.. must be winter in my heart ..


We are just around the corner from the next round of The Arcade Gacha Shopping Event.  The December round is always one of my favorites because so much of the focus is on Christmas and holiday activities, winter fun, decor and all. The designers put their fingers to the bone and bring some awesome items that you will want to collect to decorate your home, your avatar and your surroundings.  Another good thing about The Arcade in December is that it opens with plenty of time to do ALL your Christmas shopping with everything so easily transferrable!  Take a look at the Shopping Guide and plan on just how you will spend your lindens!


In this post, I am previewing so much cuteness from The Arcade designers including 22769 – [bauwerk]; Kalopsia; Lost Junction; Ariskea; Trompe Loeil; JIAN; Mutresse; Mon Cheri; YS&YS; The Horror; Birdy; ARIA; CLAVv; Schadenfreude; ChicaChica; fri.day; and Exile.




The Scene:
From The Arcade Gacha Event – December 2016 Round @


  • Kalopsia – Gabriel’s Wreath
  • Kalopsia – Gabriel’s Metal Tree
  • Kalopsia – Gabriel’s Chair – Pillows
  • Trompe Loeil – Christmas Pillow Pile
  • Trompe Loeil – Metal Train With Presents
  • Trompe Loeil – Barrel Wall Hanging
  • ARIA – Sunday Morning Settee – RARE
  • [LJ] Chilly Cheer – Hot Chocolate Tray (Rare)
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Window Coffee Table – COMMON
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Sloppy Cottage Rug – COMMON
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Deer Dali – COMMON
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Drapes – COMMON
  • Mutresse-Confused-Dalmatian Puppies
  • Mutresse-Frustrated-Dalmatian Puppies
  • JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Stocking Pupper (Speckles)
  • JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Held Pup (Grey)
  • MC.Holidays / Wall Decor Log Tree Dark/# Player Reward /


  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rustic Cottage – RARE
  • #4 MC.Holidays / Nisse Hans / Red RARE
  • Birdy. Cabaret – Star string light – Gift ❤
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 01 Wooden Tree RARE
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 16 Starry
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 07 Tree Ball yellow
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 07 Tree Ball red
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 08 Tree Ball fuxia
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 14 Lighters
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 09 Holdy
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 07 Tree Ball green
  •  *YS&YS* Xmas 08 Tree Ball grey
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 07 Tree Ball aqua
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 08 Tree Ball orange
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 08 Tree Ball rose
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 15 Hubert
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 13 Randy
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 05 Lights Jar A
  • *YS&YS* Xmas 06 Lights Jar C
  • Schadenfreude Badger Badger!
  • Schadenfreude Mushroom Badger!
  • Schadenfreude Huffle Badger!
  • :::ChicChica::: Tree decor
  • Ariskea[Season of Giving] Wreath
  • The Horror!~ Neon Aesthetic – X-Mas Tree REWARD
  • Trompe Loeil – Rustic Sleigh With Presents
  • Trompe Loeil – Morovian Tin Star Light
  • Trompe Loeil – Outdoor Metal Lantern
  • Trompe Loeil – Carved Reindeer
  • C L A Vv. Light Terrarium – Triangle (Ground) Bronze
  • C L A Vv. Light Terrarium – Hexagon (Ground) Bronze
  • JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Wander Pup (Grey)
  • JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Tangled Lights RARE
  • JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Wander Pup (Brown)

Other Inside:
{what next} Christmas Gift Box Tower
{what next} Christmas Gift Box (Gingerbread)
{what next} Christmas Gift Box (Nordic)
{what next} Christmas Gift Box (Red Dots)

Other Outside:
kudzu decor – Christmas Pine Garland – Red
Botanical – boxwood hedges
Garden by anc slight wildgrass {moon white} / FIELD
Silver Birch from Studio Skye
Sari-Sari – Wood Slab Path (Winter)
Skye Four Season Oak Tree
Skye Scots  Pine Forest
Skye Snow Formations

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: [theSkinnery] Daria Catwa Applier – Honey
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair: Exile:: Snow Fall (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Earrings: EarthStones Dragonfly Earring – Multi
Necklace: EarthStones Dragonfly Necklace – Multi
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Bracelet: EarthStones Dragonfly Cuff Bracelet – Multi
Ring: EarthStones Dragonfly Ring – Multi
Top: ::C’est la vie !:: Wil cardigan (olive) – Maitreya (ShinyShabby)
Tights:  Izzie’s – Cozy Tights
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Boots: fri. – Greta.Boots (Olive) (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Facial Scars:  DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Cuts & Scars* No. 2
Tattoo:  White Widow Chocolat

an lár [poses] Constant Series – Four @


.. kraftwork ..



I always love finding new creators and creations in our virtual world.  This time I’ve been blessed to find that new creator amongst my friends.  Nodnol Jameson is not new to Second Life, but she is just now bringing her 3D creation skills to the grid.  With her new store, Kraftwork, she presents whimsical, unique, useful and cool creations for our homes.  Nod is very creative and fun-loving and this shows with the items that she has created.  With the help of her  partner, Oobleck (Allagash) the Kraftwork brand has been pre-marketed and received very favorably via social media and word of mouth.  If you are familiar with the couple, you might also remember that this is the team that brought us “West of the Rain“, a sim that I blogged a few months ago.



I finally had the opportunity to visit the new store last night.  First of all, the Kraftwork store makes me smile from the landing point through the build.  It is located inside a cardboard house in the sky – the same house that as a smaller model serves as the packaging for the goods sold in the store.  As you walk in and follow the arrows drawn on the cardboard, you pass cardboard flowers, trees, and even a car!  The actual store build is also Nod’s own design and is available for sale too – a concrete open space that works perfectly for this purpose.


Nod has put together a variety of items to start up Kraftwork including chairs, tables, a bed, wall decor, lights, etc.  It has an eclectic creative vibe and most anyone will find something that they love and will fit well in their virtual home.  The details on the pieces are well defined and you can see the care that Nod has taken to present a good product and design for her customers.  The textures fit the pieces wonderfully and there are color change options in several of the items too.  I liked all the animations too – good smooth fun single and couples options.


Awesome packaging and the CPH Arm Chair


Bajio Bed, Bajio Bench, Marfa Denim Chair, Shoreditch End Table, Marfa Mystery Lights


The Restless Rocker, CPH Arm Chair, Third Wheel Tables, Moo Day Bed, Texas Flag, and Marfa Denim Chair

Kraftwork officially opened to the public today.  I think you should all check out this new designer and store as soon as you can!  Nod plans to release new items every week or so.  And I have a feeling we are in store for some more amazingly fun, creative, useful and artistic items!


The ZED Chair – perfect for a bar stool!

Find Kraftwork in Second Life >>  HERE
Find Kraftwork on Facebook >>  HERE
Find Kraftwork on Flickr >>  HERE  (and be sure to post your pics here too!)

Thank you to both Nod and to Oobleck for bringing Kraftwork to the grid and for allowing me a glimpse into your creative world! ❤


The Scene:
From Kraftwork by Nodnol Jameson @

  • The Main Store Box!
  • Kraftwork Build Zero
  • Bajio Bed
  • Bajio Bench
  • Marfa Denim Chair
  • Marfa Mystery Lights
  • Shoreditch End Table
  • The Restless Rocker
  • CPH Arm Chair
  • Moo Day Bed
  • Third Wheel Table
  • Texas Flag
  • The ZED Chair

Slight Wild Grass from Garden by {anc}
Trees from HPMD

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: [theSkinnery] Daria Catwa Applier – Honey
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Maud Knit Sweater (cream) – Maitreya
Pants:  *JB* Designer Jeans – Tumbled – Lara Heels
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Shoes: Ingenue :: Alma Boots :: Nutmeg (Previous Arcade) @
Facial Scars:  DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Cuts & Scars* No. 2
Tattoo:  White Widow Chocolat


(remembering Leonard Cohen)

.. stars, they make me wonder ..

Kira Kira… Twinkle Star Party opens on the 14th of November and will run through December 6th.  Lots of cuteness to be found including these finds from C’est la vie!, Angelica, Nomore, [addme] and ASO!.

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I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
Skin: (*ANGELICA) MIYEON :dollfie: pink_bd brow with Maitreya and Slink appliers (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cleo~ Blue Eye
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dollface black)
Hair: [e] Stella
Antlers: ::C’est la vie !:: Blythe star antler (pink*gold) gacha (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Necklace: ASO! KiraKira Drop (pastel) (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.silver.right
Rings: ieQED jessi.rings.silver
Dress: ::C’est la vie !:: Ada dress(pink) (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Accessory:  [addme.] Sparkly Particles (worn upper and lower) (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.3
Shoes: JD – Lace Maitreya Transparent Nude

.Nomore. Twinkle Twinkle Lollipop 5 – grapes (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
.Nomore. Twinkle Twinkle Lollipop 3 – fresh (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @