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Jenifer Simpson
Attended Trinity University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Busting through my sewing projects....
It must have been the floral print on the brown black background that got me. As well as the shirt front neckline and the buttonholes down the front with self-fabric covered buttons, all nicely worked and hard for me to have ...
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Blue Jean Leftover Fabric Become Boys' Room Banners
It was fun using up the leftover blue jean fabric scraps to make banners for two boys' bedrooms. For each letter, I created a simple triangle-shaped pattern and stitched down the sides and created a casing at the top.  I then cut out the letters in a contra...
It was fun using up the leftover blue jean fabric scraps to make banners for two boys' bedrooms. For each letter, I created a simple triangle-shaped pattern and stitched down the sides and created a casing at the top. I then...
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Images That May Influence Something I'm Making
Well, although I said I was going to use this blog for all the sewing and artsy-craftsy things I've been doing lately, I still take photos of stuff that catches my eye that I use for artistic inspiration or to spur my creativity.  Recently, inside the GAO b...
Well, although I said I was going to use this blog for all the sewing and artsy-craftsy things I've been doing lately, I still take photos of stuff that catches my eye that I use for artistic inspiration or to spur my creativ...
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just another craftsy project while the snow keeps us indoors!
I've snipped out a lot of shoulder pads from dresses I've refashioned but can't bring myself to throw them out. So one use I whipped together in about 20 minutes was to turn two pairs of them into pincushions I can use while ...
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Old Light Bulbs Become Christmas Decorations
I'd accumulated some old light bulbs that I didn't want to put in the trash and hadn't found my way over to the recycling center, so I decided to turn them into Christmas ornaments. A quick couple of sprays with the silver spray paint and then I glued on so...
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Kleenex Box Make-Over for Advent
This was a quick make-over of a Kleenex box that had autumnal images on it and just didn't look good now that it's Advent . So I found the Christmas cards from last year and said "hmm what can I do with these rather than THROW THEM OUT AND HAVE THEM END UP ...
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Baggy Brown 80s dress Gets a Make Over from Size 12 to Size 4
It must have been the floral print on the brown black background that got me. As well as the shirt front neckline and the buttonholes down the front with self-fabric covered buttons, all nicely worked and hard for me to have sewn myself (as if I could be bo...
It must have been the floral print on the brown black background that got me. As well as the shirt front neckline and the buttonholes down the front with self-fabric covered buttons, all nicely worked and hard for me to have ...
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Pillowcases become Little Girl Dresses
Well, these are the last two little girl dresses I made out of pillowcases and by now I had got the drill down fast. First I dyed the pillowcases and after drying cut the fabric. Cutting is simple as I'm just snipping off the top about 6 inches so I can mak...
Well, these are the last two little girl dresses I made out of pillowcases and by now I had got the drill down fast. First I dyed the pillowcases and after drying cut the fabric. Cutting is simple as I'm just snipping off the...
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Old Towel Turned Into Kitchen Apron
Well, I haven't put much up here lately as I've been really busy busting through the fabric pile and finishing several big scale sewing projects. One of them was a re-use of a green towel that got frayed out on one end and was really raggedy and headed for ...
Well, I haven't put much up here lately as I've been really busy busting through the fabric pile and finishing several big scale sewing projects. One of them was a re-use of a green towel that got frayed out on one end and wa...
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Turning Old Shoulder Pads Into Something Useful: Pincushions
I've snipped out a lot of shoulder pads from dresses I've refashioned but can't bring myself to throw them out. So one use I whipped together in about 20 minutes was to turn two pairs of them into pincushions I can use while sewing.  I just took the pair an...
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Gingham scraps become lunch bag
Someone saw my blue gingham lunch bag and asked me to make them one so I pulled together some pink gingham and blue gingham fabric leftovers and made this cute little lunch tote bag. It is lined with the pink gingham and has a little pocket on the outside f...
Someone saw my blue gingham lunch bag and asked me to make them one so I pulled together some pink gingham and blue gingham fabric leftovers and made this cute little lunch tote bag. It is lined with the pink gingham and has ...
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Cheapo Chalkboard for the Kitchen
Inspired by all the chalk paint projects on Pinterest, I decided we needed to have a blackboard in the kitchen for lists and notes and stuff.  So I picked up a cardboard-backed picture at a Salvation Army thrift store for $4.99 and lugged it home. After giv...
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Introduction
As "City Viewer" I usually blog a couple of times a month or more about living in the amazing capital city of Washington DC. I also blog about the local neighborhood, cooking, my garden, trips out of town and other things that catch my eye or an occasional rant. Well, it's my blog, ain't it? I reply to most comments so if you have a thought, go ahead! You can follow me on googleplus or @jeniferjs on twitter.com
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Clean well-lit store, friendly staff, loads of parking..such a difference from Home Depot
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I can nearly always find a bargain here in clothing, household or books. The staff have upped their game over the past 6 months, being genererally friendlier and more helpful than last year. Hope it continues!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Possibly the worst medical experience I've ever had. The appt process wasn't very friendly to begin with and it's not like they smile or say hello when you arrive on time or anything like that, or greet you as a "new customer", but it was the treatment by Dr. Fuchs and her colleague that cinched it. No explanations or description of what was going to happen occurred. After two sets of eye tests, including one where Dr Fuchs touched the area around my eyes without telling me beforehand (this is after I've said I've nervous about eye exams!), and because I am very sensitive to having someone poke around my eyes, Dr Fuchs offered to use the pressure meter they use on babies. I said that was a good idea. When she went to get it she couldn't get it to work, fumbling with her fingers all over it. She then handed me off to a colleague without explanation who then proceeded to attempt to put eye drops in my eyes. I said whoa, what's this all about. She then basically said that unless I agreed to have my eyes dilated right then and there, they weren't going to write up my eyeglass prescription and I "didn't have to pay." When I pointed out that the "baby eye pressure device was broken" she said that "that test didn't matter" and repeated that Dr Fuchs "wouldn't see me again unless I had my eyes dilated." I said I would re-schedule for the eye dilation exam as my anxiety level was increasing but after realizing I was being hurried and bullied into tests I did not understand, I left anyway without scheduling another visit. I am now looking for an eye doctor who has taken patient communication courses and whose has staff who don't bully.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
it's fantastic to have a Walmart almost in walking distance/on bus route near where we live in DC and when we visited recently we were pleasantly surprised by the well-lit store stuffed with lots of merchandise, food, wine, beer, pharma, toys, etc. Also, totally wheelchair accessible and very friendly HELPFUL store clerks. They also have selfie checkout machines so you don't have to interact with anyone if you don't want to.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Love it there's parking and I can always find fresh light croissants and sheep milk cheeses and sheep milk yoghurt!
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
Of the three estimates we got this was the best (most detail, reflected what we'd asked for and quoted less $ than the others). They did the work on time on schedule and the way we wanted it done. It was small gutter and pipe repair and it's worked fine ever since. We would call them again for similar work.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
my son with disabilities just started a program here and so far he seems to like the staff and activities
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago