Friday, November 26, 2010

Busy bees

Walnut trio: young walnuts in the making

The Cockatoos are here again..they have perfect timing: they know exactly when the walnut tree is starting to bear fruit. The little buds have now grown into tiny walnuts and it won’t be long before they are under attack. The walnut tree is huge, is amazing and too big to put netting over so I did train Jazz, our bunny dog, to go into bark and attack mode everytime I say “white bird!!”or better still if she sees one landing on the veranda. Lately Jazz has dropped off a bit though…she has reached the age of 7 dog years now and it shows: she sleeps a lot, a bit slow and her face has become grey. Everytime we have people over, especially on bunny spin in days , she reaches a high level of excitement and wants to greet and talk to everybody. The sweetheart.

Jazz guarding some of my newly hand felted eyeballs for some more Art Yarn ;-)

This week has been super busy with getting all the fibre clubs, sock yarn clubs and funky bunny batt clubs sent out AND I have been doing heaps of spinning. I have finished an IxCHeL art yarn I call sugar and spice. Lots of new techniques like adding buttons too big to fit through the spinning wheel orifice and adding gorgeous shredded or cut up fabric and heps of bling ofcourse. They have come up very nicely and reminds me of Xmas. I did plan to finish my magic mushroom art yarn and had the funky bunny bling baat all made up and all the accessories to add to it organised, but I am afraid I ran out of time..what a, I will have another art yarn on offer again next week.

There has been a lot of spinning : more natural MINK!! On offer ! yeah!!

Last but not least a wonderful blend of Baby Camel and Yak tops that are so soft and amazing to spin it is like holding a cloud !

So without keeping you on the edge of your seats: get ready to drool and snaffle! There is only a small supply of …so please contact me by email ( or on where I am Ixchelbunny or even message me on where I am also known as Ixchelbunny. Drum roll !!!!!!!!!! here is this weeks fibre update !!!!!

Have a great week !
((hugs)) Charly

Camel Yak Tops – hand dyed
80% baby camel 20% Yak AU$19/50grams

Oxygen reactive species -sold-
(hand dyed with natural dyes and landscape dyes combined)

Gobble Gobble -SOLD-
( natural dyes: walnut, indigo, mushroom,cochineal lichen

Glee -1left-
(natural dyes: walnut, indigo, mushroom,eucalypt+ lichen)

Indigo Child -sold-
(natural dyes indigo and walnut)

Cookie Monster -sold-
(natural dyes: cochineal, madder and indigo)

hand spun IxCHeL Art Yarns

hand dyed and hand spun 70% 18micron merino, 10% angora, 20% tencel, gold thread, gold embossed fabric and lot sof buttons!

+/- 380 meters per skein ! and a whopping +/-190grams each ! AU$55

Sugar and spice 1

Sugar and spice2 -sold-

sugar and spice 2 close up -sold-

Hand spun pure MINK yarn
Animal friendly, the down was harvested animal friendly by combing the minks once a year..good karma mink
110meters /50grams AU$27
Last chance to get your MINK on for Xmas !

Natural hand spun MINK! yarn -only 6skeins left!-

Mink with kit

Thanks heaps for your support and have fun!


Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm:

Saturday 18th of December and Thursday the 23rd of December
Bring your wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting and a plate to share with everybody. There is cake and coffee and tea and a lovely bunny to cuddle and lots of fibres and yarn!) very important ! Please let me know beforehand by email or message that you would like to come and visit so I can prepare the infrastructure and cake ofcourse !

1 comment:

waterfall said...

In childhood, DA would take us out to the undeveloped Lake edges. Here he taught us to 'get the noise out' of ourselves, our inner being, so the animals would not scatter. Often, he would assist us to sneak up on the mink families at play! Delightful! They liked sliding down a muddy bank into the water! Love your mink yarn, and photos!