Nerd Games - Winter 2020

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
Project Link:


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
Project Link:


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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Prompt: February–Hawk
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Miniature Pocket Letter
Project Link: Miniature Pocket Letter
Brief Description: It takes keen eyesight to make a pocket letter this tiny!

Prompt: Research Project # 1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: The Transformation from uncomfortable chaise to sleek new couch
Project Link: Chaise to Couch Transformation
Brief Description: I’ve had this huge chaise lounge in my house that I was constantly complaining about not being comfortable anymore. Well, I finally convinced my dh to change it into a a smaller couch that fits our living space better. This project took us all Spring Break.

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Prompt: February: Waterfowl
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Quarantine Juice (AKA Fruit Infused Water Using the Instant Pot)
Project Link: Quarantine Juice (AKA Fruit Infused Water Using the Instant Pot)

Brief Description: SInce I’ve been home because school is cancelled, I haven’t been drinking enough water. Our tap water doesn’t taste the greatest, so I decided to use up some of the bags of very icy fruit that are occupying precious space in my freezer. I made 2 batches- cranberry & pineapple, and blueberry & mango. Even though they only process for 5 minutes, the whole thing took over an hour per batch. Water + fruit= a natural flavor concentrate!

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I got almost 2 quarts of each batch. They’re not canned, so they’re being kept in the fridge.

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Prompt: February - Songbirds
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Mandala TM Patch
Project Link: tba
Brief Description: I’m still making simple TM patches for my parents’ Kitchenaid cover. This one is colorful like a songbird.
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And now back to my loooong overdue comments!

@Bunny1kenobi
Your garage sale notecards are so cool! I love the vintage feel. Super classy.

@geekgirl
Pretty sure I commented on your Mushroom Demon thread before but it just made me smile all over again. :slight_smile: Beautiful even knit stitches on your dishcloth, and I like the variegated colors too! You can take out stitches?! That is one thing I have NEVER figured out how to do with knitting; basically if I mess up, I have to unravel the entire project and start again. Just did that yesterday with a panel representing hours of work. ToT I love your masterboards! I love the projects you do with them, too, but I would have so much trouble putting them to use, since they’re already so awesome as they are!

@Lynx2Lancer
Very cool that you made your own cider! I used to make some once a year when I was a kid, at a family friend’s farm. They had a big cider press and would throw a HUGE annual party and we would all take turns manning the crank, producing scads of gallons of cider in just a day! Good times.

@Tanath
What a fun puppy pawprint ring! Do you use special equipment for that? Like a loom type thing? The color choice is great; really makes the pawprint pop!

@Smeddley
Your little bat is tooooo cuuuuuute! If we ever do a swap, just know I would always love one. XD The hoop is so creative, especially the nest with the bead eggs! What a sweet motif! D’awww, your tiny bear is adorable! I have a book of patterns for sea creatures made of embroidery floss, and I can’t wait to get good enough at crochet to try the challenge of working so small!

@craftADDchick
Your dishcloth is so bright and cheery! Good thing you were already planning to work through your stash this year, as it’s sure getting harder to acquire supplies at the moment!

@AcadianDriftwood
I have mentioned your wifi password embroidery in at least two conversations since seeing it I LOVE the idea!! And you got the LotR font spot-on. :slight_smile: And sesame garlic ginger sounds like a wining combination for salad dressing!

@storerboughtcreation
If you hadn’t made the eel biscornu, I’d have said the fox one was your best one yet. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: But as it is, the eel can never be topped! (probably)

@gozer
Wonderful shark ATCs! They actually look quite gentle, despite the pointy teeth! I think your use of color is so soft and appealing.

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Prompt: March- Basket

Team: Bits and Bobs

Project Name: Avocado “Greenhouses”

Project Link: Avocado "Greenhouses"

Brief Description:I made individual greenhouses to hold the avocado pits while they are (hopefully) sprouting.

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