Friday, February 22, 2008

Special project - Collaboration peice with the lovely Hya of Silent Sparrow

I am one lucky girl. I have been a big fan of Hya's gorgeous clothing for some time now, and I've been blessed to find that she is not only talented, but unique, down to earth and a wonderful friend. Hya has been a color for me for a while now, with her distinctive tealy blue signature... and she's also been an inspiration for other projects of mine. When I started trinketing with jewelry, there was no question in my mind that eventually I'd like to do something to go with her lovely pieces.... The question would be How badly would I embarrass myself?

I mentioned something along the lines of maybe doing a set to go with one of her releases sometime.. oh.. last week? Little did I know she would give me the chance to do just that within days.

Last weekend, Hya passed me these lovely confections in gradient stripes and florals... Immediately what sprang to mind was victorian disneyesque gothica. I've been working almost nonstop on this set all week (computer permitting). I'll be releasing this set tomorrow, but theres no reason you cant have a sneaky peek at it.
(Do any of you actually read this thing anyway???) ^^

This dress immediately had me thinking spring, lush rolling meadows and little fat chickadees and bluebirds swarming amongst the butterflies. I wracked my brain wondering what in the world could I make for -this-? It wasn't all that hard. The hard part was getting the cameo I wanted accomplished. Warm iridescent shell, and a lovely victorian lady holding a fat little bird in the palm of her hand. This is the vision that came to mind.... I rather like her.

The set consists of a choker of ribbon with laces that trail down the back from a little bow, the necklace, the earrings.. and a brooch that is meant to nestle betwixt ones cleavage. Now... I wear an awful lot of suits (I really only wear dresses for shock value and out of very random urges... Its very rare that I'll be seen in a skirt.) And I really love this cameo... so the brooch bit doubles as a cravat pin. (You get both the cravat AND the brooch together when you buy them. One attaches at the chest, one attaches to the spine)

The bits come on their own, OR you can buy a Necklace set (necklace/earrings) Choker set (choker, earrings) Or the whole dang kit.. and it comes with.. well... all the pieces at a little bit of a discount :)

OH! All the pieces I sell are now : Copy/mod (on headpieces and neck bits) and Earrings/brooches are copy only.

If you would like to gift someone with a set, just let me know, I"ll give you a mod/trans set... until I get myself a vendor set up for gift purposes. (I don't bite,... much) :)

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to Hya... for being such a lovely muse, and a wonderful friend. :) And thank you to all of you out there for your encouragement and support :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentines / Anti Valentines day Gridwide Scavenger hunt!

Did you know that.......:

Balderdash is in a new location!!!! I know, I keep moving, theres a long story, I'll tell you all the nastiness in a little bit. Check my profile for the new LM. (Saiyge Lotus) I'll update the slurls here soon.

Theres a gridwide Valentines day hunt!!!! Balderdash is one of the participating stores, and I'm releasing two pairs of earrings for it :)

Over thirty designers have gotten together to produce a Valentine's Day Treasure Hunt that will span the grid! Each location will have a gift box hidden inside their store. The boxes will randomly change locations inside the store so you'll need to stay alert!

The starting location will be at This will not be open to the public open until 1:00am STL February 9.

The gift boxes will be displayed for you to see, and all instructions will be given at that time! Please read the signs at the location when you arrive, and follow the directions. Then head off across the grid to start your hunt!

The treasure hunt begins at 1:00am SLT February 9 and will continue until 11:00pm SLT February 11

Look for goodies for both men & women from the following designers:

~ *AE* ~ Accessories by Eolande ~ ANIMAH ~ AnnaH ~ Balderdash ~ Bodies by Oh! ~ Boingo ~ Calla ~ Caroline's Jewelry ~ Cassini Creations ~ CKS Designs ~ DaeSkins ~ Designing Nicky Ree ~ Elite Designs Furniture ~ enkythings ~ First Impressions ~ Hair Solutions ~ Hubby's Boutique ~ Ingenue ~ Irelyn ~ KessKreations ~ Kitchy/UOMO ~ Moonshine ~ PajamaRama ~ Philotic Energy ~ PrimPlay ~ Reaction ~ Rose Petal Creations ~ SecondWave Apparel ~ She's So Unusual Shoes ~ SYD: Style Your Destiny ~ Tea Monster Clothing ~ Textures 'r Us ~ Topaz Square ~ Vitamin Ci ~ Wilted Rose ~

Now.. for the more personal stuff....
My comp has been going through some nasty problems. My video card died on me this week, and I was using my backup. The problem with the backup is that the fan on -that- was faulty, and was unable to spin due to the housing around it. The card, was unstable, overheating, and shutting my computer down unexpectedly, which in turn, screwed up all files in my OS.

Last night, it reached the point where my system couldnt load anything without freezing out, and I wound up having to reformat my C drive. I was up until 5AM this morning trying to figure out why it then wasnt acknowledging my modem at all, when I finally gave up and went to bed for two hours.

This morning I Figured out the driver issue, got SL loaded, and got inworld just oh.. six hours late for the Valentines day hunt, tired, and just barely coherent enough to place the box down, and then get promptly ordered to bed by my other half.

Basically, the store moved out of Caledon as I was not sure I'd even be able to stay open for reasons both financial and because of the hardware/software issues.
I'm sure I'm forgetting things. I'll add more if I can think of it :)
But yay, the store is safe for a little while at least, and even better, FREE stuff at the store! Get goin! ;)