Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cake on the Mind

I have cake on the mind. It is birthday time here at the dollhouse and we are having a little soiree this Sunday for the little ladies. Princess LaLa (who turns 3 on Tuesday) is requesting a strawberry cake...the same one I made for her first birthday which was quite a hit.

But of course we had a tea party theme...

Should I do another tea party this year? ...and what will my 2nd cake be?...
Contemplating Red Velvet.

We will need two cakes this year since we are also celebrating my little ones 1st birthday (which has past but still, a girl needs a big party).

ps: The Strawberry cake and frosting recipes can be found at All,
The frosting is a cream cheese frosting.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine's Day - Luv Luv Sale Starts Now!

Two Hearted Peeps

Its a Luv Luv Sale! Any heart and love themed print is on sale for only $10! AND I am extending my Dessert sale as well. $10 YUMMY and LOVELY prints 'til the end of February at the shoppe! xoxo!

One Lump or Two?

It is about to rain again and I'm stuck in the dollhouse doing some doll-sitting (babysitting), which means all I can do is daydream about tea time...(sigh) It has been awhile since Best Friend and I had tea together...and shes feeling under the weather as well. Looking at teapots all morning has lifted my spirits and I thought I share with you this charming set...

Tea Set Red Toile...found browsing Teapots and More
I do have some cucumbers and cream cheese and some soft
white bread,perhaps I will settle myself for
tea with my dolls today.

update: I just heard that my mummy is visiting and bringing Chinese dim sum which is just as yummy as English style tea!

Sweet Pork Buns and Custard Tarts are scrumptious with a cup of piping hot Black Tea

Monday, January 25, 2010

Giggles N Hugs!

One of my real life dolls (we call her Mini Cakes, pictured above) turned ONE on Saturday and we had a such fun-filled kid day. We spent the early afternoon at the local park where everyone was out since the sun finally appeared!
All the dads were out and goofing around
and making a big ruckus.

Then for dinner we went to this neat kids restaurant called Giggles N Hugs located in West Los Angeles. It is not surprising that the little ladies LOVED it and my older girl (Princess LaLa, pictured above) cried when it was time to go. The food is a bit pricey but we stuck to the safe bets. Mac N Cheese for the kids, I got the chicken Panini and Mr. Dollface got the Chicken Burger. The separate play area had a jungle gym, a few slides of different sizes, some play sets such as a kitchen, a clubhouse and a "makeup" table. The place had a lot of other toys and little bikes, and horseys as well. It also has WIFI for the adults, oh and a video game system. If you don't mind the jungle of kids and the pricey-ness then it is a good time to be had by all and a good place to wear out the kiddies.

After the restaurant fun we picked up a big red velvet cupcake for my little doll...She now understands that birthdays are so much fun!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pictures of Childhood

Looking around my dollhouse it is not hard to find pieces of childhood laying around. Cutesy barrettes, Little Little Golden Books, pink bows, all make me quite nostalgic...

Speaking of nostalgia...this carousel horse is from the Santa Monica Pier. Opened in 1916, each horse is hand carved, rising and falling to the sound of an automated band organ. The moorish architecture provides an enchanting and magical feel.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daydreaming Fairytales

Snow White wears a bit more eyeliner than her stepmother approves of so she got banished from the castle with nothing but the clothes on her back...and an apple.

Now Listed at Dollface LaLa Shoppe

Monday, January 18, 2010


A Play Yard in the Rain

So far the rain is quite impressive indeed! The wind has toppled one of our bushes and it was coming down pretty heavy at parts...but right now there is a break. Rainy days like this one is good for the creative soul. I am going to do some painting after I clean up my messy desk.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Here Comes the Rain!

A Big Scary Storm is supposed to hit the West Coast and we in LA are bracing for a few days of continuous rain, but I intend to look at it this way:

A Rainbow of Raindrops

I actually find it hard to believe it is going to rain that much. They always exaggerate the rain forecast here!
A Rainy Day

ps: These Prints as are available at my Etsy Shoppe!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Introducing Doll Faced Photos!

I was looking around the dollhouse today and realize just how many doll faces are laying around waiting to be photographed. So now the shoppe will also include photographs of the utmost serious nature (ok not really, all I really want to do is smile on your (doll) face!)

I hope they don't look creepy, it wasn't my intention I swear.

My poodle Precious

I found a hedgehog in my garden.
He keeps offering me his heart.

But my heart belongs to Precious

A Photo to Brighten Up your Day

Gerber Daisies are such Happy Flowers!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Very Own French Toast Flipper

I went rummaging at the local thrift store and saw this:

Now isn't this the most PERFECT flipper for french toast? It has quite a retro look and has a pink no less! Why I think it was just sitting there waiting for me to buy it because I am quite the french toast maker and connoisseur...
and buy it I did!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What can be more heavenly?

...than strawberries and cream! Devoured at the Rose Tea Room at the Huntington Library and Botanical gardens! The tea room serves an ALL YOU CAN EAT! afternoon tea with delicious warm scones, six types of finger sandwiches which include smoked salmon, watercress and cream cheese... classic cool cucumber. Desserts are mini tartlets, heart shaped butter cookies, raspberry and lemon bars, truffles....but really they had me at Strawberries and Cream!

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

My Favorite Hat

A Disclaimer

This Blog is not about drab colours and boring grown up concerns. This is a world of pinks...lots of pinks and sickeningly sweet concoctions and confections. If you are on a sugarless diet I must urge you to exit. This is a girlie world of big eyes and sweet doll faces so if you are into snips and snails and puppy dog tails then this isn't the place for you.
Sandee Rose is about eternal childishness and cupcakes, tea parties and chocolate. If you want to still enter then...

You have been warned.

♥Welcome to the Dollhouse♥

Hello and welcome to the my blog. Sit back with a cup of hot cocoa and escape to a world of big eyes and mischievous doll faces... This is a place of endless desserts, giant beasts, overgrown flowers and daring adventures.

My artwork and photography captures everything girlish, nostalgic and delicious! I dedicate my artwork to the children of the world, and my two little ladies, who inspire me everyday, oh and my mum, the original mischievous dollface.