Friday, May 11, 2012

The Fluff goes on !

Because we all need love and support
Life is filled with things we somehow take for granted. For example, Women grow up expecting that one day they will celebrate mothersday just like their mums did, they will have kids and grandkids running around and enriching their lives. This is not only an expectation, it is almost a given, as books, magazines, advertisement, TV and movies tell us. That is the fairytale that we grow up with. Alas, for some this fairytale never comes to pass…

I have been wrecking my brain how to write todays’blog, so close to “mothersday” without upsetting so many mothers out there. Today of all days because  the Fluff for a Cure event fundraiser celebration spin in starting at 12 noon here at the IxCHeL Fibre farm.
 I have also been wrecking my brain on how to explain how much it means to donate and not make it seem like yet another “please donate” line you hear on TV or on the radio. The only thing I could come up with is my story combined with a lot of other very personal stories I have gotten to know in the two years after I have been diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. The Uterine cancer that turned my fairytale into a nightmare, that I only survived because of my soulmate Paul, my family, my friends and last but not least the medical staff that did the only thing they were trained to do: rip the bloody mess out to save me. The uterine cancer in younger women, that statistics tell us is quite rare. And as always statistics are wrong. It isn’t that rare as they say and it does happen to young women and pre menopausal women more than they make you believe. And when it happens when you are a women still trying to build a family it is a double blow: not only are you faced with having to cope with cancer and fighting it, but at the same time it is the final curtain for that fairytale that abruptly has come to an end: being able to have that family.

What is forgotten most of the time,is that once you are told you have cancer, your whole world as you know it turns upside down. Your ears hear the news and immediately after your brain shuts off the new impulses and goes its own way: a coping mechanism for sure. And however important it is to get that medical attention almost immediately focussing on the physical, for the person involved it is detrimental that help is offered on a personal, psychological and social level. This is what I have found to be totally and utterly lacking in the hospital and medical environment I was thrown in. It all just added to the trauma.
This is where the cancer council comes in. There is a help line you can call and they can get you in touch with people , real people, that have been or are still going through what you are going through. They know, they care. In times of hardship and total upheaval, that means everything.
It has been two years and a bit for me now. I am still recovering and still under “supervision”, still three more years to be poked and prodded and declared “saved” and a “survivor” but even then , everything I have been through and know now, will never leave me.

When I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and told that the only way to save me was to take my dream away to have a family, it was soul destroying. I fought, I still am, but at times –especially around mothersday- the hurt returns, to be quickly followed by a deep gratitude that I am still here.

When I was telling everybody about it on my blog (please read the whole story here: ) it helped me cope. At that time, just out of the hospital, I was determent to make a change. To start a foundation, to make people aware of uterine cancer and more importantly, to help other people. Finding a Cure begins with Research, Love, Support, Hope,Faith and a lot of determination. The time has come people! The Fluff for a Cure fundraiser is just the beginning. It will not stop today. The Fluff for a cure Fundraiser will keep going ! Today it is the World record Angora Bunny scarf that is the item that can “won” by the person donating the most money to the cause, but there will be more fluffy articles put in the spotlight for the Fluff for a Cure Cause in the future. So, keep an eye out on this blog, my group on Ravelry and Facebook.
Everybody who wants can be a part of the FLUFF for a CURE movement: you can donate anything to be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to the cancer council or you can donate money to the cause by clicking on the donate button on the fluff for a cure webpage. The Fluff for a Cure Cancer Council webpage is right here and it is never too late to donate ! : :

Here is the awesome scarf that weight about 193grams and is 3.6 meters long ! yes, three hundred and sixty centimers !!!! Now that is a lot of bunny to wrap around you !
How to wrap 3.6 meters of Bunny around your neck …. lol
Thank you so much to everybody who has already showed their support and thank you all for listening and helping. It means a lot to so many people !

Here’s this weeks Shop blog Update! Enjoy the goodies and don’t forget to go to the Fluff for a Cure Cancer Council webpage ! If you can make it to the Fluff for a Cure Spin in , please let me know : it is going to be heaps of fun !! there are yummy cardamom macaroons to be tasted, fresh tea and offee, cuddly bunnies, fluff to play with and lots of chatting!!

Enjoy snaffling and creating !

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 ! Don't forget to check in on special extra ixchelbunny blog on Saturday the 12th of May to read all about the Fluff for a Cure celebration Spin in happening today !

GaGa ! Bunny tops

Blue Faced Leicester 70%, Angora bunny 10% , Glitz 20%
100 grams AU$24
Part of the sales will be donated to the Fluff for a Cure !
Hand dyed with passion !

Sweet and Mellow
I cried for you

Dream Child
Alice in Wonderland with chocolates

See ya later alligator


Crash Boom Bang

Tada !


Lovey Dovey

Awesome !


Dates to Remember:

FLUFF for a CURE celebration Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (12am-4pm)
FRIDAY May 11th !
Come visit to help the Fluff for a Cure Cancer Counccil Fundraising event be a total success ! Enjoy the company of friends, cuddle some bunnies, nice snacks and a coffee or tea, spin, knit or just chat ! the World Record Scarf will be on display and can be hugged and will be auctioned off ! All proceeds will be donated to the Fluff for a Cure Fundraising event. Even when you cannot make it please check it out on line and donate what you can for a good cause !

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

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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