The Cost of Materials

Anneliese Fox
3 min readMay 26, 2023

The woes of the cost of materials in an affluent society

Ninja-styled cookies with writing themes cooling on a rack.
Well, it definitely cost more to buy the kit to make these darlings than it would if I had bought them baked, but then, would I have actually ever found Ninja Writer cookies? Photo by author.

As a maker, I sometimes wish for the good old days. Not because they were necessarily better, mostly they weren’t. Not because I am now old, though by some calendars I guess that I am.

Let me start by way of an example.

I’ve been looking at a website with some cotton yarn for sale that looks really nice. It’s on sale…

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Anneliese Fox

Writer of speculative fiction, programmer, artist in wood and clay, owner of Fox Computer Systems. My almost weekly blog follows what interests me at the moment