CLOSED: Nerd Games - Winter 2021

Prompt: January Battle - Blizzard
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: January Block of the Month
Project Link: Quilt-along 2021
Brief Description: After years of wanting to quilt but feeling too intimidated, I finally got inspired by our very own site’s Quilt-along! This is my first block of the month over there, and I think it looks a bit like a snowflake, so I’m entering it for the Blizzard prompt here.
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So proud of you!

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Prompt: January - Sastrugi
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: bubblegum sweater for Beast Jr
Project Link: Bubblegum Sweater
Brief Description: This sweater has stripes. I made it for my niece. She chose the colors and was so excited when I gave it to her this morning.
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Prompt: Snow squall - (January)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: quick note cards
Project Link: quick note cards
Brief Description: note cards I made at the last minute because I needed one. and they are quick. 13 of them took me a little over 30 minutes
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I think it looks great!

that is a cute sweater

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Prompt: January - Sastrugi
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Gecko Hugs
Project Link: Gecko Hugs!
Brief Description: This little gecko has stripes!
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@geekgirl I love the vibrant colors you chose for your journal pages, and how creative you got with “trash.” That norther lights hoop is amazing! I liked the first one you made, but this one is my favorite! The details in the water and mountains… :open_mouth: :exploding_head:

@Inselaeffchen I only recently figured out what these crew mates are. I still haven’t played the game, but it sounds fun. I look forward to seeing the second one you made!

@gozer I love your snail mail stamp! It is darling! I see how you carved the stamp, but I just can’t wrap my head around how you actually carved it to make it work. Maybe one day I will try it. I even have cut gloves my hubby ordered that were too small for him. And since I’m so accident prone, the gloves are a must for me!

@roler Last year you began mastering crochet. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish this year with quilting! Your first square looks great, and with your eye for color and patterns, you’re sure to come up with some amazing creations! Your gecko certainly does look like it’s trying to hug me through the computer. So cute!

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Prompt: December – Sastrugi
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: TM Patch
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Brief Description: I made this for a personal swap. It’s supposed to be a golden snitch from HP. I used metallic felt for the snitch and metallic thread for the wings. The edges have lots of parallel lines and are stripy.
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Prompt: December – Snow Squall
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: Grape Sherbert
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Brief Description: I love grape ice cream. I usually get it at Bruster’s, but this year we didn’t go due to Covid. So, we are attempting to recreate it at home. The first time was a HUGE failure. Huge. It was kind of gross, but I was desperate, so I ate it. This batch turned out much better. It is so yummy!
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I have been commenting using the links, but here are the comments for those that didn’t have them.

@Lynx2Lancer – The sympathy card is very sweet. Sorry to hear about your loss.

@Bunny1kenobi – The seahorse card is really pretty. I love the way you blended the background. The white bubbles are a great touch and add depth. The hat turned out great and is funny. Clever fix with the S & P shakers!

@storerboughtcreation – The Minnie Mouse dress is precious, and so s that grin. LOL!

@geekgirl – I love your art journaling. You are a master at it. You have an eye for colors and image placement. The one with the eyes is amazing. I also love the purple one. I love that it can be so many things. I see a room in a bar. Fantastic!

@Inselaeffchen – The crewmate is cute. I’ve never played the game, but it’s cool that you made something for your girls based on it.

@roler – I didn’t even know there was a quilt-along. That is a great way to motivate yourself to make a quilt! I am currently procrastinating on a quilted ottoman cover. I agree; they are intimidating. Mine’s only been cut out for about a year, so not too shabby. LOL! I can’t wait to see your finished quilt. I love the colors you used on this square.

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I’m not too keen playing Among Us… it’s too fast for my brain. :grinning: The pattern I used is here. The crewmate is about 4-5" tall I think.

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Prompt: Big Time – #1
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Venkman the Felt Doll
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: This is a feltie made of my dear Venkman. I miss him so much.
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Prompt: December - Dendrite
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Sunshine bag
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: Venk was my Sunshine, so I embroidered a sunshine on his bag.
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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Woven blankie
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: Venk also loved my baby blanket. When I was thinking of accessories for him, I wanted him to have his own blankie. I knew I couldn’t knit or crochet it, but I figured I might be able to weave it and it worked! I was really happy with how it turned out.
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Prompt: January Battle Royale- Blizzard
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Snowflake coasters
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Brief Description: I crocheted these snowflake coasters wanting a subtle winter decoration that wasn’t Christmasy.
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Prompt: January Big time (1)
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Paper snowflakes
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Brief Description: If I could do one thing for the rest of my like it would be making paper snowflakes! Changing out Christmas decorations to winter I decided to fill my house with snowflakes this year. My husband thinks I’m nuts. I have them everywhere.
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Gozer, I LOVE your Venkman doll, and his little accessories. Especially that blanket. :heart:

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Prompt: Firn (January)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Potholder
Project Link: Potholder in Primary Colors*
Brief Description: I’d like to think this potholder will last at least a year, even if the weave isn’t quite as tight as it should be because I managed to pop a loop off the loom without realizing it.
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Prompt: Blizzard (January Battle)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Stop My Mind Journal Page
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I made this in an Art Journaling Craftalong Zoom. We were following a video about leaving white space, and the whiteout effect here seems blizzardy to me.
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Prompt: January Sastrugi
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Backyard Friends Notecards Set 1
Brief Description: These are notecards and they have parallel sides.
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Prompt: Research Project Number 1
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Felted Birds Sprawling Garland Aviary
Brief Description: 20 felted birds worked on over the course of at least 10 days!
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Once again, I am going to comment on posts without links only since I posted on the threads for the other ones:
@ezrib – The snowflake coasters are perfect for the winter. They are really pretty. I enjoy a seasonal, non-holiday specific change up too. Your snowflakes are beautiful and I see you have a lot of snow out your window too. They look very dreamy!

@megwell – Your journaling page turned out really cool! I love the colors… and the white space.

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Prompt: January: Snow Squall
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Masks are the new bra cards
Brief Description: I did not expect to find these mask die cuts or this hilarious (but true) comparison to bras. These worked up quickly.
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This sweater is SO bright and cheerful, and even more so because of the cute smiley model! Awesome job! Especially for sticking with it even when you had to redo parts!

Wow, all those in half an hour? That IS quick!! Your color palette is so pretty too! I especially love the middle right one with the vertical stripes.

Ahh, I really want to get back into TM patches again! I’m a little sad that my sewing machine cover doesn’t look quite as nice on my new sewing machine, but it still works. :slight_smile: I just need to make something else that looks even better now! XD I love the stitches on your snitch, and especially how the border stitching looks almost tangled; that’s a REALLY cool look!
Hahaha, hooray for getting your ice cream recipe right!
As for your quilt WIP, I totally get it; I have a mini quilt I tried to do last year as an experiment and all it needs is binding, but it’s been months and months!
You are so amazing at the felt dolls! Your new one is so recognizable as Venkman; it’s super sweet. And I LOVE that little stitched bag! Too cute!!
Also omg I can’t believe you wove something so tiny like that!! Well done!

gasp Ezrib!! So glad to have you back!! Those coasters are beautiful, and so precisely stitched! Do you have a pattern to share?
And you are taking paper snowflakes to a whole new level! I’ve never seen them made 3D like that, but I love the effect!

Oh yeah, that pot holder should definitely last you, and the bright colors REALLY pop!! :slight_smile:
Very cool journal page! You’ve balanced the whites and colors so nicely!

Your cards are so pretty! I’m so happy to have the ones you’ve sent me in the past, and these look wonderful with those extra backgrounds as well! I particularly love the little squirrel. :slight_smile:
Congratulations on finished ALL those BIRDS!! And in just ten days! That’s like a craft marathon! They look absolutely perfect on that beautiful branch, and that’s going to be a striking and wonderful decoration for years and years to come, I’m sure!
Hee hee, the mask cards are very cute. I feel like if I were still scrapbooking, I’d be using that mask die cut a LOT. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Prompt: January - Firn
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Shadowhunters ATC
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Brief Description: This is one of three ATCs I made for a personal swap with @GeekyBookworm. I’m not familiar with this show myself, but she asked for cat eyes making blue magic, so I did my best! :slight_smile:
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Prompt: January - Snow Squall
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Dragon ATC
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Brief Description: Another ATC from the same swap. I’ve been experimenting with different media and techniques. This is a dragon silhouette cut from cardstock, then pasted over a card that I’d covered completely with sparkly washi tape! I’m choosing this prompt because ATCs in general are faster for me than other crafts (although I’m pretty slow at them too!).
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Prompt: Zap #1
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Star Wars ATC
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Brief Description: Last of the three ATCs from that swap. This one I think I managed to put together in under half an hour, which is impressive for me! I rarely finish anything quickly enough to qualify as a zap. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: For this Star Wars theme, I featured photos of TM patches I’ve made in previous years.
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