Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I hope that you and yours are having a wonderful holiday! I have been busy soaking up some much needed family time with my boys, but wanted to take this opprotunity to say thanks for a wonderful 2012!

As a special thanks, I wanted to offer a BIG sale for boxing day this year. So for today(December 26th) until 9am tomorrow (December 27th) EVERYTHING in my shop will be 50% off! No coupon needed, the discount already applies:)

xxoo Penny

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Good Night.

It's a cold a blustery night out tonight, the kind that is making me want to do nothing but hide under my cozy blanket in front of the fire.

This rainy dark night also reminded me that I wanted to stop in to show off some NEW Night lights that I made for a show this weekend. They were such a big hit that I thought about listing them in the shop as well. I have some photos to take and listings to write, but watch for them to be available for sale in the next few days.


I hope your somewhere warm and snuggly too.

xxoo Penny

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Studio Almost There....

Truth be told, I have been in my NEW STUDIO for a few weeks now, but have been sooooo busy that I haven't had time to photograph it or share it with you here yet. Being busy is a problem I like have so no complaints here.

If your're interested in what it used to look like, you can see the before pics here.I promise to have some more interesting pics soon, but for the time being, here's a sneak peek:

I still have yet to add in many of the decorating details that will make it feel a bit more "homey" but am already loving the look and feel of my new space.

xxoo Penny

Friday, November 23, 2012


I hope all my friends south of the border had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Truth be told, we celebrate it here with my family as well and it is one of our best holidays of the year (mostly because we have to take an actual day off, the reward seems sweeter).

I also wanted to drop in here to let you know that my annual Holiday Sale has begun in the shop today. Everything is on sale, without exception (even those items that were already on sale)

To let you know how thankful I am for all who visit, use the coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" and get Free Shipping as well.

xxoo Penny

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A little bit of sunshine on a rainy day

It's rainy here - cold, dark rainy. The kind of day that makes me want to curl up and not do a whole lot. But alas, it's not possible in our house full of busy kids and the typical tooing and frooing of weekend family life.

Walking through my new studio, which is almost done (yay!) I spotted these flowers that I bought the other day while having brunch with my sweet cousin, mother and grandmother, and they perked me right up.

Sometimes, it's that simple, a few flowers can brighten up my day.

Happy Weekednd!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Studio Redo: Still Going

I'm still plugging away on my tiny studio redo, promise!

Life is still happening at a frantic pace around here with my two busy boys and our massive house reno which will seemingly NEVER end, but things are progressing quite well in my little studio and I hope to have in finished and photographed by the end of the weekend (perhaps, I am posting in hopes that it might manifest some action:).

In the meantime, here are a few great and organized spaces that I found via Pinterest:
I love how the colours work together to create a happy, bright and inspiring space here.

I love the eccletic feel of this office that still maintains a lot of storage:
This photo was found here.

I've been searching everywhere for some great storage ideas for all my craft supplies which although may not always be part of my creative work, need to be part of my tiny space (mostly because I don't have room anywhere else):

I love these ideas:
The source for the above photos can be found here.

I also love this idea:
It's making me want to run out and get even more ribbon.

I hope to be back after the weekend with full pics (yay!) until then, I hope you have a wonderful weekend with those you choose to send it with.

xxoo Penny

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Studio Re-do: Inspiration

Today is day two of my studio makeover! Yesterday, I posted my before pics. While I have been hard at work since then, I thought I would pop in and post some pictures that I've been collecting for inspiration.

I found them all on Pinterest: I love the ceiling colour here, the ceiling in my room is a little too low, but if it were higher, I wold be doing this:
Picture found here

I love pretty much everything about the photo below. I'm so looking forawrd to organizing my supplies and having the right storage solutions for everything:
Picture found here.

Finally, I love the fold out table below. It won't be part of my studio makeover this time, I'm very attached to my old desk as it's an old family piece, I think that this idea will be used somewhere in my home one day:
Picture found here.

xxoo Penny

Monday, October 15, 2012

Studio Re-do: Before Pictures

This week, I'm redoing my little studio. When I say little, I really mean teeny tiny.

You see, I used to have a much larger workspace on the third floor of my house, but there have been many life changes around here in the last few years, one major one being my Mother moving in with my family of four, now making us a family of five in 1900 square feet of already squishy quarters.

When I moved into the sunroom off my kitchen (formally, a little mudroom) It looked something like this:

And This:
....and after my husband was tired of my ranting he built me this for my tools:

It wasn't my ideal space, but I grew to like this sunny little spot off of my kitchen,even though I have to pass the cookie jar 800 times a day as I walk in and out of it (a very bad geographical hazzard).

But soon enough, life happened again, we are renovation our house to make a fully contained apartment for my mother and giving my little boys some more room as they grow to be not-so-little. Now, I have this lovely washer and dryer in my tiny space to keep me company:
I know, right!?!

So, after I had my pity party during which I said I would never work again, my creative career was over, and, at one point, I would sell this *&^% house and get one that works, I decided a complete redo was in order.

Given that it's such a small space, investing in some shelving and work space that work, some paint, and some fabric and new lighting, shouldn't be all THAT expensive. So, guess what I'll be doing this week? Painting and organizing, and shopping and perhaps, maybe even sewing (yikes!).

Here's just a few more BEFORE PHOTOS:
I hope to be back to share a FINNISHED once and for all space soon!

XXOO Penny

Friday, October 12, 2012

I Heart You Initial Necklaces are NEW today!

Today, I listed new necklaces! I have been working on a way to add a personal touch to my pendants and give you more colour choices as well. Drop by the shop to have a look.

Don't see the colour your looking for? Drop me a line and I'm sure I can make the perfect piece, after all, I quite literally have hundreds of sheets of glass to choose from. Have a great Weekend! xxoo Penny

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NEW in Penny Glass Girl!

Today, the weather was dark and dreary so I decided to lighten things up a bit and list my newest earrings in a rainbow of colours!

I love adding just a pop of colour to my winter wardrobe, and the best part is that these earrings coordinate perfectly with the pendants in my shop. So, match - or mix and match- away:)

You can find these earrings here and choose your favourite colour to brighten up your day. xxxooo Penny

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

This Thanksgiving weekend is so special to me. I have struggled with many obstacles this year, but in the end, I realize that I have SO MUCH to be thankful for. Thanks to all that have supported me and my business in 2012:)

BIG THANKSGIVING SALE: use coupon code FRIENDS2012 to get 25% off everything in my shop.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Items For Fall!

It's been a while since I've been able to post new work. Major construction and renovation delays have made working in my studio difficult these days, so I am thrilled to have had the chance to produce some new work over the last few weeks (finally!) and get it listed (finally!). The idea for these new necklaces have been running through my mind for quite some time, it was such a relief to actualize them and so satisfying to see them in reality. It's such a great felling when a piece turns out even better than I pictured:)
I do hope that you'll stop by and see all the new pieces being added to the shop this week. xxoo Penny

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back after a little pause.

I'm back to work and to my little blog today after a brief pause in my work schedule during which I was able to take a week with my husband for a little R n R at the beach.

I intended to turn on the computer and jump back into emails, really I did, but my computer seemed to disagree. Nevertheless, this this week just too beautiful to stay locked up, so I took a little time for myself including a little jaunt in the park and took some photos of the Cheery Blossoms. It was just the little kick start I needed to get the creative juices flowing and motivate me into getting some new work done.

Now, back to work! Penny Glass Girl will be filling with all NEW glass goodies this week, but in the meantime, enter "backtowork" in the coupon code at checkout and receive 50% off (yep, off everything!) until Monday.

I hope your week is full of the promises of spring where you are. xxoo Penny.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Today I decided to play a little bit with my camera. I liked the light in my office this morning and chose to snap a few pics of the beautiful roses my husband had delivered. Husband travels frequently - very frequently, so it was a nice little surprise to be reminded of how nuch I like the guy when these showed up.

I buy flowers for myself every week, never roses. I usually go for several different varieties of flowers and create a mix, but these are gorgeous and I couldn't help but squeal a tiny bit when I opened them.

Here are just a few of the pics I shot:

xxoo Penny

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shop Update: Spring Sale 50% Off

I've been recovering from Bronchitis (yuck) this week so haven't been here for a while, but thought I would pop in to announce my latest SALE. Over 30 items are 50% off in including all of these:

Stock up while you can as these are discontinued to make room for NEW WORK which will be making an appearance in the shop soon. xxoo Penny

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shop Update: New Birds

This post is a little late, (I had a total computer meltdown this week) but I wanted to let you know about all the new happenings in the shop this week.

I listed a new set of pendants, these sweet little birds meant to bring a pop of colour to our white wintery days:

These pendants will be sold in seperate listings in the shop and also as a set, great for gifts and weddings:) AS with all new listings, if youput the word "friend" in the coupon code section, you'll recieve FREE shipping when you purchase.

I also wanted to let you know that a BIG SALE will be happening starting this next week to clear some older designs and make room for my spring collection.

I'll list all the details Monday. Until then, I hope you are staying cosy and warm with those you love this week.

XXOO Penny

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Weekend

It's snowy here, finally! So the while the kids are out shovelling the snow (yay!) I'm stayin in keepin warm and bundled. I love the snow, but just to look at from the warmth of the inside. I bought these flowers yesterday as a way to remind us that spring is just around the corner:)
I hope your staying warm and cosy with the poeple you love this weekend. xxoo Penny

Friday, February 10, 2012

Making Today: Napkin Rings

Hello:) Today, I decided to make some new napkin rings for a dinner party we're having with friends tonight. It's a csual BBQ type dinner, so I wanted to keep it light and simple. The napkins, made by my talented friend and fab textile designer, Saskia, are my favourite shade of sunny yellow and feature lovely little brids in various colours.

To make the napking rings, I used some fused glass cabs that I had left over from making some jewelry (but you could used anything with a flat back side for this). First, I glued a pad used to make a bolo style tie (I get mine at a jewelry supply store locally and must say that they come in handy for so many things)and let them set for about 3 hours:

Then, when the pads were set on the back, I threaded some ribbon through the back and flatened the ends down:
Then I tied the ribbon in a loose knot around the napkins and ces't fini!
Now I get to spend the afternoon cooking up some yummy bbq. Hope you get to spend the weekend with those you love. xxoo Penny

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Day Off

Today, I decided to take a day off from work (one of the very best benefits of working for myself:) Instead of lounging around in my jammies, which I was very tempted to do, I decided to make tackle a few projects off my to-do list.

Since tomorrow is friday (yay!) and we are having friends for dinner, I was a busy bee planning my menue and digging up some decor ideas for the table. I love my oak dining table, but I wanted to dress it a little differently tomorrow for a fun bbq. I kind of wanted to dress it down a little, you know, picnic-style to brighten a wintery day. In the end, I decided on this ANNAMOA fabric from IKEA for the table cloth. I think it'll be the perfect addition to our fun casual table:
I'll try and get some pics of the table tomorrow before the festivites. I'm really looking forward to an evening with good friends after a particularly busy week:) xxoo Penny