On Saturday, Alice and I decided to spontaneously go to Brighton for the day. It was a mixed kind of weather day, but that didn't put a damper on our spirits and enthusiasm for pootling down the bohemian north lanes and along the seaside as well as enjoying some of the free city entertainment going on on the streets and corners during the Brighton Festival.
There was a lovely weekly flea market just down from the station where we had a wander and a little purchase or two of some old french buttons.
There was a lovely man selling different cuts of fabric and I spotted this lovely floral piece on the floor in amongst other scrap bits. He said he had got it from an old lady who used to do patchwork and he thought it was a Liberty 1970's print. It almost looks like a Liberty fabric, that's what attracted me to it in the first place, I'm not sure though? I asked "How much are you wanting for this half meter?" and he said I could just have it as it was so old and scrappy! Wow, thanks lovely Mister with the fabric store :o)
We visited some of the artists open houses which I have always loved ever since I lived in Brighton from 1996-2002. There is such diversity of artists from print makers to painters to ceramicists to crafty quilt makers and knitting/crochet.
We had good fun and felt inspired by all the variety of art work we saw. Such a wealth of talent right on our door step.
A little exhibition of Vintage sheet quilts was a nice surprise in this little shop I have never noticed before.
We went to one of my favourite tea shops for some afternoon refreshment and cake :0) The Mock Turtle where traditional tea cups, teapots and cakes are served.
Followed by a little shopping and chilling out on the beach, chit chatting away and just spending some quality mummy daughter time together.
Alice found some sweet things to spend her pennies on and as the shops were closing we made a quick decision to have a yummy bite to eat at one of our favourite places...
All in all it was a wonderful, spontaneous day spent with my best girl.
Have a marvelous week everyone and as always thank you for visiting and taking time to comment, always appreciated x