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, 9 November 2012

Pathways and buttons

Yesterday I tackled the 2nd part of the pathways. I had painted the 1st coat in dark grey and then had to sponge on the black and white. I didn't have a lot of black so theres only a small amount and much more white. I was a bit worried it was too much but I think the overall look is ok. It certainly makes the village look more of a village with the paths connecting it all.

I was planning on doing the pergola today but finally got my daughter to do my Christmas shop signs. I will wait just a little longer before sharing the pics as I am just waiting on a couple of lovely pieces to finish it off! So this evening I just fancied doing a little job so thought I would make a button stand. I really wanted some more things for the knitting shop and thought a nice little stand on the counter would add some interest. I have been after a little stand for ages to use for it and eventually managed to get a lovely little brass mug tree on Ebay for 99p. With the postage it was about £3 but as I already had the buttons it was the only outlay needed. It also came with 4 mugs with names on that have gone into the china shop so it was a good little purchase!  Bethany printed me off some little cards and I spent an hour sticking on buttons. I'm really pleased with it, it fills the counter nicely :-)


  1. Think the pathways look perfect, doesn't look like too much white, fits in brilliantly! Oh the button cards are just too cute as well, they look great on the counter

  2. I like the stand with button cards.
    Bye Faby