Nerd Games - Summer 2020

@geekgirl
Your art journalling is fabulous! Makes me want to dabble in mixed media again…
I also need to make some pouches AND some more dishcloths, man, I am so behind on my crafting! :smiley:

@roler
Yup, bingo was pick your own card!
Those hangers look nice, and I bet they hold clothes better than the awful plastic ones I have… that keep breaking… grrr…
I’ve always wanted to make cute food, but I"m too impatient (and maybe too hungry) so I just drool over other people’s creations, though those almost look too cute to eat!

@megwell
Ah, ATCs, I need to make some of those, I miss that. Yours are so cute! And the justification for the clover is clever and hilarious!

@gshillitani
Oooh, I love those boxes! And I see the tidbits have already started piling up… :smiley: Welcome to the games!

@Lynx2Lancer
Ah, awesome sewing projects!
Also, so much yes to Animal Crossing themed things, I cannot stop playing that game!
I also want to try my hand at a t-shirt quilt at some point, yours turned out fabulous!
And yay for clothing transformations! Sewing on stretchy fabric still scares me… :smiley:

@storerboughtcreation
You are a crocheting MACHINE! Amazing, as always!
AND your cross-stitching is sublime!

@Bunny1kenobi
Wow, that miniature secretary is… unbelievable. I love mini things, but don’t often have the patience for them!

Remember, Battle Prompts due tomorrow, July 31st, by midnight CST. New prompts will be posted Saturday morning!

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The Ongoing ATC swap is going to be starting up :woman_shrugging:

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So much art, so much fun :slight_smile:
I neglected my commenting again, but I did manage to craft a bit more this month.
Here’s the battle prompt craft, because July just slipped away. I’ll try to post the others soon too.

Prompt: July Battle - Cultivated Borders
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Cherry ring
Brief Description: We went cherry picking this month. To commemorate the day, I charted and beaded a cherry ring. The beads all line up in a very orderly fashion, not wild at all.
Project Photo: (so hard to take a proper picture of these rings)

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Prompt: July Battle: Cultivated Borders
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Summer Canning- Dilly Beans and Amish Pepper Butter
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: My canning buddy called to ask if I wanted to do a canning session last weekend. In spite of how hot it was, we ended up canning 2 batches of Amish Pepper Butter and 2 batches of Dilly Beans. The Amish Pepper Butter was made with Hungarian peppers that my friend picked from the cultivated rows at her CSA farm. The green beans were bought at a farm stand just over the border from my city to the next town.

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It’s late and it’s been a long week, so… I’m just going to post the battle at the last minute and run!

Prompt: July Battle: Wild Native Plantings
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Beak of the Plague Doctor Mask(s)
Project Link: Beak of Plague Doctor Mask
Brief Description: More info in the link about how this came to be (click it, you know you want to!) but needless to say I took a pattern I found and ran WILD with it! Going back to some NATIVE roots of masks with the original Plague Doctor!

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Prompt: July Battle: Wild Native Plantings
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Fox ATC
Project Link: My First ATCs
Brief Description:
Cute little wild animal card!
Project Photo:

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You can view the tracking update in the discussion thread!

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New Prompts Posted! Check out Prompt Palace for more details (and sorry - but no also not sorry - if the theme has been done before, it’s a favorite of mine…)

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Prompt: August: Nurse
Team: Paletteable Art
Project Name: Wedding Card
Brief Description: This wedding card is being given away to someone with their quilt wedding gift!
Project Photo:

Prompt: August: Great White Shark
Team: Paletteable Art
Project Name: Slow Movin' Sloths atcs
Brief Description: Sloths are great. 'nuff said.
Project Photo:

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Prompt: Zap #1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Passing on the Zipper Pouch Love!
Project Link: Passing on the Zipper Pouch Love!

Brief Description: My sister has been learning to sew, and while she’s tackled some relatively complex projects, she had never sewn in a zipper before. I had planned to teach her a couple of years ago, but we ran out of time. We finally had time yesterday! I kept it simple with a basic zipper pouch, which is quick to sew. I did show her how to swap the zipper pulls (using a fork), and I added a extra bit of zipper on to mine as a grab tab. It’s a Zap because I had the fabric all cut and ready to go, so the actual hands on time was minimal.

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That’s a really cool way to display and store your fiber bits!

Such fun colors. It’ll make taking out the recycles “almost” fun!

This blanket is absolutely gorgeous. And the window cat cross stitch is lovely.

Yum yum yum.
The tshirt quilt is pretty awesome. Love the soccer fabric.

I love this so much.

So cute!

Yum sounds good!

Next time I do a zipper I’m going to try your fork tip

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Prompt: August - Nurse Shark
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Charlotte’s hoop
Project Link: Charlotte’s hoop
Brief Description: a few days ago, my 8 year old niece came up with this poem on the spot. I loved it so much, and I got permission to share it on Facebook. I decided that wasn’t good enough, so I designed this hoop and stitched it up for her. I just gave it to her with a very elated, “Thank you! You’re the best Auntie EVER!” It was enthusiastically seconded by her 2 year old little sister. I love my nieces :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :heart:
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That is so sweet!!

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Whew, now that Gish is over and I’m allowed to post photos of my items, I’m here for a photo dump! :slight_smile:

Prompt: July - Flowers
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Amabie Hoop
Project Link: Amabie Hoop
Brief Description:
The Amabie is a Japanese monster that is said to have prophesied an epidemic, and said that drawing and showing a picture of it will cure the sick.
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Prompt: July - Shrubbery
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: 2020 Story Quilt
Project Link: 2020 Story Quilt in a hurry
Brief Description:
This is a goofy story quilt about 2020, which was supposed to incorporate burlap or some other really rough fabric to be true to the feeling of this year. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: You can’t see it in the photo, but my burlap is even shiny!
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Prompt: August - Tiger Shark
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Adventurer Merit Badge
Project Link: My First Adult Merit Badge!
Brief Description:
This “Adventure Planner Extraordinaire” merit badge took a lot of tenacity to finish, because edging it by hand just took SO. MANY. STITCHES! It was fun, though!
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Prompt: August - Nurse Shark
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: “Beat Covid” Mask
Project Link: "Beat Covid" Mask
Brief Description:
I’d actually had this virus fabric in my stash for years! XD Perfect time to bust it out, right? :slight_smile:
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Whoops, forgot the pie!

Prompt: August - Great White Shark
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Banana Cream Pie
Project Link: Banana Cream Pie
Brief Description:
This pie is white AND tastes seriously great. (I guess that should be in past tense 'cause we totally ate it.)
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Btw, I have temporarily (I hope) misplaced my bingo card, so I hope it’s OK if I add these projects to it later!

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Prompt: August - Battle - Shark
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Shark ornament
Project Link:
Brief Description: This little shark fits the prompt perfectly :blush:
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Prompt: August - Tiger Shark
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Octopus ornament
Project Link:
Brief Description: I made this for @roler as a thank you for all of the masks she’s sent me. She loves sea creatures :blush: This works for the prompt because chevrons are stripes
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Prompt: August - Bull Shark
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Pika ornament
Project Link:
Brief Description: Also for roler. I’m sending her some happy mail to cheer her up. It can be used in various ways… at work, at home, in a car…
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Omg omg those are SO CUTE!!! I saw the octopus before and adored it but I hadn’t seen the Pikachu and I am totally squeeing! XD

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Prompt: August - Hammerhead Shark
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Embossed tidbits
Project Link:
Brief Description: I had to use tools to make these
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Ooooh I am intrigued!! XD

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I’m loving all the projects… I love the ingenuity of our crafty Nerds!!

Prompt: July- Creeping Ivy
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Tarot banner
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:
This Is a swap item for chameleonhound in the Halloween Advent swap. Which is why I’m blurring the pics! It involves some twine, which is certainly ropy!
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Prompt: July- Shrubbery
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Haunted house
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:
This Is another swap item for chameleonhound in the Halloween Advent swap. It will be very clear why this is in the “shrubbery” prompt!
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Prompt: August - Hammerhead Shark
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Halloween magnets
Project Link:
Brief Description:
This Is another swap item for chameleonhound in the Halloween Advent swap. These were incorporated into the tags on the items I sent. So essentially they are part of the wrapping. I needed scissors to make these.
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Prompt: August - Nurse Shark
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Adventurous tea towel
Project Link: Adventurous tea towel
Brief Description:
This fits the prompt because I made this for someone else- for a private swap with @tendstowardschaos. I really like how it turned out.
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