The Eternal Maker And A Little Bear On Wheels

I had heard a lot about ‘The Eternal Maker’ fabric shop in Chichester and when the name was mention strange reactions from female friends would happen, such as oohs and aahs, in fact when I went into a shop today and mentioned where I was going, cries of “can we come too could be heard”. I was finally introduced to The Eternal Maker http://www.eternalmaker.com/ last week by the ever so talented Gill from http://paisleypedlar.wordpress.com  

Endless boxes of half metres
Soooooo many fabrics

She promised this place would be amazing and have fabrics to die for, well Gill certainly kept her promise. There is almost an air of guilt hanging around the shop as woman pick up their secret purchases probably to be quickly stashed in the fabric cupboard when they get home! Or is that just me?

My purchase ready to make a cushion
Purchase for another day- wonderful typewriter fabric

The rest of our fab day including a Peter Blake exhibition  can be read on Gills fab blog .
The other item I totally fell in love with that day was in Pretty Scruffy ( You can out all about Pretty Scruffy in an earlier post) . The item was this wonderful Bear On Wheels (Humphrey) made the very clever Sarah at

My already much-loved bear on wheels

Northfield Primitives, http://northfieldprimitives.blogspot.co.uk/ using techniques to create a worn antique effect which include staining Osnaburg fabric with coffee, then cooking it in the oven and gently rubbing it down with sandpaper, Sarah makes gorgeous characters of elephants, dogs ,bears and rabbits. Not only that Sarah sews on vintage Meccano wheels and bells to make a ‘pull-along ‘ Lovely!

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4 thoughts on “The Eternal Maker And A Little Bear On Wheels

  1. Sarah Pinney August 8, 2012 / 6:59 am

    So pleased you like your little bear Becky. Thank-you for blogging about him. The Eternal Maker sounds wonderful. Off to check out their website. Best wishes Sarah @ Northfield Primitives x

    • jamjarbizarre August 8, 2012 / 7:08 am

      Hi Sarah, Is the bear called Becky? They said he was called Humphrey, i want to tie a little tag with her name on so i remember. The Eternal Maker is amazing, there are just so many fabrics all in one place, we thought it was like a fabric library!
      All the best x

  2. Anonymous August 14, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    We certainly had a really great day didn’t we! I am soooo jealous of your lovely little bear, it is really cute.

    • jamjarbizarre August 15, 2012 / 10:00 am

      It was the best day i have had for ages! Thankyou for showing me so much of Chichester and the exhibition that i really enjoyed and of course The Eternal Maker! See you soon

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