Nerd Games - Winter 2021

They are so cute!

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Chubby kitties!!! :heart: They are adorable!

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Prompt: Free Range # 2
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: When You Just Need to Make a Turkey Vulture atc
Brief Description: Sometimes, you just have to watercolor a turkey vulture.
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I present to you Mr. T. Exotic Vulture, Bird of Prey School of Rapture

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Prompt: Reduce (February Battle)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I reduced the butter in my usual cookie recipe and replaced it with peanut butter. Not bad; next time I might use only pb.
Project Photo(s):
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Prompt: Free Range # 3
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Operation Use Up Yarn - Dolly's Fancy Crochet Hat
Brief Description: Dolly needed a new hat, and asked for me to crochet her one!
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Hi everyone! I haven’t disappeared, I’ve just been busy moving, unpacking, dealing with everything that can and has gone wrong (our dishwasher flooded the kitchen, had to have six other maintenance requests put in for other things like the shower, the dryer vent)… You know, those normal moving things. Then it took a week to get our internet to actually work… Murphy’s Law has been testing my patience :crazy_face:. I have a few projects to post soon. In the meantime, I’ve caught up on tracking, and now I will catch up on commenting :slightly_smiling_face:

@Lynx2Lancer I love all of the projects you’ve been working on that work towards reducing your stash. I need to do that myself now that I’ve moved into my own place and I have my stuff out of storage. Your pumpkin bear made me smile. I made a carrot bunny for Easter one year. I have the zipper pouch saved as a raffle entry. Thank you so much. It’s fantastic! That turkey vulture is a fun card. I doubt they get much love, so it’s nice to see them appreciated.

@gozer Your dinosaur magnets are adorable! I love dinosaurs, but I certainly haven’t given them enough love in recent years. Maybe I’ll work on a dinosaur projects after I finish up my current WIPs! Your fat cat valentine’s are soooooo cute!

@ezrib I have scrolled by your chip with pesto several times in the last hour while catching up on tracking, and every time it makes me drool! It looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Your scratch cards are so cute and a wonderful idea! I love them a lotto. I’m glad you’ve found fun and creative ways to make your new kitchen work for you until you can remodel. That hammock is a neat idea.

@megwell I always overstuff wraps and burritos. It makes for messy, but yummy eating, so I just cave and use a dishtowel as a bib from time to time to keep my shirts safe from stains (to be fair, I should use a bib all the time eating anything at all, because my hand-eye coordination is severely lacking :grin:). We had fajitas last night, and they were sooooo good, but also definitely overstuffed. Your PB oatmeal chocolate chip cookies look so yummy! If you do try it with just peanut butter and it works out, please share the recipe. This sounds like the perfect combination of my three favorite cookies! mmmmmmmm :drooling_face:

@roler I love all of the ATCs you’ve been sharing. The bufflehead is amazing. I love that you got the iridescent quality in the face and neck.

@geekgirl The art journal you posted as a research project is amazing! I love the colors and design on the cover. The skinny journal is also amazing, and you used my favorite color for the cover. :slightly_smiling_face:

@Bunny1kenobi Those blankets are all so sweet, and you made so many! I hope they are able to give some comfort to the families in their grief.

@craftADDchick Your valentine cards are so sweet. I especially love the message inside. :hearts:

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Prompt: February - Solar
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Bernie Sanders doll
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Brief Description: Two different friends asked me to make a Bernie doll. It took me a bit to figure out the glasses, and I’m not 100% happy with them, but at least he has glasses now. His head is round, like the sun.
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Prompt: February - Geothermal
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Bernie again
Project Link:
Brief Description: He is inside his coat, acrylic yarn is made using heat… take your pick on why it fits the prompt :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Project Photo(s):
See above

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He’s great, and the glasses look wonderful.

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Thank you! I have a severe vitamin D deficiency that has been hurting all of my joints, plus my elbows have been super swollen, decreasing my range of motion and causing more pain. Between that, the arthritis in my left fingers, and the overall frustration of working with wire, I was in tears. I finally handed off to my husband, but his glasses looked even worse than mine :joy:

Tonight I decided to search through cupboards and closets to find something that would work to help me bend the wire. I finally found a plastic clothes hanger (the kind they use at the store) and decided to try it. It worked perfectly for size.

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I used glue and metallic embroidery thread around the wires…I got frustrated with the gloves, so I made plain hands and did the mittens separately…you are a true champ…I made him for my niece and won’t be making another ever! lol

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he’s awesome! great job!

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Prompt: Big Time # 2
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Operation Use Up Yarn -- Square Crochet Basket
Brief Description: Used up the rest of my bulky yarn to make this neat-o square crochet basket.
Project Photo:
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Prompt: Big Time

Team: Bits and Bobs

Project Name: Granny Rectangle Afghan

Project Link: Granny Rectangle Afhgan

Brief Description: I started this over on the old site, years ago. And then, it got put aside until I finally picked it up again as something I could do while I was having virtual meetings. I don’t crochet very quickly, so I spent at least 10 hours this season on it- weaving in the tails alone took me an hour and a half! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

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Prompt: February - Reuse
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: Dino Drawstring
Project Link: Not yet.
Brief Description: I made this from a pillowcase. Reused it! It’s for a swap, but I am not sending it until March so I had to blur it. Is it blurred?
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Prompt: Big Time # 3
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Operation Use Up Yarn - Short Vertical Filet Scarf
Brief Description: This handsome vertical filet pattern helped me use up 3 balls of sock weight yarn that used to belong to my grandma!
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@gozer it’s blurred and it’s ADORABLE!

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I am not in that swap so I definitely peeked! It is really nice and will be a fun surprise if your partner doesn’t get too curious! lol…

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PROJECT DUMP!! Some of these items are for the IYP so if you are TheMistressT or tendstowardschaos you might not want to un-blur some of these if you wanna avoid spoilers. :wink:

Prompt: January Dendrite
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Valentines cards with necklaces
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Brief Description: The cord for the necklace branches out on the front of each of the cards.
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The cards before necklaces:

The leather necklaces:

Prompt: January Firn
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: surprise for TheMistressT
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Brief Description: Hopefully this will last more than a year.
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Side 1

Side 2

Prompt: January Sastrugi
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: new grandson outfit
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Brief Description: We have a grandson due in July! I made this little outfit for him. The dinos March across the fabric in parallel lines.
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Prompt: February Battle -Reduce
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: new grandson blanket
Project Link:
Brief Description: Reduced my stash making this blanket for the little one!
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Prompt: February - Solar
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: kids valentines cards
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Brief Description: Made these for the little ones in my Sunday school class. We like to keep in touch with them since meeting in person isn’t happening right now. The eyes are round, as are the little monster friends.
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Prompt: February - Geothermal
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: another surprise for TheMistressT
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Brief Description: These are made with leather, a natural material.
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Prompt: February Biomass
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: An extra for TheMistressT
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Brief Description: Features the color green. The image is one that I drew years ago but copied and retouched manually for this project.
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Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: surprise for Tendstowardschaos
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Brief Description: This took a lot longer than I would have thought because I had to make it a total of 3 times before it came out right.
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Prompt: Big Time #2
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: surprise for Tendstowardschaos
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Brief Description: Yes, believe it or not, it took me most of the day to complete this.
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Prompt: Zap #2
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: extra for TheMistressT
Project Link:
Brief Description: Very useful!
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Prompt: Zap #3
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: extra for Tendstowardschaos
Project Link:
Brief Description: Very useful!
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*edited to add big time #2

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It’s so great to see what everyone is up to :heart_eyes:
I haven’t been super creative this month, I think most of my entries are going to be food related.

Prompt: February Battle - Reduce
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Random yummy for my tummy
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Brief Description:
In an effort to reduce a pile of vegetables before they go bad, and reduce my hunger, I mixed up this lunch. I browsed a few recipes but ended up doing my own thing. It has eggplant, zucchini, sweet potato, onion, tomato puree and Israeli couscous. Topped with Parmesan, and enjoyed in the afternoon sun.
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Prompt: January - Lake-Effect Snow
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Bento Boxes
Project Link: A bit of bento fun
Brief Description:
Made bento boxes for the kid and for me. Bento boxes and Anime represent Japan.
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Prompt: February Battle - Reduce
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: Acrylic Pouring
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: So, finally got to try acrylic pouring! I’m so cheap, though, I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on canvases that I knew I would ruin at least most of, so… I had over 100 cardboard inserts from fat quarters from when I made the patchwork rainbow skirts, I decided to use those! And while a lot of them didn’t turn out, some of them did, and we learned a lot to put into Acrylic Pouring Night 2! (the vase and whatnot were my friend’s, who kindly let me come over and slop paint all over her house… sorry the photos aren’t the best, it was a long night full of wine and fun…)
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Acrylic Pouring 1
Acrylic Pouring 2
Acrylic Pouring 3

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