That Feeling…

That feeling 3

…when you crash and all your hard work just slips through your fingers…

Happy weekend guys I think I have written and scrapped about five attempts by now and doing pictures for them has not even happened.
This noon I had a great idea of redoing one of my earlier portraits – “Sunset Bath”. I custom made the pose based on the one I used in that other picture, created a custom windlight, moved the tub with me in it around about a gazillion times, finally landed on a composition, clicked the photography button and – crashed!

Then I took a lunch break. A long one.

That feeling 4

The feeling is not possible to describe and I bet most of you probably have been there. And I know, I should have saved the windlight and the pose, but I was fine tuning the pose until the last minute and forgot. So technically this mess is my fault. Hehe, always fun to admit ones own short comings.
Anyway, after my lunch I didn’t feel like recreating the picture. It was not even an original idea anyway, so maybe this whole misfortune was for the best even.

The main reason I really wanted to make this post is because I once again decided to throw some lindens at Catwa. This time I got Lona in return for my airborne money. And is she pretty! She channels what I want me to be in SL – killer bone structure yet cute as a button. Earlier I just wanted to be killer, but somehow few people ever saw me as anything but cute, haha. That is the compliment that has reigned supreme in my SL. No matter how tough, elegant or classy I thought looked I never managed to channel it into anything but cuteness, so now I am embracing it. Hold on to your insulin guys!

(By the way a sincere thank you to everyone out there who has ever called me cute. I don’t expect you to remember me and I don’t remember half of you, but thank you anyway

That feeling 2
But back to my killer cuteness or cuteness killer (haha, let’s stop there shall we) and why I ended up with Lona of all heads. I did not think I would like her from her pictures or the videos I saw of people reviewing her. She looked way to cutsey even for me and generally not my style. But one thing I have learned over the years is that never go by this first impression. It might be right over 75% of the time but what about those final 25%? Well, Lona is one of those for me. When I tried her on my shape, dressed her in my preferred skin and started tweaking the sliders to optimize her look I found she responded really well to it. It didn’t take me long before she had completely morphed into Nea and I could not wait for my paycheck to arrive so I could justify making her mine! And just before the weekend took off she came home with me. So that is what has had me wanting to blog the whole weekend. I just needed some inspiration for a post that was a little bit better then passable. And here it finally is just as the glorious weekend ends.

That feeling 1

Happy almost end of the weekend with

What I am gritting teeth in:

::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Megan. (L)
MI_Cami Romper with Lace MAITREYA (tinted)
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R and L V1.3
Slink Dynamic – Addon Nails Stiletto R and L v1.1

In these shots:
Bohemian Wagon (Adult) CHEZ MOI (modded by me) ( Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue(Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
.:revival:. boho bed (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. elegant rug (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade:  Venice Wardrobe Blue MT
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Stockholm&Lima:Lover’s Trail-Hers and His (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Bazar Forest – Pavilion (curtain texture by me)
Bazar Forest – Candle a
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Left)
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains Set1
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet Home

As the title says!
I have been away for a week on a “second honeymoon” with my hubby. We traveled 7 hours by train to our country’s capital and had a blast! We went to see a show with Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox complete in 1920’s gettup and I have been shopping waay to much, haha. And the shopping didn’t stop when I got home! I had a mini spree at ISON both at the C88 and their main store. Mini spree for me is two or more items at one store hehe, my budget rarely allow for more. But when I saw this snug cardigan at C88 I had to go get it. I wanted to get the silk slip too, but decided against it as I thought the fabric looked to heavy for my liking. I am very particular about my silk.

But enough about that, I also got home to find the Doco(c)rate waiting for me. I unboxed it under an hour after we got home and my brain cold hardly process the items I got. I felt like everything was useless to me and not to my liking at all. I felt so sad and considered not subscribing to the next box, but then I realized I was just beyond tired and decided to put it all aside for later and relax a bit. So I patiently sat down and watched some youtube videos of other people unboxing the crate.
Yesterday I could finally make sense of the items I got and appreciate them, and putting them together was a breeze.
Remember in one of my previous posts I made a greenhouse to go in my garden because I couldn’t find any that I liked on MP? Well [ keke ] heard my plea and offered up this gorgeous greenhouse for this months Deco(c)rate and I love it! It is so pretty and after I shrunk it down a bit it was the perfect size for my garden. Oh, and it comes complete with bird droppings on one side of the roof haha. I adore that detail!
My three other favorite items was the little table in the set from Serenity Style and the Meditation set from *HEXtraordinary*. I really needed a new Buddha statue as my old one is from 2012 I believe. I still love that one, but fresh blood is always good.
The third item is not in this picture, but in my bedroom. It is the lovely .:revival:. boho bed. It is so lovely that the moment I saw it I switched out my old bed from February’s crate.
I really liked this months crate when my mind settled down from travel mode, haha. I have found a use from many of the items, but is it only me or was the LI of the items in this crate higher than usual? I thought many of the items were very high LI compared to mesh items I usually see. I don’t know. I still like them, and it is my fault for filling my land up with a huge house:P I just thought I should put the question out there in case more people had noticed.
Anyway, I think I am gonna go back to demoing the latest bento head from Catwa. She also heard my wish and worries in Contemplating a Face Lift.  Now this is starting to get scary! Two wishes granted in under a month?!?
When I saw the teasers for Lona I didn’t think I would like her on me, but now that I have tried her I am very much considering investing. I am still gonna demo Lona for a few more days like I did the LeLutka one (which I obviously didn’t end up getting, still ye ol’ Catya for me), but this is something different! How long do you guys demo big purchases like that?

Somewhat less confused ❤ from Nea

What I am somewhat less confused in:
TRUTH HAIR Zoya [Unrigged] (group gift)
TRUTH HAIR Bangs [Dbl Side Wavy] (group gift)
ISON – agnes cardigan -maitreya- (pink)
Blueberry – Rylai – Tight Dress – Maitreya – Cream
L’Etre – Harper&Kittie eyeshadows Palette (group gift)
Lip tint by me

In this picture:
[ keke ] old garden greenhouse
Vagabond – Mojave Decal (tintable)
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Mediation Altar – Set
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows
Bohemian Wagon (Adult) CHEZ MOI
Serenity Style- Bohemian Table
ARIA – Palermo Potted Narcissus Papyraceus
ARIA – Palermo Armchair
:CP: Free Spirit Cabinet

AF Monogram Luggage Bag
Traveler-Bag 1
Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook

Contemplating a Face Lift

Hello everybody. Ready for a load of mess and rambling?

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For the last few weeks I have felt really torn about the new bento heads coming out from Catwa and LeLutka. I have been a Catwa fan since before they started making mesh heads and I have always liked how their heads look. They feel like me, or three of them does at least. And I love LeLutka hair, their Swish line is so wonderful! But I never fell for their mesh heads. They always felt a bit stiff to me. I can’t really think of any better way to describe them, god knows I have tried, haha.
My current bento head which I love is Catya by Catwa, but there is no definition in the hollow of the cheek on this head and I miss that. I own Annie and Sarah from their regular mesh head line and Sarah has amazing bone structure which I tried to replicate with Catya. As you can see in my pictures I don’t think I am that far off.

I have demoed Kimberly and Lilo, but both fall short for me. Kimberly just doesn’t feel right and Lilo has too narrow eyes for my taste. I really thought Lilo was my new head though, she kinda reminded me of Sarah in the first pictures released of her. I was so disappointed when I could not make a shape for her that I loved D,:

So today I decided I was going to pick up the demo of the new bento mesh head from LeLutka called Chloe, to see if it had something going for it. And for the first time I am feeling like LeLutka has at least hit the target for me, it is not a bullseye but not too far off either. I like the eyes, face shape, chin and the lips look more alive than on normal LeLutka heads.

I have been demoing both Chloe and Simone 2.0 since I logged on today, about 6 hours. In that time I have demoed skins, hairs and just hung out at home while I do some RL stuff in between. Chloe really started growing on me, but as I sat down to write this post I am feeling myself falling out of love with her again…

– So I got interrupted by RL yet again while I was typing that last sentence and when I look at Chloe now I kinda like her in a way again. The face shape really is gorgeous and so are the eyes, but the shape of the nose and those lips are still bugging me. Don’t really know what it is though.

As you may notice I am still very much on the fence about my second bento head. I am really wanting a new one with those nice pronounced cheekbones, but I don’t want to settle for something I don’t love completely. Neither Kimberly or Lilo is an option for me, Simone got those stiff lips and I am not too keen on Chloe’s nose or lips. But so far LeLutka looks to be my best bet which feels strange.

This is moving us on to the real reason for me writing this post. I feel guilty about maybe moving on from Catwa. I rarely switch between bodyparts and when I move on from one avatar enhancement product I usually never go back. I had the same feelings of guilt when I changed body from Slink to Maitreya. Now I only see what I don’t like about the Slink bodies. I am afraid this will happen with my Catwa heads as well. *sigh* I know this is silly perhaps, but it is my reality at the moment.
So to finish this up I am still undecided about my next bento head and no closer to a choice. And I am wondering if I am alone in my guilt when moving one from one designer to the next? Please say I am not alone!

Confused ❤ from Nea

What I am contemplating in:

[LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – StrawberryBlonde
LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6-DEMO

Soy. Vanty Set – C88 Limited Fatpack
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Red
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Nude
Bazar Forest – Candle b (modded)
[LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – StrawberryBlonde
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6-DEMO

Creative self care

Creative self Care 2

It has been a few stressful days in RL so when I came on SL today I didn’t think I was gonna do a post, but then inspiration hit me. I have modded my Scarlet Creative home and added a row of french doors on the opposite side of the house where there was a wall before. I like my view and prefer as many windows as possible in my home. Even if this view only is of the waterfall and stone wall of my plot border. I still think it is nice to feel like the outside almost comes inside and vice versa.
I also dug through my inventory to find my old favourite: this reading blanket from Off Brand Furniture. I don’t know if they are still in business, but the couples poses are wonderful and I might need to try and drag my hubby with my into SL so I can get a couple of shots of the both of us on this prim wonder. Amazingly this blanket with all props comes in at only 13LI which is actually quite good. The props also move around to fit each pose, so there is a lot of versatility in this item. The texture selection is almost unmatched with so many textures for the books, individual pillows and even your reading material. I have brought this blanket with me from my most goth days up till what you see today which is very much pastels. Yikes, I never thought I’d see the day!

Creative self Care
Well anyway moving on but still sticking to the colour scheme is my new lace blouse from Asteia called Scarlet. I bought it a couple of days ago and I love it. I have known about Asteria for some time but never bought anything from them, but after I visited their main store and got to try the demos on for free, (they are 1L$ on the marketplace) I have decided I need at least a few things more from them. The rigging is spot on for my Maitreya Lara body and the textures are very nice. Even better is the prices which is very reasonable indeed and you get items that are a little out of the box from what we normally see. But still all quite wearable, which is important to me.
Still rocking the Doux hair I got last week in my new favourite colour. I wish more creators would do more strawberry blond shades. I looked a while, not that I have gone through all of SLs hair designers, but of all my favourites only Doux and Magika does nice strawberry blonds. Does any of you guys know about other creators that make those lovely light red shades?

Well, I think that is all from me this week. And it has been a good week overall, both in RL and SL. I wish you all happy Saturday and can’t wait to see you again next week ❤

Asteria”Scarlet”[Maitreya] Blouse – Beige
TETRA – Pencil Skirt (Rose) – Maitreya
Medusa Shoes Patent Coral
L’Etre. Les accessoires – Veronique flower crown (repositioned)
DOUX – Veronique Hairstyle [M]
alaskametro<3 “Basix” lingerie Clarity – Omega Classic HUD (Wearing opaque and lace bra layered)
alaskametro<3 “Fall Essentials” makeup palette – Omega TESTER (eyemakeup only, tinted pink)
liptint applier made by me

Skye Twisted Tree
:::OBF::: Couple Reading Blanket (Texture Change)
Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White)

JVTEK LandMap Magic

This is not going to be a tutorial, I just wanted to share my joy for this product! If you want an in depth tutorial please check out this Youtube video . So with that out of the way here we go:

I wanted to share this amazingly cool item called the JVTEK LandMap with you guys. It is my holy grail for the garden and will completely transform your land! As it is a bit of a job to get it to match up when doing larger than 32×32 sized land that is not free of decorating items. So I forgot to take pictures mid process, but I recreated it as best I could.

JVTEK LandMap joy 1
This is the scanner set up and mapping the land at it’s default size. Particles must be on for this if not you are setting yourself up for a harder job than you need to. You can move those little beacons that emits the fence of light to make the mapped area bigger or smaller as you need to.

JVTEK LandMap joy 2

In the next shot you see the LandMap laid down. It originally has a texture with the JVTEK LandMap logo on them, but as I said I forgot to take pictures of that.
To get to this point you have to lock the scanner and go to the web page it directs you to and from there save the sculptie to your chosen folder and from there upload it as a normal texture to SL. Or sculpties if you needed more than one scanner to cover your land. I used four for mine. And yes, you heard that right I said sculptie! These things are ye ol’ sculpties. I have said I love old stuff! Don’t be scared though you won’t notice what they are and they are pretty low land impact. My four ones linked together come in at only 8LI.
When you have uploaded the sculptie texture it will have a name and you just drop them on the scanner with the same name. Double check the names so you drop them in the right place.

JVTEK LandMap joy 3

In this shot you see me all happy bout having my chosen texture laid out on my LandMap, although my new, but my new little frenchie doesn’t look too impressed. I think it is rather awesome though, haha.
You can use the scanners to texture your land if you wanted too, it says how to in the manual, which is very easy to follow. But I chose to delete the scanners at this point and just texture manually. It works just as good for my needs.
It is also at this point I go and fix the places where the land underneath pokes through at some places. This is one of the things you need to keep in mind when using this tool. If your land settings are too extreme or you went nuts with the terraforming the LandMap won’t cover everything perfectly. But it is easily fixed either following the LandMap manual or the lazy way like me, just go and lower the bits that poke through a tad. Go easy on the strength though.

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At this last picture you can see some of the problems the LandMap has with extreme terraforming. This part of my land is usually covered by the Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope) and my 1 Prim Privacy Pine Grouping  (not shown here and normally retextured with my own texture) so it doesn’t bother me, but I thought I should take the opportunity to show you how you should not do it when using this tool.
When done with the new ground texture I would also normally retexture the base of my items from Skye like the Enchanted Woods and Twisted tree to match. I just kept it’s normal texture to clearly show that it is not part of the LandMap.

So this is it for now. And I think we can all agree about my claim in my first blog post that I would be here very week at most actually meant several times a week, haha. I am really enjoying this and I also just realized that this blog is now a month and a day old, so maybe some celebrations is in order? I’ll at least have some cake!

Thanks for reading guys ❤

What I am gardening in:
DOUX – Veronique Hairstyle [M]
L’Etre. Les accessoires – Veronique flower crown
*JB* Meghan Shirt – Sky – Maitreya
*JB* Meghan Scarf – Maitreya
Blueberry – Pizza Jeans – CutieBootie – Maitreya
T – Hayato Sneakers Tip-Toe [Manifold] (F) (older gacha)
Alchemy – Doge –  French bulldog – Cream (older gacha)
l&e Boho rings A left and A&B right silver (Vista Bento hands) (tinted)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette

In these shots:
stones I. 8 pcs = 1 prim
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody (grass part with my own texture on it)
Beach edge 1 (Curtsey of Willowdale)
Willowdale wave – shallow (Curtsye of Willowdale)
Beach sand blur (Curtsye of Willowdale)
JVTEK LandMap scanner
JVTEK LandMap finished and textured with my own texture

Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope)
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
LAQ Decor ~ Medium Birch (Summer) – Animated
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall with Door and without
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large –
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1B
Waterfall and rock wall in the background (Curtsey of Willodale)

Getting the Garden Together

Getting the garde together closeup

I got started on the garden, and this time it is going the right way! Yaay! After several fails I finally got on the right track and the garden is coming along nicely. I made myself this makeshift conservatory, or greenhouse, I am not sure what name one normally use. But anyway, it is made of some mesh walls I got ages ago from ZimberLab and some lovely textures from even longer back. As you all hopefully know by now I am a big fan of the old goldies. I am looking for a a more detailed conservatory in mesh to put up instead of this one, but so far I haven’t found one to my linking that is not a boatload of prims, so textures it is for now.
I really like how the conservatory turned out though. At first I tried with the old and/or broken glass in, but then I went nuts with the alpha masking and boom – there we go. A naked greenhouse with all it’s rusty bits hanging out. It actually feels more cozy like this, god knows why, haha.
To road test it I threw together this quick scene inside and snapped a few shots. I used mostly Deco(c)rate items and my trusted old fern specimens from Apple Fall, and a new addition to my AF collection. More about that later;)

Getting the garden together

The Twisted Tree from Skye is another new addition to my garden. Have had my eyes on it for a while, but I think twice before splurging on a tree of this L$ magnitude. It is worth it though and it changes with the season on touch, which is great! And it adds a wonderful touch of character to my little land.

Now to the news from Apple Fall. It is their contribution to Mad Peas Feed a Smile International Food Fair. I don’t go to events often as my budget rarely allows for it, but if my eyes stick to a particular item being sold only on that fair my interest is peaked. And this is what happened when I saw AF’s notecard about their item. I love macarons in the real world, I love making them and eating them so it only makes sense to get some in Second Life as well. And this Macaron Decor set is so beautifully made. You get both items, the box and the sketchbook and they are 1 LI each which is amazing for people like me who love to overstuff their land with all sorts of knick knack. The textures are great as always and I love the small leaves scattered over and around the box.

Getting the garden together Apple Fall closeup

DOUX – Veronique Hairstyle [M]
-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
Blueberry – Cake Leggings – Regular – Maitreya
Deviance – Milady’s Slipper (Melon)

Skye WhiteBox Textures – Broken Windows
ZimberLab_wallsA_straight_4m
AF Fern Specimen
Second Spaces – Mood Lighting – skyline – left
Second Spaces – Mood Lighting – circle – right
.:revival:. slim chair II – Deco(c)rate
.:revival:. elegant rug
Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook
[ keke ] refurbished spring drawer
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp
Botanical – Forest Ruins Tower Ivy 5
Skye Twisted Tree
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
. a i s l i n g . Old Fountain
LAQ Decor ~ Mossy Stonewall

Stripped for Ideas!

Stripped for ideas portriat

You know when you have this glorious idea in your head about something and then you try to make it a reality right? And when you do it looks nothing like you imagined and you can’t for the life of you find out what is wrong. That has been me with my little piece of land in Second Life for the last few days. It has looked about the same since I moved in here last year and I have been wanting to make it over for this summer.
So today, I took the plunge, removed most of my landscaping, reverted my terraforming, grabbed my house with furniture and all and started playing around. After the first tries I fathomed my mistake though. I have had this idea in my head for a while, but obviously it was not done forming in there and really not ready to come out. So here I am stuck with a land that looks nothing like I want for all my neighbours to see, haha.
I really wanted to have some nice pictures of my land to show you guys since terraforming and landscaping has been one of my passions for years but alas, here we are. And you just get a tiny bit of it. I really like the lonely lamp post though, so I might keep that somewhere.

Stripped for ideas

It is not all bad though as I treated myself to some new stuff again. I got a new hair from Doux and this jacket from TETRA, one of my favourite stores. I really like this shade of red from Doux, it is so much lighter than most other brands and strangely I have been craving lighter and lighter hair. As I have mentioned I started with black hair and now I am pushing blond! Where will this end?!
Anyway moving on: This jacket Open Back Jacket from TETRA is so lovely. Really simple crop top style from the front but with a lovely open back. I adore it even though my new hair is covering the drama. It goes wonderfully with my TETRA pencil skirt too.

So I’ll round this off here with disappointment but hopes for the future. I think I’ll even do a post on what I use to change my ground texture. Now that I am looking forward to.
See you all soon ❤

What I am stripped for ideas in:

DOUX – Veronique Hairstyle [M]
L’Etre. Les accessoires – Veronique flower crown
TETRA – Open Back Jacket (Pink) – Maitreya
TETRA – Pencil Skirt (Rose) – Maitreya
Zoe Heels by Alpha Female

Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
[DDD] Traditional Grass
[DDD] Traditional Grass (with my own reed texture)
KIDD*REED CATTAIL*SHORT THICKET*UserMenu*Sound A
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody (with my own grass texture)
Everything else is curtsy of Willowdale Estate

Falling angel

falling angel 1

falling angel 2

 

falling angel 3

falling angel 4

Those nights when you can’t sleep because you got an idea for a photo and you try to figure out how to translate it into Second Life.
That was me about 4 am last night, The idea looked quite different than the finished product, but I still like it.

Except for the wings I shopped my inventory for this one with old hair and applier lingerie.

Poses made with Animare Pose & Animation system
lassitude & ennui Seraphim wings – rainbow
.Olive. the Flutterbee Hair – Redheads
*BE Designs* – Audrey. Omega Appliers HUD

Serenity

Some days I Just feel the need to escape to a serene place. A place where no problems can enter and no worries appear.

Serenity

I don’t like cherubs really. I have been gifted many over the years by unknowing relatives and well meaning aunts, but I never liked them. I tried. Very hard, but nope!

Then I got this antique cherub lamp from HEXtraordianry and my first thought was ‘great! I hate those things.’ But I told myself to put it out and see if I could make it work. It is very well made after all, and I do like lamps. I have a major thing for lamps really. So I put the lamp in my hallway, positioned my camera and was hit with a sensation of peace and tranquility. Nothing in view outside but dry grass, some branches and miles of ocean an sky. I really feel like the lamp on the Scarlet Creative console makes this snapshot. I don’t know how or why but it just works, at least it does for me right now and that is nice.

Have a great weekend guys ❤

 

*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade:  Venice Console White MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
PPK Mesh wood docks rustic

Deco(c)rate “Timeless Romance”

Let me first get this out of the way: “Squeeeeel!”

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Ok, I am good!
As you might have guessed from the title and my noises of joy the February Deco(c)rate has arrived. And this months theme was Timeless Romance. I logged on and went straight to work this morning, not even bothering with coffee or breakfast first.
At first I was not sure what to do with the shineys I had received this month, but as I found after the first cup of coffee I was just a bit overwhelmed and after some errands in the real world, I came back to SL to have fun with my new stuff.
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One of my absolute favourite items in this months crate was the Stockholm&Lima Lover’s Trail his and hers so I built my scene around that. And since valentines day is coming up and romance was the theme of the month it really made sense to stick to the bedroom.

When I put together a scene I always imagine a story to go with it, nothing long or elaborate, just something to explain to myself how and why things have ended up where they have. In my post I made Coffee and Apple Pie you guys got a glimpse of how one of these stories go in my mind.
With this photo the story started with the Lover’s Trail and in my mind they lead from the repurposed cart from Sari-Sari over to that lovely Ginny bed from MudHoney. That is just my basic story and from there I added in all the little stuff I felt the scene needed.
The only problems I had with this scene was which light to shoot it in and that the bed is too neatly made. I feel like it could have looked even better if it was a bit more messy. It certainly would fit my story just a tad better that way;) I did several snapshots in different lighting but landed on two favourites, fashionably light and a dark late afternoon version. I really can’t decide on which one is my favourite so I included both in this post. Which do you guys like best?

The surroundings my story is unfolding (or has unfolded) in:

Sari-Sari – Repurposed Cart
[ keke ] refurbished spring drawer
Serenity Style- All for love suitcase
Serenity Style- All for love roses
Second Spaces – Mood Lighting – tabletop2
:CP: Forgotten Places Fireplace – Fresh
Pewpew! Little Rounded Candle
MudHoney Ginny Bed Adult – Vintage
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp
Stockholm&Lima:Lover’s Trail-His
Stockholm&Lima:Lover’s Trail-Hers
Vagabond – Brielle’s Valance (only the stringlights)
.:revival:. elegant rug
Bazar Forest – Pavilion (with my own lace curtain texture at this time)
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase
Bazar Forest – Candle aForest – Candle a
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1