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 :-)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Painting painting and more painting!

Today has been cold and horrible with snow an and off although not enough to settle yet although its supposed to get worse overnight! Its certainly cold enough!! We all decided it was a day to stay in so I thought I would get on with painting the little corner shop. I was thinking of going for a lilac colour and making it a bridal shop but then who would want a to go there next to a smelly chip shop and a fish stall!! So that plan went out of the window. I started thinking about the layout as a whole and that all the posh shops were in lower Quayside and all the everyday shops were in Upper Quayside apart from the grocery shop so it seemed more sense to move that up and making it a proper corner shop!! I already had a gorgeous name plaque saying Daffodil cottage, my favourite flowers, so using that as my inspiration I went with yellow and white and then Bethany suggested adding a bit of blue like I had done on the big shop. It actually worked quite well and matches the plaque just perfectly!

I have been painting all day!! The outside had 2 coats of white then the colour added. The inside needed 2 coats too and the roof was  painted grey. I chopped of the corner of the pathway which was then also painted grey and sponged white. I was going to do it with clay the match Julies but you really won't see it up the top so I decided not to at the mo although I may add it at a later date! I am dying to put it all back together but the ceiling just needs one more coat. The saying 'like waiting for paint to dry' is so so true!!!

So here it is now all painted and ready to go back together!! The yellow is not quite that bright its more lemony.