"I found you on Pinterest. I couldn't find the instructions to make this project on your site. Can you email them to me?"
"Are you sure the pattern for these (custom-drafted) pants is for a 3-year-old? I made them for my husky 12-month old son and they were tight."
"Can you email me the full-size templates and tutorial for the (ginormous) cardboard (project)?"
"What size is this pattern? I can't get it to print on my computer. Can you email me the correct size?"
"You should consider sharing the full, detailed instructions (with templates) for this project. For free. It's great!"
"Your tutorial is awesome! But it's missing a few instructions. Can you email me the sections on how to sew a dart?"
"How much fabric did you use for this project? I'm used to being told yardage requirements on the backs of pattern packets."
"I like your tutorials but I'm going blind trying to read them on the computer screen. Why don't you publish all your tutorials in a book so I can read them?"
Thank you for entertaining me during these dreadfully boring winter months. I hope you will forgive me for not gracing you with an actual answer. I have children to feed and clothe, and a life to live, you see. Also note that it isn't that I don't want to or don't have time to "share the instructions" or otherwise hand-hold you. It's more that I cannot fathom how it's perceivable to randomly gift strangers with my work, at their convenience. And how some folks don't sound like they're aware of this.
I would, instead, gently redirect you to the rest of the internet for
- free, detailed tutorials on how to sew a dart
- other, free tutorials that come with templates in any graded size from Preemie to Plus, and Maternity-Adaptation
- other fun crafts on Pinterest, which come with free instructions and full-color photos
- instructions on how to print out a webpage on paper for easier reading
Although - and the possibility had actually crossed my mind - you could be a spam bot. That has an actual email address, not a google+plus webpage. If so, forgive me also - I'd mistakenly thought you were human.