Here is Bill, hard at work again cleaning the windows of Railway Cottage which has just come onto the property market today. I tried out the brick impress molds again on the cottage front - time consuming but very satisfying to do. I made the windows and front door myself and stained them instead of painting them in my usual 'seaside' colours. This little house is on ebay right now.
This is 'Quay Cottage', new on the market today and Sam has already been to the Estate Agents office and been given the keys for a look around. How handy this little house is - so close to the quayside - Sam can almost moor his boat right at the foot of the steps to the front door! (Sam was made by the very clever Robin of Coombe Crafts).
This is 'Harbour View', my latest 1/12th scale cottage/shop. With that lovely big window this little property would make a great shop or a tea room or it could be a shabby chic style weekend hideaway at the coast. Bill (by Susan Emsell of Suecraft Dolls) is busy once again keeping the windows nice and clean ready for the new owners to move in. Luckily the sun shone yesterday when I took these photos - that doesn't seem to happen very often at the moment!!
I had a request from a customer for one of my beach huts and here it is. The colour doesn't show up very well in the photo but it was a greeny blue shade and it contrasted nicely with the white windows and door. I love building these little huts (I've probably said that before!!) and plan to make some more to put on etsy.
As soon as I stepped out of the door this afternoon to take some photos the heavens opened - again - so I was forced inside with my camera and my latest house - 'Coastguard's Cottage'. Ideal as a holiday let or maybe even a tiny seaside pub this cottage is vacant and waiting for a new occupant. The estate agents arranged for Bill (the local window cleaner) to give the windows a once over ready for potential viewers (Bill was made by the very talented Sue Emsell of Suecraft Dolls). Coastguard's Cottage is on ebay right now under my seller name juliefben.
When Paula asked if I could build a Church for her wonderful seaside village Quayside I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Space was limited so we could only really squeeze in a front - like the shops I made for her previously - and it had to have a nice porch as well. I did have all sorts of ideas about towers, spires etc to start with but decided to go for something a bit more like a village Chapel in the end - and this was the result.