I have not had any news from the bay for a long time but i have been saying i want a new house and on Saterday i was given one by my brother he bought it a few years ago from a charity shop for his granddaughter who no longer plays with it. It has been used by a child so needs some tlc and completely redoing but is undamaged and has 4 good size rooms so i think with some work i can do something with it. I am thinking maybe a pub but a modern Witherspoon style pub that is in a building not built as a pub maybe call it the old town hall or something that says the building had a previous use. not definite that is what i will do and i am very busy with orders just now so think it will be after Christmas before i start work on it so if any one has other ideas for it i would love to hear theme or any pub names for it.
It can get very expensive decorating a dollhouse but you can save money on lots of things from DIY stores or shops like the £1 shop. £1 shop sells packs of vinyl floor styles with different designs these make great flooring for a dolls house. Many DIY stores will let you take a sample of wall paper or sell off very cheep part rolls that have been used for samples find ones with small patterns for decorating dolls houses tester pots of paint are also good for decorating a dolls house instead of buying large tins of paint. Here are some rooms i have decorated using £1 shop flooring and sample wall paper.
If any one is in York any time i would recommend a visit to the Miniature Scene dolls house shop at its new home 18 Monkgate i have not visited the new shop yet but visited the old one many times there was always so much to see and i found i could get things i could not get at other shops. the staff are lovely and very helpful it really is worth a visit.
From today until the 1st January when buying from my etsy shop for delivery to a UK address you will only pay postage charges on 1 item most other items bought at the same time will not add any extra cost so most orders postage will only be £3 even if buying several items.
sorry but still no work done on any of the properties i think what i need is a new one to get me motivated again. we have had another week in Cornwall with lovely sunshine so spent most of it on the beach. I am already starting to get Christmas orders in the shop so will probably be busy for the next few weeks but hopefully if i am a good girl santa will bring a new house the bay really needs it.
I have not done any work on any of the properties for a few weeks but I did have some good news last week I was contacted by a dolls house magazine who want to fetcher one of the items from my Etsy shop in the November magazine.
To celebrate this i am offering everyone who reads my blog 10% anything in my shop no minimum spend everything is included just use the code BLOG10
If you can not find what you want just count can do it i will most items can be made in the color or finish of your choice
Get your orders in early if you want items from my Etsy shop as i will be away from the the 23rd to the 30th of August no items will be posted after 11.30 uk time on the 22nd for ready to ship items and the last day to order made to order items to be shipped befor i go is the 20th. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SmallthingsbyAmanda?ref=si_shop
this is Nick and Alex they live in Beacon cottage Nick was born and brought up in the Bay but moved to the big city when he joined the police force but came back to the bay when his dad Bobby retired as the local policeman and nick has taken over the job. Alex was not from the bay but meat Nick when she was working in the big city Hospital and he was there after a work accident. Alex works in the bay she helps the doctor who visits the bay on Mondays and Thursdays to do a surgery in the village hall as there is no permanent doctor in the bay the rest of the week Alex visits patients at home everyone from expecting mums new babies elderly and sick residents anyone with broken bones or dressings that need changing. as you can imagine they are both very busy and important residents in the bay.