Custom Etched Beer Mug

Just a quick update tonight. Over the last couple months we’ve been putting together our glass etching setup and we’re finally ready to put it to work.  It wasn’t long until we got our first job and we’re happy how they came out. These beer mugs were made for groomsmen gifts, each customized with initials.  read more »


There are lots of ways to get in touch with us about our products.  We have a website, an Etsy shop and a Facebook page but most of the products you’ll see there were dreamed up by us.  Some of our best work is designed by customers.  We do many custom jobs, etched glasses for read more »

Featured in Apartment Therapy: Robot Love

If you follow us on Facebook you might already know that our Valentine’s Day Robot cards were were featured over at Apartment Therapy.   Thanks to them for helping us show off one of the very first designs we made.   Due to the great feature we had a few orders to fill last night so we read more »

Cactus Love T-shirt, hot off the press!

Tonight we’re spending a little time organizing our stock and making a t-shirt for a friend of ours.  This is the Cactus Love T-shirt we have on Etsy, but she wanted it on a black tee.  Remember that we have a stock of t-shirts and colors that we can use, so if you are interested read more »

Hack Pittsburgh Flag

A few months ago we did a flag for HackPGH, the local hackerspace.  It made it’s debut at the first Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire but it now hangs over the shop’s door to help locate the shop for newcomers.   Here it is right before we delivered it. Here is how it flies now!  The read more »

February Shoutouts!

So lately we’ve been lucky enough to be featured on a few blogs and treasury lists. Its great to know about it when our work is being seen and appreciated! For those of you who may not know, a Treasury is a way for Etsy buyers and sellers to publish a list of things they read more »

Custom rubber stamps

When we started Spare Room Workshop, we knew we would have to do something that neither of us are very good at, promoting ourselves. We knew we needed business cards. Getting quality cards printed up at a reasonable price wasn’t a problem, there are a number of online printers that we could use, but we read more »

Website and photographs update

(… and other nerdy things.) I’m spending today tweaking the website, taking product shots and general nerd stuff. Here is a run down on what I’m working on. Website I added an RSS feed to the the website and added it to the site headers for (hopefully) easy integration. Added the Facebook “Like” box that read more »

Tux decal action shot!

Check out one of our tux decals out in the wild! To give credit where credit is due, we didn’t design Tux. It was made with The GIMP, by Larry Ewing. Thanks to him for releasing Tux under a very permissive license. Check it out at Etsy. – Scott

Mustache Robot Inspiration

We just finished our second design for glass earlier this week. We usually call him Mustache Robot, but I got the inspiration for the design from one of my favorite childhood stories. The original idea came from the L. Frank Baum books that came after The Wizard of OZ. I loved everything about Baum’s books read more »