Nerd Games - Summer 2022

Welcome to the Nerd Games!

Runs July 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

This is a craftalong where nerdy crafters all over the world can share our projects and give each other encouragement - that’s really all there is to it! If you feel you might be a nerd, or enjoy some nerdy things of any kind, or if you’re just nerdy about crafting, you’re more than welcome here!

HOW TO JOIN

Simply make any craft, take photos of it, and post them in this group with the following header, which will be explained below:

Prompt: (Write the name of the prompt you are entering your craft for here. Don’t forget to include the month!)
Team: (Choose one of three, listed below)
Project Name: (Name your craft anything you like; fanciful titles or simple labels/descriptions are all fine)
Project Link: (Paste the link to your community post for the bonus points)
Brief Description: (Tell us anything you’d like to about the craft, such as how you made it, and why it fits the prompt.)
Project Photo(s): (Post photos of your awesome craft here, so we can ooh and aah over it!)

THE TEAMS

There are three teams to choose from, and no requirements for joining any of them; simply choose one that speaks to you, put the team name in your first project header, and presto - you’re a member! You will remain on the same team for the entire season. You may change teams in future seasons.

  • Team Nurturing Druid :medical_symbol:: Maybe you like to encourage others or lead the way in teaching new skills and techniques. This is the team for you!
  • Team Wizened Wizards: :magic_wand:: Maybe you enjoy creating something from nothing. Just like magic!
  • Team Berserker Barbarian: :crazy_face:: Maybe you like to use crafting for stress relief. Maybe you just start going berserk at the craft store, and now you don’t know what to do with your haul. This team may be for you!

Either type in your team name, or use the emojis to indicate your team!

THE PROMPTS

Prompts will be posted on a monthly basis in the post below. Please choose a prompt. Monthly battles are the only time sensitive prompts. The non-battle prompts are open for the entire season. See THE POINTS section below for point values and several additional crafting opportunities for each of your crafts. You can craft specifically to fit the prompts, or you can craft first and then find a prompt to fit it into. We’re pretty lax about slightly stretched interpretations of the prompts; just explain in your description how it fits!

  • Monthly prompts will close at 11:59pm Central Time on the last day of the current month.

BONUS POINTS

We are trying to keep things simple, so there will only be one type of bonus point available. COMMUNITY POINTS will be given when you post a link to a post you’ve made within the Lettuce Craft community, and will be worth 20 bonus points for each project shared. Please be sure to participate in the entire community and not just in the craftalong!

THE POINTS

This competition is just for fun and the points are for nothing more than motivation and bragging rights, but go ahead and rack up points by posting projects for you team! Points break down as follows:

  • Monthly battles and prompts: 20 points each (must take at least 30 minutes of crafting time)
  • Free Range: 20 points each (must take at least 30 minutes of crafting time. Up to six allowed per season
  • Big Time projects: 50 points each (must take at least 5 hours of crafting time. Up to three allowed per season)
  • Zaps: 10 points each (any craft that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Up to five allowed per season)
  • Research Projects: 100 points (must take at least 20 hours of crafting time. Up to two per season)
  • Bonus Points: COMMUNITY bonus points (worth 20 extra per project) are the only bonus opportunity available at this time.

Special Note:
All prompts are supposed to be crafted within the current season. However, we have decided to make an exception to this rule. Let’s say you craft something for a swap near the end of the Summer season. You’ve sent the swap package, but it hasn’t been received yet. Fall season begins, your partner has received their swap item, and you are ready to post. You may go ahead and post your project from the previous season for the current season.

THE RULES

  • Players must craft to the best of their abilities and have a minimum of 30 minutes of crafting time per submission, unless otherwise noted.
  • A project can only be submitted for one prompt or crafting opportunity.
  • A project does NOT have to be "nerdy,” it only has to fulfill the prompt as you see fit.
  • Submitted projects must be started and completed during the current season, unless otherwise noted.
  • There is SO MUCH to do in the Nerd Games. Do not feel like you have to craft everything. Do what inspires you.
  • We welcome all players from the Nerdyverse, no matter their Geekdom. We even welcome non-nerds!
  • We are never mean.
  • We never exclude someone.
  • We will keep it clean-ish (PG-13).
  • Never hesitate in contacting the Gamemakers (@storerboughtcreation or @Smeddley) with your questions, concerns, or ideas.

Previous Seasons:

Spring 2022
Winter 2022
Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021
Winter 2021
Fall 2020
Summer 2020
Spring 2020
Winter 2020

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Team Roster and Tracking

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Welcome to Nerdtopia! A crafting town with a big mystery brewing, and it’s up to you to solve it! Your choices will determine what paths of investigation you take, and what ending you get… so choose wisely, because there’s no going back!

At the end of the season, solve the mystery and you can win a prize (tbd – as usual, I’m doing this last minute and on the fly!). Details coming later, but clues will be given out based on the prompts you complete… you can guess even if you only get one clue, but more clues will definitely help out, so get those crafting muscles working! Clues will be sent through LC messages once a month, and you’ll have a week after the season ends to get your guesses in.

The Suspects:

  1. Quinn the Dwarf Barbarian Crocheter
  2. Aimee the Orc Rogue Quilter
  3. Jenny the Tiefling Druid Artist
  4. Peter the Dragonborn Monk Pyrographer
  5. Ambrose the Gnome Sorcerer Painter
  6. Sabrina the Firbolg Bard Knitter
  7. Sarah the Half-Elf Ranger Miniaturist
  8. Fenton the Halfling Cleric Jeweler
  9. Kenny the Fairy Wizard Photographer
  10. Marta the Goblin Paladin Cook
  11. Naomi the Half-Orc Warlock Scrapbooker
  12. Wendy the Human Fighter Seamstress
  13. Callie the Tabaxi Artificer Weaver
    CH – City Hall

The Story Begins…

It’s summer, and time for the Nerdtopia Craft-a-Palooza celebration and competition! The whole town is excited, but on the eve of the start of the big celebration, Mayor Bastion the Centaur notices that the trophy has gone missing! He comes to you, quietly, and asks if you could investigate. You’re an outsider, just here for the celebration and to watch all the craftspeople work, but your reputation as an adventurer followed you and he’s sure you’re the right person for the job. You, of course, accept the quest and promise to keep it as quiet as you can while you investigate.

What he does know is that Peter the Dragonborn Monk Pyrographer won last year, and brought the trophy back to City Hall last week. Staff remembers him coming in with the trophy, but no one can remember if it got locked up (and was therefore stolen from City Hall) or if he never actually dropped it off. When Bastion was talking to Ambrose the Gnome Sorcerer Painter about the set-up for the competition, Ambrose said he thought competition might be pretty, well, contentious this year. He mentioned that when he saw Peter heading up the steps with the trophy, Naomi the Half-Orc Warlock Scrapbooker (runner-up from last year) stopped and appeared to have some very heated words with him. But, he stresses, it might just have been some over-the-top, good-natured ribbing, as well. It was hard to tell from his vantage point. But he warned Bastion that some of the town seemed like they were taking this competition very seriously, indeed.

Do you (aka July Monthly Battle)… (craft something that represents some aspect of who you choose to talk to for the battle prompt!)
Talk to Ambrose the Gnome Sorcerer Painter
Talk to Naomi the Half-Orc Warlock Scrapbooker
Talk to Peter the Dragonborn Monk Pyrographer

JULY PROMPTS

Talk to Ambrose

The Gnome Sorcerer is a charming fellow who lives in a cottage absolutely packed with lovely landscape paintings. You tell him a story about how your parents used to bring you to Craft-a-Palooza back in the olden days, and you’re just here to relive those memories. He’s quite happy to sit and answer all of your questions about the history of the competition and the town, provided you purchase one of his paintings… you of course agree, and scan the walls as he starts in on his stories.

The stories Ambrose tells you (aka Prompts)

  1. The Crochet Commotion – craft something that is made of yarn, uses knots, is used to cover something else, or is purple.
  2. The Great Graphite Gripes – craft something that uses graphite or charcoal, is used as a decoration, or is black.
  3. A Square in the Square – craft something that is/has squares, is assembled from multiple pieces, or is multi-colored.
  4. The Loose Thread – craft something that uses thread or thin lines, is added to another craft, can be used to keep warm, or is grey.
  5. A Careless Conflagration – craft something that uses fire or heat, requires the destruction of something else, or is red.

When he’s done talking, you go back to the two paintings that leapt out at you – one is a lush forest glen scene, the other a picturesque stone bridge over a small creek. Which do you purchase? (Choose “Forest” or “Bridge” path in the August Prompts!)

Talk to Peter:

Peter lives in a cottage in the center of town, and rarely misses anything that goes on. He seems like he might know more than he’s letting on, and he offers to tell you some stories he said you might find… informative, if you’re willing to buy one of his photographs. You look at the framed photos on the wall, which are nice, though maybe not your style. You agree, and peruse the photos while he tells you his stories.

The stories Peter tells you (aka Prompts)

  1. The Ballad of the Dropped Stitch – craft something you’ve messed up in the past, that is uniform, has stitches, or is blue.
  2. Once Upon a Painting – craft something using paint, is inspired by something from long ago, or is multi-colored.
  3. The Link in the Chain – craft something that is metal, has links, can be worn, or is silver.
  4. Three Wee Things – craft something that is a trio, is small or cute, or is pink.
  5. The Magic Photograph – craft something that uses a photograph or picture, is a representation of something else, or is sepia toned.

When he’s done, you’re not sure you learned anything valuable, but two photos caught your eye, one being a bridge over a creek, the other is a meadow, lush with flowers. Which do you purchase? (Choose “Meadow” or “Bridge” path in the August Prompts!)

Talk to Naomi:

Naomi lives in a farmstead on the north of town, and her house is cluttered with tons of finished scrapbooks, scrapbook kits she’s designed, and some lovely collage art pieces. She is quite the gossip, and agrees to chat with you… provided you buy one of her themed blank scrapbooks. You agree, and she launches into her tales. You flip through the lovely junk journal style scrapbooks as she talks.

  1. A Stitch in Time – craft something that takes a lot of (non-crafting) time (drying time, etc), has or uses stitches, or is green.
  2. Too Many Cooks – craft something that requires heat, uses the oven, or is yellow.
  3. It’s Cut and Paste – craft something that uses scissors or glue, has multiple pieces that need to be assembled, or is blue.
  4. By Hook or by Crook – craft something that has or uses hooks, is soft, is for use around the house, or is red.
  5. Two are Better than One – craft something twice, or that is part of a duo, can be used in more than one way, or is orange.

When she’s done, your head is swimming with all the gossip she’s given you, and you’ve narrowed your scrapbook choices down to either the forest glen theme or the meadow theme. Which one do you purchase? (Choose “Meadow” or “Forest” path in the August Prompts!)

August Prompts

IF YOU CHOSE FOREST, COME HERE:

You pick the forest [painting/scrapbook], and as you are saying your goodbyes to [Ambrose/Naomi], something falls out of the [frame/scrapbook]. When you pick it up, you see it’s a scrap of very distinctive fabric, and it looks like there’s a smudge of what smells like… metal polish on it. The same kind of metal polish that would be used to shine a trophy. You think you saw both Aimee the Orc Rogue Quilter and Wendy the Human Fighter Seamstress with similar fabrics, but time is running short and you can only talk to one of them - who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOOSE AIMEE:

You decide to talk to Aimee, and though she is a bit abrasive (you can’t entirely blame her, you are accusing her of stealing and sabotage, so you give her the benefit of the doubt) but she tells you the story of the fabric (among a few choice turns of phrases). Apparently is was a traveling salesperson who came through, and while both Aimee and Wendy bough larger pieces of fabric, the salesperson gave out scraps to lots of the local children in “fairy wands”, so there were pieces of it everywhere. She claims someone is trying to frame her.

Her stories (AKA prompts):

  1. Cut to the Chase - craft something that requires cutting up pieces into smaller bits, requires a sharp-edged implement, or is brown.
  2. Back in my Day - craft something that is an ‘older’ craft, that is done in a retro style, is something an elder taught you, or is blue.
  3. No Good Deed - craft something that is for someone else, is meant to be helpful, has stripes, or is green.
  4. All in Good Time - craft something that is time consuming, has a lot of steps that require patience, is made from supplies you had to wait to get, or is purple.
  5. Uphill Both Ways - craft something that is a struggle, tells a story, has works, or is white.

You leave her house, rather defeated, when you see - rather hear - someone skulking the shadows. Listening in? You think you hear a distinctive click, like something metal clanging, like… knitting needles or a length of chain, perhaps? Is it Sabrina the Firbolg Bard Knitter or Fenton the Halfling Cleric Jeweler trying to listen in? Time is of the essence, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOOSE WENDY:

Wendy seems irritated by your questions, and you can’t entirely blame her - you are accusing her of being a criminal, so you try to tread lightly. You listen as she shows you all of her quilting patterns, and shares the fabric swatches with you. She does have the fabric in question, but lets you know that everyone else does, too - the traveling salesman gave out tons of scraps of it to people as his “business card”, so everyone had access to it. You feel like maybe you just heard a ton of stories for no reason, but they kept swirling around in your mind…

Her stories (AKA Prompts)

  1. Pinwheel - craft something that revolves, is multi-colored, or is meant to amuse or entertain.
  2. Log Cabin - craft something using multiple parts, made of wood, or that is brown.
  3. The Pineapple - craft something made of tough material or with an outer shell, something for (or representing) plants, or something that is yellow or green.
  4. Hens & Chickens - craft something that represents/has a bird, is related to a farmyard, uses feathers, or is white or yellow.
  5. Picture Frame - craft something that uses a photograph, or something framed, or that is silver.

As you’re leaving, though, something about one of her stories tickles the back of your brain. Something about… Fenton the Halfling Cleric Jeweler… or Sarah the Half-Elf Ranger Miniaturist… you can’t decide which. Time is of the essence, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOSE THE BRIDGE, COME HERE:

You pick the bridge [painting/photograph], and as you’re staring at you amazing new artwork, you see something in the bottom corner that looks like a figure you recognize. Unfortunately, it is small and blurry, but it does look a little like a figure carrying a suspiciously large wrapped bundle. Could [Ambrose/Peter] have captured the theft in action and not realized it? Based on the figure, it seems to be either Wendy the Human Fighter Seamstress or Marta the Goblin Paladin Cook. Both have a bright red coat like the one in the picture… but time is short, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOOSE WENDY:

Wendy seems irritated by your questions, and you can’t entirely blame her - you are accusing her of being a criminal, so you try to tread lightly. You listen as she shows you all of her quilting patterns, and shares the fabric swatches with you. You ask her about the red coat, and she admits she made several for people around town, though as she recalls, Marta wasn’t one of them. And of course some people didn’t appreciate her handywork, because the coats were a ton of work to get fitted… she then dives into the intricacies of tailoring…

Her stories (AKA Prompts)

  1. Measure Twice, Cut Once - craft something that requires precise measurements, is fitted to something, or has numbers in it.
  2. The Right Stabilizer - craft something that is heavy, is made to help someone (physically or mentally) regain their equilibrium, or uses glue.
  3. To Serge or Not to Serge - craft something that requires finishing around the edges, takes extra steps, has a zig-zag pattern, or is grey.
  4. Lining - craft something that has multiple layers, requires extra steps, has lines on it, or is red.
  5. Pockets - craft something that is meant for carrying something, is generally useful, or has hidden parts.

As you’re leaving, though, something about one of her stories tickles the back of your brain. Something about… Fenton the Halfling Cleric Jeweler… or Sarah the Half-Elf Ranger Miniaturist… you can’t decide which. Time is of the essence, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOOSE MARTA:

Marta is bustling around her kitchen, happy to talk to you so long as you sample her new creation. While you question the wisdom of eating in the kitchen of someone you’re basically accusing of a crime, the smells are heavenly, and you give in. She chats amiably to you, and explains that she did have a red coat ages ago, but hasn’t seen it in years. It was a little tight through the shoulders, and as she recalls she gave it away. You listen as she puts dish after dish in front of you…

Her dishes (AKA prompts)

  1. Fresh Bread - craft something that has a crust, is soft on the inside, uses an oven to make, or is tan/brown.
  2. Shrimp Scampi - craft something inspired by the ocean, something that is small, or something that is white or pink.
  3. Mead - craft something that is (or uses) a liquid, uses herbs or is steeped, or is golden.
  4. Paladin Salad - craft something with lots of different pieces, that combines different crafts, materials, or techniques, or is green.
  5. Thumbprint Cookies - craft something that requires molding by hand, that has a added extra (jam!), has wavy lines, or is purple.

She thinks she either gave the coat to Sarah the Half-Elf Ranger Miniaturist or Sabrina the Firbolg Bard Knitter, though in either case it would have been altered and she wasn’t sure she’d seen anyone wearing it lately. Time is of the essence, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOSE THE MEADOW, COME HERE:

You pick the meadow [scrapbook/picture], and as you turn to leave, you notice a figure scurry around the corner, almost like they’d been listening in on your conversation. A lot like a guilty person might have been! Based on the size and relative shape of the person, you think it might have been either Aimee the Orc Rogue Quilter or Marta the Goblin Paladin Cook, but you only have time to talk to one of them… which do you choose?

IF YOU CHOOSE AIMEE:

You rush to Aimee’s house, hoping to catch her still out of breath from running away from you, if that is the case. She is ruffled when you get to her house, but not for the reason you thought - she claims someone has been threatening her to get her to resign from the race, and the latest note had just arrived. She’s frazzled, but more resolved than ever to enter her quilt in the contest - it’s a paper pieced quilt, and she tells you all about the process of paper piecing…

Her stories (AKA Prompts)

  1. Printing the Pattern - craft something that uses paper, is small or precise, uses a printer, or is white or black.
  2. Stitch Length - craft something that has dashes lines, uses a “sacrificial” part of the craft that is removed, or requires tearing.
  3. Ironing is Key - craft something flat, that requires heat, or is made of several parts that are joined together.
  4. Cutting Rulers - craft something that is cut out, has straight lines, or contains numbers.
  5. Batting - craft something soft or fluffy, or that has multiple layers, or is beige or made of cotton.

You stare at the note as you half-listen to her stories. You think you’ve seen that writing before. Was is Sabrina the Firbolg Bard Knitter’s or Fenton the Halfling Cleric Jeweler’s handwriting? Time is not on your side, who do you talk to?

IF YOU CHOOSE MARTA

Marta is bustling around her kitchen and she is slightly out of breath, but it could be from the huge pots she’s moving from the stovetop. She is happy to talk to you so long as you sample her new creation. While you question the wisdom of eating in the kitchen of someone you’re basically accusing of a crime, the smells are heavenly, and you give in. She chats amiably to you, and you listen as she puts dish after dish in front of you…

  1. Croissants - craft something that has/is flaky, requires rolling, is light or fluffy, or is buttery yellow.
  2. Earl Grey Tea, Hot - craft something that is historical, or royal, or tea related, or gray.
  3. Garden Omelet - craft something that requires mixing, is made up of various materials/ingredients, or is flat and round(ish), or has vegetables/herbs (or a representation thereof).
  4. Bacon - craft something that is thin or crispy, has lines, is rectangular, or is red.
  5. Waffles with Fruit and Whipped Cream- craft something that has squares/blocks, is fluffy, or has (or represents) your favorite fruit/fruit color.

As she’s talking to you, you realize something she said about one of the people… about the food, tickled a memory. And you feel like you can learn more from them… but was it Sabrina the Firbolg Bard Knitter or Sarah the Half-Elf Ranger Miniaturist? Time is not on your side, who do you talk to?

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Please post your projects with the following header:

Prompt: (Write the name of the prompt you are entering your craft for here. Don’t forget to include the month!)
Team: (Choose one of three, listed below) *
Project Name: (Name your craft anything you like; fanciful titles or simple labels/descriptions are all fine) *
Project Link: (Paste the link to your community post for the bonus points) *
Brief Description: (Tell us anything you’d like to about the craft, such as how you made it, and why it fits the prompt .)**
Project Photo(s): (Post photos of your awesome craft here, so we can ooh and aah over it!) *

FAQs:

What if I miss a battle?
If you don’t submit a project for a battle, you can still choose your path - you just won’t get the clue for the Battle Prompt.

Are their clues for the non-monthly prompts, like Big Time and Research Projects?
You bet!

Can I get bonus clues?
Hmmmm, maybe? If you create a character (not necessarily D&D stats and whatnot - MAYBE fill out the handy-dandy character sheet LovelyMiss has in her Prize post, HINT HINT HINT) and post it (not as a craft prompt, just introduce your character in a post) I’ll toss you another clue.

Hey! You didn’t send me clues I deserve!
Whoops, my bad, I’m terribly irresponsible and shouldn’t be in charge of things, tell me what I messed up and I’ll get right on that!

What if I can’t figure out who did it?
Well, I can’t police you to keep you from sharing clues with your fellow nerds, but if you complete half the projects, you’ll really narrow down that suspect pool.

What do I get if I win?
No idea yet. I made all of this up in the last two days, I’m not that on top of things!

If you have any other questions, PM me and I’ll do my best to give you an answer or make up more arbitrary rules that make it make sense. Have fun, and go forth and craft!

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Summer Nerd Games 2022 Prize Event

Earn up to TWO physical awards this season by completing the following tasks:

Level 1:

Available to those who did not complete the Winter Prize Event.

  • Submit at least 20 projects. As part of the 20 projects, you must submit at least 1 Research Project OR 3 Big Time Projects.

(Event previously completed by: Bunny1kenobi, gozer, LovelyMiss, roler.)

Level 2:

Available to everyone. You can complete both Level 1 and/or Level 2 this season.

  • Complete the Crafter Sheet AND create a crafted (in any medium) self-portrait that represents your crafty persona. Post them in this thread anytime throughout the season. (Feel free to submit the self-portrait as a prompt/completed project, too!)
  • Claim Community Bonus Points on at least FIVE completed projects.
  • Comment on at least 10 projects in this thread anytime throughout the season.

Once you have completed the prize requirements, send the below submission form to LovelyMiss via private message.

Prizes will be sent after the season ends.

Prize Event Submission Form

I am claiming: Level 1/Level 2/Both

I attest that I have completed the requirements for the Summer Nerd Games 2022 Prize Event(s) I am claiming: Yes/No

My name and mailing address (as it should be formatted for sending, including country) are:

How would you like your name to appear on the prize? Options: Username, First Name, First Name+Last Initial.

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Ooh! I get to post first!

Prompt: July - Battle - talk to Ambrose
Team: Berserker Barbarian
Project Name: rainbow painted mess
Project Link:
Brief Description: I chose to speak with Ambrose the painter. I spent the last hour painting with my nieces. I got this press board unicorn from the Dollar Tree over a year ago, and I finally did something with it. I am not a painter, as you can probably tell. But I finished this, and Grumpy Frog claimed it. It’s particularly fitting since she told me she loves me more than unicorns today. And she LOVES unicorns. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Project Photo(s):

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Just your nieces?! I see how you are :stuck_out_tongue:

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Prompt: July - Peter - Link in the Chain
Team: Wizard
Project Name: Monster High re-bodies & outfits
Project Link: (Paste the link to your community post for the bonus points) *
Brief Description: I re-bodied these two dolls from one doll and made them silvery outfits to wear!
**Project Photo(s):

Before pic

And action shot with Tobi. Lol!

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Prompt: Talk to Naomi - Too Many Cooks
Team: Wizened Wizards
Project Name: Queen of the Night Hanagushi
Project Link: https://forum.lettucecraft.com/t/queen-of-the-night-hanagushi/
Brief Description: This is a hanagushi (floral comb) featuring a large white Queen of the Night flower, purple clematis, shimmery pampas grass, and a firefly. :slight_smile: The pampas grass is made of silver wire, and of course the comb can be worn - although I would say it is probably more for display haha. I use an iron (heat) to activate the holographic film in my insect wings. It makes the different colors in the film stand out more. Also, the UV gets ‘cooked’ under a uv light - sometimes I put the light in a reflective oven (a box lined with shiny tinfoil) to ensure even setting.
Project Photo(s):

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Prompt: July Battle - Talk to Naomi
Team: Wizened Wizards
Project Name: Cherry Blossom & Butterfly Ear Cuff III
Project Link: Fanciful Ear Cuffs
Brief Description: This ear cuff features a large butterfly wing and quite a few cherry blossoms. :slight_smile: My Mom’s name is Noemi (the spanish variant of Naomi) and she loves butterflies - collects them even - so I thought I would choose Naomi to talk to.
Project Photo(s):

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Prompt: Talk to Naomi - Two are Better Than One
Team: Wizened Wizards
Project Name: Bellflower and Dragonfly Ear Cuff II
Project Link: Fanciful Ear Cuffs
Brief Description: This ear cuff is made from carefully folded and glued squares of silk, and features purple Chinese bellflowers, and a hovering dragonfly. :slight_smile:
Project Photo(s):

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Those are beautiful @appledainty

Prompt: Research Project
Team: Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Crochet Pocket Shawl
Project Link: Crochet Pocket Shawl
Brief Description: I’m still crocheting everyday! I finished this pocket shawl. Despite my newbie troubles, I think it still turned out really cute. First time using several new stitches, and sewing on pockets, and actually reading a pattern. I think it was probably around 30 hours, but I wasn’t really keep track after the first 20. :laughing: There’s a little more info in the link.

Project Photo(s):

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Welcome back, @appledainty! As always, your jewelry is gorgeous. This is all resin work and silk?

I am impressed with your shawl, @LovelyMiss! What gorgeous work. Making clothing garments can be hard to do since gauge is important. You did amazing!

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Prompt: Three wee Things
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Fabric Design
Project Link: -0- (I will link this later when the fabric is used and notify you)
Brief Description: I wanted to work on customizing some dolls but the clothes were boring. I realized I needed some patterns. I decided to design my own. It was harder than I thought! It took me several hours to make these. I need to remake the center one as it didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but I needed a break. I can draw by hand but on the computer is frustrating!
Project Photo(s):

Prompt: Magic Photograph
Team: Wizards
Project Name: Lilies artwork
Project Link: Lily Mounted Art
Brief Description: I used a photo as a reference for this.
Project Photo(s):

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@LovelyMiss Your shawl is lovely and that was a huge project to take on for a newbie! You should be proud!

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@storerboughtcreation Yes, resin and silk. :smiley: I like using holographic film as well.

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Prompt: Talk to Naomi - It’s Cut and Paste
Team: Wizened Wizards
Project Name: Butterfly Obidome
Project Link: Butterfly Obidome
Brief Description: I wanted to create a new obidome for an art show/convention I attended and had some art pieces in. I’ve always been a fan of the butterfly motif, and I’d never made one a big tsumami zaiku butterfly before. Most of my insects have resin wings instead.
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Prompt: July -Battle- Talk to Ambrose the Gnome Sorcerer Painter
Team: Team Nurturing Druid
Project Name: Love is Love
Brief Description: Painted with SBC and my spawn, really like how it turned out and have it hanging on my front door now.
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I had fun painting with you and the girls. This looks great and is so colorful on your door. My eye is drawn to it when I visit as I pull into the driveway

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