Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Under the Tree with Jessica and Me:

With Christmas upon us comes the spirit of giving and the time when lovely little toys get to be the the dismay of the star atop the tree all that hard work without recognition but I digress.
Nearly every household's Christmas tree will have some type of doll under it, be it a stuffed animal, a Barbie, or even a GI-Joe, yes a wonderful time to be a Doll.

Here in SL just like the real world makers of goods try to cash in on this joyous spending spree and while there's lots of junk out there some things are simply wonderful. Luckily I was able to find some of these "wonderful things" and they just happened to be dresses.

Today for review are two dresses from the "*Wishbox*" brand's foray into EGL clothes, *Wishbox* is of course run by Wisp Jinn and is an established maker of Medieval fantasy outfits. Her shop is in-world at Kan Lara, 121, 63, 401.

The first outfit, up is, "Candy Cane Lolita", A very cute Christmas themed dress adorned with a candy cane motif on the skirt headdress and striped stockings. The added bonus of alternate white stockings was a nice touch as well.
The texture and prim work are wonderful (the little mints on the headdress look edible) and it really is a sweet little dress for the holidays.

And next up Is a Lovely Dress called "Velveteen Ribbons" in red.(It also comes in Black and Teal)

A wonderfully Detailed outfit that while most likely made for a holiday theme is wonderful for everyday wear for Dolls and well anyone who would dress like this every day in Second Life. Like the last dress the textures and prim work are well done and the amount of fitting needed was quite minimal for both I and Jessica.

The Candy Cane dress was 399L while the Velveteen Ribbons dress was 550L worth every bit if not more, the only Issue Jessica and I really had was that they were Mod, Transfer, no copy rather then Copy,Mod, No Transfer, however if you're worried you can IM Wisp Jinn and she will fit it for you. So remember come Christmas morning play nice with your toys boys and girls, and don't neglect your older ones too.

Final Thought:Took me Hours to build that silly little under the tree photo set...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Getting Viggy With it:

The very Pretty Yora Vig made a post on her blog about one of the silly little items I made a Dressmaker's Dummy to be more exact. Viggy (which I'm sure will degrade into veggie and then eventually Miss Cabbage) like most thought it was made of sculpted prims at first but it is in fact an avatar accessory.
Yora is loads of fun to be around despite our different outlooks on Dolls. You know you're having sylie good fun when you're in a upscale dress shop with Yora dressed as Rainbow Brite setting up lighting for a photo shoot while "Loli's with Guns" shop in the background.

I'm quite glad that her and a few other people enjoy it so much, I had originally made the dummy to be a builder's and shopkeeper's aid. The idea had come to me roughly a month and a half ago when Miss Szilvia (one of the most beautiful and respected women in Sarah's county as I call it) had difficulty creating something for an avatar. Of course at the time my skills as a builder weren't quite what they are now so I had put it on the back burner.

I've always found it interesting that if I just sit and think of things to make I can't. I need some sort of inspirational spark from someone or something to get the gears turning, but when this does happen it often leads to something quite wonderful.

Final Thought:Emotion is the inspiration for creation good or bad..

Monday, December 17, 2007

Alts Dolls Dollts? Bolts? Boats? Wait what?

I Decided to play Dollie for a few days to unwind (oh god not again) and realized that all the "connections" and Responsibilities I had as a Doll maker Kinda got in the way which made this whole "vacation" worthless and even a bit counter productive.
Don't get me wrong I love being the sexy eccentric Doll maker, but I also love being a cute adorable little Dollie, and can pop into either or's mood at the drop of a Frilly tiny top hat.

Now making an Alt has popped into my calculating clockwork contraption of a head at times but then I get all obsessive compulsive about things picking a name transferring the right items actually creating the account which LL has made a sloppy mess of heaven forbid if you can have one top account with little aliases heck even IRC nicks are easier to link.
And of course there's the oddity of talking with myself if I logged both AVs in at once which I admit would be very fun!

I'm just curious reader(s) if any of you have these personality balancing problems? I realize I'm looking for justifiable input to sway me one way or the other but despite my insecurities it's still an interesting topic in my mind. I even had to make up a sort of continuity back story linking those two aspects of myself, which is honestly an upside because that kind of imaginary make believe stuff I love.

I'm not obsessive with minor details one bit that's just silly. Now if you'll excuse me it's Monday so I need to go re-wallpaper the shop....