Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Victorian Row Houses

My next house project is inspired by the Victorian Row Houses of San Francisco. I'm calling them the Victorian Townhouse Series. So far I've completed 2 houses. I plan to do 4 but I couldn't wait to show what I have done so far! I'm really excited about these houses.

These are 5 houses set side by side in a row. I called them The Blue Victorian Townhouse and The Green Victorian Townhouse. Yes, it's not fancy but I named them so I will remember them easier. The next two will most lightly be in pink and yellow.

I have tried to keep the land impact below 200, so I've combined meshes and sculpts and prims. Sculpts are still great for big sizes because unlike mesh, they don't increase in land impact when the size is increased. I've even added some foliage to the builds.

The houses are available for viewing at the Simple Things Mainstore and bigger and clearer pictures can be seen on my flickr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dotty Red

My item for this week's Hello Tuesday is a polka dot retro dress.
{FS} Polkadot Red Ribbon Retro Dress HTAug26 50L

I took this picture using high graphic, default windlight and shadows. I notice that default makes the best shadows for me, but it does tend to be slightly darker so I had to add contrast in Pixlr. Personally, I prefer to just take pictures in medium graphic and using Nam's windlight. Shadows and depth aren't very important to me but sometimes, it is enjoyable to use them as I did in these pictures.

Monday, August 25, 2014

My favorite thing

I made a few more of my favorite flexi dresses in floral prints.

{FS} Apple Blossom Partial Mesh Dress

{FS} Red Country Blossoms Partial Mesh Dress

{FS} Pink Country Rose Partial Mesh Dress

{FS} Blue Country Daisies Partial Mesh Dress

These dresses can also be worn without the flexi skirt and turn into a short tunic.

 They are now available at the Forever Summer Mainstore. As always, please try the demos available.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A day on the Beach

I finally had time to pack my sarong dresses this weekend.

FOREVER SUMMER Yellow Plumeria Hawaiian Sarong Dress

FOREVER SUMMER Pink Hibiscus Hawaiian Sarong Dress

FOREVER SUMMER White Island Hibiscus Sarong Dress

FOREVER SUMMER Jungle Tradewind Sarong Dress

These dresses are now available at the FOREVER SUMMER Mainstore. As usual, please try the demos.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Storybook Cottage

Continuing my whimsical cottage theme, I have completed this storybook-style house in the style of Gothic Tudor.
I wanted to make use of a tower. It became the entrance.

The base is 28x30 but the house itself is smaller.It is unfurnished but I have included the red roses and the pine trees.

The cottage from above.

The library or bedroom on the ground floor is connected to the bathroom.

The bathroom is spacious.

The dining-room can be seen from the kitchen.

The dining-room from the stairs.

View from the entrance.

The living-room.

The bedroom.

This house is partial mesh with a land impact of 168. I have used furnitures from Bazar, Depoz and The Loft.
There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor and the main bedroom has a little balcony.

The house is now available for viewing at the Simple Things Mainstore where you can purchase it through the vendor or the Marketplace.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denim Dress for Hello Tuesday

My item for this week's Hello Tuesday:

Moon is wearing {FS}Plaid Denim Dress with Texture Hud HTAug19 50L which has 3 colours, pink, blue and green. I'm showing only 2.

As usual, please try the demo.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Victorian Rose Cottage

My latest build, The Victorian Rose Cottage is a little bit Victorian, a little bit Tudor and a little bit Gothic. I'm loving these whimsical, storybook designs at the moment.

It's a small, cute cottage. The yellow rose bushes comes with the house.

The entrance to the cottage.

The sitting-room.

The dining-room.

The patio.

The kitchen.

The bedroom with attached bath.
The cottage has a base area of 17x20 and a land impact of 154. It's both copiable and modifiable. Scripts are not modifiable. The house is unfurnished. I've used furnitures from Bazar, Depoz and Lisps in these pictures.
There are 2 bedrooms with attached baths and a spacious area on the upper floor. The demo house is now available for viewing at the Simple Thing Mainstore and purchases can be made at the vendor or on the Marketplace.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Victoriana Blues

I was taking pictures of my latest cottage and I thought I'd take a Look-of-the-Day Picture.

hair: AD - aeris - dark browns
skin: New Faces Mei Ying Olive
jewellery: *League* Wanderer Jewellery Set
dress: FOREVER SUMMER Honeysuckle Country Girl Dress
boots: J's Western Boots

Here is a sneak peak of my latest build:
I have pixlred it and used shadows and high graphics and default day. This cottage will probably be ready for viewing in a few more days.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Tudor Rose Cottage

One of the first houses I rented was a Tudor style house. It was more for the role-play sim it was on. The house had shabby, torned walls and was too dark. I didn't like it but there weren't many choices back then. And for a long time, I was reluctant to do these medieval style homes because I know to get the details, the prim would be higher than the modern houses I like to build but for the moment, I've run out of ideas for modern houses and I also wanted to do a modern take on the old style.

So here is the next house in my New Cottage Series, The Tudor Rose Cottage:

It stands on a 19x22 base with a land impact of 167. The house is unfurnished but the red rose bushes comes with the house.

The sitting-room.

The dining-room.

The bedroom.

The house is copiable and modifiable. On the upper floor, it has 2 bedrooms and a bath and a spacious open area.
Furnitures I've used are mostly from Bazar. I know, I'm not very original but it's been so busy in my rl that I have to rush things.

I have put The Tudor Rose Cottage at the Simple Things Mainstore and the Marketplace. The Cottage demo is available at the Mainstore. As I always advice, please check the demo out before you purchase so that you can be sure.

Last, I wanted to see how the cottage looks like in a row so I rezzed a few cottages. The picture below has been pixlred.

Reminds me of a housing estate.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shila for Hello Tuesday

My item for this week's Hello Tuesday .

dress: {FS} Shila Green Boho Gown HTAug12 50L

hair: TRUTH HAIR Electra -  variety
skin: New Faces Mei Ying Ivory
eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Eyes (Hazel Grey)
jewellery: : Amorous : Aubade Wood/GOLD
sandals: tulip. Weathered Leather Sandals (Sky - SLINK)
eyeshadow: Izzie's Christina Eyeliner/eyeshadows/lipstick mint
lipstick: tintable lips part of DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Linh SPECIAL "GLOSS" Mixedtype
nails: beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure - "Cherry"

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sun Shiny Day

Yellow is such a cheerful colour.

dress: FOREVER SUMMER Rainbow Chevron Halterneck Gown

I took these pictures at the Balista sim using ultra high graphics, shadows and default windlight and square cropped it. I did resized the pictures down to 700x700 for this blog.

dress: FOREVER SUMMER Yellow Chevron Halterneck Gown

dress: FOREVER SUMMER Lemondrop Halterneck Gown

These three halterneck gowns are available at the FOREVER SUMMER Mainstore. Please try the demo first.

Other things Moon is wearing:
hair: [kik]hair-Tasha(Black)
skin: New Faces Mei Ying Olive
eyes: pc eyes classic - warm light
jewellery: MG - Octavia Star Pearl 
sandal: fri. - Wayfaring.Sandals (Vintage)

Friday, August 8, 2014

The White Rose Cottage

I was inspired to build a cottage after all the houses on water.
The thing about cottages is that they're a tight squeeze inside so they might not be very popular unless I make it an open-plan concept. But. I won't. The house is modifiable, so if the cottage starts to feel crowded, the walls can be taken out.
The cottage is named after the white rose bushes.

Side view of the cottage. The rose bushes come with the house.

Back view of the cottage. Great for barbecues.

The entrance to the cottage.

The sitting-room.

Another view of the sitting-room.

The dining-room.

The kitchen.

The TV area.

The bedroom. There are 3 bedrooms but this is the largest room.

The bathroom.

The base area of the house is 19x22 and the land impact is 218. A demo is available for viewing at the Simple Things Mainstore. You can also purchase the cottage there or at the Marketplace.

All the furnitures are from Bazar, specifically the Floria sets.