Friday, February 22, 2013

Bunny Invasion imminent!

The bunny horde called George on its way to invade Tasmania

Life sure is not boring … there are lots of things going on..bunny care, oncology visit last Tuesday which left me walking like a duck –oh joy..don’t worry its apparently under control but that doesn’t mean these visits are not annoying..to say the least- and then ofcourse I am pulling all nighters to get as much done , packed, labelled dyed and spun for Bothwell NEXT WEEK!!! Yes! I will be on the boat to Tasmania next Tuesday and at the Bothwell show from Thursday til Sunday ! There are lots of fun things planned but first I will have to get as much funny bunny stuff ready !

it is exciting and scary at the same time..the excitement is killing me….and I can’t wait to see all the fibre fans in Tasmania ! and ofcourse Tasmania itself ! I have heard so many magical things about it but have never been there, so it is very very exciting indeed ! my car will be loaded to the brim again I reckon, because the stock room is half full and that room is definitely bigger than my Tardis….lucky for me , fibre is squishable…lol

The Bothwell International Highland Spin in will open on Friday the 1st Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of march. It is going to be a super special because this is the 35th year reunion event. There are going to be heaps of fun stuff: sheep dog trials, yarn bombing of Bothwell, show and tells, lots of workshops, fashion parades and demonstrations and ofcourse there will be heaps of stallholders offering lots of fibery goodies. I will have my stall there at the schoolgrounds filled to the brim with bunny fluff, tops, silks and ofcourse our very own IxCHeL blends that are super special to work with! Oh and yarns! How can I possibly forget my sock yarns, handspun bunny mink, angora and art yarns ! and BADGES!! new badges! yeah

I will not make this update a big one because I fear I am running out of time ..still have heaps of wooshes and batts to make !

On offer on this weeks shopblog is a new batch of Navajo Churro Bunny tops that are amazing to spin for socks or outerwear and it is so feltable as well! Very special stuff and am bonus is that you will be helping the rare Navajo churro sheep breed survive!!!!.Enjoy !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website www.ixchel.com.au is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will ya.....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 !

(((HUGS)))
Charly

Navajo Churro Bunny Tops

Navajo churro and angora bunny blend

100grams+    for  AU$20


Sunset boulevard


Chelsea Girls

 
Velvet Underground

Cool Breeze

Femme Fatale

the Inflatable Inevitable

IxCHeL Club sign ups are Open !


The IxCHeL clubs sign ups are starting as of today for the fibre, yarn, mini skein and batt clubs for April, May and June 2013! Here is all the nitty gritty:
 

IxCHeL Fibre Club april, may and june 2013

The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$22 , and as all of you past members know you get tops that are usually around $24 ! so it is a great deal!
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of Ixchel Fibre Club ! Price to join the Ixchel Fibre Club #16 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (may-june-july) is AU$66 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!
 
For Australia : single serve $66+$24 postage (parcel post), double serve $120+$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$66+AU$45 (Airmail) double serve AU$120+AU$45
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$66+AU$58 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$58
For Asia: Single serve AU$66+AU$36 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$36
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #16 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #16 is mid april! And the first instalment is going to be shipped out end of april. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club April, May and June 2013

Every month for three months (april, may and june 2013) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf ofcourse! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new sock pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??!
I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks extra long
 
For Australia : single serve $78+$24 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$45 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$54 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$54
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$36 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$36
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! is april 8th.
Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal . Just PM or email me your details 
  By the way: you don’t HAVE to knit socks if you don’t want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops ! Anything goes

 

IxCHeL Mini skein Club April, May and June 2013

Every month I will be offering a monthly exclusive IxCHeL mini skein selection for Club members. In that monthly selection there are 12 hand dyed miniskeins that are hand dyed and or even hand spun and awesome to add to your mini skein projects.
Here are all the details for the sign ups for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club:
For Australia : single serve $69+$24 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (=even a better deal!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$69+AU$45 (Airmail) double serve $130 (even a better deal!) +AU$45
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$69+AU$54 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$54
For Asia: Single serve AU$69+AU$36 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$36
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club is april 8th. The first Club mini skeins will be sent out end of april. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club April, May and June 2013

Here are all the details and just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side ;-D
The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$32 or more .
The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even Yak this time ! All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of Ixchel funky bunny Club ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt !
Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt for January, February and March 2013 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $96+$24 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$45 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$54 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$36 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club April 8th and the first installment is going to be shipped out end of April 2013 :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Dates to Remember:
THE FAMOUS BOTHWELL SPIN IN, Bothwell, Tasmania   
Friday March 1st, Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd.

I will be there with as much fibres and yarns and batts and tops and wooshes and badges and more as I can pack into my Tardis ! I will also have some very special spindles with me and some exquisite Fiberific! Nostepinne and ChiaGoo knitting needle sets and Fiberific! stitch markers : they are so cuuuute ! , not to mention Art Yarns , pre felts, needle felting, angelina and much much more ! There are still spots on the ferry and Im sure that you can jump on a plane as well, although I wouldn’t recommend swimming: it gets a bit cold in the Bass strait…

Kingston Spinners Tasmania Spin in!

Tuesday March 5th, Kingston Spin In.  9.30am-13pm
Uniting Church  42 Jindabyne Road, Kingston beach, Tasmania
A fun bunny get together and I am planning something special :)
It is going to be FUN!

McClelland Spinnes and Weavers Show 
Wednesday March 13th, from 10 til 3pm

with a Peter Rabbit theme this year! The McClelland Spinners and weavers are located in the most exquisite of places: in the McClelland sculpture park near Frankston (McClelland drive, Langwarrin, in the craft cottages on the grounds. The park is a great place for a wonderful lunch , walking around enjoying all the sculptures and visiting the gallery) .
I will be there supporting their wonderful group and the Peter Rabbit theme ofcourse ! and bringing heaps of fibres, yarns and goodies !
For any questions contact Betty Dyer the secretary of the McClelland Spinners and weavers or me


IxCHeL Fibre Farm Spin in  with the Lara Group Spinners
 

Saturday March 16th.  11am-16
IxCHeL fibre farm

Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show
Saturday May 11th, Brunswick Town Hall  !!!!
10.30-4pm
this event is a MUST and an absolute fabulous way to catch up with fellow fibre fans ! I will be there with heaps of new hand spun, art yarns, lace weight, sock yarn, bunny mink and angora yarns adn much much more...like....silk/angora ! shhhhh don't it s a secret....lol
also a special pressie for all who come dressed as a bunny....ofcourse!.. and ...a chance to win a very special IxCHeL basket full of goodies ! yeah!


BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!

Friday 19th of July, Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July
This is the Ultimate Fibre and fun mix of them all! There will be lots of new things on offer at my IxCHeL stall ofcourse, with prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had!
This is the place to support farmers, fibre producers and independant "Indie" dyers and crafters and have some great fun discovering new things and even win prizes !
In the flower Power Bunny Shed there will be some extra surprises and new things happening as well, including …this is so exciting!!!!: you can see and try out new unusual spinning wheels adn spinning related goodies like andean plyers and nore from a wonderful new fibre fanatic fiberific! vendor ! Don’t miss seeing these new beauties! And ofcourse there will be lots more demos and wheels and spindles on offer as well in the flower power Bunny shed !
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
Any questions or requests?
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook
or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au

RABBIT ON !
 ((hugs))

Charly

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Life's a Dream

Amazingly coloured butterfly .. having a party on the hyssop flowers

Last week I wrote a short blog because Jazz had an urgent appointment with the vet when her neck was so swollen she could hardly breathe. Well, it’s a week later and she’s back to her puppy like self. Sigh of relief!!! Now it’s my turn..not to get an inflamed neck but close…(back to Oncology again next Tuesday I’m afraid..more biopsies on the menu and not ones I am looking forward to I tell ya!)

…..Also , and that is on a more happy note:…It’s almost sailing off time to the Tasmanian Bothwell spin in show and I have been working late late late hours and all hours of the day. I am almost ready just a lot of funky bunny batts and wooshes and angora bunny fibre packaging to do and ofcourse let’s not forget the badges !
Anyway, work work work work work and fun ofcourse but however way you look at it….it is more than a hobby when you find yourself standing in front of dyepots thinking up new colour combinations , blends and spinning yarns, making labels for about 20hours a day. The only difference with what I do and a "regular"job is that I get the equivalent of a glamerous 10cents an hour ...  I wish I had fiber dobbies..well, let’s not be picky..any dobbies would be helpful…lol.

The rest of life goes on as well: the veggie plots for the bunnies and us, the house, the cooking, the taking care of the animals and ofcourse the grooming. Just before big shows or any kind of event really, there’s a lot of extra energy and push to get things ready and as perfect as I can get it. There’s no way I could do this if I did not have a deep love for fibre, colours, design and animals. As with everything, whatever path you wish to take in your life, the most important thing in all of this, whether it is being an artist, singer, writer, doctor or working in an office or a factory, is… passion and love for what you do. It becomes a chore and painful if you don’t feel that way with whatever you are doing. It will become tired, you will become tired and you will keep saying to yourself..├┐eah, but its easy, I hate change..I’ll just keep doing what I do”. And then sometimes things happen and you have to change whether you like it or not and sometimes that is the best thing that could ever have happened to you.

Never be afraid to follow your dream however hard it may seem (and ..never be afraid to dream!..It's never too late).
Never think it is  going to be easy, but the easy paths are often littered with regrets and lost opportunities.
Have fun in whatever you do, live life to the fullest because you never know how long your time on this plane of reality will last. Carpe Diem .

Being up late , trying to make my self imposed deadlines , I have been lucky enough to catch up on some documentaries and the one about Andy Warhol was one of the most fascinating ones. Repetitive, commercial, deep and shallow at the same time and such an amazing time it all plays out in: Marilyn, the Kennedys, Velvet underground, was there a philosophy behind Pop Art ? Why, how?

It was  fascinating and scary to see the trainwreck of people with high hopes happening in The Factory…so much pain and self destruction…is it inherent in the art world I wonder or in the music “industry” or in artists ?
 It comes down to that one combination again: passion and believing in what you do. And isn’t THAT at the crux that most artists create pain in themselves by doubting what they do all the time, craving for success , attention and love...and depending on what others think instead of creating and believing in what you do. Alays craving for that brief recognition, like it is a drug that they have to keep injecting in the depths of their brain to be able to survive and create again.  Depending on what other people think of what they have produced and all the time opening themselves up totally, leaving  themselves vulnerable and bare. Or wait….is that called human?..... Are we the only species that always wish we could be what we are not, aspiring to something, creating something different ... new?, instead of just being what we are and living in the moment.  Looking at that butterfly and registering its beauty in awe and being grateful I am here, now..is a start. Happiness is now...

Watch the documentary and if you can’t , have a listen to Lou Reed and John Cales album “Songs for Drella”. It just adds so much more to just seeing a Campbells’ soup cans or so many colourful Marilyns. Art imitating life or…life imitating art? Just like that butterfly I saw in our garden sipping nectar from a hyssop plant: a brilliant fluo green wings with deep black and bright , very bright green legs set against the dusky purple flowers of the hyssop. You do not need to be an artist to be inspired, you just have to open your eyes and …..watch…and see the beauty and make it change you… from the inside out.

On offer on this weeks shopblog is a new batch of super awesome Cashmere Fling!!!! YUM!!!! It is a blend of angora, cashmere, tencel, bamboo and such an amazing soft and silky blend to spin: truly out of this world..Enjoy !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website www.ixchel.com.au is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will ya.....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 !

(((HUGS)))
Charly

Cashmere Fling TOPS

Some people are totally addicted to this blend..so beware!

100grams+    for  AU$22


take a walk on the wild side


Slip away

 
Dream

Style it Takes

Drella

Satelite of Love

Small Town

trouble with Classicists


Nobody but you



Star light


Dates to Remember:
THE FAMOUS BOTHWELL SPIN IN, Bothwell, Tasmania   
Friday March 1st, Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd.

I will be there with as much fibres and yarns and batts and tops and wooshes and badges and more as I can pack into my Tardis ! I will also have some very special spindles with me and some exquisite Fiberific! Nostepinne and ChiaGoo knitting needle sets and Fiberific! stitch markers : they are so cuuuute ! , not to mention Art Yarns , pre felts, needle felting, angelina and much much more ! There are still spots on the ferry and Im sure that you can jump on a plane as well, although I wouldn’t recommend swimming: it gets a bit cold in the Bass strait…

Kingston Spinners Tasmania Spin in!

Tuesday March 5th, Kingston Spin In.  9.30am-13pm
Uniting Church  42 Jindabyne Road, Kingston beach, Tasmania
A fun bunny get together and I am planning something special :)
It is going to be FUN!

McClelland Spinnes and Weavers Show 
Wednesday March 13th, from 10 til 3pm

with a Peter Rabbit theme this year! The McClelland Spinners and weavers are located in the most exquisite of places: in the McClelland sculpture park near Frankston (McClelland drive, Langwarrin, in the craft cottages on the grounds. The park is a great place for a wonderful lunch , walking around enjoying all the sculptures and visiting the gallery) .
I will be there supporting their wonderful group and the Peter Rabbit theme ofcourse ! and bringing heaps of fibres, yarns and goodies !
For any questions contact Betty Dyer the secretary of the McClelland Spinners and weavers or me


IxCHeL Fibre Farm Spin in  with the Lara Group Spinners
 
Saturday March 16th.  11am-16
IxCHeL fibre farm

Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show

Date and place to be announced soon ! This is a not to miss fibre fun opportunity!


BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!

Friday 19th of July, Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July
This is the Ultimate Fibre and fun mix of them all! There will be lots of new things on offer at my IxCHeL stall ofcourse, with prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had!
This is the place to support farmers, fibre producers and independant "Indie" dyers and crafters and have some great fun discovering new things and even win prizes !
In the flower Power Bunny Shed there will be some extra surprises and new things happening as well, including …this is so exciting!!!!: you can see and try out new unusual spinning wheels adn spinning related goodies like andean plyers and nore from a wonderful new fibre fanatic fiberific! vendor ! Don’t miss seeing these new beauties! And ofcourse there will be lots more demos and wheels and spindles on offer as well in the flower power Bunny shed !
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
Any questions or requests?
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook
or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au

RABBIT ON !
 ((hugs))

Charly

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Blush Bunnies

Blush Bunny: a Van Gogh inspired blend

This is going to be a short blog …Last night I saw that Jazz our bunny dog was a bit listless and blamed the stupid hot weather but when I looked closer I discovered her neck was really swollen…not right..so Im off to the vet with her to have it checked out this morning. Fingers crossed our little baby is going to be okay.

Apart from rushing off on a friday which is so unlike me...is that I am and have been ofcourse super super busy with all the prep work for the Bothwell ! Mountains of dyeing have been done and there’s still a couple of mountains to do including lots of new exciting stuff that will be introduced for the first time at Bothwell ! Very exciting indeed! Anyway better get the doggie to the vet and this blog update happening.

On offer on this weeks shopblog is a new Blush blend! YUM!!!! It is a blue faced Leicester based version of my Lush Tops: soft Blue faced leicester fibres are dancing with some super soft angora and cashmere with some added tencel to give it that lustre and starry starry night shine ! and yes….the bunny on the label is a Van Gigh inspired one ..couldn’t help myself since the Luch tops show the “bunny with the pearl earring..Enjoy !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website www.ixchel.com.au is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will ya.....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 !

(((HUGS)))
Charly

Blush Bunny TOPS

A  blend of Blue faced leicester, angora bunny , cashmere and Tencel for that little bit of extra shine in your project. amazing to spin and felt with !

100grams+    for  AU$24


Sunflowers


Bulb fields

 
Starry Night

Autumn leaves

Daubignys garden

Red Vineyard

Butterflies

Cherry Blossoms


Irises



Eternitys gate


Dates to Remember:
THE FAMOUS BOTHWELL SPIN IN, Bothwell, Tasmania   
Friday March 1st, Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd.

I will be there with as much fibres and yarns and batts and tops and wooshes and badges and more as I can pack into my Tardis ! I will also have some very special spindles with me and some exquisite Fiberific! Nostepinne and ChiaGoo knitting needle sets and Fiberific! stitch markers : they are so cuuuute ! , not to mention Art Yarns , pre felts, needle felting, angelina and much much more ! There are still spots on the ferry and Im sure that you can jump on a plane as well, although I wouldn’t recommend swimming: it gets a bit cold in the Bass strait…

Kingston Spinners Tasmania Spin in!

Tuesday March 5th, Kingston Spin In.  9.30am-13pm
Uniting Church  42 Jindabyne Road, Kingston beach, Tasmania
A fun bunny get together and I am planning something special :)
It is going to be FUN!

McClelland Spinnes and Weavers Show 
Wednesday March 13th, from 10 til 3pm

with a Peter Rabbit theme this year! The McClelland Spinners and weavers are located in the most exquisite of places: in the McClelland sculpture park near Frankston (McClelland drive, Langwarrin, in the craft cottages on the grounds. The park is a great place for a wonderful lunch , walking around enjoying all the sculptures and visiting the gallery) .
I will be there supporting their wonderful group and the Peter Rabbit theme ofcourse ! and bringing heaps of fibres, yarns and goodies !
For any questions contact Betty Dyer the secretary of the McClelland Spinners and weavers or me


IxCHeL Fibre Farm Spin in  with the Lara Group Spinners

 
Saturday March 16th.  11am-16
IxCHeL fibre farm

Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show

Date and place to be announced soon ! This is a not to miss fibre fun opportunity!


BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!

Friday 19th of July, Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July
This is the Ultimate Fibre and fun mix of them all! There will be lots of new things on offer at my IxCHeL stall ofcourse, with prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had!
This is the place to support farmers, fibre producers and independant "Indie" dyers and crafters and have some great fun discovering new things and even win prizes !
In the flower Power Bunny Shed there will be some extra surprises and new things happening as well, including …this is so exciting!!!!: you can see and try out new unusual spinning wheels adn spinning related goodies like andean plyers and nore from a wonderful new fibre fanatic fiberific! vendor ! Don’t miss seeing these new beauties! And ofcourse there will be lots more demos and wheels and spindles on offer as well in the flower power Bunny shed !
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
Any questions or requests?
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook
or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au

RABBIT ON !
 ((hugs))

Charly

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Smelling the Roses...



The world can be a strange place… it still is…In Beijing somebody is selling fresh air in a can, come to think of it, when going up to Macchu Picchu you could actually buy oxygen in a balloon so just the packaging changed…and in England somebody found what some newspapers called “whale vomit” worth over $150.000,- ! It’s ofcourse special “vomit” called ambergris and not your run of the mill cat hairballs. (It’s actually caused by the whale not being able to digest all of the cuddlefish it ate…)…Although it smells horrible on its own….it is a very important element in the perfume industry, where it is used to create a musky undertone scent and makes the perfume last longer while wearing it.

 The perfume industry is really a fascinating business….makes me want to read Perfume by Patrick Susskind again. I did delve into the Secret of Perfume a while back and it is just amazing how it all evolved and works.

Natural musks have all but one been banned from being used because it causes skin problems, jasmine can only be used in a very low % also because of the fact that so many people are allergic to it, so they are replacing lots and lots of scent elements with manmade scent “chemicals. The strange thing is that all things are “chemical” ofcourse even the natural essences…if you know what I mean…Why would anybody in their right mind want to dab an animals secretions from the nether regions(=musks) on their neck? It sounds absurd but still lots of people do it..not necessarily because they know what it is but because it is all part of a package called perfume that will make you smell “nice” or more “desireable”…the whole scent thing is amazing…and more important than you might think.

Just imagine when you would not be able to smell anything!….and this does happen ! Lots of people who have had the misfortune to be in a car accident for example had their sense of smell robbed from them. Michael Hutchince from INXS was one of them before he was catapulted into melancholy and ultimately suicide. When your sense of smell is not working anymore your sense of taste also goes out of the window: an apple will taste just like a potato! Imagine that! and more importantly it is directly linked to depression. Not being able to smell changes your whole way of life. You will not be able to smell that there is a fire somewhere or that your dinner is burning or food is off for that matter. So it is more important than you think to “smell the roses “…

It is already the first of February! The “slight” murmur of panic is starting to get louder and louder as the Bothwell Show is getting closer and closer. And there is still so much to do !!!! The whole house is filled with hand dyed fibres and yarns to be labelled and packed and there’s a big mountain of things still to be dyed and spun. Twenty six days to go before I hop on a ferry to Tasmania with my Tardis filled to the brim. I have never been to Tasmania but I have heard that it is a magical place. I am so looking forward to spending some quality time there. Preparations are on their way for Bothwell (march 1.2 and 3) and also a meet up with the Kingston Spinners and knitters group on Tuesday the 5th of March. It is going to be so exciting ! and ofcourse I can’t wait to meet up with good friends !


On offer on this weeks shopblog is a new upgraded GaGa! Top blend with added cashmere! YUM!!!! Also a new blend of angorino and flax for some fun spinning and some very luscious silk ! Enjoy !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website www.ixchel.com.au is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will ya.....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 !

(((HUGS)))
Charly

GaGa! Bunny TOPS

A  blend of Blue faced leicester, angora bunny , cashmere and glitz for that little bit of extra bling in your project

100grams+    for  AU$24


Orchid


Lark Spur

 
Sweet pea

Hummingbird

Rose

Kangaroo Paw

Waratah

Show me your teeth


Crocus

The IxCHeL GaGa ! Neutral Semi Solid Colour Range


….and don’t they look absolutely stunning together !


Heather


Duck Egg


Forest


Dreamy pink

Vampire Mix TOPS

A Fun blend of deep crimson blood red Angorino, a cloak of superfine merino in deep black  and a splash of vampire teeth…eh..I mean bleached flax…lol

100grams+    for  AU$24


Vampire bunny! O-oh!






Vampire Mix Tops





Two Tone Silk Tops

A beautiful mulberry silk in two natural colours blended together to create a romantic yarn.

50grams+    for  AU$23

Two Toned Mulberry silk

Dates to Remember:
THE FAMOUS BOTHWELL SPIN IN, Bothwell, Tasmania   
Friday March 1st, Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd.

I will be there with as much fibres and yarns and batts and tops and wooshes and badges and more as I can pack into my Tardis ! I will also have some very special spindles with me and some exquisite Fiberific! Nostepinne and ChiaGoo knitting needle sets and Fiberific! stitch markers : they are so cuuuute ! , not to mention Art Yarns , pre felts, needle felting, angelina and much much more ! There are still spots on the ferry and Im sure that you can jump on a plane as well, although I wouldn’t recommend swimming: it gets a bit cold in the Bass strait…

Kingston Spinners Tasmania Spin in!

Tuesday March 5th, Kingston Spin In.  9.30am-13
Uniting Church  42 Jindabyne Road, Kingston beach, Tasmania
A fun bunny get together and I am planning something special :)
It is going to be FUN!

McClelland Spinnes and Weavers Show 

Wednesday March 13th, from 10 til 3pm

with a Peter Rabbit theme this year! The McClelland Spinners and weavers are located in the most exquisite of places: in the McClelland sculpture park near Frankston (McClelland drive, Langwarrin, in the craft cottages on the grounds. The park is a great place for a wonderful lunch , walking around enjoying all the sculptures and visiting the gallery) .
I will be there supporting their wonderful group and the Peter Rabbit theme ofcourse ! and bringing heaps of fibres, yarns and goodies !
For any questions contact Betty Dyer the secretary of the McClelland Spinners and weavers or me





IxCHeL Fibre Farm Spin in  with the Lara Group Spinners









Saturday March 16th.  11am-16
IxCHeL fibre farm

Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show

Date and place to be announced soon ! This is a not to miss fibre fun opportunity!


BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!

Friday 19th of July, Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July
This is the Ultimate Fibre and fun mix of them all! There will be lots of new things on offer at my IxCHeL stall ofcourse, with prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had!
This is the place to support farmers, fibre producers and independant "Indie" dyers and crafters and have some great fun discovering new things and even win prizes !
In the flower Power Bunny Shed there will be some extra surprises and new things happening as well, including …this is so exciting!!!!: you can see and try out new spinning wheels from a wonderful new fibre fanatic fiberific! vendor ! Don’t miss seeing these new beauties! And ofcourse there will be lots more demos and wheels and spindles on offer as well in the flower power Bunny shed !
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
Any questions or requests?
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook
or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au

RABBIT ON !
 ((hugs))

Charly

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