Thank you so much to Elaina, Gwen, Becky, Mary, Linda, Carla and Shelia for talking back to my confession last week! I confessed that I was teetering on the edge of purchasing a die cut machine - mainly to cut felt silhouettes to decorate my doll houses - and asked for advice.
Let's see... How do I summarize the comments? A polarizing issue? Somewhat controversial? Pistols at dawn?
I'll just say that there didn't appear to be much middle ground. ;)
(Okay, okay - that's probably my fault - it IS kind of a yes-or-no question...)
Anyways, I got some very strong "walk away!" votes and some really enthusiastic "go for it!" votes.
And, as always, I got some very thoughtful advice: Don't buy it unless and until I am sure that it's something I won't regret. Some suggested that I make sure that I will have lots of uses for the machine - and not just a half dozen doll houses... ;)
Others indicated that sometimes, even if you don't use something all the time, if it does something important and you love having that capability, it's worth having. :)
Two specific machines were called out - Cricut and Silhouette - with positive reviews. And one issue that was mentioned was making sure that you can create your own designs, and not being restricted to buying cartridges.
So, you have given me lots of good things to think about! Thanks so much! I'll let you know what I decide after I obsess about it for a while... ;)