Today’s share is all about a wonderful store in Chichester, West Sussex called the Eternal Maker. It is run by a wonderful mother daughter team Sarah and Anna it has the most amazing array of papers, fabrics, buttons and all things crafty.
I met Sarah and Anna almost 2 years ago when they opened the store and have taught dozens of classes there for them. 5 weeks ago they found new premises and moved the entire store. A tricky job but when the new premises was an industrial garage it is nothing short of a miracle!!! With an army of helpers, they have cleaned, scrubbed, jet washed, used gallons and gallons of white paint and have made the most amazing crafting store.
Yesterday was the opening day and their 2nd birthday celebration, there were lots of tutors (including me) running make and takes, the scrummiest cakes and lots and lots of very happy customers.
As you walk in the door and look left this is the view, Anna has painted an enormous pair of scissors and a button onto the wall, by the till is the lovely Rachael. The wall under the scissors is ribbon and to the left buttons, threads and a mountain of beads.
Below is a picture of the workshop area which is beside the area above, more Anna painting on the walls, it’s such a light and airey place.
Yes that is a real ‘dead’ tree inside, and a shadow of a tree painted on the wall.
This a a diagonal view from the workshop area across the full length of the shop. You can see Sarah, Anna and I in this shot, we are sorting out buttons for a project I’m working on.
On the right is the lovely Fiona, trying out the new sofa,taking a well earned rest from keeping everyone supplied with tea and cakes, the wall of fabric behind her is a tiny proportion of what is available.
And finally a couple of photos of Jane Gill and her lovely icecream stamped creations, the stamps are a clear range she has designed sold by Woodware and they are fantastic. Jane is joined here with Kim and Corinne who enjoyed a few minutes creativity after working so hard all day.
The new class list has been published, with lots of classes to choose from, both Saturdays and during the week. Fabric, paper, buttons, my classes include, Christmas projects cards and Scrapbooks, Decoupage and Needlefelting.
If you would like to visit the store, they are open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 and you will find them at 41 Terminus Road, Chichester PO19 8TX 01243 788174
I hope you have a lovely Sunday