Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy New Year


I cannot believe it is so long sins I posted on hear but I was very ill for about 3 week before Christmas and I was trying to keep the shop running and sales slowed a bit over the last couple of weeks I was posting orders right up to Christmas eve and orders where coming in again on the 26 the which is grate I am so happy with how it is going and I have had some really lovely customers so I am hoping it continues in 2013. Christmas was lovely Christmas day morning at my mums with my family and a lovely relaxing afternoon then we had are Christmas dinner on Boxing Day so I had a house full all day with lexies toys everywhere but it was lovely. What with being ill and Christmas I have not done any work on my dolls house properties but lots of ideas for the New Year both for my Owen properties and for the shop.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and will have happy New Year.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


I have put the dresser and table in the kitchen I have put some chairs in but I will be changing them for white ones but I did not have any in white and wanted to see it with chairs.





Tuesday, 4 December 2012

You can get 10 % off anything in my Etsy shop small things by Amanda until 31 of December by using the code BLOG10 at the checkout

A kitchen for Harbour Cottage







 

 

At last I have started doing the kitchen in harbour cottage lots more to do but it as a kitchen I have not put the handles back on the doors as I am going to replace them with better ones and the taps and I think an extractor to go over the oven. The kitchen was made using a basic kitchen set I had so I have put a before and after photo.

Monday, 26 November 2012


I have added a few things to the shop so thought you might like to see. I am having fun making things for the shop   there are a few more things I want to make but it is filling up nicely




Wednesday, 14 November 2012

what is it


 Well it is a big thing in the bay not just another shop opening but for the first time there is a big high st name coming to the bay. Opinions are divided most of the locals think it is  good  that a big name wants to come to the bay  and they hope it will bring people in from other towns and villages  and be good for local business. Others think it is a bad thing and the whole town will be taken over. I think it will be ok we might see one or two more big  names  but the town planers will make sure most of the shops stay as small local  business with the big names helping to keep the town going in winter  when there are not as many tourists about. So what is it well you will have to come back tomorrow to find out?

A new shop in the bay







There is lots of excitement in the bay today there is a new shop and everyone is waiting to see what it will be. The furniture arrived and then the painters came and painted it in the right colours. So now it is ready for all the new stock to arrive. I am sure the shop will be open very soon.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas cottage


Its bean a bit quiet in the shop this weekend I often find weekends are quieter than weekdays the opposite to what you would expect so I have had some time to think about my Owen houses I really want to get my cottages sorted I know in my head how I want them to look but just cannot work out how to do it I cannot find the things that are just right. I was playing with some things I had for the shop just to see what I can fit in I had a play with the kitchen and then I desired for a bit of fun to put some Christmas things in one room it was nice to see them all together I have paced them away again now but thought you might like to see them.





Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Sometimes I make things for the shop but don’t want to let them go I will be defiantly making a set of these for  one of my houses don’t know which one yet but even if I have to do another house to put them in I want them. Sent it funny how it can be the small details that we love most.



Sunday, 21 October 2012


I am sorry I have not been on here for quite a long time but I have been really busy with my shop. I have had lots of orders from all over the world  and I am trying to keep stock up but as fast as I get it back up things are selling not that I am complaining. It has all happened at the right time for me as a couple of weeks ago I made the difficult decision to give up my job and I am so much happier and the shop doing so well really as helped. I have included some photos of some of the things I have been working on so you can see what I have been doing.


I just have not had time to do any work on my houses but I still have lots of plans and I will get around to doing some work on them very soon.







Friday, 21 September 2012

making decisions


Sorry I have not posed for a few days but it has been a difficult time with some big decisions to make but I have finally made them and things already feel so much better. I have given up my job which was hard after12 years but it was affecting my health and just not worth the problems it was coursing. This means I will have lots more time to work on dolls house things and my Etsy shop I have booked a table at a dolls house fair in October and I am looking at it all as a new start. I might even find some time to get to work in the bay sorting out existing properties and starting on new ones.

Monday, 10 September 2012


I have made some changes to the holiday let I have put new paper in the bedroom and new covers for the beds. The kitchen as a new sink and I loved the table and chairs I did for my shop so I did some for my house I think it looks much better.