Nerd Games - Winter 2021

I have been commenting using the links, but here are the comments for those that didn’t have them.

@Lynx2Lancer – The sympathy card is very sweet. Sorry to hear about your loss.

@Bunny1kenobi – The seahorse card is really pretty. I love the way you blended the background. The white bubbles are a great touch and add depth. The hat turned out great and is funny. Clever fix with the S & P shakers!

@storerboughtcreation – The Minnie Mouse dress is precious, and so s that grin. LOL!

@geekgirl – I love your art journaling. You are a master at it. You have an eye for colors and image placement. The one with the eyes is amazing. I also love the purple one. I love that it can be so many things. I see a room in a bar. Fantastic!

@Inselaeffchen – The crewmate is cute. I’ve never played the game, but it’s cool that you made something for your girls based on it.

@roler – I didn’t even know there was a quilt-along. That is a great way to motivate yourself to make a quilt! I am currently procrastinating on a quilted ottoman cover. I agree; they are intimidating. Mine’s only been cut out for about a year, so not too shabby. LOL! I can’t wait to see your finished quilt. I love the colors you used on this square.

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I’m not too keen playing Among Us… it’s too fast for my brain. :grinning: The pattern I used is here. The crewmate is about 4-5" tall I think.

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Prompt: Big Time – #1
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Venkman the Felt Doll
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: This is a feltie made of my dear Venkman. I miss him so much.
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Prompt: December - Dendrite
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Sunshine bag
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: Venk was my Sunshine, so I embroidered a sunshine on his bag.
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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Palatable Art
Project Name: Woven blankie
Project Link: Venkman the cat felt doll
Brief Description: Venk also loved my baby blanket. When I was thinking of accessories for him, I wanted him to have his own blankie. I knew I couldn’t knit or crochet it, but I figured I might be able to weave it and it worked! I was really happy with how it turned out.
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Prompt: January Battle Royale- Blizzard
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Snowflake coasters
Project Link:
Brief Description: I crocheted these snowflake coasters wanting a subtle winter decoration that wasn’t Christmasy.
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Prompt: January Big time (1)
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Paper snowflakes
Project Link:
Brief Description: If I could do one thing for the rest of my like it would be making paper snowflakes! Changing out Christmas decorations to winter I decided to fill my house with snowflakes this year. My husband thinks I’m nuts. I have them everywhere.
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Gozer, I LOVE your Venkman doll, and his little accessories. Especially that blanket. :heart:

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Prompt: Firn (January)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Potholder
Project Link: Potholder in Primary Colors*
Brief Description: I’d like to think this potholder will last at least a year, even if the weave isn’t quite as tight as it should be because I managed to pop a loop off the loom without realizing it.
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Prompt: Blizzard (January Battle)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Stop My Mind Journal Page
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I made this in an Art Journaling Craftalong Zoom. We were following a video about leaving white space, and the whiteout effect here seems blizzardy to me.
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Prompt: January Sastrugi
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Backyard Friends Notecards Set 1
Brief Description: These are notecards and they have parallel sides.
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Prompt: Research Project Number 1
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Felted Birds Sprawling Garland Aviary
Brief Description: 20 felted birds worked on over the course of at least 10 days!
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Once again, I am going to comment on posts without links only since I posted on the threads for the other ones:
@ezrib – The snowflake coasters are perfect for the winter. They are really pretty. I enjoy a seasonal, non-holiday specific change up too. Your snowflakes are beautiful and I see you have a lot of snow out your window too. They look very dreamy!

@megwell – Your journaling page turned out really cool! I love the colors… and the white space.

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Prompt: January: Snow Squall
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Masks are the new bra cards
Brief Description: I did not expect to find these mask die cuts or this hilarious (but true) comparison to bras. These worked up quickly.
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This sweater is SO bright and cheerful, and even more so because of the cute smiley model! Awesome job! Especially for sticking with it even when you had to redo parts!

Wow, all those in half an hour? That IS quick!! Your color palette is so pretty too! I especially love the middle right one with the vertical stripes.

Ahh, I really want to get back into TM patches again! I’m a little sad that my sewing machine cover doesn’t look quite as nice on my new sewing machine, but it still works. :slight_smile: I just need to make something else that looks even better now! XD I love the stitches on your snitch, and especially how the border stitching looks almost tangled; that’s a REALLY cool look!
Hahaha, hooray for getting your ice cream recipe right!
As for your quilt WIP, I totally get it; I have a mini quilt I tried to do last year as an experiment and all it needs is binding, but it’s been months and months!
You are so amazing at the felt dolls! Your new one is so recognizable as Venkman; it’s super sweet. And I LOVE that little stitched bag! Too cute!!
Also omg I can’t believe you wove something so tiny like that!! Well done!

gasp Ezrib!! So glad to have you back!! Those coasters are beautiful, and so precisely stitched! Do you have a pattern to share?
And you are taking paper snowflakes to a whole new level! I’ve never seen them made 3D like that, but I love the effect!

Oh yeah, that pot holder should definitely last you, and the bright colors REALLY pop!! :slight_smile:
Very cool journal page! You’ve balanced the whites and colors so nicely!

Your cards are so pretty! I’m so happy to have the ones you’ve sent me in the past, and these look wonderful with those extra backgrounds as well! I particularly love the little squirrel. :slight_smile:
Congratulations on finished ALL those BIRDS!! And in just ten days! That’s like a craft marathon! They look absolutely perfect on that beautiful branch, and that’s going to be a striking and wonderful decoration for years and years to come, I’m sure!
Hee hee, the mask cards are very cute. I feel like if I were still scrapbooking, I’d be using that mask die cut a LOT. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Prompt: January - Firn
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Shadowhunters ATC
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is one of three ATCs I made for a personal swap with @GeekyBookworm. I’m not familiar with this show myself, but she asked for cat eyes making blue magic, so I did my best! :slight_smile:
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Prompt: January - Snow Squall
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Dragon ATC
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Brief Description: Another ATC from the same swap. I’ve been experimenting with different media and techniques. This is a dragon silhouette cut from cardstock, then pasted over a card that I’d covered completely with sparkly washi tape! I’m choosing this prompt because ATCs in general are faster for me than other crafts (although I’m pretty slow at them too!).
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Prompt: Zap #1
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Star Wars ATC
Project Link:
Brief Description: Last of the three ATCs from that swap. This one I think I managed to put together in under half an hour, which is impressive for me! I rarely finish anything quickly enough to qualify as a zap. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: For this Star Wars theme, I featured photos of TM patches I’ve made in previous years.
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Prompt: January: Dendrite
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Machu Picchu Watercolor
Brief Description: There is a bit of a branching pattern where the steps lead to the building on the left side. There are also a couple trees in this painting.
Project Photo:
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Prompt: January Battle - Blizzard
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Snowflake pendant
Project Link:
Brief Description:
This is a very small blizzard, it’s only one snowflake. I hope this one brings a flurry of more completed projects from me.
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Prompt : January Battle - Sleet
Team : Running w scissors
Project Name : Goal board
Project Link :
Brief Description :
This goal board is under glass (kinda like ice?) so that I can use a dry erase marker on it to update goals as they are completed.
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Prompt: January Battle- Blizzard
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Spin Art Background Pages
Project Link: Spin Art Background Pages
Brief Description: I made some spin art pages for another project, and I think it fits blizzard for the theme because on the weather radar, a blizzard looks a lot like spin art!
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Prompt: January- Snow Squall
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Sawtooth Star Block (January BOM)
Project Link: Quilt-along 2021
Brief Description: I am participating in the Quilt-along 2021, and I needed to get my January block finished. Of course, I didn’t have time to make it until today, so I had to get it made pretty quickly. I followed the linked tutorial, and it turned out to be a pretty quick block to make (even if I did have to rip out and redo the last 4 seams).
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Prompt: January Battle - Blizzard
Team: Palettable Art:
Project Name: Crochet Gnome
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Just a little crochet gnome, the start of project gnomepocalypse!
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Sorry, I will get the February prompts up after work tomorrow… Today got away from me!

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@gozer Grape sherbet sounds interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. I’d love to try it! Your Venkman feltie is wonderful. I love the details you were able to get. :hearts:

@ezrib Welcome back! Your snowflakes are so uniform and gorgeous! Did you start the crocheted flakes? Your paper flakes are so pretty and festive. I love seeing them hanging in the window.

@megwell Your woven potholder is so colorful and pretty. I have a Martha Stewart loom I haven’t used in ages. I want to pull it out now and make something on it.

@Lynx2Lancer Your cards are always so pretty, and the bra cards are hilarious. Your bird garland is amazing! I love all of the work you put into each of the birds. Your watercolor is amazing!

@roler All of the ATCs you’ve been making lately are so bright and fun. I love your art style.

@Tanath Welcome back! Your pendant is gorgeous, and I for one would be happy with a blizzard of one snowflake. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

@craftADDchick I look forward to seeing what you use your spin art for in the future! They are pretty as-is. I like the colors you chose for your quilt square.

@Smeddley Your gnome is so cute! I love the greens in the hat.

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New prompts are up! It’s all about the three R’s!

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Prompt: Battle: Reduce
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Pink and White Stash Busting Gordana Crochet Lace Scarf
Brief Description: It was time for me to finally REDUCE the untouched yarn stash in my garage, so I made this scarf.
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