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Old 20th Feb 2019, 2:02 PM #51
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Yes, the house is hidden. It's on the side of a heavily forested mountain (so difficult to play with all those trees!)


Right?! I had all those spikes in the way in mine, ugh. I hid my Travellers' Caravan among hood trees on a lot, and that was a nuisance, too. If you have one, I'd love to see a zoom out of your lot to see how you did your mountain and trees.

It's so fun seeing everyone's interpretation of Crumplebottom's character, needs, and stories. I'm so glad this is a challenge just for fun, and we get to see these little windows into the characters of the creators, too - memories, ideas about aging, about being in society or out of it, it's all really quite wonderful. That's the eternal beauty of Sims 2 and why I love it so much.
Old 20th Feb 2019, 6:10 PM #52
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Mrs. A. Crumplebottom and her cat, Mr. Tibbles, have retreated as far as they could and still get the newspaper, groceries, and ice delivered and the trash picked up. University Depot is an old-fashioned wannabe community, platted near Land Grant University in hope that graduates will develop the area. Mrs. C hopes they will not, as the last thing she needs is a bunch of Young Modern People hanging about, playing their loud music and flaunting their depraved knees. She has her own well and septic system (indoor plumbing being the only modern innovation she truly embraces), a landline for calling her bookie, enough wine to last her a week or so, her old treadle sewing machine, oil-burning lamps, a wood stove, and a nice thorny hedge to deter intruders. She and Mr. Tibbles expect to be very happy together.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 7:39 PM #53
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Peni Griffin, such calm and beautiful pink hideaway will pleasured for the old matron

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 7:53 PM DefaultCrumplebottom Cottage #54
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Game: TS2
Lot: 20x20 (And it's all mine, so keep your dirty feet on the sidewalk and out of my garden if you know what's good for you!)
Price: $50,000 EXACTLY (That harlot Dina Caliente isn't getting a single dime from me, no matter what that lawyer of hers says!)
No Custom Content (I mean, really! Kids these days, with their newfangled contraptions for everything under the sun... back in my day, we worked with what we had, and were grateful for it!)

Upon learning that Dina Caliente, that up-jumped hussy, had the gall to file suit against such an upstanding figure of the community as herself, for simply trying to maintain some standards of public decency, Mrs. Crumplebottom decided to spite her, and spent her entire $50,000 savings on her new cottage, down to the last red cent. "If that strumpet wants to come after me, I'll have her in court for years, and even if some incompetent judge awards her a settlement, all she'll get is dried flowers and books of knitting patterns! Ha!"

While at first she had thought about moving to a secluded house deep in the countryside, Mrs. Crumplebottom realized that she needed to stay closer to the city, so that she could get to her podiatrist and her liquor store quickly, and so she settled for a small brick-and-clapboard cottage in the suburbs, far from any nightclubs or popular bars. Here, she could enjoy the peace and quiet of being out of the city, tending her flower gardens and feeding the far-better-behaved suburban pigeons ("Those birds in the city are so insolent- not so much as a look when you toss bread crumbs for them!") during the day, and being able to enjoy an early afternoon cup of tea and be in bed by 7:30 without the incessant beats of a nearby dance club rattling the windowpanes and keeping her awake. While social protocol dictated that she keep the small second bedroom as a bedroom for guests ("Inviting someone into my home? What an absurd notion!"), Mrs. Crumplebottom allows Mr. Tibbles the run of the place, so should any guest be fool enough to pay Mrs. Crumplebottom a visit, they'll likely find 'their' bed already occupied by a particularly disagreeable feline, and have to look elsewhere for their accommodations... which is exactly how Mrs. Crumplebottom and Mr. Tibbles want it.

(I'm still debating whether or not I want to upload this lot... it's finished and usable, but I've never uploaded a 'normal' house! What of my reputation for massive, million-dollar constructions!?)







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Old 20th Feb 2019, 8:55 PM DefaultCrumplebottom Cottage TS4 #55
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Here's my very rustic, very cheap version of Mrs. Crumplebottom's hidden hideaway, which I call Crumplebottom Cottage. I used the optional challenge situations of limited funds, keeping the cost under 30,000, and there is no Custom Content used (you have no idea how hard that is for me LOL!). I really thought I had made it Base Game compatible, too, but turns out there are a couple decorative items from Seasons, Get Together, and Parenthood. I did not make a room for Mr. Tibbles - don't hate me, I'm actually a cat person

It's really out of the way and surrounded by a beautiful forest when you place it in Brindleton Bay (which would require Cats and Dogs EP).

If you have City Living, you can make use of the lot traits:
Cat Hangout
Creepy Crawlies
Great Soil

30x20
FURNISHED: 26,639 - does not include price of land


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Old 20th Feb 2019, 9:39 PM Ms Crumplebottom's private abode #56
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Hey, I'm new to this! This is the first house I have made in absolutely forever, sorry I couldn't keep my hands off my cc!
Sorry, I don't have Sims 4 pets so I couldn't add any kitty things!

Game: TS4
Lot Dimensions: 30x20
Lot Value: §49,936

Ahh, everyone's favourite Grandma...



Of course she's arguing with the next door neighbour's android...



Her peaceful abode...





The Tour:















Anyway, I hope I did okay! I put a lot of time and effort in to this, even adding light switches and radiators!
Old 20th Feb 2019, 9:48 PM #57
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The Crumpleshack is complete! Came in just under budget at $43,994, including cat room, and using no CC.






You can check it out and download here.

The meadows are in bloom:
who has ever seen such insolence?

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 9:58 PM #58
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Nothing wrong with showing off your versatility, Zarathustra.
Um, not to be indelicate, but...where does she bathe? I don't see a shower or tub.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:06 PM #59
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I'm going a different direction with this, and it may not meet the specs exactly, but when I think of Mrs. C., I think this. I'll try to include some of the elements suggested, though, and will keep an eye on the price. Some of the designs here are also in the same general direction, though, so it's not that novel.

One thing ... are you folks including sewing machines because it's canon that Mrs. C is a seamstress? Did I miss something here? She definitely knits, though, so it's off to find something to indicate that she does ... one or two other things as well, IF I can find them and they're not a million polys. I am not making a clone of her because I doubt I'll play her character. I'll just say that someone let me in to take a peek. The lot will be play-tested, though.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:13 PM #60
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Nothing wrong with showing off your versatility, Zarathustra.
Um, not to be indelicate, but...where does she bathe? I don't see a shower or tub.


There's a tub in the downstairs bathroom... remember, when these houses were first being built, indoor plumbing was still a novelty in some areas, and so having a single tub would have been seen as quite enough to be getting on with! (I kind of imagine that the upstairs bathroom would have been a small bedroom at one point, and was only partially converted into a second half-bath by a later owner.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:27 PM #61
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Wow, today's entries are amazing :O Lots of tacky florals and plaids...I can practically smell the mothballs and cat pee
Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:58 PM #62
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Ah! I see it now! I'm so used to half-baths being on the bottom floor. In most old houses, at least in America, the original bathroom is either on the upper floor, or immediately next to the kitchen, so my mind registered the downstairs bathroom as a back porch and apparently filtered out the bath. One bathroom is certainly plenty for a single person; but of course she doesn't want to go downstairs in the night, and hauling a chamberpot every morning would be distasteful in the extreme. If only you could still get good help these days!

Mrs. C's sewing machine isn't canon, but until recently (by Crumplebottom standards) it was rare to find a knitter who didn't also sew, and doing so would prevent the ordeal of shopping for her signature clothing amid the crowds and inadequate staff of the big box stores and malls, not to mention that of using a public changing room. Even if she mail-orders her clothes, it's rare to get clothes from a catalog that don't require alteration to fit properly. So the machine is a natural thing to give her.

I should have given her furniture covered with doilies and dresser scarves, but I don't have much, and that was a little too expensive. Having just moved in, she'll probably be busy making them for awhile.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 11:06 PM #63
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Quote:
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Ah! I see it now! I'm so used to half-baths being on the bottom floor. In most old houses, at least in America, the original bathroom is either on the upper floor, or immediately next to the kitchen, so my mind registered the downstairs bathroom as a back porch and apparently filtered out the bath. One bathroom is certainly plenty for a single person; but of course she doesn't want to go downstairs in the night, and hauling a chamberpot every morning would be distasteful in the extreme. If only you could still get good help these days!


Yeah, which honestly makes more sense, but it didn't fit with the floorplan that worked best... that, and this house (architecturally, anyways) was kind of modeled after a scaled-down reimagining of my grandparent's house, and theirs was a full bath on the first floor, a 3/4 bath in the basement, and a tiny closet of a 1/2 bath in the upstairs.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 11:22 PM #64
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Peni - KNITTING! I've asked in "where can I find" for that mod; mine seems to be broke (looks like a ball of yard, but Mrs.C refuses to knit).
With apologies to Mrs.C (via Vic-tor) for babbling, and failure to follow directions, I present cooking and fire-poking, and sundry dignified activities (never mind Mr Tibbles, who found a mouse under the front porch and has gone quite mad).

As for the attic, the treadle sewing machine is there, an old dresser with 2 old teddy bears, a rusty bike, and The Secret. She IS MISSES C. but was she ever, really married? And what happened to her intended? Maybe that sad story (and those sour faces of her family by the fire place) tell us something of the unfortunate Mrs. C.
And although I started with a 2X2 lot and the best intentions of building a proper Victorian (one of my favorite styles), I got distracted fiddling with objects and OMSPs, for hour after bloody hour...
For a total cost of $66000.
Well, I just don't CARE...well, Vic-tor's Mrs.C WAS quite terrifying. I'll just have some tea and lavender cookies and pull out my OWN knitting...
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:34 AM #65
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Simmiller, nice shelter! Mr. Tibbles will probabbly find his place somewhere to the right from bedroom entrance. Ms. C. will like monochrome interior palette. Boring grey look makes me think she don`t like multicolour.

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Looking good guys! I think it's hilarious that so many of you have made the Crump into a hard drinking, cussing smoker!

She's actually a church-lady, 'holier than thou' type with a physical mean streak. I mean that purse bashing deserves assault charges.
Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:48 AM #67
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Looking good guys! I think it's hilarious that so many of you have made the Crump into a hard drinking, cussing smoker!

She's actually a church-lady, 'holier than thou' type with a physical mean streak. I mean that purse bashing deserves assault charges.


And yet... she's autonomously the first one to the poker table or the bar on any of my community lots! Call her a 'holier-than-thou-hypocrite' if you will.

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:57 AM #68
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Looking good guys! I think it's hilarious that so many of you have made the Crump into a hard drinking, cussing smoker!

She's actually a church-lady, 'holier than thou' type with a physical mean streak. I mean that purse bashing deserves assault charges.

Much more people made her a granny sewinghands, Porky!

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Well, I just don't CARE...well, Vic-tor's Mrs.C WAS quite terrifying. I'll just have some tea and lavender cookies and pull out my OWN knitting...

That's my own partly. TS1 Crumplebottom was kinda annoying, say usually screaming and her messages were capslocked. I tried to make her character close to this, both with my house and message to burn some creative flame in this thread. But here I see most simmers found her character much calm and charming.

Here you can see more of my creations and conversions for sims 3. ;) I`ll glad to see your comments in.
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Simmiller, nice shelter! Mr. Tibbles will probabbly find his place somewhere to the right from bedroom entrance. Ms. C. will like monochrome interior palette. Boring grey look makes me think she don`t like multicolour.


LOL! Thanks
Old 21st Feb 2019, 11:56 AM DefaultCrumplebottom Cottage #70
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Here's my attempt at this challenge! The lot can be downloaded from the Gallery under the username Adipup.
Also, sorry if this post is very long. I'm not sure how to resize images on here (if that's even possible).
Edit: I put all the screenshots in spoiler tags to make the post less imposing.

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  • Game: The Sims 4
  • Lot size: 20x20
  • Funds: §27,978 (under 30k!)
  • No CC
  • A room for Mr. Tibbles

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:10 PM #71
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It's odd, i'd never given this Mrs. much thought other than placing community lot pools, hot tubs and showers far back enough that the poor sims could get some use out of them before The Handbag hit them. But the more i played this lot, the more i started to understand her. It's not pleasant, people and generations coming and going, while you're still there, being able to tell how much worse things are now compared to the simple and HONEST times of old. So anyway, here goes.

Although she didn't get the patch of land she'd set her keen eye on, Mrs. Crumplebottom is quite content with her new dwelling.

The cottage isn't bad: not a single step to climb, forest all around it, heaters in every room and somewhere comfortable to rest her old bones. Which bones, however, are feeling reasonably well. The doctor left her a large vial of green potion to take every other day, and it makes a world of a difference. The birds though. No one told her about the birds. They cry and swoop and she suspects it's the weather vane irritating them, but how to get on top of the house to get rid of the thing?



One fact she's discovered since moving is that if you put up a picket fence in front, it protects the various endeavours you take up behind it. Her favourite is using that telescope and calling it science, but looking for treasure previous owners might have buried is a close second.

That said, it was a while before any activity grew on her. Doing the crossword every morning was alright, until they asked for "two words, 3 and 4 letters, computer game". Impertinent! Then she tried her hand at painting, which made her think of music*, but if you've ever seen her dance, you'd know what a bad idea that was. Baking made an impression, but it wasn't until she tried to work off those cakes that the true tinkle of a hobby resounded throughout the city: sports. Oh yes, that's where her heart is.

*yes, i do mean that pesky in-game business about creativity triggering music instrument wants. I keep meaning to insert a check for hobby enthusiasm, and keep postponing

Fun facts:
- the most used item in the house: toilet
- the least used item: garden gate
- the scariest moment: when the overgrown lawn attracted so many wolves that she couldn't go out of the house for a whole day. That's when she reluctantly hired a gardener.
- the most satisfying moment: selling that pesky pc



P.S. I think the sewing machine is something like soap, an item she couldn't imagine a proper household without. She'd have gone to school at a time when household activities were part of the normal curriculum, sewing and baking among them. My grandma was like that; even if strength didn't allow her to make her own bedsheets anymore, she wouldn't have dreamt about selling the sewing machine. Ever.

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Edit to add: OMG i can't believe what i forgot! It may be out of the handbag, but it's definitely not out of her life ;p
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saint_diana, true Ravenclaw, perpetually amused that Galadriel is Arwen's granny
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 3:33 PM #72
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P.S. I think the sewing machine is something like soap, an item she couldn't imagine a proper household without. She'd have gone to school at a time when household activities were part of the normal curriculum, sewing and baking among them. My grandma was like that; even if strength didn't allow her to make her own bedsheets anymore, she wouldn't have dreamt about selling the sewing machine. Ever.


Me, too, this. I have my sewing machines and wouldn't dream of getting rid of them, and I felt she would, too. I also just wanted her to be able to make quilts to warm up the cold black stone used in the witch's cottage.

I love your take on her and the cottage, so sad about the trees.
Old 21st Feb 2019, 5:24 PM #73
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That's my own partly. TS1 Crumplebottom was kinda annoying, say usually screaming and her messages were capslocked. I tried to make her character close to this, both with my house and message to burn some creative flame in this thread. But here I see most simmers found her character much calm and charming.

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"Charming"? HARDLY! She's a cantankerous, self-righteous busybody! I suspect she DOES have a drinking and gambling habit, also. I took dramatic liberties by implying that she grew up with nasty women, and had a broken heart.

Namaste... or "go"
Old 21st Feb 2019, 5:51 PM #74
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I don't usually enter challenges, but since there is no competition in this one, I thought I'd give it a go, and I had tons of fun! I'm terrible at taking in-game screenshots, I did my best, but, wow, how people manage to take decent pics in tiny rooms is definitely beyond me.

So Mrs. C loves two things in life (apart from pestering young lovers, that is): flowers, and Mr. Tibbles. Hopefully this house combines these two interests. It is set in the middle of nowhere (literally, the lot tag read "Mid-nowhere", I thought that might be fitting). Charming in that shabby, over-cluttered way that only older ladies grow to appreciate, it features an entrance/lobby that doubles as a dining room with a table for two (for when Mr. Tibbles is done with his etiquette lessons and finally grasps how to use a fork) and several china cabinets, a kitchen with crockery and cat food for the next five years, a tiny reading room with a music box (working condition not guaranteed), a toilet, and a small backyard porch to gaze upon the horizon (actually, the rocks and hills, this place is a basin) on the ground floor. Climb the stairs, meet more underappreciated antiques, and find Mrs. C's cosy bedroom, Mr. Tibbles' very own room (though his mistress is known to doze off in his armchair on occasion), and their shared bathroom (even featuring a cat flap for VIP feline access). In the garden, Mrs. C had three large planters installed, in which she plans to grow her own fruits and vegetables - not that she wouldn't rather grow flowers, but her latest down-town antics got her banned from the grocery shop (she broke their window with her brick-purse while trying to hit a couple kissing behind the stalls).

Game: TS4
Lot size: 20x20
Price: 49895 Simoleons (I thought it would be a breeze, but I had a really hard time staying under the 50K bar, all that clutter doesn't come cheap!)
Specifications: 1.5 bathrooms, 1.5 bedrooms (that is, if you consider Mr. Tibbles to be half a Sim, but don't tell Mrs. C I suggested that)

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 7:08 PM #75
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She doesn't like anything modern? But there's a whole album of moden-ish music specially made for her and her house you want us to build!



Geez, that album is over two decades old now and I remember loving it. As might have ol' Crumpy. This challenge is a great idea! Great Sims theme of a classic character. Not that I'll take part in this challenge, but I'd certainly include the torment of her dead fiancée - deeply in love and the tragedy a day before they were due to marry was it not? - and the failed music career she was hungrily chasing in her youth. Gotta have some pitiful-looking, abandoned music room in the home. And plenty of mouldy picture frames displaying pictures of the last thing she ever loved; her dead fiancée. But no CC? Surely just one piece, for that all-important, weapon of mass destruction handbag of infamy. Looking forward to the creations folks come up with for this. I always had a soft spot for old Crumpy. I feel her pain. Wallop! There, see! She just hit me with a handbag again. Pain. Feeling it. Good luck with your Houses of Handbags. Looking forward to seeing the creations.

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