Nothing makes an impression like a personalised gift. Some of my bestselling items include the double, triple and quad hearts cut from vintage maps depicting various chosen locations, along with "Initial Beginnings" for weddings and anniversaries.
I've included a few past examples of bespoke work in the shop section, under Bespoke . Take a look for some inspiration- I am generally able to cut most phrases from an assortment of ephemera.
Purchasing bespoke phrase and motif pieces
Due to the nature of Hector & Haddock pieces, and the process of creating each picture, it is not possible to buy such pieces instantly. If you would like to order a phrase or motif picture, or you have an idea for a bespoke order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the contact form, and I will then respond within 24 hours and we can discuss your requirements in more detail.
When emailing, please provide as much detail as possible about your locations, your ideas, who the piece is intended for, and anything else you feel may help the creative process. I will then work with your ideas and concept according to what I have in stock, and once we have decided on your final piece, I will provide you with a quote for the total cost plus P&P.
Please note that I am not able to produce exact postcode locations at short notice; for example, I can use Winchester, or an area of Winchester, but an exact postcode (where a house is, for example) often takes longer to source.
I then email you a PayPal invoice, and once payment is made I commence production. I have provided prices on products in the Bespoke section to give an idea of what such pieces cost. Please note that prices for Bespoke work may differ from pieces in the shop section.
Before you place your order, please ensure you have studied the "Stages of Making" which can be found under the Contact tab. This will give you a bit more detail as to what your final piece will look like.
- Timescales for making the pictures are usually the following:
- Triple and quad hearts, and similar: 6-7 days
- Anchors, birds and similar motifs: 6-7 days
- Short phrase pictures: 10-12 days
- Longer phrase pictures: 2-3 weeks
These are approximate time scales, and often orders are completed sooner than expected.
If you would like to speak to me directly, please call 07887530191, Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm.
If I am unable to answer, please leave a message and I will return your call within 24 hours.
Post and Packaging:
Because pictures are heavy and fragile, I have to use a reputable carrier, and I am extremely careful when packaging up pieces. The following price based shipping charges will apply when items are purchased in the United Kingdom:
- Items up to £5.00: £2.50P&P
- Items over £5 and up to £30: £5.00P&P
- Items over £30 and up to £75: £8.50P&P
- Items £75 and over: £12.00P&P
For bespoke orders placed outside of the UK, please contact me for a shipping quote.