Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Friday, 31 August 2012
Shes turned out a bit better than my last effort at a lady who even now Bethany insists on calling Gaga and singing hello hello baby everytime she sees her! Her arms are a little on the long side and I need to make the hands a bit smaller but considering she only the 4th doll I've ever made I don't think shes too bad! Her hair is better this time and I think the eyes are getting a little better too lots of practice needed still but getting there!
Shes called Katy as as soon as I dressed her she totally reminded me of a lovely friend I met when I worked at Waterstones. Now she is immortalised in the village, I hope she doesn't mind lol!
Harry's taken quite a shine to her already, although shes not quite nervous here at the first meeting!
She soon warms to his friendly Cornish banter!
They are getting on like a house on fire now!
They started out the evening with a nice romantic meal at Luigis Bistro.......
Then it was off to the Fishermans Rest for a few drinks.......
They were finally spotted booking into the B & B! Maddie is very dicreet and didn't ask any questions, but naughty Harry you will be topic of lots of gossip tomorrow!!
Thursday, 30 August 2012
And here he is all painted and bearded with his clothes on!! Have to say a huge thanks to Deb who knits the jumpers and hats as they are just fab!!!!
I'm still not so good at the eyes yet, I def need more practice but he looks friendly and human so thats a start lol!!
Bobs dog Barney seems to like him so thats a good sign!
This is a little dark but I love the table showing in the background in Lavender Cottage.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
A couple of new residents have just arrived in Quayside!
Theres a wizard who had such a lovely face I just couldn't resist him and I just love him! He doesn't have a name yet so I am open to any suggestions!!
He's busy working in the witches shop at the mo while they take some time off!
He looks very at home here I think he may have to stay!
Next to arrive was Marilyn! Shes the new barmaid at the Captains Rest pub. shes already proving very popular with the locals! There's already been a rise in the takings!
Hard at work already giving the customers what they want.....beer!
Shes very friendly and the villagers have already taken a shine to her!
Timmy has a big smile on his face....I wonder why!! :-)
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Fisherman Bob is sorting his nets..............
.........and Barney is waiting on the jetty watching guard over the lobster pot!
Added a bit of rope to tether Bobs boat which I picked up from the beach by the caravan.
And of course a Quayside lifebuoy!
Quite pleased how it turned out considering the total cost was free! :-)
Saturday, 25 August 2012
It seems to have taken forever to get it all sorted but now I will finally be able to start making some bits and pieces again, at my new desk!! :-)
Here is Quayside all lit up!
I took some more photos now it all is laid out properly and connected up. I think if gives a better perspective on the U-shape they are displayed in. They didn't look so bad spread out upstairs but together it does look a lot lol! It really feels like a village now! Just need to get the curtain done and then I've got to decide what to do with the mdf whether to paint it or not, whatever I decide its going to be a big job!
I love that there's now enough space on the shelf to add some interest in between the shops!
Couldn't resist a few photos of my doggies. They are a nightmare! We were in Dollyland so that meant they all had to be in Dollyland ha ha!!
Maya and Sandy got the beanbags......
Snoopy got the chair!
Maya is always there when I am in there shes my little cuddly lump of fluffiness although she had a haircut this week so not quite as fluffy!