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1  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: Today at 09:27:39 AM
Prompt: July Guild of Learned Bookbinders and Librarians
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Galaxy Dress
Project Link:
Brief Description: I finally finished this dress and others I've been meaning to complete for months. It's my own pattern that can be worn to work without a cardigan or other covering over the top because it has sleeves!
The material is a thrifted galaxy print knit sheet. A library holds books which can take you anywhere in the galaxy.
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Prompt: July Loaves You Guild
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Green Dress
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: This dress is green, a different shade than "poisonous green", but still in the same broad color category.
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Prompt: August battle - wizard
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Black Dress
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Black clothing is associated with magicians.
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Prompt: August Perfect Grain of Sand
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: Hat
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I modified a pattern from here to replace a beloved hat I lost. It has a round crown (that fits great!)
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Prompt: Red Alert Side Quest
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Yellow Dress
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I'm always learning on my crafting journey! I learned that the hand of this material wasn't quite right for this pattern. It's okay, but not great. Oh, well! At least I have the hat!
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2  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: August 12, 2017 10:20:47 AM
I chose to study with the wiz(z)ard.

Prompt: August Giant Eagle Feather
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: pajama shorts
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I modified my overalls pattern into PJ shorts and used the rest of the material to make them. They are light and airy. I was being an airhead and tried to pretend to yawn sleepily when taking the picture below.
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Prompt: August Kraken's Tentacles
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: pajama capris
Project Link:
Brief Description: I modified the pattern again into pj capris and added a separate waistband. The material is blue, like water, which giant squid live in.
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Prompt: August mermaid tears
Team: Creators
Bonus Points:
Project Name: frozen whipped cream
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Brief Description:
I read that frozen whipped cream is palatable. Boy, is it! I made a batch, froze dollops of it, then tried one in an Italian soda. I would let it sit out for several more minutes next time if I wanted to make sure it thawed, but it was delicious eating it frozen. It was like hard, rich ice cream. It would be killer frozen between cookies or on popsicle sticks.

Whipped cream is kind of frothy like the ocean which is where mermaids are reported to live.
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Love the silhouette and Jack-o'-lantern!
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3  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: July 30, 2017 06:59:04 PM
Prompt: July Battle - Go back to Craftopia
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: 2/3 dinner
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Brief Description: I baked Korean sweet potatoes! First time I've done that. Turns out it's even simpler than baking an Idaho spud. I also made the noodle thing again. I didn't cook the meat that went along with these 2 dishes to make up dinner, though. A good meal will keep me from getting hangry during future diplomatic negations.
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4  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: June 25, 2017 09:56:45 AM
I am in love with that hoop!


Prompt: June Rippit Pond
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: overalls
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I wanted some loose, capri-length overalls for gardening, so I sketched out a quick pattern and used a sheet someone had scrapped by sending it to a thrift store where it was salvaged and eventually turned into said overalls.
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Prompt: June Enchanted Spork-in-the-Road
Team: Creators
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Shortcake batch #1
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I made a batch of shortcake for my birthday treat yesterday. I could have eaten the resulting strawberry shortcake with a spork.
Project Picture: See below.

Prompt: June Handspun Meadow
Team: Creators
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Shortcake batch #2
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I needed 2 more batches to make enough strawberry shortcakes for my extended family today for an unrelated gathering. I wasn't sure how well the recipe would double or triple, so I made 3 separate batches.
Project Picture: Keep going.

Prompt: June Crossed Roads
Team: Creators
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Shortcake batch #3
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: If my aunts, uncles, and cousins don't eat a lot at the gathering, I may send some shortcakes on the road with them.
Project Picture: Here they are:


Prompt: June Battle Royale - young boy
Team: Creators
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: whipped cream
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I tried making stabilized whipped cream for the first time for the strawberry shortcakes. I used gelatin. The recipe said the cream sets up more once refrigerated, which it does, but not as much as I thought it would. However, the cream didn't separate or flatten at all after 24 hours! I will use my combo recipe again, but whip it more next time.
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Note: Thanks again for my avatar, b1k! Not only did you nail my themes, but, little did you know, I love old-fashioned street lamps and have dreamed of dying my hair like that for quite a while.
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5  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 20, 2017 08:21:22 AM
Prompt: March Fahrenheit 451
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Engineering, Community
Project Name: French Toast Casserole
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452421
Brief Description: An oven is hot like a fire. This was baked in an oven. I made another batch of oven French toast with the adjustments I thought of after last time's. Here's the recipe:

6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
9-12 slices of bread (I used white sandwich bread. Stale slices soak up more; fresh slices soak up less.)
Butter

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a pie dish or similar with the butter.
Beat everything else except the bread together.
Cut the bread into quarters.
Dip the little slices into the egg mix to soak it up.
Layer the slices in the dish.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and continue baking for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165F.



You could definitely double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and bake it all at once in 2 large casserole dishes (as I'd do for my extended family).
I think chopped apples would be a delicious addition. I'm sure there're tons of things you could add to change it up.
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6  French Toast Casserole in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Calabaza on: May 20, 2017 08:12:56 AM
Oven French toast recipes + French toast casserole recipes - some things in those recipes = a French Toast casserole recipe I really like!

I think it may replace oven French toast for the extended family's annual Easter gathering.

6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
9-12 slices of bread (I used white sandwich bread. Stale slices soak up more; fresh slices soak up less.)
Butter

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a pie dish or similar with the butter.
Beat everything else except the bread together.
Cut the bread into quarters.
Dip the little slices into the egg mix to soak it up.
Layer the slices in the dish.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and continue baking for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165F.









You could definitely double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and bake it all at once in 2 large casserole dishes (as I'd do for my extended family).
I think chopped apples would be a delicious addition. I'm sure there're tons of things you could add to change it up.
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7  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 07, 2017 09:20:20 AM
Really well-done projects, roler!
Handy bib, FG.

Prompt: March Brave New World
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: mending
Project Link:
Brief Description: Fixed garments. Societal connection: Although it may never be quite the same, things can be fixed or find new purpose.
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Prompt: May Fugacious
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: French Toast Casserole
Project Link:
Brief Description: I took from several French toast casserole and oven French toast recipes to make this. It was good, but next time I will soak individual quarters of bread in egg mix before laying in the pan instead of pouring the egg mix on top.
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8  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: February 07, 2017 03:31:42 PM
Oh my gosh, I want that pig!

Nice towels and scarf! Question about the towels: Does the fabric trim interfere with use? Like, does it bunch up when you use it to wipe your hands?

Prompt: big time
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: tamales
Project Link: 
Brief Description: If you couldn't tell from my username, I'm proud that I'm part Mexican. While a little of the culture remains in my family, a lot of it has been lost over the subsequent generations since my great-grandparents came here, especially since my dad isn't much of a talker. However, he is known to let some things out when offered Mexican food. One of my co-workers supplied me with her recipe for chicken tamales using store-bought rotisserie chicken. Sounded like a good way to get started making tamales! Things happened, however, and, while not an utter failure, they didn't truly turn out. And I'm not talking about the fact that I used corn husks instead of banana leaves. Neither my co-worker nor I care enough to scour the area for a possible pack of banana leaves. The dough was the culprit. They are good, though! Here's one of 3 batches freshly steamed:
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Prompt: February sci-fi
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Freezer lasagna
Project Link: 
Brief Description: Stored food may help one survive an apocalyptic disaster.
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Prompt: February action
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, WIP It, Swaptastic, Brain Power, EPIC!)
Project Name: snow day activities
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Brief Description: Participating in snow day activities- like building a snowman and assembling an army of mini snowmen -require care to avoid slipping, falling, and breaking something.
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9  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: January 02, 2017 03:39:48 PM
Prompt: December show tunes
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: pumpkin pie
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Pumpkin pie for NYE! So, when I first glanced at the prompt, I thought it meant show tunes as in tunes that happened to be on a show. I made the pie with some help from condensed milk, which you must shake before opening. Farris Bueller's Day Off features the Beatle's "Twist and Shout" which opens with, "Well, shake it up."
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Prompt: January Pac-Man
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Mashed potatoes
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Also for NYE. You can eat them.
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10  Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: November 30, 2016 08:54:41 PM
Prompt: September biology
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Guardians of the Galaxy Macaron
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: My aunt wanted a macaron with this spoken by Rocket (a raccoon) to Groot (a houseplant/bodyguard.)
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Prompt: November Turing
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Pumpkin Pie
Project Link: 
Brief Description: I followed Libby's pumpkin pie recipe. Yum! Even with slightly less whipped cream than usual Smiley
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Skip the rest of this post, Inselaeffchen! You have been warned! Wink



Prompt: zap #5
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Swaptastic
Project Name: crossover card
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Made for my lovely partner in the Nerd Games Swap, hosted by the lovely LovelyMiss. It's a mashup. I'm saying no more. It's a complete extra because, well, I never said I could paper craft, but hopefully she appreciates the humor.
Project Picture:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/220973_25Nov16_IMG_3997_1_.jpg

Research Project Name: paper piecing
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: swaptastic
Project Link: 
Brief Description: It took a while, but I finally psyched myself into paper piecing again! I made this for my partner in the Nerd Games swap. The pattern is from fandominstitches; I just enlarged it and made it into this item.
Project Picture:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/220973_25Nov16_IMG_3996_1_.jpg
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