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Topic: CLOSED: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013--  (Read 136655 times)
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Eiseldora
« Reply #1180 on: August 30, 2013 02:48:06 AM »

Challenge/Battle/Alert: July Multimedia
Team/Ninja: Of Ships and Men
Project Geekdom (if any): Viking
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy, Discovery.
Project Name: Medieval Turn Shoes
Brief Description: For this challenge I have been working on the past month to make a pair of medieval turn shoes similar to the ankle boots worn by Viking Hungate in Jorvik. These shoes are made from two leathers. A thicker leather is used for the soul, and softer leather is sewn to the soul, and then soaked in water an turned inside out. (if you don't soak it in water the leather will rip when you turn the shoe inside out.)

I hand sewed the whole project and just finished them.
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Please forgive my husbands poor photography skills


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Stitching before shoe was turned inside out


Once Turned this is what the outside looks like:


Whole shoe
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« Reply #1181 on: August 30, 2013 05:42:45 AM »

Anyone who makes shoes is amazing in my opinion!   Shocked
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« Reply #1182 on: August 30, 2013 03:52:19 PM »

I'm really hoping to get a few more things wrapped up before then end of the games, but in case I don't, here's a bunch of projects I haven't posted yet...

Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Battle (Star Wars)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Math and Science
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Force Hoopla
Brief Description: What better way to demonstrate a truly geeky grasp of one of the most popular Star Wars sayings than with this hoop?
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Challenge/Battle/Alert: June Textbook (waves)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Fantasy
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: Fortress of Solitude
Brief Description: This was a Lifebook 2012 lesson about your "ideal house" - I was channeling fantasy/anime and defying all laws of science and physics for this one...  BUt I am really happy with the way the waves/water turned out!
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Challenge/Battle/Alert: July Fandom (fanfic)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Fantasy/Fairies
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: Fairy House
Project Page Link (if available): Page Link
Brief Description: I've always been fascinated by descriptions of cultures like "The Borrowers" and mice and fairies, because I love all things miniature!  And what better way to get a grasp on it than to try out my hand at crafting little things?  Now that I'm over the trepidation of trying it, I think I'll do a lot more gnome houses and fairy houses and mouse houses!  Or at least rooms...

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Multimedia (Muppets)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Muppets
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: "It's not easy being green (tea)" wallet
Brief Description: Earlier this year, I made a needlebook for a craft swap based on some "minimalist Muppet" drawings my partner had pinned, and it I just had to use the punnage to make this tea wallet!

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Fandom (Covets)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Science and Math
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Crocheted Pi
Brief Description: SilverMoon makes these crocheted pi amis and leaves them around on March 14th.  I've always wished I could find one, but decided the next best thing would be to try to make one myself.  I used this pattern.

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Randomizer (Alternate Reality)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Monsters
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: Monster Superhero Drawing
Brief Description: If I wasn't such an engineer, I'd have had to join Team That Goes Bump In the Night, partly because of their awesome name, but also because I love monsters.  Mostly cute and cuddly ones, but also zombies and Cthulhu and sharktopus...

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« Reply #1183 on: August 30, 2013 04:42:40 PM »

Cool shoes, Eiseldora! One of these days, I want to attempt a pair of shoes (I have a tutorial just waiting for the right moment... and the perfect piece of leather Smiley )!

And, go Smeddley! The Force Hoopla is fantastic, and I love the Kermit tea wallet... I think I need one to go with my shirt...

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« Reply #1184 on: August 31, 2013 06:25:35 AM »

Loving the painting, the fairy house and the darling little monster!
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« Reply #1185 on: August 31, 2013 12:06:57 PM »

Now I'm going to feel like I'm monopolizing the thread, but I'm starting to get things done.  Interestingly, though, the one challenge I honestly HAVE NOT completed is the "WIP" one - from back in June.  :/  I've created a ton more WIPs, though...

Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Wordy (Book Cover)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Real Life Science and Math
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Phi Mug Rug
Brief Description: I own a lot of math books (I know, surprise, surprise!) and one of the prettiest cover ideas (besides the ones on Pi, but I already did Pi...) is the one on the Golden Ratio.  Nautilus shells are one of nature's perfect examples of the Golden Ration, or Phi, and I decided to quilt the mathmatical representation of that into a Mug Rug.  And I've always wanted to make a Mug Rug, or as my husband said... "that's a coaster..."

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: June Multimedia (Disco)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): None
Bonus Points: None
Project Name: Stitch Markers for alwaysinmyroom (if she wants them)
Brief Description:  You'd think with all the bellydance stuff I'd have something for this prompt, and while I've started a bunch of things...  they're in the WIP pile now.  Instead, I did manage to finish a set of very sparkly knit stitch markers!

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: July Wordy (Proverbs)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): None
Bonus Points: None
Project Name: Chicken Egg Cozy - Don't count your chickens before they're hatched
Brief Description: Growing up, we had a chicken egg cozy with a real egg in it that certainly never hatched!  It was so dried inside you could hear it rattling around in the egg.  That cozy and egg moved with us so many times (at least 15 years worth!), and I'm sad now that I can't remember when it stopped being on the counter, though I remember hearing that it did break, finally, and that it was so dessicated it didn't even smell.  This pattern isn't as pretty as I remember ours being, but it's a temporary stand-in.  I think I'll try to design something that looks more like what's in my memory... at some point...

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: July Textbook (Guts and Glory)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): Real Life Science and Math
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Super Nerdy
Project Name: Eyeballs!
Brief Description: Continuing on my quest for a knitted zombie costume, I tried out two different eyeball patterns - one much larger than the other.  I'll probably use them both, though in different areas.  I haven't decided if I want to have one hanging on red yarn from my eye (which would require having an eyepatch/closed eye the whole time) or have them dangling from my hairsticks, or be chewing on one... I'll decided when I have more of the costume made!

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Challenge/Battle/Alert: August Textbook (Simple Machine - Inclined Plane)
Team/Ninja: Team S&M
Project Geekdom (if any): D&D
Bonus Points: Nerdy
Project Name: Dice Roller Prototype
Brief Description: Okay, this is an ugly project, I admit - but we'll blame that on the engineer in me.  Functional, not pretty.  Besides, I want to test drive the dimensions before I make a final version, and see if the cardboard will really hold up or if I'll have to use wood.  The one I saw in the game store was just cardboard with a castle print, but it was shorter.  So far it seems to work, we'll see if I get good rolls with it or if I have to re-design it...  Wink

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« Reply #1186 on: August 31, 2013 12:21:43 PM »

Challenge/Battle/Alert:  August Battle Royale (Star Trek)
Team/Ninja:  Commercial Free All-Stars
Project Geekdom (if any):  Sci-fi, TV
Bonus Points:  Nerdy + Super Nerdy
Project Name:  Star Trek hoop
Brief Description:  I intended to do something else for this Battle, but I needed my printer, which is on the fritz, and then my backup idea didnt work either!  I finally just said oh well and decided to make a little 4" hoop with some space fabric I picked up as a remnant.  I stitched on a teensy tiny 1701-D (the ship from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for my non sci-fi peeps), and surprisingly, I think it actually turned out kind of cute. 

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« Reply #1187 on: September 01, 2013 05:56:39 AM »

I like those eyeballs, Smeddley!

Great use of space fabric, LovelyMiss.  Smiley

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« Reply #1188 on: September 01, 2013 01:03:22 PM »

Did someone press the fast forward button? How is it September already?
I did make a few things this summer, I hope I manage to dig them up.

Challenge/Battle/Alert: May Fandom - worth the wait
Team/Ninja: Fantasy
Project Geekdom (if any): none
Bonus Points: none
Project Name: cellphone pouch
Brief Description:
Some time ago, in my crochet adventures, I decided I needed a pouch for my huge cellphone, as it does not fit comfortably in most of my pockets (not to mention it was almost summer, and most of my summer dresses and skirts don't even have pockets). So, I picked some random yarn and created a nice pouch. I have been carrying it in my hands most of the summer, as I was trying to figure out the best strap option for it. Then some posts on Craftster (some in the games themselves) reminded me of kumihimo braiding, and thus my pouch was finally completed and fulfilled it's purpose as a portable pocket.
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and some action shots (excuse frizzy hair and silly faces)

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« Reply #1189 on: September 01, 2013 01:10:29 PM »

Cute, Tanath! Love the cord. Go team fantasy!

Great eyeballs, Smeddley! And painting and teeny house and green tea wallet.  Smiley

I know people who would go on the most wanted list for that hoop, LM.  Wink

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