"How much can we rave about Welly’s Wonders and their beautiful custom portraits? A LOT!!
We first saw the Welly’s Wonders stand at the Canberra Handmade Markets and loved all of the bright beautiful drawings, cards, and books of Jenkins the Hare and friends on display. We purchased quite a few of the books as gifts (and have since purchased some more) because they are filled with wonderful illustrations and fabulous stories about adventure and discovery. Demelza was lovely and friendly and had a great chat with us, filling us in on the history of Welly’s Wonders and Adam’s background as a Disney artist. We saw that Adam was doing portraits there and thought it would be great to get him to go one of our 3 year old but thought that there was no way that he would sit still long enough for Adam to draw him. Well, the wonders never cease as Adam was able to keep him chatting and entertained the whole time. We love the portrait that Adam drew, it catches our little man’s cheeky nature so well and we will cherish it always.
Since then we have ordered 5 more custom portraits as they are the perfect present for any occasion. We have bought them for a house warming gift (a portrait of their pet dog), a thank you present for my son’s swimming teacher (Adam drew her as a mermaid!!), a present for a friend who is really hard to buy for (a portrait of her son), a sorry your pet has passed away present (their cheeky cat) and a family portrait for a friend’s 40th birthday. The thing we love the most about giving these custom portraits as presents is the reaction when people open them. They have ranged from laughter, tears, goosebumps, and so many oohs and ahhs. I have had so many people ask for the details of where to get them because they really are that beautiful and special. It is so easy (and surprisingly quick) to order them and Demelza is just wonderful to deal with during the ordering process.
Thank so much!!!"
Bonnie and Sam - Canberra
"From the first time that I started talking to Welly’s Wonders, I found them to be an absolute delight.
I asked for a portrait of the family dog Bertie as a surprise present for my parents, who live back in the UK. When the portrait arrived, I was blown away by how life-like it was. It’s amazing how the animation captured Bertie’s personality and cheekiness. My parents were over the moon with it and my mother even shed a tear.
The whole process was very easy and fun. Adam truly is extremely talented and I feel lucky to have met him.
Once again, thank you from all of us."
Rob - Sydney
"Demelza and Adam really stand out as an incredibly creative couple. We loved their artwork plus the great story books for children. Where else can you find Australian books written here, illustrated here and published here? Go online to view their great products. Well done to both of you."
Paul - Wodonga
"We really cannot thank you enough for the portrait you drew of Bailey. My mum absolutely loved them both, particularly how well you captured Bailey’s energy in your work. With every new venture that Welly’s Wonders embarks upon, you give us even more reason to shout your praises from the rooftops! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Lucas - Sydney
"Dear Demelza, our son Joshua adores his books. We've read them several times last night and he slept with them. He is currently sitting on dad's lap intently looking at the pages while they are being read again and again.
We've read a lot of children's books in the last few years but I have to say Jenkins the Hare and Morgan the Mischievous are by far the most delightful, beautifully written books we have come across.
Adam - your illustrations are wonderful. The way the character is described you could close your eyes and then open them to see the character come to life before your eyes.
These books will be treasured forever in our family and our son will be able to hand them to his children. So happy I found Welly's Wonders and all the children in our family will be reading these for years.”
Belinda, Paul and Joshua - Adelaide
"Two beautiful Welly's Wonders prints take pride of place in my son's nursery. I love how the beautiful illustrations brighten up the space and remain age appropriate. In the sea of monochrome children's decor that is available ,it is so refreshing to be able to purchase beautiful and unique and affordable artwork.”
Liz, Melbourne - Melbourne
"The illustrations and characters found within 'Jenkins the Hare' are equally charming. My son also loves the information about Welly and his creative family found at the back of the book. We look forward to the next instalment.”
Hazel, Edinburgh - United Kingdom
"Our family absolutely love our 'Jenkins The Hare' book. The illustrations and are incredible and the moral of the story applies to young and old. We loved it so much we bought copies for all our nieces and nephews. Well done, Welly's Wonders, we look forward to the next book!"
"Welly's Wonders is my new favourite place to buy baby gifts. The products have a lovely "old school" look and feel - such beautiful quality. And it's a bonus that their products are made in Australia!”