OOAK DIORAMA SECRETS  – ‘early bird weekend special’ that ends Tuesday April 26th


On Monday, April 25th (@1 PM EST), this book will be available for sale for $19.95 for only a day to fans. Then the price will return to it’s original of $29.95.

I have collaborated with other diorama artists in this huge ebook project guaranteed to blow your mind, compiled by Angela Ooaksecrets. It’s a digital ebook with 500+ PAGES of step-by-step tutorials on how to create many aspects of dioramas including doors, rooms, windows, fireplace with (illusion) crackling fire, miniature food, and so much more!

Mark your calendars and this page as I’ll reveal the website link when it’s ready for order!

Until then, if you have questions about my contributing part, feel free to ask 🙂

BJD A Garden & props (34)


Riley’s Play Date

Riley’s Mom & Dad were having an afternoon outing and had roped in Amelie and Tiffany to babysit Riley.  When best friends Amelie and Tiffany accepted the job they hadn’t realised that Riley had a pre-arranged play date with two friends.

Riley was playing really nicely with Milly and Tish when Amelie decided that the three friends could share an Easter egg while they were playing outdoors (less mess inside the house…).  She bought the one that was wrapped in shiny blue paper and placed the pieces in front of Riley.

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Well, as soon as the chocolate was put down Milly decided it was hers, all hers.  She made a grab for it and Riley put her arm out to try and stop her taking it.   Milly saw this as an infringement and started to lash out at Riley.

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Tiffany knelt down and stopped the girls and explained why they shouldn’t be fighting each other, then she removed the egg until their behaviour was better.  Milly then went into a sulk and turned her back on Riley, who made the most of the opportunity to give a yank on Milly’s ponytail!

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All this time Tish had been as good as gold, and just carried on playing on her own.  Riley said sorry to Amelie, and that was enough for Amelie to pick her up and give her a cuddle.  When Milly saw this, she said sorry to Tiffany who knew what the little minx was up to, but found her beguiling.

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Amelie, Riley and Tiffany

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Amelie, Riley and Tiffany

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Amelie, Riley, Tiffany and Milly

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Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie, Riley, Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie, Riley, Tish, Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie and Tiffany

Suffice to say that they were all friends again by the time Riley’s parents returned home.

Handags & Purses

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Doll Room

My doll room used to be very organised with boxed Barbie doll & friends lining the walls from floor to ceiling.  Undressed dolls, or dolls waiting for TLC , are stored in a chest of drawers and two wardrobes.

When the larger dolls started to arrive it was fine, they slotted in amongst the Barbie dolls, but I soon began to run out of space and I now have no room left other than a narrow walkway.

The doll room doesn’t have all of the doll boxes, backdrops, accessories and items for dioramas, they are filling up another room.  This photograph should embarrass me into thinning down my collection…

More shocking photos on:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonner_etc/

Doll Room

Doll Room

Carrie & Misuru Wedding Photographs


Carrie Chan &  Misuru  Tokyo

would like to invite you

to share in their love and happiness

as they exchange vows of marriage

and begin a new life together

At the “Ministry of Christ” chapel, Fairfax 

on Saturday 27th April 2013 at 2 p.m.



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Father Christmas

Father Christmas turned up with a sackful of gifts for the children over the festive period.  Some of the younger ones were a bit overwhelmed but the older kids thought it was great fun.  More pictures on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonner_etc/

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Seichan & Aiko Babysit

Lottie was feeling too poorly to go to ‘Lola’s Daycare’ so her Mommy asked Seichan if she could look after her.  Seichan agreed immediately as she loved having her niece to play with, and when Aiko found out she too stayed home to babysit Lottie.

They tried to tempt her to eat but she couldn’t manage it, though she did drink plenty of fluids.  She had a nap during the afternoon and when she woke up Sachi (cousin of Aiko & Seichan) came round to visit, bringing her niece Tish to play with Lottie.  Poor Lottie wasn’t really well enough to play but she did enjoy having story time.

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Effie, Diane, Lorrell and Deena

All too quickly it was time for Diane to depart after her visit to best friend Effie, and the two other ladies that made up the Dreamettes (Lorrell and Deena).

They ate at the Lakeside Restaurant before spending the evening together at Effies apartment.  The following morning Effie made breakfast for them all, then they managed to fit in some time for therapeutic shopping before visiting Lola’s Nursery (which Diane helps to raise money for).

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Kish Toddlers – too cute

Two more Kish toddlers came today:  Riley and Anjali.  These girls are just so cute and they happily played with Milly, Lottie and Tish.

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Kish Toddlers

I couldn’t resist taking the following photographsof the Kish toddlers this morning.  They are too cute for words, even when they are up to mischief!

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