Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Vermilion - Available for Download

My newest creation is now available:

This is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Modern home with plenty of luxurious living to spare.  This home features a 2-car garage, Music/Art space, formal living with a grand piano, master suite with fireplace, and digital aquariums in the dining area and living area.  The color palate of this house is bright and a little retro in style - I went out on a limb with the colors on this house, but I really think they work.  I hope you all like it as well.

**This lot is 3rd-party CC/Pattern Free!**

Ample store content was used in this lot.  I used items from the following sets:
- BahHaus
- Ultra Lounge Bedroom/Living
- Collectionne Stancke
- Surf, Sun & Sand Sleep
- Contemporary Comfort Bedroom
- Mid-Century Fantasy Living

Individual items from The Store that I used are as follows:
I Love Me Mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Reach for the Heavens
Gothique Relics
Lemon Lime Tradition Painting
Coco Counter
Oceania Orb Lantern
Aurora LushStyle Sconce
Boxception Pendant Light
Grecian Chair
Haute Hip Floral Painting
Haute Hip Bookshelf
Woven Wicker Trunk
The Dramatic Palm
Regency Palm **May need to have the Regency Arcade for this item - couldn't find it for individual sale.

Premium Content used:
Uber Sani-Sim Toilet
Warbling Windchimes

That should include everything.  :)

Please Download/Rec/Favorite !!
Dowload Link:
Vermilion Luxury Modern

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Here's some more pics showing progress on my latest WIP.  If any of you can think of what I should call this house, please do share. :D
I'm at a loss what to call it for now.  On to the pics!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Not related to building ... but ....

So just warning anyone who's browsing forums about another Troll to watch out for.  I've been reporting her for some time, to no effect (Thanks EA for being so on top of it all).

She goes under the name RhenX3.  So please, don't feed the trolls. ;-)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Smooth Sailing

After a busy weekend, I jumped on Sims today and added a little more to my WIP.  Here's some sneak peeks into the back yard and the outdoor area.

How do you think it's coming along?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Picture-Spam Time!

Just one little pic showing the update to my recent WIP.  I'm very satisfied with it so far - hope you are, too!

Happy Simming, y'all!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Stumped on a modern request

I'm fulfilling another request, this time for a modern with 3 bedrooms and everything on a larger scale than the last.  Moderns are actually NOT a strong-point so for me personally, I really have to push my creativity to make them.  So here's what I've got so far:

Unlike most builds, this one I'm just going with the flow and building what I think up as I go along.  My normal (and more comfortable format) is to draft on graph paper, sketch out ideas (tho I'm not an artist by any means) and then start building in-game.  Well, I wasn't getting too many ideas so I just opened up the game and got what you see above.  I'm completely happy with the idea of the garage and stairs and entry point.  Everything else is open to change.  I just need to figure out exactly what I'm doing.  I think it's back to the graph paper for now.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Available for Download! Green With Envy

This is a 1 bedroom/1.5 bath loft-style Modern home.  Live in the lap of luxury in this house that offers a little of it all.  There's a private patio off the bedroom, a laundry room and spa-bath.  Outdoor kitchen and dining and entertainment area, pool and secluded hot tub for fun times!
**NO CC/Patterns included in this lot**

Store items from the following sets were used:
Luxury Spa Set
Lux Lounge Spa
FULL Ultra Lounge Set** (I used all types of items, so just to be safe, I tagged the whole set)
Collectionne Stancke

Miscellaneous Items:
Haute Hip Wall Tree Light
Look to the West Window
Flux Flora
Murano Wood Block Knife Stock
Uber-Sani Toilet
Friendly Office Lamp
Bargain Lamp

I think that 'bout sums it up.  So, there ya go. Enjoy!
Green W/ Envy House

Coming Soon - Green With Envy

Well. The name is a work-in-progress.... But I'm done with this house, just play-testing the lot.  I think I'll have it ready to upload tomorrow.

Have a better name for this house?  Then share it with me! I'd love to know what you think this lot should be called.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Few Revisions

Here's a pic-update to the modern I'm working on.  It's proven (like every other build) to be a challenge.  Sometimes I think, "Oh this'll be a cinch! One bedroom, easy!"
Not exactly so.  But I think after some finagling of walls, putting in fireplaces and adding windows I have a great start... it just took some time.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

NEW Metro-Modern WIP

Hi Folks!

So I have another request from a simmer, crs9900, that I started on last night.  I got the paint/textures worked out today and got all the exterior details ironed out -- just need to figure out window placements....

This is a 1BR/1.5BA 2-story Modern home that will feature spacious living areas, laundry room and a study.  There will be (tho they're not added yet) three fireplaces; one in the bedroom/loft and the other in the living room and study.  There will be a pool, pond, hot tub and outdoor living space.... despite the lot size of 30x30, there will be a lot going on in this lot... I just hope my design has enough space and that I can get everything crs9900 requested into this house.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

*Fusion* A Modern-Zen House

The request for FullMetalWolfBabe is done -- whew! There was a lot to it, but I'm really happy with how this came out. :)

First, this house has no 3rd-party CC.  That makes things A LOT easier, doesn't it?  I used items from Base game, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Town Life and Pets.  Store items were used in this home.  Asian Fusion (set) and odds-and-ends that ought to be free were also used.

This home (as stated in a previous post) is a four bedroom, two and a half bath modern-zen home.  There's a fishable pond, a green house with basic vegetation, outdoor living space, pool and zen garden.  The back yard is also private for the most part - no nosy neighbor-sims will be bothering you there!

**Pics will come soon** I'm just too lazy tired tonight to put them up, but I did put custom pics up with the actual house.  If you're interested to see the house, and possibly download it (shameless hint) then you can view it in my studio on the official Sims 3 site Here

Picture Spam

Okay, just a little something to tempt the three or four people reading this blog about a WIP I started last night.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Available for Download! Summercrest

My craftsman Ranch house is finished and ready to download.  Please be aware that this house does contain both transferable and non-transferable CC, this includes some patterns.  Non-transferable patterns are listed below.
First, let me share all the non-transferable CC you need to download before downloading the house from my studio.  It is important to download the CC first so that the items will appear/work correctly as I intended for them.
Non-Transferable CC to download:

Curtain Height Adjustment (Non-Core Mod)

Fractional Walls by alexpilgrim

Simple Siding by PlasticBox

Tile Patterns by JaneSamborski

Country Windows by HugeLunatic

The Fiorella Sims2 flower conversion by goodywood

And now, to share with you the CC that transfers with the download:

-Awesims Matching Sidewalk Spray Paint tool
(located in Build Mode under Spray Paint)

-Redwood Long Lattice Fence by Apple @ TSR

- Shingle Pattern by samusa06 @ TSR

- Brick Pattern by ung999 @ TSR

- Quatrefoil pattern by Zhaana @ TSR

-There are possibly a couple more patterns used that I do not know exactly who created them.  Should any of you recognize them, please let me know and I'll credit the creators.  And to all the creators listed above - Thank you!

Now on to the picture-spamming:

*Please note: This house has been fully play-tested and I came across no routing issues.

Sneak Peek into my next WIP

I still have 2 other WIPs I want to finish before starting in on anything new.  But I think I found the next house I want to create.  It'll look a little something like this:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Craftsman Update

Here's a WIP I had shown in an older post -- thought I'd lost it when I installed Pets since the windows are CC.  But thankfully, the creator updated/patched the set so now it works with Pets. Woot!

Here's a pic update:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Update to Zen Modern

Hi Ya'll --

I thought I'd share a few pics updating what I've done with the WIP for fullmetalwolfbabe.  I've decided to go with the 2nd build I created with her specs in mind.

This is going to be a 4 bedroom/2.5 bath house with a basement that will provide space for a study and a game room.
The floor plan (like with most if not all moderns) will be open and the outside landscaping will feature a Zen Garden (that you can see the beginnings of above), green house, pool and pond. Whew! It's gonna be a lot of work.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Bold Modern

This is another WIP -- a different take on the same request I'm attempting to fulfill for simmer FullMetalWolfBabe ...

Whaddya think?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

NEW Modern Zen WIP

So here's a house that I'm working on per request for a fellow simmer.  This is supposed to be a Modern, Zen-like home with 4 bedrooms.  The requester wants there to be a pond, pool, zen garden and green house. Apparently (looking at my notes now while I'm typing) she also wants a basement (dammit!), study, and game room....
Arg, I hate basements.  They're really not tricky unless you forget to actually build the basement before actually building the house.  Just like in real life, you build from the ground up.  Logically, you cannot build a basement underneath an existing house, and that's pretty much how the game acts as well... I've seen people build basements with an existing house but it takes a lot of finagling and patience.... Patience is something I don't have nearly enough of as it is, so I'm not sure now how I'm going to finish this house for her with a basement, but I'll figure something out...
Oh well.
So here's a couple of pics of the exterior:

Monday, November 7, 2011

CC Issues with Pets, Anyone?

For those out there who had their share of third party CC and then decided to get the Pets EP, I feel your pain in loosing any CC you had.

I have lost all CC items I once had and so far I'm unable to get them back as they're unsupported by the new EP. :(  Big-Frowny-Face

So my previous WIPS are no longer in existence since I also had to do a clean install with Pets.  Boo!

I'm not too torn up about it, though, as I know if I really want to re-create the houses I can.  Being the perfectionist I am, I draft all my ideas on graph paper before actually building in-game, so I'm okay with the loss of WIPs far more than I'm okay with the loss of all my CC.... I had loads.

Anyway, so I am working on a Zen-inspired Modern house per request from a fellow simmer, so when I get a chance I'll update the blog with pics.  Right now I'm not sure of the style, so we'll see.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween House

Hello again Simmers,

I am trying to finish up another WIP.  Again.  Yes, I have another work-in-progress.  Not sure if this will make the finish line but I'm hoping.  The interior layout is kind of a mess but the outside of the house is pretty much set.
There are some finishing touches needed for the exterior but this is about the look intended... It's kind of Twinbrook-style with the swampy yard.  But that banyan tree to the right is spooky and it seems to fit... right?
Anyway, I hope to have this done this week and to have it up on the Halloween thread that simGuruPoptart started.  Maybe it'll be featured?  It's probably too much to hope considering I was lucky to get 2 of my previous Halloween lots featured simultaneously.
But you never know.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Brief Sad News

Well, (insert BIG sigh) I lost the town I was working on in CAW.  CAW is still a beta tool, and as such, suffers from some software issues.  I was getting corrupt data into my saves somehow and CAW started crashing.  So, I've put world-building on hold indefinitely.  I'm so frustrated by the loss, I can't think of building another world right now.  But I do want to try again.  I've seen some fantastic worlds come out of everyday simmers and I'd like to try and be another.

In other news, I'm still building in Sims 3 itself.  So there's no sign of that stopping any time soon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mulberry Farms - Pets-friendly farm

I have a new lot to share!

This house is called Mulberry Farms and is for a competition going on over in the Gift Gathering section of the official forums.  Betty_me is hosting the contest to find the best farmhouse that is ready for the nearly-here Pets Expansion Pack.

This is the real house my creation is based off of:

I actually live in a very rural area of Georgia, tons of cotton farms all around.  This house has always struck me as eye-catching.  Maybe it's just that rich red color, I don't know.  But shortly after moving to Georgia in 2010 I knew I wanted to re-create this house.  It was fun to build, I must say.

Here's what my version looks like:

and here's a slideshow with tons more pictures, including interior shots.  This is a CC-Free lot.  However, there are various store items.
This isn't a complete list, but does entail the ones that I can think of off-hand that I used:
Frontier Finds Kitchen & Living (mainly just the stove, cabinets, counters and sofa)
Fall Fruition (free items)
Harvest Bounty (free items)
In the Dawn of Sims (free items)
Eye of the Bolder '10 (free items)
Regal Living items (mainly light fixtures)
Contemporary Comfort Bedroom
"Cornucopia" - painting from Hewnsman set
Generation Clock - free item
Club Vaindenburger - club chairs only
Shhh-It's a Library Door - from the Hewnsman set (this is the front door of the house)
Provence Set - mainly just the cabinet with the cooking stuff on it

If you're curious to download the lot, you can download it Here.  Please be sure to give it a rec' if you like it.

New Craftsman

I have to say my favorite style of home is the Craftsman style, generally one story, homes.  I love them especially, when they're sort of dated like the 50's bungalows.  See?

They're so homey, so warm and inviting.  Definitely my favorite style - and I love building them.

So here's another Craftsman-style home I'm working on in Sims-land.  There are CC patterns and the windows are CC, but hopefully that won't stop people from enjoying and downloading.  If only EA would create more building options for simmers like me - then I wouldn't resort to CC to get what I'm looking for.

Hope you like - I'm sure I'll be able to finish this up by next week or so.  And for anyone who's curious, this house is a 2 car garage, 3 bedroom/2 bath house.  It'll be a nice little family home.