Friday, July 11, 2014

Housing Guide Part Four- How to Feast

This week's guide is a short and simple one:  feasts!

How to: Feast

Items needed:
-Large Table
  • Table and benches
  • Fine wooden table
  • Exquisite dining table
  • Large worn table
-Various food decorations (see list below)


Add Food

Here is a list of some food items that I like to put on my feast tables. I especially like the table and benches because it is so huge and a lot of food fits.

  • Turkey platter
  • Pie
  • Round of cheese
  • Lattice cherry pie
  • Pumpkin
  • Low mustard vase
  • Milk and cookies
  • Egg basket
  • Sandwich station
  • Breakfast pan
  • Orange basket
  • Tomato basket
  • Fish basket
  • Dog biscuits
  • Sundae
  • Tall sundae
  • Bowl of tomatoes
  • Bow of dates
  • Bowl of lettuce
  • Bowl of potatoes
  • Tea set
  • Birthday cake
  • String of sausages
  • Milk carton
  • Crusher's milk bottle
  • Crystal punch bowl
  • Honey jar
  • Plates, cups, bowls


Get Pets To Come

Add some pets to come to your feast and you are all set! Here are some examples that are mine and some from the tour.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Housing Guide Part Three- How To Ladder

Hello everybody! I'm posting the guide early this week.

How to: Ladder

Items Needed:
  • Tall ladder
  • Short ladder
  • Straight ladder


Don't Bother

Before teleporters, I had lots of rugs that actually had to lead you to places that were far off, it was very tedious. When teleporters came out I was so happy, not only could I link all my houses together, I could make tree houses that didn't need ladders! In my Massive Fantasy Palace I have a tree house that does exactly that, there is a teleporter at the bottom and BOOM you are at the top. Woo! No hazardous climbing and falling off! Do this if you are lazy like me, all you need is a pack of 'porters


Rugs and Ladders

If you don't want to spend crowns buying teleporters or time crafting them, a regular old rug ladder is what you need. It is fairly simple, and I think it looks pretty cool. You don't have to have a ladder if you don't want one, but I like the effect.

1. Set down two crates right next to each other and put a small rug on top. Move one of the crates a little so that the rug is only touching the crate on the edge, and then move the other crate away from the first. Repeat this process for another crate. 

2.Stack first a crate with a rug, then one without, then another one with the rug on top.

3. Away from this tower, put down a small rug and then another one on top. Move the rugs so that one is slipped under the crates.

4. Move the rugs away so that the crates come with them but not the two stacked rugs.

5. Place a ladder next to the rug tower, and now you can go up the ladder!

 Here are some examples of a ladders I found on the tour.


Bone Ladder

In Andrea Storm's Wyrd House she has an amazing bone stair that goes up to a second floor. I think the process of doing this would be similar to a regular ladder, but I have never tried it. I thought it was really interesting and creative and I have never seen anything like it. Now it is your turn, figure out how to make those awesome bone stairs or invent something of your own! Flower stairs, anyone? 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hosuing Guides Part Two- How to Fireplace

This week's guide is on fireplaces :D.

How to: Fireplace

Items Needed:
  • Stone fireplace
  • Rough fireplace
  • Brick fireplace
  • Holiday fireplace
  • Krokotopian fireplace
  • Celestian fireplace
  • Aztecan fireplace
  • Avalonian fireplace
  • Zafarian fireplace
-Small rug
-Various small items for the mantle (see list below)


Just Decorate It

Small little trinkets to go on the mantle of a fireplace look really nice, so here's a list of possible things that I like to put on my fireplaces. I think you can only put things on the stone, brick, holiday, Aztecan, and Avalonian fireplaces.

  • Potted flower arrangement
  • Mantle clock
  • Mushroom
  • Incense plate
  • Potted purple pansy
  • Crystal ball
  • Any trophy
  • Any bobble head
  • Ship in a bottle

Also hanging large paintings just above a fireplace is nice.


Put a Fire in It

Some fireplaces like all the themed ones and the holiday one already have a fire in it, but to liven up the plainer fireplaces like the stone or brick kind putting a small fire is just the right thing and can be done in a few simple steps.

1. Place a campfire where you want the fireplace to be.
2. Put down a small rug, and then a fireplace on top of it. Move the small rug so that the fireplace is on top of the campfire.
3. On the outer edge of the rug place another rug and then pick it up. This will pick up both rugs and leave the fireplace.


Make it Crazy

I'm all about making things your own. Especially on the Castle Tours, it's important to make your house stand out among the thousands of others. 

In my fireplaces, you'll notice many, many teleporters. I'm partial to this because as a nerd and Harry Potter fan this makes sense to me. In my dorm and Amber Estate I decorated some fireplaces that lead to other houses so here's a look.

Here are some examples of houses on the tour with fireplaces that I liked.

Thanks Paige Moonshade!