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 :-)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A little Christmas in August!!

I know you will all groan and think not Christmas already but I do have a reason for doing this project so early!!! Next Sunday I have 15 ladies coming from a local dolls house club to see my houses so I wanted them to all be ready! I had my little Christmas shop but have been wanting to do a whole house so I could use all my Christmassy things in one place. I first had to decide on the house and after many hours of trawling Ebay and changing my mind on what I wanted I decided to go with one I already had!! When the new cottage arrived last week I didn't actually have a space for it so I decided if I used one of my existing houses it would save me buying one and make a space. It came down to between this one and Seaview. I decided to go with this as firstly it will be upstairs most of the year and I didn't want to not be able to see my sea view cottage all year round as its one of my favourites. I also thought this one with its lovely bay windows had a bit of a Victorian feel to it and would suit the Christmas theme a bit better.

First thing I had to do was repaint it as although the lilac was very pretty it wasn't very Christmassy! I chose a nice fir green paint from B and Q and with much trepidation I started! It turned out a bit darker than it looked in the jar but I do think the green suits it. The darker colour shows of its features more I think.

So here it is before its makeover................

And here it is after!!!

The inside needs lots more done I literally just put in everything I already had!

No idea I had so many little things to fill that big shelving unit!

And all my lovely cakes from Small Portions!

Still lots to do in here! I need a coffee table, the sink needs dressed and I need to make a fireplace to surround the aga or there's no where to hang the stockings! I also need to make some paper chains but I remember how long it took me to make though in my old house!!!

The tree is lit up but its hard to see with the flash!

The bedroom is very bare with just a few spare bits I had for now but it needs a new suite! I think I have found the one I like but not 100% yet!! I want a nice bed to show of Debs gorgeous patchwork!

I also had a little play with my Grinch! Bethany got him for me for Xmas last year but I thought he needed a longer coat. I had some nice fleecy red fabric and decided to have a go!

Here he is before!.............

And here he is after in his lovely new hat and coat!

I have to say I am super chuffed at how it turned out as I haven't made any clothes before so I was really pleased with it!

This house has a back entrance perfect for a sneaky Grinch to steal the presents!