Beach Life

I have made no secret of the fact that this week has been a rough one as far as the day job is concerned. The events of Friday capped it all off. I won’t bore you with the details but just to say that discovering I had had 48 stackable teapots delivered (when I hadn’t ordered any) was the last straw that broke this camels back. At one point I thought I was going to be buried alive under more cardboard boxes than any normal person should encounter in a lifetime. Take a peek:

However, today has been a complete contrast. I had a long standing engagement with a group of friends that saw us have a fabulous lunch at the restaurant where my youngest son is a chef, Fischers of Baslow Hall. With fabulous sunshine we were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens followed by their fabulous tasting menu. Just what the doctor ordered!

Anyway, on to today’s post proper which is a little something I made for this week’s challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is “Beside the Sea.” I am currently loving beach huts (and be sure to buzz over and check out Ros’s brilliant mini album in a beach hut box) and if you are a regular over here you will have seen what I have been doing around this theme (scroll to the bottom of this post to see more). Here’s what I came up with this time around:


I love little wooden houses and I have quite a few in my stash but am always reluctant to use them – I worry I won’t be able to find any more and Mr Beez just never gets around to chopping up the bit of wood we bought about a zillion years ago for this very purpose!


I think I got this one from Etsy. I gave it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint and then cut strips of blue designer paper and glued them all the way round. I added red paper to the roof and cut some extra strips for the gable.


The door is a scrap of book page, a scrap of corrugated card and a tiny heart that I cut out freehand.


I added some twine around the bottom and then dangled a little seahorse charm and some shell stars. The words, as usual, were printed on my computer.


Now I’ve made this one, I’d quite like to make a whole row in some pastel colours.

I hope your weekend has started off as well as mine. Right now I need to go and dig out all things yellow for I believe there may be one or two cyclists heading this way tomorrow.

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Beach Life — 20 Comments

  1. It’s just another gorgeous beach house Lisette, loved that blue stripes, you know I looked at it and it reminded me to those oldie-goldie beach-wears, you know the ones the vintage types… I really loved the door, the way you altered the edge it gives so much dimension!

    • Thank you. I never know whether to be pleased or frustrated when you make something super quick and it turns out better than you dared to hope. Always makes me wonder why I mess about so much!!

  2. I cannot image how awful your week has been but your description gives me some idea. I really hope things improve soon. Your lunch looks amazing, what is in the little bowl?

    I have been loving all of your beach huts, they are so cheerful and they fill me with joy whenever I look at them. This one is no exception, you have somehow giving it a beech combing look and I love the little seahorse and stars.

    Dionne xx

    • It has been frightful and I’m not sure things are going to improve!!! The bowl was herb soup with apple and horseradish panacotta with smoked trout – delicious!! I really enjoyed all your beach hut pins – you probably saw I re-pinned a lot of them! xx

      • Thank you, the dish looked so pretty but I could not work out what it was – and to be honest, I never would have guessed.

        As you may have guessed, I have a beach hut project on the drawing board, hence all the beach hut pins.

  3. 48 Stackable teapots!!! Whoa!!! You poor lady … I hope this week improves for you …
    I ADORE your beach hut … and the other creations on show … terrific work Lisette … Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

    • You couldn’t make it up could you?! Shame they are now coming to take them away as I could have used them for craft projects 🙂

  4. You poor girl! I can symphize about the work! But those tea pots, oh my word!!!! I’m sorry you have to deal with that ! I love your beach houses, their fabulous!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB always enjoy your creations!

    • Thanks Char. I keep thinking the teapots would come in handy for something but I just can’t store them along with all the other stuff 🙂

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