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 :-)

Monday, 23 September 2013

A new Post Office, Mikes Music and a new hat!

Been busy making things this week. I have been a bit naughty lately so I need to make
things where I can so save some pennies!

I had a gentleman who was originally for the music shop but I changed my mind and decided to go for someone a bit younger in there. I decided Arty would be much more suited to the Antique shop. I thought he would look nice with a straw hat and I bought some hat straw ages ago so decided to have a bash. It was quite fiddly there was plenty of glue lol but the end result wasn't bad at all. I think I might get some other colours next time I go to the DH shop and make some more!

This shop needs a nice gentle owner like Arty! Its looking a bit bare I keep stealing things from it!

I also added an extra display unit in the china shop. When the Dolls house club ladies came Emily gave me a lovely little box of goodies and there some really nice bits of china. I decided to make a nice display and added a new light to show them off.

Wishes and Dishes was one of my very first shop concepts and its still one of my favourites!

The music shop is done to a point where I have something to show you now! I had a couple of barewood units so I stained them and put a few things on display. They need much more but will add them over time.

Mike has been promoted from Babs as he was just the sort of person I wanted to run the shop!

Oops glue string why do you never see them when you take the pic!! I made the little rack ready to be filled with a selection of records.

I love all the instruments they are so realistic! I got some from the dolls house shop and some a bit cheaper from Ebay to bulk it out a bit! They all come in the black boxes so decided to use those to make the display.

I do have a bit of a confession! Will get to that in a mo! Needless to say it means another ides for a new business! This time I decided the village really needed a Post Office. I already had a postman but couldn't really find a counter I liked and decided I couldn't really afford one anyway so it was out with the stripwood!

I am actually quite chuffed with it! The shop will sell gifts too so it will fit into the village nicely

I only had one bit of acetate which was a little scratched but I figured that's how an old PO counter would be over time! I have borrowed Sarah from the doctors as she looked the part as a Post Mistress!

I am sure I have some little wrapped parcels somewhere but can I find them??????

Confession time!! Of course a new business needs premises!! I had seen this for sale from Julie but dismissed it 20 times as I really don't have any room! The more I dismissed it the more I wanted it!! I came to the conclusion that if I extended the shelf a little bit I could jus about squeeze it in, literally!!!

I just love the finish and the chimney its different to my other little shops. I think it will make a perfect Village Post Office!

It was called Sea View which sadly I have had to change as I already have my Sea view cottage , so it will be Sea breeze cottage!

This week is going to be a good Dolls house week! The new cottage should arrive on Thursday and my big Honeychurch house is being collected on Wednesday and will prob arrive Saturday so although I know I shouldn't I am wishing the week to go quickly!!!

1 comment:

  1. I like your shops.
    I'm curious to see your post office.