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 :-)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Mini canvas artwork

I have a fabulous painting in my front room done by my very talented little brother! I thought the colours matched perfectly in the from room of Fairbanks. I took a photo which was not as easy as its sounds as however I did it I just couldn't get completely rid of the reflection but my Dad is up next week and has a super duper camera with all the bells and whistles on so will get him to take a better one for me! I then resized it and printed it onto to some printable canvas sheets so it actually does look like a real mini canvas. The colours haven't printed quite as bright as the original but I think it suits the room and its nice to have in in there. I may try printing onto photo paper instead as it would prob be a better colour match but kinda like how it looks like canvas so undecided on that one! I like to have something a little personal in my houses!


  1. great idea, Paula. It works really well.
    I'm still thinking about my house! I'll be too old to work on it by the time I make up my mind!!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Simon I forgot to say you should join the DHE forum as there are a few people on there that have a Fairbanks and made some really good alterations to the basic build so that might be helpful for you! Hope you have a nice weekend too! :-)