I love custom work. I find the challenge of creating something tangible from someone else’s imagination or an image they send pretty thrilling. And their ideas can be pretty fun!
A little less than 2 weeks ago I got an email request wondering if I could make a cat hat from a schematic. It was perfect, and the new customer even included the colours she wanted from my existing products. Even better.
This was the schematic >
It turns out the schematic was made by a mutual friend of the customer’s and mine, so she knew my work and what I might need from her. I finally finished it last night and I’m quite pleased with the result!
The other custom order I’ve been working on came from someone who had bought one of my tea cosies last year. She was drinking a coffee and thought she could use a cosy for her French press as well. And wouldn’t you know it, that was already in this year’s plan (as I mentioned the other day). So we planned colour and a custom image for her (since she already has the Toronto skyline) and I’m pretty pleased with this result as well! I even gave it a test run today, leaving my coffee in there for half an hour before I drank it and it was still steaming. Hurrah!
They were both mailed today and will hopefully get to their destinations tomorrow or Friday.