I know it's been quite some time since I've dropped by and chatted with you. Life's been a bit crazy and I lost my mojo somewhere along the way. All the excitement I had vanished along the way. It happens, I'm not upset or mad.
So the other day, I had someone contact me on Etsy about some custom items for a baby shower. I'm all about doing something different so I responded. I really don't know/understand why people expect things to be dirt cheap. You are requesting my labor, my supplies, my creativity, etc. Not to mention you want something customized for you, therefore making it one of kind. I'm not going to sell myself short. She found another person to do what she wanted for cheaper and I hope she is satisfied with the results.
So my question to you today is: Do people you know expect you to do things practically for free?