First of all thank you so much Bonnie! This is exactly what I wanted to learn from a long time. And I was not sure what to do. Funny thing is I have been painting from a long time and I know Illustrator but just did not know how to combine the two. I have always wanted to see my patterns on products. Hopefully with a lot of practice I will get there one day. Do leave your feedback so I can improve where its needed.
For recoloring, I tried pastels and beach from the swatch library.