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Stay Focused! (25Lds GG’s).

I’m trying my hardest to remain focused on the job in hand, landscaping our sim, but damn I’m so easily distracted esp when it’s a backdrop BUT don’t stop reading because there is a lot more than the backdrop/photo room I’m showing you in the Kraftwork shop.

How zingy is that yellow!

Just another view, because this is a backdrop rather than a room it means the 4th wall is missing so you get more camming space.  You also get a hud with 3 shades in it and the third is a superb dark blue.  Obviously not something everyone needs for their SLing but there are now a lot of, decor only, gifts at the LM for the Kraftwork shop inc this cutie.

It’s a little brum brum loaded with cacti and succulents.  A decor item only, I will say that at I think 14 prims maybe a bit primmy but you can’t deny it’s cuteness.

As I’ve said there is actually a few decor items, I remember showing you the concrete picnic table and chair set but since then there is a lot more set out for group members and I’m pretty sure than for your 25Lds joining fee you will find quite a few things for your home and garden.

PS There is also another skybox as a GG which is deffo a livable in one or maybe better as a shop.

Kraftwork

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Time for a break.(Freebie).

Doh, not only did I forget to prim check I didn’t even pick up a copy of this simple but quality gift from Apple Fall!  You know Apple Fall is known not only for its stunning designs but also more than reasonable prims so I think a build like this will be very low primmed.

This is the New York Apartment which is easy to understand when you look out of the window.  To get this you have to use the TP just outside of the mainshop doorway and TP to the demo and you will see the large price tag on the wall but it’s been set to ZERO Lindens.

There is also a Golden Apple Hunt going on at Apple Fall, you have to get the Hud, just at the LM, and wear it as you search for the apples.  When you have the full set you can score a super prize….I’m guessing that last bit as I still only have 5 of them so far but it’s time to return to RL.

PS. I promise next post will be wearables.

Apple Fall.

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Seriously SL!!!(Bargain).

I’ve just splurged my last 25Lds only to find I’m gonna have to splurge some more because one of our regular readers has just dropped the bomb that Trompe Loeil is having a blinking 50% SALE!  Seriously how’d I miss that…ok I know it’s because I get sent so many notices/notes etc things often slip me by which is why I truly appreciate it when people give me the heads up about something esp when it’s as good as this.  Have to say the sim is, of course, PACKED to the rafters and even worse the countdown started yesterday which means today is the LAST day to squeeze in!

So basically as I was chucking stuff out I checked out the NN Marketplace shop to see if this still had this and they do and since my copy has been eaten by my invent I just bought it.

It’s a massive spooky skybox and perfect for those who are planning a Halloween partay, me? I just open my front door and throw some sweets are the trick or treaters and tell them to “bog off” but having said that I do bake Pumpkin pies cos I love em.

Back to the build.

Although these pictures have a frame on them I haven’t edited the pictures and even in my sims Nams setting you can see they’re pretty atmospheric so if you change your windlight settings I think you will get some very interesting effects.

Comes in a rezzer or you can rez it in edit mode and there are a few extra spooky ghosts you can have flying around.  For some reason the rezzer wouldn’t derezz it, the rezzer is in the well, but although this is a really big skybox it’s all in big chunks so only took a few clicks to pack it all away.  That also means that if there are some bits of it you don’t like then you can remove or move them.  The prim count is just over 100 but this skybox is a perfect setting for a Halloween party or if your incline to the spooky side of SL a nice little home.

PS I will be stripping right down to my Alpha and TPing as soon as I can to Tromphe.

NN Halloween/Horror Skybox (Marketplace)

Trompe Loeil (I wish you luck).

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Cheap and Cheaper.

I am a house hoarder.  Houses and skyboxes are what I waste my Lindens on (as well as plants, gardens, furniture etc) so I maybe a Cheap B* when it comes to clothes but it means I have the money to add to my hoard.

Normally I wait for events such as The Arcade or FLF(Fifty Linden Friday) or Collab88 where you can find amazing bargains esp from shops such as Trompe Loeil but I decided to check out the main shop to see if there are any gifties and there wasn’t but it wasn’t such a loss in the end esp if you’re willing to spend a few Lindens.

First is this Gacha win.

This is an old Gacha from a previous event but it’s now outside the main shop with some other Gachas and if you’ve never seen it before or forgot about it and need a small and yet perfectly formed home for ONLY 25Lds you cannot beat this.  There is also a model rezzed out next to the Gacha as well so you can check it out.

A “Shotgun” shack is usually a small single room and the reason it’s called “shotgun” is if I remember correctly you can shoot a gun through one door and it goes right through and out the back door.

Inside the main shop there aren’t any Freebies for Group VIP Members, or at least I didn’t see them. What there are is some discounted items, 2 builds and 2 items of furniture and it was this sky house that was the “Woah” for me.

You get 3 rooms in total all large and open, each has a fireplace and windows etc if I remember correctly 2 are identical and the 3rd is slightly different which just breaks up the monotony if there is any because these pictures were taken in my sim setting so you can see the texturing and details which go to make a classy design.

Big spacious rooms with lots of detailed windows and even a window type nook.

And if you join the Free VIP Group and this amazing skybox is just half priced at 250Lds.

As you can see outside is a snowy dark wintery scene but don’t worry as you get 2 versions, the skybox with or without the surround and a surround on its own.  A couple of extra’s is also blazing log fires for the fireplaces or a row of lit candles.

Like the Shotgun Shack there is a demo out for this build as well, above the desk in the entrance is the TPs so go to the “old builds” and you will be able to rezz yourself a demo for a good look at but don’t buy it from the rezzer, TP back to the main shop and this as well as the other Group Discounted items are on the wall behind the reception desk.

PS Can’t remember the exact primmage but it was under 50 for the shack and without the backdrop just under 100 for the sky box and with the back drop just over 100.

PPS I’m hoping the LMs take you near to the marks but I have a feeling the LM is preset by the sim and you will have to look around to find the main shop but it’s really easy.

Trompe Loeil (Shotgun Shack)

Trompe Loeil (Entrance)

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Ugly on the outside, beautiful within.(Freebie).

I’m always grateful when someone gives me the heads up about a Freebie, Gift, Hunt etc esp if it turns out a corker like this one.

A massive 4 roomed skybox.

All 4 rooms lead off from this wide central corridor and you can see the full-length skylight as well.

Each room is identical with the 3 floor to ceiling windows/doors (they don’t open) and you can just about see the metal railings.

You get a small hud with this build which allows you a few changes, 3 of the outside view, remove the railings, change the corridor sky-light but you also get other building components so you can add more on or reduct this and there for the prims down to a single room, single room with corridor etc.  I’ve not played with that but it should be relatively easy with basic editing skills for you to design a layout that suits yourself.

Because this is very much in a French apartment size the rooms are very tall and spacious and so of course I tried to shrink the room and yup they’re all mod.  So I shrank it a bit but really these sorts of rooms need to be OTT.

Once I’d finished shrinking I decided to play with my wind light because sometimes a build doesn’t change when your wind light setting does but this one sure does.  I slapped out a light as well to see if that also changed the ambiance and it did, although it is a small weak light.

And then I went CRAZY and I swear this, for once, was deliberate.

Since I don’t do much editing of mesh textured things I just don’t but I just thought I’d see if I could slap a texture on and although this is just an ad can you imaging using a psychedelic texturing it could look wicket.

This is a FREEBIE from Onsu and BIG thanks to a lovely lady from Flickr who gave me the heads up as I would not have spotted it.  I love getting hints and tips on any freebies/hunts/sales going on, as long as they’re sent to me in a NOTE form lol.  If however you do send me a note and it doesn’t get blogged please don’t be upset, it might be because I’ve done it previously, it’s something I already have lined up, or Faith has done it or whatever.  All “heads up” are greatly appreciated just not always acted on.  So keep em coming.

DOH just remembered that this is a subscription gift so slap that sub and it will be sent to you.

Onsu

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Insane Mutters! (Free Group and Free Fantasy).

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.

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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.

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Just shove in some fantasy furniture and move in!

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I’m actually really impressed how they have managed to fill the ceiling in.

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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.

Legendaire

Ishara

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ASAP for this FREEBIE!

The reason for the ASAP (as soon as possible) warning is that this is the December gift from Dimandis and so it might get pulled soon.

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Yup, I accidentally rezzed it on me but fortunately for me I only lost my shoes LOL once I’d detached it I rerezzed it on the land although this is a skybox.

I was trying to weed down my homes inc some of the many skyboxes I have and of course, as always I got tempted to pop over to Diamandis to see if there was anything new and I had a nice time using the TP in the shop to check out all of the builds and I was just about to grab the specially priced skybox, 50Lds, when I spotted that in the Group notices there is actually a FREEBIE for us and it’s turned out to be this skybox.

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It’s basically a square and although it has a passageway there are no rooms off it.

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As you can see etc texturing and if you scroll back to the first picture you will see that there are some really well thought out details such as a gap for you to slide a fridge into.

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There is a skylight, actually, there is also one above the kitchen area.  This isn’t the only large window in my haste to get this posted I forgot to take another one of the even bigger windows which makes up 2 walls.

Very much in the modern style of studio apartment but spacious enough for a settee, table, chairs, bed etc.  All of this is set inside it’s own privacy box and because I’ve rezzed my on the land it’s our landscaping you can see.

Please though check out the rest of the builds, all very much in this same unfussy etc quality and there was 2 of them which tempted even a home hoarder like me.  I was also well impressed with the prim counts, there is one home of which I have a similar version of but that one remains firmly in my invent because of the prims whilst these are more than reasonable taking into the details.

Diamandis