I went looking for a little shop that stocked locally made crafts with the vain hope that they might be interested in my sewing, but, it seems to have packed its bags and departed - or at least hidden itself since I found it last time! I anyone knows the one I mean, and where it has gone to, I would love to know!
However, we did find some more than acceptable alternatives!
Can I recommend a visit to http://lionstreetstore.com/ - a shop full of pure loveliness - a quirky and eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary art, design and just plain fun! For the princely sum of £2 we bought eight copies of old Beano magazines - which pleased a certain small boy very much indeed!
An absolute bargain at 25p each!!
I picked up a print of an Oscar Wilde quote and found that I just could not put it down - so rather happily it made its way home with me!
The colours are beautiful. I shall be putting Lion Street Store on my list of 'must visit' shops when in Rye!
To top it off, when, fully intending to return to the car, I spotted the monthly Art & Craft market was on - and it drew me in like a magnet (admittedly it didn't need much persuasion!). It was full of beautiful things made by very talented people and usually I escape with my purse in tact - but today, in the corner was an artist called Hadyn Cornner, with some of the funkiest prints I have seen in a long time! http://www.haydncornner.com/ ! And again I came away with a little print - who can resist The Ministry of Normality and a print that advises that you don't drink your own bath water! Brilliant!