Introducing Drawnbyhand Products

'Left it a bit late? 'Forgotten a birthday?

Here are some products which may provide you with a solution since you can buy either one pretty much straight away.

To find out more about each product, click on the illustration for each.

ABC Alphabet Poster £5 + £4.99 p&p

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Announcing... The ABC Alphabet poster. I remember being very bored in pre-school and reception classes... This poster is my effort to make the process of learning a bit more interesting by making the materials more exciting for children.

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Introducing ABC Alphabet Flash Cards £10 + £1.50 p&p

FlashcardsABC Flashcards, though printed are hand laminated and trimmed by me. That means they are relatively instant and yet they are still, essentially, hand made.

As with th ABC, I have tried to make them fun and interesting as well as educational to save small children, today, the kind of boredom I had to endure at school all those years ago.

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For Better Planners...

Here are gifts which are almost as much fun to plan as they are to give.

Children's names illustrated in art with FREE placemat
£5 set up plus £5 per letter and p&p

An illustrated name This is the ultimate christening present - Your child or godchild's name hand illustrated in art work with drawings made uniquely for them. Even better when you buy one of these you will get an A3 laminated place-mat version of the art work absolutely FREE! Oh yes.

You can plan the illustrations or leave it to me, either way you will end up with an original art work.

Not only is name art a fun gift but with care it should last a lifetime. Click on the illustration to find out more about name pictures. If you like what you see and would like to see your child's name in art please get in touch to discuss your requirements!

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Hand drawn items - price on application

Novelty boxer shorts, hand drawn Here is a rare and original gift! Fabric commissions are great fun for the man, or woman, who has everything. People have commissioned handkerchiefs an umbrella and even a shower curtain. However, the recipient is usually male and the vehicle is usually boxer shorts.

If you want to give the "older children" in your life a unique gift, something a little bit wacky, please get in touch using the contact page. You can see some examples of these by clicking on the picture.

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Illustration and graphics - price on application.

Novelty boxer shorts, hand drawnWhen not drawing name art or doodling on fabric items, I supply illustrations.

There are some examples of those on this site, too. If you make greetings cards and you like them or if you are looking for somebody to illustrate a book and like my style, please don't hesitate to get in touch, using the form on the contact page.

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Artist Profile

[Image] Artist Mary McGuire

Mary McGuire has always been an inveterate doodler; during lessons at school, lectures at university and later, at work, meetings.

From an early age, she also drew pictures as presents for friends and relatives, usually when she was at a loss as to what else to give them or too skint to be able to buy them a proper gift.

Gradually, they started commissioning her hand drawn artwork to give to their friends and before she knew it Drawnbyhand had appeared.

This went on quietly, behind the scenes, for some time until the friends grew up, as people do, had children and started commissioning their offspring's names in artwork. Before she knew it, a niche market appeared and Mary now earns her living drawing name art.

As well as here, online, she exhibits in a gallery in her home town.

News: New range of drawnbyhand greetings cards available on line

Now you can order drawnbyhand cards, singly - or in boxed sets - from Zazzle. To take a look or find out more, click here.

’Looking for a christening gift?

Here are five reasons to make it name art....

1. It shows you care enough to put time and forethought into selecting the right gift and yet arranging it is a piece of cake.

2. It’s a generous present but at the same time, not so extravagant as to be embarrassing... and it won’t break the bank.

3. It will last a lifetime. All name pictures are drawn in permanent, lightfast and colourfast inks.

4. It’s original – definitely not your run-of-the-mill baby gift.

5. It’s unique – each name art picture is hand drawn from scratch. In other words, no two are the same.

If you would like to place an order, go to our contact page and fill in the form.

 

Customer feedback

“My daughter doesn't know what it is yet but my wife and I are absolutely delighted!” - Steve, first time dad.

“It's fab! Even better, all the other mothers who have seen it are green with envy!” - Leigh, first time mum.

“Excellent! Now I know what to get my godchildren as birthday presents over the next year.” - Katherine, semi-professional Godmother.

“Wow! Look George! You've got an heirloom!” - Chad, 3, first time older brother.