Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Thank You

A huge Thank You to my dear friend Paula for sending me this beautiful sign for Lobster Pot.  Even bigger thank you to Bethany (Paula's daughter) who made this beautiful sign, she really is a talented young lady.

The sign looks absolutely perfect and brightens up the house no-end.  I'm sure  business at the Tea Rooms will pick up now everyone can see what is hidden behind the doors!  I think I spotted Bill and Maggie heading towards the tea room for a lovely cream tea. 

Friday, 13 January 2012


Well, finally got round to tidying up the dollshouses in their new home.  My goodness they were dusty!  Put a few little bits in as well, and stuck (fingers crossed) the hanging baskets and flower troughs, not sure how long they'll stay up, so I'm listening for the clang, clang, clang as they fall off, no doubt will be in the middle of the night and make me jump!

Added the bits that my dear friend Paula made me, driftwood picture for bill, some pussy cats for Maggie (she is definitely the cat lady), shell collection basket for bill which he collects after he's pulled the boat back in after fishing, and awaiting some gorgeous home baking from Maggie, he's definitely going to have to watch his waistline!

Added a few more bits and pieces to the Tea Shop, some lovely bunting that Paula made, have added a "High Tea" spread in the living room as well, and a few little bits and pieces for the bedroom.  Still some way to go on this one, but I'm running out of ideas!  Also forgot that i'd put Bill's outhouse in the garden of the Tea Shop as well as it doesn't fit between Bill and Maggies anymore, so they'll have to have a short hop to get to the garden now!

That's been about it really, no pennies to buy anything at the moment, so will have to try and make a few bits, although I'm clueless really about what to make or how to make it!

Started the Easter knitting now, so hopefully will make a few pennies on ebay with that but bit early yet!

Hope everyone is well and is staying safe on Friday 13th!

Now for the pics!

Bill's House (The Boathouse)

Maggie's House  (Driftwood Cottage)

Tea Rooms (The Lobster Pot)


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Not Dollshouse But Other Pics!

Back again!  Still no dollshousing but thought I'd share a few other pics!   Dogs were groomed today so look and smell (lol) nice and clean!  For some reason they absolutely hate the camera and sculk away whenever I try and take pics of them, goodness knows what they think it's going to do, so they're not great.   Also a pic of my cats, who are not so shy!

Finally, here is the finished "Topsy Turvy" Cinderella Doll which I've made for my niece.

Unfortunately, also got letter from the hospital today with the date my my gallbladder removal, so got to go in on 14th February, which means got to start the yukky Milk Diet at end of January, 3 weeks of just 4 pints milk a day is not appealing!

Still no mini-ing, I really must get my bum moving and do something!  Still no inspirations or aspirations, but I must do something about them, I feel very guilty neglecting them, haven't touched them since well before Christmas.  Think I will leave them in my bedroom for now, but trouble is the outhouse/lavvy won't fit on the chest of drawers with the 2 houses, so may have to rethink that one.   Don't think they'd fit on the desk either with the outhouse, and the shop/cafe won't fit with one of the houses either, oh dear, what to do!

Anyway that's enough for now, off to watch East Enders, then of course Celeb BB.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Been a While

Well it looks like I've been very remiss with updating my blog!  If truth be told I haven't really done any mini-ing though.  Seem to have hit a bit of a brick wall with my cottages!

My brain seems to be stuck, dunno if it's Christmas that's got in the way or what!  Seem to have been doing mainly knitted stuff at the moment, will post a pic later of my topsy turvy doll that I'm doing for my niece.  Not 100% whether I like her that much or not though.  Will reserve judgement till she's finished, she's nearly there, just her hair to do.

Ahh well that's all for now, just wanted to make sure that I at least posted something even if it isn't dh related lol.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.