Bethie, if you do find casting resin and need advice or help, just ask. I have years of professional experience with the stuff. My only advice in advance is to buy a small kit at first, as you don't usually need much and it has a definite shelf-life, and to buy moulds meant specifically for resin casting. Don't believe anyone who says "Oh, you can just use old muffin tins" or something like that. You can, but it won't be pretty!
This has been a spectacularly good swap, hasn't it? The sheer variety of ideas, techniques and materials used to interpret the word "potholder" has been amazing. And we're finishing up with a bang. From adorable (I'm not really a fan of knitted potholders, but I'd love those cupcakes in my kitchen!) to eye-popping (what colours!!) to crazy fun! (I ♥ robots too!)
Truly inspirational work, everyone, and thanks again to Jennie for getting us all into this.
Oh, Miss Celia, that's spectacular! And it's so perfectly Woodland_Faerie's style, I hope just having it helps to get her through whatever's going on.
I really hope thatbluesea posts a photo of the dress I made for her (hint! hint!) because it makes quite a good pair with your bustle. The silhouette and colour palette are different, and yours is much more Irish-mossy, but there's a certain affinity.
And I particularly like the way you captured the dress form as it was just wandering down the woodland trail... very Gibbous-like!
Don't miss this one, Starchild! I'd suggest signing up for the smaller Autumn Equinox Swap as a practice for the bigger, no-holds-barred, swap-till-you-drop Samhain Swap to follow. You learn a lot about your fellow WWP Swappers by participating in even the smallest swap!
To make sure you don't miss it, go and fill out the questionnaire from the first page of this swap right now and save it til next month. You probably won't have to chance many of your answers for WWP #22, and when you can just cut and paste your questionnaire when the sign-ups open you'll be in before you even realize it!
Hmm.... creepy I think because of the colour combination, somehow. Those are actually colours that I wear all the time, but somehow I find the patches of green and white peeking out seemingly from inside the smooth chestnut brown to be just a bit unsettling. (Somehow the tree is involved in this, though I couldn't say why.) And weird I think because of the aggressive jagged stitching on the patches, like someone trying to deface or obliterate them. (I actually like this, which makes them weird in a good way!) Cozy because of the warm brown (I know, I know, I just said the colour was creepy. Don't go looking for rationality here!) and details like the argyle. And the adorableness comes from little details like the buttons and loops, the word tape, etc.
My favourite bit is the patch at the centre of the shoulders. A little masterpiece right there.