Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

More Aanraku

Forgot-
Also just in are more of their most popular...
3/4" grinder heads (2/pk)...................... $33.99


Not really, we didn't forget, we just wanted another opportunity to post a goofy pic of Zenia...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Aanraku Stuff

After a seemingly unusual long time, we find some of these popular Aanraku items back in stock and due to a strong Canadian Dollar, now at even lower prices-

1/8" drill bits (2/pk)................................ $15.99
Medium Sized Silver Jewelry Bails...... $15.99 (25pc)
and for fusers-

All metal 4 pc sifters for sorting frit..... $55.99/set
Frit Piston for making grit....................... $59.99

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Have you always wanted to introduce someone else to stained glass? 
Like someone you love? Or perhaps someone you don't?
Do you find others gazing lustfully at your work?
Do you feel the need to have someone separated from others for at least a few hours on a Saturday?
Perhaps you need a Christmas or birthday gift?
Then this one-day course is made specially for that person! 

We are offering a one-day 4 hour class on how to create your own stained glass masterpiece to take home and impress all your loved ones!
All materials are included - glass, patterns, associated materials, bandaids. Heck, we even let you keep and take home your own quality oil-fed glass cutter along with a bunch of handouts and patterns!
Make your own lightcatcher by the end of the day and learn the skills of glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering along the way.
All this for a lousy for  $99.00
Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Go here for dates...

Monday, 17 September 2012

I Started Out With Nothing and I Still Got Most of It Left

How can you not wonder about someone who writes a title to a song like that?
Mikey's latest musical discovery to do glass to, is the author of that song, Seasick Steve- real name Steven Gene Wold.
This guy is the real deal- an American blues musician who lived his life as a hobo for years, hopping trains, who is well travelled, educated and likeable. Steve plied his trade playing beat up old and handmade guitars made out of cigar boxes, hubcaps and broomsticks- not one with a complete set of strings (even plays a 'didleybow'- or a one-stringed guitar!). Seasick has developed a full and rich sound you would never expect could come from the mishmash of instruments he plays.
Some loud and aggressive, some quiet and touching, here's one that fits somewhere in the middle.



Current Hours 


Monday.......................Closed (sorry)

Tuesday .................... Closed (sorry)

Wednesday................. 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday.................... 10 am to 5 pm
Friday........................ 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday.....................10 am to 4 pm
Sunday......................  Closed (sorry)

Yup, open 24 hours (or so, a week)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Store Tour

Figimodo helped clean up the store yesterday, and felt com-pulsed to conduct an informative tour of Fantasy In Glass (located at 703 The Queensway, in the Swiss Cheesed GlassWerks building).
We've posted to Facebook for those that find the need to creep their childhood crushes here. And for those without Facebook (you two there at the back of the room, I'm talking to you), we'll have them up on our website in a few days.

Monday, 10 September 2012


Current Hours 

(effective August 1)

Monday.......................Closed (sorry)

Tuesday .................... Closed (sorry)
Wednesday................ 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday.................... 10 am to 5 pm
Friday........................ 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday.....................10 am to 4 pm
Sunday......................  Closed (sorry)

Yup, open 24 hours (or so, a week)

Friday, 7 September 2012

We Posted This on Facebook, But It Warrants Repeating Here

You know that you might be in business too long if your first employee who just got married wasn't even born when you started.
Long time customers will remember Mikey and Vanna Opal's daughter Tania working the store in the summer and weekends, and her and Zenia also running their FIG Cafe for years on the second floor of the Swiss Cheesed Glasswerks Building, above Fantasy In Glass.
Congratulations Tania and her new husband Sean!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Help, I've Fallen, and This Spectrum Pink Spirit Won't Help Me Up

Weak and disoriented after being away from Mkey and Vanna at Fantasy In Glass (located in the Swiss Cheesed GlassWerks Building), for such an extended length of time, Nicholas faints, and failingly looks for assistance. Apparently he is unaware that inanimate objects are incapable of providing such assistance.
But, such a gorgeous and relatively pricey glass is quite capable of providing help for everyone else by putting it on sale at more than 50% off!
That's right folks!
We have bought a case of Spectrum's SP4941 Pink/Black/White on Clear Valhalla and have put it on sale, while supplies last, at $11.88/ft!

Back At It

Having just recently opened (yesterday) after our 'rrrregular' summer vacation shutdown, Nicholas Picholas seems to have started the day in a somewhat of a strange and lethargic mood. It is only when Mikey catches him trying to nibble on some of the 'new' Spectrum Black Cord (also fusible) that I realize that being away from FIG and the stimulating environment it provides, has made him somewhat unbalanced. 
Don't worry Picholas, a few more days back at work and all will be back to abnormal. As for the Spectrum Black Cord, it is in our bins- just check for the odd missing corner...

Monday, 3 September 2012


Current Hours 

(effective August 1)


Monday.......................Closed (sorry)
Tuesday .................... Closed (sorry)
Wednesday................ 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday.................... 10 am to 5 pm
Friday........................ 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday.....................10 am to 4 pm
Sunday......................  Closed (sorry)

Yup, open 24 hours (or so, a week)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Oh, The Humanity!

Former instructor and close associate of Fantasy In Glass, 'Cupcake' Haff succumbed to cannibalism today