"The elaboration of a craft necessarily requires interest, taste and affection.
“I am Martha Fonseca, and from a very young age, I learned this wonderful art of creating with needle and thread thanks to my mother. Life has been splendid with me. I was blessed with a single mother and five siblings, and therefore I was raised in a happy family environment. We had wonderful times full of fantastic anecdotes, with strong values but always free. I couldn’t ask for more.
“Through the years, my ability to crochet has grown together with me. I dare say that it is a very satisfying and relaxing work. It requires investing hours of practice, especially if one seeks to specialize, as is my case. I specialize in the creation of amigurumis (small crocheted dolls of different animals), thanks to a great friend who gave me the "golden key" to achieving this expressive art that I fully enjoy. I started making my pieces for fun. Crocheting keeps me in subtle contact with my mother. I would give them as gifts, and they were widely accepted, until one day, my children suggested ‘why not sell them?’
“Like any business, I have had good and bad moments, but never lost the pleasure and love of making these meticulous creations. I would like them to be known in many places so people can enjoy them as much as I do. I use simple materials: yarn, threads, hooks, needles, buttons and silicone. Sometimes I also recycle and reuse material.
“Life itself, through its colors and shapes, has given me the inspiration to create. There is nothing about my work that I dislike, since I firmly believe that inner happiness makes us creative. In this way we manage to capture that joy in our works, and realize the commitment and interest reflected in the final result, when the piece in which I invested so many hours is finished. I consider this art to be rare, beautiful, deep and meaningful.”