Sunday, 30 October 2011

Good Time

We had a good time at the halloween party last night, was a fun evening for the kids, they did apple bobbing and generally running amuck!

Not done anything to Lobster apart from trying to make a little sign, which hopefully will fit on the signboard, may take a number of goes and a lot of ink to get the positioning right though!   Have really only been lazing around this Sunday, the clocks going back has thrown me completely, can't believe it's only 1.30, feels like it should be tea time!   Only thing really i've done is knitting these little guys, who I think are quite cute!  Only made 3 so far and there's quite a few more to complete the set (7 in total)

Hope to get a couple more made today, although I must remember I've still got the dreaded ironing to do ughhhh!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Lobster Pot - Few things to get started

Managed to get a few things unpacked and in The Lobster Pot.  Still needs a lot more and a lot of "prettying" up.  Need to make some table dressings and seat pads for the chairs, still waiting for quite a few bits to come through from ebay, so hopefully that will bulk it all up a bit.  Living room looks extremely bare, need lots more for that!

As you can probably see "Betty" (thank you Bethany) runs the tea shop and lives above.  She is a lovely lady made for me by Bernadette (detta's darling dolls on ebay).  I do love her, she looks absolutely perfect for running the tea shop.  

Got some bits for the garden, some hanging baskets (which need hanging) and some window boxes which I'm not sure if they'll hang from the window or just sit on the pavement.  Waiting for the outside tables and chairs as well, hopefully they will come next week.  Still waiting on a load more cakes as well, hoping they arrive soon as well!

Won't be doing much else today, as got to get sandwich making and fancy dressing as we've got a Halloween Party tonight, it's run by the local NAS as Matthew, my youngest, has ASD.  We've only just found this group and it's nice to have somewhere to go where people won't judge immediately.  So that's my day taken up, boys won't go to the party in fancy dress as it would mean bus or taxi, so we are going over to mum's (who luckily lives opposite the community centre) and will change over at hers and then change back before we come home.

That's it for today then, hope to get some prettying up done tomorrow and next week so will show you how I get on.  Have a great weekend.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Not done a lot!

Well, I don't seem to have achieved much on Lobster Pot, but have to confess have been busy on ebay!   Will take some pics of what has arrived so far, still a fair amount of come though lol, the postie must hate me!

I've been knitting some little dolls house christmas things, which unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of before I packed them up to send to Paula, doh!  I have been busy making more full size christmas things though, have done a nativity set and a couple of tree decoration sets, am just making another set which can either be used as little dolls or as more tree decorations if I add a ribbon to them.

This is why I haven't done much!   I'm also trying to wait till everything has arrived (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it), I've lots of prettying up that needs to be done to the bits that have arrived.   One of the shop counters that I ordered arrived in a zillion bits, but they were very good and just offered to send a replacement which hopefully will arrive.  I think I can probably mend it, it's unglued rather than broken, so if I can work out which bit goes where I should be able to save it.   The set I bought is more than what I want, so will probably sell the surplus, but it ended up cheaper to buy it as a set than to buy the bits I wanted individually.   Also got the rest of the fencing so I need to cut and stain that as I've decided to add a garden to the other side of The Lobster Pot, there's space on the desk where it currently is and it's not big enough for another house, so have decided to do a garden.   Got my packages from DHE today which has a lot of garden stuff in it, well baskets, troughs etc., plus a couple of other little bits and pieces, but I must knuckle down and sort the main house/cafe out.   Boys back at school next week so at least it will be more peaceful!

Well better go and cook dinner now, then will carry on knitting my toy soldier lol.  Will try and remember to take pics of the bits that have arrived this evening.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Driftwood Cottage

This is Driftwood Cottage, and I have to say is my favourite so far.   Maggie lives here, she is an old fashioned girl and loves all her pretty, girly things.    She absolutely loves baking and can usually be found in the kitchen cooking up something very tasty, cakes and puddings are her speciality and Bill next door certainly appreciates them!

This has to be the house that I have enjoyed doing most, I love all the girly things and have really enjoyed this one.   

Bill's Boathouse

This is the first dollshouse that I've fully completed! 

I absolutely loved this one and it certainly gave me a helping hand towards my dollshouse obsession (along with my good friend Paula, who I feel has a lot to answer for!)

Bill lives in The Boathouse, he is a retired fisherman and is full of stories of the sea and of course the "one that got away".   He is a quiet, friendly man, who enjoys tending his vegetable patch and he absolutely adores Maggie's cakes and baking (Maggie lives next door to him).  He enjoys quite a simple life and has traditional values and he certainly seems to have a soft spot for Maggie, who knows, maybe love will blossom!


At Last!

Well, I've finally got round to starting this blog!  This is just a quickie post really, just to try it all out!

So excited, and been busy on ebay as I my 3rd Dolls House, The Lobster Pot, made by the very talented Julie 

I adore all Julie's cottages and am excited to be working on this one now, I intend to make it a Tea Shop on the ground floor, serving tea/coffee and yummy cakes!  There will also be a seating area outside for when the weather is fine.  The upstairs rooms will be a living room and then on top the bedroom.


I'm hoping that the goodies that I've ordered will start arriving tomorrow and that I can get on with prettying it all up.   

Well, that's about it for now, hopefully will post some more piccies tomorrow if the postie brings me some nice goodies!