Friday, November 25, 2011

New projects and eyes open !

Only 11 days old, still sleeping and cuddling each other all the time with breaks of high enthusiasm at feeding time. It always amazes me how fast those wrinkly little pink piggies, who are so fragile when they first enter the world, grow so amazingly fast ! after a couple of days you can already see fluff forming and I can honestly say now: they are all looking pretty white ! so chances are that all of these gorgeous bubs are going to be what they call REW or red eyed whites, like their mum.
It is going to be very hard to teoll them apart at the start and especially when we want to keep an eye on them at weighing time so I will mark them with a tiny marker pen to keep track.

Fifi in the meantime has been a very patiet mum although eratic in feeding. Somehow she seems great at giving birth in a very organised and clean manner but come feeding time, she shows a bit of panic (who wouldn’t I may ask with 6 hungry mouths sucking the milk out of you at the same time eh?) but Fifi –when she does finally get herself in position- stands there patiently for about 5 minutes so the lil ones can get their share. Normally mums stand over the nest and feed their babies, but not Fifi. Fifi is a true believer of if you want it , come get it, kind of mum. She stands far away from the actual bed in the nestbox , budges the babies a bit with her head as if to say: Ï’m here, but you will have to put some effort into it babies!” . At the start I had to persuade her to stand a wee bit closer because there were always 2 of ythe little ones who couldn’t jump the queue so to speak and they were not getting enough feed, now , I must say her tactics have really paid off! The babies look very strong, determined _practice makes perfect- and two of them have actually already started opening their eyes !!! just as a comparison: bubbles, buttercup and Bear only started opening their eyes at day 14 and 15 ! big difference!

Anway here are some photos of the cute babies:

11 days old and their eyes starting to open! See? !

wide world of fluff

This week I have super spesh hand dyed tops for sale that will make your mouth water. Get it while you can because ethere is a very very limited supply of this yak camel blend tops ! there are also GAGA belnd tops (Blue faced Leicester- angora bunny and glitz!) and some semi solid sock yarns as well ! this time in bamboo bunny blend !(angora, bamboo, nylon and silk! With an amazing yardage). Also for those of you looking for an extra special gift for a knitter, crocheter , weaver or spinner: I have an amazing gift voucher package available ! Read more on that later on on this blog entry . Enjoy!

Bunny Foster Programme
the IxCHeL Bunny Foster Sponsoring Programme or BunFoSP for short , is still open and there are still bunnies waiting for a wonderful foster parent. For more information on the foster program please visit my blog of 2 weeks ago or email me for information! There are still bunnies waiting for a foster mum or dad.

For photos of all our bunnies and our little fibre farm please visit my flickr photostream: and go to the set Ixchel farm or angora bunnies.

How To Order:
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 !

Christmas Gift Voucher Package

Want to give somebody something special and still let them pick out their fav colour or fibre blend? Well, search no more: I offer an IxCHeL gift voucher package that is so hard to resist you even want to buy one for yourself

Here’s the deal:
AU$25 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised Christmas giftvoucher., free post for the receivers first order in Australia ! and a badge

AU$50 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised Christmas giftvoucher., free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, a bunny photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff in a gift pack

AU$100 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised Christmas giftvoucher., free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, a bunny photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff, yarn and felt in a gift pack!

Bamboo Bunny Yarn

90-100 grams Special Thanksgiving price AU$22 instead of $26 !!!!

Hand dyed semi solid colour ! and 4ply spun with an amazing yardage of 425 meters per 100grams

Sunny Day

Butterfly Bush


Blue Jean



Blue Berry

GaGa !! Bunny Tops Hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester Bunny Glitz (60% BFL, 20% glitz, 10% angora) Tops

100 grams AU$24



Crab Nebula




Venus -sold-


Yak – Baby Camel tops (30-70)
50 grams AU$19 Super amazing to spin and even better to knit and wear ! Feels so soft it is out of this world!!!! Super luxurious !

Ursa Major



Eclipse -sold-

Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-5pm)

There will be BUNNY SPIN INS again in December !! Yeah! AND VERY SPECIAL ONES AT THAT! Please email me beforehand to secure a spot and to let Santa know how many he has to cater for because everybody wiill receive a special Santa gift :)

Saturday December 17th, 11am-5pm
Thursday December 22nd, 11 am – 4pm

Bring a plate to share your wheel or spindle, knitting or crochet, yourself and a smile and have a fun day out amongst bunnies and friends ! Please contact me to secure a spot ! Bunny food like cabbage, bok choi or broccoli is always welcome: the bunnies will cuddle you more for it ;D I have made up parking signs so everybody know where to park on our property.

Saturday December 3rd, 10am-3pm
Victorian Felters Guild
Corner of Highfield Rd and Milverton street-off Toorak Rd, Camberwell/Hartwell in the Hartwell Church Hall
Bunny Talk and Bunny Feting and IxCHeL products for sale ! Exclusive new product not to be missed : feel it to believe it : a super awesome Angorino Pre-Felt (95% organic merino 18micron 5% angora bunny absolutely amazingly needlefelted and ready to be the base of your work of art!!!

Next week:

MINI SKEINS! for hexapuffs or beekeepers or knitting quilt fans)
Great Xmas gift ideas for stocking fillers ! hey and why not hang some hexapuffs on your tree !!!

I am scared to say it, but I have caught the hexapuff bug….I know! I tried to stay away ! I did! But I gave up! So next week! Heaps and heaps of special mini skeins are on offer in very special packages as well !

If you do not know what hexapuffs are or the beekeepers quilt check it out on ravelry or google it: you will be amazed how much fun it is :)

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