Nerd Games - Fall 2020

Here’s this week’s advent prompt! :blush: :broom:

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cinnamon broom - Craft something used for cleaning or got your hands messy, is spicy, is brown, is scented, or hangs up on a wall or door

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Prompt: October: Palindrome
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: Barbell-- The #1 ornament!
Brief Description: A barbell is symmetrical lengthwise and with the weights.
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Prompt: Zap # 2
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: A Set of Earrings stud earrings for Secret Santa Swap
Brief Description: I found these fun items to glue to stud earring bases. They were very quick to make!
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Prompt: Advent - Cinnamon Broom
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
**Brief Description:**This was made by hand, was a pain, but I love the result!
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Prompt: November - Button Mushrooms
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: I recently got some of my scrapbook supplies back after 12 long years without them. I left them in Alaska, and my parents recently moved back to the lower 48 and I got my papers. I have stickers and other tools that haven’t found their way back to me yet, but I’m sure it will once their house is built and their stuff is out of storage. Anyway, these are round.
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Prompt: Advent - Autumn Leaves
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: This took time for the glue to dry. I think I want a Cricut. Or a Silhouette. I have no idea which is better for making cards. I’d love to hear your opinions!
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Prompt: November - Pink Oyster
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: Cards hide whatever is written inside
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Prompt: November - Fly Agaric
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Tree
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: This tree has red garland decorating it
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Prompt: November - Destorying Angel
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: Trees are often decorated with an angel on top. Mine isn’t, but most are. When I can put mine up, it has a hedgehog on top :blush:
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Prompt: Advent - Corn Maze
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Snowman Candy Cane
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is tallish. I tried to make it candy cane shaped. It’s a bit off, but I think I know what I need to do next time if I attempt another one to make it look nicer. I like this one, but it is a bit derpy.
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Prompt: October - Palindrome
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Christmas Light Garland
Project Link: Christmas Lights Felt Garland
Brief Description: These are felt Christmas lights that I made for Storerboughtcreations in the Holiday Décor Swap. We both liked Christmas lights and I thought these were cute. They are the same from both sides.
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Prompt: November - Cooked
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Beef Stew
Project Link: -0-
Brief Description: I am notorious for not being able to cook. My parents make the best beef stew and I asked my Mom to teach me. I would add the recipe, but it was a lot of, add enough water to cover it all. You can cook off the excess water or add more water later. That sort of thing. It was very intuitive. But the results were great. The meat and vegetables were cooked.
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Prompt: November – Button Mushroom
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Watercolor Christmas Lights #1
Project Link: Christmas Lights Watercolor
Brief Description: I made some water color art of Christmas lights for the Holiday Décor Swap too. The bulbs are sort of round.
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Prompt: November – Fly Agaric
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Scrappy Hedgehog Christmas Art
Project Link: Scrappy Christmas Animal Art
Brief Description: When I think of fairytales, I think of woodland creatures. This little hedgehog is in the Christmas spirit and in fairytales, animals will dress up. PS – go to the post to hear my Moms take on him. :rofl:
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Prompt: Advent – 2 – Corn Maze
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Watercolor Christmas Lights #2
Project Link: Christmas Lights Watercolor
Brief Description: There are yellow lights in the painting. This one coordinates with the one above. They were sent as a set.
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Prompt: Advent – 4 - Halloween
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Scrappy Sloth Christmas Art
Project Link: Scrappy Christmas Animal Art
Brief Description: This sloth was made for the Christmas holiday!
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I will post more later. I need to get back to work! :joy:

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I’m looking at my pretties now. They make me so happy. And I keep giggling when I think of your mom calling my hedgehog a bloody mouse. :joy: Please tell her I found that so amusing, it is what I have officially named the piece! :blush:

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Prompt: zap
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: I wasn’t happy that I didn’t put a background behind this guy. I was able to get him off the card and add a new background. I like it so much more!
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Prompt: October – Hyperbole
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Santa Sloth #1
Project Link: Santa Sloths
Brief Description: I made these for @storeboughtcreation for the Holiday Décor Swap. The head is exaggerated.
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Prompt: Advent – Seasonal Changes
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Santa Sloth #2
Project Link: Santa Sloths
Brief Description: These were made of soft wool felt and they have a couple layers to them.
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Prompt: Research Project
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: An Eely Christmas gift for @roler
Project Link: Moray Christmas, roler!
Brief Description: *I made this for roler for Christmas. More info and photos over in the project link.
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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Lights Wreath
Project Link:
Brief Description: Decorated this for my room.
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Before decorating

After

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Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Philip Lobster
Project Link: Philip Lobster
Brief Description: Apparently I totally forgot to post Philip here! A happy Pica Pau pattern amigurumi lobster. :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Destroying Angel
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Jester ornament
Project Link: 3 more ornaments for the Ongoing Ornament Swap
Brief Description: Jester is a character from Critical Role, who acts sweet, looks demonic, and can deal out some serious destruction! I based the design for this on some fanart I found online.
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Prompt: Button Mushrooms
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Hat for Monkey
Project Link: Hat for Monkey
Brief Description: A hat I made for a plush monkey in a swap. It is vaguely round :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Research Project #1
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Anderson Seal
Project Link: Anderson Seal
Brief Description: Honestly, most if not all of my amigurumi have probably taken at least 20 hours, but I haven’t exactly counted so I’m not sure. This one, though, DEFINITELY did. I had to start over several times on multiple parts. But I’m so happy with the result!
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Prompt: Fly Agaric
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Sleeping Bag and Pillow Set for Bibbit the Frog
Project Link: Sleeping Bag and Pillow for Bibbit the Frog
Brief Description: I made this sleeping bag and pillow set for another plushie in the same swap. It has polka dots, and Bibbit the Frog would probably approve of the “fly” in the prompt title!
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Prompt: Penny Bun
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Prehistoric Creatures ATC
Project Link:
Brief Description: For the Ongoing ATC Swap. This is cheap, from stash, and beige, but did not use an oven. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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One more for today!

Prompt: Research Project #2
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Gertrude Dragon
Project Link: Gertrude Dragon
Brief Description: Gertrude here took even longer than Anderson Seal! SO much work but I love how she came out!! XD
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Week #7 is up! :blush:

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cornucopia - Craft something that has multiples/duplicates, is food, is multi-colored, or is a container/contains something

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Prompt: Advent #6 Cinnamon Broom
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: Boomer Hoopla
Brief Description: This is a hoopla, so it can hand on a wall!
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Hmmm. I think I saw this last night, on the wall behind @roler while we were Skyping!

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Yay! That makes me happy!

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So it was the one you made? Yay! It looked great! I kept meaning to ask about it, but we were so focused on a crochet conundrum we finally figured out that I forgot. You did an awesome job!

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Yes, I made it! Thank you!

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Prompt: Seasonal Changes (Advent 5)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Hunt Cash Make Buns ATC
Project Link: More October Swap ATCs
Brief Description: This scrappy-embellishment-style card has lots of layers.
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Prompt: Palindrome (October)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Mia’s Merit Badge ATC
Project Link: More October Swap ATCs
Brief Description: The badge base is a circle, a shape that is the same forward or backward. (Real talk: I had no idea how to approach this prompt. If this doesn’t actually fit the bill, let me know and I can choose a different one.)
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Prompt: Cornucopia (Advent 7)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: “If You Wait for Perfect” journal spread
Project Link: Continued Adventures in Art Journaling
Brief Description: This spread is multicolored.
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Prompt: Cinnamon Broom (Advent 6)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Untitled journal spread
Project Link: Continued Adventures in Art Journaling
Brief Description: Most of the paint on this spread I applied with my fingers, so messy hands.
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Prompt: Advent - Cornucopia
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Olive the Otter Reindeer
Project Link: Olive the Otter Reindeer
Brief Description: I saw a cute tshirt design and decided I needed to crochet my own version of the otter reindeer. This contains multiples of ears, feet, and hands
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Prompt: Nov: Destroying Angel
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: Constellation Whale
Project Description: This cute felt whale isn’t what it appears to be? Why? Because you will find him in the sky with the constellations!
Project Photo: (photo credit to lifeinpigtails, who received this in the Ongoing Ornament Swap)

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Prompt: Advent #3 Pumpkins
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Bride of Frankenstein Reading
Project Link: Bride of Frankenstein Reading PinUp
Brief Description: I made this for the Winter Book Swap. My partner likes classic Hollywood monsters. The drawing has a face, so it fits the prompt!
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