JustOffNormal

Personalized Wooden Toys, Games, and Learning Tools

Grand Prairie, Texas · 6569 Sales

JustOffNormal

Personalized Wooden Toys, Games, and Learning Tools

Grand Prairie, Texas 6569 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1560)

Announcement   Welcome to Just Off Normal- a Studio of Sima Toys. Featuring personalized custom gifts, engraving, toys, games and wooden puzzles. For the summer we are embarking on some fun of our own so shop listings are limited until August.

Our toys and games are CPSIA compliant. For the small frys like me- that means you can not only continue to support handmade and small business but be assured that your toy, puzzle, or game is built utilizing materials that are responsibly harvested from certified sustainable North American hardwood, are finished with a toy safe hypo-allergenic light clear coat, and are worry free. If you have any questions about our process or our materials, please convo me!
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Now featuring one base shipping cost. Only the first item incurs a shipping charge- the rest ships at no additional cost. Please contact me if you feel you need a review on your shipping charges.
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Sima is a family-run "enterprise" that is geared to developing new manipulatives for use with visual learners. Our proceeds support autism therapy for our son and we support autism education for families and educators through FEAT-NT. We also support retinal blindness research foundations across the nation. Have a non-profit and doing good deeds? Inquire about reduced rates for non-profits!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 1, 2016

Welcome to Just Off Normal- a Studio of Sima Toys. Featuring personalized custom gifts, engraving, toys, games and wooden puzzles. For the summer we are embarking on some fun of our own so shop listings are limited until August.

Our toys and games are CPSIA compliant. For the small frys like me- that means you can not only continue to support handmade and small business but be assured that your toy, puzzle, or game is built utilizing materials that are responsibly harvested from certified sustainable North American hardwood, are finished with a toy safe hypo-allergenic light clear coat, and are worry free. If you have any questions about our process or our materials, please convo me!
***
Now featuring one base shipping cost. Only the first item incurs a shipping charge- the rest ships at no additional cost. Please contact me if you feel you need a review on your shipping charges.
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Sima is a family-run "enterprise" that is geared to developing new manipulatives for use with visual learners. Our proceeds support autism therapy for our son and we support autism education for families and educators through FEAT-NT. We also support retinal blindness research foundations across the nation. Have a non-profit and doing good deeds? Inquire about reduced rates for non-profits!

Sarah at Sima Toys

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Sarah at Sima Toys

Wooden Yo-Yo Personalized Gift
$7.95
Periodic Table Holiday Christmas Ornament
$4.50
Periodic Table Create Your Own Ornament
$7.50
Periodic Table Holiday Cheers Ornament
$4.50
Periodic Table HoHoHo Christmas Ornament
$4.50
Periodic Table Autism Ornament
$4.50
Periodic Table Holiday Cheer Ornament
$4.50
Personalized Tan Leather Manicure 4 Tool Set
$14.25
Personalized Compass Rose Red Alder Jewelry Box
$35.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1560)
Mary Ellen VanMarter

Mary Ellen VanMarter on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I always love ordering from this shop. The letters are well made and such a good price. Customer service is excellent!

Bess

Bess on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful and PERFECT!! Teaching a new generation an old game!!

wags1331

wags1331 on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Custom ornaments turned out great. Advent ornaments are perfect.

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Updates

Coming soon- the option to have a backed fraction frame for take along fraction fun!

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Love this Maya Angelou quote!

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A fun twist on the layout!

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About

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I'm Sarah, the designer behind Sima Toys and Just Off Normal, living and working under the big skies of Texas. My shop story is all about creating fun and personalized items that bring out creative play in children or provide a fun personalized momento. My workshop time is usually in the crazy hours before my inspiration wakes up for the day.

Almost all proceeds from the shop's sales go towards Autism therapies for my littlest workshop helper along with donations to Families for effective Autism Treatment-North Texas (FEAT-NT) to support education and support for the autistic community. I hope to continue providing new items, games, and manipulatives that reflect affordable hands-on learning that is approachable by children of all abilities.

Design has always been my greatest driver. I love solving new problems with my hands and a bit of math. I grew up in a house full of science and exploration and taking things apart or putting things together always has focused me. Once giving up with corporate bustle I started exploring ways of deviously incorporating learning into all natural toys for my young ones- battery free. I work primarily with hardwoods such as maple, alder, cherry, and walnut.

My designs are a mix of the developmental toys generated for my household and natural and play toys made just for fun. I try to incorporate fun designs and inspire learning through play. If you have a game your child or family has created- I'd love the opportunity to make your game boards and pieces a reality.

Etsy's wonderful handmade marketplace and community has been a great source of inspiration as the people drive you to create something unique that can be cherished. I've enjoyed coming up with custom pieces to mark weddings, anniversary's and make special Christmas wishes come true.

In my shop you can find original games as well as inspired toys and designs. All are custom engraved by me using a precision CO2 laser for accuracy and detail. Many of the designs are hand drawn or use licensed art. i have also used photographs and portraits to create one of a kind memorials and keepsakes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  • Sarah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, In Charge Of Fun

    My background is in electrical engineering and system design so I tend to make things harder than they need to be. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist and love turning ordinary puzzles into something really unique and creative.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Listings that include personalization welcome your request and personalization is included in the listing total. I also totally welcome custom orders. I work on my engraving files digitally so if there is a photo you want to see turned into a coaster, plaque, or wall clock- just pop the question (no- not THAT one). Contact me with any other questions you have. A few items may be available for wholesale inquires.

Care instructions

Items made from finished hardwoods can be gently wiped down with a damp cloth. For the requests that are made from raw hardwoods you can wipe down with any favorite oil including coconut or jojoba or your favorite.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I wrap all items so they are ready for gifting in either unbleached tissue paper or heavy kraft paper. I tie with string and include a gift tag. If you have a special note you would like added to your item just let me know. All of my packages include a gift receipt, not an invoice, so if the package label becomes damaged-- the postal service can deliver to the shipping address included on the package receipt.

Wholesale availability

Most items are available for wholesale inquiry. There is a minimum item number that depends on the item. Wholesale orders can customize the packaging and design on the item and I can include shop names and logos for resale. On request, the only indication of my shop is what is legally required on toys as we are a CPSIA registered brand.

Refunds on Personalized Items

Most of our items are personalized and not refundable. On items that are personalized, I do provide a digital draft for your approval and I like to ship quickly so I usually reply with a draft right away. If I provide a digital draft and you DO NOT reply to approve the draft- I reserve the right to send the product with my draft design choice engraved on it out 30 days after your order to close your invoice. There will be no refunds on items shipped at this 30 day mark if you decide on a design change. Most items ship within 2-3 days of your order. Of course I replace items that have any errors that don't match your original request- just let me know. Luckily this is quite rare as I copy and paste from your original request.

Refunds and Exchanges

Of course shipments that result in breakage are refundable- insurance taken on the shipment should cover the damage. You have the option of getting a refund, exchanging with store credit or I can quickly remake the item you purchased. Please be sure to check the sizing, color options, and scaling in the item descriptions before purchase- you can also convo me with any questions! If there is anything I can correct for you or a future customer, please let me know. If you'd like to return an item because you've changed your mind I don't mind as long as your item was not personalized. Once received and inspected, I refund the cost of the item. If you would like return postage deducted from your refund- contact me for a return shipping label.

Shipping

Most orders ship with a couple of business days and domestic orders arrive within 3 days of shipment. I have flat shipping enabled. Smaller items ship at a lower base cost and heavier items max out at a 2 lb rate. Additional items ship at no additional shipping charge. I generally ship USPS first class or FedEx depending on size. International customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. I will send you a confirmation of shipment by e-mail along with a tracking number! Tracking is included for all shipments regardless of size.

International Shipping

International First Class only tracks through the US to departure for your home. Most international shipments arrive within 10-14 days of shipment but customs and service across our world is not equal so I allow 6 weeks for arrival before issuing replacements or refunds for international orders.
International customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Please be on the lookout for your postal service notification of packages available and ready for pick-up. For custom items that are returned to me after customs are refused or unpaid I cannot refund. Unpersonalized items can be refunded minus shipping expenses. You have the option to pay for them to be resent to you- I'll contact you or you can let me know your preference.