Wow! Has it Really been that long since I've done an
update? Well, still no new objects or skins.
I've taken a job outside of the home so I don't have time to
make many skins/objects these days. However, I wanted
to make a couple notes . . .
1. I do Not offer technical support or cheats.
Try one of the various forums out there or a search engine
and some keywords.
2. I'm not going to make naked Sims so don't
bother requesting it. Also, using lewd language will
get your skin request dumped automatically without ever
reaching me. My site, my rules.
3. I don't offer game advice. Again, try
the forums or a search engine.
4. If you don't know where to put your files see
my Help/FAQ section! I can't stress this enough,
folks. I am inundated with emails inquiring as to how
to download the files, how to use a zip program, where to
put the files, etc . . . it gets repetitive and boring and I
simply don't have the time to reply to all those emails.
Don't take it personally just read the FAQ.
5. See that link to the left that says TUTORIAL?
That tells you how to make skins so Please don't email me to
ask how to make a skin. I took the time to create an
easy-to-follow tutorial, the least a person can do is to
read it before asking me how to make a skin. Ugh!
Oh, the most important thing: I
will Not give out my serial number!!!! Hello!
If you actually paid for the game then go to Maxis' site to
figure out how to find your serial number. If you
didn't pay for the game then why not use the same resources
you used to find the game to find the serial number.
Duh! I Do Not encourage pirating but for Pete's sake,
people, wipe off the dust and use your brain for once!
If you're resourceful (unscrupulous) enough to find the game
then certainly you can find the serial number.
Okay, that felt good. If you have emailed me in
the past please don't feel bad (except for the pirates)
about having done so. I had time to answer the
questions put to me back then. I am stating this now
because I no longer have that time available and I want
everyone to understand why their emails may go unanswered
from hereon out. If I don't answer your question then
that's a good indication that it can be found on my web site
or a forum at WDS or TSR or a search engine.
Until next time, folks . . . have a great one!
I'm still around. Just busy, busy, busy. A boom
in business, I'm happy to say, is preempting my skin/object
creation. Thought I'd pop in to add my Object Theft
Free button and let everyone know I'm still out there, just
Two patriotic outfits are in Girls' Pants. I'm working
on more. TSR
had a submission of an American flag yesterday so you can
hop on over there and get one for all your Sims' homes.
Well now I can't get into my Tripod site to publish.
What a pain! Guess I'll have to maintain both sites
and link to each of them as mirrors in case one isn't
No object or skin updates today but I made a flag
for those who are unable to find one in your stores.
It's 113 kb. I couldn't find a large enough image so I
made my own. It should fill the length of an 8½"
x 11" sheet of paper so you can print it out and tape
it to your door, mailbox or wherever else. If you need
it larger feel free to make it so. Distribute it all
you want just Don't alter it if you're distributing it.
I want it to remain as is, the United States Flag, minus
text, extra graphics, etc. You have permission to
distribute it resized, though.
After the Pearl Harbor attacks folks tied yellow
ribbons so many folks decided that white ribbons for the
atrocity in New York, Somerset County in Pennsylvania and
Washington would be appropriate. There were children
on the flights.
American Airlines Flight 175:
Crashed into the 2 WTC:
David Brandhorst: 3: Traveling with his dad
Christine Hanson, 3: Traveling with her parents
Juliana McCourt, 4: Traveling with a woman, probably
United Airlines Flight 77:
Crashed into the Pentagon:
Bernard Brown, 11: student, Leckie Elementary
Asia Cottom, 11: student at Backus Elementary
School in Washington.
Rodney Dickens, 11, student at Leckie Elementary
School in Washington.
Zoe Falkenberg, 8, University Park, Md. Traveling
with her sister and parents.
Dana Falkenberg, 3, University Park, Md. Traveling
with her sister and parents.
United Airlines Flight 93:
Crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania:
Emerson Glick, 2 months old was traveling with his
It blackens my heart and angers me. It's
horrific enough that civilian adults were used in this
attack but these children were Totally innocent. The
fear and terror they must have felt being so young and naive
and some of them maybe alone. It's unspeakable,
irreproachable, monstrous . . . .
Show your support and Stand Proud America! Let's
show those bastards what we're made of! Donate that
blood. O- can be used by Anyone and O+ can be used by
anyone with a positive blood type.
Another Update! Three new male heads, one new female adult
and child. I wasn't able to finish them last night so here
they are now.
Whew! I've been busy. Updated:
- New rugs in Rugs2 (4 new designs, 8 rugs--two designs
include three sizes)
- Two new skins in women's pants (both overalls by request)
- One new skin in girls' shorts
- A new painting and rug added to the Hunting/fishing theme
and . . .
- Heads! Yes, that's what's been taking me so
long. I've only got a handful but I'm working on
I got bored with making the clothing skins so I detoured a
little to give myself a break so I can go back to Enjoying the
skin creation process. Enjoy the updates!
So I had some zip files that weren't working. For whatever
reason the entire file didn't make it onto Tripod's server.
They should all be fixed and in working order now. It was
mainly the boy's section.
A kind visitor informed me that the wall and floor in the
Hunting/Fishing theme weren't working. Tripod's file linking
security caused a problem with it so I zipped them up and they are
working now. I apologize for that!
I hope those of you returning to school today had a good first day
back. To celebrate I made two more objects. Okay, so I
didn't really do it to celebrate school being back in session but
I Did create two new objects for the Hunting/Fishing theme.
One is a depression glass table lamp and the other is a rainbow
trout stuffed fish mounted on an antler. I'm also in the
process of skinning a couple female adults (sounds lovely, eh?)
with overalls. They have been in high demand! What
else? Oh, I've got a couple female and girl heads in the
works. That's it for now.
Grab your fishing poles, put on your camo pants and multi-pocketed
vests guys. For you I have created a modestly sized
hunting/fishing theme for your dens and studies. Betty Boop
has made an appearance on the Rugs page as well, in three sizes no
less. These rugs can be found in Objects: Rugs2
Skins are still on the backburner. I'm addicted to rug
making now. I have added two new rugs to
Objects>Rugs. A celestial door/bathmat and a car-shaped
two-tile rug (fits great next to the tykes' beds). That may
not seem like a big update but let me tell you . . . it was a big
deal getting them done! The first celestial rug ended up
getting trashed because I was too frustrated with it after working
on it for three days and Still having problems with it. I
decided it was time to go back to the drawing board and used the
rug image for a door/bathmat instead. So, enjoy them.
They were certainly little labors! However, I am a stubborn
cuss and I plan to do more shaped rugs. The celestial mat
took a fraction of the time the car rug did so I'm getting the
hang of it. We'll see what else I can come up with! If
you see a photograph of a rug that you'd like me to do, send it on
to me. It Has to be a 90° angle picture and has to show the
Wow! My first (decent) object. If you have Livin'
Large and want a new rug for your kiddo's room head over to Rug
under Objects. Lol, it looks funny as "Rug" but
it's true. I'm working on a vintage type soccer rug
now. Would look good in a child's room or man's den.
Should post it today (hubby's on a fishin' trip--I get to leave
the dishes in the sink and be a bum, lol).
Dishes are still in the sink but there's a new area rug in a
soccer motif in Rugs.
Finally did the dishes. I couldn't stand looking at them any
longer. After that I made two more rugs for a total of
four. Think I'll make some more skins now.
The tutorial is up! I hope I remembered everything. I
worked on it for several hours tonight trying to get it
posted. Hopefully it will be clear cut enough for beginning
and advanced users of Paint Shop Pro alike.
Added two new skins to the Women's Skirts and dresses
section. A long medieval-type and a mini skirt request.
The skin making has slowed down. I am getting lots of work
in so I must take care of that first. I am also in the
process of writing a skinning tutorial. It's aimed towards
Paint Shop Pro users so it should be a little different than most
tutorials out there. So, hone up on your PSP skills and get
ready. I hope to have it completed in about a week.
I'm trying to make it as thorough and simple as possible so that
PSP newbies and pros alike will be able to follow it.
Spoke too soon. Just received my first Spanish version of
Sircam. Sigh. Murphy's law strikes again!
Looks like my warning helped slow the flow of Sircam after
all. Cool. I haven't received any yet today and only
one yesterday. That's great compared to the seven I received
the day I put this warning up (that's what prompted me as I saw
how the number of infections was increasing). Hopefully
other site owners will do the same and Sircam will dwindle
further. Ever the optimist. =-)
My request queue is growing faster than I can skin so please
be patient. I Will get to your request. I am also
revamping the site a little by putting more skins on each
page. Less clicks for more skins. Yay! Thank you
for the kind compliments on the site. I appreciate it!
I am working on a links page so if anyone knows of a site that has
some unusual/original skins please let me know so I can add
it. The obvious sites such as WDS, TSR and 7DS don't really
need my help in making them popular so I'm trying to cull some of
the less known, but equally notable, sites. Some
"real" work came in for me so I may not update for a few
days. Although I'd Prefer to be skinning I do have to
contribute to my family's cash flow. =-)
Aaack! The w32.sircam
worm is spreading like wild fire! I have
received six emails at the time of this writing containing the
virus. I am being a good netizen and emailing the people
with infected computers the proper information but I thought I'd
reach even more people by posting about it here! If you get
any emails containing the following two lines with an attachment DO
NOT OPEN IT! First line: Hi! How are
you? Last line: See you later. Thanks. For
more information about the virus go to: Symantec
(Norton Anti-virus) There is a removal tool on that page
as well in case you are infected. I didn't get it on my
computer because I thought walkathon.doc.bat looked a little funny
And because I scan All attachments before opening them!
Therefore my files are not infected, either (in case anyone is
worried about that).
For those who could not get the yellow flares/floral tank
to work on the Girls' Pants 2 page, a kind visitor told me the file
wasn't working. I checked it out and only 4 kb of the file
had posted so I have now uploaded the entire .zip file. I
also added a new skin to girls' shorts. Request # 5
Five more skins have been added. Three in Women's dresses
and one in Women's pants. I've got about 11 more requests to
fill before my queue is empty so if you submitted a request please
bear with me. I'm a workin' on it! =-) Y'alls'
requests are inspiring new ideas in my head and I'm beginning to
do skins freehand rather than hopping over to Gymboree and Old
Navy now, lol. That's a good thing as I prefer to be
artistically independent. However, copying and pasting the
outfits from the stores was a good way to get started and to learn
how to get things positioned just right (and to skirt the shading
issue as they were already shaded).
I had my first "official" request via the request form
yesterday. As my hubby snored on the couch and my daughter
slept peacefully and with no work on my plate tonight I took
advantage of the situation and went to work. The final
result can be seen in the Skirts & Dresses 1 section of the
I got tired of Angelfire's downtime so I moved to Tripod.
Not the move I wanted to make but hey, it's free and it's
working. I've got some updates. There are two new
girls' flares outfits and one capri in Girl's Pants2, two pj sets in women's pajamas,
one outfit in boys' pants, one swimsuit for girls and a long dress
for girls. Whew! I've been chomping at the bit to get
those up here!
1:06 am: Added another skin to Boys' Pants2--a skater
outfit (or the best I could do in that arena anyway). And while
I'm still up (and will regret it in the AM) there is a recall
on the red bandana outfit in Girls' Shorts. A kind person
informed me that I had the file named incorrectly. You can
either change it yourself by renaming the file to
b001fcchdlgt_70s_skirt.bmp or you can download the .zip file with
the corrected file.
Well, Angelfire's having problems so I have so far been unable to
upload any more skins. I'll try doing this via FTP despite
the fact that it's not recommended with FrontPage webs. But
hey, I'm a rebel. =-) The b710 mesh is one of WDS's
creations. I was informed that they will soon be recalling
that mesh due to a conflict with one of House Party's
meshes. As soon as I hear more I will let y'all know.
I've got four new girls' skins, one boys' pants skin and two
women's' pajama skins to get on the site. I will work on
getting these up but I wanted to let y'all know that I Did return
from my vacation. Meeting my birth parents was Really cool,
btw, and the wedding . . . well, it was a doosie and I'm Still
recovering two weeks later (too much excitement + 48 hours in a
vehicle = something akin to the flu)! =-)