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 :-)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Making Frank the butcher and too much snow!

Its been so cold and snowy here the past few days its def been time to stay indoors. I would say in the warm but our house is over 300 years old and doesn't do warm very well lol. Heating oil costs a fortune so having the heating on all day is not an option! The fire is good if you are in the lounge all day which I never am. It usually warms up just before we all go to bed lol!!

I decided I am going to do a butchers in the village as its a project I feel I can have a go at making stuff myself. First of all it needed a butcher and I had a picture in my head so thought I would have a go. I also needed to make my good friend Deb a fisherman as shes always sending me gorgeous knitting and patchwork so it was my way of saying thanks as I appreciate them all so much!!

I'm quite pleased how they turned out! At least they look human lol! The part I find the most difficult is painting the eyes but they are only the 5th and 6th dolls I have even made so I guess they will get better with more practice!

Frank the butcher (Bethany is an Eastenders fan!)

The fisherman who I haven't named as thats for Deb to do! If you get stuck though Deb I rather thought he looked a bit like a Jack????

Heres a couple of snowy pics......this is the view from the upstairs window

The outbuilding and pergola

My little Beans loves the snow! She goes out but won't come back in lol!!

She is always eating it and ends up with a snow beard!

We put a little coat on her to dry and keep her warm!

Fed up with snow and cold now!!! Bring on the spring and the Daffodils!!


  1. Hi Paula
    Your 2 latest characters are marvelous really great jb you have done in making them! Love your sweet doggies too!!



  2. Hi Paula,
    I love your two new little people! Their faces have such a lot of character - they are excellent!!

  3. Well done you on having a go with people - you've made a really great job of them and Frank looks exactly like a butcher should!