Friday, April 29, 2011

GaGa !! passions & obsessions

GaGa Bunny !! fountain of youth close up

It’s a long lost friend and he’s come back. I have been drawn to watch Glenn Gould and David Helfgott . the common denominator ofcourse is piano, but overall it's passion or even obsession.
I think we are all amazed at watching a true , genius at work, so passionate and yes, let’s face it : strange………
When you do choose a “career” it is weird though that your heart is asked to be in it, but at the same time society asks you to be dispassionate, objective. How can passion be objective?
Let’s just face the fact:we all want to be passionate about something or even more things. Why not? It can be done. It may be hard to live with, but that is the paradigm isn’t it??
Throughout all my life I have felt that time has run out, so much to be passionate about. I have sung, played music, painted, sketched, created, dyed,spun, woven, knitted, designed, written. All with such passion that I forget time, forget to eat, drink , even sleep. Some people say that is why I have not been allowed to create life-the ultimate creation, but I say that is just being nice. Can you tell the Mothers’Day phenomena.. is getting to me? lol
I am still passionate. Passionate about creating music, colours, art and I still get choked up. Passion does that to you. No matter what life is. No matter what life gives … or takes, for that matter.

Isn’t it strange that when you are a woman you are expected to create in only ONE way? I assure you, it is a misconception, just like passion can be objective….NOT! If there is anything that 2011 show you: let it be this: be you ! be unique ! don’t be afraid to be passionate about anything! Or strange for that matter. Shine !!

But anyway, from Glenn Gould to Shine and then ofcourse that path took me straight to one of my favourite actors: Geoffrey Rush, who ofcourse will be playing Captain Barbossa again in Pirates 4 and then I got sidetracked to Pirates…Did you know that there is an International Talk like a Pirate Day? Aye Matey! It is apparently on the 19th of September. Still a way to go, but that will give us enough time for practicing…but there be pirates 4 coming soon on the 19th of May ! Yoho! Yoho! And a bottle of rum… :D

Who wouldnt want to knit some Jolly Roger Socks eh? or maybe even a Capn Jack ? :D Check back next week for some seriosuly FUN pirate sock pattern :-)

Here’s this weeks update. Lots of bunnies and sheep got blinged up for you. Email me , message me on Rav or on FB to put your order in for some!! GaGa Bunny!! Have fun!!!! Carpe Diem! and Shine!

Spindling GaGa

!! GaGA !! Bunny Tops
70% Blue faced Leicester, 20% Glitz, 10% Angora Bunny
100g AU$24

GaGa !! Bunny label

Exclusive IxCHeL blend that will make you go gaga!!!!! Amazing to spin, with just that extra dash of blingy glitz and angora bunny halo. A fabulous spin! Spin it fine, or corespun! Amazing (can you tell I am excited about this? Lol)

Shine ! -2left-

entrelac jumper in the GaGa Bunny Shine colourway

Pieces of Eight -2left-

YaaaaRRRn! -2 left-

Yoho! Yoho! -2left-

Blackbeard -2left-

Scallywag -sold-

Scallywag close up

Cap’n Jack -1left-

On stranger Tides -2left-

Jolly Roger -2left-

Zombies and Mermaids -sold-

Barbossa -sold-

Barbossa close up

Treasure Island -4left-

Fountain o’Youth -2left-

Natural GaGa !! -only 10 left, new stock only available in couple of months!

Email me on if you want to adopt any of these GaGa !! Bunny babies or message me on Ravelry or facebook where I am Ixchelbunny !

More photos of Gaga!! Bunny and more here:

Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-5pm)

Saturday, May 21st
Thursday May 26th

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, please let me now beforehand by email or message that you would like to come and visit so I can prepare the infrastructure and cake ofcourse !
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook there or email me on

Monday 23rd of May
Gembrook Craft group Spin in !!! It’s a bi-annual event so come and visit this year!
Gembrook Community Hall, 9-3pm

Saturday 28th of May
Brunswick Town Hall
Handknitters Guild of Victoria Wool show
An absolute MUST for every fibre fan !

Saturday 11th of June
International Yarn Bomb Day ! Want to get involved in a public Yarn Bombing avction in the Yarra Valley? Come to a bunny spin in to discuss a plan of action , call me or email me or message me on RAV or FB ;-) Start preparing your yarn bomb products people ! and remember : it can be anything: knitting, crochet, weaving, YARN! Tags will be supplied by yours truly ! Join the Guerrilla Yarn Bunny Bombers (GYBBies for short) and if you cannot make it to Yarra Junction, Lilydale or Healesville (we will end at the WHITE RABBIT brewery ) on that day, please make the international yarn bomb day a special one by yarn bombing where you live !
Help make International Yarn Bombing Day happen! The Knitting Ninja is promoting June 11th as a day where all things should be knit. Join the facebook group and find out more: There also a Ravelry page (you must also be signed in to join this):

15-16-17th of July !
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show (with a big dash of Rabbit from yours truly)
see website ;
Woolcraft entries close june 10th. Contact Dot Vallence at the Woolcraft committee for more info or come to one of the Bunny Spin ins to g et your copy oif the woolcraft schedule book.

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show is NOT to miss in this year of the rabbit !
Lots of special goodies on offer, prizes to be won and a super competition of “Bunny dress up”again this year! Make a a statement ! This year there’s a “Rock-a-Billy Bunny-dress up competition”and win a super duper Bunny Spin or Yarn bunny Prize! C’mon be a rockin”Fibre Bunny! You know you want to J
All the preperations are already on their way to make this years Bendi show an amazingly FUN FIBRE EVENT !!!!!

Bunny invasion in Queensland planned again ! @ Mapleton Camp of the Queensland Spinners & Weavers ! More info soon !


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