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Claire Martin
Works at Horizontal Designs
Attended James Madison High School
Lives in Virginia Beach
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Gimpy Hooker with a Twist of Lyme
Cute "Lyme" pic from Neen Crochet Just a quick update - we may have found what's causing (or at least exacerbating) my gimpy-ness. I'm putting this out there to both hopefully inform anyone who also struggles with a mystery disease, and account for any big ...
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LAUNCH CONTEST - Yarn, Stitch Marker, Fabric Flowers, Necklace & More!
Starts at midnight tonight!    To celebrate the launch of The Gimpy Hooker Shop on Etsy, we are have a BIG giveaway!!! Two winners, two prizes! And since Valentine's Days is fast approaching, it is love themed! (Enter the contest at the bottom of this post)...
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OMG i wrote a blog post. And found my POTS cause.
This is going to be a long one, just warning you. It only took 11 years, but we have finally found what is most likely causing my POTS. *highkick!* I have not written on here in a LOOOOONG time. Like really written. I just ha...
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Found My POTS Cause. Probably. But Finally.
This is going to be a long one, just warning you. It only took 11 years, but we have finally found what is most likely causing my POTS. highkick! I have not written on here in a LOOOOONG time. Like really written. I just haven't had it in me. Most of you ...
This is going to be a long one, just warning you. It only took 11 years, but we have finally found what is most likely causing my POTS. *highkick!* I have not written on here in a LOOOOONG time. Like really written. I just ha...
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Crochet Pattern Launch Giveaway! The Posey Pixie Hood!
It's that time again! While my amazing testers are helping finalize the crochet pattern, which happens to be one of my favorites to date, it's time for a contest! This is the Posey Pixie Hood, designed with my daughter in mind, inspired both by fairy tales ...
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FREE PATTERN TUTORIAL: How to use fabric flowers with crochet and knit items!
I love crochet flowers, don't get me wrong, but I have absolutely fallen in love with the shabby/vintage style flowers that are so popular. When you combine the two, and add them to a hat, a create a clip for a scarf, shawl, or headband, they are luscious! ...
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Flowers and Rhinestone and Buttons, Oh my!
Wooden buttons in fun prints! I'm so excited to have all this sparkly and colorful stuff stocked for The Gimpy Hooker shop !  Here are some pictures of what just came in: Super sparkly pearl rhinestones HUGE polka dot chiffon flowers swoon Bold Rosette rh...
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ERASABLE Stitch Markers and Sets - Preview!
Erasable backside, "Accio Hook" on the font! THE OFFICIAL GIMPY HOOKER SHOP LAUNCHES ON ETSY NEXT WEEK! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - these are so fun to make! In our new Gimpy Hooker Shop on Etsy , there will be a line of custom themed and beaded stitch marker...
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Designer, Nonprofit Founder/President/Writer
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crochet & jewelry designer, create miniature fairy garden items by hand, floral designer, former published scientist
Employment
  • Horizontal Designs
    OWNER/Designer, 2013 - present
  • Virginia Beach Public Schools
    HS Science Teacher, 2003 - 2006
  • Old Dominion University
    Research Lab Tech, 2000 - 2003
  • Bella Flora
    Owner / Designer, 2006 - 2011
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Virginia Beach
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"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." - YODA
Introduction
Owner of Horizontal Designs (and the Purple Fairy Shop on Etsy), President of Dysautonomia SOS, founder of the Yarnheads Project. Scuba diving marine biologist turned science teacher turned floral designer, now work from my home studio designing crochet/patterns, jewelry, and have major craft ADD. Mommy of 2 amazing kiddos and have a grumpy but loveable husband <3 POTS and dysautonomia fighter.
Education
  • James Madison High School
  • Old Dominion University
    Marine Biology, 2002
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Claire Foust
MTI has had me consistently late for appointments for the last 6 months, or waiting for hours for return from trips. Their crews are nice, but they are absolutely horrible with scheduling and dispatch. Use another company! I just had to cancel a very important test because they just "didn't have a truck to take me" - 30 minutes before my appointment! They just didn't show up. This is not the first time. HORRIBLE!
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reviewed a year ago
We LOVE Epworth! My son started going there at the age of 3, when our family was dealing with my difficult health situation. They nurtured and supported him, and the staff was extremely accommodating and understanding. He felt safe, secure, was learning, and had fun! We moved back to the beach, tried another daycare, and were so unhappy that we now drive him 45 minutes each way just so he can continue to be in the wonderful environment at Epworth. Would recommend them to anyone, and wish they offered Kindergarten :)
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Awesome gluten free selection!! LOVE THEM.
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