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The Hunt for Morris

The Hunt for Morris

Hey Hey Fab Free!  I’m waxing a bit nostalgic today because I did a bit of hunting on the Steam Hunt!  The Steam Hunt is one of the oldest in SL, and it is actually the first hunt I ever did.  My friend Eesoov introduced me to the concept of wandering sims keeping your peepers peeled to find little objects for freebies, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  The Steam Hunt is always filled with fun curios and cute outfits, and this year’s edition is no exception!

Steam Me Up!

One of the stops on the Steam Hunt this year is Sparrow by Design – a super cute art nouveau decorated shop that has all sorts of cute gifties hanging about.  I hunted for the little cog, and inside was this gorgeous Morris & Co. inspired coat dress that I knew I immediately needed to own.  I have a thing for British textiles in general (don’t get me started on Liberty prints), and this is a really beautiful SL version of one of my faves.  The best part is this coat is completely free, all you need to spend is a bit of time searching for it!  The clue is:

Green butterflies are my favourite!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Venus

Well-Heeled

There’s a new group gift over at Mosquito’s Way!  They regularly churn out some really amazing gifts (and shoes in general), so this is a group to join and stay in!  Just join their group for FREE and click on the vendor and these sweet little booties are all yours.  I totally love them.   These shoes are sized for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink for all your delicate stomping needs!

Who’s up for some more hunting?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Outfit –  Sparrow by Design Jane Morris Coat (Free Gift on the Steam Hunt)
Shoes – Mosquito’s Way Clara (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Giselle Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Hair – Truth Bloom
Sim– Whimberly
Pose – Foxcity Stairs

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Nevermore

Nevermore

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

The Raven

~ Edgar Allen Poe

Nothing like a Great Suit

It’s no question I love a good suit. In my opinion, it’s the ultimate attire of the true gentleman. And this suit? Perfection. This is “Whisper Lenore” from Sparrow By Design for the “Quoth the raven. Nevermore” Hunt. The fabric has almost a burn out velvet look that is amazing. I highly recommend taking the time to hunt down this suit. And Ladies, SBD has put out a lovely dark gown for you as well. Don’t miss it.

Size Included

Mesh sizes XS – XL

 

Cheers,
Gabriel St.James

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & HandsSLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
SkinStrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
EyesAvi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Pose3M Men’s Poses – #1814

Suit – Sparrow by Design – Whisper Lenore – (1L prize for the Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Hunt)

Photo Location – New Babbage

 


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Aim For Wow

Aim For Wow 1

Hello Fab Free!  Ripley and I continued our journey along The Flowerage Hunt 2’s prize trail.  Even though he suffered some nasty scratches after our encounter with the clowder of felines (you can read about that adventure {HERE}), Ripley’s talented nose was still able to sniff out the female hunt gift at Sparrow by Design.   Hooray for tracking dogs! Sparrow by Design’s generous designer didn’t leave out the guys in The Flowerage Hunt 2.  Carson blogged the male gift in his post {HERE}.

Sunshine On My Shoulders

The Emily dress features a halter-style neckline, and a pretty blue and green floral print splashed across a white background.  Its dark belt calls attention to your slender waistline, and a silver metal ring adds a pop of shine.  This summery frock left my shoulders free to feel the warmth of the spring sunshine, while the loop around my neck made sure the sleeveless dress stayed in place.  This little number is perfect for an afternoon of shopping, but with the right accessories, it is easily glammed up for a date night.  One nice feature is that the gift package includes a white, cropped, quilted jacket that you could add when the sun starts to set, and the air becomes a bit chilly.  Since it was a lovely, warm spring day, I opted not to wear it for my photo shoot, but I was comforted in knowing it was there should I need it.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (plus alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Aim For WOW 2

The Wow Factor

My Catwa mesh head applier is the May gift for members of the Wow Skins group.  With beautifully arched, dark eyebrows, and a clear, fresh complexion, this skin is flawless, and lovely.  A HUD with 6 shades ranging from Milk to Caffe’ is included.  I chose the Tan shade, and I just love the sweet, glowing finish on this skin.  I experimented with eyeliner and lipstick appliers, and had terrific success, so if you are looking for a date-ready appearance, this applier works well with added make up for a glamorous touch.  (In my pictures, I am wearing no make up).  The WOW group costs 450L to join, but if you are already a member, I’d highly encourage you to scoop up this stunning group gift.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Marea Bento Applier (free group gift for Wow Skins 0L/450L to join)

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  Sparrow by Design Emily Dress Blue (hunt gift in Flowerage Hunt 2 – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Dalaran

 


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Call Me Jim

Call Me Jim

Sunday Stroll…

There’s no better way to spend the first weekend in May than taking a walk among the flowers just coming into bloom. And if you’re looking for flowers, look no further than the Flowerage Hunt 2. Just look for the blue flowers (pink flowers for the ladies or purple for unisex gifts) and get some nice dollarbie gifts. At Sparrow by Design I found the Call Me Jim Sweater and Enfield Cargo Pants. Both the pants and sweater come on standard XS-XL sizes and are both nicely textured. This is most definitely a keeper for the wardrobe. The Flowerage Hunt 2 runs through the end of May.

In this outfit I don’t mind if you call me Jim… Just don’t call me Bob….

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Sparrow by Design – Call Me Jim Sweater and Enfield Cargo Pants (Flowerage Hunt 2 $1L)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Barcelona

Pose GlamRus Shawn 01 (on Marketplace)

Sim: The Mill

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Vintage Living

Vintage Living

Vintage Carson…

The ladies on the blog like to call me vintage, so I’ll bow to their wishes and live a “vintage” life. And an easy way to furnish your Victorian home is follow the hunt path on the Steam XII Hunt. I was able to decorate my living space for FREE by just finding the hunt items. I was also lucky enough to find an outfit (or two) along the way. Find your way to Cutie Larks and the Endymion Outfit can be yours for FREE. Don’t worry ladies, there’s a female gift there for you also! I borrowed the shoes from the Columbiad Engineer Outfit from Sparrow by Design that I showed [HERE] to complete the look.

To the Moon…

But today’s post isn’t about the clothing. I want to show you some of the wonderful and unique items for your house (if you live in the 1890’s) that can be found for FREE on the Steam XII Hunt. The hunt prize at Simply Shelby is the Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition. It’s a beautifully crafted shelving unit with all kinds of Verneian memorabilia mixed in. The Steamer Trunk Coffee Table can be found at Casa de Bebe. The trunk include sit poses and makes a great addition it your next expedition to the unknown. Head down to Wood Works to find the Hurricane Lamp and Table. The Red Velvet Victorian Chaise is the hunt prize from Park Place Home Decor. This chair comes with sits and standing poses and made my morning coffee too! Also included in that gift are Plans for Trip to the Moon. Now if  only had a rocket to get me there. I bet I can find one somewhere on the hunt…

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Cutie Larks – Endymion Outfit (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Shoes: Sparrow by Design – Columbiad Engineer Shoes (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Decor…

Simply Shelby -Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Casa de Bebe – Steamer Trunk Coffee Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Wood Works – Hurricane Lamp & Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Park Place Home Decor – Red Velvet Victorian Chaise & Plans for Trip to the Moon (Steam XII Hunt $0L)

Sim: Private

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Around the World

Steam XII

 

Sparrows and Ferrets and Steam …oh my…

I’m taking a ride around the world and I’m doing it in style. I found the Columbiad Engineer Suit for FREE at Sparrow by Design as part of the Steam XII Hunt. I topped off my look with the  PS Steam XII Hat from The Ferret & Hedgie Shoppee, another FREE hunt gift on the Steam XII Hunt. I’m floating on the breeze in this rideable Hot Air Balloon from MTD Designs, another FREE gift that is on the hunt. There are lots of toys and gizmos on this hunt. You’ll have a good time with all the prizes. I hope the breeze blows me to the next stop on the hunt.

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Sparrow by Design – Columbiad Engineer Suit (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Hat: The Ferret & Hedgie Shoppee – PS Steam XII Hat (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Vehicle: MTD Designs – Hot Air Balloon (Steam XII Hunt $0L)

Sim – Alethia Island

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Dragon Lord

Greetings FabulouslyFree Friends,

Dragon Lord

Julianna had to twist my arm to get me to try some of these ‘role play’ outfits at first. And, frankly, some of what’s out there on the Grid is… well… less than elegant. However this one from Sparrow By Design is rather suave. This is “DragonLord” and it’s the free prize for the Silk Road Hunt. The coat and the pants are separate items but they share the same alpha layer. Each piece comes as one FitMesh item. I found the FitMesh to be extremely well made and fit very well indeed.

My … unorthodox head gear is from Aii: The Ugly and Beautiful. I protested but Julianna insisted that a dragon Lord needed horns.  At least these are very very impressive. The “Holy Devil” horns come in both gold and silver and are unrigged Mesh for ease of adjustment. You can find them as a free gift for the subscribers group near the front of the store.

Lastly, my prop and pose are from the retirement sale going on now until the end of the month at Exposeur. Sadly, the shop will be closing for good though the Marketplace should remain available. All items are on sale for some very deep discounts.

The Silk Road Hunt and the Exposeur closing sale both end on June 30th so don’t delay.

I remain most sincerely yours,

Gabe's Signiture

 

Gabriel is Wearing

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan
BootsLoordes of London

 

Outfit – Sparrow By Design – DragonLord – (FREE/0L/prize for the Silk Road Hunt)

Horns – Aii: The Ugly and Beautiful – Holy Devil – (FREE/0L/Group Gift for Subscription group)

Pose + Prop – Exposeur – Oberyn 4 Pose Pack + mirrors- (40L as part of the Closing Sale)

 

Location – Blithe

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Two to Tango

Two to Tango

Prudence tipped me off on a sweet set of hunt gifts at Sparrow by Design… that had Loki and I tangoing off that direction!

I scored a sublime dress with this beautiful floral print in all the standard mesh sizes. It comes in a few layered pieces, so you can leave some of the layers off, if you want a slimmer fit, but I decided I loved the flounce! For only 1L and a little bit of hunting for the tulip at the shop, this dress suited my fancy just fine!

Loki picked up this sweater and shirt with the floral tie… and the tie just happens to match my dress. Again, his item was just 1L. Both of these are at Sparrow by Design and are the store’s lovely contribution to the Flowerage Hunt which runs through the end of May.

We are off for our tango! Happy hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Aida
Dress  – Sparrow by Design – Flowerage Dress (1L Flowerage Hunt Gift)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Crystal Mules – Violet

 

Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Shirt  – Sparrow by Design – Flowerage Sweater & Shirt with Tie (1L Flowerage Hunt Gift)
Pants – GothiCatz – Ryu
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by Come Soon Poses

Sim Location – The Cyprian Terrace (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature

 


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Casablanca Style

Casablanca Style

The Fame and Fortune Hunt… doesn’t cost a fortune. In fact, it’s a 1L hunt. And my 1L snagged me this pretty snazzy suit which I then used to tour the remake of Casablanca here in Second Life. The suit is pretty perfect for it.

This Garonga Men’s Suit created by Sparrow by Design comes in all the standard mesh sizes and is of an excellent cut. What really impressed me though was the textures. The one piece suit has a sheen on the pants that shimmers and changes in the light as your avatar moves. I’ve never actually seen anything quite like it on another men’s suit. All in all for 1L, this is not only flashy… it qualifies as old style Casablanca classy. It’s certainly not a modern suit, but it is stylish and well worth hunting down.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Outfit – Sparrow by Design – Garonga Men’s Suit (1L for the Fame & Fortune Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Pelican Point – Nantucket

Astrids Signature_Loki


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The 8th Unknown Hunt – Part I

Every time I install an upgraded viewer, I wonder, “Will this be the one that crashes my 3 year-old computer?” I spent 3 hours on Monday morning doing a clean install of the new Firestorm Beta viewer because I wanted the full value of materials-enabled items. I really prefer Firestorm to the regular SL viewer, but I think this might be “the one.” I’m pretty sure I hear coughing and gasping every time I crank up the graphics, and too many windlight changes practically blow up my graphics card. Worst of all, I’m seeing tile lines again. GAH!! 😦

Blogging soon

Anyway, a couple of days ago, I spent some time checking out The 8th Unknown Hunt. Unlike other hunts going on at the moment, this one is not huge, and it includes stores that are new, or that you may never have heard of before. To quote the web site: “The original concept for The Unknown Hunt was to introduce hunters to stores that they had never been to or never heard of before. It was also to help new stores and less established ones gain more awareness and customers.” I love visiting new-to-me stores, so this hunt was a lot of fun! Here, I’m wearing the hunt gift from Olegun, the Halter Dress with Belt and Flower. My pose is one of a set of five poses called PINUP by Uncertain Smile Poses.

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Over the mantle, you see 2 more hunt prizes. The Vintage Frames are a gift from Sari-Sari, and the art deco lamp is a gift from Sparrow by Design. The SbD gift also includes a swimsuit, which I’m not showing in this post.

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This delicate jewelry is the gift from .sleeping koala. The picture really doesn’t do it justice, as the metalwork around the edges is so intricate that I just couldn’t get a good photo. My pose, which of course, you can’t really see here (sorry!) is one of a set of six poses from Flash Friendly Poses (includes mirrors). To make up for not showing the whole pose, let me share with you that there are LOTS of hunts going on at FFP, so be sure to stop by and pick up all the great gifts! 😀

Could someone please come and get these cats before my dogs see them? Wait… they’re part of the rug?

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Harley Vanilla (not free)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Virtue (not free)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-Extra Long (not free)

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Felicity (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands (not free)

Dress – Olegun Halter Dress with Belt and Flower (0L / T8UH)

Jewelry – .sleeping koala. Vintage Pendant Set (0L / T8UH)

Shoes – [Gos] Sophia Peeptoe (not free)

Pose #1 – Uncertain Smile Poses Pinup (0L / T8UH)

Pose #2 – Flash Friendly Poses The 8th Unknown Hunt (0L / T8UH)

Decor Items…

Pictures – Sari-Sari Vintage Frames (0L / T8UH)

Lamp – Sparrow by Design Art Deco Lillian Lamp (0L / T8UH)

Fireplace – Storax Tree Hearth and Home Fireplace C (55L / 55L Thursday)

Fireplace – Storax Tree Royal Heritage Armchair Teal (49L / Secret Wednesday)

Rug – Storax Tree Estate Rug Feline Twins A (55L / fi*Friday until 11/6)

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