Last year we did a custom ornament for our first place winner, which is by far our most popular custom request. We have a selection of dog breed ornaments and a few cat breed ornaments in our shops, but sometimes they just aren't the right match for your pet.
Recently we've started doing more with felt illustrations, both a cartoony style with the Squshies characters and more realistic portraits. We really enjoy making full on felt pictures and they've gotten a good response at shows so we thought for this year's first place prize we should do a felt portrait of the winner.
Our first step in making a custom order is creating a sketch based on the information and photo provided in the custom order request. Once we have a sketch we send it for feedback and review.
In our last post about our custom order process, we showed you all 3 of the sketches we did for the winning pets. We also emailed the winners their sketch for feedback. Two out of the three sketches were approved.
Now that we've announced our winners for the Squshify My Pet contest we are going to show you the process of a custom order. Our most popular custom request is for ornaments that look like pets.
We offer a selection of dog breed and cat breed ornaments in our shops, but sometimes they just aren't the right match for your pet. Maybe your pet is a wonderful mix of breeds or has different markings from what we offer on our standard design. Or maybe your pet is a breed we don't currently offer in the shop.
The first step in creating a custom ornament is making a sketch.