Friday, October 19, 2012

Demolition Party

Partying Bear..look at the clock! The Bear never sleeps ! lol
Bear is running around like a wild bear at night ! Thumping around the house, Bear actually sounds more like a horse than a…He loves running around and playing with Jazz AND opening the bedroom door, hopping in and out and having a party. We had to put a board against the door so he cannot push the door open with his nose because Bear was just waking us up all the time! Even when he was in a quiet mood he would open the bedroom door and wake us up very very early in the morning asking for food. He really is a character !

Renovations are in full swing and what used to be a kitchen is now floating around somewhere flatpacked and demolished…Paul has been super busy with his demolition job and although tiring and a lot of hard labour, he’s having a great time. I’m calling him demolition man at the moment….

The old cupboards that were falling apart are gone, the cracked old tiles : gone, the cracked plaster: gone ! and old crappy insulation : gone!  and being replaced by new eco wool insulation that will do a very good job keeping us cool in summer and warm in winter.
New plaster is going on the walls and ceiling in early next week , painting will start after the walk in pantry has been built and the cement sheeting for the tiles has been put down and then …oh how exciting ! it’s all ready to house the new redgum wood cupboards!! I have seen a glimpse of these beauties and eventhough they are not finished yet: they look awesome !

Still a lot to do before all of that can happen , including dealing with some very nasty glue on our brick wall and the floor where part of the tiles were glued directly on the floorboards. Luckily it was just one spot, it could have been much worse. Paul probably wanted to use his new toy to drill all the tiles off, but unfortunately only a little work out was needed to get all the tiles neatly in a huge pile and into the skip !

The skip was big enough..largely due to the fabulous packing technique of Paul I must add!

In the meantime our fridge and cooker arrived, but they are offcourse still packed and waiting for the celebratory unwrapping when the tiles are in. Here are some photos of the renovation progress:
with Paul “conjuring”up the tiles with his magic arms
(I don’t know how I happen to catch that his arms actually look translucent in this photo! Amazing! Why haven’t I noticed before?…lol)

flatpacked kitchen

a sneak peek at the new natural feature grade (meaning wood in its natural beauty! ) red gum doors and drawers….happy sigh …
they are offcourse still in bits and pieces but you get the idea !

still a lot of work to do ! but see the proud look of Demolition Man ? !! he’s a Champ !

On Monday I had the most wonderful time at the Doncaster and Templestowe spinners where Tilda, our gold English angora, received a haircut, I talked about bunnies and rare sheep breeds and more and ofcourse there was lost of yarn and tops waiting to be cuddled. A big thank you to the wonderful Doncaster and Templestowe guild! Please have a read of their wonderful blog and look at their fab website here:
Tilda getting a haircut  

Apart from all the above mentioned excitement I can offer you some very exciting new tops and yarns as well ! I have some very special Halloween yarns on offer at scary low prices and for this week I even will give you a 10% discount !! Have fun looking at this weeks offerings !

Have fun snaffling !

How To Order from this Shop blog

until the website is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-: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.
Payment : direct bank deposit, card or paypal ! easy !
Thank you so much for your help and support !

Angorino Halloween Tops

A great blend of 17 micron organic merino (95%) and angora bunny (5%)
Wonderful to spin and felt with in NEW colour combinations that will make your heart smile ! 100+ gram tops AU$22

Only a limited supply so snaffle quickly  
Vampire Feast-sold-

Zombie attack

Blue Faced Leicester Bunny Seaweed Tops  

A great blend of blue faced Leicester (70%) , Seaweed (25%) and angora bunny (5%)
Wonderful to spin and felt ! 100+ gram tops AU$24

Only a limited supply !  
Find the Carrot

Gone Fishing

happy go Lucky  


Happy Balloons

Elven King

Trigger Happy

Angora yarns

pure angora bunny yarn 3ply
with a wonderful meterage of 400meters per 50grams !!
50+ grams AU$22

limited supply  
white-one left-

sky-one left-

deep black-4left-

pumpkin soup SOLD!

Alice in Wonderland-one left-

Rainbow-ONE left...-

Angora yarns hand spun and hand dyed

pure angora bunny yarn 4ply
with a wonderful meterage of 110meters per 50grams !! 50+ grams AU$25    

hazy sky

purple haze

Merino 4 ply Halloween Yarn hand dyed  

pure merino yarn 4ply
+/- 275m/100grams TWO skeins for an amazing Halloween price of AU$30 (discount already applied)

pumkin smile -only one pack of two skeins left!

Witching hour SOLD-

Dates to Remember:

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

EXCEPT October !!!!!!
Next bunny spin in
Saturday November 17th, 11am-4pm and 

Thursday November 22nd,)   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  !

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