Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yup, Monthly Sales are Back

A gruesome, unflattering picture of Zenia is our way of announcing that the new Monthly Sale is now up.
I'll let the picture do it's work.
October Sale can be found here.

Just in Case You Need One

A great basic tool kit that even includes the best glass cutter on the market!
For you, for a friend, even an undeserving family member...

Picture is clickable to enlargen...

Everything in the Box Is...

With well over 15,000 sale squares in our racks, and more coming tomorrow and next week from the U.S., we felt that perhaps a little organization might be in order.
So... next time you're in, you'll find boxes pre-sorted and filled with sale squares that are only reds, only greens (guess Christmas is coming), only Baroque textures, only Clears, only Honey Opals and so on.
And of course, buy 5... get 1 free, buy 9... get 2 free, buy 12... get 3 free...

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Some New Stuff Just In

Glass Organizer under 20 bucks-

core drill bits (4 sizes!)-

coarse drill bits- 3/4" and 1/4" -

Grinder Foot Switch-

Monday, 27 September 2010

We Might Be Back

Yesterday, someone approached me and told me that enough is enough and that this blog thing has to continue onward, unabated and with the same velocity and veracity as it has for many years.
I was touched that mom actually noticed (but sadly, not Gary Brown...).
What excuses can I offer?
After returning from a three week shutdown of the store, we’ve been a little preoccupied with restocking for the upcoming season, Several shipments have just arrived from the U.S. as well as whatever little supplies we’re able to secure from our OOCSGS (our One and Only Canadian Stained Glass Supplier)(although they have made some promises and we’re hopeful- they’ve offered to supply us with over 100 Rat Packs from Spectrum and Kokomo to fulfill part of your demand for good quality glass at great prices).
Is this a valid excuse for not writing for well over six weeks?
I've got opinions. I’ve even got some thoughts. Thoughts about the current state of our industry, but I decided not to write anything because I just wasn't in the right mood.
But I am blameless.
You see, the cool, crisp Alps mountain air and the odd occasional recreational beverage has made me complacent and soft.
I now love everyone. Even our OOCSGS, and Bullseye, and Spectrum. And Uroboros, and Youghigheny! My vigor and passion to fight has been blunted.
So I’ll wait.
And watch.
And listen.
When writing a blog, content is important, but the mood and feel is key.
How do the words flow together? Are my readers becoming involved?
Do I get them excited?
With the ability to labour over phrasing, thesaurus at hand, to literally use the best word in an entry, I sometimes strive for perfection, and perfection is always subsidiary to feel.
It’s like meeting someone beautiful who has nothing to say? You lose interest almost immediately.
I want to be that ugly person who rivets you.
And that’s why I have not written for awhile.
Until now.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sporadic FIG Button Design

Do you do stained glass?
How about fusing?
Does anybody know you do? Your friends? Family? Parole Officer?
Then you better get one of Fantasy In Glass's official glass related buttons- new ones appearing sporadically (we're not sure)! Just check the blog.
Here's #7.
Only $2.88 each
Shipped anywhere in Canada for a lousy $5.44 (taxes included)!