Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Texture Set for SL™

If you like Victorian millwork, and you're in Second Life®, you'll love the texture set I just finished!

I designed it to use as a porch for my Wheel Cottage textures, but it makes great free-standing buildings, like gazebos, as well.

Textures used on a small porch, and a gazebo

There are 30 textures here, including millwork railings, spanderels, and two kinds of brackets, both single brackets and double brackets (which work great as the inside of a box, so you can save prims on your builds.)

There's a seamless banister texture that matches the railings, beadboard for the ceiling (in two colors,) and a porch edge with either vertical siding or lattice below the facing. You also get stair edges to match, with seamless siding or lattice. And, because lattice is good, you'll also get two seamless lattice textures, one diagonal and one square, to make arbors, trellis, and windbreaks.

And of course there's gingerbread for the gable roof, both "painted on" and freestanding (with a matching shadow texture for the gable,) and a mask so you can recolor it easily in your graphics program, if you choose to do that. Or, if there's a limit to the amount of millwork you want, you can use the gable with no gingerbread decoration.

Best of all, you get sculpts to make a beautiful turned porch pillar and newel post, with shaded textures to match them, so you can have a lovely porch with surprisingly few prims. (The porch in the picture, for instance, is only 15 prims!)

All of this goodness comes with railings, banisters, spandrels, siding and lattice in either white or green. (There were too many things to put both in the same package.) If you want to recolor it, I strongly suggest buying the green, because it will give Hue and Saturation something to work with!

L$950 for the package, in either color (or splurge and get both; they look fantastic mixed!) 30 seamless, full permission textures. TRU license applies. (You're buying a license to use the textures, not the textures themselves, so you cannot resell them or give them away as textures, or on a single prim. They must be part of a build, consisting of at least two prims.)

On sale now, at TRU, and at the Texture Library in Livingtree (113, 97, 25). Come check it out!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

We can now take PayPal!

For quite some time, people have been asking me if we could take PayPal as payment at, (my website.) And for just as long, I've been wanting to, but unable to figure out how to do it.

Well, tonight I found out that the shopping cart we use more or less has PayPal functionality built in. All you have to do is get the certificate from PayPal, and activate it.

So, as of several hours ago, when you put things into your shopping cart on my website, you'll find the little yellow PayPal Express Checkout button, up at the top. That's the one that takes you to the PayPal site, where you log in, authorize payment, and that's that.

If you'd rather use your PayPal credit card, you can do that, too! It's one of the Payment options, when you check out normally.

So there you go! And there was much rejoicing!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New Teasets for Easter in SL™

I've been busy in Second Life®, since Easter is right around the corner, and I've made 3 new tea sets to grace your festivities.

One is just a fun one, called "Easter Artist," with a bunny painting Easter Eggs.

Sculpted Tea Set, shown with and without tea served

One is a bunch of flowers, featuring an "Easter Lily".

Sculpted Tea Set, shown with and without tea served

The last one, done with a young friend in mind, is cuddly "Easter Bunnies" in a clump of violets.

Sculpted Tea Set, shown with and without tea served

The latter two will also be avaiable, with other napkins, after Easter, since they would be nice anytime.

As with all my tea sets, you, or anyone in the Group the set is Set to, can click the tray to serve tea, which causes the pot to steam gently, the cups to fill with fresh, hot tea, the creamer to fill with cream, and 3 yummy iced petit fours to appear on the plate.

Click again, and it all goes away, leaving sparkling clean dishes. (Oh, if only it were that easy in RL!)

Click on the napkin, and a menu pops up, in the upper right of your screen, that allows you to choose from 3 different embroidered napkins, and changes the glass of the tray to harmonize with them.

Anyone at all can click on the pot, and recieve an empty saucer to hold in their left hand, and a steaming cup of tea to hold in their right. Click on the cup, and they'll get a menu that lets them choose from among 11 different types of tea to "drink." (Animations for all of thiss are included in the items, of course.)

Click on the plate of petit fours, and you'll get your own plate with 3 of them, to hold in your left hand.

All this seasonal goodness is only L$450, Transfer Only. Available now at the Home and Garden Store, Livingtree (85, 128, 24) or in Practical Magic, on Serenite.

There's also a Doll's version of the "Easter Artist" set, with the other tea sets in Kick the Can, and wherever else my kid's things are sold.

Come check out the demo! I think you'll like it!