Do you like to buy "chartpacks" that include charms, buttons, and/or beads or do you prefer to gather all materials yourself?Unless it's something where the charms etc specifically match the chart, or a Chatelaine (where I order from ECC) I like to kit things myself.
I like to get all the materials myself. I have heard horror stories about kits and whatnot with fabric not cut to the right size, floss not the right colors, et cetera.
I ask floss fairies to get my floss for me for my HAEDs though - the price of DMC in Australia is 4x (at least) the price in the states! Ouch.