Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Bamboo Cottage chinese carry out!
As you know I bought a lovely oriental lady doll and I planned to make a chinese takeway for her! I was going to make a false hatch at the back as every Chinese takeaway has one. In the end I thought it would be much more fun to have a proper one with a chef behind!
Bernadette had an oriental man and she very kindly made him a chefs hat and apron. He has such an angry face and just makes me laugh!
I had hoped to get a counter in the dolls house shop on Thursday but there wasn't one that was quite right so I had to make one. I printed off the large menu for the counter and then printed some smaller versions and made a rack for them so customers can help themselves.
I made the carry out bag by using a bought brown bag and cutting some off the top to make the handles.
I added the false wall with the hatch and printed of a clock and a canvas art.
My chef is not happy and I would stay well clear of him that cleaver looks dangerous!
I found a piece of sushi mat I had left over from the hairdressers and it was the perfect size for the window!
I couldn't decide on the style of chairs and the space is quite limited so I made a bench seat instead. The cushions were a lucky buy in the DH shop and was a £1 for a quilt and 2 cushions and I just made the quilt smaller to fit the bench. The colours were just perfect!
The mirror was also from the DH shop and was a Glenowen one that was reduced to £5. I just thought it had a chinese look to is and it adds a nice bit of detail.
The view through the window! Really pleased how its turned out it was such fun to do and as I made most of it it was a really cheap project. The only real cost was the dolls and the mirror everything else I already had or was pennies!
Of course you now the rule its not worth just buying one doll! So I asked Bernadette to make me a sleeping drunken pirate.
Isn't he just fabulous! His face is so detailed and his outfit is wonderful. I really must not buy anyone more for a while but they really are my weakness I am still well and truly addicted to dollies!