I am very excited to report that I had my first order shipped and received from my etsy site! I have stitched many different homes for people, but most who order from me do so in person. The advantage of that situation is I can see the house for myself and take my own pictures. There were two other times that I worked from a single photograph, but never before have I done all my communication solely by email. It was all new and quite exciting!
A nice lady from Ontario, Canada found me online and placed an order from me back in January of this year. She sent me pictures of her home (which was unfortunately snow-covered until late March!) and some wonderful descriptions of her landscaping. I started working on her piece in May by first sending her swatches of the fabric I planned to use. She gave the go-ahead on all the colors, save one. The fabric I picked for the shutters was a taupe, and in real life their color is closer to a pale olive-green type taupe… and I actually found a matching fabric! (can you tell that it always thrills me when I find the perfect fabric for a job?)
Anyway, it was with great faith that my Ontario friend trusted me to this job. I worked on her house from May until the middle of June. At her request I even added her two cute kitties to the front porch area. One of her cats looks a lot like our Jakob (and apparently has the same appetite), so I did have one live model.
She received her piece a few days ago and seems really pleased with the work. And I could not be happier with her satisfaction. 🙂