Friday, June 4, 2010

Fuzzy Wuzzy Fibres and Club updates

It's been kind of a daze after the Handknitters Guild mini wool show last Saturday at the Brunswick Town Hall. There were lots of fibre enthusiasts there and the atmosphere was buzzzzing with excitement and the desire to hug fibres and yarns. It was FULL ON and oh boy was I tired afterwards !! Thank you all for coming and visiting my stall (and telling me to eat something..lol) and snaffling my yarns and fibres. It has been totally awesome and heartwarming!

There is no rest for the wicked though as they say and I immediately had to get cracking for the Bendigo show starting the 16th of July ! This seems like a loooong time away still but believe me it will be there sooner than you can say "let's wash fleeces-dye-card-spin-make art yarn and heaps of batts!' lol No need to say then that when deadlines are closing in, I get all excited and energised :)

I must say though that although I am happy the way things are going healthwise at the moment -fingers crossed- my energy levels and capability of doing large amounts of stuff til the early early hours in the morning ...ahem....has diminished considerably after the uterine cancer, operation and treatments. I am still in the fase of fine tuning all kinds of concoctions to make my body and brain work ..lol...but most importantly I have come to a very important realisation: ask for help, speak up, rest when your body tells you to (still trying to listen to that one ....lol) and most importantly be able to say "no". I have always had trouble saying "no"(and I know I am not alone ..lol). Sometimes it can be very hard to speak your mind and actually say the word NO , especially when you are already under a lot of stress and physically weakened. It is so liberating though! lol...I was very proud of myself when I spoke my mind when I had another visit to the Royal Womens Hospital this monday and the dr wanted to "palm me off"to another one because it was somewhere closer to where I live (she obviously meant well ...) . I said "NO"I'd rather drive three hours and not have to tell my story over and over again and get virtually nowhere than go Dr Shopping. With all this hopping around and testing and poking and prodding I have to say that it is a miracle I get anything done..lol

That ofcourse and the animal kingdom wanting the service to improve at the Ixchelbunny fly through birdseed service station:

On the bunny front: Minne is doing much better! it is really amazing how she has improved! the tumors have diminished considerably and her eyes and face are so clean ! the infection seems to have gone overnight (well that is a bit of an exageration since I have been tending her for 5months..lol). I do have to mention that changing her diet to an even more organic green diet and giving her immune improving herbs (like the mushroom plant, lots of parsley,etc) have done wonders. It is so easy to feed bunnies just pellets because that is was that pet shop says eh..but believe me , there are no pelletes in nature..lol...green is the way to go. On that note :

I have some very nice shiny things for you to look at and some very fluffy Batts as well. I have been working on lots of commissions so no hand spun yarn but I did dye some extremely nice Bamboo yarn (4ply) I had hoped to put on the update. However I have dyed it this monday and it is still damp! It has been frrrreeeeezzzzing cold here though but it does mean it will just have to wait to be put on the blog.

I am starting the sign ups for all the ixchel clubs today !!!!! The deadline for signing up has been put forward to the 28th of June! This will give me the time to prepare it all before going to the Bendigo Show in July and the Goldcoast spin in afterwards. Please let me know if you have any questions okay? You know I am always happy to help/enable and I know we are all doing ittough at the moment but what is life without fibre? :) Become a member of an Ixchel Club and you will not only get a pretty fibre /yarn parcel in the mail every month you will also be supporting a small animal loving unique fibre farm:)
postage rates of AusPost will go up end of this month I just heard So there will be a slight surcharge. I will let you know the total as soon as I get their rates, but the postage cost mentioned here will give you an idea of the cost. I only charge AusPost rates.


Ixchel Fibre Club

The subscription is for a period of three months (April, May and June 2010) and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$20 !
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of **Ixchel Fibre Club** ! Every month you will receive a surprise blend of hand dyed tops and an extra surprise !
Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed special top in July , August and September!

Price to join the **Ixchel Fibre Club #6** and receive your special hand dyed top + surprise :)) for three months is AU$60 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND double and triple serves are available !!! So in short:

For Australia :
single serve $60+$13.95 postage (parcel post)
double serve $120+$17
triple serve $155+$17

For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$60+AU$28 (Airmail)
double serve AU$120+AU$47
triple serve AU$155+AU$47

For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$60+AU$33 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$56.10
triple serve AU$155+AU$56.10

For Asia:
Single serve AU$60+AU$26 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$39
triple serve AU$155+AU$39

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #6 now. **Numbers are strictly limited** ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #6 is June28th ! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid July:)

Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))

Ixchel Funky Bunny Batt Club

The subscription is for a period of three months (July, August and September!) and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$32 . The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even buffalo ! is on the cards for the next funky bunny club!! )

All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of **Ixchel funky bunny Club** ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt and an extra surprise !

Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt in July, August and September 2010!

Price to join the **Ixchel Funky bunny #6** :)) for three months is AU$96 + postage (parcel post or airmail). So in short:

For Australia : $96+$13.95 postage (parcel post)

For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$28 (Airmail)

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$33 (airmail)

For Asia: AU$96+AU$26 (airmail)


If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB#6 now. **Numbers are strictly limited** ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club #6 is June28th! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid July2010:)

Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me : ixchel@rabbit.com.au Ixchel


The Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! july-august-september2010 !!!!

What is the deal? hmmm it is sooo good and fun and *sockaliscious* you just will HAVE to join :)

Here are the details:
Every month for three months you will receive:

1. enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks; (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the **Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB** and will range from a sockweight yarn or a 3ply or a 4 ply);

2. some very nice tea or coffee blends to make your sock knitting even more yummy :)

and last but not least:

3. Every month a new sock pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??! :) I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks extra long :)

Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia :
single serve $78+$13.95 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$17


For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$78+AU$28 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$47


For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$78+AU$33 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$56.10


For Asia:
Single serve AU$78+AU$26 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$39


Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the **Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB!** is JUNE28th! And the first installment is going to be shipped out in the last week of july, last week of august and mid september :)

Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))

By the way: you don't HAVE to knit socks if you don't want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops and WEAVING! ! Anything goes :)

and ...drumrolllllllll...here are this weeks fibre beauties for you to drool over and snaffle :)

Hand dyed Wensleydale tops 100g AU$20



Hot rod sold

Seahorse 1left

Gumnut Magic 1left

Turtledove sold


Banksia Cove sold



Ice Age



Funky Bunny Batts & Waca Paca Batts


Peachy

waca paca batt 106g AU$32

hand dyed alpaca, yak, angora, merino, glitz,Angelina, silk, soysilk




Rainbow Dreaming sold

Funky bunny batt 122g AU$37

hand dyed angora, merino, yak, mohair, silk soysilk, Angelina, glitz


Aquarius sold

Funky bunny batt 113g AU$33

hand dyed angora, merino, yak, mohair, silk soysilk, Angelina, glitz


Emperial SOLD

waca paca batt 143g AU$38

hand dyed alpaca, yak, angora, merino, glitz,Angelina, silk, soysilk

Red Hot Poker SOLD

waca paca batt 83g AU$28

hand dyed alpaca, yak, angora, merino, glitz,Angelina, silk, soysilk

Tempest SOLD

Funky bunny batt 118g AU$33

hand dyed angora, merino, yak, mohair, silk soysilk, Angelina, glitz

Pearl

waca paca batt 141g AU$38

hand dyed alpaca, yak, angora, merino, glitz,Angelina, silk, soysilk

Dates to remember:
Bunny spin in at the Ixchel farm .....Sat June 19th and Thursday June 24th
Bendigo Sheep and Wool show, Flower shed! ......July 16-17-18 !!!

Have a great week !!!!


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2 comments:

Kelli said...

Hi Charly,

I am loving the yarn I bought from you recently! I'm going to buy more as soon as I finish with what I am currently using!

Charly, I am having a terribly hard time finding a new bunny. No one is Tasmania will contact me back. I found one in Victoria but it cost more to have him shipped than for the actual bunny!

If you hear of any can you pass on my details. I cant cope not having a bunny and my kids miss Jasper terribly.

Kelli www.kelliinwonderland.blogspot.com

Take care of yourself :)

Evil McWeevil said...

that bunneh looks like a teensy ewok...CUTES!

gorgeous fibres (as usual) too by the way :oD