Crochet snake toy or draft stopper. Just finished.

I just finished this snake, crochet. It's in my sewing shop for sale, I had to hide it when it was done, my four year old grandson thinks everything I make should go in his room.

Finding empathy

Usually when something happens, I think there's a reason for it. This time, my family is getting exhausted, doing all the things I do on a daily basis. Here I've been doing them while ill, for probably more than a year. They found a few problems this month that I didn't even notice were wrong. From the other side, I am now looking at my daughter with very different eyes. Being laid up for almost a month has been huge. My life is out of control, I'm in constant pain, I have no energy, everything, every little thing, going to the bathroom, is a chore. Today, once again, I spent another hour on the phone trying to get another medicine. The insurance company has shut down my account saying I'm behind in payments. They cashed the check and we all have the information, but the insurance still has a hold on my account. Each time at the pharmacy it comes up as unpaid and not to release the meds. They're holding my meds hostage. Embarrassing and not true. I ended up back in the hospital last week, I couldn't get the meds I needed, went back to the ER-another $150 to check in. I'm so exhausted fighting them, going on hold when all I want to do is sleep. Molly does this several times a week for herself and she always feels like hell. Sometimes, I get frustrated with her, for staying in bed or sleeping late or not being quick enough with getting something done. I'm hoping this experience doesn't fade from my memory once I'm off the drugs. I want to remember to be more patient with her, more proud of her for all she does do, while feeling so awful every single day of her life. I have a whole new view of my daughter, I'm sorry it took this for the insight. This doesn't mean I didn't love her before, I just had no idea the level she was actually working at. I adore my daughter, but now I have more empathy for her too. Molly was my gift when she was born although she always thinks I regret her-never once, ever.

Still working on a free form blanket. Crochet

I'm still working on my crochet, free form, blanket. Figuring out all the patterns is half the fun.

Three stores on ETSY and still going after all these years!

Mary Vogel Lozinak I'm the Pink Flamingo- a simple peddler of the unusual and hard to find. PinkFlamingo61 Unusual rubber stamps, over 200 original designs along with thousands of other fun and edgy stamps. Artisan jewelry. Original art and prints. PinkSupply Peddling vintage oddities and unusual jewelry supplies. PinkSewingRoom Vintage Haberdashery Here's a coupon good in all of my shops, where I always combine shipping! Coupon code: TENPERCENT

Greater Norristown Art League summer art camp Mosaic Project recycled bottle caps

Greater Norrisown Art League Art Camp. For more information about the art league or summer day camps visit our website at Last summer we started collecting bottle caps for our mosaic project in art camp 2015.We had a great response with thousands!! of caps collected.

Greater Norristown Art League Summer Art Camp

This week in camp we're making recycled art. The children range in age from 8 to 11 years old. Boxes, paper tubes, bottle caps, newspaper, take out trays, plastic bottles and other trash, recycled into our robots. One of the robots even has a set of casters headed for the trash attached to the bottom so it rolls around. For more information about the Greater Norristown Art League you can visit the web page at:

Clay faces for art dolls and crafting

The past few weeks I've been working with clay again. My store is slowly filling up with lots of new pieces. I did the SAMA show in Philadelphia and sold several hundred faces and my stock was so low after that it's taken some time to get filled again.