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 :-)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Visitors and villagers make for a busy village!

Oh my goodness so much to share with you today!! I was dolly obsessed last week as I had the lovely ladies from the local DH club coming and really wanted to get the village looking its absolute best! I did all those odd jobs that have been putting off for ages and I was rarely out of the room all week lol. It was all very worth it, they were a lovely bunch of people and it was so nice to chat to people who really appreciated the time and effort that went into getting the village to how it looks today. I have to say I was very nervous and am sure I waffled away like a bumbling fool!!! The ghostie in the loft of the witches house was a particular favourite and Stacey was quite popular too lol They loved Debs quilts and mini knitting also. I am sure they will be back again and I can't wait :-)

So what did I do to prepare?? Well I started with the letters Bethany bought me for my Birthday that I hadn't got round to putting up. they look just great she picked the perfect colours to paint them in!

The tea room had a bit of a change as I had an oven my friend Carol was desperate for and I could easily manage with something else. I decided a fridge would probably look better so she ordered it and sent it to me which was so nice! It does look really good and I hope she's as pleased with her oven!!!

I added a small bulb through the top which makes it looks even better and shows off all the lovely desserts. I also put the small shelf unit up just to fill the gap!

The green house front has been bugging me for ages! It had an outside light upstairs but not in the upstairs window and it just bothered me!

I took off the outside one and moved it down to the door and then put a new one in the upstairs window. I added a climbing plant and lots of pots on the balcony and now it looks much cosier.


I had the lid of the nice chest still to be used so I turned that into a nautical headboard and it looks just the part

I got this little display unit from Ebay. I just had to have it for the Chinese takeaway it was so cute with the little pandas in! It looks wonky lol but its not! It really could do with ungluing and putting back together as its been glued together a bit squiffy!

Its made from bamboo so it just had to go in Bamboo Cottage didn't it!

Next up the little Dolls house and bears shop. The Sylvanian stuff I ordered came and as I thought it filled the shop up nicely.

It still needs more bears but for now its looking much fuller!

Its all very cute and the furniture is so tiny!!

Bernie was the next in line for some attention! I added a bike rack made from a little thing I got from a charity shop for 50p and sprayed it silver. It was just right to store a few spare tyres! I added a little sink with a greasy towel so he can at least make a cuppa.

He also fixes skateboard wheels!

There's even toothbrush for those nights he doesn't quite make it home from the pub!

He even has a little mad pad in the attic with a sleeping bag, a pizza and a Top gear mag just for those was too good in the pub nights!

Poor Bethany had a raft of signs to make for me!!! We kept putting it off and ended up sat in bed til 1am on Saturday getting them done! It was so worth it though they do make such a difference!

I had a little bit of a change around and discovered if I put the chip shop front into the corner I could just about squeeze one more little shop in!!!

It actually works much better here!

Of course it wouldn't be right without getting just a few new villagers!
First is a new young lady to work in the hairdressers. She is based on my Daughters friend who loves the village!

Next there's a new clown in Party Poppers party shop! I just thought he was cute!

And there's Kenny the janitor in the village hall.

He's having a quick sweep round before the wedding guests arrive.

Next up is Brenda a new hippie lady who has great hair! Shes trying on new shoes in the vintage shop.

And last but not least Angie who has now been dressed in some Bratz clothes.

So all in all its been a busy few weeks in the village and no sign of slowing down just yet! The new shop should arrive on Thursday and some new villagers will be on the way shortly so please pop back soon for an update!! :-)

1 comment:

  1. I like your village. The tea room is wonderful.
    Bye, Faby