Friday, April 12, 2013

The Secret Within

Sometimes there are things that get in the way of seeing what is important…big things, little things. We are so focussed on everyday life and distracted by trivial stuff every minute of every day. It’s hard to realise every now and again what really is important. Some time ago I received two gifts: one friend gave me a beautiful hand embroidered canvas and the other gave me two beautiful sayings she had printed out and a story I already was told when I was little but had totally forgotten about..because , well, “things”get in the way….
One saying said : “The grass isn’t always greened on the other side. It’s greener where you water it”. So true: instead of looking around and thinking your reality is not as good as somebody elses, it’s much better to nurture and feed what you have and make it grow.

The other saying said :”We don’t meet people by accident: they are meant to cross our path for a reason”.  I have been very fortunate and thank you all for coming across my path !

I will leave you with a  Native American Indian story of a secret. Enjoy!
The Secret hidden within you
The Great Spirit gathered all and said:
”I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. 
It is the realization that they create their own reality”. 
The Eagle said “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon”.
The Great Spirit said “No. One day they will go there and find it”.
The Salmon said “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean”.
“No. They will go there too”.
The Buffalo said: “I will bury it on the Great Plains”.
The Great Spirit said “No. They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there”.
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth
and has no physical eyes,but sees with with her spiritual eyes,
said;  “Put it inside of them”.
And the Great Spirit said “It is done”.

Navajo hand woven rug, hand dyed with natural dyes ;  "Secret Within"

This week I dyed for you : some more new bamboo bunny sock weight 4ply yarn with appr 425m per 100grams. One skein will do a pair of socks and ofcourse it knits and crochets up beautifully into shawls and tops as well.
And... Also some new Angorino blend tops: A unique IxCHeL blend with 17micron merino and a dash of super fluffy angora bunny !

How To Order from this Shop blog
 until the website 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 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 !

Bamboo Bunny 4ply sockweight yarn

100grams+ for AU$26
hand dyed bamboo, angora bunny, silk and nylon yarn with an amazing meterage of 425m per 100g !
Cosmic Rays


Lagoona Blue

Great Plains



Moon Dust

Salmon Spirit

Angorino Tops

An exclusive IxCHeL blend with 17 micron merino and English Angora bunny. Super soft and very easy to spin or felt.

100gram+ tops, hand dyed with love for AU$22.

SPECIAL!!!! Only this weekend!!!! Special offer !!! If you order 2 or more angorino tops you will only pay $20 per top! Offer ends Sunday AEST midnight !
Sun Spot

Cosmic Rave

Eagle Mountain


Earth and Sky
(similar to Eagle Mountain but with a stronger red ochre and a gorgeous sky blue: great to combine both!)

Grand mother Mole



Grass and Daisies



Dates to Remember:
Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show
Saturday May 11th, Bardin Centre Hall at Christ Church, 8 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick
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 and much much more...!!!!
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 to be drawn at 3pm at the venue !!!! yeah!

Gembrook Spinners and Weavers Guild Spin in day

Monday May 20th, Gembrook Town Hall  !!!!
A wonderful get together with heaps of spinners and weavers in the beautiful Gembrook.


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 : 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 !
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