Friday, November 9, 2012

Kookabura smiles

A Kookaburru sittig on part of our old kitchen boards...
There are a lot of Kookaburra birds around here.
You can hear their laughing calls all the time: it always makes me smile.
The kitchen renovation/make over is almost finished: the tiles are laid and grouted , the hand made sink is waiting to be put in its place this weekend and the gas is connected to the stove. The stove is not yet fully in place since it needs to be wired to the electricity as well, but hey, at least I can cook now even when the electricity fails. So what do you think I used the stove for first? No, not a gourmet dinner…too tired…I actually used this super duper bi energy stove first for? ..wait for it… warming up hot dogs….I know! Slap! And to add to the injury, I even let them explode…lol…Paul took photos but I’m too embarrassed to put them up. I’m sure he will, the first opportunity he gets…rofl.

The kitchen is starting to take shape and I think it is coming pretty close to the image we had in our minds when we drew it up in our minds. Which is lucky, because sometimes you think things up and the reality just doesn’t do it justice..slowly but surely we are getting there and I am especially proud of the handmade sink Paul and his mate Travis made. It’s a one of a kind totally awesome industrial piece of art. Thanks guys!

Apart from kitchen reno stuff there has been a lot of spinning and dyeing going on as well. Lots of fun spinning butter and caramel with chocolate yarns, art yarns and fine yarns as well. It is really amazing how spinning can help you keep sane in times of stress by the way. That little machine is awesome. Talking about an awesome little machine: I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful new wheel from the amazing FIBERIFIC! Chantelle Hills called the Hitchhiker from the Merlin Tree. Go to for more info. It spins like a dream and is just such a cute funky wheel. I am spinning some pure angora on it at the moment but after that project I am so going to paint bunnies and carrots on it: my own little funky bunny wheel for sure ! By the way, apart from its natural awesomeness the Hitchhiker also uses Ashford bobbins ! Great! You can never have enough bobbins floating around that can actually be used on different wheels I say!

My new Hitchhiker wheel from the Merlin Tree and Fiberific !

On another note: I received a free issue of the magazine Wild Fibers this week as a prize for entering our angora bunny photos! So exciting! Thank you Wild Fibers Magaine! Have a look at Wild Fibers facebook page and this link they have on Pinterest:

Well I better let you enjoy the ride with some photos of our kitchen project (more on my flick photostream ofcourse!) and this weeks offerings. Enjoy!
Tiles are in !
handmade sink with the Master in the background
stove not yet in place but the gas is working !

yep: cool club lighting is planned

Apart from all the above mentioned excitement I can offer you some very new funky fibres and yarns !
Have fun snaffling !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will yaYou 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 supporting our little fibre farm !

Bunny Mink Yarns 

A great blend of angora bunny and Mink fibres, handspun to a fine 3 ply with an amazing meterage of 300meters per 50grams! Super light and super soft!
50grams AU$25

Classy Purple

Grey Pearl-sold-

Dusk Twilight

King Fisher

Ocean Spray



Zombie Bunnies

Baby Whispers

Lush Bunny Tops 

hand dyed super soft fibre blend of Angora bunny, Cashmere, Tencel and 18micron merino! Wonderful and super soft to spin and wear!
100 gram braids AU$24

Only a limited supply !  
outback sunset

citrus tree-sold-

Uluru Sunrise -sold-

Summer Holidays

Valkyrie rising

Purple hearts

it’s magic!


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

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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1 comment:

Spinaddict said...

l LOVE the kitchen! Very much! Wanna do a reno on mine???
The mood lighting is to die for! When's the next rave planned for????
l don't think l'll make it to the Sat spin -in as l have Lilydale show. But l might try for the Turds-day.