SL for Nowt

Living a digital life with empty pockets

Mar’s Ladies’ Starter Kit – Monochrome

Ladies, this is something that I have wanted to do for a looooong time: a series of starter kits especially for you!

I’ve begun with the classic colours we all need in our wardrobes: black, grey and white. Staple colours and great basics.

The starter kit has everything to get you kitted out quickly: a shape, skins (the full set of Eloh ones), hair, shoes, tops, pants, dresses, underwear, a walk override, radar HUD, flight feather, posing stand, helpful notecards, and landmarks (contained in one of the notecards).

It’s only available at my store in Baileya at the moment (I set up the sales board in the store, but forgot to put it in my XStreetSL box too!). Hop behind the cut for pictures of the contents :)

Continue reading


December 21, 2008 Posted by | AOs, avatars, del mar, dresses, freebies, hair, newbie kits, newbies, shapes, shoes, skins, store | | 3 Comments

New items!

Hasty, hasty. Little did I even think that in order to keep my XStreet box rezzed, I of course needed some land somewhere. So I guess I’ll have to keep on paying rent after all. It’s not that much, really; just a pain when I’m not able to get in-world very much at the moment.

Anyhow, I have managed to get in-world today, and I’ve made two nifty items that are now on sale in my store in Baileya, and also at my XStreet store. The first – the Quicksit Mover-Upper – is my superfast way of getting high in the sky without flight assist. I thought to build this for sale (and cheaply, too!) because since I’d deleted my sky house, I needed to get back up there to re-rez it today. The Mover-Upper has been my way of getting to 500m or 800m (or however high I want to) for some time now.

The other – the Changing Skybox – operates on the same principle, but it’s a 10mx10m enclosed room with a drop-through roof (flexible prim, very handy for making things phantom without making everything phantom!) and a simple posing stand that, once stood on, will allow you to edit the skybox and yourself up to any height, as with the Mover-Upper. The Changing Skybox also has transparent local lights, to give you a full and clear view while you’re unpacking boxes, trying on items and editing them.

Hop behind the cut for the ad boards.

Continue reading

December 13, 2008 Posted by | cheapies, del mar, mar's ponderings, store | | Leave a comment

Store closing

Sadly, my time in-world is so limited right now that paying rent to live in SL is pointless when I’m not actually there. To that end, I won’t be re-renting my home parcel after this weekend. This also means the little stall in Baileya that I’ve been selling my few things at will have to close since it was a free offer as part of my rental deal.

The stall will remain open until the weekend, after which time you’ll only be able to obtain my items via Xstreet.

Del Mar at Baileya

Del Mar on XstreetSL

I shall miss my little home, but until such time as I can get back in-world on a more regular basis, I shall be joining the Hobos of Second Life.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | store | | Leave a comment

A freebie from me!

I’ve spent a goodly portion of yesterday and today archiving all my full-perm textures (my inventory is shrinking! It’s now down to less than 14k!) and I decided to try my hand at something new involving notecards: books :)

So, at my little stall in Baileya, and also on my page on XStreet (which is SL Exchange’s new name) you can find the first of my favourite books in notecarded form: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

What you’ll get for your 0L$ is a folder containing the cover and a single notecard. Embedded in the notecard are all the book chapters. I’ve also embedded the next chapter along into the bottom of each individual chapter notecard, so you don’t have to keep clicking back and forth from the index card if you’re reading continuously.

There’s one other new item in the store (I don’t really build much now, but a couple of people have asked me for this) and that’s the garden and hedge for my Tudor House. Not a freebie, alas, but for 50L$ you’ll be helping me pay my in-world rent ;)

Yes, I’m feeling cheeky today! LOL

October 25, 2008 Posted by | books, freebies, store | | Leave a comment

Store, Sweet Store!

OK, itty-bitty market stall, sweet itty-bitty market stall, but hey… we’ve all gotta start somewhere!

I’ve set out my teensy collection of things in the Baileya Market, which was a part of my rental deal for Mar’s home. I’m still waiting for the rental box to be removed (the owner told me to just set out my prims and the box would be removed) but I can has sales presence? Why yes, I can!

Here’s Mar, surveying her little domain:

The area’s not that great, to be honest: low traffic, and a lot of people on the ban list, so I suspect it gets a few griefers, but since it’s at Coney Island of the Mind, and is full of funfair-type stuff, I guess that’s to be expected. Hopefully soon I can rent a small store in a better area, but while I have so few thing to sell, a big store just isn’t worth it!

To get to the stall, you’ll probably have to take the TP twice (yes, it’s one of those areas that sets you down at a landing point). Either that, or follow the red beam, or… when you land, head North toward the boardwalk, keeping the wooden pier on your left. Once on the boardwalk, immediately turn right, and Del Mar is the second stall on the ground floor on your left, between the voting machine and the ‘new listings at Ravenglass’ sign.

Here’s the SLurl: Del Mar 

I also created a group (search for Del Mar Updates) and nagged a friend to join it, because eek – L$100 to create a group, and it’ll be disbanded if nobody else joins within 48 hours?! I’ll be using it mainly to update in-world about new blog posts and new items for the store as I add them, and also the occasional freebie. Right now, since there should be at least one freebie and an intro post in my new group, I’ve put my garden-in-a-box in there. And yes, I managed to make a typo on my very first group notice… *facepalms*

March 27, 2008 Posted by | del mar, garden, group freebies, second life, store | | Leave a comment