Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!


Thank you for visiting my blog and thanks even more if you decide to follow :-) I really do enjoying doing it and love to share my projects with you all! In the village at last count I had 18 houses, 14 little roombox size shops, 3 half houses, and 1 half church (half being just a front!) there's also 1 quarter of a house (just half of a front lol) 2 market stalls, 3 market carts and beach huts on the beach although theres always seems to be room for just one more!

I also have a my 1st house a traditional Victorian manor which is very special as it was bought with money left to me by my beloved Nan. There's also my witches house and a witches shop. I also have a lovely Honeychurch house which is my Christmas shop and house and my latest venture a little vintage cottage. But the bulk of my property empire is Quayside, my little Cornish seaside village full of lovely individual cottages and all its wonderful residents. This has become a real labour of love and has turned me from a Dolls house fan into a complete and utter addict! The links below will take you to each of my houses and I especially hope you enjoy your visit to Quayside :-)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Doing the garden for Seashell Cottage and Angela has a makeover for her Birthday!

Been a very productive weekend in 'Dollyland'! Its great now Bethany can drive as she finishes school at 12.30 on a Friday so she comes home early and we went off this week to get the food shopping done instead of having to do it on a Saturday which is great! That left the whole weekend free and the weather was pretty horrendous Saturday afternoon so we just lit the log fire and cosied up for the day!

Decided to get some work done on Seashells garden as the house is almost finished (pics tomorrow yay!) and it won't be so easy to get in and out of the corner once its arrived so thought I best get on with it! Couldn't decide on the wall so went for fence panels instead which actually worked quite well in making it feel nice and enclosed. Need to make a couple more but ran out of lolly sticks! Then another dilemma what colour to make them as really didn't want to go for the pine but it matched the greenhouse and the decking so in the end the slightly anal like things matching side of me thought that painted just wouldn't look right so stained they are! The 'grass' turned out really well! It was from Ebay for railway or Warhammer diorama but it worked a treat and was very easy to do. The pack at £2.20 was enough to do the whole garden and looks very effective so really pleased how that turned out.

I made the bird table and the veg patch and was going to make the rockery but decided a few little real rocks gathered from up the forest last weekend were real so not much point in trying to make something look real! Just need a few more to give it some height so will be on the hunt next week. The stepping stones are made from egg boxes although not convinced they look real enough but wanted the colour to go with the paths outside the houses so was the nearest I could get, they look ok I guess! Been up there lots of hours this weekend not a bad way to spend a few days! This has been a very economical project as I have made so much myself! The only actual outlay was the greenhouse which was a Sue Ryder bargain at £4.99 and the grass! The bench is borrowed from Fisherman Bob and he needs it back so I either have to make one or buy one! Might just make it as not sure my skills will stretch that far!

Also decided to give Angela a makeover as its her Birthday in a few days and she was looking a little older than her years! Shes now looking much younger and is feeling great! On her way back from the hairdressers she couldn't resist going for another little look at Seaview as she's hoping to exchange contracts this week and will be moving in very soon!!


  1. Looks brilliant Paula, the grass looks really realistic, love the stepping stones as well. The fence looks great, really suits the garden. Love all that you've done with it, especially the decking!

  2. The garden is great and the grass turned out fab. Will definately give that a try, what did you stick it on with?