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, 7 July 2012

Church has arrived and a churchyard update

My fabulous church arrived yesterday and the excitement is always slightly mixed with the fear of hoping it arrived safely! Unpacking the box is always a little scary but I needn't have worried it was perfect not so much as a scratch!

It really is just wonderful I am chuffed to bits with it!! Going to tease you a little and not post any pics just yet as I want to get it in place with the churchyard first and I need it downstairs at the mo so I can measure where the paths etc will go and there's not much point putting it upstairs only to bring it down again that's when I am likely to drop it or something equally stupid!!

So just to show you something I will let you see the little graves I have now finished off. Yesterday I bought a sample pot of grey paint in a sale bin for 50p and I didn't notice at the time but it was a suede effect and it looks perfect painted on the graves as it has tiny little grainy bits in it which really give it a stone like appearance! I love how they turned out and hopefully they aren't too spooky as this is a happy churchyard not a scary one!!! Bill is a more recently departed resident so his grave will have fresh flowers and not so many weeds!

I have been trying to think of little details I can add as I have 2 lovely big areas either side of the porch. I came up with the idea of a little plants for sale table which I think will add a bit of interest. I picked up the table for £1.50 in the DH shop ages ago thinking it would come in handy somewhere and it did lol!! And of course there is an honesty box after all who would steal from a church!

Maybe we can have a jumble sale or even the Christmas fete could be held here this year with a nice nativity scene there are so many different things that I can change with the seasons its a great little corner of Quayside!


  1. The graves look great. I love the table with the plants for sale :) A cake sale is another idea maybe. Cant wait to see it finished.
    Hugs Maria

  2. Oooh the graves are looking good and love the little plant sale table. I've had a sneak preview of the finished article and all I can say is WOW!