The Make up Studio

Studio photographs

Click on the link to read about the make up studio, and to see photographs of it.

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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 🙂

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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…

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Doll Room

Doll Room

Miss Black Beauty 2013

The beauty pageant had so many entries this year that it has been split into a ‘Junior’ and ‘Adult’ competition.

The adult pageant ended today and Miss Black Beauty 2012 presented her cup to the winner.

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The junior pageant photographs can be found at:

The finals for the Junior Miss Black Beauty pageant end on Friday so look out for more photographs soon!

Madame Alexander Ladies

Some of the Madame Alexander ladies met up and I gota few photographs, which will be on

Back row:  Lola and her Aunt Alex,Paris, Victoria (Lola’s sister), and Jade

Front row:  Tulisa (Lola and Victorias cousin), Abbi (Jades cousin) and sisters Jasmine & Ashanti (Paris’ cousins)

Madame Alexander Group

What a beautiful day

Ethan, Robyn, Victoria and Saffy enjoy the sunshine.

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Abbi visits home with her new beau James

Abbi visited her parents at the weekend, who are very, very rich and they like to think that they retain some control over what their daughter does.

Being the rebel that she is, Abbi had arranged to meet James (her latest beau) at her parents’ house, but wasn’t courteous enough to let her parents know her plans.  Likewise she didn’t tell James that her parents weren’t expecting guests.

Things were a little bit frosty initially, James hadn’t realised how rich they are, or how high their expectations are for Abbi.  The parents were a little shocked at Abbi’s choice of ‘friend ‘because they still hoped that their daughter would marry someone from her own culture.

Abbi loved the situation:  James was squirming as he tried to answer all of the questions directed at him, and feeling increasingly uncomfortable, and her parents trying to make him welcome when it was obvious that they were really upset with Abbi for causing this state of affairs.

You may think that Abbi is a b***h, but she really isn’t, she just rebels against what she feels are “chains” and wants to have the freedom to do what she wants.  Looks like there needs to be some compromise from Abbi, and from her parents  ooeerr…

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Lola’s Daycare

It has been a busy few days with lots happening, not least that Lola has finally opened her day-care nursery.  She has enlisted the help of Peri on a temporary basis who has got a manner with babies and toddlers, they love her.

Kyra and Libby were allowed to go in to help too and they loved being able to play with the little ones.  Tish and Lottie are to die for – they are so cute!  I could take photographs of them all day. 

Lola has five babies and two pre-school children at the moment, but believes that once word gets round about the nursery she will get more customers.

They all seemed to be happy enough while I was there, apart from Lottie tripping over her own feet, and a cuddle from Peri soon sorted that out.

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Sneak Peek

I managed to get a sneak peek into Emme and Alex’s abodes recently, when they were being interviewed by a reporter from a magazine.  Both ladies were relaxed in their PJs and we had a small insight into how they live.

Emme has a passion for knitting but has recently had a kitten, which is really cute but very mischievous, and I don’t think she’ll get much knitting done with him around…

Alex was taking a break from her hobby of dressmaking, and rooted through her bookcase until she found a book to settle down with.

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