Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a.... Plant?!?

This is something I've always wanted to learn to do. There are other attempts- the best is some ivy that I seem to have lost. (Story of my life!) At first, I set out to edit someone else's mesh, yggdrasil's I do believe. It's an old fern mesh and well.. anyways, I gave up on it and tried to reproduce it on my own from scratch.

Cluttered Teen Studio Shelf (Edit)

A very long time ago, there was a request at Black Pearl Sims- the requester wanted the tree shelf from Cassandre's Cluttered Teen Studio made basegame, since it required Uni. I can't find that request anymore but it apparently never got filled.

The mesh has been sitting in my quickies folder for quite a while. When I get frustrated and/or sick of working on something, I take a look in that folder. The shelf jumped out at me the last time I looked. So- here's a basegame compatible version of that shelf.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Terrain Paint x 6

 I debated putting these up here. Someone might find them useful, so here goes. You might know that I love terrain paints. (It's true, I do!) While I have lots and lots of them, I found myself needing some that were more "in your face". I needed some that are good for layering. A lot of the terrain paints I have layer, but don't layer well. You loose a lot of the detail of at least one of them. The main reason I layer is to have one showing through the other. So- I made these. They're very obvious- but play well when layering. No pics of said layering because I forgot. :( OH wait! The pic of the flowering bushes? Terrain paints are layered under the bushes! Just not sure if both of them are mine. :) Images used for the textures are various Google images that I smooshed around in Photoshop to make seamless either because they weren't or to get rid of lighting differences.

Friday, February 15, 2013

GoS Blind Date

Sharing has started for the GoS Blind Date event. If you don't know what that is, it's a Secret Santa type event- except it was for Valentine's Day and there was a twist. :) We were assigned a "date" to make gifts for without knowing who it was. We were assigned code names. Mine was Hermione and my date was Ron (who turned out to be Ritaxis). This is what I made for her:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

114 Shakey Lane (Residential)

Next up: 114 Shakey Lane. Another small 1 bedroom/1bathroom "shack". A copy was playtested and it works fine. The only odd thing: for some unknown reason I made the bedroom long and narrow. I don't think I meant to do that, lol. When I played the lot I extended the inside bedroom wall out one tile and put a 1-tile dresser in the little spot left by that move. (If you try it, you'll see what I mean.) Since this lot is really meant for a single sim, the bedroom is fine the way it is. If you want 2 sims on the lot you should probably extend the wall like I said- and you'll probably have to use Inge's Inaccessible beds mod so a double bed can be used.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Well hello there, dear anon commenter!

Sorry, but I turned human verification back on. I had turned it off because there are/were people who had trouble posting comments because of it. (It's the little captcha, right?) But there's an average of 50 spam comments a day and it's driving me crazy. I check my email quite often and have to read each email I get to make sure it's not a real comment. *bleh* So it's back on. If anyone knows any other way to avoid or cut down on the spam comments.. please let me in on it! I'd much rather click buttons making new stuff than click buttons to delete nonsense. :)