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231  Re: September 2012 Birthday Swap - Gallery and Discussion in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: October 03, 2012 09:49:01 AM
That is very cute! 

Here is an 'action shot' of the placemats and napkins I received from StickerChic87 for my birthday.  Thank you again, we love them!

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232  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: October 02, 2012 11:44:59 AM
Sold to A2K

Apricot Jam


Cherry Jam


Cherry Jelly


Thanks so much!
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233  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: October 02, 2012 10:50:19 AM
Sold to loves2experiment

Blueberry Jam



Sold to Sarahj2001

Blueberry Jam


Blackberry Jam


Peach Preserves with Honey

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234  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market (signups sept 16-Oct 16; closed Nov 30) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by MissingWillow on: October 01, 2012 02:10:58 PM

Missing Willow's Shop is Closed

We are a non-smoking household in Virginia with a hairless cat and one indoor dog only allowed in his kennel.

Dish Draining Mat 2 points


Tea Cup Pincushion 2 points


Halloween Wine Charms 1 point



Jams & Jellies - 1 point each
May contain honey so if you are allergic please be aware.  Where appropriate, I'm showing the ribbon earned from last month's county fair. These are all half pint jars.  North America shipping only please.  Sold out for now.

Kitchen Towel Tote Bag - Rust 1 point


Kitchen Towel Tote Bag - Green 1 point


Fat Quarter sets - Quilting cotton

Opal Owl Pink (1 point for all three)



Crochet Throw Sweater Jacket Pattern
- 1 point
Pattern runs small thru XL.  Please note you start with a finished crochet throw.  Crochet instructions are not included.


Whimsical Mini Art Quilt Pattern 1 point


Wedding Papercrafts book - Create Your Own Invitations, Favors and Decorations to Personalize Your Wedding.  1 point


Martha Stewart Handmade Holidays Book 1 point


Embroidered Treasures for Children Book 1 point


Not Tonight Darling, I'm Knitting Book 1 point


Claims from me:
loves2experiment - Blueberry jam (1)
Sarahj2001 - Blueberry jam (1)
Sarahj2001 - Blackberry jam (1)
Sarahj2001 - Peach preserves with honey (1)
A2K - Cherry jam (1)
A2K - Cherry jelly (1)
A2K - Apricot jam (1)
tapestrymlp - Strawberry jam (1)
underthemountain - peach jam (1)
underthemountain - canned blueberries (to be sent to calluna) (1)
Avesthel - Fig preserves (1)
TroubleT - 1 jar blueberry jelly (1)
tapestrymlp - Opal Owl Yellow FQs (1)
sheepBlue - Custom Fun Fabric Scraps (1)
craftaddiction Blackberry Jelly (with a splash of blackberry brandy) (1)
Tapestrymlp - Cherry Jam (1 point)
cloud_berry - Beeswax Candles, Set of Three - 1 point
ptarmic wumpus - 2 lbs of raw fleece and cherry jam (2 points total with sale)
sheepBlue - peppermint bark (1)
calluna - peppermint bark (1)

Claims by me:
A2K to MissingWillow
Custom Oven Mitt in the lime fabric (1)
Ironing Board cover from vintage sheets -blue/white (1)

craftaddiction to MissingWillow
custom socks (2)
custom socks (2)

indigo_roses to MissingWillow
Halloween Fat Quarter bundles A & B (2)

LeapFeetFirst to MissingWillow
Distress Stains - Spun Sugar & Mustard Seed (2)

TroubleT to MissingWillow
Custom T-shirt for Missing Willow (1 pt)

SheepBlue to MissingWillow
Dinosaur Pouch for MissingWillow (3 pts)

alteredmommy to MissingWillow
Wool Felicity hat. Calgary Alberta, Big Sky country!  (teal blue colour)  - 1 point

Jillybeans - Set of 5 Custom Bookmarks - 1pt

calluna to MissingWillow
4 rubber stamp alphabets - Green carrying case included.  3 points for all
6 mini-tins for altering - take them for free with any other claim!

TroubleT
Spend a Point, Get a Point for free sale
Circular Ear Bud Carrier - pink flower 1/2 pt
Circular Ear Bud Carrier - autumn leaves 1/2 pt
Smiles and Shapes shank button grab bag 1/2 pt
Bugs and Flowers button grab bag 1/2 pt
Total claim - 1 point

sarahj2001  I-Spy Bag (1 point)

Starting Points - 3
Current Points - 2
Pending Points - 1
Total Points - 3


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235  Re: Surpise Halloween ATC swap 2012 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by MissingWillow on: September 29, 2012 07:36:58 AM
I had such anxiety over this swap because I've never made or received an ATC before.  Now I think I'm hooked.   Smiley  Here is the card I received form wittmert, she used paint, colored pencil, collage, glitter and french knots.  How clever!



And from jillybeans the most awesome demon lady!  Mwahahahaha



Both sent me ATC backgrounds to play with.  Thank you so much, ladies, I love them! 
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236  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: September 27, 2012 10:38:11 AM
Here is my beauty from teag!  She was able to include so many textures.  She incorporated my love of horror movies (The Birds) and zombies (the eyeball).  The raven is just perfect!  My poly clay feet arrived intact, thank you so much for those.  This is a swap I do every year, my spooky street is growing... Thank you so much, teag!



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237  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: September 22, 2012 01:39:22 PM
I received from SunnyDawn today, check out my awesome vampire!  I really love the drops of blood, did you use tinted glue for that?  I need to steal that idea!  Thanks so much, Dawn!  It's starting to look like Halloween at my house.   Cheesy

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238  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by MissingWillow on: September 16, 2012 09:13:11 AM
Great job, Mio!

I have an annual goal to grow a pumpkin for this time of year.  I am so happy to be able to cross this one off!

42. Grow a pumpkin (an annual goal)



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239  Previous Featured Members in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by MissingWillow on: September 12, 2012 06:06:52 AM
We're pleased to announce the current More Art, Less Craft featured member is FoxyBlue!



Here are some of our favourite projects that FoxyBlue has posted on Craftster, we encourage you to take a look through her huge body of work on here!
Tangled
Painting for my son
A Charmed Life
Without Darkness, There is No Light
La Peche
Untitled on watercolour paper
Gnome drawing
Sir Dydimus
Zombie Guitar straps

FoxyBlue was also featured in the Best of Craftster 2010 and Best of Craftster 2011  Now on to the interview!


Your mixed media pieces are stunning, when did you start using those techniques?

Thank you! It's only been around 5 years that I've been working with so much texture. A friend of mine inspired me by using drywall compound in her paintings to create texture and I absolutely loved it. I really REALLY love texture. I'm very tactile and I have to touch everything. I guess it was a fairly natural transition! Since then, I've incorporated all sorts of goodies to create the look I want. I want people to 'reach out and touch' my art...not just look at it!

What medium to you most like to work with?

My favourite medium. That's a toughie. Um, well in terms of paintings and wall art, I love to work on canvas so, acrylics, watercolour pencils, paint pens, spray paint, pastels, fabric 'puffy' paint...and whatever else I can get my hands on! I am also madly in love with papier mache . I love its versatility. You really can create just about anything with it! Soooo....I guess in short, there isn't  just one medium. I really do love it all!

Tell us what inspires you

Another toughie. I'm so easily inspired. It could be anything at all. But my favourite subject (and it's been this way since I was a little girl doing my fashion drawings) is women. I've always loved to draw and paint women because you can have so much fun with them. You can just go wild with the hair, faces, clothing and colours. I love goddesses, too. I love art that sends positive messages. I like to be 'lifted' by art. I want it to make me feel good.

Do you have any formal art training?

No. No formal art training. I took art all throughout high school, of course, but for post-secondary, I went to film school. I lament that often. Going back to school for fine arts is something I often consider.

Any tips for aspiring artists?

Well when I started to really take painting seriously, my confidence was somewhat lacking. I would get frustrated when I couldn't achieve the look I wanted. But I taught myself that, no matter what, keep on truckin' because it will turn out in the end. And it always did. Always. I really learned to believe in myself throughout this whole process. So, in short, trust in your abilities and your vision. Don't give up. Sometimes the most beautiful creations come from happy mistakes!

What is your favourite piece of your own artwork?

My favourite piece of art that I've created...well, I've done some custom pieces that I absolutely adore. And I love that the recipients loved them as well. Two of my favourites are these ones:


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345854.msg4025081#msg4025081


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345239.msg4017185#msg4017185

On what other Craftster boards can we find items that you've posted?

Knitting, crochet, polymer clay, ATC, home sweet home, cooking, clothing, toys dolls and playthings, Purses bags and wallets, quilts, occasion and holidays

Here are a few different things I've done:

Polymer clay works:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412213.0

Fondant cake:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406134.msg4785267#msg4785267

Interior Decorating:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402893.msg4738697#msg4738697

Toys, dolls and playthings:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383619.msg4542082#msg4542082

Amigurumi:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380707.msg4504682#msg4504682

Quilting:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349574.msg4074635#msg4074635

What is one of your favourite items on Craftster posted by someone else?

Oh boy! That's a can of worms! I am constantly inspired and blown away on this site. It's so hard to narrow it down, but I will if I must!

I ADORE Phizzychick's work. I've loved this piece from the moment I laid eyes on it!


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332796.msg3843386#msg3843386

There's also this amazing fairy that I am fortunate enough to own thanks to an organized swap on this awesome site. Bobbiemay has seriously mad skills and I'm so proud to own this!


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374583.msg4412406#msg4412406

There's so much more that amazes me here. So much talent that I don't know where to begin. I wish I could include everyone's pieces that I love, but alas, there's just not enough room!


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240  Re: September 2012 Birthday Swap - Gallery and Discussion in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: September 09, 2012 04:00:26 AM
I got my birthday present from StickerChic87 yesterday, and I love what she sent!  She claimed me for some Halloween placemats and napkins (my favorite holiday).  The fabric she used is so cute!



Here's an 'action shot'.  Cheesy  They are really well made!


She also sent me leftover fabric, which I will put to good use, along with notecards, cling stamps and a jack o'lantern punch. 


You really did a great job crafting for me, StickerChic87.  Thank you so much and happy birthday! 
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