The Eternal Maker Crafts

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Ruby Star Rising Giveaway!

Pings And Needles

Over on Pings and Needles we are giving away four fat quarters of your choice of the fabulous Ruby Star Rising range from Melody Miller. Could it get better than that? Well, yes, because the lovely Sarah is doing a big interview with Melody herself too in a few days - and having met Melody, it will be a good interview.

Have you checked out her blog? Melody has written some super inspiring posts over the past few months - I think my favourite must be this one - it made me think about all the things we have done even here at the eternal maker that haven't worked out. My favourite part is where Melody says: "I have to do work that honestly inspires me, and not get caught up in the trap of what-I-think-will-sell.". This is so true.

Anyway, I am rambling. So head on over to Pings and Needles and get yourself in the giveaway!

A x

P.S. Did you read how Melody describes me? Must be someone else she's thinking of ;)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Oliver + S Day, Saturday 18th June

oliver + s day!
Saturday 18th June 2011

Come and join us for our very first oliver + s day, a day full of oliver + s themed fun and frolics.
First up on the schedule is a dressmaking class from 10.30am-4.30pm. Taught by Amanda (the clever lady who makes many of our oliver + s samples you can see in store), you will make the gorgeous Ice Cream Dress. How cute is this? Cost of this class is £35, included is your oliver + s pattern and your lunch! We only have a couple of places left on this course so sign up quickly.
Next up are make and takes by the eternal maker team - all inspired by oliver + s patterns, fabrics and their aesthetic, these make and takes are suitable for children so bring them along too! The make and takes are running from 10.30am - 4pm, and although I can't tell you what they are (oh okay, there's a skirt, paper doll jewellery & more), I can tell you they are exciting, and we've had a lot of help from the lovely people behind oliver + s to make sure they are truly authentic! Make and takes from £3
If you do a make and take during the day you will automatically be entered into a draw to win the amazing new oliver + s book, 'Little Things To Sew'. That is, if it's still here and hasn't been nicked by one of the eternal maker team (seriously, there have been some very covetous looks being cast in it's direction..). If you don't do a make and take, you can enter the draw in the shop by giving a pound towards our favourite charity, Help for Heroes.

And if that wasn't enough, there will be other prizes and competitions throughout the day too!
If you want any more information about anything to do with the oliver + s day, just let us know and we'll try and give you more information (without spilling all the secrets, of course!)

Hopefully we'll see you then!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Barcelona... where the streets are paved with hexagons

Hello folks, how are you all doing this fine day? I feel like I should apologise because I was getting pretty good at updating and then I let it go for a little while again. But I'm back, and only 2 weeks, which for my records isn't that bad!
I do have an excuse, what with Easter, and then all the bank holidays. And I went to Barcelona for a long weekend and when I came back I didn't feel 100%, and couldn't face doing pretty much anything, let alone this. So sorry.
Has anyone been to Barcelona? It was my second trip there, the first being about 5 years ago now, and I had forgotten what a beautiful city it is. And I'd forgotten (or maybe I never noticed before) that many of the streets are paved with these beautiful paving stones. I never thought I'd use the phrase 'beautiful paving stones'. Ha.
But it's got me all inspired for hexagons. I've done a couple of hexagon projects before, but they've all been pretty small (cushions are the biggest). But maybe now I'm inspired now to maybe try something bigger. Hmmm. The grey of this also re-inspires me for my often-thought-about-never-yet-got-around-to grey and yellow quilt. This has been in my head for literally ages - but I haven't even started collecting fabrics for it, which for me is weird, it's usually any excuse. I think it's my 'one day' quilt. Anyone else got one of those?