CLOSED - Nerd Games - Summer 2022

I’ve seen that video! She IS crazy fast!!

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Prompt: July - Ambrose - The Great Graphite Gripes
Team: berserker Barbarian
Project Name: hair cutter bag
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Brief Description: my dad got a hair and beard trimmer today, but no bag was included. He was able to move his new beard trimmer into the bag his old trimmer was in, but he had nothing for the hair trimmer and guides/combs that come with it. I crocheted a bag with some black yarn @QueenHobo let me use while at her house. He wanted me to be sure I show off his new trimmer.
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That’s a pretty cool trimmer! And how lucky is he to have a daughter who can whip up a quick bag for all of the accoutrements!

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OKAY! I think I’ve sent out all the clues for July, I know I missed a few out that have been posted but they’ll be in the next round. If you think something is off or wrong, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d say I’m a bit fuzzy because this is my third week of wicked allergies and just feeling so stuffy, but I think we all know I’m a bit flighty and irresponsible at the best of times, so that’s no excuse!

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Prompt: July Prompt - Naomi - A Stitch in Time
Team: Wizened Wizards
Project Name: Floral Skull Rocking Chair
Project Link: Floral Skull Rocking Chair
Brief Description: I refinished this vintage bentwood rocking chair, and reupholstered it with blue and white striped linen. Also, created the skull embroidery on the seat back. :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge – Wendy – The Right Stabilizer
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Music Icons Mini Pocket Letter
Project Link: Musical Icons Pocket Letter
Brief Description: I used glue to adhere these ATCs to another piece of thick paper to stabilize them better.
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge – Wendy – Pockets
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Dino Tote Bag
Project Link: Dino Tote Bag
Brief Description: Totes are made to carry things and are very useful. PS. I love this fabric!!
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Prompt: August Battle - Meadow/Talk to Aimee
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Book Jacket
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I spent the first week of August gishing! Lots of fun projects came out of it, as usual. I sewed this little jacket for a literal interpretation of “book jacket.” I’m talking to Aimee the Rogue Quilter, so it’s a sewing project.

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Prompt: August - Meadow - Aimee - Printing the Pattern
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Debt Gala Dress
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Another gish project. This prompt required us to use old bills and receipts to make a dress for the “Debt Gala” à la the Met Gala.

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Prompt: August - Meadow - Aimee - Stitch Length
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Celebrity Dress Up
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Yes, more gish. This one wanted us “dressing up” a favorite celebrity using the world around us. I selected one image to represent it here, but it was a video with 50 different pictures like this.

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Prompt: August - Meadow - Aimee - Ironing is Key
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Our Flag Means Creation
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: For this gish prompt, we had to create a flag that represented our team. I designed, cut, and sewed it, and really like how it turned out. The letters are iron-on vinyl, everything else is fabric (and the thread on the needle is yarn).

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Prompt: August - Meadow - Aimee - Cutting Rulers
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Pocket Dress
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Gish wanted a garment made entirely of pockets. My mom and I worked on this one together, but I still did way more than 30 minutes of work on it. The whole dress is just rows of pockets. We filled them with Beanie Babies because it was dumb and funny, and had to show off the pockets somehow. :joy:

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Prompt: August - Meadow- Aimee - Batting
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Everything Bagel
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Again, for gish, they wanted us to bake a bagel and fill it with “everything,” like in the movie Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. I baked a giant bagel from scratch (I was limited to the pot size I had to boil it, or it would have been bigger!). It was just a little under 12" across by the time it was done. I filled it with my favorite things and important people.

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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: We Create, Therefore We Live
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Last gish thing I’ll submit, though there were definitely some more! We had to use craft supplies and/or other stuff to make this quote.

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Prompt: Research Project
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Acrylic Panel Collage - Self-Portrait
Project Link: Acrylic Panel Collage
Brief Description: There’s more info in the link. This is my crafty self-portrait for the prize event! It was a beast of an undertaking - much more than I anticipated. It was easily 40 hours of work fussy cutting, arranging (and rearranging, and rearranging, and rearranging) to make the layers effective, and researching WTF I was even trying to do. But, I like it!

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And, here is my crafty character sheet, also for the prize event:


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Prompt: July - By Hook or by Crook
Team: Berserker Barbarian
Project Name: Snorlax ami
Project Link: Snorlax amigurumi
Brief Description: I definitely used a hook to make this chonky friend Snorlax for the work library! :slight_smile:
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So quishy!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Prompt: August - Forest - Aimee - Back in my Day
Team: Berserker Barbarian
Project Name: retro owl bag
Project Link: Vintage owl bag with macrame vibe
Brief Description: This bag was made in a retro macrame style… but it was crocheted.
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Catching up on comments.

First, thank you to @Smeddley for this amazing CYOA season! It is so much time, effort, and organization. You rock and we are so blessed to have you! And, of course, thank you to @storerboughtcreation as well, for being our ever stalwart leader!

@storerboughtcreation - So many amazing projects! You continuously blow my mind. The unicorn is adorable, and these blankets…I just…my jaw literally drops every time (usually followed by an audible gasp). I love practical crafts - that trimmer bag is excellent, and the macrame style owl is so cool!

@gozer - Your dolls always look amazing! Those fabrics are super cool and are going to be such fun outfits. Stunning artwork, too - you’re such an art inspiration to me. The icon pocket letter - gorgeous, and that dino tote! Omg! The fabric is adorable! And I know how great your bags are, being a proud owner of one. :smiley:

@appledainty - Your hanagushi is incredible! I actually showed my partner and said, “Look at how cool this is!” and scrolled through all of them. And that chair! OH MY! Stellar! Wildly in love with the embroidery!

@QueenHobo - That sign is lovely, and the front door seems like a perfect spot!

@roler - I love your Parappa the Rapper ATC - I still have that game in my collection, even though I don’t have a PS that will play it anymore. :smile: :musical_note:“Kick, Punch, It’s All In The Mind!” :musical_note: :star_struck: And the chonky Snorlax is SQUEE!

@Bunny1kenobi - Those coasters are so cool! I know someone who would be drooling. Your jewelry is always so pretty (I have a few of your necklaces that I wear!), and your miniatures are immaculate, as usual. Very cute TM patch, too, and that ATC is delightful!

@Tanath - Those cards are great! I love the effect on the hearts!

@craftADDchick - I love your triptych! Embracing summer - you’ve got me longing for a beach view. Your statement about getting better and needing to pick up the brush - YES! I needed to be reminded of that. And your sandcastle that won’t wash away - excellent!

@Smeddley - That paw print is so cool! I can’t believe you did that background with melted crayon!

Keep being amazing, everyone!

And, don’t forget about the Prize Event!

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In case you missed it, check out this announcement I made in the discussion thread!

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Prompt: August- forest- Wendy- Battle
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Aqua/pink TM Patches
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Brief Description: I chose these because they are sewn- appropriate for a seamstress!
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Prompt: August-forest-Wendy-The Right Stabilizer
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Jukebox Hero ATC
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Brief Description: this ATC uses glue
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Prompt: August-forest-Wendy-Lining
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Red/Black TM patches
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Brief Description: they have layers!
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Prompt: August-forest-Wendy-Measure Twice Cut Once
Team: Wizard
Project Name: SIL birthday card
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Brief Description: I fitted the card to an envelope
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Prompt: August-forest-Wendy-Pockets
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Teal felt pin
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Brief Description: Under the lace is hidden a loop that was used to attach the hand
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Prompt: August-forest-Wendy-To serge or not to serge
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Gray beaded pin
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Brief Description: this pin is both gray and has a finished edge
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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Wizard
Project Name: lace net Darning bookmark
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Brief Description: I used a bit of window screen and crochet cotton to create a lace net darning bat. I haven’t seen a LND project since the Early 90s!
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Prompt: Free Range #2
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Grim Santa Cards
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Brief Description: these cute cards are only 4 inches square. They have matching envelopes and seals and will be going in my STS shop.
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The top right scythe with all of the Xmas decor is adorable!!! It’s my favorite :heart_eyes:

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Thanks! That one and the mistletoe one are my faves!

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Prompt: Peter – Dropped Stitch
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Bird Tote bag
Project Link: Totes for STS for 2022
Brief Description: It’s Blue! for the upcoming STS.
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Prompt: Peter –Once upon a painting
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Mandrakes set 2
**Project Link:**More Mandrakes for STS 2022
Brief Description: These mandrakes are sewn and then painted. These went out for a swap.
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge- Wendy - Battle
Team: Wizards
Project Name: mandrakes set 1
**Project Link:**More Mandrakes for STS 2022
Brief Description: These are little mandrakes that I made out of fabric. Wendy sews with Fabric. Made for the upcoming STS. I lovingly call them Turd & Ferguson. LOL!
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge- Wendy – Measure Twice
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Cat Tote
Project Link: Totes for STS for 2022
Brief Description: The lining of this tote had to be fitted to the shell. Made for the upcoming STS.
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge- Wendy – Serge or not to serge
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Watercolor Tote bag
Project Link: Totes for STS for 2022
Brief Description: I dropped the liners in and finished these with a top stitch, around the top edge. Again, made for the upcoming STS.
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Prompt: Peter – Bridge- Wendy – Lining
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Yellow Flowers Tote
Project Link: Totes for STS for 2022
Brief Description: There are multiple layers in making the totes, shell, lining interfacing, vinyl bottom. And the Yellow Flowers tote has black lines that are the stems of the flowers. And yes, I made this for the upcoming STS.
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Prompt: August-forest - Aimee - battle
Team: berserker Barbarian
Project Name: wash cloth
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Brief Description: I made this as part of a housewarming gift for my parents new house. I went with battle because Aimee is a quilter and you can use squares to make quilts
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Prompt: August-forest - Aimee - cut to the chase
Team: berserker Barbarian
Project Name: wash cloth
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Brief Description: overlay mosaic gets the yarn cut at the end of every row, so a sharp implement is needed.
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