You have to put your passion above everything. When the passion goes and you start thinking: “Oh I HAVE to do more dyeing..yuk!” then you have to STOP! And do something else.
All of us who love fibre and yarn are in this together. It is not who we exclude, it is who we INCLUDE. It is not how we shut ourselves off , or fearfully put protective barriers up on what we do that defines us, it is how we share and how open we are to others, that does. This, by the way, does not only apply to fibre, spinning, dyeing or craft. It applies to everything in our lives. What brought this on you say? Easy: I have made a decision some time ago to be open, to share with the world. It started when I decided to start the IxCHeL fibre farm but then when adversity hit me, when I was diagnosed with uterine cancer 18 months ago, even more so. I shared my life with all of you and I now know why: because I cannot possibly separate “me” from what I do , I cannot separate the things I make from the passion inside me. And I have been blessed, because I know now, that having this attitude to openness and sharing, is giving me so much back.
So, thank you all so much for everything ! It is your love that shows through in what I do ! I could not possibly do what I do without you.
So, what does it come down to? I suppose it is passion more than anything really. Keep the passion alive and love what you do and accept that it will take over your life. Talking about that: I am very lucky to have a super supportive husband who not only has to live with me but also with tonnes of fibres and yarns that totally take over the house this time of year. Tops drying in the living room, spinning wheels , niddy noddies, bobbins of fluff everywhere, yarns dyed and drying, labelling, badges….This is not even talking about the bunnies !
Well, better get to this weeks update so I can go Batty again this afternoon (otherwise I will keep on talking and talking..well you know me….lol)
Todays offering is the (in)famous CameBunnySilk tops ! It has been such a long time since I put this blend up for sale and I had a great time dyeing it: the fibre takes the dye beautifully , has a gorgeous aura about it and above all is so soft ! Enjoy this weeks update !
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.
This weeks’ offerings are the last before the big Bendigo Show ! So all of you who cannot make it to the show or at Mapleton this SHOP update of Friday the 8th of July will be the last one for July to stock up on your bunny fluff. I will try and post updates on the show and mapleton while I am on the road ofcourse so keep in touch via flickr, facebook and ravelry !
Thank you so much for your help and support !
CamelBunnySilk (50% baby Camel, 5% angora,45% Silk )
50g AU$19 Amazing to spin with gorgeous sheen . Heaven to spin and felt. An absolutely awesome blend and exclusive to the IxCHeL Fibre farm !
Email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to adopt any of these 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 out break 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 !