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NEW -Hanaya- Cottage Hummingbird Feeder

As we wait for the winter to release it’s grip on us, I can’t help it but to remember summer days at my parents cottage in south-eastern Quebec. I have great memories of weekends there –  swimming, canoeing and mushrooming in the forest.

But the best memory is of lazying around on a lawn chair, watching the activity at the hummingbird feeder. My mom made new syrup to fill the feeder every morning and by evening, it was always empty. Many times, there were more than 10 hummingbirds fighting to get their turn.
So I made one for Second Life .. to bring summer sooner.

-Hanaya- Cottage Humming Bird Feeder [mesh]

-Hanaya- Cottage Humming Bird Feeder [mesh]

The feeder itself is meticulously constructed and textured, and includes 4 flower feeding
stations. It is suspended from a wrought iron bracket with an aged copper chain, and includes a post to stand it in your garden.

The whole set is provided as a linked mesh object which has a Land Impact of 10 PE. If you like, you can separate the post and use the feeder on it’s own to suspend from a tree branch.

-Hanaya- Cottage Hummingbirds [mesh]

-Hanaya- Cottage Hummingbirds [mesh]

We have also made the humming birds available separately. The pack includes 3 versions with different wing positions and sounds. The sounds are played at random intervals, and can be turned on by clicking each hummer. Listen closely, because the sound is purposely gentle and soft.

Now on display at -Hanaya-

On display in-world

Now on display at -Hanaya- in-world store and also available on the Second Life Marketplace.

NEW Sweet Heart GATCHA from -Hanaya-

Today’s new release at -Hanaya- in-world store is a yummy gatcha – fresh from Blender our oven. Our test group loved the wearable cookie tray (rare), which gives a random heart-shaped cookie to anyone that clicks it.

-Hanaya- Sweet Heart GATCHA

-Hanaya- Sweet Heart GATCHA

There are 16 yummy cookies with sweet sayings – just right for trading and giving on Valentine’s Day. At only 15 Lindens per play, grab lots and lotsers and if you are lucky, get the RARE!

The -Hanaya- Sweet Heart GATCHA is located at our in-world store, so stop by and play <3


-Hanaya- You + Me = Love NEW RELEASE

Are you planning on spending some alone time with your sweetie pie?
If so, the new release from -Hanaya- You + Me = Love set might be a cute addition for Valentine’s day.

-Hanaya- You + Me = Love

-Hanaya- You + Me = Love [mesh scene with animations]

The complete set is 100% mesh and has a Land Impact of 14 PE. It consists of a texture change Ottoman with animations, a base with a rose petal texture, mesh piles of rose petals, a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket with flutes and 3 heart shaped candles with flame.

Animations sample

There are 10 couple animations, and 2 single ones. Some of the animations ask for permission to attach (a rose and champagne flutes). All props are mesh. You can also click the champagne bucket and the pile of rose petals to get the props even when you are not using the animations.

You and Me is Love Helper HUD

The ottoman has a texture change menu that lets you change the top (upper) and bottom (lower) cushions separately. Just touch the TOP cushion to pop up the menu. Here you can also change who has permission to change the textures.

The colours are:
– Cerise Suede
– Red Hearts
– Red Leather
– Pink Plaid

fabric variations

Now on display at -Hanaya- in-world store and also available for purchase on the Second Life Marketplace. A 50% discount to our VIP group members until Sunday, February 8th.

Long stemmed roses for Valentine’s Day

A gift of flowers that will melt your sweetheart’s heart – 12 exquisite mesh roses and babies breath in 3 styles of bouquet.

The product is modify/transfer (including the packaging), so you can add your own note inside, and pass it to your sweetheart in-world. So much more personal than just gifting from the Marketplace …

-Hanaya- Dozen Pink Blush Long Stemmed Roses [mesh]

 -Hanaya- Dozen Pink Blush Long Stemmed Roses [mesh]

Includes 3 different versions:

Gift wrapped in a special edition florist’s box, which displays the bouquet in cellophane wrap as shown.

The wearable bouquet comes complete with cellophane wrap, bow and includes pose as shown in product image.

Meticulously arranged in a porcelain vase with surface water animation.

-Hanaya- Dozen Red Long Stemmed Roses [mesh]

-Hanaya- Dozen Red Long Stemmed Roses [mesh]

Now on display at -Hanaya- in-world store and also available for purchase on the Second Life Marketplace. A 50% discount to our VIP group members until Sunday, February 8th.

New for spring -Hanaya- Long Island Gazebo + GIFT

Just when you thought that spring would never come, the sun peeks through the snow clouds and you hear sparrows chirping in the shrubbery. And your thoughts turn to spring …

-Hanaya- Long Island Gazebo - White

-Hanaya- Long Island Gazebo – White

A lovely addition to any outdoor space, our 8-sided gazebo is meticulously built and textured. The white version is made from aged wood with spots of peeling paint. Moss-covered wood shingles make a wonderful contrast.

To help create a lovely mood in your garden oasis, the gazebo includes 2 beautifully crafted mesh lanterns – one at the entrance, and the other suspended from the ceiling. And to add to the victorian feel, we have embellished the gazebo with 3-dimensional ivy plants. No flat textures here 🙂

The entire gazebo (including lanterns and ivy) is only 16 LI with a foot print of 5 x 5 meters.

Now available for purchase at -Hanaya- inworld or on the Second Life Marketplace.

-Hanaya- Long Island Gazebo - Tutti Frutti Pink

-Hanaya- Long Island Gazebo – Tutti Frutti Pink GROUP GIFT

A pink and red edition of the gazebo embellished with 3D mesh heart chains is the current group gift for our store VIP group. Grab yours from the group notices or pop in-world and get yours <3

-Hanaya- Iconic Glass House

-Hanaya- brings you an original mesh reconstruction of an iconic house –  single residential build with a land impact of only 16 PE, and provided size of 22 x 37 meters.

The build is a scale reproduction of a famous house built in the late 1940s. It is based on architectural plans that are publicly available from the United States Library of Congress. To learn about the house, please visit for a starting point.

-Hanaya- Iconic Glass House

The textures include materials, with the exception of glass surfaces. This will provides a 3 dimensional feel to the building elements when you have the Advanced Lighting Model and shadows enabled in your viewer.

The house contains a texture change menu for the window and door glass as illustrated in the following images. The inside and outside windows can be set separately, so if you wish, you can have complete privacy from outside (closed) and still be able to see outside when you are in the house.

-Hanaya- Iconic House (where to touch for menu)

To access the Texture Change menu, simply touch the front windows or door.

-Hanaya- Iconic House Menu Options

Diagramatic instructions with screen shots are provided in the package, along with an extra set of stairs. A version of the house with ground shadow is also provided for those who do not have shadows enabled in their viewer by default.

house 3

To help you envision how furniture might look in the house, a furnished model home is on display at -Hanaya- in-world store. Feel free to try everything out.

To purchase the -Hanaya- Iconic Glass House, either buy it in-world or on the Second Life Marketplace. A footprint demo, as well as information about how the house works is available free of charge.

-Hanaya- Muskoka Couples Cuddle Bed

Today, we have a brand new release for you – the Muskoka Couples Cuddle Bed with texture change menu and bedding that changes from a messy bed to a nice tidy one.

The bed has a land impact of 14 PE and has 28 animations – 14 synced couple animations and 14 single ones, which are all accessed via a menu (no poseballs). The bed also rezzes mesh props.

-Hanaya- Muskoka Couples Cuddle Bed

To pop up the Texture Change menu, touch the head board. The Texture Change menu has access control to allow you, group, or a list of specific avatars to be able to use it.

As well, the menu allows you to use the bed either in the Daytime mode (the duvet is made up and tidy). In Nightime mode, the duvet disappears and a messy blanket is shown instead.

-Hanaya- Muskoka Couples Cuddle Bed Colour Palette

There are two versions of the bed provided. One lets you select each piece of the wood and bedding separately to change the material. The other has 5 themes as in the image above.

-Hanaya- Muskoka Night Table

Matching night tables with texture change menu to match the bed are also available.

A display demo model is at -Hanaya- in-world store, and will be on the Second Life Marketplace shortly.

-Hanaya- Apple Bobbing Contest

With autumn in the air, thoughts turn to fall activities such as raking and collecting leaves, carving gourds and pumpkins and decorating our homes and gardens.

I love garden decor – but I really really get excited when the decor is not just a static thing, when it is fun and has a purpose too. That is why the -Hanaya- team got together to bring you the Apple Bobbing Contest. No, you don’t win anything, other than bragging rights.

Watch our 2.5 minute video to see it in action in HD on YouTube.

-Hanaya- Apple Bobbing Contest FOR SALE

How it works:

The custom script in the piece allows for 2 avatar to sit on the apple barrel, and compete to see who will get the most apples first.

The first avatar sits, and waits for a second person to join. Once both are sitting, they will start to bob for apples. The time it takes to grab an apple is random. And who gets more apples is random as well – there is no skill, nor is there any prize, other than your right to do a victory dance.

The first avatar to get three apples wins the contest. The loser has a bit of a tantrum,  the winner celebrates and then both avatars are unseated. And the next contest can begin!

Now available for purchase at -Hanaya- inworld store, and on the Second Life Marketplace. Unless you are the member of one of our groups, in which case you can get it from notices as a gift from us to you 🙂

Lessons Learned @ Home and Garden Expo

As some of you know I was planning to be in this year’s Second Life Home and Garden Expo.

And I was really looking forward to it too. Not just because I like making the kind of things that will be on sale there, but also because it benefits a cause that I am passionate about, since I am a cancer survivor.

To make it short; I won’t be there.

Here’s why:

I had bought some full perm mesh farm animals from a store called Just Animals on the Second Life Marketplace and I had used them in a product which was to be part of the Gatcha @ Expo program to benefit Relay for Life. It turns out that it is possible that the original source of these full perm meshes may be a service called Turbosquid, where full perm meshes are sold for dollars.

The first I heard of Turbosquid, is when a coalesced object of more than 1300 prims was returned to my Lost and Found folder, immediately followed by being ejected and banned from the Expo sims without notice.

I was really upset – who wouldn’t be. But after a sleepless night, I am trying to look on the positive side of this thing. And these are the important points to me arising from the mess.

  1. I am glad that the organizers of the Expo are diligent about potential IP theft. I wish more event organizers were as thorough.
  2. I will be very cautious if I buy full perm meshes on the Second Life Marketplace or at any in-world store.
  3. And last, and most important to me, is that I will buckle down and devote time to learning 3D modelling properly. It’s long overdue.

So I will be taking time off from -Hanaya- to go back to 3D modelling school.

Building in-world and using mesh exporting tools like I have been doing is just not good enough.

So …

The -Hanaya- Subscribe-o-matic group and in-world store groups will be closed at the end of September.  I will be scaling down the in-world store in the next few weeks – likely turn it into a little park with only a handfull of my products that I am really proud of.

-Hanaya- Home and Garden Expo

I took this snap of my store at Home Expo 6 before my stuff got returned.
It was pretty 🙁