A few years ago I thought it would be fun to make Christmas gifts for my family and, unsurprisingly, I made coasters (they never saw it coming!).
I decided to celebrate our family’s vast real estate empire by creating floor plans of all of the various houses from our past – my folks place, our grandparents homes, the house my mom and dad built when they were first married etc etc.
I wanted them all to be a bit different so I created different backgrounds etc and they came out looking like this:Happily they were a hit! I made my sister cry! (as a little brother if you make your sister cry and you haven’t kicked her or read her diary you have achieved Little Brother Super Stardom!)Since then all family members have reported much admiration of the coasters from visitors.And it has been suggested to me that I should try to add these to my Etsy store.Now, clearly, the world is not crying out for floor plans of my parent’s home. But when I tried to think through what the process would be for doing custom orders for people my mind boggled a little.
- Would people be OK sending me a sketch
- How much explaining would I need to do to get the idea across
- How many options would I need to offer
- How long would it take
- etc etc etc and on and on
So, this is where you come in.
I would like to use a couple of you as guinea pigs.
You would have to be very patient guinea pigs.
I’m trying to figure out the best, most efficient way to create these coasters for people that would leave them satisfied and wouldn’t leave me buried under millions of hours of Photoshop work.To do the project for my family I had to create floor plans of homes I’d never set foot in but the sketches were made by my dad who, as we know, can be a tad on the precise side. What I need to know is if I can take something like this:And create a viable design.
So, would two of you be willing to join me on this journey of coaster discovery?
You would, of course, end up with a set of customized coasters at the end as payment for your patience. I figure I need two “potential” folks to work with. I guess to be fair it should be the first two to respond to this post.
Thanks in advance!