Friday, October 5, 2012

Mowing the Pool

how to mow a pool…

It’s been a full week of lots of gardening, dyeing, spinning, custom art yarn spinning and heaps of kitchen renovation preparation…..that last bit is a bit stressful to say the least. Unless you have renovated or built a house or something like that, doing away with a kitchen and replacing it with a new version is a major thing in my world. It’s that so many tradespeople are involved and everybody needs to be organised and planned for. We are going to do a lot of things ourselves but still, project managing takes a lot of On top of that there are the day to day regular things happening ofcourse: bunny care, land care, veggie garden care, etc. It never stops. Paul was mowing the lawn yesterday afternoon and was just having a breather when I walked up to ask him something –which totally slipped my mind now what it was- but somehow I got behind the lawnmower and away I went with chooks in tow. Paul and Jazz were watching how I had to navigate around pot holes that resemble oil digs. With all the heavy heavy rain we been having the back lawn looks more like a green pool than anything else. It’s a good thing I had my wellies on, because even Shrek would have had trouble pulling his feet out of the enormous sucking power of our green pool. Im at a loss what to do about the total inundation and the amount of springs that seem to have sprung up in the back. Well, apart from just digging everything up and build a dam or a pool: which will save us having to mow…. With all the mud and spring water around Im even thinking a day spa could be in You know, the brain keeps on coming up with these wonderful ideas and plans: why don’t we do this, why don’t we do that. Brilliant. Never a dull moment, however it does make life a bit over complicated So, in the short term, we just have to keep mowing the pool…..
Mowing the Pool

No wooshes or batts this week, but a very special blend that I have not put on a blog or up for sale for a very very long time: my super special Angorino !!!! A fab blend of super fine organic merino 17micron and angora bunny ! 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 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  
Dusk glow  -sold-

Heart beat -2left-

Rusty heart-2left-

Butterfly Ball -1left-
a wonderfully combo of purples and greens and blues   

Misty Blue. -1left-
My absolute favourite blue, which reminds me of the dress of Alice in Wonderland. A semi sold dyed top which is great to spin on its own or use to ply a variegated spun top with !

Indigo. -1left-
A semi solid dyed top with indigo pigments. Great to spin on its own or to plie a variegated yarn with

Happy Camper (my -2left-

Soft Kitty -sold-

Parrot feast.  -1left-
The greens in this top remind me of the gorgeous greens that our King Parrots have that visit us here at the farm.

Halloween party. -2left-
A hint of rusty orange among gorgeous indigo blues

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 ;D

Monday , October 15th

Doncaster and Templestowe Spinners and Weavers

“Bunny Spin Day”   10am-2pm

The Upper Hall at Templestowe Uniting Church, Woods street, Templestowe.

I will be doing a bunny talk and a very nice way to get information on angora bunnies, their care and their fibre . Also a demo on spinning funky bunny yarn.

You will also be able to get close and personal with an English angora rabbit that will get a haircut AND last but not least: there willl be heaps of fibres and yarns, batts and woosh’s for sale as well ! Don’t miss out and contact the Doncaster + Templestowe spinners and weavers , who now also have a fab group on Ravelry ! Yeah!


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