I got a note from a fellow maker the other day, sharing about a project he and his wife are working on and the whole idea really struck me as interesting and innovative, and thought I'd share!
Harlan and his wife originally created their weebee blocks for their own son; after seeing how much he liked them and how they were awesome for his learning, they made them for other kids, who also loved them.
I love the simple and attractive designs on these blocks -I know my own daughter would love them and would easily recognize the common pictures.
What I love most about this project is that they are being funded by Kickstarter. According to their website, Kickstarter is " the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world." Regular people like you and me, who have a love of the handmade and want to support the creative process, can pledge money to all sorts of projects: music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and more. I love how the project creators keep total control over their work, but also how they can only go ahead if they reach their funding goals. It seems like an awesome way for people without a lot of cash but with great ideas to have a chance to share their creations with the world.
Have a look at Harlan's project, and if you like what you see, you can pledge some money towards the project and helping him and his wife start this exciting new project.
Take a look at the project here.
Maria & Cecelia
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