Marta’s House

Marta’s House

This has been a great week for us. We’ve gotten many emails and links from friends sharing the projects they’ve made using our patterns. When people post one of our patterns on a blog, we link to it on Facebook. But many of readers do not have blogs, so we get emails and photos instead.

Today I would like to share a project that Marta made using Our House applique block. I think the reason I’m so drawn to it is because of how she personalized it. I’ll let you read part of her email:

My name is Marta and I am from a little town near Barcelona, Spain.

I just want to thank you for your big generosity sharing your beautiful patterns that inspire a beginner like me. Your explanations are so clear and easy that I feel I can make a project.

This week I finished my house. I started making your design, but then my daughter Sara asked me if she could keep it when I finish, and then I decided to make our house and I changed some things. The roof is red, the house is white, the chimney has a hat, the two cats that visit our grass,… I got dared and I started with my own details, and I send you my final result (in addition, it was my first serious experience with the sewing machine to make the frame).

Obviously I am very proud and Sara is very happy with her little house hanging in front of her while she’s doing her homework. And that’s why I write to you, because you started this blend of happiness, satisfaction and self-confidence for next projects thousands miles away with your generosity.

Well, I must admit we are pretty proud, too. We are so happy that our patterns and projects find their way into the homes of so many friends around the world! If we ever need to justify why we do what we do, we just need to share the myriad of emails we receive.

So, to Marta, thank you so much for sharing with us. You did a lovely job. And to Sara… you are a lucky girl. I know it must make you smile every time you look at your house. And to ALL our readers… think of our projects as a starting point. Use your own creativity and visions to make all our projects your own 🙂



  1. It is lovely Marta. Makes me think I should do the same thing with our house. Thank you for the applique Kimara and your lovely site. You inspire me all the time. Blessings!

  2. Wee folk art inspires crafters in many BIG ways! keep it up, Kimara and Michelle!

  3. Your work certainly doesn’t look like a beginners Marta. I love how different it looks. Your house must be lovely in person. Keep up the good work.

  4. Hi, I’m Marta. Thanks for all your comments that make me go on! And Thanks Kimara and Michelle, you’re lovely!

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