"I have a question/custom request. My former roommate is having a baby in October. I'd like to give her something that can't be found on Amazon or Target or a registry, and I thought of your creations. Would you have time to create something before the beginning of October?"
"My price range is probably around 40 - is that doable with your materials? I'm thinking something along the lines of bibs and maybe a zipper case to hold things for the diaper bag?? The baby is a girl, and my roommate and I used to have a joke about baby animals when we were in college - she loves them, so I'm thinking a baby animals thing would be cute. Let me know what you think, and we can chat!"