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Easter Hunt @ Dench Designs !

Dench Designs Easter Hunt

I was stoked when I saw that Amanda Dench @ Dench Designs had an Easter Hunt ! She always is so generous with her gifts and makes the hunt FUN! The clues are given from the sign at the store entrance – and if you are familiar with the store its quite simple to find the little rabbits. All the gifts are furniture based a fantastic collection of items – absolutely love this lounger and sun shade, each just 1Li and both have an enorrrrmous selection of patterns and fabric colours on touch. This is now on my new beach just ready for the good weather – Thanks Amanda ❤

P.S While you’re there check out the new Easter area, some fab items to decorate with, gifts for friends & family and a couple of super sweet freebies

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Dench Designs Easter Area

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You’ve got some land- what now?

Over the last few months Zan and I have moved home – primarily to downsize to a more affordable situation. We went from a homestead to half a homestead – it seemed at the time such a mammoth move, starting afresh, choosing new homes and landscaping what land we had.

Before we did anything with the land we both decided to hunt down a new home. Take your time over this, as everything else you do afterwards really depends on what style of home you choose. Check the market place under “Buildings and other structures” then select “residential structures”. Please do go and visit the inworld stores – I cant suggest this enough ! Pretty photos on the market place give you an IDEA of what a build is like, but seeing it in world is totally different. Think about the land impact, and what that leaves you to decorate the interior of the home and landscape the surrounding area.

If you are renting a chunk of land, you can edit the terrain but you may not be able to alter the terrain textures – we’ve found that “land forms” as shown above can be really useful. Zan has these from HMPD (not listed in their MP but in the inworld store) Also Alex Bader of studio-skye does some amazing mesh terrain, rocks, cliffs etc to totally transform your land and add character that a blank chunk of land just does not have. I’m pretty old school and I like to play with editing the land, shaping it, lifting it etc. The most useful tool I have for this is the “Land leveller”, basically its a wooden rectangle that you move around and the land follows – if you’d like a copy just drop me a note!

Once you have decided where to place your home you can then landscape around it. Zan and I have been in SL for a lifetime so over the years we have accumulated a LOT of stuff. We have our favourite designers for plants & trees, rocks, furniture etc and I will list a few below if you’d like to check them out. The key thing is not to rush and buy a ton of items, try and let it evolve and change – you might be surprised with what you come up with ! When I started in SL everything was tiki and beach based!

Moonlit Bay NEW

I’ve just scrapped everything on my side ! Both of us love love love to change homes and I was lured by the Dome home by Rebourne, its been out for a while but I had a hankering for it when it was released. It can be sky or land based, luckily for me Zan agreed to landscape around my new home – looks amazing ! Dont be nervous about editing the shape of your land, add a beach, add hills and fields, cut the plain shape up to create meadows and gardens. We have used a lot more open water between our homes, takes up no prims. Add a few waves et voila !

A short list of places we both love to spend lindens at:

HPMD – land forms & trees

Studio-skye – all types of landscaping

Dench Designs – furniture

3D – Trees and plants

Bazar – furniture

Hisa – homes

Salome Designs – ancient style homes

Trompe L’oeil – Homes

Muniick

Real Waves by Antreas Alter

Rebourne Homes

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Show Them You Care (for free or not a lot of $)Part 1

As I am quite broke atm I decided to take a fresh look around the market place and stores inworld to find a few lovely gifts for Valentines day without breaking the bank. My first port of call (of course) was Dench Designs Valentine shop! Plenty of inexpensive quality items, clearly marked transferable or not. I couldn’t resist getting myself one of the animesh companions, group members get a 50% discount so it was just $75L ! She dances, she has her own AO and is a fantastic BFF to take out and about!

I also bought one of the GIGANTIC teddy bears ! He is SO huge and waves his sign up and down – just $10L and transferable.

While you are in Dench Designs, dont forget to collect your FREE Vday couch , single pringle & couple poses – I also bought my V day card for Player while I was there, great selection and only $30L. If my landmark takes you to the front of the store just touch the Valentine store board to tp there.

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Dress by Neve @ Fameshed

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Out Shop Cancer !

Head over to Dench Designs and help to support “Out Shop Cancer” ! There are two items out and both are 100% donation items – so generous ❤ I chose the Laughton Picnic Table – who doesn’t always need a fantastic low land impact table – not just a table though – oh no! You should know by now that Amanda Dench always adds the magic to everything she makes. Sooo touch the table top to rez extra food items, as many as your prim budget will allow – sit and chomp away. You can also change the cushion fabric. All for 9Li

There are heaps of meals and desserts to choose from, as well as drinks and casual poses for both males and females. I’ve taken to making this my go to place on a dry Autumn day to slurp a bowl of soup while I work. $199L for the whole shebang! I edited my copy to remove the lights – so 8Li in total without them. The landmark should take you right by the display which is outside – the vendor has decided to bury itself into the side screen, so you’ll need to cam inside.

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Free & Pretty

I was poking around Dench Designs this morning , Amanda Dench is always slipping in new items here and there ! Anyway I spotted these two nifty sign boards with inspirational quotes – gawd lovely ! Totally free and 3Li each, they are both stuffed with lovely quotes and images – just turn right as you enter the store and you will see these on the right hand wall. Thanks Amanda ❤

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Its time – (Free items also)

Every year for so many years I make my annual trip to Dench Designs Halloween department. I love it, there’s always new things to see and discover. Gosh Amanda has such a wonderful sense of the macabre ! As you enter the main store dont forget to join the group (its free) and claim your group gifts on the right side – The Cabin of the Dammed is just perfect for Halloween !

From the outside you can rez all the add ons such as rats, lightening, mist etc, these cost you additional prims of course, the cabin its self is just 22Li.

Inside – OH MY – its a trove of animations and scarey, spooky stuff ! All the furniture is linked to the cabin so included in the 22 Li – each bit of it is crammed with spooktacular animations and effects !

I then went to the Halloween department – plenty of TP signs dotted around to take you there. If you’re looking for one thing to make a BIG impact buy this sound system ! Its amazing, as soon as you turn it on you are surrounded by brilliant scary sounds ! Its just 1 Li so you wont be worrying about Li. From the menu you can alter the volume, how often it plays, set to play allllll the time and its only $40L !

There is also a hunt gift to find, I couldn’t find out much about this hunt , googled like crazy nada – anyone? Its the Haunted Places Hunt – anyhoo Amanda has this tree with scarecrow, bats and décor as her prize- 9Li – I wanted the tree and bats so stripped it all back to 3Li – nice 🙂 ps. I’ve hidden the skull & spider set I bought in Zans house – wonder how long till she finds it ha! (only $25L)

PPS : I am such a numpty, I popped over to have another look around and spotted a BIG board in the Halloween section that gives you all the LM’s for the other haunted places to visit.

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Dench Designs Halloween Dept.

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Spoonful Of Sugar Event

Love this event, and its their 6th one this year – I headed over to scope out a few stores, especially Dench Designs as I knew Amanda had made heaps of new thingsss ! I tried my luck on Dench Designs sugar bowl – just $10L – and got this amazing easel and paintings – just 4Li, its dead lovely and will have a permanent place by my sea view. It seems that most if not all of the creators have these little bowls of sugar out and priced between 10L – 20L for the items inside. (They show whats inside)

I also nabbed these plants for only $50L for the whole darn pack ! I dearly wanted the clay pot stand but then realised in fact they are all equally as lovely as each other. Described as “bathroom” plants – but heck I’ve got them everywhere including the bathroom. Don’t be put off by the “17Li” that’s for all of them together, the clay stand one is only 2 Li for example. A percentage of all sales goes towards the ” MSF/Doctors Without Borders” charity.

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Spoonful Of Sugar web site with all sims listed