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41  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: April 29, 2014 04:57:03 PM
So much activity! Current games, summer games, even people already talking about fall.
I tried to work on my research project, and boarded what I thought was a time machine. Turns out it was just an airplane, as I found myself in Germany Smiley
2 weeks vacation, but no crafting (other than a tiny swatch of very wonky crochet, as the little one requested wrist warmers like mine).
Come back to 10 pages on this thread and 10 in the Spring thread.
I'll updating the tracking sheet tomorrow and hopefully have a report by the end of the week. Who knows, I might have some projects as well.
42  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: April 11, 2014 04:43:29 PM
artsycandice - great balloons. I like the aliens, that's something I haven't seen before Smiley
43  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: April 08, 2014 05:26:35 AM
Oh, I wish I could send everyone some cookies (or some muffins, also made some of those).
My kid just requested more rings, because most of the rings we currently have don't fit well, so there might be a tutorial soon.

Smeddley - we also have a box full of cookie cutters, had it since I was a kid, but of course it's buried somewhere. We'll have to set up a treasure hunt in order to find it. I agree, any excuse to make cookies is good Smiley
crazyda79 - the discworld stuffie is cool. You should definitely read the books, they are awesome. I didn't know the Betty Botter rhyme, it's pretty funny.
BadWolf314 - your truffles look yummy.
Ludi - I love that idiom, you made a very interesting house. Are you sure the kitchen sink isn't in there somewhere?
sammylouise40 - great looking book charms, now you can have your favorites with you at all times.
44  COOKING / Dessert / Re: That's-a Spicy Meatball! Spaghetti Cupcakes on: April 06, 2014 01:40:33 PM
That's pretty awesome!
Now I'm hungry, but I'm not sure for what, cake or spaghetti...
45  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: April 06, 2014 01:10:17 PM
Hmm, maybe I could whip up a quick tutorial for the rings. It's basically just simple peyote, but I haven't seen many done this specific way. I wonder if my schedule and my camera would be willing to cooperate.

Got another prompt done.

Battle/Challenge: March Idioms
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: none
Project Name: Cute as a button cookies
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description:
My daughter (who is cute as a button herself) got a set of alphabet cookie cutters for her birthday, and we used it a few days ago to make a batch of cookies. We ran out of space on the cookie sheet before we ran out of dough, so I stored the rest of it in the fridge. I had a bit of free time today (free as in avoiding the list of things that need to be done around the house), so I decided to try this idea I had running in my head for a while. I dug around in the kitchen to find items that would create the proper size circles and set to work. This is the result of 2 shot cups, a straw and a bit of time in the oven. I'm pretty happy with these and would probably make more. They even taste ok, for a very basic recipe.
Project Picture:

with thread, for size:
46  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: April 06, 2014 12:57:50 AM
Thanks, craftADDchick. The rings have no stretch. Once they are made, their size is set. That's why I tried to make as many as possible, so they would all be able to find a ring that fits. I still had to make another one on the spot, to make a specific design in a larger size. The needle going all crazy on the flower is probably because of my tension, I weave pretty tight, and the beads are tiny, so sometimes I have to pull really hard.
What are those dishes and laundry that you speak of? Smiley
47  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: April 02, 2014 03:03:33 PM
Did we do something like Rock vs Paper vs Scissors?

Noooooo... Five-way battle!
Rock vs Scissors vs Paper vs Lizard vs Spock!

(I shouldn't be posting, obviously the cold medication is still messing with me...)

At least you have the cold medication to blame, what's my excuse for seeing this one coming as you started the post?
48  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: April 01, 2014 03:34:05 PM

Hello to all players, new and old, and welcome to a special crunchy edition of project tracks.

The Spring 2014 round has been exciting so far.
22 players, from all five teams. And just today we broke the 100 project barrier, craftADD's last post whooshed the count right over the mark. The current count is 101 (but that could change by the time this is posted).
As always, no prompt has been neglected, with the highest submission count going to the "by the end of the month" prompts.
March's Flash Mob had 17 players showing their love of spring, and March's Battle had 16 players picking sides, 10 went for color and 6 for black and white. (I sat that one out, how can I choose between them? Both are awesome, as evident by the projects submitted).

We've had 2 research projects completed this month. BadWolf314 made an awesome Lego Quilt, and Ludi submitted a very intricate looking Mystery Fish.

Good thing we ran out of month, because some of our members were pretty close to running out of prompts. Leading the way with the most projects are artsycandice from team Textbook, and crazyda79 and LovelyMiss from team Randomizer, each with 8 projects.

Keep on crafting (I hear a jar of peanut butter calling my name).
49  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: March 31, 2014 04:37:47 PM
samash90 - glad to see I'm not playing solo this round. You're crafting up a storm, your pages are great, I'll try to keep up Smiley
Inselaaffchen - mini pies for the little ones is a great idea, much easier to handle.
calliemae - welcome to the games! There's nothing like handmade cardigans, kids always look so cute in them.
ActasofCraftiness - Great hooplas and the pushpins would sure keep things in place, who would dare take a note guarded by a monster? I love the buttons, and I remember playing Oregon Trail when I was a kid too. I didn't know it was a common game played in schools in the states, I only lived there for a bit.

Managed to get one more thing done for March:
Battle/Challenge: March Mob
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: none
Project Name: Rainbow Flower
Brief Description: Flowers are always a symbol of spring, not that we lack flowers during winter (it's very mild here). So, I took this oppurtunity to try a technique I've bookmarked. Not sure how happy I am with it, it kept acting all wonky (see my needle doing an impression of it), but it's not too bad.
This is the tutorial I followed (thanks, Google): http://biserok.org/podveski-v-tehnike-mozaika/
Project Pictures:

And that's March for me. Brace yourselves for an interesting day tomorrow  Grin
50  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: March 29, 2014 12:16:02 PM
Oh boy, I haven't posted in a while, and there's so much lovely stuff going on. I'll try to do a tracking report tomorrow.
We had a huge project at work that threatened to swallow me whole, but it made due with just eating up most of my waking hours this week (don't worry, I get paid for all that time it ate, so it's not all bad).
Anyway, here's my first submission for this round.

Battle/Challenge: March - Friendship is Magic
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: None
Project Name: little hands, little rings, big hearts
Brief Description: My nieces are some of my favorite customers. They are always polite when requesting things, always interested to see what I'm making, and such a joy to watch as they happily show off whatever new piece of jewelry I made them. I got a few requests for rings, so I got their measurements and whenever I had a bit of time, I made a ring. They take about 20 minutes each, and the project is super portable, making it a perfect train project. I made over 15 rings and let them pick and choose in our last family gathering. MY daughter also got a couple of rings. Although they don't meet often my daughter and my nieces are very good friends, so I think this fits the prompt nicely.
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