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 :-)

Friday, 15 June 2012

The honeymoon suite is almost ready!

I have had a ball the past few days playing with my new cottage. Its a good job I have the radio on in Dollyland at least it keeps  me in touch with the real world lol. Showing my age a bit but loving radio 2 at the mo with Steve Right and Simon Mayo its like Radio ! in the Eighties!! Anyway I was up there for about 10 hours yesterday, its a good job my daughter is a good cook lol!!

After looking and thinking a little I decided to add a little dividing wall in the attic to separate the bathroom and bedroom areas. I had planned to just have it open plan with a folding screen but when the lid is down the height is at a premium so the little wall worked well. The only thing being I had to have it further in the middle than I wanted keeping the bedroom area as big as possible but it has to go where it is so it goes into the window space when the roof closes. Its not too bad will just put a nice storage unit in the bathroom instead of the bedroom.

I papered both sides in different co-ordinating papers which I think looks really pretty. The dress is just one from the bridal shop for now I will either make one or get a nicer one although it cant be too long so making may be an easier option!

I did spend about 2 hours making another bed but it was just to overpowering in the space, so I stole this one from Woodcutter Cottage and re-covered the headboard to co-ordinate a bit better, Its more of a small double so it means my newlyweds will be nice and cosy!

The chair is 'borrowed' from Seashells bathroom so I will get another one at some point and cover it in pink gingham to match the headboard.

The quilt was from Ebay and have to say its beautifully made and well worth its £4.99 price tag!

The little tray table has been painted pink distressed a little although I think it may need a bit more it still looks a bit new! I went for pink purely cos I like it!! Champagne and strawberries of course for the happy couple!

I needed a little bedside table to I took the back of a white wire chair and added a new top. Covered it in matching wallpaper and it does the job a treat!

I added a bouquet of flowers and made a veil just carry on the wedding theme.

In the bathroom I now have loads of space. I wanted it to be romantic with a big bath but will give it a modern feel, it is 4 star after all! I made the little stand and added a bowl with a tap glued on. The basket is again from Seashell.

I decided although I wanted to keep the clawfoot bath as its more romantic and big enough for 2!!

I am just waiting for a modern toilet and a nice wooden unit which I will paint green to match the sink.

In the 1st floor bathroom I have added some tiled paper to the shower and made a splash back with a mirror and am also waiting for a modern toilet to go in there.

I wasn't happy with the table and chairs in the dining room so I had a rummage in my spares draw! I found a cafe table and chairs which were not being used to decided to recover them and use those for now.

I rubbed the tables down a touch just to lose the newness and make them look a little more loved!

The table is in the corner with all the drinks on which freed up some space on the table for the fruit.

Thats about it for now I think! Next job the reception area if I could only find the wood glue ARH!!!


  1. The 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are amazing. I like the colors and furniture.
    Bye Faby

  2. It's all so gorgeous, the bedrooms are stunning as is the bathroom, love it all, you've worked more than magic on this one