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Kirsten Houseknecht
Works at Fabric Dragon/fabric Dragon designs
Attends The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Lives in Philadelphia
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new update  on Wayne's health and  fundraiser
My husband, Wayne, has diabetes.  He takes two types of insulin every day to  control his blood sugar, plus a number of pills. He has other medical issues as well, but his insulin is the  most expensive medication he takes. He is disabled, and on medicare.  Every year we start with only horribly...
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Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family? I remember. My father (who just...
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“My neighbours blocking the path again, why don’t you lot f***in’ ever do anything about it ? …. If you don’t sort it, I’ll f**in’ sort it myself !!!” And so began the opening gambit to yet another...
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i JUST got started doing Zumba... so thank you for letting this two left feet  beginner have some clue  what to do (at home at least)
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The Vermont senator draws more than 11,000 people in Phoenix.
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As McCain languished in prison, Trump was partying it up in Manhattan.
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yes based on the kids rhyme
dear me...
NSFW, juvenile humor, etc etc
and dmn it its CATCHY
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she's awesome. if i lived ANYWHERE near her i would so be going to her as a PT
I’ll cut right to the chase: The best diet to lose weight involves never dieting again.
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Introduction
I am a textile geek, who has probably tried every art and craft you can imagine.  I make custom jewelry and sell textile and jewelry supplies.
 I finally went to college as an adult student, studying Fashion Design.
 
 

 
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I had a 4.0 for 2 years in college and am now standing at a 3.8... despite having an undiagnosed learning disability throughout much of my education. i was diagnosd as a HS senior with Dyscalculia. I also had seizures and other medical issues that were not diagnosed until late. so basically i survived High School, passed by the skin of my teeth, albeit with a bit of PTSD...
Education
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
    BS, present
  • Strayer University
    BBA, present
  • Springside School
  • Miquon (now the Crefeld School)
  • Philadelphia HS for Girls
    1984
  • Drexel University
  • Community College of Philadelphia
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Female
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Other names
Kirsten Pickering
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Jewelery maker, crafter, teacher of arts and crafts, wife, and full time student. sometimes in that order but not usually.
Employment
  • Fabric Dragon/fabric Dragon designs
    owner, present
  • Aphrodite's Dove Inc
    President, 2003 - 2006
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Philadelphia
while this is a specialty shop for bows (which is serious business for string players) she does other repairs also... very personable, and lovely little shop
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
i am an adult beginner, BUT in addition to my own violin, which i took here to be repaired, i also run a private charity project (not tax exempt) refurbishing cheap yard sale and Craigslist finds for needy students. Most of the repairs i do are just new strings and very very simple stuff, but i started needed a real luthier for some... had some interesting bad adventures...... then i got referred to Golden Violin. Harry is an angel.. telling me what repairs were the bare minimum for affordable playability... what was optional (if nice) and telling me where i could shave some costs....so i could donate these instruments ... my personal violin came back from him sounding 100 times better! i have since had to take a poor repair job from another luthier to him also... PS walking into his shop is enough to make s string lover start drooling...
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I had a rather unusual need for "turnings" of metal for an art project. (think steel wool) and i called several scrap metal dealers and recycling centers to try to find out where i could get this. This was the first place that even knew what i meant. In fact they already supply many local artists. they were without a doubt the most helpful and friendly folks i have dealt with in my search for "unusual" art materials. while i was there i saw their more usual customers coming and going dropping off broken items, old fans, refrigerators, and scrap from buildings and demolition. they were prompt, courteous, and helpful to everyone i saw.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Let me state the one good thing first: they have more banjos in stock than anyone else in the region. so if you want hands on comparisons , yes it may be worth it. customer service is just horrible, unless you get the one nice lady there. repairs. oh boy.. no. just NO. i took my violin to be repaired. i was given a quote of $150-280 depending on what needed to be done. what we knew about was it needed: new bridge, new tuning peg, and repair to a crack on the top of the instrument. i was charged the maximum of the quote... and the peg is scratched and improperly shaped, the bridge was not replaced and the crack was shoddily respired and it re opened when i got it home and played for just a few minutes. i suppose i should have realized when all repairs are "cash only", even though they take credit cards for purchases. (by the way, all sales are final) now i have to pay a GOOD luthier to fix it. oh, to add insult to injury when i called to tell him the repair had failed, he trash talked my luthier, kept explaining HOW he had fixed the crack (dude, i don't care how you did it.. it re opened!) and kept interrupting me.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
a great pity, because i used to eat there all the time. the food was at least good, and up until my last visit i would have given it a decent rating, but sadly not any more. This restaurant violated state and federal law by refusing service to a disabled patron (me) when i came in with my service dog. I had even called ahead to tell them i had finally gotten my service dog, and was told it would be no problem, but when i arrived i was told that i was unwelcome. i was actually told, in violation of the law, that THEY could decide what disabled people could come in. i showed them the law, gave them a card with the Department of Justice information on it.. i even mailed them the PA state attorney generals hand out on the law. nope.. disabled people unwelcome. given that my father is deaf, and has had a Hearing Ear service dog for about 10 years now, i only wish i had known how they treated the disabled before.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago