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41  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: July 10, 2013 03:31:25 AM
Challenge: June Textbook
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: None
Bonus Points: None
Project Name: Gradiant Cowl
Brief Description: Since light is a wave, and it is light that creates colours, I think this gradiated colour crochet cowl fits the challenge nicely ^_^



Challenge: June Multimedia
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: None
Bonus Points: None
Project Name: Silver linings canvas
Brief Description: I hope that shiny silver cloud linings count as disco enough! ^_^



Challenge: June Wordy
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Hermione's Favourite Book
Brief Description: I recovered a faux book to look like Hermione's copy of Hogwarts: A History. I started reading Harry Potter when I was 11, and quickly became obsessed. I was a nerdy, bushy-haired bookworm ... can you guess which character I most related to? ~_^



Challenge: July Textbook
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Thea Queen's rib-heart
Brief Description: Thea Queen (from the new TV series Arrow) has this awesome shirt which features ribs in the shape of a heart. I knew I had to make something inspired by it, so I was really happy when this challenge was announced!



Challenge: July Wordy
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Polka-dot owls canvas
Brief Description: A tribute to my favourite owl, Hegwig, using a quote from Albus Dumbledore. This was a lot of fun to make, and I got to draw 22 snowy owls. I think I got pretty good at it towards the end! ~_^



@ohiodiygirl: Love your Doctor Who scarf! I'm impressed with how quickly you made it too!
@ludi: Your embroideries are amazing, as usual, and your skeleton shadow box is great!
@averia: Your Queen Anne's Lace embroidery hoop is lovely!
@roke45: Great job on your Derek Hale portrait, and the George hoop is wonderful ^_^
@smeddley: The knitted heart is super! And I love your version of the cunning hat!
@jennieingram: I really love your shrine to the craft goddess and the solar system mini quilt is super!
@felicitybaby: The Harry Potter cookbook looks fantastic!
@lovelymiss: Yay! Well done on completing your Tesha Moore bag, it looks fab!
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42  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: June 24, 2013 02:58:12 AM
Challenge: May Textbook
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Music
Bonus Points: Discovery, Nerdy
Project Name: Pon Pon Hair Bows
Brief Description: I was really stuck trying to think of something to do with Prime Numbers, but then I was inspired by watching "PonPonPon" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and decided to make two eyeball hair bows ^_^ I can't believe that I've never made bows before, they were so easy! I am definitely going to have to make some more ^_^ I was going to say that this project fit into my team's geekdom of Nerdy Ladies, since Kyary is a stage persona played by Kiriko Takemura but I'm not sure if J-Pop counts as nerdy, so I've put down music as this project's geekdom instead ^_^
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I'm finally on uni break down, so hopefully I will have more time for crafting and staying up-to-date on this thread! ^_^

@fiberalchemist - Love the fez and Iron Man mitts!
@gozer - Your shadowbox is great, and the shimmery background is perfect!
@ludi - I think maybe your eye embroidery is my favourite ever! It's so pretty! ^_^
@bunny1kenobi - Pandora's box is such a cool idea! Although I'd be a little nervous everytime I opened it ~_^
@noodle-bug - I love the simplicity of the birthday card you made - it really makes an impact. The weaving technique you did for the rainbow threads is really cool!
@pottermouth - OMG that Patronus Purse is AMAZING! Totally adore it!
@ant bee - I love your Sorting Hat block, and it's a clever interpretation of the challenge too! ^_^
@ohiodiygirl - Love the robot skirt! The little Spock monkey in the background is cute too! Did you make him? ^_^
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43  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: June 16, 2013 03:34:25 AM

Challenge: May Randomizer
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Discovery, Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Holly Short Circle Skirt
Brief Description: Holly Short, of the LEPrecon, always carries an acorn with her in case she needs to quickly boost her magic levels. I found a vintage oval tablecloth in an op shop and was inspired to make a circle skirt in tribute to her! ^_^



Challenge: June Randomizer
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Draculaura Cowl
Brief Description: Trebles are always my go-to crochet stitch, and this project is so easy, zombies could do it! ~_^ The hot pink, white, and black chunky yarn reminded me of Draculaura's awesome hair and so I made a cowl that even a monsterously fashionable pre-teen would be happy to wear ... maybe? ^_^



@pottermouth: I love your Draco amigurumi! The removable mask is super awesome!
@lovelymiss: OMG, your Star Trek curtain is AMAZING!
@roke45: Go team! Your hoop and windchime both rock!
@docnessie: Great John Snow and direwolf figures! They are so cute! ^_^
@smileyyogini: Amazing helmet! I so want to make one too now!
@pinkleo: The Harry Potter skull and crossbones is wicked! Love it!
@Ffrogg526: You're a crochet master! Love your blanket and the potholders!
@SpeakGeekAndEnter: I really like the pirate necklace you recreated, and that Hobbit bracelet is incredible!
@silentblair: Such a pretty crochet blanket! I love how colourful it is ^_^
@travelgirl: The beading on your peacock bookmark is lovely!
@ludi: ALL your embroideries are amazing!

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44  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: June 06, 2013 08:55:58 PM

I want to upload this quickly before I go to work, so I'll have to come back and comment on everyone's wonderful things! (OMG, you people are amazing!!)

Challenget: May Wordy
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom (if any): Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Discovery, Engineering, Nerdy, and Super Nerdy
Project Name: Lumpy Space Princess Plushie
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424378.0#axzz2VUynzDOy
Brief Description: I have posted a pattern for this LSP plushie here on Craftster (see the link above) and also on my blog, with an added tutorial. Although, it's pretty easy, a tutorial is not totally necessary ^_^ This is the first time I've made a plushie with the technique that I think maybe is called gingerbread style? Not sure, but I remember my mum making dolls like this when I was a child.

And here's my haiku ^_^

OH MY GLOB you guys
I'm lookin' fresh to death
You're so totes jealous



Yay!
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45  OH MY GLOB! Lumpy Space Princess Plushie! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: June 06, 2013 08:50:03 PM


I made a plushie Lumpy Space Princess for the Summer Nerd Games! ^_^



You know you want these lumps.  Wink  Tongue
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46  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: May 30, 2013 04:10:25 AM
Wow, wow, wow! You folks have all been so productive! I've been stalking the thread between classes, but now I can finally add another project - yay! ^_^

Battle: Pirates vs. Ninjas!
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: TV
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: Ninja Time
Brief Description: I decided to cast my vote for Ninjas - they're stealthy, highly skilled, and generally awesome! ^_^ I've also been watching a lot of Adventure Time recently, and decided to create an embroidery hoop inspired by the illustation style used in both Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors. I also made my ninja a girl too (as a kinda tribute to my team's declared geekdom, although she's not any particular character), although you can't really tell since she's wearing a body suit ~_^




I made the title by referencing the Adventure Time logo, and I also changed the sword used in the original to a katana. Which is a bit more ninja-ry I think ^_^



This picture is to show her little shuriken a little better. They were so tiny that I gave up trying to cut them out of felt like everything else and instead just used metallic embroidery thread. They're definitely not perfect, but I think they are recognisable still. ^_^

Anyway, I hope you like her!

@roke45 - I love the papercraft you did of Uhura! Go team! ~_^

@noodle-bug - Your Doctor Who patches are fantastic! I can't wait to see more of them ^_^

@speakgeekandenter - I want a River Song diary necklace too now! Such a clever idea!

@Bobbysgirl - Zombies are my fave! Your bracelets are so awesome!!

@smileyyogini - You must have amazing crochet skillz! Your Kaylee doll is adorable, and her dress is perfect!

@ludi - I love how you made the skull and cross-bones on your pirate chest 3D, and the white blackbird embroidery is beautiful ^_^

@silentblair - Your Captain Jack rocks!

@antbee - I love your brown coat patch! Makes me want to practice knitting more! ^_^
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47  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: May 19, 2013 01:38:29 AM

Challenge: May Multimedia
Team: Nerdy Ladies
Project Geekdom: Nerdy Ladies
Bonus Points: Discovery and Nerdy (as I'm crafting for our team's declared geekdom)
Project Name: Wonder Woman iPad Case
Brief Description: I found a whole heap of charts for various superhero logos and since I've been meaning to learn charted crochet for a while, I decided to give it a go. I decided on Wonder Woman's logo because she is totally awesome, and she also fits within our team's declared geekdom of ladies from the nerdyverse. For this project I also learnt how to crochet with one colour, while holding the other colours behind the working yarn. I hope that makes sense? After completing the patch, I added a few more rows so I was able to make this into a cover for my iPad. I made some fasteners with buttons and short lengths of chain stitch. Since the cover is mostly red, I think it fits for the May Multimedia challenge, and I can't wait to show my nerdy pride on campus ^_^





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48  Re: Preparing for the Summer Nerd Games (discussion thread) in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: May 15, 2013 02:27:14 AM
I've been stalking this thread since the beginning, and I've decided that even though I probably won't get much done until uni break, I'd like to give it a go! Some of my IRL friends and I want to make up Team "Nerdy Ladies" - we'll be crafting projects inspired by our favourite female characters. @Pinkleo I hope that's not too broad? Let me know if it is! ^_^



We've got a fancy team badge, so now I'm counting on my friends to appear here and comment so I don't just look crazy ~_^ And of course if anyone would like to join us, that would be awesome!!
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49  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2012~ *Join At Any Time* in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: October 17, 2012 10:03:01 PM

Class: Potions
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Siiiigggnnnnsss
Brief Description: I'm getting ready to decorate for Halloween and I've been really enjoying researching zombies - a creature that can be a result of a poorly executed Inferni ritual. So I took some new wood, paint, and an aging potion and made this warning sign. Hopefully the Muggles will take care this Halloween ...

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50  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2012~ *Join At Any Time* in Craftalongs by teaandcraft on: October 11, 2012 08:37:08 PM

Class: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Button heart
Brief Description: For this class I stuck to my self-imposed challenge of doing more embroidery and made this simple, but very sweet, button heart. It was very easy to make, albeit time-consuming. I drew a heart on my fabric using chalk then placed buttons around the edges before filling it in. I used pins to keep the buttons in place while I sorted out the arrangement, which was good because I had to change it around a few times before it was right! I also added a couple of buttons overtop of the first layer, to cover up some of the gaps and make the heart more visually interesting. I hope you like it!



P.S. Patty - those donuts look AMAZING! I totally want to get a donut maker now! ^_^
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