QuirkyLime collaborates with children to turn their drawings into wall worthy art. Bright, larger than life reproductions of their (or your) favourite drawings. A personalised design service that creates your junior masterpiece. see the new website
FAMILY PORTRAIT AND SIMILAR ART WORK
This can be an existing drawing, whether newly created or an old drawing done years ago. Ideally the original will be A4 (21 x 30cm) or A3 (30x42cm) but I can make adjustments if needed.
Where possible I prefer to work from the original artwork, which I scan directly then allowing me to rescale people and position them as you request. I then reassemble the drawing as a digital file.
My aim is to use your child’s creative output whilst making sure outlines are clear and replacing colours with the QuirkyLime palette to clean and brighten the image. This creates the strong, vibrant look of Junior Masterpieces. I can add names, dates, your chosen text and other memorabilia. The background is added last to achieve the real “wow” factor. This process is simpler where images are provided as single line/ one colour drawings. Once this creative re-touching is complete,I prepare the image for pre-press before sending it to the printer. This whole process should take around 2 weeks.
You might want something a little different or a little bigger and this would need to be commissioned directly. Please contact me so we can discuss your ideas and the available options. I am sure we will find a way to make it wall worthy.
With QuirkyLime, I have always experimented with a bright colour palette. Most of my products use the vibrant and fresh colours I have developed and that have become the trademark of my work.
As a rule of thumb, editing your image costs £25 a person. See all the prices here. If you have pets or other extras, such as adding text and dates, please contact me and I can provide you with an exact quote.
To order click here, choose your portrait size on the shop page and opt for the paper size you like in the drop down menu on the product page. For extra prints or different sizes add them separately to the basket.
If you have a line drawing or one colour drawing please contact me, as the pricing is different. Further details on pricing are available in the shop.
Cold weather and a warming cosy Sunday roast with fantastic Yorkshire puddings. Everybody's favourite. I love them so much I have printed them. This limited edition screen print has been printed on beautiful FSC paper with water based inks in 3 colours. There are only 25 printed.. special, very special... They are part of the collection of 4 recipe prints. for sale here
The large 2015 wall planner has returned fresh from the press. This year I have added treasury tags to connect the panels, not only do I not have to make 400 ties, it allows for immediate use. You can just cut the ribbons off the current calendar, undo the bottom treasury tags and add the last 2014 panel.
As always it is a clean and simple design to see instantly what really matters. The A1 calendar is screen printed in a fresh blue upon sturdy white card and strung together with yellow treasury tags. Split into three, four months hang in each section, and the calendar comes with Velcro adhesive fastening strips. For £26 the calendar is available:
* Thursday 27th November, 7.30-9.30pm at St Paul's Preschool Christmas Shopping Evening. St Paul's Church, Winchester SO22 5AB.
* Saturday 6th December ,12pm-3pm at Prince’s Mead Christmas Market. Worthy Park House, Kings Worthy, Winchester SO21 1AN.
The selling of the calendar has been dominating my life. Keeping up with tying, wrapping and posting them has kept me so busy, I forgot all about the practicalities of hanging the calendar. The calendar came with two bits of self-adhesive Velcro and a card, was that a bit of a puzzle for you? Here is the answer you need to solve the riddle. If you are still stuck mail me and I will try to help that way, good luck.
After early Sunday kids dinner, finishing off a bottle of red and working your way through homegrown (my parents) walnuts. Keeping the girls happy - creating a boat race of the walnuts shells (and pistacho nuts) with blue tack, paper and scissors.
Suddenly bath time couldn't come soon enough.
Pistacho shells sink.
Walnut shell don't do well in storm, and don't use crayons as your kids will come out dirtier than they went into the bath.
Bath time with wine is fine, so who cares if they come out dirty!
Having been raised in The Netherlands, a non school uniform country, I found it really frustrating that Dora was not allowed the dress freedom I had as a child. Mum friends here say they find it is so much easier. No dramas in the morning and everyday the same, 5 days a week, week in week out. Only to move the clothes topic to when they are 16! I think it is totally boring, but that won't hold up any arguments, maybe it just justifying it to myself. With Dora starting school last September, I initially thought I would just make Lotta clothes instead, but now the idea of sewing an alternative school uniform has actually become a really nice brief (it takes away the excess choice of fabrics, and also has limited what clothes you can sew). It basically has to be dark blue or blue checked.
I have an issue with buying the school dresses from Sainsbury for next to nothing (how can it be sourced well, been to China and back and sewn by a real person for £8). I buy my fabric from John Lewis and with their credentials of supporting the cotton farmers it makes me feel a bit better, though it is very very hard to source sustainable cotton as textile. It has become a way I can let steam off with my frustration of conforming to this style-less boring uniform. Parents care a lot what their children wear so how can that suddenly stop when they start Reception? I dont get it!
The top dress is reversible, I sewed it with the instructions of the blog Cool People Sew. This was a dress for the winter, as Dora had a permanent cold I made some pockets for tissues. The dress could (on clean weeks) last nearly a week, I would reverse it on the Wednesdays!
the one below on the left is a copy of a GAP skirt Dora was very fond off. As I don't really know how to follow patterns, most of my dresses I copy of existing ones.
This top is my favourite, I made it Saturday afternoon, the UK is in a super pleasant heatwave so polo shirts are far too hot. So I copied the base of a top and changed the bottom to the dark blue band.
The bottom left dress is reversible (so for the winter) and the right one is a dress from Madame Zsazsa, who I really like. A lady in Belgium who blog currently mainly about her massive veg patch.
Dora is already starting to show signs of book obsession like me. This weekend we made a simple book together she can write stories is, great ones like "mama fell in the mud, it was funny" what a great book could that be, kids haiku! I rummaged round my collection of notebooks and pads, and tried to find a wide variety of papers, folded them and sew them into a booklet, one for Dora and one for Lotta (she is more into cutting and has cut it onto bit)
Super simple to make at home, you need different types/sizes of paper (cut to size), thread and a sewing machine.