Winters Bite – Two new things!

Besides We Luv RP opening up at the beginning of the month there was also the Liaison Collaborative and then the Mystic Realms Winter Solstice fair thing.winters-bite-tree-set

I have a couple items that are geared more towards the cold of winter for the events.  The first for the Mystic Realms fair is a set of wintery icy trees.  I fiddled round and came up with these as a fun addition to your landscape.  Technically you get 12 trees in the set.  There’s 4 different trees, and three varieties of each tree. One plain branched one that reaches up into the sky… and then two others with lights. A randomized colored set that blinks, and then a plain white glowing light that sort of sparkles.  I’ve heard people say that trees are hard to do and you know I’ve never had that problem. Sometimes the prims or look just sort of fall together. The LI is a bit high for some of the sparkly ones though I got it down from where it was originally… it was let’s just say…. rather high.

See the picture for details on this one.

To get these they are only at the Winter Solstice event in the Mystic Realms… So click right here on this long line of text to get a TAXI!

The other item set was for the Liaison Collaborative.  It’s cute, but I wish there was more to it.  I was so exhausted finishing this that I really honestly don’t even remember doing the set up at the event. I think I was sleep building.

winter-retreat-shed-setI got it together and I really think it should get an update for the benches lol but we’ll get there right?  A shed to put outdoors with a bench.  The bench inside is copy, and has 11 animations for male and female avatars.

I added a fur rug for the shed, and a couple blankets piled on top of each other with a try or cocoa on it to round it out decoration wise.  It’s not a bad lil set really… I do like it.  Simple, and could be used year round since I didn’t rough up the thing too much or make it too snowy, it definitely has a wintery feel to it with the furs and such..  Though it would probably look pretty nice if it was.

So that is out for the Liaison Collaborative — click click to go!

 

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The Weavers Collection for We Love RP

weavers-collection-rp-setHello hello… as promised the actual business post for this set.

The Weavers role-play set. Another loom for your work related fantasies.

The set consists of a few models. One at 9 LI, and one at 5 if you want to try to shave off a few extra prims. The loom is large! Just like in real life with an imposing structure that you can sit at, weave, or just relax with male and female sits included in the bench.

There’s quite a few pieces that you can accessorize your space with. I have flirted with making other pieces to round out it like like a warping reel and all but this is a good start. Plus too if I don’t get to the other pieces most people would never even know. *laughs*  As you can see from the picture you get the loom… bench which can be kept off by itself and then the shelving. I did decorate one which weighs in around 6 LI but there are empty shelves… then 4 different single spools of thread, two sets of 3 spools as one object.. a messy sort of one askew and then another one that’s in a straight line. After that there is some shuttles. A couple objects piled together, then single ones.  I even threw in the basket of yarn that you can find in the other loom that I made. They all work so well together why not.

It’s funny, I was remarking to someone this week while making all this up that it’s kind of interesting how my sets all sorta work together for the most part.  It can make for a fun way to decorate.

So you get all of these things in one handy dandy set which is a BRAND NEW release for We Love RP.

Take a TAXI!!! to the event!

30% discount for the round so you can get all this for 385L

Have fun and thank you so much.

 

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The Weaver

Good evening, good morning, or whatever it is you are experiencing at this particular moment.

You know when I write these announcements, store things and little blurbs one of the things I hear from people time and time again is that they enjoy them because it just feels like I’m talking to them. Like two old friends sitting down to share a cup of coffee in the morning. Nothing special, but it feels familiar and comfortable even though we really don’t know each other and don’t really converse outside of these little things I ramble on about with you. I approach my store and my life much like this everywhere. I share and give and show people who I am often. It isn’t all just business though that is far too often the case.

Today, sit with me at my table and pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot chocolate if you prefer as I reminisce wrapping your hands around the warm mug so that you can sip, listening quietly as I give into the desire to share with you. Fair warning… writing can be at times part of my healing process, *laughs softly*

This past weekend my grandmother died. She was 86 years old and one hell of a crazy person. A mixture of cruelty and genius depending on what side you knew of her. Right after Thanksgiving we found out she had been in the hospital, and the morning of the 27th we found out she was on a downward spiral and in ICU. It wouldn’t be long we were told, they were just trying to keep her comfortable.

We made plans to go to see her, driving the 3 hours to pick up my mother to take her to the hospital so we could visit even though my grandmother had said to not come.  As we pulled into the parking lot of the hospital around 2 pm I received a text that she had passed. Stunned I blurted it out shocked and then felt something like panic raising not sure what to do and my mother just gasped as I had very unceremoniously announced that my grandmother might be gone already.  Luckily my husband swept in and took charge calmly. We went inside and asked to see her or what room she might be in. The instant look of compassion on all of the nurses at the station cementing what we already had been told they gently asked if anyone had talked to us yet.  She was still in her room and we were allowed to go in. A few family members were there and there was my grandmother in her bed propped up as if she was napping head turned to the side, sheet tucked up close to her shoulders.

Turning back to look at my husband tears gathering I could see the pain in his eyes as he took on some blame for not getting us there sooner telling me more with that look than any words might have expressed I struggled, swallowing trying to get around the lump in my throat as my mother began to cry.  Walking towards the bed I looked down at her wanting to touch her but afraid to. Her hair was almost pure white her face peaceful but for all intent looking as if she might wake any moment. Hesitantly reaching out I touched the side of her face stroking back along her hairline smoothing her hair for a moment my lips quivering… quietly caressing her face.

While the sadness crept in at the loss of this woman whom had meant more to me than I had realized, with all that she had done, and all that she had taught me I whispered softly to her, “Thank you….. thank you for all you did.“ And then finally as my hand moved from her hair to her forearm running from her wrist to her elbow, “I love you.”

Pulling back my hand to rest it upon the rail after a few moments at the side of the bed I looked down at her silently, studying her. Taking in each crevice and wrinkle knowing it would be the last I saw her. Stepping back my mother sitting nearby the priest came to pray over her while I held my mother letting her lean on me as she cried and my husband quietly stepping behind me to rest his hand on my shoulder.  Before we left after sitting a bit my mother unable to stay any longer I had to step back to the bed to reach out a final time afraid to leave just yet… and while sadness was there and is still at times overwhelming me quickly before I realize it whenever I think I will be ok I am so very grateful to have had those moments. There isn’t to be a funeral, or wake. A service at some point but I got to have something I didn’t think I would ever have.  I got to say good bye in one of the most intimate ways I can imagine. No I didn’t get to her before she passed but I got to say thank you, I got to tell her I love her, and I got to get that final memory before she was taken from us.

It made me very reflective on the woman she was and over the past week I have remembered more and more from my life and of her. Reliving things, smiling about them and in some ways settled.

Why have I shared all of this to you? People who barely know me and what does it have to do with my store or the item I made? How trivial it might seem but it isn’t… not to me. If you’ve gotten this far you will know soon enough why.

My grandmother was an amazingly creative woman. She did pottery, glass etching, made jewelry and did leatherworking. The rugs throughout her house were braided by her and her children when they were young. She made her own clothes, adored quilting, loved to arrange flowers, garden, and cook. She was a phenomenal cook and the smells as she actually cooked things on the wood stove were amazing.  She taught me to sew, to crochet, tried to teach me to knit, and all sorts of things.  I learned my love for antiques from her, for finding hidden treasures, and even some of my giving nature.

What you see in my store is very much influenced by things I created, learned or did growing up around my grandparents. From splitting wood, taking care of the farm, to sewing, to…. Weaving.

She had a weaving studio… and these great big floor looms. They were so big and I remember spending time in her studio the fire burning in the stove while I carded wool or spun yarn as she sat at her bench. The shuttle moving back and forth her feet working the pedals beneath. This week I closed my eyes and could hear the loom in my head as I relived those moments and I just had to try to do something. The spools of thread, the shelves, the loom…. Something in me needed to do make it and as I worked the model and it came to life I could feel the catch in my throat.

I had intended on releasing something different and I still will but this round… I wanted to do something for my grandmother. So while I know it is only a model in a 3d world and one that needs some tweaking and fixes even, *laughs* I wanted to share it with you for a few moments.

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You can go see it here:  WE <3 ROLE PLAY

Thank you for reminiscing with me, for sharing with me and I’ll do a normal store blurb in a different post because not everyone wants to read my lengthy stories but if you have, sincerely thank you. I hope you are well and remember those small moments, they really are the ones that matter the most.

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We Luv Trees – November Round for We <3 RP

So this month I was working on this set of things to do some work round our SL. You know they are fun for me… lil created scenes to place however….autumn-fire-trees

I ran into some issues.

Don’t you hate when that happens? Luckily I had some things in the works already that didn’t create any issues. Now see that I like, I can deal with that, and yes I was thankful that I was thinking ahead a small bit.  The tension and stress was managed… and we have…….

TREES!

Eye popping colorful Autumn Trees! I know that it is getting a lil late in the season for them but I do like them quite a bit. They turned out good, and while I still want to do a spring/summer variation right now what we have is a set of 8 trees.  Four different color leaves on the branches, and two different types of trunks.  Two trunks, or three… rising up with these awesomely bright colorful branches.

I am hoping you love them as much as I do.

Opening today!!

ONLY 315L for the set – 30% discount for the round.

For this month at WE <3 ROLE PLAY

 

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October Picks Contest Winner!

Hey!! Guess what?

I did it.

Picked the contest winner for the last month. You know as an aside here, I haven’t been talking much again and it’s partly because as weird as it’s going to sound my days and nights are all backwards. I’ve been staying up so late then sleeping during the day often that I haven’t really been writing or communicating. Sounds weird doesn’t it? Does to me.  Like… if I’m up at night writing on the blog or doing store announcements it is the ‘wrong’ time? As if I’ll be bothering someone because it’s night time for me… though really it is day time elsewhere somewhere always right?

Obviously… I am just rambling here… aren’t you glad that we take these little trips inside my head? It’s always a lil busy in there.

Anyhow!! I picked the contest winner…. This month we have… *waits for the drum roll, doesn’t hear one and remembers yea she can’t play drums and didn’t hire anyone to either… clears her throat, whips out a sheet of paper squinting at it because you know she can’t even read her own handwriting… this is why she types… and begins to make faces trying to sound out the words that follow.*

No… no that’s not it… *she half mumbles to herself*

J…. Ji… oh! Jilly.  Yes it says Jilly. *proudly points to the paper waving it back and forth so you can’t really read it anyhow face bright for a moment before again concentrating, brow furrows which kind of sucks because she’ll get wrinkles if she keeps doing that and sounds out the last name.*

I got it!

This month’s winner is Jilly Zimermann!!

YAY!!! Congratulations Jilly. I will be sending along your winnings… 2500L and a 2500L gift certificate that you can use or give away to whoever you want for the main store!

The list has now been WIPED CLEAN!  Come down, click the sign near where you land to be put on the list, put Roawenwood in your picks and you’re all set till the end of the month when I pick someone new.

Thank you, thank you… you’ve been a grand audience. Now go on about your normal day and I’ll get back to work, writing, living and laughing.

New things coming.

Please take care and be safe.

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