Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Hoppy Holiday Season

 

What a week ! What a week indeed. There has been bloodshed, murder, suicide, bullying, vindictiveness and more than anything else: loss of lives. We have not been exempt from drama and heartbreak. I could go on and on , but what really matters , now more than anything, Is to reflect on good things, to step back and be grateful for the TRUE friends we have and the LOVE we share in our lives.

So, on that note I wish you a wonderful, happy Christmas, among friends and even in this tough time for a lot of people, the most important part is to be able to look in the mirror and say a big “Cheers!” to yourself. Because at the end of the day, you are the person you have to live with 24hours a day. Be good to yourself, be good to others, be kind and be nice. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Santa will give you a present at the end of the day. Being true and honest to yourself does not mean you will have an easy ride through life. Being kind and nice actually will sometimes make it harder. However hard the road you wish to travel on, stay true to your heart and be compassionate.

Have a wonderful Christmas !!


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 !!!
 

Club Sign up Time !

 
It is that time of year again: Believe it or not but a new year is almost there (SCARY!!!) and the time to sign up for the new IxCHeL clubs starting in January 2015 ! Yes ! 2015!!!!

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 !

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 !

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 March 2015

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
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 #23 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February , March 2015) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $72+$28 postage (parcel post), double serve $134+$28 (save $10) or triple serves $199 (save $17!)
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$134+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #23 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2015 Club is going to be shipped out end of January. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club January, February and March 2015

Every month for three months (January, February and March 2015) 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 or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new 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 $78+$28 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$28
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
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 .

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club January, February and March 2015

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 150grams to 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf 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, March 2015.
 
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $102+$28 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$102+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$102+AU$45 (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 first installment is going to be shipped out end of January :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me

IxCHeL Gift Packs

IxCHeL GIFT VOUCHERS or SURPRISE PACKS !

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 ..lol Here’s the deal: FIBRE OR YARN OR BOTH! SURPRISE PACK just let me know the value you would like to spend and the favourite colours of the recipient(or yourself..lol) and I will put together a surprise pack for you and add at least $60 extra worth of goods to the parcel(for all surprise pack orders over $150) just to say thank you and have happy holidays ! :-)

AU$25 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised gift voucher and free post for the receivers first order in Australia !

AU$50 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia ! and a cute 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 Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, 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 hey, you can even gift it to yourself ! And I will send you all the details.
 

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 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.
Thank you so much for your help and support !


 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Not ready....yet

 

I am not ready for it to be December…absolutely not ready at all. Things have been non stop busy this last week with all the clubs and the orders having to be prepared, advanced spinning workshops, a guild Christmas show to go to, the rare breed Loch Ness Fibre adventure to do and heaps and heaps of custom orders to finish and send off…I am longing to take a breath..a deep one and sit down with some eggnog…maybe next week ;-)

The thing is, I have never really been able to slow down. That is, there are certain periods in my life I was so ..well…unable mentally or physically..that I stayed in bed or “in”..couldn’t leave the house (or bed)…for days or even weeks. Yes, really! Another confession I know..lol When I look back, there were about 4 or 5 times in my life that it was so bad I just could not go anywhere, do anything or socialise, nothing… It was a deep dark despairing time. Those were very, very bad times and I would not want to wish it on anybody. On the other hand, there were many more times I was so excited, happy and exuberantly full of ideas and creativity, I just could not help myself and be UP all the time..even stay up..well, you all know that by now.lol….my so called “nightclub spinning” time I call it now, working until dawn and all that kind of thing. I feel now , much more than anytime before, that being “me” is okay..I have accepted my Ups and Downs, that nothing is meant to be perfect, that there is not one goal or so called purpose in life, but that there are many and most importantly , the fact that you cannot be liked by everybody but you have to start liking yourself or face the consequences.

So, this week, look in the mirror and like yourself, be your own friend. Ultimately it is not how many “likes” or “ friends” you gather on facebook or other social media…You, most of all, have to be your best friend… Me, Myself and I, wish you a very happy and stress free December.


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 !!!
 

Club info Time !

 
It is that time of year again: Believe it or not but a new year is almost there (SCARY!!!) and the time to sign up for the new IxCHeL clubs starting in January 2015 ! Yes ! 2015!!!!

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 !

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 !

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 March 2015

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
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 #23 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February , March 2015) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $72+$28 postage (parcel post), double serve $134+$28 (save $10) or triple serves $199 (save $17!)
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$134+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #23 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2015 Club is going to be shipped out end of January. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club January, February and March 2015

Every month for three months (January, February and March 2015) 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 or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new 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 $78+$28 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$28
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
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 .

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club January, February and March 2015

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 150grams to 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf 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, March 2015.
 
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $102+$28 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$102+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$102+AU$45 (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 first installment is going to be shipped out end of January :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me

IxCHeL Gift Packs

IxCHeL GIFT VOUCHERS or SURPRISE PACKS !

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 ..lol Here’s the deal: FIBRE OR YARN OR BOTH! SURPRISE PACK just let me know the value you would like to spend and the favourite colours of the recipient(or yourself..lol) and I will put together a surprise pack for you and add at least $60 extra worth of goods to the parcel(for all surprise pack orders over $150) just to say thank you and have happy holidays ! :-)

AU$25 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised gift voucher and free post for the receivers first order in Australia !

AU$50 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia ! and a cute 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 Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, 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 hey, you can even gift it to yourself ! And I will send you all the details.
 

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 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.
Thank you so much for your help and support !


 
DiVA ! Tops Tops
A 24 carrot glamour blend and lovely to spin! Diva! Tops are a blend of Super fine ECO merino , Angora bunny, cashmere, Glitz, suri and silk
100+grams (+/-3.5Oz) Normally AU$24 , but because this is December and somewhat of a special time of the year, I have a special offer just for you and just for this weekend!

This offer is valid until midnight Sunday December 14th (until stocks last !) : DiVA! Tops are $20 ach ! That’s almost a 20% holiday season discount!!!! 

 Get in quick ! only limited stock !
 

 


 




The Collector -sold-

 
Daleks in Manhattan -sold-

 
Heimdal  (sold)
(one of my absolute favourites together with the Princess Leia tops this week! There is something completely sexy about dusky purples gold and greys…call me funny..lol) SOLD

 
Jane
(after Jane Foster played by the gorgeous Natalie Portman, who conjures up images of delicate ballerina tutus while dancing Swan like in the mist)   2 left

 
Loki   sold


Malekith
(from Thor the dark world, who until recently I had no idea !!was played by Eccleston the first Doctor Who 2005!!....)  SOLD

 

Nebula
(from Guardians of the Galaxy played by Karen Gillan, who ofcourse was the companion of Dr Who Matt Smith ;-) …don’t you just love how things come together..lol) SOLD

 
Nova Prime-SOLD-

 
Pepper Potts-SOLD-

 
Princess Leia (My Absolute FAVOURITE colourway this week !) SOLD

 
Rocky Raccoon-sold-

 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Giving and the importance of Surprise !

Iron Man :-)

The last couple of weeks have been emotionally intense..well,… when hasn’t it..lol..this week there was just a lot “on” “ workshops, prepping, blending and dyeing the club fibres, prepping all the special pigments for the LochNess adventure, prepping/blending and dyeing the Loch Ness adventure AND doing advanced spinners workshops, not to mention packing and sending the orders off and doing custom orders as well. No wonder I think 24hours is not enough time in a day.

Mentally I am doing great: I have never had such mental creative buzz going on. I guess I am just one of those people who thrive on deadlines, lots to do and being under pressure. Strange, but as soon as the pressure valve goes slack, I tend to feel more exhausted than when the pressure is on. I just tend to adapt I guess. Creativity makes more energy, just like doing more physical work gives more energy, just like…giving gets you more satisfaction than receiving..but hey, that’s just my philosophy..lol

In this month of “giving” the pressure seems to be on more than ever to give or get, depending on which side of the coin you are on. As a child – and this is so like the Monty Python sketch I remember “In MY day…we had absolutely nuthin’ “ - but we did not have a lot …at all.. my dad was very very sick from as long as I remember, coming back from the war had left him broken with only his great sense of humour keeping him alive and “being”. My mum and dad had to survive selling their art: glass work, art glass enamel insignias and more. It was a hard life and I still remember my mum staying up til the early hours in the morning to finish an order for an airline company doing all the glass enamelling that was so minute and finicky. I also remember I loved dressing up..that time I was very into the renaissance, as a 5 year old, and seeing those pirate movies with those hooped dresses and the big wigs..so I tied a pillow on top of my head like Madame de Pompadour, and strutted around in the drying room wearing sheets wrapped around me and that infamous pillow on top of my head without any idea what gravity entailed. ……until my “hairdo” fell off on top of everything my mum slaved over and/….destroyed all the work. ..I fled into the only room I could lock- the bathroom- and stayed there for a day…at the horror of my parents probably who , despite wanting to wack the living daylights out of me, needed to probably go to the bathroom more…..

We were not very well off…there were no fancy Christmas presents apart from the ones made by my mum or my grandma…and I still feel guilty for one thing: I wanted a radio….a transistor radio (look it up kids..it’s like a Bluetooth ipod)..i had asked again and again and again..til my parents obviously could take no longer and got me one. What did I do though? I kinda knew Santa was a figment of commercial imagination by then and searched under their bed…I found my present !..it even had a battery..i tried it…it worked and I heard music,.,..omg ! awesome !!!..and then I wrapped it back up, put it back ..and ……..pretended to be surprised at Christmas time. No matter what you are told at whatever point in your life: Please do not cheat and open your present before the actual present giving!!! I loved my little radio!! But I cheated ! I felt bad..maybe it was the guilt…lol…but in the end I think the surprise is even better than the gift itself. I may be wrong there, but even now, I like surprises more than getting exactly what I “asked“ for…Let’s make this time of year and indeed every day of every year a surprise. Life is much more fun that way !
Rabbit on !! I say !!! 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 !!!
 

Club info Time !

 
It is that time of year again: Believe it or not but a new year is almost there (SCARY!!!) and the time to sign up for the new IxCHeL clubs starting in January 2015 ! Yes ! 2015!!!!

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 !

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 !

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 March 2015

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
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 #23 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February , March 2015) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $72+$28 postage (parcel post), double serve $134+$28 (save $10) or triple serves $199 (save $17!)
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$134+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #23 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2015 Club is going to be shipped out end of January. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club January, February and March 2015

Every month for three months (January, February and March 2015) 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 or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new 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 $78+$28 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$28
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
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 .

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club January, February and March 2015

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 150grams to 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf 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, March 2015.
 
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $102+$28 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$102+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$102+AU$45 (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 first installment is going to be shipped out end of January :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me

IxCHeL Gift Packs

IxCHeL GIFT VOUCHERS or SURPRISE PACKS !

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 ..lol Here’s the deal: FIBRE OR YARN OR BOTH! SURPRISE PACK just let me know the value you would like to spend and the favourite colours of the recipient(or yourself..lol) and I will put together a surprise pack for you and add at least $60 extra worth of goods to the parcel(for all surprise pack orders over $150) just to say thank you and have happy holidays ! :-)

AU$25 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised gift voucher and free post for the receivers first order in Australia !

AU$50 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia ! and a cute 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 Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, 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 hey, you can even gift it to yourself ! And I will send you all the details.
 

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 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.
Thank you so much for your help and support !


 
Super Hero Tops Tops
A super lux blend and lovely to spin! GaGa! Tops are a blend of Super fine merino , 316L stainless steel, Angora buny, cashmere, suri alpaca
100+grams (+/-3.5Oz) AU$24 and to celebrate the time of I also offer you the undyed tops this time at an extremely reduced price so you can have fun dyeing your own!
 

Dyed tops are $24, undyed tops are $14 !!!! Just for this weekend !!!!


 
Undyed Natural $14 just from Dec 5/12/14-11/12/14 
 Awesome to dye. Please do NOT dye in yor microwave okay?!!! 
 It does have REAL STEEL in it !!

 

Star Lord

 
Rocket Raccoon

 
Moonage Daydream

 
The Iron Man

 
Gamora

 
Drax

 
 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Be Kind and Rabbit On !

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Last week it was all about “the last of their kind” and this week it basically is too., but in a different way….it’s all about those who create and how criticising them or putting the fear of the copy monster in them is so devastating !  Here’s my five cents worth:

And in the beginning there were….lots and lots of ideas. Ideas that took form and grew and shaped into things that evolved to show bits and pieces of the “soul” of the idea-giver, the artist, the inventor. Fire, the wheel, spinning wheels and spindles, yarn, clothing, chairs, houses, planes, computers, pumpkin pie, everything started somewhere and evolved…now in this day and age, I find it absolutely mind boggling how people can say that they or somebody else, invented a colourway or a fibre blend or a design or a recipe for something that has been done for centuries or even since the dawn of time. I wonder when we are going to get told off when using indigo to dye our wool or fabric, because it is the “property” of somebody else? Or, nobody can make a type of chair anymore , because let’s face it, it has been done before by somebody at some point or another? Well nothing surprises me really, I heard that companies are even battling it out to “own” certain genomes….scary!!!

I am not promoting “let’s blatantly copy other peoples’ ideas” here. To illustrate that, here’s a bit of my experience on the matter to give you some context:

Years ago, when I was weaving my Maya wraps you could wear in 20 different ways, very loosely based on ancient blankets/wraps I have seen in ethnic Latin American communites where one garment had to have multiple purposes. I wove each patiently (each one took weeks to make)  in three different sizes/lengths and all were different, handspun, dyed, painted, woven in different types of fibres, yarns and even some with added gold and bling.
  I sold them at specialty markets and shows, even had them on show on catwalks..until a company –now long gone- thought it would be a great idea to make machine knit versions of the same..without asking me. The principle was the same, the design was a blatant copy but….no machine knitted mass produced item can ever replace a handmade woven one of a kind piece. Even when the pattern is the same. They shut shop after a couple of years ..karma is a bitch.

Now, that was a case of direct copy of pattern..nothing like some people nowadays think they can appropriate their way of putting colours together or blending fibres together or making spinning wheels or anything else for that matter.

  There is a difference between a copy and something that looks the same because it has the same purpose: like a chair, or a spinning wheel, or a tablet or a phone.

Here’s a piece of enlightenment : a Turkish spindle can never ever look different : it always has to have a shaft and two pieces of wood interlocking on each side…just like .a chair will always have to accommodate somebody’s butt sitting in it comfortably.

So all that copy threat "oh please do not share because others will copy you ", does that hold me back from sharing? From doing what I do? No!
I will keep on sharing the love for what I do. I will not let my creativity be hindered by fear of somebody wanting to do what I do and copying some colours I put together or different fibres I blend, or garments I design and make.

I mean, Should I feel attacked by others selling angora fibres? No! Because it is not my property in the first place. I discovered at one point that somebody decided to put black bamboo and blend it with the same fibres as I did for my black bunny tops, so their tops looked a bit like mine. Was I devastated? Did I feel attacked? No…instead I did what I do: I created heaps and heaps of other blends, because that is what I do. You cannot shut a creative mind down from getting ideas and acting upon them all the time.

I believe that everything we make is unique. If you make something by hand, your hands and your soul will transfer something to the item you produce. Your thoughts and your views and your feelings are instantly attached to it. What I am saying is : unless something is done by a machine, everything you make will have your “soul” in it!

On the other hand, I have to tell you something else : another confession. I am super sensitive, no really, I am, just like all the other artists and people who express themselves through their art, there is and always will be “sensitivity” weaving its way through it.
  I have had “friends” being the devils on my shoulder, telling me this and that and the other, that so and so was doing this and that, and isn’t that bad for me? And what I do? And I should do this and that.    Us, sensitives, are easily distressed, we even distress ourselves without any outside help whatsoever. In the middle of the night we have thousand pages worth of ideas springing up all around, we leap up and enthusiastically make it happen, we eat breathe and live our art, only to after extreme hard work and effort , be confronted by our OWN self doubt..we go from “ what a great idea! To this idea is going to work! To this idea is crap to ..I LOVE this idea! I hope everybody loves my idea?” It is a constant battle that does not need the fuel added to it by doubt from others nor unkind remarks. Be kind to one another and allow yourself to fuel only creativity, not anger or ego.

So, pin it, share it, be proud of what you do, make your mark, show your creative soul with a personal touch , your thoughts and do not , I repeat do not! Be overly protective, scared of what anybody says or does, or worse still: attack other artists because they knitted a jumper too.
The only way we can grow as a person and learn , is to share and appreciate and love and applaud.

 Share the love. Share the creativity. Create! There is nothing worse than fear or attack . That only takes the creative juices out of everybody…..and where would that leave us? Exactly! : Alone! and in a place where Fear replaced Sharing what we love doing. And that, my friends, is a very lonely place to be.

Rant over….

Rabbit on !! I say !!! 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 !!!

It is that time of year again: Believe it or not but a new year is almost there (SCARY!!!) and the time to sign up for the new IxCHeL clubs starting in January 2015 ! Yes ! 2015!!!!

 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 !

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 !

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 March 2015

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
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 #23 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February , March 2015) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $72+$28 postage (parcel post), double serve $134+$28 (save $10) or triple serves $199 (save $17!)
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$134+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$134+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #23 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2015 Club is going to be shipped out end of January. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club January, February and March 2015

Every month for three months (January, February and March 2015) 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 or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new 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 $78+$28 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$28
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
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 .

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club January, February and March 2015

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 150grams to 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf 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, March 2015.
 
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $102+$28 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$102+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$102+AU$45 (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 first installment is going to be shipped out end of January :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me

IxCHeL Gift Packs

IxCHeL GIFT VOUCHERS or SURPRISE PACKS !

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 ..lol Here’s the deal: FIBRE OR YARN OR BOTH! SURPRISE PACK just let me know the value you would like to spend and the favourite colours of the recipient(or yourself..lol) and I will put together a surprise pack for you and add at least $60 extra worth of goods to the parcel(for all surprise pack orders over $150) just to say thank you and have happy holidays ! :-)

AU$25 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised gift voucher and free post for the receivers first order in Australia !

AU$50 Personalised giftvoucher Pack

Comes with a personalised giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia ! and a cute 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 Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia !, a badge, 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 hey, you can even gift it to yourself ! And I will send you all the details.
 

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 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.
Thank you so much for your help and support !


 
Gaga! Bunny Tops Tops
A soft, very lustrous sheeps wool and lovely to spin! GaGa! Tops are a blend of Blue faced Leicester, Angora buny, cashmere and Glitz (trilobal nylon)

100+grams (+/-3.5Oz) AU$24 and to celebrate “black Friday” just like our American Counterparts (because let’s face it: Celebrations are the best thing !)

When you order today (Friday November 28th) , you will receive a 20% discount on all GaGa! Tops  !!!
 
Zen

 

Velveteen Rabbit

 
The Walking Dead

 
dragon fire

 
The Mermaid Dance

 
Pale Autumn

 
Thanksgiving

 
Frozen

 
Frozen Applepie

 
Daryl

 
Daleks in Manhattan

 
Christmas tree



 
 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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