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 :-)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Magic potions and balls of wool!

I have always wanted a pot of magic potion but never worked out how to do it. I know it can be done with scenic water but I saw Joann Swansons great witchy vignette on her blog today and decided to have a go the way she suggested! Its not bad lol Luckily Bethany had some nail varnish the perfect colour green and I had some green glitter to add some magic sparkle. I also added a little fire underneath with some driftwood twigs, a red sequin cut to a flame shame and a dash of red glitter.

I really need to leave it to dry for ages as theres a lot of nail varnish in the pot! But patience of a flea as ever I just couldn't wait to see it in place in the witches cottage!! It looks great fun and pleased I decided to have a go now! :-)

I needed some balls of wool for my little wool shop and found an online Tutorial that showed you how to make them! It was easier than I thought, just needed a straw and a large needle so decided to have a go as my good friend Deb had sent me all her odd bits of wool she couldn't use. They are a little bit small I really need some Mcdonalds straws which a bit bigger than normal ones and the labels could be a bit fancier next time but for a first attempt they aren't bad, but not really good enough to display lol so have just made these ones into an odds and ends box.


  1. WOW!!
    I love it Paula, well done! The green is a great colour. I love how it stands in the air, it's like something from Disney!!

  2. Brilliant potion Paula and the balls of wool looks great too.

  3. I love Joanns tutorials, I'm making the witches shelf..it's super easy! and I love the table legs too

  4. Loving the potions! Amazing it pouring in mid air! The wool balls look great too. Starbucks straws are great as well!