Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's not too late!

Need a last minute gift, but still want to buy handmade? Solution = Gift Certificates!

Penny Glass Girl now has gift certificates in $25 ans $50 demoninations. Perfect for last minute gifts or to them choose their own gift:) Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


In order to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, my BIG SALE begins today. Everything in Penny Glass Girl has free worldwide shipping until November 30th. In addition, blog followers, facebook fans and twitter friends get an additional 10% off this week.

Just mention "friend" in the notes section when you checkout and I will refund the difference! Thanks to all my friends, customers and inspiriational peeps for making this year so fun for Penny Glass Girl.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Halloween, AND it's my birthday sale!

I have always loved having a birthday on Halloween, so I thought that I would share my special day with everyone else with a big sale!

Here's how the sale works:

1) Just visit penny glass girl and penny shop girl, I always like to see you there :)

2) Purchase any 1 item and receive 15% off your purchase!

3) Purchase any 2 items and receive 20% off your purchase!

4) Purchase any 3 items and receive free shipping as well!

5) I will of course offer the discount for purchases in either shop.

6) Your discount will be refunded via Pay Pal after you complete your purchase.

Just cause I like to prolong the my celebration of Halloween (not so much getting older) This sale is good through to 12pm Monday Nov. 2nd.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I tweeted and facebooked (is that a word?) about my husband's lovely Pumpkin Cheesecake that he made for thanksgiving last weekend and I was barraged by requests to provide a recipe. Here it is!

Although he didn't come up with it, I can vouch for its tastiness.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Back.

Told you I'd be back! After a hiatus from blogging and from my second Etsy shop, Penny Shop Girl, I,m back with lots to share.

I took a long while out of my hectic schedule to spend with my little darlings, and while I'm still running to keep up with them, I couldn't ignore the constant tap on my shoulder from my creative mind. So I am returning to focus on my new endeavours once again.

Here is a sneak peek at some new design to my shop, others can be found at Penny Shop Girl, and of course, Penny Glass Girl too!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for a wonderful weekend with my family. It included a rare trip to the country for apple picking and lots of fun.

After this holiday, my blog posts will return to a normal schedule - I have so much to share. In the meantime if you mention "blog" Penny Glass Girl or Penny Shop Girl for free shiiping (valid until Oct 19th).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Big Huge Summer Sale At Penny Glass Girl

I have been away for such a long time, locked in my office coming up with all sorts of new ideas and now it's finally time to get into the studio and start making a mess! Oh, and lots of new pretty glass things as well.


At Penny Glass Girl you will find fab deals like $5 off all pendants and necklaces and $3 off all earrings. At Penny Shop Girl, $2 off all earrings and $4 off all necklaces. FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE still applies too.

What can I say, any excuse to get dirty and make new stuff - I loooove making a mess :)
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Sunday, July 5, 2009


New Things are happening at Penny Shop Girl. I have been busy building on my new line of assembled jewellery as the reno on my glass studio continues. Here are just a few new pieces:

1. Lost Trail Earrings
2. Butterfly Road Necklace
3. Tea Time Earrings in White
4. Saturn Necklace
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Front Page News

I was delighted to find out that my latest treasury was on the Front Page yesterday. Of course, I was out when it happened, but some lovely twitter friends let me know about it.

I actually had this one in the works in my poster sketch and I really LOVE every item in the treasury. Please visit the artists, all of their shops are just lovely.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Penny Returns From The Deep Dark Garage

Oh blogging, how I have missed you! I have been quietly working away in my temporary studio (aka the garage) for the last week and have been away from the laptop for awhile. I have the spiders (eeek!) to keep me company along with an old radio (circa 1980 I think) so don't worry if you haven't heard from me I'm doin ok.

Being out of the house and away from a few distractions has meant that I have been very productive.I have been designing new glass and enameeling lots of copper too:

Since I am still in the midst of my reno (oh save me, please) I have decided to continue my reno sale too. Look Here for details.

I'll be back from the garage soon for an update.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Front Page News

I love to wake up and find out that one of my items was on the front page, always such a nice surprise. So happy to see that it was one of my favourite pieces, a black ginko leaf on vanilla pendant!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Reno Continues....

Hello friends!

Well day two of construction (4 days after demo began) and we're off to a good start. Yesterday's news - a moved plumbing pipe resulted in a waterfall in my dining room (under the studio). I could cry, but I won't. I will stay strong and remember what will come soon - very exciting!

Despite my setbacks, I am working away with the spiders in the garage and even managing to list some new pieces in my shop. Don't forget my reno sale, look for details here

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cause My Studio Looks Like This Sale

I wish I could tell you that the above happened accidently, that someone broke in and destroyed my studio space. Unfortunately, I caused this mess. It all started with asking my dear Mother to come stay with us and now we are all moving rooms, building new closets and ripping out fixtures - it's called the "may as well syndrome" in home remodelling.

I will be without a permanent studio home for two months, in the meantime I will be in the garage. What does that mean? Time for a BIG SALE to clean out the place.

For the next tow weeks (until May 18th), get 25% off any order AND free shipping with any jewelery purchase from Penny Glass Girl. Just mention "Studio Mess" when you checkout

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Perfect Find

I have to admit, that I hardly ever visit yard sales. I have so many things, and such a small house, that I just can't face bringing in more. But four years ago, when I passed these needle work trees, I just had to have them. I can't remember what I paid for them, but I know I had to fight with the kind woman selling them because she didn't even want me to pay her!

Four years later (and hence the reason I never go to yard sales) they sat in my basement until I remembered them. I had a problematic hallway, open to my dining room on a staicase wall, I never know what to hang there. Then one day, I remmebred these trees.

All I had to do was fight with the frames that they had been trapped in for so long, I found new ones waiting for me at a craft store (55% off on the day I showed up!). It was meant to be.

Now, not a single person walks by them without commenting on how perfect they are for the space. This summer I will definately be on the lookout (selectively mind you) for more perfect finds.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Sale Pendant

Every Sunday, I chose a pendant for a one day sale. Here's this weeks' pic:

Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Booster Juice

I usually post a more ambitious recipe, but I have been sick with a virus all week and thought I would post about the one thing that is picking me up a little: booster juice!

My husband is actually responsible for this one, he modified a smoothy recipe as 3 out of the 4 of us are lactose intolerant. We make this frequently when were feeling down or sick as it has great anti-oxident properties, but also as a regular treat for the kids.

3/4 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 bananna

Just blend items in blender (I use the hand held emulsion kind and it works great).

Optional: To fight off sickness I often add a Tbsp. green energy powder and sneak in some carrot juice when the kids aren't looking.

SECRET TIP: Pour mixture into ice cube traps and add sticks then freeze - makes great homemade popsicles.

Monday, April 20, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Nina! Nina was picked randomly (all the comments printed and put in a box)from all the posted comments. As the winner of the April Giveaway, Nina can choose any one jewelery item from Penny Glass Girl, or, have a custom pendant deigned just for her.

Thanks to all who entered. It was really a lot of fun to go through the enteries and read all the comments and suggestions, everyone had such creative and useful ideas!

Nina suggested, "I'd like to see flowers, sea creatures, and celestial bodies in your future installments of your She Loves series." I love these idea and as many said they would like to see ocean or beach themed pendants this summer, who am I to argue.

New this week at Penny Glass Girl.

More She Loves pendants will be listed this week, so keep in touch! Blog Hint: May's giveaway will be my biggest yet!

Monday, April 13, 2009


SHE LOVES SHOES....coming soon!

The above pic is a sneek peek at my new line of hand painted and fully fused pendants in the SHE LOVES series coming soon to my shop. The first in the series, this one is of course, SHE LOVES SHOES. Other Pendants already in the works are SHE LOVES SHOPPING (purse), and SHE LOVES SPRING (spring blossoms).

THE GOODS: You can win any one jewelery item from Penny Glass Girl, including the pendant above or, your own custom SHE LOVES pendant designed just for you.

Now down to the contest! Here's how to enter:

1) Visit my shop and comment below this post on something you love, or something you would like to see.
2)For a 2nd entry, follow my blog, or let me know that you already follow. Or, twitter this contest.
3) For a 3rd entry, suggest a theme, or image, that you would like to see in the SHE LOVES SERIES.

The contest will run all week through to APRIL 20 (12am EST).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Sale Pendant

This week's Sunday Sale Pendant is a favourite of mine. I am loving pink lately, maybe it's a spring thing.

This pendant is reduced for today only (April 12th). Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Soup's On

A few weeks ago, I posted about my Soup Club (post found here) I had such a good time sharing, I thought I would try it again.

This week's receipe was for my family, as I don't think it would reheat very well for my club. The essentials for this receipe are a slow cooker (my $60.00 investment has served me well), fresh veggies and patience (it smells so good while it's cooking it's hard to wait!).

Here's the recipe!

Pasta Soup

Fresh Ingredients:

2 cups fresh spinach, corasly chopped
1 cup thawed peas (I used Lima beans cause that's what I had).
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 tsp salt

1 pkg frozen cheese ravioli cooked.

Vegetable Stock:
2 each carrots and ribs celery, chopped
2 onions (with skin), chopped
1 plum tomato
3 cloves garlic, halved
1 pkg (14g) dried mixed mushrooms
1/4 tsp each salt and peppercorns
2 bay leaves

Vegetable Stock:
1) Put all ingredients listed under "vegetable stock" above into slow cooker. Cover with about 7 cups of water. Cook on low until veggies are soft and tender (6-8 hours).
2) Strain into a saucepan, squeezing to extract all liquid.
3) Bring stock to a boil over medium-high heat.
4) Add items listed under "fresh ingredients" above. Simmer until spinach is wilted.
5) Divide ravioli among four bowls. Ladle Soup over top.

Happy eating!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Front Page Treasury

I was pleased to find out that the lastest treasury I made was on the front page yesterday. The items were lovely and one shop even mailed to let me know that they made a sale because of it. Yay! It was only my second one (patience not my strong point) but it is a little addicitng so perhaps I'll try again!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Window Shopping - All About The Pink

Today, it is pouring rain and a strong, blowing wind is rattling my windows. For today's window shopping I thought I would feature some lovely items in pink! No other colour could brighten my day as much or make me look forward to sunnier weather more.

This dress from lyptis is used as her avatar and caught my eye immediately!

I need to hop on the treadmill a little more before I get this one, but this skirt from fellow Canuk, Ureshii would be great for the spring and summer:

Finally, while not completely pink, I think these earrings by fussjewelery are a must for me this spring:

Happy Friday!! I must remeber that all this rain means that there will be something green to see (finally) in the days to come.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New At Penny Shop Girl.

I have been strangely quite on the blog front this week I realize, but I have a good excuse. I have been working away on new designs and shopping quite a bit too (shh, don't tell my husband).

I pronmise I will be back to my regular musings soon, maybe even a contest next week, so look back.

In the meantime, here a few new designs at Penny Shop Girl!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Blog Special

Ginko Purse Hanger

This week I am having a SALE on all my accessories, including purse hanger and wine stops!

This weeks Blog Special (March 30 - April 5): Buy any accessory here and receive free shipping too!

Happy Monday!

Purple Haze Wine Stop

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Sale

SALE Sunday Afternoon Fused Glass Pendant
Every Sunday, I make my pick for my SUNDAY AFTERNNON SALE PENDANT. Usually, my pick is based on my mood or the season. Today it is based on the fact that this one reminds me of my summer garden, which I am starting to plan now. The excitment is building!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Window Shopping (or Surfing)

Budget does not allow me to put everything in my cart this week, but window shopping through some greats is fun too.

Taking a look at my favourites this morning, I realized something spooky - I had a whole page of green items that I LOVE. Maybe it's a spring thing, but I want all of these things!

This scarf by kalla has been calling my name for some time now.

I'm facing having to redo my taxes, so this print by CritrusTree speaks to me:

Who could pass on an incredible sale, especiallywhen it's from

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Soup Club

My Soup club consists of four busy moms (including me) from my neighbourhood. We all have very different lives, but share one common problem: after we take care of everyone else, we often find that we neglect ourselves. (I.E. forgetting to eat lunch 3 days in a row!).

Out of our shared love of soup, we formed a club to rotate soup making each week. The rules are simple: make soup, enough for two-three bowls per person, and deliver to friends. That way, after only making soup once, we all get fed lunch for a month!

The bonus of soup club is that we get to share receipes and sometimes, mistakes, and remind each other to take a least five minutes for our selves.

This week was my turn. I decided on Pureed Vegetable Soup for my friends (a favourite from Williams-Sonoma "Soup").

Here's the recipe - For my Soup Club I doubled the measurements:

2 TBSP Olive Oil
3 Leeks, including light green parts, finely chopped (I roughly chopped mine and they were fine)
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 zucchini, sliced
3 waxy (all-purpose) potatoes sliced very thin
1 1/2 TBSP Tomato Paste
6 cups prepared chicken or vegetable broth (I made mine from chicken leftover from the weekend).
1 cup chickpeas
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
Salt and white pepper

1)In a large saucepan, heat oil and cook leeks over medium heat unitl translucent.
2)Add carrots, zucchini, and potatoes and saute until they begin to soften (3 min)
3)Add tomato paste and stock, cover partially until veggies are tender (25-30 min)
4)Add chickpeas and cook additional 3 min. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
4)Blend in batched in a food processor, or, use emulsion blender,until smooth.
5)Optional: add lemon zest and parsley when served.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Blog Special

New necklace

New necklace.

Today, I am a busy beaver in my studio. Door locked, kids with the sitter kind of day!

There are lots of new items being added to Penny Glass Girl and Penny Shop Girl this week. Drop by and have a look.

This weeks sepcial: mention "blog" in your notes to seller at checkout and I will refund your shipping and include gift wrapping and a gift card with your purchase. The perfect time to send a gift or to treat yourself.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Pendants in my Shop

I am wrapped up in Birthday celebrations for my "little" boy (almost as tall as me at 8!). But I just wanted to post a quick peek of my new bubble pendants. I am haing lots of fum with chemicals of all kinds this week, so stay tuned for some more fun finds.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Better Late Than Never BLOG SPECIAL

New earrings this week. I have been having fun experimenting with new materials.

Ok, so my Monday blog special didn't happen this week. The call of great spring weather combined with march break with the kids forced me out of the office and studio and out into the beautuful sunshine.

So, in it's place, I have a Thursday blog special to make up for it: Buy any jewelery item in my shop and receive a free pair of earrings. Any pair! Just mention "blog" in the notes to seller upon checkout and tell me which pair you would like. Good until the Monday Blog Special returns next week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Making An Imperfect Pizza.

Pizza day happens every week in our house. It doesn't have to be the same day each week - we are after all, a typical busy family - but our kids would never let us forget the ritual.

It has to be a day that Dad is home, he has an important role: the DJ who selects the music and therefore the tone of the evening. On this day, Joel Plaskett, a favourite in our house was playing on the ipod.

Some days when we have time we make the dough, you can find the recipe here but others days we cheat and get the dough from our local bakery, they usually have some on hand as does our grocery store.

This week, my oldest son just had to be the one to roll out the dough, an important honour which he took very seriously as he donned the pink apron.

This week, my youngest son was more into making playdough pizza, that's ok too.

And after an hour of dancing, dough rolling and clean-up, we add pizza sauce and cheese and bake it on a pizza stone which has been slowly heating up to 425 degrees in the oven. Ta Da, the best, most imperfect pizza ever!