CLOSED: Nerd Games - Winter 2020

Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: :running_woman:t3::scissors:
Project Name: Applesauce 2 ways, Apple Butter, and Apple Cider Vinegar
Project Link: Use All The Bits - Apple Edition!
Brief Description: Determined to get the most of my bushel of apples, I made everything I could!
Project Photo(s):

Photo is just of the apple sauces - there are more in the main post.


omg!!! Look at his little collar. And those eyes. He is beautiful. (she?) It!!


This is my first time joining so hopefully I do this right

Prompt: January - Save Money/Eliminate Debt
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: Rice Heating Pads and Ice Packs
Project Link: Rice heating pads and ice packs
Brief Description: I made two microwaveblr rice neck wraps to replace the old ones we had that were getting funky. The new ones are also a bit longer. I also made two smaller ones to freeze as ice packs. All the fabric was stash and the rice was from the big bag in our pantry (though thinking about rice as stash is a bit odd I guess)
Project Photo(s):

There are photos of the second and the ice packs in the community post as well.


This is my first time posting to the nerd games, so if I do anything wrong please let me know!
Prompt: De-stress
Team: knotty by nature
Project Name: Banyan Socks
Project Link: Banyan Socks
Brief Description: I find knitting relaxing and socks are my go to item
Project Photo:


I love those socks! You posted just fine. Welcome!

Prompt: Zap!
Team: Running with scissors
Project Name: Scrappy Notepad
Project Link: Scrappy Notepad
Brief Description: notepad made from scrapbook papers


@FrizzyTyger @Raury Welcome to the games! You posted perfectly! The only thing I ask that you add in future posts is the month of the prompt you’re submitting for. It makes tracking easier for me as the season goes on. It’s so great seeing so many new faces. I hope you love our crafty group! :heart:

I will update tracking and add all of the lovely new faces to the team roster tonight.

Can you believe the month is already about 2/3 over?! Wasn’t NYE just last week? Where did the time go? Just a reminder that the only time sensitive prompts are the monthly battles, so if you want to try to craft all the things, don’t forget to submit a project for the battle! Craft on, Nerds!

When you update, will you share a link again? I know I saw it at one point, and cannot remember where I saw that. I think I need to just go and bookmark it.

It’s the third comment in this post. But yes, I will link again. And the tracking update I post in the discussion thread. I’ll also link to it here :smile:

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I haven’t had a chance to craft, yet… I thought I’d get a ton done this weekend, but I needed some down time. I spent a lot of time doing laundry and dishes, too. I need to go and review the monthly Battle to see what I can get finished for it. My schedule is pretty packed for the next 2 weeks, but I might be able to sneak something in :slight_smile:

I updated the team rosters and tracking checklists. Click here to bring yourself directly to the tracking post (the third post in this thread).

If you look at your checklist and see anything missing, please let me know so I can fix it!. Thanks!


Quick tip: if you ever wanna get back to the top of a thread without scrolling through loads of comments, click or tap on the post title! :wink:


@acadianDriftwood – First up, had to laugh at “it’s not aRcadian”. I don’t know how long you have had that, but I just noticed it and it made me laugh. Way to go on using all those apples! You used every last morsel of them. And you have more! Mmmmm, may I suggest cinnamon apples sauce? LOL! My personal favorite. The raspberry looks really good though. Impressive.

@FrizzyTyger – Like the new name! Love the Rice pack. A long time ago my aunt made me a rice pack and I thought it was so useful and neat that I started learning how to sew, all based on a rice pack! So these guys have a special place in my heart. Love that you made it entirely out of stash, even the rice. Ha!

@Raury – Wow! I have always heard that socks were hard and to hear you say they are your go to relax item… impressive! I also love the lacey texture you gave to these socks. They look amazing!

@geekgirl – Love scrappy paper notebooks! I have some of those disc holders too. They are so neat and make great notebooks. A lot sturdier than one would think.


Hah… I managed to START a huge cross stitch project (a year-long SAL - one of my “Research Projects” for 2020), and think I have done some diddy things. But not much. Definitely not as much as I wanted to!

Thank you gozer!

And even though I’m not the one who mentioned the socks being relaxing. I made my first pair at the end of last year and imo they were no where near as hard as I expected. Other than the heel they were super easy, and even the heel wasn’t hard just something I really had to pay attention to.

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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Nerd Games Charms and Bracelet
Project Link: Nerd Games Charms and Bracelet
Brief Description: Just a little something I made for @storerboughtcreation


I love these so much!! And I hope all of you do, too!

I will be sending out one of these charms and a card that @Lynx also made to anyone that participates in this winter round of the games. So if you wouldn’t mind, send me a PM with your full name and mailing address. I will ask again at the end of the season.

I love our nerdy family, and I love that Lynx2Lancer was willing to trade me and make these lovely gifts. She totally rocks!


Happy to help and do something fun and nerdy for our games!


Prompt: De-Stress
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Apple Cake
Project Link:

Brief Description:
This cake is so comforting, it’s wonderfully calming! It feels like a warm, cinnamon-apple-y hug!
Project Photo(s):


Yay! You made it again.

When I Skyped with Roler earlier this week, she ate the last piece of the first cake. And I told her she should post it here, not knowing she’d just finished it. So she said she’d make another one. I love that she did!!! :heart: