It was lovely to feature so many creative people in my Creative Crafters for Christmas series that I thought I’d bring it back for Valentines. In this one off special I’d like to introduce you to Christina Pengelly creator of Little Hungarian Hearts.
My heart happened to arrive on my birthday (unbeknown to her until she reads this) and made for a lovely addition sat amongst the cards and presents I received. The size of my palm this lovely little heart has clearly been made with love and embroidered detail. Originally I thought the heart had been created by her but as I discovered from writing up our interview it could have easily come from a women’s collective in Hungary.
Here's our interview:
Hi. For those who don't know you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Hello! My name is Christina Pengelly and I live in Bournemouth, Dorset. I'm an expat Canadian born to Hungarian parents in Canada. I blog about embroidery from Central Europe, mainly Hungary I source and sell pretty embroidered hearts and DIY Sewing Kits based on Hungarian embroidery.
What sort of creative business do you run?
I used to embroider my own hearts but demand got too big, so I now import my hearts from a women’s collective in Hungary.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a go themselves?
Do it now. There is never a good time to start – I'm almost 50 and am starting my business and blog and I love it!
How do you juggle creative work / life?
Badly. I don’t know if there will ever be a perfect balance of art/business and work. Just try your best. You can’t give any more than that.
Where can we find you?
Love the sound of Christina’s business? Then you can find her on her blog, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.