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!
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Repainting and making things for the pub!
First up are a few bits I have made for the pub. It seems to taking forever to fill I keep putting stuff in and it still looks bare too me lol Its great though having so much space to play with and I am so glad I moved it into the larger premises.
First of it now has its signage courtesy of Bethany! Not quite what I would do without her signs skills lol! I also printed off a couple for the side to make it look a bit more pubby.
Next I was going to buy a dartboard but I am really trying to be good as I've had a bit of a spend on dolls lately so decided to have a go at making one instead. Quite pleased how it turned out and anything that saves a few pennies is good!
I also needed a small table and chairs in the downstairs bar. I did look for something suitable in the DH shop but there wasn't anything small enough so I just bought a couple of barrels and made one myself. Kicking myself though as I meant to pick up some empty beer glasses when I was there and totally forgot!
I did manage to get a table and chairs for the upstairs although I need to take off the varnish and make them darker so thats my next job! Still maybe needs a couple more pirates but theres enough for now to make it look nice and busy.
Its filling up quite nicely now the downstairs just needs either nice fire or a log burner although will prob go with the log burner idea as you can always add some extra details to that.
Next is the apartment building. I have to say I have not been feeling this property :-( I don't know whether its cos in my mind as it wasn't a proper one of Julies just one she had refurbished. Whatever the reason I didn't really LOVE it the same as I did all my others. Its so silly as it looks no different and it really is the perfect size for where it is I couldn't get any better if I tried so I decided I needed to have another look at what I didn't like about it. I came to the conclusion it was the door and the colour!
For where it sits it opened the wrong way and I couldn't access it very easily. I decided to rehang the door. OMG easier said than done. Teddy was properly out of the pram at one point as it was too low and I had spent ages screwing in 18 screws! So off it all came and I refilled all the holes and started again! I am glad I didn't just live with it as the gap at the top would seriously have bugged me and thats not what I needed I needed to love it! It also had a large crack at the side of the door so I refilled that too. At that point I left it all to dry and we took the dogs up the forest for a nice walk!
When we came back and looked at it again I decided I didn't like the colour. I love it on Wishes and Dishes but somehow it didn't look right on this building. I wanted them to be seaside apartments and they just didn't look at all seasidey, the purple seemed a bit dark and gloomy looking. I decided to go with a nice blue instead! This time I took all the acetate out and rubbed it down between coats to give it a nice finish. I also touched up the inside so now its good as new. Then it was time to redo the door. I measured it and measured it again about 3 times and this time it went on perfectly first time! PHEW!!
I am so pleased I took a little extra time to have a good look at it and decide what it needed to make it right as now I really do feel so much happier with it. I couldn't get inspired to do the inside as the outside wasn't right now I have lots of ideas and am really happy its part of the village. I am thinking I will add some shutters and iron railings as my next job!
It will be called Pebble walk apartments and for now it will have 3 gorgeous bedrooms that are an extension of of the B & B. I was going to do individual flats and maybe I will one day as I may decide to add kitchens at a later date :-)
Lastly I had to share this pic of my daft little dog! I was just having a little browse on Ebay yesterday and Bethany plonked her in front of me and she wasn't in a hurry to move lol!!