MyWillies

MyWillies

Denver, Colorado | 688 Sales

MyWillies

MyWillies

Denver, Colorado 688 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (288)

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Heather Murray

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Heather Murray

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MyWillies

As a young girl, my dad Willie would take me, early Saturday mornings to private watercolor lessons. In the 7th grade I painted this massive, ugly, pink rose in art class, and he took me to the art store to have it professionally framed. My dad was always encouraging me to draw this, or paint that.

In 2010 my dad passed away from metastatic melanoma. While loved ones processed their grief by talking and comforting one another, I withdrew and isolated. Unable to express my sorrow verbally, I found comfort in putting my fingers to work, gathering and sorting my dad's clothing, and eventually created a quilt. Being that my grief was never fully abated, my fingers continued to work, and before I knew it, my house had little cloth critters, and clay critters, and wool critters all over the place!

MyWillies is a shop born from sorrow, and brought about calm. Every creature here is lovingly made, and has been a significant part of my healing process. I hope that what you find in MyWillies makes you smile.

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  • Heather Murray

    Owner, Creator, Designer

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