Friday, April 27, 2012

The Bunny that cried Wolf !


Once upon a time there was this bunny that tried and tried its best to do the right thing: it worked very hard to get more bunnies together for a show and they all spun and knitted up a very very big scarf made of beautiful bunny fibre. And it was special and long and warm . It was so special that it even won the world record ! All the bunnies wanted the special scarf to bring joy and happiness even more than just being a scarf so they wanted to auction the scarf off for a good cause: to help the cancer council . Every week after the world record scarf event at the Sydney Royal Show this bunny mentioned on her blog that the world record scarf was going to be auctioned off…and every week she had to say, sorry, but it is definitely next week!
Well, people, I still haven’t heard back from the Cancer Council I’m afraid to say so this is yet another week that the auction is not going live. A brilliant example how a good idea can be sabotaged and delayed by rules and regulations , and that in a lot of cases it is much better to be small, do your thing and make it happen. So to make it short: no auction again this week and I am not going to cry out Wolf again by saying hopefully next week. I’m at the mercy of the Cancer Councils event planners so I guess I will just have to be patient….Patience is not really what I am good at though. Which is strange because most people that see me spinning or doing what I do, say to me “oh you are so patient! Look how much patience you must have to do these crafty things!”

Anyway, Talking about patience ..I have been madly dyeing and spinning up a storm this week again not only for todays update but more for the Handknitters guild Victoria Mini Wool Show on the Saturday the 28th of April: TOMORROW!!! I so wanted to do lots more but you can only do so much in so little time. It is super CHAOS here ! with wool, fleeces, yarn, spinning wheels and fluff flying everywhere, waiting to be packed up for the big event !
The whole house looks like a laundry at the moment as well, because it just has not stopped raining ! at all! I was even thinking about ordering Noah’s Ark the way the rain was belting down. Luckily it was cold as well so the wood heater was put to action ! there are clothes horses everywhere and people who come to our bunny  spin ins and see our house, know that we do not have curtains but we do have curtain rods, for obvious reasons: to hang rovings and tops and yarns to dry !
I must admit it actually looks pretty good when you are looking at a window full of colourful tops. Who needs curtains eh?

This weeks inspiration of names was Pauls Footy adventure: while playing Australian Rules Football with his Woori Yallock Team last Saturday he had a bad headclash. Just below his eyebrow there was a gash and so everything started to display these gorgeous colours …He’s fine now, but the bruise and scar are still pretty much there .... So here’s to boys playing sports ! lol

Pauls Footy Purples (don't try this at home!) and no I did not hit him! lol

Have fun snaffling and creating ! Enjoy!

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 !

Camel Bunny Silk Tops

Ingredients: Baby Camel 40%, Mulberry Silk 50% and angora bunny 10%
50+ grams AU$19

A wonderful luscious top to spin and felt. Hand dyed , this blend is amazing to work with!

Burgundy Bruise

Earth Calling

Bruise Cruise (SOLD)

Fields of Honour

And the rain comes down

Kapow !


Evolution of a Bruise SOLD

Head Clash

Footy Purples

Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!

Saturday May 19th, 11am-4pm and
Thursday May 26th, 11am – 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 as well ! : the bunnies will cuddle you more for it ;D

Saturday April 28th, 10am-3pm
Mini Wool Show of the Hand knitters Guild Victoria

Brunswick Town Hall !!!
 Don’t miss it! It’s going to be Fabulous Fibre Fun !
New yarns, blends and fibres and BADGES ! Exciting !!!!! And there's more! A super special yarn bin (come early!) and ....when you spend over $100 you have a huge chance to win yourself a $200 value fibre or yarn Stash Prize !

May 31st
IxCHeL Yarn and Bunny Show

the Hand knitters Guild Warragul
Uniting Church Hall, Waragul.
A big fibre and yarn display and some bunny fun ! Please join us !

The Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2012
Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd of July

I will be in the Flower (bunny) shed again this year with heaps of new fluffy stuff and in full bunny regalia !!
This year it is even going to BIGGER and more HUGE than ever !!!
Join me in the fun !
The woolcraft schedule is published and the IxCHeL Fibre farm is sponsoring a catergory this year in the handspun yarn classes in Natural Animal Fibres class 23 and 24 !!! We feel it is very important to get the word out . Angora fibre and cashmere and mohair and alpaca and baby camel is amazing to spin, felt, weave, embellish and crochet with! Start planning and working on your entry for the show and get your art work out there for everybody tot admire and win prizes !! yeah ! What could be better eh?
Check out the website here for more details : and for questions relating to the woolcraft schedule and more contact Dot Vallence at Dotv5 at optusnet dot com dot au

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