07/06/2013

The Craftsman






I am back with a new project after a rather long and very unintentional hiatus. I will start by saying it is by no means finished as I do have every intention of making lots and lots of thing for all sorts of rooms. Some of you may remember my Charles Rennie Mackintosh set of yesteryear;  I love Arts and Crafts so skipping over the Atlantic with this follow up is pretty logical. This is honest, unpretentious, simple and yet beautifully styled furniture from around 1900.  I have put my stamp on it with a light wood texture rather than quarter sawn oak which makes some pieces look quite modern but I am working on a darker oak recolour with pretty stencilling. You may not realise it but the Sims 2 games are choc-a-bloc full of American Craftsman things, there is even an endtable called the "Gustav Stickler"  in honour of Stickley himself. However I find much of it rather chunky and too clunky for my liking and frankly fuglified (although both sets of their craftsman windows are pretty nice).

 So, this first lot up for grabs is mainly living and dining orientated and so far there are 14 new meshes. The grandfather clock and fireplace are in perfect working order although the addition of the copper hood has sims poking and prodding through it and that cannot be helped. There are deco slots on and in many of the items where I saw fit to add them, the coffee table has 3 on top,2 under for stashing magazines and the china cabinet is ready to be filled with books and curios. The only piece of furniture pictured but not included yet is the high back Morris style chair which still isn't to my satisfaction so that will be for next time hopefully.

As a sidenote this project in it's entirety is dedicated to Judith who helped testing and gave me many useful suggestions.  Polywise there is nothing vaguely outrageous here, it'll all run smoothly on older machines).

Happy Simming!






PS: Only if you downloaded this before 17.30 (European time) June 8, the two slave files BB Craftsman Plantstands tall and small were not recolourable:  DOWNLOAD FIX
There is no problem with the master BB_Craftsman_Plantstand_Medium and all recolours should now work across all 3 files. 

For those of you wishing to recolour you can download a set of psd templates  here.

67 comments:

  1. Oh man, I uninstalled TS2 ages ago.. but now seeing that you're back I have the urge to dig all my games out. These are absolutely gorgeous, Buggy!

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  2. Thanks Nat....Its gorgeous, amazing!...Been waiting for it since you gave us a preview...Thanks Again...Matt

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  3. BB, this set is fantastic! Love all of it and can't wait to get my hands on your PSDs to get the recolors stated. Thank you!

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  4. Again a fantastic set. Thank you so much!

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  5. Nat it looks blooming marvellous, love you judith xxx's

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  6. Perfection, Nat, absolutely gorgeous! Lots of love, Shazzer! xxxx

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  7. Gorgeous new set Nat, thank you so much!

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  8. HOLY...! The fireplace!! Gosh it's magnificent! :OO
    Amazing set Nat, thank you so much! <3

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  9. Speechless! Except I can say thank you, it's so beautiful!

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  10. I'm gobsmacked! Wonderful stuffies, thanks Nat :)

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  11. Hi I am a major fan of your work, thanks to everything that you do (and you do it fabulously), my game is oh so much better. Thank you once again and you truly made a happy strangers' day!

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  12. Craftsman is my favorite style and there is very little good stuff out there. Thank you so much; this is beautiful!

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  13. I gosh welcome back! And this et looks simply wonderful!

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  14. So incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much!

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  15. It looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in my game. Thank you so much and welcome back.

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  16. Beautiful. I think I have everything you've created from this site in my game. Thanks you so much.

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  17. Thank You Natalie. What an awesome set.

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  18. O...MY...GOD... This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love this stuff!!!

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  19. Such beautiful work! Thank you so much for sharing! :D

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  20. This is so, worth waiting for...thank you.

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  21. glad you're back ^_^
    absolutely beautiful set! looks really like hand made, the kind old solid furniture was made in the past - and especially this fall desk *swoon* is gorgeous! the clock is great too ^_^
    thanks a lot for your hard work!

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  22. I'm so glad your back, I have always loved your creations for TS2, and love that you keep the polygons low too, this new set is amazing, thank you so much.

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  23. Super, Super, SUPER Amazing work ever!!! Thanks!

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  24. This set is simply amazing. For me the best find of the year so far! Thanks for all your work and for sharing this great set with us!

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  25. You are amazing! Beautiful work :) <3

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  26. Takart - Trudi kelly8 June 2013 at 16:20

    this is so fabulous, I did a recol its uploaded at blackpearl sims..but I couldnt recol the med or tall planter..Thanx for this set another of ur fabulous sets for my game

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  27. I love this!! I've never seen Craftsman style furniture for the sims and how fitting of a furniture style for you to do, seeing as how it's all about quality, clean lines, and function! Thank you so much for creating AND sharing! Now off to live vicariously in my dream (sim) house!

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  28. Just saw these in my game and the whole set is awesome, thank you and I can't wait for more, you have real talent for creating for TS2, all your creations are stunning and bring the game to life in such a wonderful way.

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  29. Welcome back, and thank you so very much for this set. It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  30. So many goodies and only 1MB, you are amazing! my download folder and I loves you :B

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  31. That's an awesome looking set, Buggy. You've outdone yourself again. :D

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  32. I've been waiting for you and you didn't let me down! Beautiful :) Thank you.

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  33. I have been trying to reply, couldn't work out why I was being refused on my own blog and just realised I had forgotten about the cookies:)

    Thankyou all for such lovely comments! I hope you all get lots of use out of this and remember there is going to be more...hopefully alot more:)

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  34. Oh, so very beautiful! Thank you ever so much!

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  35. Oh wow, what an amazing set. Thank you so so much for these pretties!
    -SamLee-

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  36. Oh I so love your textures! You do such quality work. Thank you for sharing!! : )

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  37. You're magnificent!!
    I just love everything you create!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Hugs
    Sofya

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  38. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I love all your beautiful work!

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  39. This is such a beautiful set, you've some incredible talent! <3

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  40. OMG These are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing them!

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  41. As a complete lover of your CRM set, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Jugendstihl movements I have been shorting out my keyboard with the drool.

    I wish I had some app that would bring these into real life for me, they are so gorgeous!

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    1. The first part of your comment made me chuckle:)

      I agree about the app, that would be fun!

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  42. It is gorgeous Nat, thank you so much!

    xx Hannie18

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  43. Simply Stunning

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  44. So happy to see your back with stuff... actually lots of 'new' stuff for me as I haven't played in the last couple of years but with boredom setting in on the farmville front I am becoming a born again simmer and it seems i'm being rewarded by finding new things from you... my fave sim stuff maker... thank you :)

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  45. WOW,Very nice work,Thank you so much

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  46. These are fantastic. U have a great talent. I want these in real life. ^.^

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  47. BB, you have made me, a newbie to Sims 2, very, very happy. Your stuff is wonderful. Thank you lots.

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  48. Welcome to Sims 2 and may you have many happy hours with it!

    Thankyou all for the lovely comments!

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  49. Thank you for all your wonderful work. My computer recently had a hissy fit and I lost a great deal of my content. It just wouldn't be the Sims if your creations weren't there. Thank you again.

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  50. I started playing Sims 2 again, and I am so happy I've tracked you down again in your new home, and so happy you're still creating. Your items are amongst my most-used, period. Hope you're well :)

    <3 BlueSoup (but too lazy to create a profile)

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  51. I love and use this set all the time in my game. Absolutely beautiful. BTW, the tall plant stand has a tiny problem...It's supposed to be a salved object, but it shows as not recolorable in the game..

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  52. I was just reinstalling my game after reformatting my computer, last time I played it regularely I downloaded lots of stuff from you. Sad to see the message that you won't be making more stuff, but it's totally understandable! Happy new year! Thankyou!

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  53. BB, thank you for all of the wonderful and beautiful items you have made over the years for all of us. I began playing TS2 again a few weeks ago and thanks to people like you I'm enjoying the game once more. Again, thank you so much :)

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  54. I now know why I've never seen this set in any creations on any site besides here. It's a wonderful set and I would love to have it for my game,but, not everyone has a MODS file set up. I did have one and it slowed my game to a crawl. Would it be possible to convert this set to a Sims3 file?

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  55. Oooh, aah! I love all of your creations BB, but these are really the best. Arts and Crafts is my favourite furnishing style. So, sorry for me that you will probably never finish the chair or make anything more, but I am sure that someone with all of your talent and attention to detail is already immersed in another hobby and I wish you as much satisfaction with it. (Can I ask where the little table beside the fireplace with the candles on it went?) ..kangals

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  56. So sorry BB, just added the desk to the collection and there was the little side table. (Slaps self.)..kangals

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  57. Thank you for these updates, BuggyBooz, Can we be friends in real life? Anyway I work for EA Maxis as a tester for a unreleased expansion pack for The Sims 4.

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  58. I can't download any of your creations, the links don't work, could you please help me?

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  59. All of the boxnet downloads appear to not be working anymore. I'm starting playing Sims 2 again and lost all my downloads, and was looking forward to using Buggybooz's lovely objects. I hope someone can make sure these downloads don't get lost forever.

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  60. Working link for "The Craftsman"

    http://simfileshare.net/download/21457/

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    1. Thanks Kiri, you're an angel! <3

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    2. Thank you for reposting! Box is the death of so many great TS2 creations, and yet creators keep using it :(

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  61. This set is available to download for sims 3 ??, thanks

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