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 :-)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Cauldron Cottage and Honeysuckle cottage!

Just back from a nice few days at our caravan! Its half term up here so 2 weeks off and then it will all be shut down for the winter! We are always sad to do it as we do love our little escape to the seaside! Its def getting colder so will soon be time to snuggle up by the fire as the nights get darker. I have made sure I have lots of nice mini projects to keep me going over the winter!

Last week I was making plans for my new little cottage. I decided it will go upstairs with my other 2 witchy properties and will be a witchy café. It was painted in a lovely powder blue but I felt that wasn't very witchy so I repainted it in a nice soft sage green. It was the colour I did the walls in Dollyland! I am really pleased with it the colour def suits it!

Next I decided to make a kitchen unit. Julie had a lovely one for sale and I was very tempted but resisted and had a go at making on myself! The sink I already had and also the wood burner so that was a good start! The wood burner was grey so first job was repaint that black. I then cut a piece of plywood and glued on the sink. The little tiles are from Hobbycraft and I started at the top and worked my way down adding the shelves in-between. I was very lucky the spacing fitted 3 rows so exactly I can assure you that was def luck not skill ha ha!! They were them all grouted to finish it off! The stove does light up when in place too which gives a lovely glow!

I added a small shelf to the side of the sink to join the 2 and made a little curtain for underneath

I have used scenic water on jars before but this was my first attempt at a filled sink! I arranged the dishes in the sink dabbed with some acrylic paint to make them look dirty. Next I poured in the water with a couple of drops of green food colouring as it is for a witches kitchen after all!

Have to say I am quite chuffed with it and didn't cost me anything as I had everything I needed already!

My café needed an owner of course! I thought she looked like a witch who liked a cake!

Then there needed to be some customers! I went with more witches but tried to go for slightly different ones.

The white witch glows in the dark and is great fun!!!

The old hag is a witch in disguise with her poison apples!

I got this wonderful cake stand from a great seller in the USA! Sadly it arrived with a broken leg but I have just bought some proper glue to fix it. Its really lovely even better than I hoped and the seller very kindly refunded me which was very nice as I do love it and it will soon take pride of place in the café!

It will be needing some cakes for it so my friend Celia who makes brilliant food and very cheaply make me some cupcakes and mouldy sandwiches and even some cups of pond slime tea!

I was also a bit naughty when I got the witches and ended up with a new WI lady as she looked different to my other ladies!

Plus I liked her purple ensemble!

Then I got Vera who has joined Walter to make up a duet in the village hall! I love these fun characters they just make me smile!

I do have news of a new house soon to be arriving! "But you have no more room" I hear you all shout! and well no I don't so something had to be sacrificed! I did have the Barn sitting between the 2 little cottages which fitted fine but seemed a little awkward to access. It needed to be a little higher up to see into it better. After much deliberation I decided to sell the Barn and get another little tall cottage instead. the Barn is going to my good friend Carol and I have bought a new little shop with the proceeds! I am so lucky my friends take on my excess properties as it makes it so much easier to part with then as I still get to see them!

I was a bit worried about losing too much light but it actually works well as the new one is also narrow there's plenty of room between they let the light through. I like adding the little gardens in between so may be able to make another one!

I am thinking the new shop may well be the post office as I haven't found a home for that yet but I never decide til they arrive as it will tell me what it will be lol! I love that it has a shop front making it a little different to the other two and its a different colour so it seems it was meant for this space! It should be here tomorrow I am really excited as always!!!

Just one more little thing I got from Ebay that is one of my new favourite minis! They are just the cutest little bookends and I had to have them!!


  1. I love the wee house it's so cute :)

  2. Wow! Everything looks amazing! I have never be here before, but I'm sure that I'll be here very often since now :) Beautiful miniatures!
    Wszystkie miniatuski, które przedstawiasz na blogu są wspaniałe. Jestem tu pierwszy raz, ale zdecydowanie częściej będę się tu pojawiać :)
    Pozdrawiam :)

  3. I like the witches house.
    Greetings, Faby

  4. That new cottage is adorable and you did a great job in the kitchen!! (as always) The bookends, are so cute :) Also, I can see your lovely photos on Facebook, but I'm not able to comment on them ? Well anyways, I pretty much gave up on FB. I put a lot of work into my pics and words, but nobody seems to care. Well, that's enough whining for now, lol.
    Mini Hugs :)

  5. Lol mouldy sandwiches and pond slime tea, yummy :D.