Bethany of course made the sign which were not the easiest! I could not get them right! I got the size wrong then the colour then the outline and after about 3 reprints and far too much wasted paper we finally got there! I love them they look so pretty, the writing is like swirly bits of candy!
Bert is very happy with his new little shop! He needs a bit more stock and some little extra details but its looking ok so far!
He has lots of samples of his homemade sweets for the customers to try!
I bought these little boxes of sweets from Ebay ages ago and they are so cute! the little sugar mice are fab!
Moving the sweet shop meant that Rose Cottage was now empty again. Poor Rose its been about 5 different businesses it just doesn't seem to have found its identity! I had an idea to move Babs Boutique from the bottom of Butterfly Cottage as it was very crowded in there you couldn't really see anything. I also had lots more bags and stock to easily fill 2 floors. The signs were reprinted but I kept the colour as its nice and bright!
We now hove clothes on the upper floor and bags, shoes and accessories downstairs.
I don't even know how it all fitted before in now its spread it!
The Bratz bags are still such fun they are like mini real life funky bags!
The shoes were a good find on a 50p Barbie doll at a boot sale!
I picked this little stand up from the doll house shop a while ago. It was only £1.75 and I was sure I would find a use for it somewhere! Its now a shoes display along with the chair another bargain find from the DH shop which has been waiting for the right home!
I love these Barbie shoes which were from Ebay in America. They weren't the cheapest of buys but they just looked so like the type of shoe a vintage clothes shop would have!
John looks like hes hiding behind the counter, maybe she's a fussy customer lol!
Trying a new hat for style!
The upstairs is the clothing department. I was going to have the floors the other way round but it didn't fit because of the stairs!
The wall rack has all the jackets and tops and the circular stand has the dresses. Again these are all Bratz items.
I needed a bigger fitting room so I made this one from bits of wood and the remains of a 50p cushion cover I used for the village hall curtains. The lips light was a lip gloss I found in the forest when walking the dogs! I cleaned it out and added an LED bulb and it made a great wall light!
Now I have an empty floor in Butterfly Cottage which will be a tea room. I have the café but this will be a proper old fashioned tearoom. It will be called the China Cup and have a blue and white china theme! I have already managed to find some tables and chairs by swapping a few things around and I have the spare counters from the sweet shop so I should be able to do this one on a budget!
I also came to decision over the weekend about my Manor house. My lovely friend Audrey was going to buy it from me but when the thought of it actually not being there anymore started to sink in I really got a bit upset! I don't know where it came from I really thought I was ok with it going but when it became real the thought of not having it anymore was awful. For now I decided to hang onto it as selling it just doesn't feel right! I feel awful for letting my friend down but I guess I was much more attached to it that I convinced myself I was! It was my very first house and has all my first purchases inside and without it there would be no village so I guess it will always be special!