Monday, June 19, 2017

What?!! My First Design Client!

To say I was flabbergasted would be an understatement. Following my post last week about the Spoonflower tea towel I designed using my grandmother's handwritten recipes, I was contacted by a blog reader asking if I would be interested in designing one for her. I was excited for the challenge and we soon reached an agreement. Woo Hoo! My first fabric design client!

The whole experience went as smooth as butter, although on my end, I was a little nervous that I would meet the expectations of my client. But she sent photos of family elements that she wanted to include and it gave me all the direction I needed. (edit/update: I should have included that the quilt in the background was made by my client's grandmother who's recipe is featured, along with her grandparents' photos. The 50th anniversary pottery plates were custom made by M.A. Hadley of Kentucky). I'm happy that my client was pleased with this final design:
Custom Tea Towel Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio, to be printed at

Because I wanted to give her options, I designed a couple of other similar layouts, including this one with a plain background:
Custom Tea Towel Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio.

I enjoyed this experience so much and learned a few new things, like converting .png files to .jpg files. Simple to do, but I'd never worked with .png files and so never had the need to learn.

Thank you Paula for such an awesome experience! I'm looking forward to seeing where this whole design thing will take me, but for now I'm enjoying the process.