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, 25 January 2013

Forget me Not cottage and more new villagers

Well its snow snow and more snow here at the moment! I've forgotten what it feels like to be warm!! On the upside it means lots of playing in Dollyland so I have a bit of a pic fest for you tonight!!

I have been busy working on the cottage I got just before Christmas. I wanted it to feel modern but still cottagey and I think its worked lol!

As you know I emptied out my Fairbanks and really wanted to use some of the things from it as I really loved them. The little red kitchen things, the bin, drainer and washing basket are so cute I def wanted to keep them. So I decided to use them for my inspiration!

I started with the red accesories and as the wallpaper had green in I went with a red and green theme.

I had planned to put a fridge or a small dresser here but I already had the green unit and the barewood shelf so I painted that to match and it fits just right. I changed the fireplace back from blue to green tiles (printed from Google) to match and I had a cream Aga but swapped it with the red one in my Christmas house to save a few pennies! I bought the hoover just cos it was cute and red!

I stole the sink unit from Seaview as I had a nice Reutter one to replace it. I changed the tiles from blue to green and added a new co-ordinating CK fabric curtain. I also made plenty of bunting as its a must in my cottages!

I love the Miele Dishwasher and washing machine and def wanted to use those! I made a balsa wood work top to match it in with the sink. The washing basket was so cheap but so effective I love it!.

I made the pin board with matching fabric left from the sink.

There is a baby living in this house so I wanted to have a pram in the kitchen. I was on the look out on Ebay then remembered I had this one and its red and green so it seems silly not to use it!!

The lounge has been filled with Fairbanks cast offs lol although I did buy the chairs as the one I had was too big and the lemon and blue chairs were more cottagey.

Just need some curtains or the whole village square will be nosing through the window!!

Upstairs is where I had a big dilemma!!! I had 2 rooms which prob should be a bedroom and bathroom but I just really don't like bathroom they are a bit boring! I have already done 2 nice ones in Seaview and Seashell and just couldn't get any ideas for another one. It was a good size room so I made an executive decision and took it out! Instead I turned it into a lovely cosy bedroom.

My bestest friend Deb made the gorgeous patchwork quilt. Its exquisite those little hexagons are so tiny its just wonderful!

The next room was originally intended as the bedroom but now thats in the other room I decided to make this one into a lovely nursery. I had a set of stunning wicker furniture made by Wendy which I just love and it never really had a proper home. I have long had an urge to make a gorgeous nursery after seeing maries in her lovely April Cottage so I decided as I had a spare room this was the house to do it in!

The shelf and little girls things were again from Fairbanks and I really liked them so found a way to keep them!  Wendy made the cot, changing unit, rocking/nursing chair and highchair. They are so detailed with opening drawers and little baskets. You know me though that wasn't enough to fill a room I could still see the floor ha ha!

The rocking horse is a vintage one picked up from my local DH shop and I love it so I'm glad I could fit that in too.

The stunning little knitted doll is again made by Deb. I don't know what I would do without her I have so many of her lovely things in my houses shes so talented! She will do 1/12 scale knitting and patchworks to order and I thoroughly recommend them!! here is a link to her Facebook selling page you can contact her through that! :-)

I had been looking on Ebay for a baby but wasn't sure if I really wanted one actually in the house or not so for now I have used one I made ages ago and just redressed it as a little girl. I've also added a little white blonde hair just like Bethany used to have.....awww shes 19 next week! its been a long time since she looked like that lol!!

This was my 1st ever attempt at a fimo doll lol she has cute feet!

Theres been another influx of new arrivals to the village! Paul came especially for the vintage clothing. His scooter is supposed to be 1/12 not sure its a little small but its still fun!

Lizzy is Jocelyns daughter whose home from uni to help out over the summer!

Shes by the same lady who makes my other dolls but I spotted her on Ebay and won her for half the cost, I do love a bargain!! She had a long red dress on so I just swapped the bottom half for a denim skirt as the top is just the right colour for the cafe uniform!

I have also been very naughty and bought a couple more additions. I am really addicted to dolls lol everytime I get one its like a new person in the village and they give me so much pleasure! I don't drink, do drungs or smoke I do dolls ha ha!!

This is Jack he is a retired Sea captain and will be right at home in the pub, after all it is The captains rest!

Charlie has a new workmate with all the cleaning and work going on he needed some help!

And last but not least is Marina.....Not sure how I can put this politely lets just say shes a bit of naughtiness in the village. Last seen hanging around outside the pub when a large fishing boat full of hearty sailors had just come in!! Shes fab lol she just made me laugh so much so a big thanks to Bernadette who got her character spot on!!!


  1. Hey Paula
    You've emptied your Fairbanks, and I haven't started mine!! Will I ever get to it??
    Stay warm x

  2. Wow, I absolutely love this cottage. The colours are stunning, you've certainly worked your magic on this one again, it is so beautiful I want to move in myself.

    The new residents are perfect, so characterful they fit in perfectly, especially your lady of the night!

  3. Hopefully 3rd time lucky with posting a comment! I am loving the red and green kitchen, in fact the whole cottage is lovely and cosy looking :)

  4. OMG Paula I love this house and what you've done to it. Everything matches in so well and it looks so cosy and inviting, wish I could fill a new house so quickly.

    Your new residents are fab.

  5. I like this new house. The nursery is wonderful.
    Bye Faby

  6. that is the cutest cottage ever and I laughed at what you said about the curtains ;) it's true though I live in a small village and if I didn't have curtains my nosey neighbors would be peeking in on me all the time :)

    the house looks wonderful


  7. The whole cottage is lovely, I love all of the details. xx

  8. The nursery furniture is lovely, especially the pram and you must have the biggest stash of stuff of anyone I know in the mini world! It's all looking great and I thoroughly enjoyed the pic fest!