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post #41 of 76
Add me to the list of people who are dying to know who got those beautiful pants!! Believe me...if I had an extra $250 laying around I'd have jumped on them in a heartbeat!! Those *are* artwork and I'd love to put then on display on my DS' bum, for sure!!! :LOL

He would be my own personal walking art gallery!! :LOL
post #42 of 76
I'm also dying to find out who got them :

As for diapers and communism and what have you..... I gotta say, people spend thousands of dollars on crazy things. Hell, DC is putting many millions of dollars that they would never invest in their public school system in a baseball stadium. Some people pay hundreds just to get into a New Years party! Or thousands on jewelry or a piece of couture clothes! This is a case of a mama spending her money on a mamamade diaper pant in a case where there is no middle man, no shortchanged & underpaid hidden laborer, no fastliving CEO involved....

THIS is $$ going where it should. To the craftsperson. With no middleman. To help her provide for her family.

I know it's hard to put things in perspective when you're down the neverending hole of trying to make each bill work without being the one that breaks you. And, of course, there are mamas doing better than that who also feel jealous and judgemental when hunks of cash like that get paid out. Sometimes I lose my perspective around here and start thinking that I should somehow be in the class of people who can have $30+ dollar dipes. But that's just what it is- me losing perspective and developing and ugly sense of entitlement which amounts to an itch that can never be fully scratched.

THANK GOD this is going to a wahm and not a nieman marcus style corporation!!!!!

Can't wait to see the pictures!!
I need to remember to add the picture to my pretend diaper stash :LOL
post #43 of 76
No one speaking up yet :LOL
post #44 of 76
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Originally Posted by jmunch
Those very beautiful pants were my custom order. I did not chime in until now. They are worth every penny. Karen worked extremely hard on them and they took many many many hours. I "released" them to MDF because we will be working on something else, and these were not "exactly" how I envisioned them. Believe me though, they are worth it.
Meg how did you get a custom order? And how could you not have wanted those pants...they are beautiful!!!!
post #45 of 76
Well, it was not me, but congrats to the mama who did get it for their babe.

I don't blame her for not coming on here and talking about it though.

I don't think it's right to judge how or why people spend money. Circumstances vary from person to person. I mean, it's not like they can go out and buy snowy pants every day! I think it's best to buy good quality, beautiful diapering items if you can. Those pants can be worn and be practical and beautiful. Seriously, yes they are high end, but who here could stand up to someone going through each item in their budget and pointing out where they could have given a hundred or two extra to the needy?

It's just that our purchases are up for greater scrutiny because they are more public.

What I mean to say is that there is a feeling "out there" that diapering mamas are consumerist and don't care about the greater world either in MDC or in general. Every time someone posted a new thread in diapering about the MDC giving thread saying something like "I haven't seen this here" etc I got a little peeved. Of course I know it was posted in a good cause but the assumptions annoyed me. Now I know that many of us gave to that cause the very first day it was posted in it's appropriate forum. Just because folks did not reply on the thread to publicly say "hey I gave" does not mean that we did not. I think the diapering mamas are some of the most generous in the community and still want to spend some of their money on nice things for their kids and that's just fine.

I have never once heard one of my dh's friends remark on, for example, his wine cellar and how that money could have gone to the needy etc. How do you know how much these people have given of their money and time and why do they have to give every last expendable dollar away?

Not only that but Karen has every right to create these beautiful, handmade, quality pieces and get a fair price for them.

That is one lucky kiddo, bet they look smashing in those pants! If there is going to be a Spring version then watch out, because that is OC's birthday, she is a Spring baby and I just may celebrate with something special.
post #46 of 76
"Quote:
Originally Posted by jmunch
Those very beautiful pants were my custom order. I did not chime in until now. They are worth every penny. Karen worked extremely hard on them and they took many many many hours. I "released" them to MDF because we will be working on something else, and these were not "exactly" how I envisioned them. Believe me though, they are worth it.



Meg how did you get a custom order? And how could you not have wanted those pants...they are beautiful!!!! "

Right on...seriously, how could anyone give those up? LOL! How could you ask for more perfection than that? Are you a hard to please hyena or something? LOL
post #47 of 76
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Originally Posted by Oceanone

I don't blame her for not coming on here and talking about it though.
i certainly wouldn't tell if it were me.
post #48 of 76
I would tell proudly. I would be proud to own something so beautiful. And it is should only be my concern where my money goes. I dont think anyone should be knocked for how little or how much they spend on diapers, covers, soakers, etc.

They were worth every penny. I could not begin to imagine how much time went into those. They are a work or art and one of a kind. Congrats to the mama who did buy them. You put those on your baby proudly

Of course that is just my 2 cents. No disrespect towards anyone.
post #49 of 76
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Originally Posted by binxsmom
i certainly wouldn't tell if it were me.
I don't get this? If you are comfortable with the purchase and truly believe that it is justified then why would you not celebrate it? And, I don't understand all the hostility. This thread was discussing whether spending $250 was justified. Why am I rude for having an opinion? Why bother even talking about the price if the only acceptable position is "yeah great, it's art and obviously worth it." If it were so obvious then why bring it up at all? And, why is it ok to call me rude but not ok for me to simply voice my opinion?

I keep seeing people complain about being slammed outside of diapering. Well, this is the only forum on MDC where I have ever been treated with hostility.
post #50 of 76
Hmm, to me a $250 item that is well used and loved is a better value than a $10 item that sits on the shelf unused. That said, if I could have justified to myself the $250 those babies would have been mine...but I was just chatting with Yvon today about the embellishment on my custom set that she's working on. I am already dropping a pretty penny on those...and I can only justify one. One can only splurge so much you know!
post #51 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holli
Not me! I got stuck in a meeting at work and having to upgrade some equipment for testing, and when I finally made it there, they were gone.

Then I had time later to check threads here and saw that they were available again but I missed them again.

I cannot wait to see pictures! If whomever got them is afraid to go public, please at least PM so I can do a little dance of joy with you!

Holli
Oooohhhh....good idea! PM me, too! I'll do a happy dance w/ you, too! Oh...and when you get them do post a pic!! I'm dying to see what they look like on a cute little bum! I think Jamie needs to do a handpainted shirt to match! And where could we get you a cool snowflake hat to match!

Meg and Kris...can I just say that I it that your DS' are just enough older and bigger than mine! It makes it nice when you post stuff on the TP since you both have great taste!! And Meg if when you ever decide to part w/ your new KSS...put me on the list of interested buyers!

And... I (usually *miss non-confrontational*, stay away from conflict girl) just wants to say can we just officially stop the discussion about the about the price of these before any more people's feeling get hurt or more offense is taken. It's just not worth it. I think it's safe to say that we all agree that they are amazing pants, Karen is an amazing knitting artist and she deserves everything she earns when she sells a pair.


post #52 of 76
let's just say... i have issues. i'd rather not have everyone know what i spend. i'd rather not be judged. i'd rather not have people think i was bragging. and i have the old guilt thing going on too. sometimes i just feel guilty for having luxury things when others have so little. now, that said, i like my $$$ shoes, handbags, diaper bags and DIAPERS!

post #53 of 76
Isn't that what money is for? to spend? If money is just laying around, it's not worth more than any other kind of paper. Some people have cars that cost $30K while others can go the same places in a $15K car, and there are some that live in a 3 bedroom home for $300K while others have a 3 bedroom for $80K. It's the same with the pants, if you can afford it and you want it I don't see anything wrong with getting them. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on longies simply because I can't afford to do so, but I have also spent alot of money on 2 diapers that would constitute someone else's whole stash of prefolds. Honestly, why should anyone spend $200 on a washer when we could wash our items in the sink/bathtub? Why do we need more than one pair of pants/shirt/shoes? Couldn't we just get buy with just one or two pairs?

If the longies were within your power to purchase how many of you would have bought them? I personally didn't like them enough to buy them even if they were $60. I would love to know how many of you really would have bought them.
post #54 of 76
Ou, I love love love those pants. Very pretty!!! And money going to a WAHM is money going to the very root of family economies-- I wish I could support more WAHMs.

I have no fear that whoever got those pants will them.

Lets celebrate y'all:

Lets celebrate the beauty of Mama-artistry

Lets celebrate the joy of fluffy bums

Lets celebrate our unique of our all our special babies in this ever-so-short infancy period
(before they turn into potty-using kids )

Lets celebrate and rejoice in the simple pleasures that babies bring us
post #55 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by shibababy
If the longies were within your power to purchase how many of you would have bought them? I personally didn't like them enough to buy them even if they were $60. I would love to know how many of you really would have bought them.
Me, I would've gladly bought them if I had that kind of spare do-re-mi lying around.
post #56 of 76
I think those pants were awesome...obviously:LOL]they were too much for me to spend 4 days before christmas, I just didn't have that much PP
but when I saw that some wonderful mama had got them for me I started trying to thnk about what I could sell:LOL

if I had $250 laying around they would hasve been mine!

I agree Karen is an artist andf if I am gonna spend my money anywhere I will always look to a WAHM first!

we all do what we can right!

I think however got these should proundly shout it from the rooftpos, that is gonna be one cute bottom, enjoy them, love them, and can you give them a pet for me and tell them I love them.....
post #57 of 76
If I had the cash I so would have bought them!

Tammy
post #58 of 76
Those took my breath away! If they were within my means (and DD's size), YES, I would buy them. And I wouldn't feel guilty about it.
post #59 of 76
I thought they were gorgeous too. I teased my dh and told him I wanted to buy them, then I told him I was kidding, that if I spent that much money I'd buy stuff for ME.

So there you go, I'm just a selfish mommy.

I do agree that whomever got them should enjoy them and show them off. They ARE artwork, artwork that you wear. I'd be afraid to have them as they'd get ruined in this house. We have an expensive painting that dh splurged on years ago, yup, the kids ruined it.

So PM me already with a pic when you pm Holli.
post #60 of 76
If those pants were still available right now, I'd buy them in a heartbeat. OUTSTANDING work of art. Congratulations to whomever was the lucky purchaser!
~Kira
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