Friday, December 30, 2016

Singing in the Rain, Drowned in Moonlight

Thank you to each and everyone of you who have messaged me, emailed, sent postcards and wished me a fun Christmas and a happy birthday. What an amazing feeling to have so many people thinking about you. I am totally humbled by the love you have shown me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am ever so grateful. You are the reason that I am still here spluttering out my thoughts and my fibe adventures on this blog. You are the reason why I still have hope for humanity. Hold on! that comes across as a bit "heavy" but's true.

Over these last months, there have been so many moments  filled with dread about the things to come with so many people expressing hate; either for politics, refugees or other human beings for being different than they are, so much misunderstanding and fear and anger. I think that is what scares me the most. This 1930s kind of tsunami of fear and hate being almost legitimised by the fact that the person who spoke freely and unabashed about violence and hate is going to be the president of the so called "free " world......

Looking back on this year with only a day to go, the one thing that stands out to me is the loss of so many friends..too many: friends I have known personally and some who I am still grieving for, others who I may not have known personally but have been part of my childhood growing up, or they were part of my cultural dna so to speak. I know I am not the only one feeling this kind of loss. And then there are the people who totally deny everything like that being of any importance. Brushing things like that off and to get on with it. I am an empath, Say that to me and alarm bells go
I know I feel compassion for each and every living being, which does not make life easier sometimes, but the alternative is being a rock in the ocean with the waves of time, sorrow and happiness flowing over you , not budging at all. I'd rather be moved. I know I would not be "me" without feeling these things and expressing them. I would not be able to create.     What is the use of being human if we exclude others from our lives, or only allow ourselves to feel if it is limited to an exclusive bunch of people?  I believe limiting our compassion is dangerous. It is as dangerous as living in a bubble and excluding each and everyone who disagrees with us.   I think it is time we are able to have a healthy debate again on whatever subject: whether it is politics, human decency, knitting patterns or the type of spinning you like to do. I have read so many people say that when they put a photo up of their knitting or spinning project, they get comments that they are doing it wrong, or it is not right, or it is bad, sometimes  they even get nasty comments or bullied. I have seen creative people get totally stiffled by this kind of behaviour. Think before you post something, think about how you would feel getting that particular comment. If  you are just commenting negativity: hold yourself back and tell yourself that if you cannot say anything constructive, to not comment at all.

If I could wish for anything at all in the new year, it would be for a more compassionate way of thinking for everybody, Respect and defenitely a sense of humour combined with an explosion of creativity.

Which brings me directly to what all of the previous was brought on by: yes the amazing, hilarious, witty, awesome force of nature that was Carrie Fisher.  Too young  when she was drowned in Moonlight and strangled by her own bra, as she once mentioned she liked her obituary to read. I met her twice: The first time in the early 80s at the time that Empire Strikes back was just released when I was in the States lucky enough to meet the cast , second time was at a booksigning where I had the pleasure not only to be "glittered and sparkled" (You have to know she was very into glitz and glitter: she left a trail of it  everywhere she went. )  while receiving my autograph and a hilarious remark about my "I'm not fat I'm fluffy" badge which I gave to her. (she was very into the most ridiculously funny stuff. What can I say, we connected).

I still can't believe this force of nature has left us so soon only to be followed by her mum, Debbie Reynolds,  the day after. It is such a tragedy and loss. My heart goes out to her brother Todd, her daughter Billie and her beloved Gary. I will always cherish her immense sense of humour, glitter and what she meant to advocating help for mental illness , particularly Bipolar disorder.

Mark Hamill was totally hilarious btw!
He tends to not only sign but adds a little story to the whole thing.

So yeah, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me, reading my blog, being so enthusiastic about all the fluffy stuff happening here, for all the love and creativity you have shared; for all of that I am immensely grateful !Thank you!!!

So, here’s my 5th December fluff offering for you: freshly dyed special IxCHeL Diva Tops with a nice bit of bling  in them,  for this time of year! Diva! tops are a  luxurious spin and cuddle with 15 micron merino, Angora bunny and cashmere , suri , silk with an added bonus of some nice bling accents.
If you have totally forgotten to give somebody a gift and it is too late to go to the shops or send anything physically to  them: you can still get out of the "naughty" corner and give somebody a giftvoucher which I can email to you.

Again a huge thank you to all of you who support our little fibre farm dedicated to sustainability, creativity and sharing : Big Fluffy Hugs to all !

Please let me know if you have any questions okay? If you like to order some of what you see here on tonight’s blog, just message me on ravelry or facebook or send me an email. I will get right back to you with all the details. Happy Snaffling !!!!

A very happy End of 2016: STAY SAFE (2016 can hit you over the head without warning!) and get ready for a fantastic 2017! New Beginnings they say: Let's hope it is going to be amazing ! Make it so!

Special IxCHeL Gift Vouchers 

It's not too late to send a giftvoucher to that special someone: I will email you or the person you want to gift it to the voucher ! Easy ! 

Want to give somebody something special and still let them pick out their fav colour or fibre blend? Well, search no more: I offer an IxCHeL gift voucher package that is so hard to resist you even want to buy one for yourself   The Giftvouchere will be emailed to you or your friend with a unique number to quote when buying from my updates or at any of my markets. The Vouchers are valid for 1 year.     Here’s the deal:

AU$25 Personalised  giftvoucher Pack
A personalised  giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia (for overseas customers you can deduct AU$9 off your shipping cost!) and a badge

AU$50 Personalised  Pack
Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receiver's first order in Australia(for overseas customers you can deduct AU&9 off your shipping cost!) , a badge, a bunny $photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff in a gift pack

AU$100 Personalised  giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia (for overseas customers you can deduct AU$9 off your shipping cost!), a badge, a bunny photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff and yarn in a gift pack!

Just let me know what giftvoucher pack you would like to gift to a friend or yourself! And I will send you all the details.

Diva  Tops

a 24 carrot glamour blend

100g /AU $ 24

15micron merino , Angora Bunny, Cashmere, Glitz, Suri, Silk

Battle of Endor-sold-

BB-8 and a new hope-sold-

Binary Sunset-sold-


Cloud City-sold-

Destruction of Alderaan-sold-

Ewok Feast-sold-

Han Solo-sold-

Jabba's Den-sold-


Obi Wan-1 left-

Singing in the Rain-sold-



Wampa's Lair-sold-


Landscape dyes 

 100g tubs   AU$11 
250g tubs    AU$25

Want to dye your own with easy to use acid dyes? I have been selling these Landscape dyes at my workshops and shows for a long time :  They are extremely easy to use and come in great shades.
Just contact me with the name of the colour you are after and I will get right back to you.

Have a creative week!
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 here:

How To Order:

1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. Message me on facebook or 
3. Message me on  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.

Thank you so much for your help and support !


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