Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Jewel of a book!


Ever wonder what a Seamstress does when she's not making clothing?  Well here's your chance to find out!  I've just published a book on  It will not be available to the Kindle audiance for another week.  If you'd prefer a soft cover copy, then you can get one here

The title is Jewels of the Kingdoms, Book one: Necklace of Nithica
The book style is what I like to call Dungeon and Dragons . . . with sex and romance!  It's a fun and fast paced book, but then I'm biased since I'm the one who wrote it!  It will be followed in about a month by a second book, with a third scheduled for late July.  No, I haven't given up doing clothing for Second Life!  I am just expanding my horizons. 
The books are a long time project and just now coming to fruition.  I sincerely hope that they will find an audiance who loves fantasy and romance in one package.

I will also have a shop at the Fantasy Fair that starts this coming weekend.  More on that later, and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Cordially yours,
 the author!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fashion for Life


This week I need to discuss the FFL that is opening shortly.  It is a wonderful showcase for the clothing designers of Second Life, but this year I have decided that Curious Seamstress will not participate.  It is entirely for personal reasons, which I intend to keep that way.  :-) 

If you have an interest in fashion I would encourage you strip down to a cute pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your least primmy hair (I always use an older ETD ponytail that has an ARC of like, 10), take off your huds, and go walk barefoot through those sims.  There's some wonderful merchants, an FFL hunt that runs across all the sims, gatcha machines on every sim, and of course a dazzling array of designers.  All funds raised through FFL vendors, the FFL hunt, and the FFL gatcha machines goes to the American Cancer Society.  It is a worthy cause and a special time.

Curious Seamstress will be attending another Faire at the beginning of April.  I will post more after the FFL has finished, as I wouldn't want to steal any thunder!  The opening day for FFL is tomorrow, and I hope that you will take some time in the next week to take a look around!

I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Cordially yours,
Kembri Tomsen

Friday, March 4, 2011


Greetings!  This is a musical interlude simply because I found the MOST amazing rendition of a favorite song and had to share it with you!  I dunno, maybe it's just me that tears up at this video, but I find it a remarkable accomplishment.  While you're listening to the video the second time ('cause you really should watch it the first time!), let me tell you about some new things at Curious Seamstress this week.

I've some freebies out for various hunts this week at three different stores.  The Carrington at Seraph City and Curious Seamstress at Port Babbage are both part of Steamhunt 4.  In those stores you're looking for little copper gears, and I haven't been really mean about hiding them!  In New Toulouse, there are two hunts going on, and two separate sets of prizes.  Look for gold masks.

In other news, I'll be introducing a line of reduced priced clothing.  I look at clothing in terms of seasons, and I don't mean seasonal as in Fall or Winter (though I see those too!) but in terms of years.  My aim has always been to eventually reduce the prices on the clothing from the first Seamstress season of 2008-09 to begin with, then eventually the next season of clothing will be moved over, etc.  My skill as a seamstress has become refined over time, and while there is nothing at all wrong with these gowns, they are not what I would now consider the best of my art.  I continue to work on my techniques as I make and issue new gowns.  So for the best of Seamstress, look to the new releases!  For golden oldies that may be more affordable for newer players, look towards these older lines of clothing offered at reduced prices. 

Over the next day or so a new vendor will appear in the stores for reduced priced clothing ensembles.  There will be about a dozen to start with.  This isn't something that will be added too all the time, rather this is something that will be added to occasionally.  If you're hoping to see the newer gowns in these vendors, you'll be waiting a long while!

Last, I am preparing for Fashion For Life, which is ten days of fashion for the American Cancer Society.  In the past it has been called RFL.  The Fair opens on March 12th, and Curious Seamstress will be there with a shop.  The theme is Beyond Black and White, and promises to be a fun event as always.

And that's it for this morning!  I hope your day is a good one, and that we'll see you soon at one of the stores!

Cordially yours,