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Raffle boost for dolls' house club

21 June 2013

An Essex dolls’ house club has made more than £60 to help with its running costs after raffling off a Cowboy Kids children’s house from The Dolls House Emporium.

dolls' house club

The prize is heading off in the direction of the nephew of the winner,  Kay Howard.

Rocky Ridge, pictured, was donated by The Dolls House Emporium to South East Essex Dolls house club.

We’re happy to help!

Miniatures club in the news

6 November 2012

There's a lovely feature about a British dolls' house and miniatures club in the local newspapers this week.

The Brentwood Weekly News has an interview with the founder of Billericay Miniatures Club, some photos and details of an event this weekend where you can get to see some of their intricate work!

The popularity of our hobby is shown by the telling line in the article which reads: "At one stage the waiting list was so long, another group, Billericay Dolls House Club, was formed to cope with the demand."

Their bi-annual exhibition will be held in the WI Hall in Billericay on Saturday, November 10. Their miniature gypsy caravans will be on display, along with many other tiny treats made by five other local clubs, between 10.30am and 4pm.

Entry is free, but donations to The J’s Hospice, in Chelmsford, are welcome.

Read more about the club, its members and what they do at the Brentwood Weekly News website.

An Englishwoman’s home is her (miniature) castle

17 August 2012

Everybody has a dream home. 

It could be a cosy country cottage or perhaps something on a grander scale like a stately home.

For Sarah Whitlam, a hotel manager from Essex, her dream home is more fantastical than most.

For a start it’s a castle (although only a miniature one) and when you look inside, you won’t encounter a medieval fantasy but a place where Sarah has let her imagination run wild.

Sarah freely admits that she likes being able to shock people and there are certain aspects of her castle that could raise a few eyebrows.

Like the snakeskin kitchen, for instance, or even a toilet painted in gold leaf.  And it doesn’t stop there.  Her castle also contains a cocktail bar, a tattoo parlour and even a bondage room!

Needless to say, Sarah’s dream home has been a long time in the making.

But all that work has been more than worth it to create something so imaginative and unique.

Read the full story at Dolls House and Miniature Scene online.

What to turn that corner shop dolls' house kit into?

27 April 2012

While many Dolls House Emporium customers are busy crafting their new Corner Shop kit for the 2012 Creative Competition, Colin Windsor from Essex was reminded of a creation of his own.
Hannah's wine bar and bistro dolls house
Hannah's wine bar and bistro dolls house
Hannah’s wine bar and bistro looks a comfortable place to spend a few hours – and the patrons can spend time inside or out enjoying the great British weather!

Colin tells us: “It’s something similar I started about five years ago and never completely finished.

“It was for our granddaughter, Hannah.

“I’ve just started adding the finishing touches and should be open for business soon.”

As for the subject matter: “Not very ‘PC’ for a dolls’ house I know,” he adds!

Hannah's wine bar and bistro dolls house

Well, we say the more the merrier and variety is definitely the spice of a dolls’ life. We’re looking forward to seeing how The Corner Shop is taking shape in homes around the UK and beyond.

Please send your images to competitionsecretary@dollshouse.com and we’ll share them with our readers.

Hannah's wine bar and bistro dolls house
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