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 :-)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

An off day turned into a good mini day! Seashells Bathroom almost finished!

Was feeling a bit fed up yesterday just having an off day I think. I had been to the doctors and have high blood pressure which is giving me headaches there was me thinking it was just too much time spent on the computer lol Have to go back in 2 weeks for an ECG and blood tests so have decided I need to lose a bit of weight and do plenty on exercise to try and get it down before I go back so I don't have to have medication! Anyway it was just playing on my mind a bit and coupled with something else had just been making me feel very blah all day!

Decided in the evening to go up to Dollyland as it always cheers me up! I had been avoiding it all day and I hate going in there when I don't feel inspired! Anyway it worked a treat, I suddenly had an idea to make a shelf unit for the bathroom as I love the one I have in Seaview and had very almost bought a blue one the same but at £15 it was rather pricey. I then remembered a cheap £1.99 shelf I had and thought I could give that a makeover into something similar.


I gave it a couple of coats of white paint, added some paper and a little logo at the back, then the all important rub with the sandpaper to weather it a little! I already had the dressing gown which was stolen from the holiday let along with the towels. One of the bonuses of having lots of houses is you can always find just what you need in one of them. I am always going shopping in my own shops! The flowers on the shelf came from Seaview and the cup they are in was from the china shop Dishes! I covered the hanger in matching paper as I think it just looks a bit prettier. I then had a brainwave (in bed at 11pm!) to make soap from some vanilla scented candle wax I have for my oil burner. It looks just like soap because of the waxy appearance and makes the whole house smell lovely when you open the door. Using this I made the soap on a rope and the soap on the shelf next to bath. Really pleased at how it turned out and its always good to save a little money!


Next were some little perfume bottles made from beads to fill the shelves up a little........

I then made the shelf above the bath for those essentials you need when your having a good soak. I painted it white, distressed it a little and lined it with pretty paper. Again I went shopping in my shops, this time in the hairdressers for shampoo and conditioner and the soap dish also came from Dishes. The duck was stolen from my Manor house! I also made some pictures for the wall as it still looked a bit bare!

I then made a little seat pad and cushion for the chair and covered some cheap boring scales in the same paper which completely changed them!

I am so pleased with how this room has turned out I just love it! Funny really when I got the house I was adamant I really wanted it to have a bathroom as to me a house can't function properly without one! But when it came I wasn't sure why as bathrooms can be a bit boring and I just didn't have any ideas for it. At one point I even toyed with making it a 2nd bedroom, like a pretty nursery instead. I love the bathroom in Seaview with all the roses and couldn't see how I could make a nicer one. But then the ideas came slowly at first then full throttle lol. Just needs a few more things like a towel ring and toilet roll holder and then its pretty much done. So a not so good day turned into a great mini one! Now its definately the bathroom of 'my' dreams anyway!


  1. I love what you've done with the shelves and the soap idea is very clever! I like the idea of the house smelling nice when you open up the front.

  2. I love your bathroom! I'm desperate to start painting and 'shabbying' up my stuff and keep coming back here to get a bit more inspiration. You 'shabby' so well :D

    I've got the potential for 9 rooms in my house but the one, perfect room for a bathroom has a door to the balcony on it so it's not ideal and the other rooms are either too big, too small, or too awkward for bathroom stuff to fit. It's driving me nuts trying to make a decision but when all's said and done a person needs a loo in their house, so I better get my skates on a just pick a room, lol.