Nerd Games - Winter 2024

Prompt: January - Peacock
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Ribbon Heart Cards
Project Link: Ribbon Heart Galentine's Day Cards
Brief Description: These are for decoration. They are cards for Galentine’s Day!
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Prompt: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (January)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Galentine’s zine
Project Link: All the Strengths: A Wee Galen-zine
Brief Description: The background is [off-]white. (I’ll be honest: I had slated this project for this prompt a while ago, and now I don’t quite remember why. This is my best guess.)
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@Gozer, your milk and cookies drawing is so cute and your Galentine’s cards are really unique!

@LindyBlues, that’s a great way to display your pins. You’ve earned a decent amount!

@megwell, I really like the cover of your zine!

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Prompt: The Peacock (January)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Flowery calendar page envelopes
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Compared to standard envelopes, these are ostentatious.
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Prompt: February - The Frog Prince
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: G-Tube Pads
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Brief Description: I’ve been meaning to make some new g-tube pads for a long time now and when I saw that the first week of February was Feeding Tube Awareness week (thanks to @LindyBlues Everyday Holidays craftalong), I decided it was time to finally get them made. When choosing my fabric, I came across some perfectly sized scraps that just so happened to be spotted.
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Prompt: February - Hercules
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: G-Tube Pads - batch 2
Project Link:
Brief Description: I made these with love for my little love, LittleBookLover.
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Prompt: February - The Little Mermaid
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: G-Tube Pads - batch 3
Project Link:
Brief Description: I used water soluble stabilizer and water soluble tape when making these. The last step of the process required using water to disintegrate the stabilizer and tape, leaving behind a finished pad, ready for use.
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Prompt: February - Battle - Disney
**Team Running with Scissors
Project Name: G-Tube Pads - batch 4
Project Link:
Brief Description: I’ve been looking for a way to simplify the g-tube pad making process for a long time and I finally discovered it! That’s what I call a happy ending :blush:.
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Prompt: Free Range 1
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Galentine’s card 4
Project Link: Added to the original Mixed Media Galentine’s Cards post
Brief Description: I ended up angeling for this swap, so I made one more card. Credit for the leafy embellishment to jemimah.
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Prompt: Battle Disney
Team: knotty by nature
Project Name: Nom Nom Repair
Brief Description- our inflatable christmas chipmunk was attacked this year and sustained some tears. I mended the mouth that was torn open and reattached the hand to the acorn. this seems more disney than grimm
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Prompt: Big Time 1
Team: knotty by nature
Project Name: January Temperature Blanket Square
Link: 2024 crochet temp blanket (in progress)
Brief Description- crocheted January temperature block
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Prompt: February Frog Prince
Team: knotty by nature
Project Name: Strawberry Coasters
Brief Description- Crocheted Strawberry coasters
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Project dump!

Prompt: February-Beauty and the Beast
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Valentine for my honey
Project Link:
Brief Description: This has red.
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Prompt: February- Hercules
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Dad’s bday card
Project Link:
Brief Description: This was given to a loved one. It has white on it as well.
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Prompt: February-Little Mermaid
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Bathmat
Project Link:
Brief Description: This might not need water but it’s water related. Plus the quilting is done in swirls.
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Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Galentines
Project Link:
Brief Description: I made these for the Galentine swap. Each card took well over an hour to create.
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Prompt: Big Time #2
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: friendship bracelets
Project Link:
Brief Description: These were sent with the Galentines. No idea where all of my pics went… I made 6 for my partners and one for myself. They were each about 2 feet long so they could be wrapped if used as bracelets or they could be used as trims in other projects if my partners preferred that option. Each one took about 1.5 hours to make.
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Prompt: February battle- Grimm
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Monster pillow
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Brief Description: Don’t let his cuteness fool you. This guy is a ruthless slavering beast. :wink:
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Prompt: Beauty and the Beast (February)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Beet malls ATC
Project Link: Beet Malls and Bowling Balls: Swap ATCs
Brief Description: Duh, Beauty and the beets. Oh wait…
Beets are red(dish), and assembling this card was a bit beastly at points.
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Prompt: Hercules (February)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Space ATC
Project Link: Beet Malls and Bowling Balls: Swap ATCs
Brief Description: This card was inspired by my love for Ed.
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Prompt: February Battle - Grimm
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe (Coffin) Skirt
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: I’m making clothes for my (fakie) Blythe dolls. This submission is for the skirt, which I made with no pattern (well, I sketched a circle skirt outline to use). The fabric has coffin-shapes scattered on it and is black. Rather grim, and Grimm-eque.

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Prompt: February - Beauty and the Beast
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Corset
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: The second item in the above photo that I made is the corset. There’s more info the in the link. I would say it was BEASTLY to make (tiny tiny tiny hems) and is maybe beautiful, based on the eye of the beholder.

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See above.


Prompt: February - Frozen
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Jean jacket
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: This jean jacket nearly killed me. It took just under five hours. It’s cute, though. It’s a mix of machine and hand-stitched. I adapted the pattern to better fit the doll, and also decided at the last minute to add a turned collar with the seam allowance fabric (which is why it’s so small). It’s blue.

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Prompt: February - Hercules
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Skirt 2
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: I made the skirt in above as well, though it’s not the star of the photos because it turned out like blah. The back has a zipper. It was based on pattern that I shared in the link. The fabric is a heavy, thick twill I originally bought to make shawl wraps, but then scrapped because I cut out all of them THE WRONG SIZE. Oops. Anyway, the fabric is white and black.

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See above.


Prompt: February - The Little Mermaid
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Dress
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: A dress that sprung purely from the fabric. I didn’t use a pattern, just followed the swirly sequin design. There’s straps in the back that tie around the neck to hold the top part up.

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Prompt: February - The Frog Prince
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Crocheted Blythe Dress
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: A crochet dress - it has green and I also hopped around on colors while making it! (It was variegated yarn that I chopped to get the colors to line up how I wanted).

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Prompt: Zap
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Belt
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: I made a belt. It’s just cord and a doll-sized belt buckle. Except there are three more belt buckles on the back that I rigged to hold it all together and still be positioned how I wanted it.

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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Blythe Cardigan
Project Link: Blythe Doll Clothes
Brief Description: I also crocheted a cardigan. It’s basically just rectangles I sewed together. :smiley:

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Prompt: FEBRUARY - Beauty & The Beast
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: “Window Wanderland - Display”
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: We have a community thing in our part of the city, the so called “Window Wanderland” - people who sign up decorate their windows for a weekend and keep their lights on so people can see the creativity. You walk around the houses who have signed up (or drive by car - they are usually very spread out).
We did our first one in 2022 - Ghost Busters themed, and this year it was Lord of The Rings.

There was no Wanderland in 2023. And I think my area of the city started this during Lockdown (2021 maybe?), at least we didn’t hear about it until 2021.

I made the 3 panels for our kitchen window all by myself, and then helped Doug and the twins to do the two Velux Windows (middle and top floor). They are beautiful (ok, beauty is in the eye of the beholder :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: ) and using very delicate sugar paper which rips easily!!

Project Photo(s): Photo will appear in a bit, need to open this post on my phone to do so. :roll_eyes:

Ok, my work (all by myself):

The full display is here, the whole family’s work…

And let’s see if I can find our display from 2022…

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