People who just know me from the shows and the blogs think I am this upper energetic outgoing happy go lucky person, extrovert personality, not a care in the world…well, surprise surprise..I am a shy person..really! I hear you laughing from wayyyy over there…lol…it is true !
I am not afraid to admit that my life has not been the easy path to walk on; ever since I fell into this world as a totally underweight barely breathing baby (yeah right! Another “well who would have thought that!- Moment…lol) but it is true!..
Apart from all the struggles and staying alive bits, the sickness and sorrow, the bullying, the terrible abuse, all that chaos and mayhem, I somehow found a path that saved me.
I am not labelling anything: I will not submit to any label, because there are many and all are just either not entirely true or totally confusing the issue.
Just like when I was diagnosed with cancer..all of a sudden I was labelled..I discarded that label vigorously. Why? Because labels are not worth the brain tissue they are written on.
As soon as you accept your label it becomes..well..just that: acceptance of someone elses rules and views on reality. I am not saying we do not need labels. Labels have been invented to make us feel secure , even part of a group or society. So to totally disregard labels is making your life more difficult? Maybe? I don’t know., Maybe Im a rebel..lol
Anyway, I am very very fortunate to have found doors that I could open , …and well, have saved me really. Spinning and doing craft and painting and making music, singing,all of it, encourages the brain to produce serotonin, the same way chocolate does.
Craft and art make you happy. Craft = Chocolate ! And as we all know, chocolate makes us happy ...lol A world without craft would just be…well…boring really and probably very very stressful.
I feel very lucky to have found all of you crafty friends and a wonderful patient partner to share my life with. It’s a wonderful world we live in together in craft. Spinning is so totally relaxing and centering and connects us to the slowness of creation and life, in all its beauty.
When you spin your heart rate drops (even when things go wrong and you wind up in a tangle of threads) your stress levels go down. It’s like meditation or yoga but without the physical discomfort of having to stand on your head.
What brought this on? Well, I guess it’s just the feeling that every now and again life is so demanding and hard, we just need to step back and think what are the things we are grateful for. I am grateful for having friends like you who share my passion for all woolly things and creating. Because Creating is Life….if ever there was an answer to “what is the true meaning of life?” it is not “42” (according to the hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy),.........but our ability to Create.
Rabbit on !! I say !!! Rabbit On !
I have been working very very hard this year to source some very special rare breeds of fibre producing animals. From Seaweed sheep to those cute Valais Blacknose .
There will be more adventures and rare breeds on offer next year including Hungarian Racka sheep and the awesome Gra TRoender sheep from Norway ! Not to mention very VERY special Qiviut and some very special super rare fluff as well !
I will be offering special blends of these rare breeds in the special IxCHeL Fibre adventures like I have done in the last two months (Smaug and Loch ness) but will also offer them to all club members in one blend or another ! Rare breeds need our help and support. Rare breeds need to survive. There is nothing more disheartening than to see that a gorgeous animal has become extinct.. There is nothing more sad than labelling anything “The last of its kind”…
Only by supporting and spinning rare breeds will we all be adding to the diversity of our beautiful world. Don’t miss out ! Membership will give you access to very special blends only released to club members in one of a kind colourways !
This time mopre than anything because we are talking about rare breeds, I have to warn you: I will have to cap the numbers. Rare breed blends mean that I will only be able to offer a small quantity. So, first come first serve. I will add a “sign up before date “ to the info but just like with the Loch Ness sign ups which sold out in under 48 hours, if you wait too long , it may be too late. Join the club ! Have fun creating and Rabbit On !!!
Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this weeks blog entry. Have fun !!!
New IxCHeL Club sign ups Open now (til quotas are reached or until December 31st) !
Clubs January, February, March 2015 !
IxCHeL Fibre Club January February March 2015
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club January, February and March 2015
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club January, February and March 2015
IxCHeL Gift Packs
IxCHeL GIFT VOUCHERS or SURPRISE PACKS !
AU$25 Personalised giftvoucher Pack
AU$50 Personalised giftvoucher Pack
AU$100 Personalised giftvoucher Pack
How To Order:
2. 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? Any custom orders for yarn or dyeing fibre? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.