Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Sophie Dahl - Happy Jumble of Life

Sophie Dahl's dream is the Happy Jumble of Life.

Sophie Dahl - Happy Jumble of Life

International fashion model and best-selling author Sophie Dahl also happens to be Roald Dahl’s granddaughter and his inspiration behind The BFG. When Sophie was a girl, she dreamt of having a cottage by the sea.

Sophie says: "Since I was tiny I've dreamed of living by the seaside. There’s such magic at play by the sea. In this dream, there’s mermaids, lurchers, a lighthouse and wild flowers that go on for miles. In the house a great big feast is happening, there are family and friends; breaking bread and listening to records. Children spilling from every corner, games of hide and seek, shelves and shelves of books and a big open fire. This house looks out to the infinite sea. It's a big, happy jumble of life."

You can find Sophie's Dream Jar by the shops on New Bond Street in London. Don't forget to snap a photo to enter The Marvellous Dream Jar Trail Competition.

Sophie's jar will be auctioned to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.  

Sophie said: “I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”

Please note, the auction has now ended.

Would you like to own Sophie's Dream Jar? You can bid for this marvellous Dream Jar with Paddle8.  

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. 

Find out more about the trail at Visit London.

Read the creation story behind this Dream Jar

Sophie's dream was produced with a series of artist drawings and included a whole host of different mediums and techniques to bring her dream to life, including model makers, sculptors, 3D computer designers and painters. The lighthouse, landscape and the trees were all 3D printed and carefully prepared, finished and assembled. All of these intricate elements were finalised when they were delicately painted to complete the piece.