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Winter Glamping

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The Husky family have taken to glamping this winter! They adore their new vehicle, the Kraftstream. They can even sling their sleighs on it, lazy canines. Look at Dad pegged out, he must have imbibed way too much Christmas cheer… or Hans, have you made that bench too comfy?  Maybe Junior will wake him up with a snowball 🙂

The Kraftstream has a couple of versions included in the pack, one which is furnished and one which is just the vehicle itself. There’s a great decorating HUD included. Options include awning on and off, and versions of interior finishing, string lights, fabric patterns, and dinette décor. There are even Christmas fabric options included, it’s enough to satisfy most ardent decorating fiddlers.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

NB – Permissions are Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- KraftWork, Builder’s Box, Serenity Style, Raindale, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Studio Skye Landscaping, Mushilu
Events:- FaMESHed, We Love Role-Play, UBER, Builder’s Box – Snowstorm

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition
1. Serenity Style
Cozy Winter Bench – LI 5 – Animation Menus – solo sits for ladies & gents, romantic and relaxing Cuddles
Cozy Winter Lantern = LI 2 (enlarged)
Cozy Winter Logs Crate – LI 3

2. Raindale
Snowday Set
Snowday picnic sled/chair + blanket +cushion – LI 4 – 10 solo sits
Snowday picnic – Snowman – LI 2
Snowday picnic – snowballs – LI 1
Snowday picnic basket – LI 1
Snowday picnic drinks (touch for cup) – LI 1
Snowday picnic – arch – sparkling lights – LI 5

KraftWork, currently at December FaMESHed
KraftWork Kraftstream Decorated – LI 243
KraftWork Kraftstream Shell – LI 212
decorating HUD

Raindale
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes currently at the We Love Role-Play Event
I used the Fairhurst mailbox – snowy – LI 2. They are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

Little Branch
A medley of beautiful animated seasonal trees on Winter option, I reduced most of them from the default size – they are very adaptable for all sorts of scenes.
1. Lombardy Poplar {Animated } 5-Seasons – LI 6
2. RedBud Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 – should still be at UBER Event
3. Korean Beech Tree v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5
4. Mimosa 1 – Winter – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Pieces from the “Husky Outpost” set which includes the individual woofers & puppers and a decorated scene for them to enjoy
Outpost Scene – without dogs – LI 13
Husky Adult [Laying] – LI 3
Husky Adult [Standing] no Breath – LI 4
Husky Puppy [Pulling] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Standing] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Sitting] – LI 2

American Robin – LI 1

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Studio Skye Landscaping
Piece from the “Skye Land Forms” – Snow Horseshoe 32m – LI 2

Mushilu
Pieces from the “Snow Lake and Formations” Set
Rock 1, 2, and 3 – LI 1 each
Snow Formation 3 and 4 – LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears, and have a great weekend ❤

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O Tannenbaum!

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“O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
(O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree)
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
(Your dress wants to teach me something:)
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
(Your hope and durability)
Gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit
(Provide comfort and strength at any time)
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
(O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree)
Das soll dein Kleid mich lehren
(That’s what your dress does teach me)” Ernst Anschütz, 1824

Christmas Trees became popular in Britain around 1848 when the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the Royal Family celebrating around a decorated fir tree, a tradition that was reminiscent of Prince Albert’s childhood in Germany. Soon every home had a tree decorated with candles, sweets, fruit, homemade decorations and small gifts.

Our elegant virtual fir tree is by Botanical and you’ll find three versions of it at Tannenbaum Event in the Tree Section. All the beautiful ornaments are from two current sets by Fancy Decor. You’ll need a steady hand and some quiet time out to decorate a similar tree, it’s useful to stand back frequently and check that the overall effect is balanced. Everything is modify so if you want a larger tree like I did in this scene, it’s easy to upsize the ornaments.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Raindale
Others:- Botanical, Mushilu, Studio Skye
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Arcade

*NB –  Permissions are all Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Fancy Decor, currently at Tannenbaum Event
Fancy Decor: Fulton Armchair (mint) – LI 1 – 9 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Snowflake Throw Pillow – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Be Merry Throw Pillow – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Minimal Tree Art – LI 1
And in the Tree Section:-
“Stay Golden Ornament Collection” Gacha
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Fancy Decor, currently at The Arcade
“Gilt Tree Decorations” Gacha
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Rare prize from the Coldbrook Gacha
Rare – Raindale – Coldbrook cottage – LI 86
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

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Botanical, currently at Tannenbaum Event
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree – LI 4, modified for size

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Floor 1. Mushilu – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Hygge Hangout

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We’ve got the pale yellow skies of winter with a sprinkling of snow today! But you can be extra cosy in this beautiful and practical new cabin by KraftWork. It’s from the Hygge Set which is currently at Uber.

There’s a couple of ways of approaching the word, Hygge. It’s a Danish word which attempts to encapsulate the feeling of cosiness as being something charming or special. You can’t buy a Hygge living room in real life because the Danish see it as an emotional state rather than anything material. It also describes our ability to recognise and enjoy the current moment, and to indulge into the art of creating intimacy in a room. In other words, it’s creating a feeling of cosiness and knowing when you’ve got there!

I really enjoyed decorating this cabin by Kraftwork, and have used it in several posts now. What I like about it is the style and the practicality. I think we can go over the top with Scandi Design until it loses the sense of being useful. But this cabin has a flow-through ethic which means the two rooms can be used for either bedroom or living room, whatever you desire. The chimneys are well observed with a great smoke effect and there’s a couple of blazing fires – indoors and out. The outdoorsy fire extends the living space, you could set up a breakfast table and chairs here and be relatively comfortable, given the time of year. The flooring is a warm wood and the walls also are a warm coloured render. All these features add to the Hygge feeling of warmth and cosiness.

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

*NB – Permissions are all Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

KraftWork
Pieces from the Hygge Set, currently at Uber
KraftWork Hygge Cabin – with and without snow roof – LI 66
Sliding windows and doors, interior and outdoors fireplaces, smoking chimney effect, two room with dividing wall (no door)
KraftWork Hygge Bed – LI 22 – comprehensive Animations Menus for various gender couples:- Friends, Cuddles, Adults Intimate, Male Cuddles, Female Cuddles, Male Intimate and Female Intimate
KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right and Left – soft light effect – LI 9 each
KraftWork Hygge Table Tall – LI 1
KraftWork Hygge Table Short – LI 2
KraftWork Hygge Rug – beautiful warm texture – LI 6

Collaboration with Kunst, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Candle house (a) – LI 1
Candle house (b)- LI 1
Candle house (c) – LI 1

Little Branch
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2
Grass 1 l {Winter} – LI 2
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Hill- v 1 {winter} – LI 1
Scots Pine {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

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Sway’s – Fifty Linden Friday bargain!
Sway’s [Eira] Fringe Christmas Tree – LI 4 – texture change for tree and bauble

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted male deer – LI 5
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted female deer – LI 3
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted baby deer – LI 1

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 2 – LI 5
Snow Formation 2 – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v 2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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Here’s copious details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

*NB – all pieces have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Great Expectations

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The Mallard Family have gained a new duckling and she’s very cute. So they’re all having a  fortune telling Tarot reading given by Harry. Even Grandma attended, bringing along the rest of the eggs with her already in the nest. I’m not sure if Harry actually understands all the cards, though, because he’s got his reference book open on the table and he’s frowning somewhat. Let’s hope he gives a decent reading *laughs*.

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All this daftness is to show you the latest gacha by Raindale. It’s currently showing at The Crossroads Event, which runs to the end of April. It’s the first time designer Keira has offered a building… and it’s a beauty. The “Duskberg” is a Gothic style gacha (which suits Harry very well), the Rare building is 33 Land Impact with a footprint of 5 by 8 metres. The Commons are:-
Bench – 3 LI – 13 animations
Chair – 2 LI – 7 animations
Table – 1 LI
Carpet – 4 LI
Candelabrum (fire on/off on touch) – 1 LI
Tarot (cards and books) – 1 LI each
Frames – 1 LI
Floor lamp (light on|off on touch) – 3 LI

Only 50L per Play which is a totally daft price to pay for such a lovely house.  Here it is in a suitably cold and Gothic style night setting.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Animated Grey Horse Black Hair by Hannah Kozlowski

TLC Home Collection – Standing Mallard Duck Family – 1 LI each C/M, Mallards with ducklings – You can get this beauties free in Land of Rainbow‘s Easter Egg Hunt, runs to April 20th – search for free eggs hidden around the sim!

Landscaping:-

Snow Lake/Loch 1 – Mushilu
Snow Rock 4 – Mushilu
Rock 3 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Formations 1 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Floor 3 Particle – Mushilu
Snow Floor 2 – Mushilu
KIDD Web Shrub * Siamese Bush – from Halloween set, an extensive and useful set which you can use for occasions other than the obvious.
KIDD Halloween WebNest Tree
KIDD DarkGray Halloween Grass*
KIDD Web GrassBush * Duo Bush
KIDD HORRY BERRY*BLUR THICKET*MEDIUM* 1

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway

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The Elves noticed that Santa disappeared some afternoons. He couldn’t be contacted at all.  We thought he was up to something but no matter how we tried, we couldn’t find him until today – and that was only by chance!

So we were gathered around  the fire, enjoying the warmth and just being out on a cold, clear day. Looking around for some more logs to keep the fire going, I noticed a strange reddish glint in the house. Now nobody had lived there for years and although things never get shabby in Second Life® unless they are textured that way in the first place, the glimmering looked out of place.

santas-afternoon-hideaway-outside

 

I clicked open the door and… well!  What a lot of gossip to tell you 🙂 The room was decked out luxuriously and the glinting that had so intrigued us happened to be Rudolph’s red nose. He was annoyed at being disturbed. He’d been waiting for Santa, having made new cakes and got the tea on (Earl Grey, naturally).

santas-afternoon-hideaway

 

We noticed Santa’s hat resting on the comfortable looking leather chair, more evidence the reindeer was telling the truth. There was a blazing fire, and it all looked so comfortable and cosy in the afternoon sun. We decided to beat a hasty retreat and go ride on the train at Kushi Textures! It’s Santa’s North Pole extravaganza for families and beautifully done 🙂

train-ride-kushi-textures

We’re not giving away the location of Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway because… well, the old guy needs his afternoons off in peace. He’s got lots to do in the coming days!

 

Featuring:

Outdoors:

LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)
Raindale – string lights, 2nd Level Event until December 30th

Chez Moi – Backyard Firepit (Adult & PG versions)

[ zerkalo ] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree

[ zerkalo ] Love Wreath – Light

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Log Toboggan
DECO[C]RATE – [ keke ] little winter tree

GOOSE – Kayla bench – Happy Holidays

Landscaping:
winter dog rose- 3D Trees
KIDD – Snowy Meadow grass pieces
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half)
Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence, Natural
Snow Floor 3 Particle. – Mushilu

Indoors:

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Old metal Christmas Tree, Leather Armchair, Christmas Fireplace, Christmas Tree Wooden Decor
Storax Tree LE Reindeer Antlers (2015 gift)

.:Standby Inc. – Radio (Click to Texture Change)
[ zerkalo ] Winter Cozy – Christmas Tree

From the KittyCats Advent Calendar

Botanical – Potted Poinsettia
Maven Homes – Sideboard, bowl of oranges
Mesh India – logs n wood basket
[CIRCA] Northern Forest floor cushions and mini tree display & decor

Raindale – Winter Vase, string lights, Merry & Bright Sign, Tangerine Cake – gift
2nd Level Event until December 30th

Raindale – December Candle – mainstore gift

Raindale –  tea & cupcake (Avenue gift) to December 26th

DECO[C]RATE – Ariskea, Backbone, Goose, Serenity Style –
BackBone Bauble Tree, BackBone Candy Canes, GOOSE – wooden XMAS train, Serenity Style- Warm Winter Puf Drape, Ariskea {Winter Nostalgia} Garland and Myrtle Vase.

{what next} – PineKnot Cabin Decor Rug

Petit Chat – Gift from Advent Calendar
“Santa’s Hat” – only the best fashion will do for Santa!
GORCON – Rudolf the Reindeer by kind request!