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post #61 of 170
((HUGS)) Hillymum!

I don't think you were being snarky. *I* would spend $$$$$ on yarn and fabric!... now how many of us would do that?!?!

(ETA: good for Christy! I don't mind anyone paying mega-bucks for anything WAHM-made! It's a good deal for all involved!)
post #62 of 170
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Originally Posted by zaksma
Whatever- you can think that I am the one turning this into an argument if you want, but I am just pointing out that the mama who *did* spend this much on a diaper is probably a member here (which she is) and it is a little rude to criticize her. And yes, people are in fact doing that when they say "why on earth would you ever pay this much for a diaper?" A...
I don't think it was intended as criticism....consider for a moment that there are plenty of us to whom the thought never occured that people, you know, REAL people, actually CAN spend that kind of money on one clothing item.
Criticism? No. Astonishment? Yes. I totally did not realize that there were so many people here who even could spend $150 on one thing. I mean, I hate to spend $12 on one new bra for myself. $150 on one diaper is as foreign to me as buying all new carpet. Or a whole room of new furniture. That just does not exist in my reality.
As for the prefolds...many of the people who use pfs only, do it because that's all they can do. It is pretty different to compare someone who can choose to spend a lot on one diaper, to someone who HAS to use prefolds because they could not afford anything else. Like getting all insulted that someone does not like your Lexus SUV and asking them, "well...nobody asks you why you drive an ugly econobox..so there!"
Different ballpark.
post #63 of 170
that is a sweet dipe. if i had lots of extra money of course i would buy it. and i wouldnt be getting mad at people who didnt understand..

i dont come here so often anymore because it seem like always the same person is getting mad at everything that maybe said a little wrong...or should i say READ wrong. just my 2 cents
post #64 of 170
Just to echo all of the comments about the absolute stunning beauty of Christy's work, and the sweetness of Christy herself. And to add a bit of information that shows what a generous and kind mama she is. She just gave away a beautiful fitted absolutely for free by lottery on hyenacart. She raised soooo much money for the Fluff Factory auctions by putting a number of things up for 100% donation, giving what could only have been hours and hours and hours of her time and talent and expensive materials to make such exquisite things for charity. And all of this while she's heavily pregnant and looking after a toddler. She is a rare and special mama.
post #65 of 170
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Originally Posted by zaksma
I am just pointing out that the mama who *did* spend this much on a diaper is probably a member here (which she is) and it is a little rude to criticize her. And yes, people are in fact doing that when they say "why on earth would you ever pay this much for a diaper?" And think about how it must make Chrsity feel to read that so many people don't consider her diapers worth the $$ that *someone* else paid for them. And do not turn this around on me keeping people from coming here- this kind of thread is excactly why lots of moms I know who CD don't come here to post.

A few comments in response.
1) Who has criticized the buyer? Not me? Seems to me your reading things that haven't been writen, insinuated or even hinted at.

2) I should imagine Christy knows what people think of her diapers. Nobody has anything to say about them but praise! I wonder if she was as stunned as I was to see the final figure that the diaper went for. Even if she wasn't I hope she was happy with it.

3) This thread was an interesting read apparently for many people. No one has been rude or unkind apart from.....


I have been coming here for over 6 months and haven't seen a diaper go for so much before. For all I know there have been many, aparantly there have been, but I have not seen them. I haven't said it is wrong to pay that much for a diaper, and I don't think anyone else here has either. How you interpret the writen word is your business. Just don't twist them to turn people against others. All I did was express amazement that a diaper would sell for that much. Should I have added a smily face so that you would find it harder to missinterpret what I said?
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Originally Posted by hillymum
This is amazing! I can not believe someone would pay this much for one diaper, great as it is! I'd never let my son wear it lol.
(Thanks for the hugs Angelina and the understanding from others!)
nak
post #66 of 170
If I had the money, I would certainly drop that much on a diaper. It's all relative, yk? I wouldn't have a problem having an entire stash of spendy, high quality WAHM goods. And I wouldn't have a problem using them. Oh, how I love fluff!
Love to all the cloth using mamas!
post #67 of 170
I agree - supporting a home based business, handcraft work - what could be better! Surely it is worth every penny as it probably took lots of time to make.

Warm wishes,
Tonya
post #68 of 170
No, I couldn't. But if I could I would.
post #69 of 170
I think Emily made some really good points!

Every month or so there is a post like this, starts out innocent (i agree with the astonishment, not criticism) and lots of people end up offended. Kinda makes me go .

I've dabbled in hyena fluff, it's fun and supports great WAHM's but I do have my limit. I bought a Fussybutt set last fall, it was gorgeous, oh so soft and beautifully made. But when it came right down to it, I couldn't put it on my daughter. Just couldn't. I have my limit I guess. I hung onto it for a bit and petted it now and again, then ended up selling it.

I love supporting WAHM's!! If Christy can get $150 or more for an AIO, I think that's amazing. Some mom's by choice or necessity spend less, sometimes it's $2 for a prefold, $10 or less for a fitted, or $150 for an awesome AIO. But what matters is it's all cloth!!
post #70 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
I don't think it was intended as criticism....consider for a moment that there are plenty of us to whom the thought never occured that people, you know, REAL people, actually CAN spend that kind of money on one clothing item.
Criticism? No. Astonishment? Yes. I totally did not realize that there were so many people here who even could spend $150 on one thing. I mean, I hate to spend $12 on one new bra for myself. $150 on one diaper is as foreign to me as buying all new carpet. Or a whole room of new furniture. That just does not exist in my reality.
As for the prefolds...many of the people who use pfs only, do it because that's all they can do. It is pretty different to compare someone who can choose to spend a lot on one diaper, to someone who HAS to use prefolds because they could not afford anything else. Like getting all insulted that someone does not like your Lexus SUV and asking them, "well...nobody asks you why you drive an ugly econobox..so there!"
Different ballpark.
Precisely! That's exactly what I was trying to say!
Thank you, Emily!
post #71 of 170
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Originally Posted by oetien
Precisely! That's exactly what I was trying to say!
Thank you, Emily!
Well now we both feel understood.
post #72 of 170
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl
Yup, I would and I have. I would have LOVED that AIO but we just bought a house and need a washer and dryer so I had to put that first over fluff.

Christy's diapers (and Christy herself) are worth it. I'd pay triple that for Christy herself
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i would pay that much if it was something I really wanted, and if that had been something that would have worked for us, I probably would have. Christy's work is impeccable, and she is super cool too
post #73 of 170
Claire was here.
post #74 of 170
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Originally Posted by Spark
Claire was here.
and thank heavens for that!

Without getting into the debate, the answer is yes, *If* I had the money I absolutely would. But I don't, and I certainly don't begrudge anyone who does
post #75 of 170
Absolutely if I had the money. Sadly, I don't. Congrats to the winner, though! And to Christy, too! She deserves every penny she earns.
post #76 of 170
in my current incarnation? no. i couldn't and i wouldn't.

beautiful? YES it is!

150? no thats more than my entire stash i think even if i count what was gifted to us.

maybe when i'm the queen of persia!
post #77 of 170
Wow.... I have never seen an AIO sell so high. Then again, I haven't done any hyena shopping at all. I think I could spend that much on a diaper, but I am hyper cheap by nature However, I do want to say that I am happy to see this diaper sold so well as it was beautiful and I really appreciate WAHMs, arts and crafts, and love to see women making a living doing it. Right on to the mama's who are able to purchase these items and help keep WAHMs in business.
post #78 of 170
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Originally Posted by MerelyGod
I would if I had the money!

I would never, ever let DD wear it though. I would just sort of hang it on the wall and pet (with clean hands!) and admire it every time I passed.

I would also never mention it outside of MDC, because NO ONE else understands!

I would actually put it in a glass display case with a special light that would not ruin it. In the middle of the room. If I could afford it. If I was a millionaire.

It is beautiful work, a work of art definitely. It inspires me to make more dipes myself. And I suppose that I should not begrudge those women that can afford it. It is like they are philanthropists of the cloth diapering world!
post #79 of 170
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
Are her designs done by hand or machine? I can't imagine doing that by hand. It would be worth WAY more than $155.

ETA: Ok, looking at it again, there's no way that would ever be done by hand. Sooo, why is it so difficult to do? Don't you just put the thread colors on, choose your design, put the diaper fabric on the little stretcher thing, and push some buttons? I don't see the difficulty.

Yeah. That was not done by hand. But there is a little time involved in the embroidery, the making of the diaper itself, and the cost of her overhead, (embroidery machines cost mucho dinero). I thought at first it was rather funny to spend that much on a diaper, but then I remembered that I spend about $100 a week on my fabric fetish!!!
post #80 of 170
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Originally Posted by oetien
OT. I'm not trying to be an ass here, but do you know why anyone would use pfs exclusively?

Um yeah. If they were poor.

And you know, (referring to the post directly before the quoted one above) I don't think that it is "un-pc" for people who cannot afford to buy gorgeous $150 diapers to simply state that they cannot afford to buy $150 diapers. It is very interesting to me that this thread is bringing up the economic disparities, and the attitudes that people can take in defending the status quo. On one hand, I see a beautiful diaper and think that it is neat, and light, and wonderful that there are such things in the world. On the other hand, I am not really caring for some of the commentary in defense of said purchase of lovely diaper. But, I understand if that diaper is a special "treat" too.

Isn't cloth diapering about keeping our children safe and keeping our environment (for their future) safe? It isn't about who has the most expensive stash people. Or perhaps that is the American way.
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