Honor, Office Essentials, A Sconce


Earlier this month, I was delighted to receive an email from Uppercase magazine publisher Janine, saying that the Plastic Litter collage would be included in No. 33. Today, while flipping through a lo-res digital preview of the upcoming issue, I was astounded to see it was given a full page! Whoa and wowser. Above is a photo from her newsletter, with action shots of the printing process. Of course all of you are already subscribers, so I don’t even have to go on about how truly worthwhile and inspirational this publication is.


I’m about three-quarters of the way through photographing and writing instructions, kitting and listing the four or five kits that comprise the new Office Essentials line over at MMS+S. Then it will be on to the wall sconce kit, which is through prototyping, yay!


For my birthday, our water heater ruptured and flooded the under-house utility room for $1,750. Other than that rude occurrence, everything was lovely. Thank you! I’m getting back to work now!



10 thoughts on “Honor, Office Essentials, A Sconce

  1. elizabeth s says:

    This Business is GROWING LIKE TOPSY! It just keeps getting Bigger and Better every time you turn around. :D
    LOVE your new wall sconce, Nancy; I think you’re on a Roll!!!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth! Am very proud of myself for releasing this set of kits as a group instead of one by one :) I’m eager to start playing with color and finishes on the sconce. It’s really pretty illuminated or not :)

  2. Jodi Hippler says:

    Congratulations! A well deserved honor for such a creative awareness project! The Office Essentials products make my mini heart flutter – no doubt you’ll sell out fast. Our laundry room pipes once burst, four days before closing the house’s sale. Thank goodness for an excellent insurance company (Pemco) and an only $500.00 deductible! I hope you got a major water heater upgrade because of it!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Much appreciated, Jodi! I am eager to get these OE kits out there.
      Can’t even imagine such a plumbing disaster when selling a house… usually it’s when you have houseguests or a big party planned :)

  3. Barbara W. says:

    A well-deserved honour indeed! (The glossy magazine reproduction makes your piece look very expensive.) Hooray for new office supplies! One of the inhabitants of my dollhouse is writing a TV script and there are pages and photos simply everywhere. Sorry for your troubles – mending/replacing necessary items seems distinctly unbirthdayish. I just hope there was cake to make up for it.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      I am proud and pleased, BW, about the Uppercase inclusion, especially because the production values are so high, and I love the magazine. Good to known about your writer… I’ll add some folios and photo boxes into the line :)
      There will be cupcakes (again) for Maddie’s birthday this weekend :D

  4. Bennie says:

    That desk/office set-up is amazing! And the sconce is adorable. I’m sorry about that water heater – ouch! That’s not my idea of a birthday gift. :0

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Bennie! I was thinking of making a little stamp to add a coffee mug stain to the file folders to add realism ;) I’m *really* wanting to get on to the sconces, but must finish the office kits first. And yeah, a new water heater was not really on my wish list. But hey, hot water is nice :)

  5. Kristine Paper Doll Minis says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! The new office line looks gorgeous in the orange colour! And I’m so glad you’ve made a lamp… whenever I saw your baskets I instantly thought of the Ikea lampshades. Hope all the water has been cleaned up :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      No belateds about it: I celebrate my birthday for a full month :) Thank you, Kristine!
      So glad you like the new office line, and the lamp. I am eager to make them available.
      The home base was quickly secured. Yay for the foresight of sump pumps! I will now include one in every build.

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