First, let me say the “Freebie” isn’t that adorable brolly, I’m just using it as a prop. I hate thinking people are going to get excited when seeing something pretty special thinking it’s going to be a freebie only to find it’s not.
Anyhow we’re into the second day of DIYing in RL and the second day of bitter wind and rain so basically not much has been done, so I was “Pinteresting”, did you know that sometimes SL items actually get “pinned” so as soon as I saw this cutie I decided I had enough time to sneak in and grab it.
When I rezzed I was surprised to find myself at the CCB2 Event, I think it stands for “Collaborative Collection Builders” yeah I know I have that wrong but I don’t have time to go back inworld and check it out. Even though I’ve got the title wrong I was going to be popping in soon in any case as this is an event I love even without gifties. I always seem to find something really new and fresh and at a discounted price. Some of my fav creators also show at this event and so it’s one which usually costs me a few lindens when I visit but I don’t mind. And it was the same this time, I clicked and treated myself to a few things and then I started clicking on ALL of the gifts and there is loads out for us. Most stands seem to have a gift set out. Due to my limited SL time I only managed to pop the Free S@bbia dress on and take this picture, comes in 1 size and a 3 colour option hud, and unpack just a couple of the gift boxes and so far WINNERS! There is a stunning glass decor item which I’m going to be squeezing somewhere in my home or even just have it floating somewhere in the sim. Anyhow lots of lovely temptation and lots of lovely stuff to buy.
The Annual Hipster Fair is in full swing until March the 3rd – get over there and check it out already! ArisAris have a really cool exclusive for it, this is the “inspiring mini dress”, comes with a Hud giving you six pattern and colour options. It’s VERY short – Id be tempted to wear it over leggings or jeans – but for the more daring of you – go for it ❤
The Hipster Fair
Indulge me because this picture is artier than I had intended and then I realised that I’m 99% sure I’ve shown you this dress before but it’s a purty piccie so here it is.
This dress maybe one I’ve blogged before but I know for a fact that Hilly Haalan has 2 new dresses as well as so many other old and new gifts I’ve not grabbed before.
I’m quite short on time so I’m lacking in the details of everything I grabbed but what I did get in shoes and clothes seem to come with ALL the mesh bod and standard fits and the shoes I got again came in all 3 main mesh feet and I’m sure that some, esp the new ones actually came in diff colours as well.
These shoes actually came in the “my rezz day” gift but I was bald and naked when I took this picture so you get to see the shoes only as I was running out of time.
Nope can’t even remember which gift box this was in, but I do remember you get a super handy pair of heels, leggings, jumper and not worn a matching scarf all in the same box. I took the scarf off because although it was quite a unique design I couldn’t take a decent picture of the jumper with it on. All these pieces go so well together and work just as well as separates.
I swear it is a different pose and not just a mirror one to the one above but this is deffo one of the New Hilly Haalan gifts, I didn’t bother taking the leggings off from the previous outfit because I just thought it looked nice.
And this is the other NEW gift for us. Sadly not separated, how good each piece would have been on its own. I’m pretty sure it or at least the heels that come with it have a choice of colour.
LOTS of gifts set out in the landing area, some are in boxes so it’s not until you pack them do you know what they contain and I recognise some from old posts/visits but there is definitely NEW and I totally loved the Valentines shoes which I ran out of time to show you so why the rush? My OH is off work for the next few days and OH BOY! Have I got cunning plans of what were going to be doing……new fence in the front garden, finish the paving down the side of the house, visit the garden center, trip to the DIY shop, sort out the utility room, put up the new light fixture…you get the point LOL. By the time he’s done with the list of jobs I have for him he will be happy going back to his 9-5. I will try my best to find brill stuff over the next few days though.
Hilly Haalan Marketplace
I forgot that I was actually going to go back to the Azul shop and pull some poses because this is a big glitzy shop with a bit of wow factor and it would have made a great backdrop to this dress but then I got sidetracked by this cake.
Azul is a shop I have not been in for yonks and when I go back in to lm grab I’m going to have to see if there is a subscription board as goodness knows what I’ve missed in all this time.
As you can see a salmon coloured tier dress with a cute black ribbon choker. There is a slight hint of a sheen to the dress. Even though it comes in all the standard mesh sizes only it fit over my mesh bod and of course I had to use my Hud to hide my bits. Can you see in the picture how those ruffles seem to be separated and move on their own this is the sign of quality? There are 2 big rows of outfits just waiting to be grabbed but I’m being lazy and just showing you this one.
I’ve managed to get myself over to the Legendaire shop and although they’ve upgraded their shop I was right and there is a wall of GG’s and of course I grabbed all of the shoes because I am greedy and needy and shameless. There is also a Valentines hunt going on and the large heart shaped boxes are scattered around the shop. They are priced, as far as I could tell, at 10Lds and if it wasn’t for the fact I’m outta time I would have picked a couple of them up just to get some idea of what’s inside.
So be quick as the Free for the mo group should be finishing sometime today.
I swear tomorrow I’m going to clear my platform of all the clutter, pack up the contents of my old house which are still floating in the air and just clean up my carp! until then check out more clutter lol.
So basically I was checking out the fountains I have in my invent for this really nice area in front of my home and I came across a simply stunning one that turned out to be an old gift so I TPed over to the shop to see if this GG was still there, it isn’t, and if there is some new GGs, there are. I picked 3 GG’s up and slapped a couple of gift boards before I had a good wander around and then TPed home to have even more fun.
The first item I’m showing you is this little meadow/tree set. It’s all linked and comes with an unlinked bench which tbh I didn’t bother to put out. This tree and all the ground cover grasses is only 11prims, not sure how many prims the bench is though.
This stone vase is only 7 prims and I’m not showing you the oversized rose bush on a trellis.
BUT what has got me all excited is that Bunny Badger the owner of Two Moon Gardens has allowed all of her gifts to be not only COPY but MOD and I’ve been tearing them apart with my bare teeth…ok with simple editing skills.
For example, the vase has bunches of these miniature Violas(?) which are only a prim each and will look stunning in the cracks of my old walls. The grasses can be scattered across the sim to blend in with other grasses and break up the uniformity. I have to be honest and say that the fountain set has, even more, examples of little cottage type bunches of flowers so when I get inworld I will be stripping that back to the bare bones but remember these are copyable which means no matter what I do to the original I will still have an untouched copy in my invent.
Gonna be a fun afternoon doing all of that and TBH If you haven’t learned how to unlink and other basic editing in SL it’s about time for you to give it a try and you couldn’t get more perfect items to test yourself on.
But of course you could keep these all together, the one thing I noticed about the …shop is that it has houses and small items for you to buy but the bulk of the stock is predesign scenes I’m only assuming but I feel that when you buy a preset piece it comes all in place just like the group gifts are so if you’re not into the fiddling with landscaping then this is perfect in fact it’s what I call “idiot proof”.
PS The gifts are on 2 levels and there is a handy TP board to take you to all areas of the sim but you might want to check out the MP to get an idea of the sort of things this shop has.
TMG(Two Moons Garden)
First things first I’ve just got a notice through from Legendaire that for the next 24 hours the group is set to free to join and I do remember from previous posts that there is often a really good Group Gift set out in fact I do believe if I am thinking of the right shop there is a whole wall of really good GG’s and the reason I can’t be exact is because the shop is stuffed with greedy AV’s and I can’t get in LOL. So keep on trying till you can.
The second notice is for this super fantasy skybox.
Just plain fun, I bet Faith will pick this one up as I did for some brilliant background pictures but think outside of the box, or at least outside of the dome in this case.
Just shove in some fantasy furniture and move in!
I’m actually really impressed how they have managed to fill the ceiling in.
This is to give you some indication of the size. Even if you just grab this and keep it in your invent for just a time in the future when you need to make a Birthday Party a special event etc.
The skybox comes from Ishara and it’s a Free to join group, the odd thing is is that Ishara is a clothes shop but it’s nice to come across the unusual in the most unexpected places.
Time to log off.