Friday, February 14, 2020

Be My Bunny Valentine


Be my Bunny Valentine

Happy Valentines Day ! Whether you are in a relationship or not, believe me , you can always celebrate Valentines day and cuddle yarn or fibre !  I have to say today was special in a special kinda way: Forst I received this cute bunny card from a good friend on Valentines day and at the same time Amazon delivered Ebola to my door. Don;t laugh, it;s true! lol   Thankfully it was only the book "Ebola" by David Quammen, a science writer I admire greatly! He did some amazing writing and if you are interested in Biology, Ecology and now the spillover of virusses like Hendra, Ebola and most recently, Corona Virus, please read his books " Spillover" and " the Song of the Dodo".

For tonight's update there are some special Blossom Bunny Tops: amazing to spin with its superfine merino, cashmere, angora and rose fibres. Super silky and shiny too ! What else could you possibly want on this romantic day (apart from books about ebola, if you are a nerd like me...lol) 😉

So,  what has been happening here on the farm? Well, happy to say that we have and are at the moment , inundated with rain. Which makes drying yarns and fibres a bit harder, but makes for some good plant growing and feed for the bunnies, as well as my dye garden , which has seen better days. Lots of plants have started seeding , like the Japanese Indigo and the true indigo plants together with my 2 year old woad (which I thought was toast this year). Hopefully I can regenerate enough for next years harvest. Next week, keep an eye out on my Instagram feed, where I will let you know all about the seed availability.

Also, the Feb clubs are dry and ready to post on Monday ! Photos and teasers will be on social media next week as well so you can have a look!


As usual, I do not know what to do first: I am working on new blends! Four new Rare sheep breed blends and I hope to have them all finished before the Bendigo Sheep and Wool show. Because there is a lot of hand carding and blending of short batches involved it takes a LOT of time, so please bear with me . What do they say again: good comes to those who wait? LOL I don’t know about you, but on the one hand , having patience is a good thing , however, coupled with the “ I want it all now”-feeling, it can be extremely taxing…LOL But, the hard part is over: sourcing and securing loads and loads of yummy fibre from all over the world and (not so fun) doing all the administrative stuff that goes with it ! The excitement is building here though and I can hardly wait to tell you all about it in the next couple of months ! .

Anyway, on with the show !!! Because tonight there are some pretty amazing “Rosey” fibres waiting to be released out in the open and ready for you to cuddle and give a good home ! AND…. The sign ups for the next IxCHeL clubs are OPEN !!!! Yeah !!! Also, the IxCHeL tweed yarn range is still available, so have a look at all the colours (you can see the photos below all the IxCHeL club sign up information).

Thank you all so much for your awesome support ! Have a wonderful and happy week, filled with lots of fibery and yarny fun !! Enjoy your desserts !

Hugs
Charly

Blossom Bunny Tops

Superfine Merino, Angora Bunny, Cashmere, Silk, Rose Fibres hand dyed and super lustrous

100g + AU$25



Be my Valentine




Arctic Ice
SOLD


Starry Night -SOLD




Love Touch-1 LEFT-







Eucalyptus Love-







Sunbathing Wombat-




Roses-SOLD-




Gem Corn Magic-




The Tangled Tree-1 LEFT-




Unicorn Kisses-




Very Shy and Aloof-




IxCHeL Club Sign ups for the SECOND trimester of 2020 !! are OPEN!!! 

 Here is an overview of all the "Art Journey" themed clubs shipped out to all the members in 2019 and 2020.

Teasers of the latest clubs are always be posted on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so follow me there as well: I am ixchelbunny

 If you would like to join for the next round just PM me.



IxCHeL Clubs 2019







March Yarn Club



March Fibre Club



March Batt Club



April Fibre Club




April yarn Club




April Batt Club




June Batt, yarn and fibre Club




July Fibre Club




July Yarn Club




July Batt Club




August Fibre Club




August Yarn Club




August Batt Club




September Fibre Club




September Yarn Club




September Batt Club




October Fibre Club




October Yarn Club




October Batt Club



November Fibre Club




November Yarn Club




November Batt Club



December Fibre Club




December Yarn Club




December Batt Club


IxCHeL Clubs 2020


January 2020 Fibre Club




January Yarn Club




January 2020 Batt Club


IxCHeL Fibre Club April, May and June 2020


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$25
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 #43 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (April, May and June 2020) is AU$75 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double and triple serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $75+$30 postage (parcel post), double serve $144+$30 (save $6) or triple serves $215 (save $9!) + postage 

For New Zealand : single serve $90+$39 postage (parcel post) double serve $165( save $15!!) +$39 postage

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$75+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve AU$144+AU$57; triple serve $215 (save $9) + postage

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$75+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve AU$144+AU$69; triple serve $215 (save $9) + postage

 For Asia: Single serve AU$75+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve AU$144+AU$50; triple serves $215 (save $9) + postage 

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #43 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The April 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of April, the May club mid May and the June club early June. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details. 

 The IxCHeL Yarn Clubs April, May and June 2020


Every month for three months (January, February and March 2020) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf of course! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn (a 4ply/fingering weight yarn) or an 8ply / DK weight enough to make a pair of socks ; Every month a sock or scarf 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 or scarves extra long ! 

For Australia : single serve $90+$30 postage (parcel post) double serve $165( save $15!!) +$30 postage

For New Zealand : single serve $90+$39 postage (parcel post) double serve $165( save $15!!) +$39 postage

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$90+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve $165 (Save $15!!) +AU$57 

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$90+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve $165 (Save $15!!) +AU$69 

For Asia: Single serve AU$90+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve $165 (= Save $15!!!) +AU$50 

Numbers are strictly limited ! 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 . The April 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of April, the May club mid May and the June club early June. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs April, May and June 2020


Here are all the details. 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$40 or more . The batts will range in weight from 140grams to 170grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wallaby and bison and rare sheep breeds !!!! 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 April, May and June 2020

Price to join the IxCHeL Funky bunny for three months is :

For Australia : $114+$30 postage (parcel post)

For New Zealand : single serve $90+$39 postage (parcel post) double serve $165( save $15!!) +$39 postage

For USA + Canada: AU$114+AU$57 (Airmail) 

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$114+AU$69 (airmail) 

For Asia: AU$114+AU$50 (airmail) 

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY BATT CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! 

The April 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of April, the May club mid May and the June club early June. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.



To become a member just email me on ixchelbunnyart at gmail dot com or message me on facebook or Instagram. More on how to order the clubs and anything from this update later in the blog in the section “how to order”

IxCHeL Aran Tweed Yarn

I have two colourways available at the moment: Both with the most colourful speckles and pops of colour you can think of and both in pure wool, spun with lots of love


50 grams AU$16 , appr 80 meters per skein.




IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea








IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Coral Sea with bright pops of colour


IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea 






IxCHeL Aran Tweed Opal








IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Opal  with bright pops of colour









IxCHeL Tweed fingering weight yarn

Super soft lambswool 70% and Kid Mohair 30%

Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn

+/- 200meters/218yards

50grams      1.76oz

AU$16

NEW Colours !!!





Leafy Seadragon




Flying Fox




Airlie Beach




Sea Mist





Amethyst
Great Barrier reef


Wattle
(A beautiful sunshine yellow that goes so well with the kookaburra the silver grey)



Kata Tjuta
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooomany others)



Kookaburra
(a beautiful silver grey with ochre accents that complement the dingo colourway)



Dingo
( A beautiful warm honey ochre with pops of royal bluebell, kingfisher and kangaroo paw)





Grevillea
(a gorgeous raspberry base with pops of royal bluebell, flowering gum, grey and daintree)






Flowering Gum
( a gorgeous medieval warm red with bright red, kookaburra and fern forest accents)







Fern Forest
( a deep forest green with accents of bright red, dusky purple and daintree) )









Jacarandah 
( a fabulous deep purple with accents of royal bluebell, daintree, grevillea and kingfisher )







Wombat
( a fabulous deep walnut brown with accents of dingo and kookaburra)






Kangaroo Paw 
( a fabulous warm orange with accents of fern forest, royal bluebell and grevillea and dingo )





isn’t it gorgeous how the Kangaroo paw knits up?! )








Royal Bluebell 
( a deep blue with accents of flowering gum, kookaburra and fern forest )






Wallaby
( a warm light brown with accents of soft blue and kookaburra)







Daintree ( a soft green with accents of fern forest and dingo)







Kingfisher 
( a fabulous Turquoise blue with accents of fern forest, kangaroo paw, Jacaranda and Grevillea)





Pm me if you would like to give some of these amazing new IxCHeL Tweed yarns or the Buddhas tears tea a good home or if you want to sign up for the IxCHeL Clubs ! Enjoy looking and have a fun weekend !

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 week’s blog entry. 



IxCHeL Buddhas tears tea

carefully packed and presented in a special organza gift bag

50g/ AU$19

Two organically grown superior green tea leaves and a jasmine bud are plucked from the best quality tea bushes and mixed with delicately smelling jasmine blossoms, then sieved and hand rolled on bamboo trays, into small balls while the leaves are not quite dry. 

The leaf captures the fine jasmine aroma and releases it during brewing, giving a champagne coloured cup. 

 Brewing: 1-3 minutes 75-80degC , 

 4 pearls/cup, 

you can reinfuse 3-4 times so those 4 pearls last a looong time



Carefully handrolled tea



Enjoy the tea over and over again, by adding hot water again and again



All my contact details are here:





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 week’s blog entry. 
Have a fun weekend !!!

How To Order:
1. You can email me on ixchelbunnyart at gmail dot com  or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. Message me on facebook or 
3. Message me on www.ravelry.com  where I am ixchelbunny.
4. message me on Instagram 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.



Dates to put in your Calendar


keep your eyes out for any news on the 

ixchelbunny Instagram feed and the IxCHeL facebook page!!






 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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