Autumn Cardigans

These have been sitting in my WIP folder for quite some time. I’ve been dithering about uploading them since I know this top has been recoloured to death already – but then I thought, bugrit. I like how these turned out, and it’s my blog, so there! ๐Ÿ˜› If you don’t like them, well, then you don’t have to download. It’s as simple as that.

So, here you have the BG sweater set in Aelia’s Autumn. It’s not just one of my favourite palettes, it’s also a very fitting one in my northern corner of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

I’ve made a couple of changes, one concerning my policy and once concerning comments, and I decided they were big/important enough to warrant an announcement. (It isn’t anywhere near as ominous as it sounds, I promise!)

Firstly, I’ve changed my policy to allow my custom content to be converted for The Sims 3 – as in, not just for your own game (like it was before), but also to upload and to share with others. Knock yourselves out, TS3 creators!

(I still don’t want my items to be converted for The Sims 4, though – even if you create for both games – and that’s unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Sorry.)

Secondly, about commenting. You no longer have to fill out name and email to leave a comment, but can comment anonymously! The fields for name and email are still there in case you do want to fill them out, but now it’s fine to leave them blank. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll admit it’s a bit of an experiment. If I get flooded with spam comments, or if people do like on Tumblr and think that anon equals a free pass to be an arsehole, we’ll go back to the name-and-email route. (I’ll tell you right now that my pain threshold for arseholery is going to be low; I’m not going to waste as much as one of those flimsy little plastic spoons on that kind of crap.) But for now, the bar is open, so to speak.

See? I told you it sounded more ominous than it actually was. ๐Ÿ™‚

One more thing…

Sleepwear for Momma Lisa

(For real this time. ๐Ÿ˜› )

No, I don’t usually convert things for Momma Lisa, but this sort of just happened. ๐Ÿ™‚

Backstory: I’ve actually been playing the game lately, not just making things for it, and I felt my (modern, MM) ‘hood was in dire need of some nice Momma Lisas because enough with the Maxis stick figures already. So I went to Moni Lisa Sims and downloaded just about everything. (If you play with bodyshapes and haven’t visited her Tumblr already, you need to do so right now – she’s got lots of great clothing for Momma Lisa, and also some for Melodie9’s Fat Male.) But then, when I was in Bodyshop to play with all my pretty new ML clothes, I came across this 3t2 nightshirt by Rented-Space, that I’d thought would look great on the Momma Lisa bodyshape… so I converted it. Then I thought I’d really like the Maxis BG slip for ML as well, only I was too lazy to go searching for it (even though I’m sure someone must have converted it already)… so I converted that one, too, and made some recols as well since I’d picked up steam.

So I give you Rented-Space’s 3t2 Luxe Nighty Nightshirt and the BG afBodySlip converted for Momma Lisa. Right now, they’re both for YAEF (though I might convert them for teens later).

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Million Miles from Home: Two Alien Sims


Title from here.

So this happened. I was playing around with custom sliders and face templates in Bodyshop and decided to make an alien… and thought he turned out darned cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I switched the gender, just to see how it looked – and thought the female version was darned cute, too. At first I wasn’t going to upload them since I just made them for fun – but then I thought, “why not?” And then, with impeccable timing, Oce released his bodyshape conversions of MDP’s 4t2 sci-fi outfit, and that kind of clinched it.

So, without further ado I give you Alnitak and Bellatrix. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Project Heavy: Aligeth’s Robin Hood Tunic for Consort’s Heavy Male


 
Before we start, I must apologise for being so bad at answering comments. I love getting comments and I read and appreciate each and every one, never ever think that I don’t. But I haven’t had the best spoon supply lately, and intelligible (or at least somewhat coherent) communication… some days, it takes a lot of spoons. And I just haven’t had those spoons to spare. Very sorry about that. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But things are looking better now, and I’ll try to catch up post-haste!

But you’re not here to hear me whine about spoons, you’re here for Sim stuff. So let’s do Sim stuff! My last post was something of a teaser. Now I’m not teasing any more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Consider this the first official post for “Project Heavy”!

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IKEA TOKABO Table Lamp

Category: Lighting -> Table Lamps
Cost: $35
Poly Count: Medium poly (1222)
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible

As you may or may not have noticed, lamps are my goto “hi, I’m alive!” item. ๐Ÿ˜› What can I say, I like lamps. Making lamps is almost therapeutic to me – and God knows I’ve needed that lately. RL has been… pardon my French, but it’s been f*cking hell (and that’s without throwing corona into the mix). So yeah. Lamps.

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Two IKEA-inspired Tealight Holders

Category: Lighting -> Table Lamps
Cost: $15
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible

Hi. Yes, I live. ๐Ÿ˜› And I sim, too, but it’s been at an even slower pace than my usual snail-with-arthritis one. Real Life has been… a lot. And we haven’t even been under lockdown. ๐Ÿ˜•

Anyway. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d better put something up to show people that I do, in fact, live. And sim. Rummaging around in my WIP folders I found this cute little tealight holder, based on an IKEA one called SOMMAR (“summer”), that I apparently made already in 2018 but for some reason never uploaded back then. (It might simply have been that I couldn’t get it to look Exactly Like In Real Life; it’s happened before, and more than once, that I’ve scrapped something for that reason.) It was all finished, though, it just needed some recolours and it was good to go, and that was easy enough to fix.

Then I checked the IKEA catalogue to see if they still sell SOMMAR. I couldn’t find it (but you can still see a picture here, that I amazingly had saved for posterity) – but I did find another tealight holder called ÄDELHET (“nobleness”) that looked quite similar. So similar, in fact, that I could make it using the SOMMAR mesh, I just had to tweak it a little. So I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

So today I bring you not just one, but two IKEA-inspired tealight holders – functional lights, of course.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New 2020, everybody! 2020?! How did that happen?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Could have sworn it was 2015 only yesterday.

You’ve heard it before, I’d hoped to be more active this year simming-wise than I have been. I do think I had a valid reason this year, though; I’ve really not been in much of a simming mood since losing Signe in September. I’ve poked at some BHAVs here and there, and written a few lines here and there, but that’s about it. It’s slowly been getting better, but I’m still not quite there. It’ll probably be a while before I am. This place is still very quiet and very, very empty without my little doggie.

I’m not giving up simming, though, absolutely not! I still love TS2 and I still love creating for it, and I’ll keep doing it in 2020. Hopefully, I’ll be uploading more things than I did in 2019 (so… three? ๐Ÿ˜› ), and hopefully I’ll finally start publishing that medieval fantasy story I’ve been going on about forever, but… I know from past experience that if I make any promises, Real Life will go “lol NO”, so I won’t be doing that lest it might get ideas.

I will wish you all a Happy New Year, though! ๐Ÿธ Here’s to hoping it’s a good one – and that it’s a better one than 2019, for those of you (us) who’ve had a rough year. The only way is up, amirite?

Love ya. โค

Completer Completers: MOAR Maxis Counter Add-Ons!

Category: Counters and sides: Surfaces -> Counters; wall cabinets and sides: Decorative -> Wall or Surfaces -> Shelves
Poly Count: Low poly to Medium poly
EPs Required: Varies

I’m still not at my best after Signe, but these have been finished for a very, very long time, so my uploading them is long overdue.

Backstory: Three years ago, in 2016, I made a set of Counter Completers – that is, add-ons for eight of the Maxis counters. It’s been one of my most popular downloads to date. Then, about a year ago (has it really been that long? Yikes!), the wonderful Croiduire very nicely asked me if I might consider making side pieces for the wall cabinets and counters with shelves, so they wouldn’t get eaten by the wall if you put them where two walls met. I thought this was a brilliant idea (much too brilliant for me to have thought of it myself; I’d noticed their being eaten, of course, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out a good way around it), so of course I agreed. And that was all this set was going to be: sides. Quick and easy. Should be done in a day or so. Uh-huh.

But as I was making the sides, I thought I maybe should make a some more wall cabinets as well; just a couple of short ones, for the sake of completion. And maybe a couple of full-length ones, too. And I could make a couple of new counters as well. And maybe polish my old counters some. And… then things went rapidly downhill from there. ๐Ÿ˜›

So here you have a second set of counter completers – completer completers, if you’d like. ๐Ÿ™‚ As the name suggests these are meant to complement my first set, so if you haven’t downloaded it already, I really suggest you go and grab that one, too. (I’ve also updated some of the items in the first set – fixed some shadows and slot positions, and also did some remapping – so even if you have downloaded it before I’d still suggest you pop over there and get the updated set.)

Also, just so there aren’t any concerns or confusion, all of my counters work with drop-in sinks. (Yes, I know some custom counters don’t, but these do and have been thoroughly tested.)

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22 Scented Candle Recolours

Category: Lighting -> Table Lamps
EPs Required: Open for Business

Yes, there are lots of other things I’m working on, some that are almost ready for upload, but I just realised it’s been almost a year since I last uploaded something and more than four months since I made a post, so I thought I’d best put something out there lest someone I don’t know from Adam takes it upon themselves to declare that I’ve left the community never to come back or somesuch (this has happened before). ๐Ÿ™„ Besides, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from BHAVs and other complex things and just make something plain and simple, you know? Like recolours. ๐Ÿ™‚

Backstory: In early 2017, I made a couple of scented candles – as in, lights with snapdragon effects – loosely inspired by two IKEA ditto, BRÄCKA and SPRALLA (that I don’t think they sell any more). I quite like them and frequently use them in my own game, but I wanted some more, simmish recolours. So today I bring you twenty-two plumbbob and freezer bunny recols for my SPRALLA scented candle, all with patterns from Colourlovers. (Have I told you I love that site? I love that site!)

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PSA: Alternate Download Links

With SFS still down and no news on when they might be back up, I’ve now added alternate Google Drive links to all my downloads (I hope).

In the future, all downloads will have an alternate link in addition to my usual download button. If anything, this experience has taught me how v. unwise it is to put all your eggs in one basket.

Edit, 24 Feb: SFS is back up, hooray, so now my download buttons work again. But as I said before, all future downloads will have alternate links, just to be on the safe side.

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