Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}I am seriously addicted to these swaps! Especially themed ones.

This one was called the Nerds Craft it Better Swap / #nerdscraftitbetter, and it was a crafty swap, not just a mini quilt swap. My partner had a bunch of similar taste in nerdy stuff, so it wasn’t too hard to figure out what to make.

nerdscraftitbetter_01_007I hand pieced a simple Thor using one of Crafty Geeks epp patterns. I went subtle with the fabrics for a slightly different look. The end piece measured around 7″x8″ because I cut wrong the first time I was squaring it up. I think the slightly rectangular shape makes it look more like a framed portrait!

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}

 

My partner likes to knit, so I made her three different nerdy project bags using In Color Order’s Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial. It’s seriously one of my go to patterns now.

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}The first one was made using some Marvel themed fabric I bought at Joann Fabrics. My partner liked Thor best, so I made sure to put him front and center.

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}The second bag was Harry Potter themed and showcased an appliqued Deathly Hallows symbol on top of some black chambray.

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}The last bag was Sherlock themed! I used some Sherlock inspired wallpaper I bought from pennydesign’s Spoonflower shop. It was the perfect scale for this pouch and the plain design allowed me to hand paint the big yellow smiley face

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}In true swap fashion, I also included some extras! Just a few because I am so picky and can never pick out what to send!! There was the Game of Thrones puzzle and some Harry Potter themed gummies. Man, I really need to get better at picking out these goodies!!!

Nerds Craft it Better Swap: The Pieces I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}My partner has already received the package, and it seems like she loved it! It was a lot of fun to make, and I can’t wait for the next swap!!

 

 

 

 

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  1. I absolutely love the pieces you made for the swap– especially the Sherlock bag! It is obvious you poured a ton of thought and love into it all.

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