Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます。

Dear friends,

Wishing you all a Happy  New Year 2012. Looking forward to another year of cute and fun things, as well as your continued support.

Please accept a small gift and a nengajo (a Happy New Year card).

The dragon in the card is our dear scripter, Lance Corrimal and the person is me 🙂

 -Hanaya- Happy New Year 2012 Customer Gift

A small gift from us to you was sent out today on the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group and on the Subscribe-O-Matic.

We hope it brings you luck in the Year of the Dragon.

Hugs, love and kisses

Moriko and the -Hanaya- team

Z … z.z .. zzz

I don’t have much to say today – feeling lazy, slightly lethargic, and still stuffed from 4 days of overindulging on food, drink and Christmas treats.

Although some of my fellow merchants seem to have been busy sending out mucho notices about SALES! DISCOUNTS! in the last few days, personally I do not believe in spamming my groups at this time of year with advertizing. Especially not on December 25th – so come on you guys, take a chill pill!

As a matter of fact, I have not visited my store for a few days and it is a kind of nice vacation feeling. Kind of like when you work from home, but you keep the door to your home office padlocked shut, and throw away the key for awhile.

But today, when I logged in to buy a New Year’s prezzie for a favoured SLer of mine, I was pleasantly surprised by a late Christmas gift from one of my favourite full-perm animations merchants – webmistrex Xue of Dyer Maker Animations and Poses. It captured my mood of the moment perfectly – see for yourself 🙂

 Dyer Maker ‘After Christmas Armchair’

Oh and yeah, that is me in the chair. Going back to bed now, with my ebook tucked on the pillow beside me. Z … z.z .. zzz ………

From us to you with love @ Christmas

Dear friends and customers,

first, on behalf of my family and myself, let me wish you all the very best of the festive season, and a very Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate it.

Second – and most important – thank you so much for being part of my Second Life over the last year. As you may know, -Hanaya- celebrated it’s first anniversary in November and it has been a wonderful year thanks to all of you. I hope to meet and talk to many more of you in 2012 – if I am in the store or in my workshop below, please stop and say hello.

As a thank you, please accept the following gifts from us to you with love:

-Hanaya- Primmy Christmas Gift Boxes (in-world group gift)

The gift boxes are mod, transfer – so you can stuff your own present in, rename if you wish, then take back into your inventory and give to a friend or loved one as a gift. There are 5 types as shown above, and there are 3 of each type in the box. If you need more, get them from our in-world group notices, or stop by our in-world store and check the Customer Information area (please make sure your group is active).

-Hanaya- Driftwood Deer Planter with Poinsettias
(in-world group + subscribo gift)

After last week, where I made a number of very low prim new stuffies, I felt like primming stuff up. So  I give you the Driftwood Deer Planter, stuffed with 3 yummy poinsettias, embellished with a bow and a gingerbread kiddo. A single poinsettia is also included in case you just can’t spare the prims.
This prezzie is also transfer
– so you can regift it 🙂

News about -Hanaya- in-world groups and Subscribe-O-Matic:

  1. Effective January 15, 2012, the join fee for our in-world group, -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles, will change to 250L. During the 1st quarter of 2012, we plan to introduce a method to allow group discounts on in-world purchases, as well as a customer loyalty program.
  2. A second (free to join) in-world group will be setup for those who only want to receive product updates and news.
  3. Our Subscribe-O-Matic group will continue to receive product updates and news, with the odd prezzie thrown in.

So please have a safe and happy holiday season, have fun and be good to each other.

love and hugs from Moriko and the whole -Hanaya- team

New wintery products from -Hanaya-

I love winter!

As a Canadian from the frosty cold Ottawa Valley, I love winter weather, snow and wintery outdoorsy things to do. When winter can sometimes last as long as 6 months, you learn to love it – or hibernate inside.

I love the sound of my footsteps crunching in really really cold packed snow.
I love leaky eavestroughs when they allow the formation of icicles.
I love the quietness of the forest on a dewy snowy morning.
I love chickadees eating sunflower seeds from my mittened hands.
I love skating on the Rideau Canal, the longest outdoor skating rink in the world.

And I love big giant snowflakes falling on Christmas morning, creating a winter wonderland.

So, I made some new wintery things – and a Christmas thing too.

-Hanaya- Tundra Grass + Driftwood Window Box (Large)

In my real life, I decorate my window boxes for each of the 4 seasons – so of course in Second Life I do as well. These window boxes are super low prim and detailed. The sculpt map for the box itself is fashioned after a window box that I made in Real Life.

-Hanaya- Tundra Grass + Driftwood Window Box (Small)

A smaller version of the window box – only 5 prims, so you can put one at each of your windows.

-Hanaya- Polar Ice Tulips

Tulips frozen in time, with drippy icicles and a European Robin perched on the container. And yes, I know that robins migrate south for the winter, but this one forgot ^.^

 -Hanaya- Pine Wreath with Candle

I wanted a wreath to decorate all my windows, so it needed to be low prim. Besides that, I like simple. I think that 4 prims works – and if you use a viewer with shadows enabled, then remove the shadow prim, reducing the prim count to 3. How great is that?

All of the above products are available for purchase at our in-world store, both in copy/modify and transfer/modify permissions, as well as on the Second Life Marketplace.

The December Christmas group gift is still available in the store in the Customer Service area, and will remain there until the end of the month. So if you still need a Christmas tree – come and get yours 🙂

Have a wonderful safe week, enjoy the holiday season and look for our special Christmas gift coming sometime in the next few days.

 

 

 

With Love, Again hunt

-Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles is excited to be part of the With Love, Again Hunt, organized by Keira Seerose of CHIC Management SL. The idea behind this hunt is that it is a way to say thank you to our customers who have supported us throughout the year. Each of the 100 participating stores have hidden a hunt gift, which  is 10L. The gifts have a stated value of no less than 400 L. What a great way to say thank you.

Our gift is a snow and icicle covered greenhouse, complete with a log burning stove and benches for all your pampered plants. And yes, they are sculpted icicles, not flat texture prims 🙂

 -Hanaya- Canadian Cedar Greehouse (Winter)

The hunt starts today and runs until January 6, 2012.
We are store number 92, and our hint is:

Look for a place where even queens, presidents and the Dalai Lama go alone.

The greenhouse is on display at our store, so you can see it before you grab it. Have fun hunting!

NEW! -Hanaya- Traditional Christmas Trees

It is December, one of my favourite months of the year. So let me talk about Christmas trees, since the primary reason for this post is just that. A brand new release from -Hanaya- to add to the thousands of pixel trees out there on the grid. But I happen to think this one is just a little bit special. Want to know why?

First, the new -Hanaya- Traditional Christmas Tree comes in 3 sizes to fit into most homes. And the best part is that those of you who are in the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group get the littlest one as this month’s group gift. Woo!

Second, all three sizes of the tree come in 2 rez options – normal rez that takes up lots of prims, and a temp rezzer version with a custom-written, low lag script, which only uses 1 prim on your parcel.

So, to describe the trees – they are sculpted pine trees with gorgeous glass ornaments of many shapes and colours. I also made a string of flashing lights and some garlands, and topped the whole thing with a shiny blown glass tree top. The tree sits in a wood tree stand and has a built-in shadow. All three sizes include a ‘Trim the Tree’ animation and give you and your friends or customers a box of ornaments to wear. A bare tree in a tree stand is also included in all three sizes, in case you want to hold off putting out the decorated one until it is closer to Christmas – like me.

 -Hanaya- Traditional Christmas Tree

The largest of the trees (image above) is 5.5 meters and includes a separate ladder with the ‘Trim the Tree’ animation and ornament box giver, so that you can get ornaments on the upper part of the tree. The Traditional Christmas Tree also has more ornaments like lighted candles and pewter bird ornaments, which are not included in the small version or the group gift version. That is me and our store tweeny Hana posing for the vendor pic 🙂

-Hanaya- Small Traditional Christmas Tree

The small version of our Traditional Christmas Tree is 4.5 meters high – sure to fit a standard-sized SL home, which usually have ceilings that are at least 5 meters high. The ornament giver and ‘Trim the Tree’ animation are included.

-Hanaya- December 2011 In-World Group Gift

The littlest of our traditional Christmas trees is 3 meters high, and is our gift to our customers that are part of the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group. The tree includes the ‘Trim the Tree’ animation and gives the ornament box like the 2 ‘for purchase’ versions.

-Hanaya- December 2011 Subscribo Gift

The box of Christmas decorations which can be used to trim the Traditional Christmas Tree is a gift to our customers who are part of the -Hanaya- Subscribe-O-Matic Newsgroup.

We hope that you will find room in your Second Life home for one of our Traditional Christmas Trees – one will be on display in our in-world store during the month of December. Or if you are feeling stressed and lazy, the purchase versions will be available on the Second Life Marketplace in the next few days.

 

Christmas Gift Shopping @ -Hanaya-

As promised, a number of our in-world store products that are suitable for gift-giving are now available in transfer version for your shopping convenience. Each gift version comes with a cute Christmas Gift Box, so you can package up your gift, include any additional items or notes, and then give it to your friend or loved one in person 🙂

And if you are looking for a gift for the hard to buy for person, check out the roof-top and garden Art Gallery – all art is sold in no copy/transfer format.

Detailed instructions for the inner newbie in all of us:

To purchase a transfer version of one of our products at our in-world store, look for the red and white gift box icon, then follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the gift box icon above the product vendor you wish to purchase.
  2. Choose ‘Buy’, and you will see the contents of the gift vendor, then pay to conclude the purchase. Your purchase will be a top-level folder in your inventory, named same as the product.
  3. At home or at a place where you can rez, drag the -Hanaya- Christmas Gift Box from the folder. The box is mod/transfer.
  4. Edit the gift box, go to the Contents tab, then drag the gift you purchased into the Contents tab. Add anything else you wish that is transfer.
  5. Take the box back into your inventory.  At Christmas, give the box to a friend or loved one and have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

If there is a product that you wish to give as gift, which is not currently available in Gift Version mode, please contact me in-world. However, please note that items that are packaged in an auto-rezzer box (like our St. Lawrence Stone Gazebo), are not suitable for giving in no copy/transfer mode.

As always, all our products are also available for gift giving on the Second Life Marketplace.