Life has gone almost back to normal. Normal meaning, no heartbreaking casualties due to the calici , no heartwrenching catastrophies healthwise (except a stupid flu but hey, that’s just annoying..lol). Paul and I even went to the movies on his day off on Monday (a yearly thing..yes we don’t get out much..lol).
The Super eight as I call the 8 remaining bunnies now are doing fine. All including Spot are eating like little piggies and back to their normal selves. The only thing that has dramatically changed is the social behaviour of Elvis and Topping (daughter and surrogate mum). They seem to always be trying for the Top Bunny position for Bunny Queen that is and just do not get along anymore. No blood but there have been some serious battles in which Elvis and Topping are to be seen jumping up against each other or over each other to show their superiority. Elvis is really the only one who has suffered a bit : normally the bunnies groom one another. Now offcourse with the cold war going on, Elvis misses out on a face wash. One of her eyes has started to water a bit after trashing around and there is now a wee bald spot close to her eye because she just cannot stop rubbing it. Now that Topping refuses to clean her rivals face, guess whose job it is now? Yes, you got it, me.
So, this week has pretty much gone back to normal. The cages are all cleaned. The empty caged taken apart totally and standing outside waiting to be sanitised, the whole bunny bunker is sooooo empty….compared to the hustle and bustle that was going on before the disaster struck.
I have had a lot of support from so many people and so many care packs sent my way: it warms my heart and I am so so grateful to know you..yes you know who I mean.! I have offcourse also picked up some disturbing gossip on my radar. Basically the same as what happened after my cancer diagnosis 18 months ago. Although I am absolutely open about everything that is happening, some people obviously are thinking these disasters on its own are not enough and want to add some fuel to it, like:
1. oh she is dead (no Im not! I type, I spin, I knit , therefore I am)
2. she is selling up (selling up what? My brain? Naaah)
3. she is getting a divorce (if Paul wanted to leave he’d done it 18 months ago, besides his life would be too dull without me..lol)
4. she is having a nervous breakdown (yeah right, listen, if I didn’t have one after the last bout of disasters, chances are I am immune to it…heartbreak ad sadness does not mean nervous breakdown, it means you have a heart and are not afraid to use it.)
5. she has no animals left so she has no fibre anymore! (as if we don’t plan and process ahead…lol)
6. she wont be going to Bendigo (yes I am going, and with even more fire and fluff than last year AND fighting for bunny rights..)
7. oh she wont be goin to Mapleton camp (yes I am! I am doing two workshops there, selling lots of fluff, yarn and batts !!! enabling heaps of fibre fans AND having a great relaxing time, stuffing myself with the great food you are served about 20times a day there..lol)
8. etc etc etc
So you see, I am still pretty much still here, fired up and preparing so much for the Bendigo show and Mapleton that the studio AND the living room are slowly but surely filling up to the brim ! Don’t ask me how I am going to get it all in the 1 car. I may have to apply for a Tardis..yeah! wouldn’t that be cool!
I won’t let you wait any longer for this weeks update! Here it all is! You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or message me on facebook or ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny. I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.
Thank you so much for your help and support !
Blue faced Leicester Bunny Seaweed Tops (70% Blue faced Leicester, 25% Seacell or seaweed, 5% angora)
Bfl bunny seaweed Classy Zen -sold-
Shiny, lustrous. Long staple with heaps of crimp. Luscious to spin !
50+gram luxury balls- 190 meters per 50grams - AU$17
Only two more weeks left to secure your club spots ! So, here is the information for all the club memberships again:
The subscription is for a period of three months 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 !
Price to join the Ixchel Fibre Club 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+$18 postage (parcel post)
double serve $120+$21
triple serve $160+$33
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$60+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve AU$120+AU$60
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$60+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$58
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 #10 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #10 is JUNE 30th ! 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
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 ;-D
At the request of so many fibre fans and bunny lovers I am starting this thread so that everybody who wants to join the 10TH funky bunny batt club can put their name on the list.
The subscription is for a period of three months (july-august-september!) 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 quiviut 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 july-august-september 2011 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny #10 :)) for three months is AU$96 + postage (parcel post or airmail). So in short:
For Australia : $96+$18postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$35 (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 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club #10 is JUNE30th! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid JULY 2011 :)
IxCHeL Sock it to me yarn club
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. 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+$18 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$21
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$78+AU$35 (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
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 JUNE 30th ! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid July 2011 :) 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 :)
Email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to adopt any of these Yaaaarns! or fibres : message me on Ravelry or facebook where I am Ixchelbunny !
Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-5pm)
All bunny spin ins are cancelled due to the calici virus outbreak until September ! I will let everybody know through this blog and Ravelry when the spin ins will start again, probably in September.
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook there or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au
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
Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show is NOT to miss in this year of the rabbit ! Now more than ever!
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 and everybody who spends over $50 to support the IxCHeL fibre farm will have a chance of winning amazing prizes !
Also there will be petitions to sign and buttons for sale to support the cause of making this world a better and safer place for our pet and rare breed rabbits.
All the preperations are already on their way to make this years Bendi show an amazingly FUN & EXCITING FIBRE EVENT !!!!!
Bunny invasion in Queensland planned again just after Bendigo ! @ Mapleton Camp of the Queensland Spinners & Weavers
Mapleton Camp July 22-24 !
Contact the QSW&FA if you want to be part of this awesome weekend of fun !! I will be doing workshops on Art yarn (my nip ‘n’tuck special and Jewellery Sculpture Art yarn)
RABBIT ON !