It’s been a rollercoaster ride again this week, trying to get everything packed and finished and shipped. But I have made it ! Today is my last “workday” so to speak of this year (If I keep saying that to myself I will believe it and finally get some much needed rest…lol) I was very close to losing my mental and physical health after pulling an allnighter with some , let’s say, complications, and I have come out the other side feeling more clear than ever. Sometimes things like that need to happen I guess to come to a certain realization of ones perception and reality.
Cookies have already been made and eaten, I might add, so the next thing on my list is to make some gingerbread men and a house because I have never done that in my life, so I have to try that ! I have already started reading “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon and almost finished that and on to the next one. Embroidery adventures have started (Home is where the yarn is- you can see that on my Instagram page) with more on the horizon and there are some very lazy crafting days on the couch planned too. Sounds like a perfect end of a hectic and difficult year to me !
What are you planning to do for the last days of 2017? And do you have any mantras for 2018? I know I do! I am planning to go on new adventures and revisit old ones. Although I have been painting and dyeing with fibre, I have not really had ANY time to spare to indulge in drawing and painting apart from a short stroll during Inktober. In 2018 that has to change. I enjoy working with ink and paint and paper and it felt really good exploring that side again in October.
I also want to impose a limit on myself: the limit of not stressing about what others think or do or how they react. This in view of social media and because everything I do is predominantly business/craft and income related , has really taken its’ toll on my sanity in 2017.
Too many times I have let people get under my skin and wreak havoc. No More! It is tough to create on its own but to stress oneself out with the constant question “am I good enough?” or hearing others say “there is so much competition out there!, look they have copied what you have done!” is making it even harder. I will not let these doubts enter my mind again nor will I make it harder by being my own worst enemy. The only person who can make your life better is yourself. Do not rely on others or other people’s opinions to do that for you. Know who your friends are by what they do not only by what they say and let it go.
Sometimes I forget. Sometimes I look past how strong and creative I can be, only to bring myself down by listening to others or to hear myself whispering damaging negativity in my own ear. I am extremely good at making things harder for myself I have found. So again, no more. 2018 will be the year of boundaries on one end and adventures on the other.
2017 has been a major negative cluster of energy sometimes and it is time to resist. Resist those negative feelings, habits, information streams, influences and instead start a revolution! Our own freedom from influences that inhibit our freedom of expression or adventure. So many positive things can happen when we speak out and when we speak up for ourselves. Movements like #MeToo (although started as a movement in 2009 I think but really made an impact as a hashtag movement via social media) have started to shift our perception and even our behaviour and the behaviour of others.
I will not be complacent though, because it only takes a moment of not paying attention and I will be back in my old ways. Things can only change when we keep practicing. Just like a concert pianist practices their art continuously, we have to practice behaviour change or thinking pattern change.
So, Let 2018 be an Adventure, A positive Movement, Hope, Creativity and Strength to Change things for the better. Let us all be advocates for what we Love to do not only what we fight Against. Let’s dare to be different and don’t care what others think. Let's be Ourselves (coz others have already been taken...).
Let’s be Strong in our Beliefs and Compassionate towards others. Let’s Agree to disagree sometimes and feel liberated to Fight for what is right. Let’s Colour our Spirit and have wonderful new Adventures.
So, for the next week, I will be Soulcrafting and…..working together with Paul , making a new table for our kitchen with an amazing Red Box Timber Slab we found recently. I really want to experiment with some glow in the dark resin for that table!
So, lots to plan, experiment with and most of all..relax ! I hope you will too ! I wish you all very happy Holidays ! I will post photos on my Instagram and facebook pages so if you want to see what I am up to here’s the linkie: www.instagram.com/ixchelbunny
I cannot thank you enough for all your support and showing me your gorgeous friendship, by following me, liking my posts, commenting and sharing. Thank you all for being you and following my adventures. There will be plenty of new exciting ones in 2018!
No products on this weeks update except the club sign ups that are still open for another week !
Please message me or email me if you have any questions! You know I am always happy to enable !
In 2017 the theme was “Fantasy”.
For 2018 the theme is “Art Journey” which can take us from inspiring paintings by visual masters like Van Gogh to Journeys into the Imagination by literary masters. It is going to be Fun !
Special IxCHeL Gift Vouchers
Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card
a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.
The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN !
Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !
Great Fibres and exciting blends and colourways
Only hand dyed for those who are club members !
January, February and March 2018
IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2018
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs January, February and March 2018
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs January, February and March 2018
Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2018 club is going to be shipped out end of January, the Feb club mid feb and the March club mid March 2018. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Have a fun weekend !!!
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