Nerd Games - Winter 2020

mmmm that calzone looks scrumptious!

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Prompt: Research Project
Team: Running with scissors
Project Name: Lap Blanket
Project Link: Lap Blanket
Brief Description: lap blanket made from crocheting with 2 strands at once. I was right at 20 hours for the main body and then did 4 rows of border so maybe 24 hours total.

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Prompt: January - Learn a New Skill
Team: :running_woman::scissors:
Project Name: First temari ball!
Project Link: Hands Around the World Temari
Brief Description: It’s fun to learn something new! I’m glad I tried this craft and plan to make many more.
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Prompt: February - Songbirds
Team: :running_woman::scissors:
Project Name: Masterboard ATC set
Project Link: Out of Context Shakespeare: Masterboard ATCs
Brief Description: A flock of brightly colored cards!
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Prompt: March - Chips and Dip
Team: :running_woman::scissors:
Project Name: Lizard earrings
Project Link: Back to my crafty roots: Bead lizards! 🦎 ART 2020 Q1 Challenge Entry
Brief Description: They’re a mismatched matched set, coordinating to swap eye/skin colors.
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Playing catch-up in a big way: here comes a project dump!

Prompt: January de-stress

Team: running w scissors

Project Name: go-to notecards

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Brief Description: I did a personal swap with L2L and she thought it should be small swap. So I used some embellishments I had on hand to make these simple but pretty notecards.

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Prompt: February songbirds

Team: RWS

Project Name: cupcake / cherry notecards

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Brief Description: made for private swaps with Geekgirl and Pottermouth. I used coloring pages I’d previously colored (intending them for this purpose eventually) to make these. They are very bright and colorful!

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Prompt: February hawks

Team: RWS

Project Name: Mini swap package

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Brief Description: miniatures require good eyesight to make!

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Prompt: February waterfowl

Team: RWS

Project Name: Mermaid notecards

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Brief Description: also made for private swaps with Geekgirl and Pottermouth. I painted the backgrounds with watercolor, which obviously requires water— but then, so do mermaids!

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Prompt: March bracketology

Team: RWS

Project Name: brother’s bday card

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Brief Description: you can’t make a stick figure without lines! :wink:

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Prompt: March battle: sportsball vs NETFLIX

Team: RWS

Project Name: steampunk notecards

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Brief Description: also made for private swaps with Geekgirl and Pottermouth. These steampunk styles put me in mind of one of my favorite shows, Warehouse 13, which I would TOTALLY watch on Netflix if it was on there. :hugs:

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Prompt: Free Range

Team: RWS

Project Name: Simple notecard

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Brief Description: I sent a little package to my bestie @gozer and I made this little notecard to go along. It was simple, but fussy cutting the bouquet took some tiiiiiime.

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Prompt: free range

Team: RWS

Project Name: Anniversary card

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Brief Description: made it for my hubby!

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Prompt: zap

Team: RWS

Project Name: flower notecard

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Brief Description: very simple but cute notecard

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Sorry for the sideways photos- I guess I forgot to edit some first…

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Prompt: March Battle - Netflix
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Hanger Cover
Project Link: tba
Brief Description: My mom used to make loads of these hanger covers, which we still use all the time because they’re SO useful keeping clothes from slipping to the floor! I decided to work on one this week specifically because I thought it was something I could do while watching Netflix with my parents (and so I could use the new crochet skills somebody awesome taught me). Also, we’ve been watching tons of fashion shows lately like Next in Fashion (which I love because the contestants and judges are NICE, kinda like on GBBO), and you’d want a good hanger for your pretty clothes on those shows!
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Question: if I offered a set of say, three of these for a raffle prize in the summer, would anyone be interested?

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Prompt: March–Basket
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: I :heart: soccer (jersey) wreath
Project Link: I :heart: soccer (jersey) wreath
Brief Description: This was made with fabric twine (string) and wraps around a wreath from. The frame will eventually hold pictures.

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The daisy xstitch is about 4.75 x 4.75 inches. It’s pretty small.

As for cashews on pizza… We got the idea from one of our favorite restaurants back in Olympia, WA. There’s this placed called Casa Mia, and one of the pizzas on their menu is called the Pizza Strada Susina. I think it’s the best pizza I ever had. This is my take on it, which is plenty yummy, but it is quite different.

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A pizza chain we have around is Donatos. We really like their Hawaiian pizza. One thing that makes it special is they add almond slivers and cinnamon.

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I’d be interested! I would definitely put in some tickets for this :slight_smile:

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How is March already half over!? We are leaving this week… Which is sure to be an interesting experience what with everything closing down due to covid-19 concerns.

I just finished catching up with tracking. I look forward to seeing the flood of new projects that people will be finishing due to self-quarantining. Stay healthy friends, and craft on!

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Prompt: February - Vultures
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Banana Muffins
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Brief Description: We made these muffins out of almost unusable ooold bananas. But that just gave them that much more flavor!
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Oh my goodness, people, I have been watching and admiring this thread the whole time and thinking I’ll get around to commenting but I’m busy right now and… here we are two months since the last time I really commented! There is SO MUCH to catch up on but I love it all so I’m gonna give it a go…

@AcadianDriftwood
Mmmm, deviled eggs. I love them too! I made them for an Easter party I held with my Japanese friends and no one had had them before, so it was a special treat! I also sprinkle paprika the way you do; it’s the best way! XD Also, I D&D too! I wonder what percentage of the Nerd Games people do…? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

@FrizzyTyger
Those bagels may be slightly misshapen but they look DELICIOUS! I have never made sourdough OR bagels so this is so impressive to me! Onions, garlic, and sesame sound like a perfect match/flavor too. :slight_smile:

@gozer
Your coin purses! They are all SO CUTE and elegant too! And the lettuce one really made me smile. I’m having trouble choosing a favorite but… yup, it’s the cat and dog one. XD

Aaaand, I barely started commenting but I’ve gotta go make dinner. Back later!

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I’ve seen a fair number of mentions here on LC! Makes me happy! :grin:

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Prompt: March Battle - Netflix

Team: Team Bits and Bobs

Project Name: Floral Embroidered Napkin Set

Project Link: Floral Embroidered Napkin Set - F & T 2020 Q1 Contest Entry

Brief Description: I designed a simple pattern and embroidered this set of four napkins. :3 I am planning two alternate designs for my remaining napkins - I have 16 total - so this is just the first set. I watch a lot of Netflix when I craft; not much of a sports person. XD

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@Mountains_and_Clouds
I love your glaze on the bowl. The different shades of blues are just gorgeous with the clay color peeking through.

@AcadianDriftwood
Your lemon art is so cheery! And is that part of a library check-out card in one of the sections? Love all the variety and details!

@storerboughtcreation
You know how much I looooooooooooove the eel biscornu!! It’s gotten loads of likes and comments on Katsuyuki’s blog too! :slight_smile: The hummingbird you made is so charming; I would use it as a Christmas ornament, or hang it in a window! Definitely the right choice to do the unicorn biscornu on a black background; it makes it pop so much.

@appledainty
I echo the amazement of others that you embroidered all that yourself on those sleeves! So intricate! And WOW that butterfly earcuff is gorgeous!!! I’m imagining it with a yukata I have; it would go so perfectly!

@QueenHobo
That shawl is breathtaking. The hombre yarn is so subtle and beautiful, which goes really well with the lovely intricate pattern!

I play Hackmaster off and on - same general idea!

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In case anyone missed it, they are taking a poll to see which Swaps should be our first and it looks like swapping will be starting soon!

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Prompt: Big Time #2
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Flash the Sloth Hoop
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Brief Description: It’s Flash, the sloth from Zootopia! This hoop took well over 10 hours.
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I recognised him immediately! He’s super cute :fox_face::rabbit:(no sloth so you get nick and Judy lol)

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:sloth: there is a sloth!

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