I've never minded folks calling my knives homemade.
Right in my garage, where I live.
I actually like it when folks say "Damn, I can't believe that's homemade..."
You have to realize that most who carry knives have never handled a handmade knife. The reaction I get when people learn I make knives varies from raised eyebrows to "That's cool" to "Why don't you just buy what you want."