All of the women in my family can sew, or did when they were alive. Everyone had these types of corners with fabric strewn about, with bobbins and pins and patterns, or pattern paper, tossed around willy willy.
Everyone can sew, except me.
I could never sort it. My mother actually became a professional seamstress, creating home decor items for boutiques of various sorts. If you could do it with a sewing machine, or even just a needle, my mother can do it. She could sew dresses for me, just looking at the picture. She made her own patterns, taught by her grandmother, who could do the same.
This beautifully detailed set from PIXEL MODE for THE ARCADE (which is STILL OPEN BTW) gave me a chance to give Pixel Gidge a new skill, she’s now going to learn to sew.
I love things for my home that continue or enhance the narrative of Gidge’s SL. These items fit perfectly into this alcove into my new house ! It was meant to be
The Sewing Corner by Pixel Mode for The Arcade Sept 2014
Ispachi trunk, bed and dresser, AF Dolly Lamp, Zaara vanity, stool, end table, chandelier and makeup oddments, Letter C I made, AF Pheasant Feathers, ::db:: Picture Frame Set Silver Buddha, Elegant Mirrored Tree from Ravyn Stonesoul, AF Carriage Clock, MadPea Bonsai Ryu, AF Bed Text, floorplan. eiffel tower marquee, AF Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest,
Close your eyes, close the door
You don’t have to worry anymore
I’ll be your baby tonight
from left to right: [we're CLOSED] summer flowers and shrubs, Silver Birch from Studio Skye, Lark – Desert Retreat Deck – Painted, [ba] hollyhocks, Trompe Loeil – Brooklyn Carriage , Sway’s [Door Mat] international, [we're CLOSED] tree 01D spring
I do not move houses very often in Second Life® or in real life. It is just too much work. However, when the Brooklyn Carriage House came out at Collabor88 last month, I could not resist its bright red doors and fine brickwork. I finally have everything arranged, but will be moving shortly. I thought I would share before I pack it all up. I love the house and how it looks, but I guess my four year old computer really cannot handle such an open floor plan where everything fezzes all the time. I need rooms and walls that limit the textures my computer has to handle, so I will be on my way to a more traditional space. That is totally a reflection of my computer’s age and is no criticism of the house – which is gorgeous, very, very gorgeous.
My outdoor decor is pretty limited, just a few shrubs and bushes from We’re Closed, a couple trees and the gorgeous deck from Lark that was released at The Liaison Collaborative a few month’s back.
After a long day of unpacking and sweating like a peasant I decided to treat myself to a nice cup and a sweet treat. I saw a new spot featured on PLURK the other day and had to go check it out. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading →
If you’re like me, at the end of your pixel day you don’t feel like cooking usually. I strip down into my comfy lingerie and boudoir heels and just have a cup and maybe a cookie or ten. Maybe a wee sandwich. There is not reason I can’t be civilized in my pixel life, and now you can too.
Molly’s Tea set will be available TOMORROW at UBER from Cheeky Pea. I’m showing off the SPRING colors but she’s also releasing a set in beautiful fall colors. Continue reading →
My long night running the gauntlet of Hair Fair, in and out of every shop, buying, making plans to buy later, demoing, trying to look pretty, all of these things created an intense desire to find a mellow spot to relax and take in my spoils.
CHEEKY PEA has created a perfect summer spot for summer repose with the WHITBY set. You can pick it up at the Season’s Story event, and it’s a great spot to relax or hang out with friends. Delicious beverages are also available. Continue reading →
Have I got just the place for you! BrookeLynnPeters and Primrose Snowfield have been working hard to develop a beautiful place for you to “get away from it all” and boy have they been a success! Snowfield Estates provides just the location for you to enjoy yours. The ocean-side cabins are gorgeous and fully furnished but allow each tenant 100 personal prims.
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I have been fascinated by the idea of mesh bodies for some time, yet I have to admit, I’ve been somewhat unsure what I would use one for. After all, it’s mesh. How will my clothes go on over it? How will the alphas work? Is this even going to work? I was optimistic when Siddean announced SLINK would have a mesh body, even though I just wasn’t SURE.
You’ve seen it now, the nudity has abounded on blogs. Being nude in the new mesh body wasn’t my concern, I knew we could be nude and be beautiful. I decided to test how it would work as a functional piece of my every day look. Continue reading →
In fact it came with the hair, from PLOOM for The Fantasy Collective. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to take one of Sacha’s Designs ballgowns for a stroll, shopping in a crown and ballgown, I believe it’s what our Linden Overlords intended when they made our world.
I usually slap on one of the huds to dye my hair this or that, I love Ploom’s colors, however this one was so cute out of the box I had to leave it. Continue reading →