make that for way cheaper.
then comes lots of money spent on supplies, lots of comparison shopping to get just the right supplies, lots of trial & error, & then [hopefully] my finished project. sometimes similar & sometimes not-so-similar to the item i was trying to loosely replicate [for cheaper]. this typically gets me into some trouble.
this leaves me thinking that sometimes it might just be better to buy the thing to begin with- but the sometimes that the attempt does turn out just how i wanted it to or better, there's no denying the great feeling that comes with the final phrase:
yeah, i made that!
here are some of the things i've seen out and about recently that really make me think, i could make that & that i want to try [including their prices, so you can be the judge of whether it would be more worth it to just whip out the wallet already!]
word bubble wooden chalkboard $30
crocheted earmuff/headband hybrid thingy $28