Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Pugs, Jugs and Cufflinks

Mr Wilbur I have just one question how can someone so small produce so much poo?

Here in London in the UK we have had consistent drizzle with intermittent torrential downpours for, what seems like forever. Although, in reality it’s probably more like three weeks but, together with the shorter days it’s taking its toll on my pessimistic disposition. Instead of my glass being half empty, it’s now cracked and empty.

So I am being extra kind to myself with hot water bottles, candles and little treats of creams, potions and the odd minuscule cake.

 Today I am working on the launch of my Pug and Jug Cuff links inspired by my very own naughty Mr Wilbur. this is what I just found when I went to check on him.
It's a long and often frustrating process getting to the finished article. I have been experimenting with colours, painting techniques, and varnishes with a few disasters and the odd expletive. For example: twisting a stuck lid off a paint tube only to have paint sausage out at an alarming rate covering my hands; not to forget the obligatory item stuck to your fingers with superglue and of course the most frustrating of plagues dust.
Despite these inconveniences I have just managed to list 3 pairs on my Etsy shop Dollhousekitchen. I am continuing work on the Jug cuff links and  personalising of the cuflinks

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who's the Fairest of Them All?

Today I have finally gotten round to booking myself into the hairdressers for the full works. Well I say full works if only it were possible! I mean a colour, cut and blow dry. Last month  I decided to try and grow my hair out to it's natural colour as, I am sick and tired of having to go through the rigmarole of once a month sitting in that chair and being forced to look at my aging reflection for 2 hours. While the hairdresser at least makes my hair look youthful.

Roots need doing
I am a 51 year old woman who, I am ashamed to say, is hating the effects age is having on my body. The little wrinkles creeping around my eyes, the lines appearing around my smile and the crepe like skin playing peek-a-boo at various sites are slowly dissolving my confidence.

In a society where youth and beauty are synonymous where, does that leave me? I have achieved many things in my 51 years except, it would seem, the secret of eternal youth? I will tell you where! Queuing up for botox, fillers and the latest creams, potions and snake oils that promise to plump up that old, saggy skin.

Written down it reads like a line from a slapstick farce. 

Not much time today for mini making only had time to throw these together and get them listed.

Dollhouse Halloween Chocolates
Dollhouse miniature Halloween Candy
World of dollhouse miniatures where age really doesn't matter but, size does!

Friday, 4 October 2019

Good Morning and welcome to my chilly, wet, world of indecision, forgetfulness and tears. Here in North London (UK) we have had nothing but rain for the last week. I have lost account of the times I went out in a light drizzle to return soaked by a torrential downpour. Mr Wilbur, my darling little Jug (Jack Russell\Pug cross) absolutely hates the rain and still has not forgiven me for his last drenching. Even after his warm shower he sat shivering on the sofa. So I wrapped him in his favourite blanket.

Mr Wilbur wrapped in his blanket
I booked tickets to see the film "Downton Abbey" for Sunday 29th Sept at 2.15pm for myself and my husband. Then promptly forgot until the said Sunday at 5pm. What concerned me the most was the fact they had cost £29.50. The last time I went to the cinema it only cost £5.50. As I am a lady of a "certain age" I put my forgetfulness down to the big M. At the grand old age of 51 years I am experiencing the best and the worst of what, it is like to be in the menopause. Sorry yet to experience the positive aspects but, how long have you got for the negatives.

Decided to go back on the HRT patches after the fiasco of poor Mr Wilbur experiencing the symptons of estrogen poisoning from my topical HRT gel. He lost his belly hair and his nipples swelled to the size of large grapes. What a shock that was!  I googled dog hair loss and HRT and there it was.  He was absorbing the estrogen from my arms. I did not realise that I should have covered my arms for up to one hour after application, to stop this from happening. I thought once the area was dry to touch all was ok.

So now I have one sad, cold and partially bald little dog and a very nervous partner who definitely does not want to develop large nipples and lose his most precious head of hair. 

But on a happier note I have found time to sculpt, photograph and post these little houses. Simply click on the caption for more information

Halloween Dollhouse Miniature
 Gingerbread House 12th Scale
Halloween Dollhouse Miniature
 Gingerbread House 12th Scale

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Why Life Interferes With Mini Making

Why is it that the world and his miss's always seems to get in the way of mini making? All I really ever want to do each day is throw myself wholeheartedly into mini making. However today firstly, I had to deal with the accountant. I am still responsible for a business set up by my ex partner, who I split from January 2016. When he left our 24 year relationship to marry his child bride of 22 years old. I am not bitter that at 50 years old he preferred her supple plump flesh to my aging saggy equivalent. I just wish he would stop bullshitting and stick to our Deed of Separation. So that we can finally be rid of each other.

Sorry I digress now back to business my next diversion. A trip to the post office and a slow walk and sniff along the canal with my little dog Mr Wilbur. He is the one obsessed with sniffing I just listen to my DAB personal radio. That is until he misbehaves and needs luring away with a tasty array of treats. They do not always work and on some occasions I am forced to chase the little devil while admonishing him to come.

The Master

Next emails to my Residents Association and neighbours updating the progress on reporting and monitoring the damage caused to our properties by a greedy construction company building 1400 housing units on a plot of land probably more suited to half the number. Talk about feeling overwhelmed, I am by nature a borne procrastinator. If it was not for the fact that a hairline crack in my hallway plaster has, morphed into a whooping great crack. I would still be debating whether it was in fact a problem or not. Rallying neighbours and speaking at meetings really is not me. To be honest at times I am not sure how I have all of a sudden been galvanized into action.


Then of course one has to eat. What a palaver that is, all I really want is cake. Bowl of delicious branflakes forced down and finally it is time for my addiction.

Photography, edit, list and promote. No making today then!

Halloween 2019     

Halloween Candy

Halloween Chocolates
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Easter Giveaway

Good morning this year for Easter I am giving away one of my little Easter themed cakes

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A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Easter Sunday on my Facebook page.

Good Luck

Monday, 23 February 2015

St Patrick's Day Delights

Well I say I have been busy making minis but the truth is my little puppy has been hugely distracting me. Currently he is hunting under my work desk for anything to play with. So far we have had pens, tissue paper and now a little accident. His house training is not going too well.  Here is a picture of him relaxing in his puppy bed.

Some of you may know my name is  Sarah Jane Maloney and with a name like Maloney you just know there is some Irish in their somewhere. My father comes from a little island in the West Indies, Montserrat which is nick named the Emerald Isle and where St Patrick's Day is celebrated in style.

Here are the bits I have been working on.

My St Patrick's Day Collection - Click here for more information

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

St Valentine's Day Giveaway at DollhouseKitchen

I have been very busy with my new puppy he is a Jug a Jack Russell\Pug cross and only 9 weeks old. He is not yet fully toilet trained lets just say it is a bit hit and miss.

This month to celebrate St Valentine's Day I am giving away one handmade chocolate box with every order from

So pop on over and treat yourself.

In the odd moment I have found some time for mini making in between cuddles and clearing up after the little devil.

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My little puppy Wilbur
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