The Spider And The Fly

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Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to show when you are there.”
Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”

“I’m sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?” said the Spider to the Fly.
“There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I’ll snugly tuck you in!”
Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “for I’ve often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!”

Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, ” Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I ‘ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome — will you please to take a slice?”
“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “kind Sir, that cannot be,
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!”

“Sweet creature!” said the Spider, “you’re witty and you’re wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I’ve a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you’ll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself.”
“I thank you, gentle sir,” she said, “for what you ‘re pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I’ll call another day.”

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
“Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple — there’s a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!”

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue —
Thinking only of her crested head — poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour — but she ne’er came out again!

And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne’er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly.

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt

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Credits
Bodysuit – Nemesis @ Ch1c Birthday
Skirt – Milk Motion – My Monster Skirt
Hair – LeLutka – Rykiel
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

Pose Prop
Tableau Vivant – The Caged Stage

Part 2

I did warn there would be a part 2 to my shopping spree!!! This post has been sitting in drafts for a bit, the weather here has been so lush, that sitting inside to finish writing was not appealing to me at all. However, with so many prettys to show, I knew it was time to pull my finger out :P

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I love love this tunic from So Many Styles! From the fit, to the texture it suits me down to the ground. Although it’s long enough to be worn as a dress, with some smexy heels, I dressed it down this time with some awesome skinny jeans.

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Absolution is a new to me store, and this cute little plaid dress won me over. A quick warning though, there are no glitch pants included, the dress is on the jacket layer only. You do get 2 different lengths of skirt, and an alpha layer included if you prefer to use that instead of fiddling with sculpty modification.

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Linen pants are just so summer nights to me. Cool and comfortable after a long hard day at the beach or by the pool. I paired these ones with a stunning top from The Sea Hole, which again includes an alpha layer.

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Last but not least, the most adorable girly dress ever!! This one is from Priss. The soft pink is just beautiful and I adore the flower detailing. This brings me to the end of this particular shopping spree, my Milk Motion one is next :P

Credits
Pic 1
Top – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Asy Tunic
Jeans – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Denim Light Blue
Hair – Elikatira – Blind
Skin – Idosyncrasy – Natasha

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Dress – Absolution @ The Circle Project – Summer Plaid Dress
Hair – Elikatira – Vivid
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

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Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Elio Blouse
Pants – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Linen Pants
Shoes – Maitreya Gold – Salience
Hair – LeLutka – Inverted
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

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Dress – Priss @ The Circle Project – Florenciana
Shoes & Stockings – Maitreya Gold – Salience
Hair – Junwave – Cecily
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

Pose & Props
Decor – LISP Bazaar – I’m Late Set, Floor Mirror with Lanterns, Lullaby Broken Clock
Poses – KS2Cool, Maitryea

Shop Till You Drop

I’ve been so inspired lately, since making shadows work. At first the battle was getting them to show up, then it was getting settings I liked. After that it was making a kinda studio area that was open enough so that shadows still worked. Then later still it was making that area as pretty as a picture (pun intended :P) All this wittering does have a point I assure you! While wanting to make my spiffy new studio even moar spiffy, I knew it was the time to go through my huge props and poses folder and utilise some of the gorgeous stuff I had left to languish in there. It was also around this time I had a major meltdown when I realised that folder, and all of it’s contents were missing from my inv. Several fixes later and it still hasnt come back, so I was down about 50,000L’s worth in inventory and very emo to say the least.

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So off to xsteet I went and found a great free pose prop thing. That was so gorgeous I went to the main store, and perved the creators profile. That led me to The Circle Project, as the creator had a special pose scene there (to be shown at a later date!) Once that was safely filed away, it was time to clothes shop baby!! The first store I went into was pesca, and the Haori1 immediately caught my eye. I havent seen anything like it before in SL and it reminds me of something my best friend wore for years and I always wanted to nab!

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Then it was next door into The Sea Hole, where I had some kind of buying frenzy. I pretty much picked up at least one of everything that was in there, sometimes two….but we wont talk about my addictions today :P

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The perfect peasant blouse!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and soo works with a pair of flares.

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Seriously, who can resist showing off their legs with a supercute playsuit? This one comes in an array of textures, I chose the girliest one I could! I have many more purchases to show from this particular outing, but I had to split it up as I really did shop till I dropped!

Credits
Pic 1
Jacket – Pesca @ The Circle Project – Haori1
Top – Priss @ The Circle Project – Miss Spring Tank (worn without attachments)
Jeans – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Denim Light Blue

Pic 2
Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Sheer Tank and Scarf Set
Pants – The Sea Hole – @ The Circle Project – Dita Flared jean

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Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Kashmir Blouse
Pants – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Dita Flared Jean

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Playsuit – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Nicosia Sun Suit

Hair & Skin
worn throughout
Hair – Kin – Cricket
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha Natural Base

Poses & Props
Screen – What Next – So Boho Dressing Screen Pose Prop
Mannequin – What Next – Paperdoll Mannequin
(Huge thanks to Winter for being an absolute legend and redelivering an Xstreet purchase that got lost in the ether!!!)
Bird Frame – LISP – Mint Frame
Typewriter & Suitcase – M.Fox (not available anymore)