I have this problem.  It's genetic.  I can't just BUY something I need.  I have this strange compulsion to MAKE things that I could very easily (and in many cases cheaply) purchase.

Take for example, notebooks.  They are readily available at pretty much every kind of store - WalMart, Target, Drug Stores, Big Lots, maybe even like Lowes.  

However, a store bought notebook would not be good enough.  I had to make my own with a pack of loose leaf, three binder rings and two pieces of chipboard.  I embellished it with some tiny little banners (cut from Lily Bee papers).  Voila.  

Now, it's so pretty that I don't want to write in it.