Friday, April 1, 2011
Time is a Big Boomerang
It was terrible! I had to find a pair of shoes and there was no shop around that had them. I was a teenager and a huge fan of rock-a-billy, actually everything from the fifties (the 1950s !lol) and was making petticoats with miles and miles of tule, skirts that looked absolutely fabulous when twirling and dancing. Shoes however from that era were hard to find unless you were in a big city and close to an op shop where you were lucky enough to get some in your size. I still remember this clearly because it was only 6 months later that I noticed that the flat pumps that I wanted, were getting fashionable..again… and that was in the 1980s !
I did it all: high hair, rock a billy dance comps : I even won second prize in a dance event with this athletic guy I had never met before but who pushed me on the dancefloor because I looked the part with my full blown petticoat and dress and hairdo..oh and the shoes ofcourse. I think it was at an Elvis convention / rock a billy thing. We won 2nd prize and he let me keep the prize: an Elvis record…and walked away. I never even knew his name ;-)
I love the music even started singing in bands : yes with the high hair and the petticoats..where are those photos? lol I was listening to ABC radio and in between all the chat there was a song that caught my attention and put me right back in memory lane: big bad handsome man by Imelda May. It wasn’t only the music, the style but her voice is amazing. I got pulled in-again- so there: time is a boomerang. I feel like I’m in a time warp..lol…although I absolutely know for sure that I will definitely will not win 2nd prize at a rocknroll dance competition anymore…rofl..
I still love the clothes and just looking at what is happening in the fashion scene : have a look at Hell Bunny dresses : rock a billy with a twist! Love it! ( http://stores.ebay.com.au/Tragic-Beautiful or www.facebook.com/pages/Hell-Bunny/10150089927335484)
This week, apart from listening and singing with Imelda has been filled with lots of fibre preparation, dyeing and spinning (and making soap and making an organic safe washing liuid that is fab for all fibre and clothes and dishes I might add ! more about that in later blogs) Here’s this weeks update AND the information on all the IxCHeL clubs (fibre, yarn and Batt clubs) that will start in April. Sign are still open until the end of the month! so if you want to receive a wonderful fibre, yarn or batt parcel every month let me know ! Sign ups end this week !!!! Email me , message me on Rav or on FB. Enjoy !
IxCHeL Club Sign Up information
(Sign ups end THIS week so hurry!)
Fibre Club #9 (april-may-june)
here is all the info for the fibre club sign ups : The subscription is for a period of three months (april-may-june 2011) and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$20 or more ! All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of Ixchel Fibre Club !
Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed special top for three months! Price to join the Ixchel Fibre Club #9 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) 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+$15 postage (parcel post) double serve $120+$18 triple serve $155+$18
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$60+AU$32 (Airmail) double serve AU$120+AU$50
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$60+AU$38 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$58
For Asia: Single serve AU$60+AU$28 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$39
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #9 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #9 is this week! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid april:) Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))
Ixchel Sock it to me yarn club April-may and June 2011
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: 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); 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+$15 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$18
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$32 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited !
Deadline for signing up for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! is this weekend! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid april 2011 :) among the yarn blends on offer this time will be an amazing handspun 4ply blue faced leicester bunny sock yarn and some other awesome yarns?) ;-))
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 ! Anything goes :)
the funky bunny batt club #9 (april-may-june)
Here are all the details and just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side. The subscription is for a period of three months (april-may-june!) and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$32 or more .
The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even buffalo and wolf this time ! 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 ! Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt in april-may-june 2011 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny #9 :)) for three months is AU$96 + postage (parcel post or airmail).
So in short: For Australia : $96+$15postage (parcel post) For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$32 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$38 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$28 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB#9 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club #9 is this week!
And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid April 2011 :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me : email@example.com
Hand dyed CamelBunnySilk Tops (50% Baby Camel+5% angora bunny+ 45% Mulberry Silk)
Super soft and a luxury to spin! A unique IxCHeL blend ! A fabulous top that not only gives you a super softness that is out of this world but combined with the silk that is blended all the way through it is an easy spin and gives it a super lustre! C’mon, resistance is futile ;-)
Big Bad Handsome man
I’ll go with the Psycho
Johnny got a Boom Boom
Hole in the boat
Hand dyed and handspun Kid Mohair
A funky curly whirly soft yarn with amazing lustre and wil be so fun to make into something special ! Donated with love by Edwina and Bluebell
Oopsidaisy and love tattoo together
a Heap of Eternity a blend of dusky purples and mossy greens that look absolutely dreamy together.
169grams Yardage +/- 180 meters AU$56
love tattoo 185 grams of classy blacks, greys with a dash of deep coffee brown
yardage: +/- 180 meters AU$56
Oopsidaisy 185 grams of sexy plum reds with a dusky purple accent
yardage: +/-180meters AU$56
APRIL 1st SUPER SPECIAL !!!!!!!
Listen up for this one: This weekend is your chance to buy a one KILO cone of cashmerino yarn, made in Australia from Australian Cashmere + super fine merino (30/70) laceweight, +/- 1 ply. Natural and organic fabulous yarn to work with as was showcased in YARN magazine a few issues ago with the Energy Wave Shawl pattern.
Normally the RRP iks $129 per kilo, now in honour of a bunny Easter celebration you can get your hands on one for $49 !!!! yes forty nine dollars and it is NOT a joke!
The cashmerino yarn is great for fabulous lace knitting ! and don’t forget it is fabulous to ply with to make your yarns go further or make funky art yarns (wrapping etc)
Cashmerino Cone deal : don’t miss out. Deal ends Monday 9AM !!!
Grab yours now !
no, the divine choc bunny is not included ..the choc bunny is all mine ;-)
(well, that is if I am quick enough otherwise Paul will beat me to it..lol)
Email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au if you want to adopt any of these babies or message me on Ravelry or facebook where I am Ixchelbunny !
Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm:
Saturday April 16th Thursday April 28th
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 Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au Thanks heaps for your support !
Monday , April 18th
Doncaster and Templestowe Spinners & Weavers Spin in Day
“Celebrate the year of the Rabbit”
10am-2pm The Upper Hall at Templestowe Uniting Church, Woods street, Templestowe. I will be doing a bunny talk and a very nice way to get information on angora bunnies, their care and their fibre. You will also be able to get close and personal with an English angora rabbit that will get a haircut AND last but not least: there willl be heaps of fibres and yarns and Batts for sale as well ! Don’t miss out and RSVP Pat of the Doncaster + Templestowe spinners and weavers by april 11th.
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 action 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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Yarn-Bombing-Day-June-11th-2011/104441312968198 There also a Ravelry page (you must also be signed in to join this): http://www.ravelry.com/groups/international-yarn-bombing-day.
The BENDI PARTY is ON!
15-16-17th of July !
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show (with a big dash of Rabbit from yours truly)
see website www.sheepshow.com
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 !!!!!
RABBIT ON !