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
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?
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
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!