Friday, April 20, 2012

Magic Bunnies and Colour your Spirit

The Flower Power Spin in at Grandvalley Spinners in Montrose was absolutely fantastic! It was so good to see everybody again and chat about fibre, yarns and spin. The fact that their hall is amongst some amazingly nice bushland just adds to the magic. Thanks so much Judy James inviting me to this great event! Can’t wait for next time !
I knew April was going to be full on and crazy, ranging from the Sydney Royal Show and the Back to Back bunny world record show to loads of events taking place in that month. Right now I am full on preparing as much as I possibly can for the always fabulous Mini Wool Show of the Handknitters Guild Victoria at the Brunswick Town Hall on the 28th of April. Still lods to do and because the weather is getting more and more cold and chilly and wet, needless to say that the whole house is filled with wool, yarn and tops trying to get dry on time! Pau is pretty relaxed about it, as long as he can watch the footy on tv through all the colourful tops and yarns hanging everywhere…lol

At the Sydney Royal Show the wonderfully talented Siobhan Colley of gave me an amazing hand knitted lace shawl that is HUGE! and absolutely gorgeous ! It took her 2 months to knit it (it would take me 2 years for sure !) Thank you so much for so much cashmere yumminess! I will treasure it forever!

Here it is :

I know I promised the Back to Back Bunny World Record Scarf to be auctioned off today with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council. However, I can not do the actual auction myself here on this blog due to certain rules and regulations to do with non profit, auctioning, donations and all that jazz, so I am working together with the Cancer Council to do all this is Style on a separate page on the Cancer Council website. I will be able to give you the necessary information on next weeks blog with the link to the website that will happily take your donation for such a good and worthy cause !
It is so easy to forget that so many people and families are suffering from the devastation this terrible disease causes. I know, I have been there and not a moment goes by , that I feel blessed that I am still here to experience the beauty of this earth, friendship and the love that surrounds me. Once anybody has been touched by cancer, it changes you in ways you cannot imagine. When you are healthy it is easy to take everything for granted, from little to big things. Once you have experienced loss though, you recognise that it all can change in a heartbeat. Ofcourse it is easy to only see doom and gloom, it takes strength and willpower to see the silver lining and open doors you just never even thought were there for you. Life becomes simpler in a way when you let it. However, you can only be in that place when you have people that can offer you the support and love you need in those times. The Cancer Council put me in contact with people going through similar ordeals with uterine cancer and loss, let me talk to oncology nurses and support staff in ways that unfortunately the hospitals and local services could not. It helped me tremendously and every day they continue to help others. So not only for this kind of support but also for the research they fund and get off the ground they have my full support. So , next week , think how your donation can change lives and win the word record angora super scarf !
This week has been filled with spinning spinning SPINNING –more spinning, trying to get as many yarns ready for the Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show on the 28th of April! custom orders-, and dyeing heaps of tops, just to name a few So 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 !

Magic Bunny TopsIngredients: 18micron merino 70%, angora 5%, 25% glitz
100+ grams AU$22

A wonderful luscious top to spin and felt. Hand dyed glitz blended thoroughly with the angorino to create an amazing fibre to play with.Enjoy !

Magic Bunny Tops Black berry

Magic Bunny Tops Black Berry close up

Wensleydale Tops
Hand dyed with love . Wensleydale sheep are amazing and what I call the Bob Marley of sheep with its gorgeous locks : shine , lustre, enormous staple length and wonderful to spin and felt!
100+ grams AU$21

Wensleydale Sheep in all its glory

Jeepers Creepers

Daleks in Manhattan

Blue Moon

Love Affair

Ghost of Yesterday

Sun Showers

Stormy Blues

Moon glow

Just Friends

Cover the waterfront

Fine and Mellow

Ain’t Misbehaving
April in Paris

Body and Soul

Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!
Saturday April 21st, 11am-4pm and Thursday April 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

April 28th
Mini Wool Show of the Hand knitters Guild
Brunswick Town Hall !!! Don’t miss it! It’s going to be Fabulous Fibre Fun !
I am preparing heaps of new yarns for that event that will be amazing !!!!!

May 31st
IxCHeL Yarn and Bunny Show of the Hand knitters Guild Warragul
Uniting Church Hall, Waragul.

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

Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook or email me on or

RABBIT ON !((hugs))

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