My mom is very talented at crafts, and when I was a kid, she would sometimes go to craft shows and see something she liked, and buy one of them. Then she'd made a whole bunch to pass out at work, or have my Girl Scout troop make as a craft, things like that. She did always buy one, though, both to give her a model and to pay the craft for her work. These would always be simple, basic things, though, like a wooden spool reindeer, or a little felt Christmas tree ornament, or whatever. Not things like quilts!