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Hey, everyone! The joys of summer have been keeping me from simming as much as I do when the days are shorter, so I haven't been around much. It's been raining lately, though, so I took a little break from gardening (in sim garden terms, I have about a 6 by 8 fruit and veggie plot this summer, and I'm currently doing a lot of weeding! :P), and went cc shopping. While I was browsing through the recent monthly themes at GoS, this little gem by psychosim caught my eye, and I was inspired to create my own variation on this idea.











The ever-so-adorable child Johnny and toddler Jill were happy to demonstrate this doll replacement for you.

Actually, little Johnny whined about having to do something as silly as playing with dolls, but he agreed to do it anyway. Heehee.




My original design attempted to recreate Jenny and P.T. No. 9 Smith as closely as possible. I used textures from kinemortophobia's eyes (and the edits by smjoshsims), aledstrange's Maxis improved facial tetextures, and I pulled the blond hair colour from one of simgaroop's hair textures. I then chopped everything up and blended and floodfilled and painted until I ended up with something that (I hoped) passed for the Smiths. Considering how small the textures are and the odd mapping, I think they turned out pretty well (even if I do say so myself).

And yes, P.T's shirt texture was hand-painted by me. I have amazing skills, I know. XD




The dollhouse dolls sometimes pull textures from different places to create a variation on the dolls, so you can also end up with a female sim with green hair and a dress with a rather loud pattern, and a male alien sim with a bright green shirt, grey slacks, and green (bald?) hair.




And sometimes they play with the two women or two men, and sometimes its two of the same doll, as always. It's random, so it was a bit of a challenge getting them to play with the right dolls for this photoshoot. The toddlers stick to just one doll at a time, usually for eating, as I'm sure you've noticed.

I hope you and all your sim children will have fun with these!












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jesstheex
Jul. 8th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
This is adorable.

And the picture of Jill leaning over to see what Johnny is doing with the dolls is adorable, also. <3
strange_tomato
Jul. 8th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Thanks. ^_^

It's cute to see the different age groups interacting at the dollhouse, isn't it? I think its sweet that the teens can play, too.
cosmetical
Jul. 8th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
D'aww. This is such a cute idea. and I agree with the love for Jill checking out what Johnny is doing. I also enjoy Jill's Cindy Brady hair. :]
pbanda
Jul. 8th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Aww that is so cute! What a neat idea.
peasant007
Jul. 8th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
<3 I don't know which is cuter: The dolls or Child Johnny and Toddler Jill.

I love the hairstyles you picked for them :)

Also, I didn't know that the game pulled different textures to make the dolls different. I always thought they were the same. On the other hand, I never paid that close attention to the dollhouse, lol.
pixelcurious
Jul. 8th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
You are too cool! and so is this! :D
budgie_budgie
Jul. 8th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
Cool! :)
I love, love, love that last picture too, adorable!
madame_ugly
Jul. 8th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Holy crap.

Wee little PT9? How cute is THAT?!

*snerk* But now I kind of want to see a Grunt smashing the Smith Dollhouse.
niloublue
Jul. 8th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Aww! The pictures are adorable, especially the last one, Jill was such a cute toddler!
And you did an awesome job recolouring the dolls, they look great! :)
muslemura
Jul. 8th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
*squee* Now, I need both your replacement AND a younger versions of the Smiths :)

Thanks for sharing!
unicorn_ninjas
Jul. 9th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
*dies of cuteness*
(Anonymous)
Feb. 3rd, 2014 10:49 am (UTC)
SO CUTE!
thank you for this! :) also: could you tell me where could i find Johnny's hair? :3
strange_tomato
Jun. 21st, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
Re: SO CUTE!
It's by Phobia, found here. :)
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