I don't sell anything. Well, it's happened, but as a general rule I don't. Sometimes when I post things, I specifically write "No, these are not for sale" or "No, I don't take orders". (No, I haven't posted that much here, but other places, which is why I'm asking for advise here.) I think I'm quite generous with describing my work in case somebody's interested, so they can make up their own if they want to.
Still, at occasions, people PM me and ask to get things. "I saw that you wrote you're not selling, but could I place an order, please?" Most of the time, it's quite easy to reffer to what I've said earlier. I don't have unlimited time and I don't like sewing/crafting in general so much as coming up with ideas, so I'll probably never start up a business selling stuff I made.
The last time though, the question came from a woman recovering from cancer. She's asking for a toy for her 1 year old daughter. I'm not selling her anything because that's, like I said, not my thing, but I am sending her what she wants for free. Normally, I give things to people I like because that adds a value to me that money doesn't and I have been considering giving my stash of that particular toy to charity. It's easy this time, but where does one draw the line? I'm working full days, have a child and spend little of my free time sewing. Why do I feel guilt when I want to primarily make things I like and not things that others want from me?
Anybody else recognizing this and how do you deal with it?