Monthly Archives: January 2012

-Hanaya- February 2012 VIP Group Gift

We planted some rare orchids in a terracotta pot and let the pot age to get a nice mossy patina. The -Hanaya- Hanging Basket with Orchids will do best in a sunny south or east facing location, but it will do just fine with artificial light.

This simple hanging basket is the February VIP group gift for -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group . It is being sent out on the group today – if you miss your delivery, please grab it from group notices or stop by our in-world store and get it. It is on display in the Customer Information Area where it will remain for the month of February.

-Hanaya- Hanging Basket with Orchids

 Not a member of our VIP group? Join* today for monthly group gifts, random goodies, news and event information.

C O M I N G    U P    L A T E R    T H I S    M O N T H

 We are excited to be participating in two awesome events in the month of February.

The Back to Black Event runs from February 11 – 29, 2012. Our theme is ‘Family’, and we will have several brand new products that will be available only at the event.

-Hanaya- will also take part in the Festival of Sin (February 18 – March 3, 2012), where we will be doing our best to tempt you with goodies in the ‘Greed’ theme.

More information and sneak peeks at our offerings for these events is coming, so please stay tuned 🙂

* a group join fee of 250 L is applicable

-Hanaya- All My Love Bouquet

My best friend/spouse tells me every year that Valentine’s Day is a superfluous holiday – if you are in love, you celebrate it every day.

I believe in that, and am fortunate to be adored and in love. But I still love Valentine’s Day, primarily because I like the idea that people everywhere are reminded on that day to take extra care to be kind and loving to each other.

One way to show love, is with flowers – it is a wonderful way to express what’s on your mind.

-Hanaya- All My Love Bouquet – also available in copy/mod permission

The All My Love Bouquet is an extravagant mix of sculpted flowers in ripe, scrumptious, fruity shades of cherry, blackberry and peach. It includes roses, calla lilies, hibiscus, frangipani, tulips and asiatic lilies. Presented in a glazed pottery vase, it is accented with ivy and other green foliage.

Available for purchase (and on display) at our in-world store, as well as on the Second Life Marketplace.

The transfer version is gift-wrapped in a beautifully embellished gift box ready for giving.

Enchanted Night’s Dream Hunt Gift from -Hanaya-

I stepped out of my comfort zone and designed a set of sculpted wearables for the Bourbon Street 2 (Extreme Mardi Gras) Hunt, which starts tomorrow (January 21, 2012).

The gift from -Hanaya-, called Enchanted Night’s Dream, is a fully sculpted costume for girls, and a set of embellished faun horns for guys.

Since prim clothing is difficult to fit even with resizers, and because I am anal about how stuff fits, I decided to provide four five sizes in accordance with the Standard Sizing System*. Each size of the costume is boxed separately and the shapes are included.

-Hanaya- Enchanted Night’s Dream

The girls costume consists of a sculpted crossed-bandeau top embellished with roses, marigolds, ivy and green foliage. Roses, asiatic + calla lilies and greenery also adorn the sculpted thong. The head piece has matching flowers and leaves. And while it is not necessary to wear as part of the costume – we have included leaf pasties for the top and bottom on underwear and panty system clothing layers.

Guys, you will have to forgive me – it is not a complete outfit, unless you go in the buff 😉 For you, I offer a dreamy set of faun horns, embellished with matching flowers, foliage, metal bands and other cuteness. The hair worn by the male model in the pic is Magnus mesh hair from Wasabi Pills, and goes with this perfectly IMO.

So get ready to hunt for some awesome gifts – the hunt runs from January 21 – February 21, 2012.

We are store number 47 out of a total of 97 stores, and our hunt hint is:

‘It’s on her face – where else would you put a mask?’

In case you forget the hint when you come and visit us, use the hint giver at the landing point of our in-world store. Have fun and have a great weekend!

Models – Moriko Inshan and Lance Corrimal
Design, photography + postprocessing – Moriko Inshan

* The Standard Sizing System was  designed by Minnu Palen & Thora Charron (of LeLutka), Siddean Munro (of SLink), Elie & Anouk Spot (of Mon Tissu) and Jaden Celoe & Shay Sibrian (of Celoe) and a free copy is available here on the Second Life Marketplace.

News about -Hanaya- In-World Groups

As announced on December 21st, the group join fee for the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group will change to 250L effective the end of the day today.

In addition to monthly group gifts, which are sent out on the group at the beginning of each month, the group receives random gifts throughout the year.
We also plan to introduce a method to allow group discounts on in-world purchases, group only sales, as well as a customer loyalty program in the next few months.

Don’t care about group gifts?

Here are some cost-free ways to keep up with news from -Hanaya-:

  1. -Hanaya- News Group (free to join in-world group)
  2. -Hanaya- Subscribe-O-Matic (free in-world news, does not use group slot)
  3. -Hanaya- Subscribe-O-Matic RSS Feed
  4. -Hanaya- Store Blog RSS Feed

Speaking of gifts, here is a pic of a group gift sent out on the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group today:

-Hanaya- Spring is Coming Table Grouping In-world Group Gift

A Plurk friend of mine, Shayariel Teardrop celebrated the 3rd anniversary of her blog on Friday. To help her and her readers celebrate it, I created the -Hanaya- Spring is Coming Table Grouping. Hope you guys enjoy this little breath of spring 🙂

Latest New Release:

-Hanaya- Tweet Birds in Love Wall Art

Since February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it seems like the right time for lovey dovey things. So here is Tweet Birds in Love – a pretty way to dress up the walls of your home, or a gift for your sweetheart. It is on display at our in-world store, and also available for purchase on the Second Life Marketplace.

-Hanaya- Gift for the Millenium Hunt

My first creation of 2012, and a gift to all of you who participate in the FTLO Millenium Hunt, is based on my love of reading. And a New Year’s promise to myself to take more time out to read – even if it is my eBook and not old fashioned hard covers 🙂

 -Hanaya- Time to Read Hideaway

The -Hanaya- Time to Read Hideaway is an interactive piece of furniture that I hope you can find room for in your home or business. The bookcase, with it’s 3 drawers that open and close at your touch, and lots of shelves to hold volumes and volumes of books, was designed and created by me especially for this hunt.

The Hideaway’s six reading animations (yes! six!) let two people read independently of each other. One set of animations is in the blanket throw on the back of the sofa, and the other set is in the large cream pillow on the opposite end. Four of the animations are unisex, one is for female and one for male avatars. All animations are fully adjustable for you and all your visitors and will be remembered for their next visit. Don’t forget to click on the books (anywhere in the bookcase) to get a book to hold and read.

I included a working clock in the set for several reasons.

First, because I hope that all of us can take more time out to read. Second, because I find the sound of a clock gently gonging every hour-on-the-hour to be soothing – I think it reminds me of my parents library at home when I was growing up.

By the way, the clock is adjustable – just enter your GMT-x information for your time zone (the default time-zone is SLT or California time). And of course, I also included some greenery, after all -Hanaya- is a flower shop:-)

So my yummies, please come and hunt and get your own copy of this gift!

H U N T  I N F O R M A T I O N

The Millenium Hunt starts today, January 5, 2012 and runs until January 29th.
And there is a cool different thing about this hunt – instead of searching for a hunt object, you look for an item in each store that is set for sale for 1 Linden. The hunt item is hidden inside it – and don’t worry, every store participating in the Millenium Hunt only has one thing for sale for 1 L in their entire store.

So there is no clue – just shop like you usually do and look for bargains ^.^
When you have found a bargain costing 1 Linden, you have found the hunt item – how cool is that?

The start location for the hunt is here and our in-world store is number 51 out of about 75 participating merchants.
Our hunt hint is:

‘Books can be the paintbrush that paints an image on the CANVAS of your mind.’

Have lots and lots of fun!

Photo/Ad Credits
models: Lance Corrimal + Moriko Inshan
photographer/PS artist: Moriko Inshan

-Hanaya- January 2012 Group Gift

Lately, I have been saying thank you a lot – but then I am Canadian and we tend to do that a lot. So let me thank you for reading my blog, which turned one year old yesterday.

-Hanaya- Bamboo Fountain

Since it is the beginning of the month, the monthly -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group gift was sent out today.

Our gift this month is the -Hanaya- Bamboo Fountain, a 32 prim sculpted bamboo with flowing water cascading down a series of bronze leaves. The water surface of the fountain ripples and emits a gentle tinkling sound, which can be turned on and off with a touch. A warm wintery-knit blanket is draped across one corner and contains 3 adjustable animations (sit on the blanket, then click to change animations). And yeah I know, the corner is a bit wet from trailing in the water 😉

As usual, the group gift it will remain available in group notices for the next 14 days, as well as being available in the Customer Service area of our in-world store for the remainder of the month of January.

And speaking of the group … as mentioned in our blog post of December 21, 2011, the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group join fee will change to 250 L effective January 15, 2012.  Over the next 2 weeks, members of our store Subscribe-O-Matic will receive an invitation to join the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group without the associated fee being charged, so that they have the opportunity to join the group before the fee change.

I hope the first days of 2012 have been good, even though many of us have finished our holidays and are back to work.

Have a great week!