End of an era

January 2nd, 2014

I know I don’t have a huge following – but my stats show that at least a couple people a month still wander over here to download my stuff.

My Simming computer finally gave up the ghost about two months ago.  I built it myself way back in 2006 – so it had a good run.  I guess it was inevitable, it was still running Windows XP (you’ll pry XP out of my cold dead hands!) and support for that goes bye-bye in April.  I don’t want to use Windows 8 – I’m not even sure TS2 will run on Windows 8. I also can’t clutter up our “family” computer with my Sims stuff – not so much can’t as don’t want to – bad enough I already have TS3 on there languishing.

I any case – this is a just a long winded version of saying I’m likely never to update this blog again – not that  have updated it in 10 months anyway.  I had a couple things in the works, they just needed to be playtested and screenshot – probably not going to happen now. Anyway, I won’t take down the blog for those who do come here – I may in the future, but if I do I will put the downloads somewhere.

So my fellow simmers: Be excellent to each other and party on dudes!

dead

 

Eco-friendly Ektorp

March 27th, 2013

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Ikea Stuff Pack Ektorp series (3-seat sofa, 2-seat loveseat and armchair) re-textured in an eco-friendly hemp fabric, and recolored in seven curiousb colors. Originally made as part of a Christmas in September gift.  These require the Ikea Stuff pack.

Colors in swatch from top to bottom:  Chestnut, Cove, Damson, Dove, Terra Cotta, Seal and Herb Garden.

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I would consider doing these in other colors if anyone wanted them.

Download 3-seat sofa (all 7 colors)

Download 2-seat loveseat (all 7 colors)

Download arm chair (all 7 colors)

Medieval Tapestries

March 26th, 2013

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I originally created these as a Secret Santa gift for a member of PBK back in 2011.  The textures are from actual historic tapestries (list below) and they use SimWardrobes 2 Tile tapestry mesh (mesh is included in the download).

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Tapestry 1: Figures in a Rose Garden
South Netherlandish
1450-1455

Tapestry 2: Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus
Belgian Tapestry 1460-1470

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Tapestry 3: The Unicorn Leaps Across a Stream
South Netherlandish
ca. 1495-1505

Tapestry 4: Lady and the Unicorn
Southern Netherlands
c. 1490-1500

Download all four tapestries (.rar)

Draft/Sketch Painting – Maxis recolors

March 18th, 2013

I made these to fulfill a request over at PBK.  A user was looking for some draft/sketch paintings by real artists of the medieval/renaissance era. So I made these using works by daVinci, Dürer, Bosch and Pisanello.  The meshes I used were also by her request.

The first set is on the Maxis “Stodgy Badger” painting which requires the Pets expansion.

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The second set is on “The Lady on Red” which is base game compatible.

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I used these meshes because they were specifically requested, but if anyone would like these or similar on another painting mesh, I am happy to do so.

Download Stodgy Badger Recolors (requires Pets EP)
Download Lady on Red Recolors (base game compatible)

So, there’s that.

March 14th, 2013

In a stunning reversal of my last site admin post (over 18 months ago), I will be now be uploading my creations to this site.

The Brief Version:  Though I’ll leave my Sim LJ up for an archive, I will be using this blog as my main Sim repository.  Here are my naming conventions and use policy, such that they are.

The Director’s Cut:

1. I’ve been paying for my webhosting all along, and really only using it as a disk space for downloads that I post on other sites.  My hosting costs are not that expensive, so it’s not that, but it’s merely my frugal nature that makes me want to utilize what I’m paying for better than I currently am.

2. LJ has been circling the drain for some time now, I can barely bring myself to even log in a couple times a week.  I haven’t updated my personal journal in over a year and the last time I posted on my Simming journal I got no comments and maybe 5 hits on the download. I’m not blaming this all on LJ.  I admit I am not active, nor popular so I don’t have many people reading anyway – and maybe the object I created (a couple magazine recolors) were not a hot item.  [OMG – shut up already.]  OK to sum up: LJ does not seem worth my effort anymore.

Also, a warning (NOW, a warning?!) – I go through fits and spurts.  Sometimes I am totally into Simming and will glut.  Other times I will go months, even a year without playing or creating.  My Sims 2 computer is aging (I built it in 2007) so it sometimes frustrates me and I shun it. I also occasionally play The Sims 3 (they were cheap, so I got a couple EPs for Christmas) and Skyrim.  I also knit, read and watch a buttload of TV.  What I’m trying to say is: Updates to this blog may be sparse, in fact I can almost guarantee that.

Aren’t you all excited?

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