I found something on your blog and I love it, love it, LOVE IT and I want one SO BAD, and can you pretty, pretty, pretty please make a custom one for me?
Nope. I'm sorry! I know you really, really love whatever it is, and I'm super flattered that you love it so much you want one for your very own, but I don't do custom orders. Ever. No exceptions.
WHAT?! No Customs?? For Real?
Yup. No customs. For realz, yo. I'm sorry! Once upon a time, I used to take custom orders, and just about every time I did it, I would get a pit in my belly about it. Custom jobs require deadlines and back and forth collaborations and compromises. Those things are all well and good, but not for me, at least not right now.
Okay, but I want exactly that thing you made and don't worry about a deadline! You can make one teensy exception can't you?
Well, I think that's a little boring to do exactly what I did before and that means I won't really want to do it and "no real deadline" still doesn't mean, like, a year from now. You want it in a timely fashion, right? So my best bet is to stay away from customs. I create what I want, when I feel like it, and I put those completed projects up for sale. Or I don't! It's what keeps me creative and happy.
Okay, fine. I get that. But we can do this on the down low, can't we? I gots cash money right here, baby. Nobody has to know.
Nope. I'm serious! I don't like custom orders and I don't do them. I'm sorry!
You keep apologizing. Are you REALLY sorry?
Yeeeahhh. No. I guess not. But I'm happy! Doesn't that count for something? No?
Why are you being a freak about this? How am I supposed to get this adorable thing I want if you won't make it for me?
I am willing to help guide you to the resources you would need to make it yourself! I do ask that you don't use my ideas for profit, but if you want to make a single item for your personal use or to give as a gift, contact me at email@example.com and I'll help you out with any info I have for tutorials, materials, and techniques I used to make the thing you want! Or, if you want to hire someone else to make something similar, again, let me know and I can help guide him/her in the process I used.