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Nov. 30th, 2015

Finished things, for sale and not...

So several years ago, I started the embroidery on this quilt and never finished it until recently. Not only did I finish the broidery, I then put the blocks together and made it into a quilt top. Then I managed to actually quilt it.

It's not perfect, there are wonky parts, but it's finished and the cats, who have taken it over the moment I tossed it across the end of the couch, don't care and love it.

Cat of the month throw quilt, finished.   #nofilter  #catofthemonthblock #quilt #quilting #handsewing #handsewn  #machinesewn #embroidery #embroidered #stitchery #quiltblocks #quiltblock #throwquilt #lapquilt #dantesspirit


After I finished the embroidery of the above throw quilt, I designed and embroidered a quick, small art quilt hanging, along with several hand designed Akita embroidery blocks.

Clockwork, Artquilt


This particular piece is currently for sale here.

I needed more steampunk/clockwork themed pieces for Mysticon next February, so that's what's being worked on now. This is the first of a dozen or so pieces in the works.

Clockwork Compass brooches, in progress   Needs a pinback and the suede cover, then this one is finished.   #clockwork #steampunk #beadwork #handbeaded #pin #brooch #handmade #mysticon #dantesspirit


I'll post photos of each as they're finished, but these won't be put in the shop until March 2016, whatever doesn't sell at Mysticon.

Speaking of the shop, it's Cyber Monday and a great day to help support small Handmade busineses. You'll find lots of items in my shop marked down and on sale, so come check them out!

Such as this lovely 100% Silk Noil handwoven scarf or wrap-

Barfight Aftermath


Barfight Aftermath is available here. There are lots more items, so definitely take a look!


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Dec. 1st, 2014

It's Cyber Monday!

All Kumihimo cuffs- 45% off! Code- CUFF14 at checkout. Expires at 1159pm EST.

http://dantesspirit.bigcartel.com/category/kumihimo-cuffs-bracelets


All Handwoven items- 40% off- code DEC40 at checkout. Expires 1159PM EST on Dec 19th.

http://dantesspirit.bigcartel.com/category/handwoven-items

Happy Shopping!



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Jun. 16th, 2014

Early Summer Sale time!

Out with the old and in with the new! Ok, so some items aren't all THAT old, but, I need to make room for new pieces waiting in the wings. So that means a early summer sale!

Now until July 1st, use 'SUMMER60' at checkout and receive 60% off your entire order! That's right, SIXTY PERCENT OFF.

Remember, most everything is one of a kind, so get it while you can!

Only in the Big Cartel shop!

http://dantesspirit.bigcartel.com/



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Aug. 1st, 2013

20th Anniversary...

Yup, this Sunday, we'll have been married 20 years. And we haven't killed each other yet.

So, to celebrate, I'm running a 20% off sale in my Zibbet shop, now through Monday morning (Aug 5th).

That's 20% off everything, regardless as to when it was listed,how old it is or whether it was already discounted (this is 20% off the sale price of already sale priced items).



So, check it out-

http://www.zibbet.com/DantesSpirit


Happy Shopping!

(Most items purchased today will ship today, after that, all items purchased between Friday and Sunday will ship on Monday).


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Oct. 31st, 2012

Akita Rescue in need

Monday night, Jo, of Big East Akita Rescue, and her family were home with 12 of the Rescue Akitas under BEAR's purview. It was supposed to be the safest place for them during the storm.

But we all saw and heard what happened to New Jersey's coast.

According to Jo, the barrier islands off Tom's River, NJ were gone in the storm surge. Between 10pm and midnight that night, sudden storm surge resulted in 4ft of water in their yard and home. Her husband and 2 teenage kids went into the water to rescue the Akitas from the kennels and bring them to the second floor of their house.

Tuesday morning, they had no power, no running water, no food, heat, etc and the first floor of the house was destroyed. Both vehicles are gone.

Word got out via other Akita Rescue people and is still being spread across Facebook and the internet. Donations have started coming in, via non Akita Rescue groups, Akita owners and others.

The area they are in was and is restricted to emergency personnel only because of the water and down power lines.

They could have left. They opted to stay. For them, the love of the breed is a family thing and they refused to leave the Akitas behind. Many are senior Akitas and Rescue is the best place, next to a forever home, for them.

Boarding for the Akitas has been offered, others are gathering supplies for them, and someone else has a van with a generator waiting for the word that they can go in.

Last word was from today. They have been able to take the dogs out for a morning walk and put a few back in the kennel runs in the garage.

But they still need your help to rebuild. The link above takes you directly to their donation page. Anything you can send will help BEAR rebuild and resupply to help these Rescue Akitas as well as Jo and her family.

To that end, I am running a scarf sale on Artfire. Each scarf has been put on sale. You DO NOT need an account to buy there. Proceeds from each sale will go to Akita Rescue, specificly BEAR.


Even if you can't donate, or don't wish to buy a scarf, at least pass the word.



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Jul. 10th, 2012

Special kumihimo bracelets for a dear to me cause



Find a Cure For Alzheimer's
Kumihimo and beadwork bracelet
6.5" long x .5" wide

Fits wrists 6.5" to 8.5" via adjustable clasp

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These special kumihimo bracelets have been made to help raise funds to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.


The 12 strand braid is handwoven using Ella Rae 70/30 Bamboo/Silk in the Velvet colorway and Pure Pima 100% pima cotton in the White Linen colorway.

They feature hand beaded ends, in peyote stich, using Czech glass crystal silver lined beads, a silver plater lobster claw clasp and silver plated extension chain.

The center of each bracelet has a silver plated and purple enaled ribbon charm, to symbolize support for Alzheimer's research.

100% of the proceeds from each bracelet sold will be donated to my Walk for Alzheimer's Team ( http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage ) , of which I will be participating in on Sept 15th, 2012, in honor of my grandfather, whom we lost to Alzheimer's/Dementia in Sept of 2011.


There are 3 currently available right now. More to be added as I complete them.


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Nov. 28th, 2011

New items for Cyber Monday shopping!



'Aztec Sun' kumihimo and beadwork cuff. First wrists 6.5" to 7" $24.00





'Ocean' kumihimo and beadwork bracelet. Fits wrists 6" to 6.5" $12.00





'Desert' kumihimo and beadwork bracelet. Fits wrists 6.5" to 7" $12.00


There are several other handmade items under $50.00 and a few under $30.00 that would make great stocking stuffers!



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