Lovely to get my first commission. The theme was both a new house and a new family. The commissioner was kind enough to provide a sketch - a clear sketch that made it super-clear what she wanted. So the design process was straight forward, but getting the differences in texture was more challenging.
Ultimately she chose the first image, with subtle lines and a single colour.
But there is so much variation available in this design - the second image shows the contrasting orange and blue colours with an over-printed set of 2 hearts.
Either way - a cute first commission that was a joy to carve, and all about home & happiness.