Sometimes, the only way to get something just how you like it is to do it yourself. This belief applies from everything ranging from cooking for a party (because catering is simply not going to cut it) to renovating the home just right (because nothing really ever starts out perfect). This attention to detail and commitment to perfection characterizes us Southerners quite well. That might be why we have such affection for DIY projects and crafts of all sorts.
We know that with enough practice and patience, we can make something truly unique, just how we like it and usually save money to boot.