Thursday, January 31, 2013

112 Shakey Lane (Residential)

Starting out Shakey Lane is #112. This is a 1 bedroom/1 bath lot. It looks tiny and it is. :) I play tested it with just 1 sim and it worked perfectly. For the bedroom, I used Inge's Shelf Bed shifted up to the highest level with a dresser underneath it and still had room for a desk and other things! So it's roomier than it looks.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Victorian Curtain Recolors

Alright. Maybe my recolors wouldn't pass as Victorian (the velvet should?) but they are recolors of a Victorian curtain! -Maylin's- Victorian curtain, that is.

Recolors were requested by wayniebee at Black Pearl Sims. Since I refuse to make anyone register at a forum, they're going here too. So- let's get on with it. :) These are only for the 1 tile curtain. (The 2 tile will be done soon to finish wayniebee's request.)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

WIP Pic :)

Arrrggghh! I wanted the pic to be bigger. :( Putting it on original size makes it too big... and since I'm off to bed as soon as this post is done, I guess it stays the way it is for now. I think it will pop up bigger if you click on it?

That's 2 of the 5 lots I've got done for my new hood. The new hood is why I've been doing some hood deco. :) I'm really liking the way it's starting to look. The house without the guardrails in front of it is my favorite out of the 5 that are done. The lots for that part of the hood are supposed to look like shacks that someone has 'restored' with things that are laying around. Extra wall panels, logs, pieces of screen. So far, so good I think.

So. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I've just gotten really interested in totally decorating a hood for the first time. My plan was to get 3 houses done and post them. Since there are enough done- if there's any interest in them I'll get them ready to put up for download. None of them are furnished except for the bathroom. (And the bathrooms are nothing special, just plain fixtures.)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Neighborhood Trees

Raynuss created some gorgeous trees. To be honest, the neighborhood deco trees that come with the game suck. I hate them. Sure there are some that aren't that bad- but I still hate them. I want my game to look pretty! *pouts*
So I took 4 of Raynuss' trees and made neighborhood deco out of them. One of them (the chestnut tree) is a bigger version of the Orangutang tree that's available. I honestly didn't notice this until I was doing screenshots. The others are: birch, cottonwood and oak.


Neighborhood Playground Deco

While placing a deco school, I realized there was no playground deco for the neighborhood. I looked and looked with no luck. So- here is some neighborhood playground deco. I extracted the merry-go-round, tower, slide and swing. I'm not the happiest with the textures but probably won't change them at all. If you would like different textures, feel free to change them for your own use! (Or share them if you'd like.)

NOTE: At least one EP (any EP) is needed for this to work in your game. All can be found under Landmarks. All can be placed anywhere, even on lots.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Guardrails, Barricades and Walls - Download Is Back!

While working on a new neighborhood, I needed some things. Nothing new, lol. What is new is that I did some 'hood deco! So what I have for you tonight is: guardrails and walls for your lots; warning signs and blockades for your lots and 'hoods.

Warning: Lots of pics!

Before I forget..

Thank You!

This is not only to the 3 lovely, generous people who helped/have helped me to stay online  (with some to put towards the next bill!) but to everyone who's downloaded and/or commented.. here or anywhere else I upload. I appreciate each and every one of you!

*spreads the warm fuzzies around*

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Here I go again..

*sigh* Why do people have to make life so complicated? If you can't do something for someone, let them know. Don't keep them waiting.

What am I going on about? Well, the stupid credit union. I did my taxes, but they won't be sent in until the 22nd of this month. Since my refund will be direct deposited I know it'll be available on/about Feb 1st. (Prior experience, lol.) So I figured the deposit could be security for a loan and tried. Now I'm not stupid. I figured it might be turned down even though I've had an account there for years and years and only wanted to borrow 500.00- I don't have any type of loan history to back me up here. Anyway, this was Wednesday morning I did this and someone is supposed to get back with you within a day. I gave it the day then tried to contact someone only to be told all their loan officers were busy and would I like to leave a voice mail. I hate leaving voice mails but I did. No response. Called back, got told nobody was available and they've been "crazy busy". Called back. Same. Called back. Same. Would I like to leave a voice mail? No I would not, been there/done that. I finally got to talk to someone today. Of course, it was turned down. My credit score isn't that bad- the main reason it was turned down is that I don't have income from employment. (Although I do have income.) Honestly people? You couldn't just pick up the phone and tell me "no" 3 days ago? I hate it when people do that.

So, I was holding out hope that it would be approved since my tax refund deposit was the security and I've been a loyal customer for many years. Which means that I didn't look for other options. Which now means that the 14th is right around the corner. Which now means that any hope I had of getting my internet bill paid by then probably went out the window. Unless a miracle happens.. I'll probably be gone after Monday. There's no chance of the internet provider waiting until I get my refund to be paid. *sigh*

I'm gonna try to get as much stuff finished as I can today and tomorrow. If there's anything I've mentioned that doesn't get done, forgive me. There's only so long you can keep things going and it looks like I have finally and totally ran out of luck.

Island Villa Single Bed

Friday, January 4, 2013

OBP Bath Care Conversions (TS3 to TS2)

Me? Converting stuffs? Yep. Hopefully I've done these justice. :) Kweenie at Black Pearl Sims requested conversions of bath stuffies from OneBillionPixels. Since I've always liked the downloads on that site and still refuse to play TS3 - *looks forlornly at her TS3 disc just sitting on the bookcase* - it seemed like this might be the way to have some of NewOne's things for myself. All credit for the meshes and textures goes to NewOne.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Maaron's Lunasim Roses Conversion ~ Slaved & Recolored

Maaron just converted another set of Lunasims's TS3 roses to TS2 as part of her Secret Santa gift to potpiesims at Garden Of Shadows

Since plants are one of my addictions I knew I wanted recolors. Since doing alotofrecolorsX8 isn't one of my addictions, I slaved the set and only had to do 12 recolors. With Maaron's permission, I'm sharing the edits. If you have her set already just let these files replace the originals. NOTE: maron-obj-lunasimsrosetas1-MESH is the MASTER of the set now. The other 7 meshes are SLAVES so you need maron-obj-lunasimsrosetas1-MESH for the others to work in game. NOTE 2: The originals needed University, which I don't have. This version is basegame. :)