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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #425 on: October 22, 2010, 06:44:58 AM »
I LOVE the glasses!  And that dress is absolutely precious.  Did you do the pattern yourself in the pattern maker?  It's so pretty!  I think she'll be very happy in her indoors outdoor room.

I haven't messed with the pattern maker.  I think it's a pattern that came with the game.  I just recolored it.  It was a busy pattern, so I put the cinnamon color in two of the color slots to make it less busy.  I'm quite smitten with her hair, actually.  It's the one that came with Fast Lane, I believe. 

Great update with Cinnamon, Pam. Wow, I can't believe how fast you play this Dynasty! I wonder who is going to finish first? Schipperke is up there too. I know it's not a race, I was just being curious. It will be nice to finally establish the Hall of Fame.

Thanks!  It really does seem to play super fast.  I'm not playing anything else at the moment in Sims 3, so that's probably a big part of it.  When I need a break, I play a little Farm Frenzy: Gone Fishing.  But really, it's all about the Dreamweavers for me.  :D
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« Reply #426 on: October 22, 2010, 09:25:45 AM »
I haven't messed with the pattern maker.  I think it's a pattern that came with the game.  I just recolored it.  It was a busy pattern, so I put the cinnamon color in two of the color slots to make it less busy.  I'm quite smitten with her hair, actually.  It's the one that came with Fast Lane, I believe. 

The child hair from cinnamon, is the one from the octoberfest set.

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« Reply #427 on: October 22, 2010, 10:45:48 AM »
I just got caught up!  Congrats on getting so far with your Dynasty, Pam!  Your family is delightful!

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« Reply #428 on: October 22, 2010, 08:11:48 PM »
Cinni is so cute. I'll really miss Chartreuse as well. Pam I have a favor to ask. Can you please post an update with a tour of your house? I need some ideas! ;)
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« Reply #429 on: October 22, 2010, 10:29:23 PM »
As requested, here's a tour of the Dreamweaver Dynasty house.  Keep in mind that I didn't design it as a whole house.  I just built walls to give Carina some shelter and I've added to it a little at a time.  It's never been torn down and rebuilt.  The original "real" house that Carina and Christopher lived in is now the front of the ground level.  

I realized as I was taking all these pictures that I've got a special skill area for each of the Immortals.  It's pretty cool.  

Now for the tour.  I'll cover the exterior in this first tour.  

This is the view of the house from the front.  You can see the koi pond that Christopher made, as well as the rows of topiaries done by Kenny.  I started out the house in only black and white.  The exterior and outdoor items have remained those colors for the most part.



Here is the side of the house.  It has a large deck area with a grill and seating for 12.  This is the preferred eating location for all the Dreamweavers except Cinnamon, who hates the outdoors.  You can also see the outdoor studio on the second level.  This is where Periwinkle sculpts.  



Next is Carina's garden.  Otherwise known as the Crop Circles.  Each gate is locked so that only Carina can go into the garden.  This keeps sneaky Sims like Banana from gardening and accidentally gaining too much gardening skill, especially since she's a Green Thumb.  It also keeps everyone out of the sprinklers.



The only outdoor area that's not done in modern black and white themes is Nectarine's Zen Garden.  This is where she breaks space rock blocks.  I don't lock this gate because nobody else in the family has Martial Arts skill and they can't use the board breaker at all.



I recently updated the pool area.  I added some lounge chairs and umbrellas, put in a juice bar and nectar table, and a stereo and sculpture by Periwinkle.  These gates are locked against everyone but Nectarine and Mario.  Why?  Because sneaky Banana kept jumping into the pool and raising the forbidden Athletic skill!  If I have a pool party, I'll unlock the gates and send Banana and the others to the spa or something.



And finally, here's the view of the back of the house.  The stairs to the basement are back here.  I had them inside the house, but none of my Sims could use them.  They had a pathing issue or something.  I got tired of fighting it and just put them outside.



That's it for part 1 of the Dreamweaver Dynasty House tour.  Next up will be the above ground living quarters for the family.
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« Reply #430 on: October 22, 2010, 11:05:55 PM »
Wow! I wish I could build houses that awesome... But I stink at building. TT_TT
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« Reply #431 on: October 22, 2010, 11:09:24 PM »
Wow! I wish I could build houses that awesome... But I stink at building. TT_TT

Thank you for the compliment.  To me it looks sort of random because it's just adding on to what's already there.  I just put new rooms wherever I can fit them and decorate each of them with a unique theme and color.  I'm a miserable failure at building a gorgeous model house from the ground up.  I don't even know where to start and it gives me a massive headache.  ;D
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« Reply #432 on: October 23, 2010, 02:01:46 AM »
Really, Pam, you do yourself wrong.  That house and yard is lovely and very creative.  I love the pool in particular and the crop circles crack me up.  I never thought to lock up my garden so folks would stay out of the sprinklers.
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« Reply #433 on: October 23, 2010, 02:40:05 AM »
Now we move inside the Dreamweaver Dynasty House to continue the tour.

This is the ground floor.  The front half of the house with all the banana yellow (plus Carina's room on the far right) is the original house of Carina and Christopher when they first started out.



Here's a close up of the living area.



This is the kitchen.



And this is Carina's bedroom.  This is not the original decor.  She and Christopher had a cheap bed and the colors were black and white.  I redecorated it to this the day before Christopher died.  He got to sleep one night in this nice comfy bed.



The back half of the ground floor is still in the original black and white.  It has a dining table, but it's almost never used by the family unless there's a party.  This is the big dancing and eating area for all the indoor parties.  It's also where the teleporter and body sculptor are kept.  The two sculptures on the far right were done by Oliver (Periwinkle's late husband).



Another view of the big white room, showing the entrance to the nursery suite at the far end.



Also on display here are the bridal ice sculptures of Banana and Periwinkle.  The lights have been colored to match their names to give the sculptures the color tones.



The ground floor has two simple bathrooms.





The last of the ground floor is the nursery, which consists of a two room suite.  One room is for sleeping and eating in the high chair, and the other room is for playing.  The rooms are separated by double arches.



The 2nd floor of the house is exclusively sleeping quarters for the family.  First are the diagonal rooms that belong to Nectarine and her late husband Kenny, and the late Indigo.



Their simple bathroom that could really use a facelift.



The bedrooms of Periwinkle and her late husband Oliver, and the late Chartreuse are arranged in an identical fashion, but with completely different styles.



The last of the sleeping quarters on the 2nd floor is for the children/teenagers.  When there were twins growing up in the house, both beds were used.  Now it's just singletons and the spare bed is used for sleepovers.  A slightly upgraded pink bathroom is close by.



Although it's not part of the sleeping quarters, the outdoor studio is accessed from the 2nd floor through a row of 5 glass doors that are locked against most of the household.  Locking doors doesn't allow for only 2 or 3 Sims to have access, so each Dreamweaver who has business with the studio has his/her own locked door.  If someone needs to pose, I unlock one door.  I'm bad about forgetting to lock it back and that sneaky Nectarine runs out there and starts sculpting, which is forbidden!



The rooms of the 2nd floor are all located on the outside walls of the house.  The open center area serves as a gallery for many of the paintings done by the family throughout the generations.



Yes, those are poles next to the stairs.  They are quicker to use than descending the staircase.  Plus, it amuses me to watch them slide down.  Especially when they crash land.  ;D

Last up on this part of the tour is the 3rd (top) floor.  Another diagonal set of rooms is Banana and Mario's sleeping suite.  The more luxurious bathroom is only accessible from their bedroom.



They have a small kitchen, which lets them grab leftovers without going all the way downstairs and dealing with the sometimes crowded main kitchen.  This is also where Cinnamon bakes her goods for bake sales.



In the other corner is Cinnamon's study where she can play chess and look out the telescope in a comfortable indoor setting.  She likes to listen to music and have the incense burning while she's tucked away in her red corner.  This room is also locked so that none of the sneaky Immortals will run in and gain Logic skill.



The last stop on the tour of the above ground floors is Mario's gym.  This is where he hones his athletic skill for his careers (Sports and Military) and maintains his newfound physique.  It has two locked doors, one for Mario and one for Nectarine.  She likes to come up and holler at him while he trains.



That's it for this part of the tour.  Next time, we'll look at the below ground levels and have an overhead look at all the levels.
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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #434 on: October 23, 2010, 02:46:22 AM »
That is awesome Pam! You build amazing houses contrary to what you think!  ;D

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« Reply #435 on: October 23, 2010, 06:47:11 AM »
Oh. My. Gosh. What a truly beautiful house. :D It all works... You must spend a lot on Simpoints to get that much beautiful stuff. Like Esther said, you have so much talent. I thought my (very) modest 1 floor 3rd Gen legacy was good. This is beautiful. Thank you.
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« Reply #436 on: October 23, 2010, 03:54:40 PM »
The Dreamweaver Compound (for that is how I think of it) is really amazing and you have so much patience to color coordinate and its worth it. I just love the hued ice statues!

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« Reply #437 on: October 23, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »
Now we're ready for the final part of the Dreamweaver Dynasty House tour, which will include the two below ground levels, as well as overhead shots of each of the five levels.

The upper basement level is one huge room.  This is where Banana does all of her nectar making.



She also has a small area to watch television while waiting for her nectar to be produced.



The rest of this basement level is where I store and sort all of my collections.  The chests are full of cut gems, smelted metals, and artifacts.  The gems that are sitting out on display are the large version of the cuts that I've already finished, waiting to be sorted.  You can also see my collection of Tiberium and the pieces of collections from each of the foreign countries.  As I complete collections, I plan to organize and display them properly.



I also keep the beginnings of my butterfly, beetle, and fish collection here.



The lower basement level is the Immortal Museum.  I have a room for each of the eight Immortals arranged in a U shape around the outside walls.  The stairs come down in the middle of the large center of the basement.  I have a memorial display of both the mortal sisters (Indigo and Chartreuse) and all of the spouses (Christopher, Kenny, Oliver, and Mario).





Each of the Immortal Museum rooms is decorated in the furniture that was used at the prime of that Immortal's life, plus the portraits, photographs, and ice sculptures of that Immortal.  The eight rooms are connected to each other as "walk through" rooms.

First is Carina's room.



Next to hers is Nectarine's room.



Then comes Periwinkle's room.



Banana's room is still empty of furniture because she's the current generation and the furniture is still being used upstairs.  It will be moved when Cinnamon becomes Young Adult and decorates the upstairs to her tastes.



And finally, the start of Cinnamon's room.



The last three rooms are sitting empty, waiting on future generations.



Here's a shot of the entire Immortal Museum level.



To finish the tour of the Dreamweaver Dynasty House, I'll show you an overhead view of the remaining four levels of the house, starting with the upper basement level and working upward.









Thanks to everyone who came along, and a special thanks to RubyLovesSims for requesting the tour!  It was a lot of fun for me.  :)

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« Reply #438 on: October 23, 2010, 09:08:46 PM »
Thanks. Love your collecting collection :) (Lol)
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« Reply #439 on: October 23, 2010, 10:42:30 PM »
Wow. That's really neat. If there's a prize for best thought out museum, I think you win. What I love most is that your portraits come out so nice. I can never get mine that clear and my sim has the artist trait. I have to play around with that. You did an awesome job and I'm sure it was not only fun for you but for everyone viewing ;D

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« Reply #440 on: October 23, 2010, 11:46:00 PM »
Thanks, ladylaw and everyone else for such nice comments.  I make my painter do the portraits until I get one that's reasonably clear.  I don't care about the value of the paintings or whether they are masterpieces.  They usually don't have to do more than two or three, though, before a clear one comes out.  Nectarine is the only painter at the moment and she's Artistic, too.
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« Reply #441 on: October 24, 2010, 02:43:34 AM »
Quick question Pam, What sets have you brought from the store? I received some money from my uncle and I think I'll buy one or two sets, I'd like your option :)
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« Reply #442 on: October 24, 2010, 02:48:27 AM »
Pam, why do you say you can't build good houses? That is gorgeous! Mine always turn out to be big boxes lol.

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« Reply #443 on: October 24, 2010, 02:51:30 AM »
Me too. TT_TT
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« Reply #444 on: October 24, 2010, 03:37:49 AM »
Pam, why do you say you can't build good houses? That is gorgeous! Mine always turn out to be big boxes lol.

This one is mostly a big box, too.  I've tried to make it a little irregular by pulling out some walls and putting multiple roof styles on it.  But really, it's a giant white box.  I could never build this house all the way from scratch and I don't really know how to put all the pretty railings and stuff on it.  Well, I know how, but I can't ever really plan them out and do fancy stuff.  This Dreamweaver Dynasty House has been built a little bit at a time with random rooms added wherever I could fit them in.  I do like it a lot, though, in spite of all its randomness. 

Quick question Pam, What sets have you brought from the store? I received some money from my uncle and I think I'll buy one or two sets, I'd like your option :)


These are the sets I have:

Ultra Lounge Kitchen and Bath

Faire Folk Slumber

Collection Stäncké

Asian Fusion

Ultra Lounge Youths

Full Ultra Lounge Set

Animals Abound

I also have Regal Living, but I haven't used it much yet.
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« Reply #445 on: October 24, 2010, 04:30:46 AM »
Before I get back to the story, let me show you a couple of additions to the house since I took the screenshots for the big tour.

First, I expanded the 3rd floor to make room for a future bedroom for Cinnamon.  I had to use tall columns to support it, so I made a covered porch that's accessible from Carina's bedroom.  This will be a nice spot for Carina to read her fishing books.



I then made a small foosball room next to Mario's gym.  It's just a fun little room.



Ok, on with the story!

As a child, Cinnamon enjoyed reading her logic books in her special study.  She's not a loner, but this is a good place for her to concentrate away from all the chaos of the rest of the house.



She had a wish for a bake sale, so she checked the paper for the baking forecast, made up some muffins, and set up the old baking table in the front yard.



Every time she does this, at least three Sims show up in the yard.  This is how she met her cousin, Sonja Wolff.





Cinnamon invited Sonja inside and they got to know each other.



Sonja is also a genius, so they played some chess together.



Then Cinnamon found her first satellite before bed.



Cinnamon had her teenage birthday party.  The girl in the background is her cousin, Brandi Wolff, who is Sonja's twin.  The guy with the big hair is their brother, Aaron, also Cinnamon's cousin.



She aged up to be not as thin as the rest of the family.  I don't know if it's Mario's genes causing it or if it's...  Mario's genes.



Here she is on her first day of high school.  It looks like she got more of the Dreamweaver face than I first thought.  



She somehow ended up in the restroom of the public pool getting help with her homework from a total stranger.  I have no idea why she went to the public after school instead of coming home.



Cinnamon still likes to play with her dad.  This time, mom Banana joined in.



It was here that Mario aged to Elder.



Edit:  Cinnamon's cousin is named Sonja, not Sophia.  It's been corrected.

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« Reply #446 on: October 24, 2010, 04:48:41 AM »
I love the story, and I'm already getting attached to Cinnamon! She's so cute!

Also, if I may ask, exactly what lights do you use to color your statues that way? I've been trying to replicate it but I just can't seem to get them as solidly colored as you do!

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« Reply #447 on: October 24, 2010, 08:56:00 AM »
At least your box looks better than my boxes! Lol. Cool update, I thought the size mattered at the time of conception though but I guess not! She's beautiful!

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« Reply #448 on: October 24, 2010, 08:58:25 AM »
At least your box looks better than my boxes! Lol. Cool update, I thought the size mattered at the time of conception though but I guess not! She's beautiful!

That's what I thought, too, so that means Cinnamon should be trim because Mario was trim when she was conceived.  He was also muscular, so maybe what we're seen is more muscles than just being overweight.
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« Reply #449 on: October 24, 2010, 09:32:39 AM »
Cinnamon had round shaped head as child too, so it might be combination of everything overweight, muscles and bodyshape.
House looks great. Maybe from outside  it does look like a big box, but interior is really nice. I can imagine what a wonderfull job your Sim would do in architect career:D
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