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