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Cute Halloween

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If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m fond of the cute style, especially in animals and décor.  So today, I present Cute Halloween 🙂  There’s some great products about in the H&G world at the moment and here’s some of my favourite things.

Chez Moi’s Spooky Bed started my inspiration – that Autumnal leaf decoration around the bed frame is really beautifully done. The bed is packed with animations in the tradition of Chez Moi, and there’s both PG and Adult versions available.  At the same Event – ON9 – Newchurch has a unusual vanity set out with some great poses – you can wash your hands, wash your face and clean your teeth – the marble top went so well with the bed, it’s a shame not to pick up both sets.

I’ve also used the Yram Strange Travel Set by Serenity Style and that’s at The Secret Hideout Event (details below). There’s a stage to this set which I put behind the bed and then used the travel features as a side table.  Get that clock of extreme cuteness! It has bunny ears.  The wall decorations of a spooky haunted house, cat and flying bat are from a great gacha by [ zerkalo ]  and that’s at The Season’s Story.  You may have to choose a quiet time to get into that Event as it’s very busy.  I managed with the early am SLT times.

Then the cake!  This is another gacha by Bee Designs at TLC.  The first Play got me the Rare which is that fabulous party cake that the JIAN chipmunks are eyeing up.  Do go and have a look at the JIAN Chipmunk Collection, it’s on at The Season’s Story Event and is so cute you won’t believe your eyes.  You get a big log as a home for them all, décor versions that are animated and no less than 3 versions to wear.  One is on your head/hat which is cheeky to say the least, one is curled up on your shoulder and just peeks out every now and then, and the third is a companion. I couldn’t resist the entire set – could you?!

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

::Newchurch:: Vanity Set currently at ON9 Event
:: N :: Wei Craftsman Vanity, Oak – LI 4
:: N :: Mission Sconce, Mica – LI 1 – light on/off via touch
(also a mirror in this set – Mission Bath Mirror in Oak – LI 1)

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at ON9 Event through to Oct 28th
Spooky Bed (available in PG and Adult versions) – LI 14

Serenity Style, currently at The Secret Hideout Event
Yram Strange Travel Set
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Stage – LI 7 (enlarged from default)
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1

[ zerkalo ], currently at The Season’s Story Event
Halloween Ornaments gacha
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Haunted House – LI 4 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Cat – LI 2 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Bat – LI 1

 

NEW Apple Fall
Apple Fall Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot – LI 15 (greatly enlarged here and is normally 1 LI). See all the other new Autumn designs for kitchen mainly – take a full wallet! It’s the first table on the left as you go into the garden, can’t miss it.

Bee Designs, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Only L$55 per Play
Halloween party gacha Cake RARE – LI 2
Bat Cans – cute cans with bat wings! – LI 1

 

Ariskea – [Curiosity] Fragment Mirror, from a set currently at FaMESHed and you can purchase the items individually – LI 5
Store #12 in the Green Park Quarter

Fauna:-
Chipmunks from JIAN Chipmunk Collection – the Wanderer has a Land Impact of 7
currently at The Season’s Story Event (sponsor)

Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4

+Half-Deer+ – Nightglow Bird – Robin – String lights (down) and Lamp (up)
(from a set at Collabor88)

House – a room in Scarlet Creative’s – Blair Keep 1 (212 LI) I did modify the floor and moved it up, the house is not 2 floors usually, just very high ceilings, but shows it can be done.
(Scarlet Creative is changing sims after the 12th Oct, still on MP in the meanwhile, see FB for further info – http://www.facebook.com/scarletcreative)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Shake, Rattle and Roll!

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“I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you never do nothin’ to save your doggone soul” ~ Bill Haley & The Comets

The combination of a great new skybox from FOURTH WALL and JIAN’s daft Great Dane puppies were just too good to miss!  The inspiration for the monochrome skybox is a stormy day in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. You’ve got storm effects and particle rain falling outside the skybox but inside is nice and cosy.  Also featuring a brilliant new gacha from [ zerkalo ], which has a musical theme with lots of useful décor pieces. Well worth a spin on that.

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Here’s  some pictures of the skybox.  There’s a couple of levels with floating stairs up to the platform. Part of the floor dips down with a couple of steps which might be a nice place for a snug, and there’s already a kitchen island to start off your decorating there.  The platform’s rails are made of glass and look very smart.

 

Here, I managed to catch a lightening flash from the storm, and you can see the icy mountains in the far distance from the top floor platform. It’s rather spectacular and really not all that dark as you’d expect.  There’s also a monochrome version of the  skybox without the storm effects.              

 

The floating stairs which lead to the platform.  The back wall is a comforting darker tone and you’re just on the edge of where the floor dips down a couple of steps.

 

The top of the Newchurch Thompson Industrial Cabinet, those long glass doors will slide right and left upon touch, to give a number of décor effects.  Beautiful texturing here, and the same can be said of Fancy Decor’s Creepy Canisters – they look good as a set don’t they?  It’d be fun to keep biscuits in them and hand them out to Trick ‘n Treaters back in First Life, kids love that sort of thing.  Imagine Beetle Biscuits – cookies with raisins in them 🙂

 

Part of the Soy. Corner sofa which is texture change and an unusual shape, and the Zen Creations Japanese Tea set which I adore. The kettle is texture change for a number of grey based designs in stoneware and you can set it to steam gently or steam madly – my culinary sense of humour is satisfied with that.

 

22769’s wares for INDUSTRIE (an Industrial Bench and Wine Rack) a new event well worth taking a look at.  I discovered a new designer there that I hadn’t come across before – Silence – picked up a couple of really good pieces from them, they have a decent set which includes both furniture and décor.  I’m really loving [ zerkalo ]’s neon pieces which have turned up in various gacha recently.  They make excellent decorations for Modern and Industrial styling.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Fancy Decor at Salem – Creepy Canisters, currently at the Salem Event (run by Prism Events)
1 LI each, Copy/Modify – beetle, owl, raven, skull and snake canisters
Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (black) – LI 5 from Bonham gacha
mainstore

[ zerkalo ] – “Music is Life” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden (Gimme Gacha Productions)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record player – Red – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Table – LI 1 (I sunk this into the floor)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Rug – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar Lamp – LI 3 – on/off via touch
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Clock – working clock – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Life is Jazz Sign – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Voice of the Soul Sign – LI 1 (Gift of the Guardians)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar – RARE – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Beat Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Jazz Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Musical Notes – Dark – LI 1

 

FOURTH WALL – Reykjavik Storm Studio (monochrome version included), currently at The Chapter Four
The Reykjavik Storm Studio is LI 22 – two floors connected by floating stairs and city scene with lightning and rain particle effect, plus a kitchen island – you can unlink these features and delete or move them

The Monochrome Studio is LI 21 – it’s the same skybox but without the features of the Reykjavik. It’s perfect for further customization or as a commercial build with its low Land Impact

Newchurch – Thompson Industrial Cabinet – INDUSTRIE Event
LI 4, a stunning piece of furniture – the front glass doors slide to one side and back again via touch. The shelves are quite big enough to take a variety of knick knacks.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] INDUSTRIE Event
22769 – Industrial Bench (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 4
PG had solo sits and couples poses
22769 – Industrial Wine Rack – LI 3

SilenceINDUSTRIE Event
Slade Table Lamp
Orb Bookends

The Loft – Nelson Metal Bowl – LI 1

D-LAB, Fifty Linden Friday bargains!
Conga Drum – playable and with conga pose
Bongos and Bongo Chair – sit pose and playable drums

Zen Creations
Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change
Stone Candle Set – candles do have gently flickering flames that didn’t show up in my windlight setting, but they are delightful

KraftWork – Triciclo (DECO ONLY) – LI 3 – Triciclo set at FaMESHed Event
please see previous blog post for all the gen

Soy. Tetrameric Table (can be split into quarters, also whole version)
Soy. Corner Sofa – LI 5 – texture change for cushion & seat – good variety of poses for solo and couples

Men’s Wellies by ~Shadow Moon~ which you wear but I used them as décor here.

And ready to shake… – JIAN ‘dorable Danes 5. Fawn Companion Pup
JIAN ‘dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Here’s to a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hot Tub Autumn

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s beautiful new hot tub – the Rock Hot Tub – inspired an Autumnal set up for this scene, that I wish I had in real life! It’s just right for the garden and lends itself to a number of settings. There is a control panel on the tub and you access the menu from there – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and water sounds give a realistic experience. The tub will take up to 4 avatars and includes over 60 animations in the PG version, and 120 plus in the Adult. There’s poses for solo and couples, some include automatically rezzing props. It’s a wonderful roleplay piece!

Then there’s another of TLC Home Collection‘s scenes and this is all about sunflowers and the birds that feed on the seeds when they are in full bloom. It’s so pretty and goes very well with the Lanefield Pavilion from Raindale. This is a bit of a fantasy scene once more as you’d not find such things inside a pavilion back in First Life but have imagination, will use it 🙂

Here’s the cheeky finches gathering sunflower seeds, the greater the bounty – the harder the winter!  Check it out and see if I’m not right, Nature provides.  Also, note that beautiful diamond shaped fencing detail at the back of the pavilion. Raindale’s special wood textures are superb.

 

And this is the little scene on one side of the tub… pumpkins on a barrow, sleepy kittens and faery mushrooms. How much more cuteness can you take 🙂

 

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products that I used today:-

Raindale – Lanefield pavilion RARE from the Lanefield gacha (mainstore)
LI is only 15 for a spacey pavilion

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th – Rock Hot Tub (in Adult and PG versions) – LI 14 – Copy/Modify

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th
TLC Autumn Sunflower Field with Birds – LI 28, also separate standing animated birds – American Goldfinch, American Robin and European Goldfinch – 1 LI each

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
From the Harvest Fest gacha – Arcade Sept 2017
If the Arcade Event is over, try resellers as this won’t be offered again.
22769 – Party Flags – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Pale – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Wheelbarrow – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Boxtree in Bucket Rusty – COMMON – LI 2

JIAN  – Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies – LI 1 – subscriber Group Gift

Landscaping:-

NOMAD – Mushroom Forest, lots of beautiful little mushrooms – chanterelle, fly algaric, penny bun in various groups and solo for 1 LI each, also a tree stump with mushrooms. Currently at Collabor88

KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY – LI 1

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6 – this is a new design by Hayabusa, there are a number of animated tree versions with texture change, including multi textures in the leafy branches (have not seen this done before) and they are also available in a FatPack.

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stormy Weather

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“Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time” ~ Lena Horne

Fortunately, it’s not raining here all the time, only in occasional cloudbursts. When I watch the TV and see all the weather related chaos, I think I’m most fortunate to live in a relatively unscathed part of the Back of Beyond. Hope all is good with you, dear readers, and if it isn’t, that it soon will be 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today (excuse the rambling):-

Fancy Decor – Beham Collection, Currently at FaMESHed to September 27th
This is one of Jake’s best sets and deserves your close-up scrutiny.
Fancy Decor: Beham Chair – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Folding Candlestick – LI 4
Fancy Decor: Beham Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Hexagonal Mirrors – LI 2

unKindness – pieces from the Dreamer’s Sky gacha.  A beautiful gacha with more pieces than I’ve used here because they couldn’t be reduced to fit the scene – you’ll get a lot of use out of this gacha if you like it artful – there’s some very nice sparkly fog, for instance.
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Sleepwalker – LI 10 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Gold – LI 3 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Lady’s – LI 1
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Gent’s – LI 1

Fourth Wall – LED Wall Lamps – 1 LI each – Black with Gold Glow and White with Aqua Glow, currently at The Hidden Chapter (The Chapter Four). I love these because the light is so well thought out.  It’s not immediately blinding so that you have to rush for the sunglasses but it also does the job of lighting up a dark space which not all SL® lighting manages.  The two versions come with and without full bright.

Calm. – il Mare . Wall art . Seaweed – another exquisite piece from one of my favourite art designers, there’s a stunning seahorse in this collection, too.

Pewpew! – Floating Umbrella Light – Pink/Purple Preset – lots of different colours available and they will float gently up and down via the script. Enchanting!  Touch them to stop the movement and touch again to restart the bobbing.

Fish from *HEXtraordinary* – Betta Aquariums gacha. These lil chaps can be set to swim in a defined circle or float about on the spot if you would prefer. There are also snails and 3 types of aquarium to collect in this essential pet lover’s gacha.

KittyCats – Violette of Loordes – much loved Toyger pet!
KittyCats starter kitten boxes at their mainstore
And if you want a Toyger kitten in particular, visit our pet shop where you can find a fair few, or ask me Inworld.

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Library in the Woods

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“Owl,” said Rabbit shortly, “you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest–and when I say thinking I mean thinking–you and I must do it.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used :-

Raindale‘s new rustic set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Can be purchased individually or in a full set
Raindale – Bitterwood lamp – LI 2 – touch to switch on/off – 2 versions – with and without the books
Raindale – Bitterwood bookshelf – LI 9

Dysfunctionality – texture change landscaping (Autumn Shades)
[DDD] Fluffy Grass
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush

Larger background trees – Dream Tree – Landscaping by Felix
A magnificent tree for only 3 Land Impact

ForegroundPLAAKA – Hydrocharitaceae Drift (from Lost Garden House gacha)
Try mainstore and Marketplace resellers

Autumn forest leaves texture – Vita’s Ground Textures

Apple Fall – Gourds in Vintage Bowl

Animals & Birds
TLC Home Collection – Songbirds – Chaffinch and Bullfinch
Happy Mood – HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M
[Black Bantam] Baby Bob Cat Cub 02
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Run (not a gacha)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Last of the Summer Wine

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Well I can’t give up on summer just yet!  So here’s a secluded hideaway that looks like a brick wall from the outside but once you’re in there, it’s practically another room!  This is the “Garden Hideaway” gacha by Duvet Day and it’s currently at the Cosmopolitan Event.

While I’m away getting more pies and rounding up the rest of the family, the animals and birds have taken over – as usual!  That pup is either barking at the pheasant or about to take a leap straight onto the table after the apple pie, the hen pheasant has her eye on the stray apples and the robin is searching the plant pots in case there’s any unwary worms or insects. Chaos will ensue any minute now 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

Duvet Day – “Garden Hideaway” gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Garden Hideaway pots – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench with blanket – LI 6 – 3 textures each for pillow and blanket – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench plain – LI 4 – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway lantern – LI 2 – on/off/dim
[DD] Garden Hideaway table – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway fountain – LI 4
[DD] Garden Hideaway brick walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door
[DD] Garden Hideaway white walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door

eTNIA – Old Tomato Bowl – LI 1
8f8 – primavera in Toscana gacha – Clay Pots (by wall)

Feather & Nest – GPg – Upside Down Pots

Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Full)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Spilled)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Tree (High LOD)

The Little Branch – Magnolia Tree {Animated} – blossom just showing
Babylonia: Hanging Ivy Set – piece 005a
Shutter Field – sf vintner tray – wine and cheese
{what next} – Country Kitchen Apple Pie
{what next} – Palma Set – Stack of Books

[ zerkalo ] – Summer Day gacha – Napkin

[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small
La Galleria – Lavender Vintage Heart Pillow
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake
Apple Fall – Martins’ Busker Guitar
-Mint- Apples & Candles bucket

Animals & Birds:-
JIAN – Playful Pibbles gacha – 4. Red Companion Pup

TLC Home Collection – Robin (from Song Birds Collection 1)
TLC Home Collection – Male Pheasant & Female light feather Pheasant

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Posh Parakeets

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These little parakeets think they are Posh with a capital ‘P’  as they hang out at the Manor! Of course they reckon the owner has put in the handy fencing and water feature especially for them so they can take their morning bath and dry off afterwards 🙂

Featuring the “Manor Fence Set” by unKindness (my new Sponsor – yaaaay!!), currently at the August round of FaMESHed.  This lovely set has Materials enabled to great effect, the slightly rusty railings, shiny fleur-de-lis decoration and weathered stone pillars are a delight.

HEXtraordinary have created the parakeets from their gacha “Parakeet Pals”, and that’s currently at the Gacha Garden Event.  If you ask me, they look like budgerigars so if you’re in my part of the country, we call those spugs. Anyway, there’s lots of differently coloured spugs in the gacha plus a nice cage for them or else they have a posh twig stand to sit on.  Those are Rares and I didn’t get anything to speak of expect for lots and lots of spugs. However, as you can see they would much rather be outside! It is extreme cuteness the way they flap their wings during the animation cycle. In the picture above, the snowy one was flapping at the time having just taken a dip in the “Soothing Fountain” by .peaches. (Deco(c)rate) and it’s anything but Zen with all the tweeting, flapping and squawking when one of them has spent too long in the bathing bowls.

Here’s the scene repeated in a warmer Windlight setting.  That beautiful tree is by Little Branch and it’s a sweet chestnut, that was also in the Deco(c)rate subscription box which is well worth getting, even at the non-discounted price.

I think the owner of the Manor needs to mow the lawn soon, it’s a weekend gardening job 🙂

 

Here’s the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

unKindness – Manor Fence Set, currently at August FaMESHed Event
uK – Manor Fence Lamp Stone Base – LI 2
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 1
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 1
(also in pack – Manor Fence End Destroyed Base and Manor Fence Lamp Destroyed Base)

.peaches. – Soothing Fountain – LI 5
Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut – LI 7 {Seasons}*Animated
Deco(c)rate – “Now and Zen” August edition

Apple Fall –  Hardwick Manor (512) – LI 345

TMG – Red Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
TMG – Purple Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
Two Moon Gardens – free gifts!

Platform created with Vita’s Ground Textures – Mossy Tiles
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/55344

HEXtraordinary – Parakeet Pals gacha – 3 LI each, currently at the Gacha Garden

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂