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71  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: July 05, 2015 08:35:45 PM
Prompt: Red Alert - Nerd Pride
Team: Fandom
Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Link: Here
Project Name: Manly meal (my bf's idea)
Originally, I was going to submit a doll dress that I'm working on as my Nerd Pride because I consider sewing to be one of my best skills. However, my boyfriend would argue that cooking is my best crafting skill overall  Roll Eyes I've been in the kitchen in some capacity ever since I was about two years old so he's right that it's my best skill because I've been cooking longer than I've been doing any other craft Smiley So I prepared filet mignon and stewed potatoes and cheated a little by heating a can of corn. (Forgive the mini mess: I took the pic at my computer desk, which currently has a bit of crafting clutter on it.)

Stewed potatoes for two (not sure if that's accurate but it's what I call them)
You'll need:
Medium-sized skillet
3 potatoes of your favored variety (I used three Russets because it's what we had; it's really delicious with red potatoes)
Butter (I used 1/4 stick; you could also use olive oil instead)
1/4 cup water
Salt & pepper, to taste
Garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, to taste*
Onion powder or fresh minced onion, to taste*
*Preferably the fresh but if the powder is all you have, use it!

Wash, peel and cube your potatoes or just wash and cube them, if you prefer to leave the skin.
Melt the butter in your skillet over medium-high heat. After the butter is completely melted, toss in your potatoes and saute them for about five minutes. Add the water then cover, allowing them to cook for five minutes then season to taste and stir. Cover and allow them to cook for another ten minutes. You should now have melt in your mouth delicious potatoes with a creamy "gravy" of sorts. Enjoy!
Note: you could also use this as a start for making homemade mashed potatoes, as my maternal grandmother often did.
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72  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: June 10, 2015 10:14:14 AM
Such a cute romper, Kookie! I really like the VW bus patch you put on it Cheesy
whatthepuck, Madge is so creepy cute! She looks great Smiley

Last night while binge-watching Supernatural, I decided I needed a break from looking at the black and red yarn for my boyfriend's blanket so I whipped up some earrings and a choker for myself as well as a bracelet that I'll be sending to my niece for Christmas. I have to give a big thank you to alwaysinmyroom, who sent me a the jewelry findings I used in them! Kiss I'm especially grateful for the spacer beads with the loops, without which I couldn't have added the skeleton to my choker or the butterfly to the bracelet, and the earring hooks!

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73  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: June 10, 2015 10:05:13 AM
Prompt: June Battle Royale- Creepy vs Cute
Team: Fandom
Event: Craftology
Project Name: Skeleton choker & earrings
Project Link: (coming soon)
Though I personally find creepy things to be cute, most people would say that skeletons or any sort of bones are creepy.
I decided I needed a new choker but I didn't want it to be just blue glass beads. So I pulled out a box of earring and necklace findings alwaysinmyroom had given me and found a spacer bead that had a little loop on it to which I added the little skeleton. Then I decided I needed matching earrings Cheesy Sorry the pic is slightly blurry but I couldn't get a clear pic. I don't know if it's the lighting or the camera on my phone, which is the only camera I currently have.

Prompt: June Challenge- Tightrope Walkers
Team: Fandom
Event: Craftology
Project Name: Sun/Moon earrings and Butterfly bracelet
Project Link: (coming soon)
These were going to be Zaps since they only took about 15 minutes each (I kept dropping the little rings) but the sun and moon are found pretty high up in the sky and I've seen butterflies fly pretty high, too.
I've always loved anything with a sun and moon on it and figured since I already had out my jewelry bits, I should just go ahead and make myself a pair of sun/moon earrings. Again sorry for the blurriness. I couldn't get a good shot of the earrings but my camera seemed to like the butterfly bracelet Huh The butterfly bracelet is going to be a Christmas gift for my little niece who lives in Michigan. She loves EVERYTHING pink and she likes butterflies.

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74  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: June 08, 2015 12:04:19 PM
WIP of a blanket I'm making for my boyfriend:
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75  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: June 08, 2015 11:38:13 AM
Not interested in a swap right now. I lack the funds and am still unpacking/reorganizing my craft supplies while cleaning out the junk room to be my craft room and working on my boyfriend's blanket. Tongue

As far as Nerd of the Week, I always forget we can suggest things Roll Eyes Some days I swear I'd forget my name if I hadn't worn it on my shirt for six years Roll Eyes

Team work. Um...the only thing I can think of off the top of my head would be for each team to agree on a theme and try to craft something for the same charity. Or, if a team has several crocheters they could each make a bunch of squares in the same color and someone could volunteer to sew it together and the end product could be given to charity. Same would go for quilters.

ETA: This is what I have on my boyfriend's blanket so far:

Please excuse Smokie. She wanted my attention while I was taking the pic.
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76  TEAM FANDOM HQ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: May 26, 2015 01:02:06 PM

"Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club." -Greg Egan

Hello, hello! If you're a lover of fanfics, cons, midnight releases/openings, and/or just love to show support for your fandoms, this is the team for you! If you have any questions, drop me, FreakieGeekie, a PM or hop on over to the discussion thread where some of your fellow nerds will be more than happy to help!

~Team Fandom Points - 365pts~

*Reminder: Challenges/Battles 20 pts, Research Projects 100 pts, Engineering/Giver 10 pts Extra*

Team Players:

Completed Challenges:
             FreakieGeekie - Tightrope Walkers
             Ludi - Tightrope Walkers, Tattooed Man, Sword Swallowers, Clowns, Ringmaster
             pishaw13 - Clowns,



Completed Battles:
              Ludi - Cute
              FreakieGeekie - Creepy


Completed Team Spirit Prompts:
        pishaw13 - Team Multimedia
        Ludi - Team Fandom

Team Spirit Bonus Points Via Other Teams (Thanks! Kiss):

    pishaw13 - 1948: Green Fireballs+


Free Range Crafting:

Red Alert:

Geeky Giver Gang:

pishaw13 - Yarnology (1), Fabricology (2)
Ludi - Craftology (4), Fabricology (1), Foodology (1)
FreakieGeekie - Craftology (2)

Proposed Research Projects:
FreakieGeekie- Black/Red Mana Blanket
Ludi- Bright and Shiny Kitchen
pishaw13- Blocks and Stripes Quilt

Completed Research Projects:
pishaw13- Checkerboard Textures Crochet Throw

+ Completed task plus received bonus points for charity/team spirit/engineering
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77  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: May 13, 2015 04:01:23 AM
Yoopi, there's a pic of me in a red hat like that. It's just that I'm sick in that picture.

Here's my latest craft:

I'm going to be turning an Apple White (Ever After High) doll into Princess Buttercup. I've already cleaned her face and cut her hair, too. Her hair is going to be straight instead of the loose waves Robin Wright had in the movie. I was going to give her loose waves but the doll had a bad case of gooey hair from glue seepage and I've learned that if I boil style her hair the stickiness can come back. So instead of having to un-goop her hair again, I'm just leaving it straight.
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78  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: May 11, 2015 10:23:48 PM
Here's the dolly hat on the doll:

It turned out a bit too small. It fits but too snug for my liking so I won't be using it when I customize her. I'll probably use it on a Monster High custom because their heads are slightly smaller.
If anyone is wondering, I'm going to customize her so that she looks like me Grin
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79  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: May 11, 2015 10:21:50 PM
Prompt: May - Glider
Team: Fandom
Project Name: 1/6 scale Link hat
This hat was a breeze to make. The only problem is that it turned out a little too small (fits her too snug for my liking) so I'm not going to be using it when I customize her.
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80  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: May 06, 2015 12:22:16 PM
Those bottles and necklaces are beautiful, bookstorebabe! Shocked I especially love that dragon bottle!

Here's my latest project:

It's an Ever After High sized Link hat! I made it to match the one I made for myself because I'm going to repaint the doll I have of Holly O'Hair to look like me Cheesy The hat is being modeled on my fingers because my dolls are packed up in preparation for my move in a couple weeks.
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