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Claire Martin
Works at Horizontal Designs
Attended James Madison High School
Lives in Virginia Beach
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The Dude Hat - A free crochet pattern!
It's finally here! The Dude Hat crochet pattern!  Coordinates with The Dude Scarf free pattern , and is very easy, fast, customizable, and a great last minute gift for the dude (or dudette!) in your life. The stitch combination creates a wavy slouchy kind o...
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Free Men's Hat Crochet Pattern on Friday! (and more)
I'm back! Took a little hiatus, had some medical and personal stuff to take care of, will be blogging regularly again now. Friday
- The Dude Hat free crochet pattern launches! So excited to finally get
this to you - just in time for last minute gifts for ...
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Find Your POTS cause: Lyme Literature Round Up
As I posted earlier, after 11 years of being sick, 3+ of those REALLY sick, like non functional I-can't-take-care-of-my-kids-or-leave-the-house-and-am-in-a-wheelchair-and-bed-sick, I finally found out I have Lyme disease AND the lovely Bartonella (and proba...
As I posted earlier, after 11 years of being sick, 3+ of those REALLY sick, like non functional I-can't-take-care-of-my-kids-or-leave-the-house-and-am-in-a-wheelchair-and-bed-sick, I finally found out I have Lyme disease AND ...
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Claire... I have just found out my 13yr old daughter may have POTS. She has hypermobility syndrome and its a pretty common pairing.. I found your website when searching for info on POTS and scuba diving as my daughter is a scuba diver... Has the POTS stopped you diving at all???
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Ravelry Crochet Pattern Sale!
All crochet pattern are 50% off through Mother's Day as a big thank you to all you amazing Mommy's out there! Code: MDHDS2014 Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/horizontal-designs Enjoy!!!!
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The Gabriella Blanket is now a FREE crochet pattern!
In light of all the new patterns I have coming out - and just because - I'm making The Gabriella Blanket a FREE PATTERN! Named for my daughter, it's made with soft Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn (but you could use any chunky yarn) and can be customized to basic...
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Crochet Magazine Feature of Game of Thrones Stitch Marker Set!
WOW WOW WOW! I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it! My hand stamped (engraved) "Winter is Coming" Game of Thrones inspired stitch marker set is being featured in the upcoming issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine! It comes out on Dec 14th, check out page ...
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Only 4 Days Left! Crochet Lounge Giveaway!
Have you entered this MASSIVE giveaway yet? If not - DO IT!!!!       a Rafflecopter giveaway Win your choice of paid patterns from us, and a ton of other amazing prizes!  PS - have been in the process of moving into my new home and setting up my new studio ...
Have you entered this MASSIVE giveaway yet? If not - DO IT!!!!      a Rafflecopter giveaway Win your choice of paid patterns from us, and a ton of other amazing prizes!  PS - have been in the process of moving into...
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Crochet Therapy
I have been home from the hospital after surgery to have another port placed (a plastic disc in my chest with tubing that runs into my heart) so I can get IV fluids and meds and blood work done without having to deal with yucky veins. After 3 1/2 years of i...
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It's Done! My First c2c Afghan
Am so excited to have finally finished this corner to corner (aka c2c) afghan - it's definitely the biggest project I've done - and I love the way the colors turned out!I attempted to create a Moroccan jewel tone style - the jury is out on if that worked! I...
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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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Occupation
Designer, Nonprofit Founder/President/Writer
Skills
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 kids <3 POTS, Lyme, and dysautonomia fighter.
Education
  • James Madison High School
  • Old Dominion University
    Marine Biology, 2002
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Female
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Single
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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!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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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reviewed 2 years ago
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Awesome gluten free selection!! LOVE THEM.
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