Sunday, 28 April 2013

Happy Brthday to my Etsy shop

I have spent most of the day cleaning my work room and putting things away if you could see it you would find it hard to believe this is it when it’s tidy. A year ago it was a lovely room where I kept my dolls houses my husband kept his DVD collection and PlayStation. It had a sofa bed so could be used as a second gest room or somewhere quiet and cosy to read a book. Then one year ago tomorrow I opened my etsy shop. As I got more items the DVDs and PlayStation had to go. As the shop got busier and I had to find room for paint fabric beads fimo paper and lots more things the sofa had to go. Now it has selves and drawers everywhere a desk that is covered in paint. How things have changed when I first opened the shop I did not have big planes and did not do a lot I slowly added more things and started getting regular sales then last October I gave up my day job. I had been unhappy with lots of things at work and had health problems at the time it was a hard thing to do but looking bake it was one of the best things I have done. I had more time for the shop so sales really picked up and I have done a few fares. I still need it build the busyness some more for me to not have to think about looking for another job but it is doing ok and if it keeps improving like it has I will not have to go bake to a day job the plane is to give it until October this year and then decide but it is looking happy birthday small things buy Amanda and hoping the next year is just as exiting and thank you to all of you who have supported me over the last year.

Saturday, 27 April 2013


I have been making beds to day the first is a double in a lonely oak finish and bedding in a pretty green and pink. The second one is a single painted white with patchwork bedding in red white and pink it looks really clean and fresh.

Monday, 22 April 2013

It’s been a funny weekend I seem to have been busy but don’t seem to have got anything done. Work on Barnacle cottage has stopped again I just don’t know how I want the bedroom to look the bathroom and kitchen I know just what I want but don’t have what I need for the kitchen. A shop full of things and never what I need. I have lots of ideas for another property I want to do but it would need a new house and I don’t have funds for that just now but I think that is part of the problem I have that in my head and cannot think about the properties I have. I have also been trying to come up with new items for the shop but I just am not having any ideas I think I am ready for a holiday it seem a long time from last summer I have not been to Cornwall sins September but we are going in June and taking Lexie with us so that will be fun last time we took her she was 3 months older this time she will be 3 years. Well not really very much to tell you all I hope everyone is well and Christine if you are reading this I hope you are better.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Only one week left Get FREE UK shipping on orders £55.00 or over using the code UKFREESHIPPING offer ends 28/04/13 in my etsy shop

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


I have been trying to decide on colours for the cottage so tried a few things I have to see how different colours would look. But not sure any of them are what I want I had no problems with the bathroom and I know what I want downstairs but the bedroom I am stuck.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A bathroom for Barnacle cottage

I told you last month Katy how will be moving in to Barnacle cottage she is moving back to the bay for her new job in the Cath Kidston shop. Barnacle cottage needs lots of work before she can move in but today work started with a new bathroom.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

I thought I would have a change so defiantly no pink in this bedroom set. Although it would look nice with a couple of pink perfume bottles on the dressing table and maybe a pink bag on the chair pink cushions on the bed. ok no pink.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Two very busy days

The fare went very  well  yesterday  and I have had a really busy day today I thought as  a lot of my items are boxed up from fare I would give  my work room  a good clean and tidy  and do a  Stock Check. I also wanted to move one of my shelf units. Everything is put away and room is nearly tidy. Then I had some orders to pack and post got that done. My desk  where I do my paper work and have printer is in an alcove in my bedroom as there is no room in work room and it was in a mess so I have sorted that and got all paper work sorted. Very tied now but I feel a lot more organized tomorrow I have a couple of orders to work on and the books to do some items to photograph and list in shop so another busy day.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Don’t forget the dolls house fair at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa LN10 6QG . On Sunday the 7th of April.


I would love to see anyone who can get there it would be grate to meet you so if you can make it come and say hello.

Monday, 1 April 2013

I am in a pink mood again these items painted in a lovely pale Farrow and Ball pink and finished with Cath Kidston paper