Friday, November 17, 2017

Staying Alive



What a week ! Bunny our ragdoll kitty is starting to fit right in here at the farm and smooched her way into our hearts already. Mind you she still loves to sleep in til late in the afternoon but we’ll acclimatize her to the “ early cat gets the worm” in the long run..lol Mind you I am a night owl so she already pretty much fits in to my itinerary. It’s been a week and a day since we have adopted her but she already stole our hearts..lol She put on some much needed weight and loves a cuddle. Now on to the next big thing that happened this week: I have always and always will be a fighter for human rights and equality. Hold it against me if you want. It’s one of the reasons That’s why I chose to work in poor, underprivileged communities as a medical anthropologist and partly why I even started doing a law degree even before that: why? Because I had this idea that when everybody had the same rights and freedoms the world would be a better place. Women’s rights, voting rights for all, equal pay for all in the workplace, freedom to be who you are without hurting the freedoms of others; compassion for all… That is why I thought this week was an eye opener: the majority of the Australian People have voted to allow All people to love one another no matter their gender. Hoorah! The politicians who the people pay to be their voice could not make their minds up so they asked the people and the people spoke. Now let’s hope the politicians speak for thepeople like they are paid to do in the first place and make this about “who ever agrees to love one another can marry” … In the end, please let Love win, not hate or disparity , or difference of opinion. Please let Love and Compassion win above all else.
I believe in Love. And no, I am not doing a “give away” or use the peoples YES vote. Instead, I will roll out the red carpet with a huge Celebration once the people’s vote is passed into law. However way you look at it, equality has to be fought over always. Never take it for granted or ignore it. Let us all stand by everybody. It is in all of our interests to do the right thing. Let’s stand beside our brothers and sisters and fight. It is not “them” or “you” : it should always be “ US”.


Okay, now I got that off my chest, for tonights’ update I have some Bunny Bison Bliss tops because we all need some exquisite bliss to cuddle up to !


Here are all the offerings for tonight and please do not forget : the sign ups are open for the fibre, yarn and batt club starting in January 2018!


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 Bunny Bison Bliss Tops 

50 grams AU$18

Superfine Merino 50% Bison 15% Angora 10% Baby Camel 10% Tencel 10% Cashmere 5%







Wham Bang Shang-a-Lang




Natural








Staying Alive





Star Man







Spirit in the Sky


Southern Nights

Southern Nights Close up







Mr Blue Sky





Moonage Daydream




Love




Hooked on a Feeling





Fox on the Run




Foled around and Fell in Love




Come and get your LOve




Ain’t no mountain high enough









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.

$5



The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN ! 

Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !

Always great blends and colourways 

only hand dyed for those who are club members !



January, February and March 2018





For all our international club fans there is a possibility to ship all three clubs together to save on postage if you want :-) Just pm me and enquire about the options available.


IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2018


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$24 or more

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 #34 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February and March 2018) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!



For Australia : single serve $72+$29 postage (parcel post), double serve $136+$29 (save $8) or triple serves $204 (save $12!) + postage


For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve AU$136+AU$57


For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$69


For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$50


If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #34 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club mid March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.


The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs  January, February and March 2018


Every month for three months (January, February and March 2018) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf ofcourse! (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 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 extra long !


For Australia : single serve $87+$29 postage (parcel post) double serve $146(= one skein FREE!!!) +$29


For USA + Canada: single serve AU$87+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve $146 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57


For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$87+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$69


For Asia: Single serve AU$87+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +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 January 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid Feb and the March club Mid March.


IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs  January, February and March 2018

Here are all the details and 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 180grams 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 January, February and March 2018.

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

For Australia : $114+$29 postage (parcel post)

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 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



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 !!!



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 also to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry.



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 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.


Thank you so much for your help and support !


 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Bunny !



After Jazz our bunny dog, went over the rainbow bridge three years ago, we have been thinking about another addition to the family, but never really got anywhere close to finding a perfect match. Jazz was a really hard act to follow.
 On Monday, while I was browsing through the Animal Aid website I saw this amazing looking cat and I thought to go and meet her. On Wednesday I went and I think it was love at first sight..the cat was smoochy, loving and so cute and felt really at ease. So, we adopted her.

She is an older cat(6), a ragdoll (fluffy of course) and has been some pretty traumatic circumstances, which I only got to know when I signed the adoption papers. She was surrendered by her owners who had used her as a breeding cat her whole life. This time something had gone wrong though and when they brought her into the Animal Aid vet clinic she had already been in labour for more than a day. The vet saw that the babies had died already and had been dead for quite some time. There was no other option than to operate. At that point the owners said…they could not possibly take care of the cat anymore and surrendered her. Without going into total profanity here..but I think that is a bl..dy   f….in'   unbelievable act of (insert more swearing)….

 Anyway, this cute kitty that weighs wayyyy too little for the breed she is (around 2.9 kilos instead of her normal 5kgs!) so what better place to come than our fibre farm where no doubt she will be adding on the calories as soon as she settles in. The settling in bit is a bit hard: she is very quiet, smoochy but shy and she obviously is still suffering from the trauma that she went through. More on “bunny” (yes that is her name) in future blogs.

Can I just add a rant (again..lol) : please please if you want a pet, only buy from reputable breeders, don’t go to backyard breeders! When you get a cat or a dog have it de-sexed! Please!!!! I cannot stress this enough.There are such an enormous amount of cats and dogs that are being surrendered or lost every day it does my head in. If you are a breeder: be a responsible one!!! Be compassionate and pay for the vet bills! Pay for good care! Be good for the animals you have. Don’t be an asshole..(oops sorry that one just crept in without me knowing…lol).

We are angora bunny breeders but we do not sell to the public. It is way too much of a high maintenance animal and there are way too many people out there who love them at first and then cannot keep them in top condition. We do not breed a doe more than once or twice tops in their life. We are here to take care of the animals and the land.

Okay, now I got that off my chest, for tonights’ update I have the DK weight/8ply yarn I promised you a week ago.

There are some amazing combos that you can put together for your fade shawls or the “rainy Avenue shawl” by Jeannie Kubrich which I just love (available on Ravelry for free ! Go check this awesome designer out ! Here is a photo of some of the oak galls and typo yarns together with some atomic blonde yarn (see offerings below).




Or, you can go for the fade shawl for example: here is the safflower yarn with some atomic blonde 😉



Here are all the offerings for tonight and please do not forget : the sign ups are open for the fibre, yarn and batt club starting in January 2018!






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 DK Weight 8 ply yarn 

200meters/ 219yards, 3.53oz /100grams

AU$29







Wonder Woman Red (second photo shows it in combo with the Safflower yellow skein)




Naturally Dyed with Safflower, which gives an amazing butter yellow colour







The Queen in Bermuda (could not resist after hearing about the “Bermuda Papers” lol)



Here is the Queen in Bermuda together with “atomic Pink” and “WOnder Woman Red”





Royal Purple


dyed with Oak Galls, dark greys and black


The Oak Galls trio: dark, light to dark and speckle (see photo of the Rainy Avenue Shawl above)





Speckled Oak Galls “Typo”




Oak Galls light to dark (naturally dyed)




Mossy forest (dyed with Rudbeckia flowers) -sold-




Midsummer Murders (my absolute favourite !!!!
with splashes and speckles of blue, moss green, blood red, plum purple, greys and safflower yellow), in the third photo you see how well it goes with the mossy greens and wonder woman red!!!




Gothic Clown (goes very well with the oak gall black and the royal purple ! as a trio)




Atomic Pink -1left-




Atomic Blonde ( a great variety of neon pink, black, purple, moss, yellow, blue)









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.

$5



The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN ! 

Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !

Always great blends and colourways 

only hand dyed for those who are club members !



January, February and March 2018





For all our international club fans there is a possibility to ship all three clubs together to save on postage if you want :-) Just pm me and enquire about the options available.


IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2018


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$24 or more

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 #34 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February and March 2018) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!



For Australia : single serve $72+$29 postage (parcel post), double serve $136+$29 (save $8) or triple serves $204 (save $12!) + postage


For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve AU$136+AU$57


For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$69


For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$50


If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #34 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club mid March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.


The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs  January, February and March 2018


Every month for three months (January, February and March 2018) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf ofcourse! (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 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 extra long !


For Australia : single serve $87+$29 postage (parcel post) double serve $146(= one skein FREE!!!) +$29


For USA + Canada: single serve AU$87+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve $146 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57


For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$87+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$69


For Asia: Single serve AU$87+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +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 January 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid Feb and the March club Mid March.


IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs  January, February and March 2018

Here are all the details and 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 180grams 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 January, February and March 2018.

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

For Australia : $114+$29 postage (parcel post)

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 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



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 !!!



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 also to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry.



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 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.


Thank you so much for your help and support !


 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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