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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 🙂

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All all that Jazz

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KraftWork will bring out the “Shotgun Jazz Club” gacha on Friday, with the release of the new edition of Pocket Gacha!  There’s a fantastic Jazz Club building with furniture to fill it, you’ll be spoiled for choice. In the picture above, the boss is auditioning a new band before the club opens later on that evening – and they’re doing very well 🙂 As you can imagine, this is a great roleplay gacha.

 

A little bit of history – because of the extreme hot weather in New Orleans, the French came up with this architectural solution that allows a house to have no aisle at all: one room at the front, one at the back and a space in between, so they could open front and back windows and let the air flow to cool the little house.  KraftWork’s Jazz Club building does not have back windows due to prim limitations but that’s how shotgun houses originally worked.

Here’s the boss on the piano…

 

…and on the drums. To get your Pocket Gacha HUD you can either wear the previous edition HUD and then you’ll trigger a new HUD to be sent to you, go to Pocket Gacha Mainstore and pick up a new HUD there, or go to Marketplace for your new HUD.  Don’t forget that the new round will begin on Friday 15th September and will appear like magic on your HUD then.

 

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

KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club gacha – Pocket Gacha
Permissions – if you play on the gacha the items will be Transfer/Modify
If you buy the entire set the items will be Copy/Modify
(scripts are not modify but the furniture and the club building are, so you can alter those no problem – just follow the hints in the notecard, especially for the building which has physics)

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – UltraRARE – Building – LI 111

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set RARE – LI 7 – includes poses and drum sticks – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set Stool – LI 1 – sit to Jazz it up!

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano – RARE – LI 2 – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Piano Chair – LI 2 – sit to play Jazz

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Tip Jar – LI 7 – scripted and unscripted versions available – the scripted one is a working tip jar
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Sign – LI 2
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Rustic Frames 1 and 2 – sets of multiple Jazz related picture frames – LI 1 each set
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Fan – one is scripted to rotate and one is static – LI 3 each
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Stool – perfect bar stool – only 1 LI
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Table – LI 1
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Chair – LI 2 – 2 ladies poses and 2 for gentlemen
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Ashtray – LI 2 – another great decor piece, contains a couple of cigarettes smoking away
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bass Case – LI 1 – great decor piece!

(not shown in my picture) KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bar Table – LI 1 – 2 versions, one version is scripted and you can sit on it

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Lin’s Art Gallery – Jazz Group and Metal Music Wall Art
Tartessos Arts – Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Cocktail Glasses Decor
Poche – Enchanted milk chocolate (means it’s alcoholic!) – from Summer Drinks gacha at mainstore
Duvet Day – Summer in Garden gacha – Lantern green and Lantern blue
N4RS – Provence Bar – greatly modified for textures – has poses

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 🙂

Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Room with a View

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I’ve got lots of products to show you in this post, and the interesting thing is how well they all go together!  The feature picture shows me settling down to a nice computer session and all the dog wants to do is to go out – typical 🙂  Back in the platform known laughingly as real life, we actually have our neighbour’s dog, Bonzo, lodging with us for a month.  He’s a black lab and is a very good ratter – which we need around this rural village because the darn things keep multiplying and looking for a warm home for the winter.  So far, Bonzo has got 2 rats for which he gets a reward of his favourite cheese, I asked Dorothy to stock up on the cheese because I suspect he’ll sort out more before the month is up.  Back to Second Life® and I’m in a very nice skybox called, “Hamptons” (which I believe is a district in New York Long Island) and it’s by Galland Homes.  This is the very first time designer, Rob, has included a couple of texture changers – you’ll see them below.

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Let’s have a look at the skybox first.  There’s a couple of interconnected rooms, one which you could use for the bedroom and there’s a lot of choice on the colour changer for the walls.  I was using one of the mocha colours here, which I think is calming.

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Now this is showing more of the lounge, which is the main room.  The fireplace can be switched on and off via the panel on the wall next to it and you can control media and store your favourite landmarks from that very panel – see the notecard that comes with the skybox.  There’s a beautiful skylight ceiling effect, double windows either side of the fireplace and panelled walls.  The wooden flooring runs through the entire skybox and I think the whole effect it makes for a posh home.

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Close-up of the fireplace showing a few of my Arcade treasures and some bargains from Apple Fall which I found on Marketplace with the resellers. That vintage white radio goes particularly well, don’t you think?  And unfortunately I left my breakfast tray there – the dog is eyeing it up!

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Here is that lovely desk set by Serenity Style again, and I took the photograph in a vintage windlight.  Now this set is called, “Inspired Space” and it’s an update of a set that appeared in a recent Deco(c)rate subscription box.  The table is functional and it has hidden compartments and drawers that you could keep your valuables in – what a good idea.  This is currently in the mainstore and has a 20% discount for group members.

Look at my fab briefcase resting by the desk. This is the latest product by Petit Chat. Now it’s actually an avatar accessory but I am using it as décor here and it’s only 2 Land Impact even at this size so why not.  There are 3 versions – denim, moire and shiny – and HUDs are included, so you can make your own “Happy Briefcase” as you wish. Nothing like choice, I always say. This is currently at The Chapter Four Half Price Room.

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Now to the bedroom.  I decided to use a pink wall colour as I had the rose sofa and bed from Scarlet Creative’s Sofia set.  Now I had this flying dove out from anc. Ltd, and managed to take a photograph with him in the right place after about 5 attempts but he does match some of the pale lemon cushions.  The gorgeous daisy basket is by Chez Moi Furnitures and is another item currently at The Chapter Four. Better visit this round, it looks good!  Finally, the Chronos Side Table is by ::Newchurch::, currently at We ❤ Roleplay and I like this table very much. The table top is a working clock on Second Life® time and the rest of it is kinda clocky too, with cogs and swirls.  Click on all the pictures for a larger version.

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Thought I’d fiddle with the wall panels to show you some more goodies.  This one features the “Mobile Library” by eTNIA. It is a lovely piece which has 6 animations with props included, so here I’m reading a book.  This will be at the new edition of The Liaison Collaborative, which starts today, I believe.

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View from above and if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that one of the books is entitled, “Second Life® Mesh for Noobs”! I’m reading, “How to successfully ignore your dog when he wants to go out all the time”. I’ll let you know if I  learn anything useful.

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And this is the new gacha by [ zerkalo ] – Antique Memories gacha, which is currently at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions). This is a lovely, poignant set sprinkled with beautifully meshed keepsakes that you could use anywhere, not just in this set.  There’s even a leather bound journal. I’ll be using these pieces a lot.

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

Skybox – “Hamptons Skybox” from Galland Homes, currently at The Chapter Four
2 Texture Change HUDS – LI 45 and you’ll need 25 metres to rez this
control box by fireplace – fire on/off – set up and receive media – store landmarks for easy TP

Lounge:-

Serenity Style – “Working Space Set” – updated, mainstore, 20% discount for Group members!

Serenity Style- Working Space Desk – LI 8
Serenity Style- Working Space Chair – LI 6 – 7 great poses, I’m using the Feet Up animation, others examples are Typing and Inspiring
Serenity Style- Working Space Shelf – LI 4
Serenity Style-Working Space PC All in One – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Workbook – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Keyboard – LI 2
Serenity Style-Working Space Mouse – LI 1
Serenity Style-Working Space Picture Frames, 1, 2 and 3 – LI 1 each

Petit Chat – “Happy Briefcase”, currently at The Chapter Four half price room –
3 options (Denim, Moire and Shiny Colours), L$90 only! This is an accessory for women but I used it as a décor piece – LI 2. For the single briefcase you have a HUD with 8 colour options for the buckle. If you get the Fatpack, there’s a full HUD with 8 options for the buckle and 8 options for the strap.

JIAN –  ‘dorable Danes 10. Harlequin Wander Pup – this is a big pup but then Great Danes are big anyway! Another Arcade gacha prize.

Fireplace scene:-

Various Apple Fall gacha pieces – store or MP resellers
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
8. Apple Fall Roses Jug
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair
Apple Fall Retro Radio

22. erratic – lsm – breakfast – beans & eggs

[-BLUE SKY-] Brighton gacha – Mirror, Cactus C, Console Decor 2, currently at The Arcade Gacha

Bedroom scene:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – “Daisy Basket”, currently at The Chapter Four to October 1st
I enlarged this a bit and it’s at LI 11 for the size you see

Scarlett Creative – Sofia Set gacha – The Arcade
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Sofa Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Bed Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Clock Bird MT

::Newchurch:: – Chronos Side Table, White, currently at We ❤ Roleplay
The clock on this table actually works and there are 3 versions of the table – white, gold and walnut – Land Impact is 3

Duvet Day – Garden room gacha – furry rug

BUENO-Night Table-Light – from He Said, She Said gacha – September Arcade Gacha

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5} – Cactus garden with HUD pink/blue

{anc} NO LIMITS gacha // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 LI
Gently flaps around in a small circle

Killer’s Productions – Valentine rose petals and candles grouping

WallSaying1 by Starr Ghost

Lounge texture panel versions:-

eTNIA – Mobile Library, currently at The Liaison Collaborative from September 7th – The item includes 6 animations and props included. I used the Read 2 and received a book!

Storax Tree – Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae
Stoax Tree – Coffee Break – Black Cat B

DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha – Bamboo Mat

[ zerkalo ] – from Antique Memories gacha at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions)

I’ve used direct landmarks to the Arcade Gacha items, if you would like to see a shopping guide for the September Event, check out HERE.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Wall Street

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“Do the Wall Street shuffle
Hear the money rustle
Watch the greenbacks tumble
Feel the Sterling crumble

Oh, Mister Hughes
Did your money make you better?
Are you waiting for the hour
When you can screw me?
‘Cause you’re big enough to do the…
Wall Street Shuffle” ~ 10cc

LISTEN

Featuring the new collection from Fancy Decor for September’s Arcade Gacha Event.   “The Wall Street Shuffle” is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc, released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band’s 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.  Thanks to my pal and fellow blogger, Starr, for gacha swapping where I got the wonderful howling wolf!

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

Fancy Decor – Dover Collection at The Arcade Gacha Event
L$50 per Play
1. Designer Computer (Rare)
2. Deck Chair (Rare)
3. Desk
4. Shelf
5. Shelf II
6. Console
7. Tray
8. Lamp
9. Whale Tail Books
10. Desk Lamp
11. Art
12. Rug
13 Cube Sculpture
14. Books & Trinkets

August Group Gift (at the mainstore)
Fancy Decor: Copper Magazine Holder
– make sure you have the Fancy Decor group on!

Fancy Decor: Turvy Wine Glass – from the Bonham Dining Set
Fancy Decor: Desk Accessories
Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold)

Jinx : Wolf Pack Gacha : Howl

Prefabrica – Turkey

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Dog Day Afternoon

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A hot, sultry afternoon at the end of August, when all you want to do is to lay down with a nice ice cold beer. It’s baking down at the garage and nothing is moving except for puppies and pigeons.

Introducing KraftWork‘s “Converted Garage” which will be at the upcoming FaMESHed event, starting September 1st.  This is a collaboration with TRIIN and if you think you’ve seen something similar, well you have!  It’s the custom build garage from The Lost Forever sim but converted so that you could also use it as a home.  Also showing the Vintage Truck Bar and Mirror by unKindness which is currently a special Marketplace offer to August 30th.

 

Now you also get that gorgeous Smith & Sons sign!  The garage doors fold up and down with a click and inside there’s a large space for the cars ‘n trucks and that opens up into a room that is plenty big enough for the essentials of a house.

 

Let’s go around the sides of the garage. Here at the back you’ve got the garage silo which is a nice piece architecturally in itself.

 

Then here you’ve got the side front elevation, showing the TV mast at the end and a side entrance into the large back room.  The base is part of the build so you don’t have to go looking for a suitable flat piece to park your garage on.

And here we are at the back.  This would be rather nice set into a landscaped garden if you were thinking of using it for a home.

Trucks and pets to finish with!  That dog’s got the right idea.

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

Vita’s Textures – Urban Ground

KraftWork Garage Conversion – LI 73
KraftWork Garage Conversion Sign – LI 24
September FaMESHed

unKindness on Marketplace

uK – Vintage Truck Mirror Red – LI 1
uK – Vintage Truck Bar Red – LI 4
Special offer on Bar FatPacks – Marketplace until August 30th, 50% off until August 30th – hurry! There’s some smashing colour options included a well worn rust version.  Also on offer are DJ Dead Chair FatPacks PG & Adult

The Little Branch_Magnolia Tree {Animated} *Blue
The Little Branch_Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated

~DF~ Container Trailer 40 ft Blue (LI 9) – these folks are great for static décor items
~DF~ Cabover Tractor Unit White (15 LI)
~DF~ SUV Urban White (CM)
~DecoFranzy~

CheerMaster – *CM* 1987 Chevy Silverado V 1.00

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black

KraftWork – Pet Shop  Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys

Animated Pigeon 1 (TrigiGifts)

MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 1 (from Garage gacha)
MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 3 – MadPea HQ or Marketplace for resellers

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂