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Wordshop Wednesday (on Tuesday): Jamaica Makes…

Have you guys all seen Jamaica? I’m not talking about the island, though I hear that’s lovely, too. No no, I’m talking about Ms. Jamaica of the wonderfully awesome blog Jamaica Makes (crafts when she should be making dinner)! She and her blog make me smile for all sorts of reasons. For instance, yesterday she posted the following:

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If that thank-you card doesn’t qualify as “rad,” I don’t know what does. Actually, wait, yes I do: all the old-school paper and fabric goodies in Jamaica’s Etsy shop and on her blog qualify as majorly rad. Here, check them out (be prepared to swoon):

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NICE!

To check out more of Jamaica’s greatness, go HERE for her blog, HERE for her Etsy shop, and HERE to follow her on Twitter.

Embossed Danish Blocks

Those Danish are so stylish and savvy! Not only do they believe in ABCs as the building blocks (heh heh) of education, but they also recognize a fabulous computation opportunity when they see one.

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Blocks with division signs and zeroes with lines through them? Yes, please! Plus, vividly colored blocks are just fun, whether they make mathematical and linguistic sense or not. Build a bridge! Make a pyramid! T ÷ 2 = skunk? Sure! Butterfly is greater than 9? You betcha! Just build, create, and enjoy.

Thanks to Feterie’s Paper Cuts blog (a lovely new find!) for introducing me! You can also follow Feterie on Twitter HERE.

Wordshop Wednesday!

You’ve all been to the Poppy Talk site, right? Please tell me you have. Because it’s an amazing foundry of design brilliance and constantly introduces new or newly-discovered artists. And well, I was recently foraging through the Handmade” section of the PoppyTalk site, and I came across some brilliantly executed words thanks to:

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which stopped me in my cyber tracks. Once I collected myself, I clicked over to Paloma’s Nest, yet another Etsy wonder, where I discovered even more brilliance. Here you go, blog reader people. You can thank me later. Or sooner. Whichever you prefer. In any case, enjoy…

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Wordshop Wednesday: Etsy wonders!

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I couldn’t choose from among all of the ridiculously awesome shops I’ve encountered in the past week, so… for this week’s installment of Wordshop Wednesday, I’d like to offer a collage of Etsy wonders. I hope that, like me, you’ll find them equally infatuation-worthy.  

BlueBell Bazaar:

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La Pomme:

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Bilingual clove ornaments:

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Barking Maddison:

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Personalized leather belts and pendants:

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PinkSupply:

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Stiksel:

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Brooklyn Rehab:

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Too much of a good thing? NEVER!

Bunches of piles of collections of lettery lusciousness, in all different forms. Check your blood pressure and pour yourself a glass of ice water, please. You’re going to need it. Overstimulation on the way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.