Recently, I have realized how much I enjoy doing custom orders. At Etsy, they have alchemy listings (basically classified ads seeking handcrafted items) which makes good reading ("I need 20 crocheted skull heads") along with good business. I love the challenge of designing something that meets their requirements with what I have on hand. It's also fun to add my own spin ( "if we do this, it would be machine washable").
Above are some of the results. The first is for a soft, machine washable bag that was crafted out of flannel and a quilted interior. The second request wanted a loud and bright wrislet -- I had just found the fabric (not normally my taste). It looks so cheery!
The last is my favorite, a design for a drawstring sock knitting bag. I want one for my scarf projects, much more chic than zip lock baggies!