Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Every Saturday I am featuring a different small business, getting to know a little more about the business and the people behind the brands! This week it's another cracker of a business! Introducing Christina from the fabulous Christina Marie Art.
I had the opportunity this week to ask Christina some questions so you can get to know more about her and her fabulous business. I hope that by reading this interview you may find another small business to support or if you're interested in maybe starting your own business, you may find some inspiration here too...
I’m Christina, I am the maker and creator behind Christina Marie Art. I am also an Art teacher and I set up this business last year whilst on maternity leave with my daughter Isla, who is now one and a half!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Definitely chocolate, I am particularly partial to a Dairy Milk Whole Nut or box of Guylian
What makes your business a little different from the rest?
Everything is handmade by me at home, I am always experimenting and developing new ideas and I work really hard to offer pieces that are a bit different so that you won’t be seeing them for sale in everyone else’s shops too. I also think that the variety of products I create makes me a little different too, ranging from wedding venue illustrations to pom pom stems, I hope to think that there is something for everyone.
What TV show could you happily lose a day bingeing on?
I love a good Friends binge. Also you will often find me on the edge of my seat watching anything like 24 Hours in A&E, 999 Emergency, One Born Every Minute etc, but you can guarantee there will tears!
What is an absolute non-negotiable in your day?
Family... they always come first, cuddles with my daughter and my two house cats is a must many times a day, everyday.
Tell us one thing about your business that you are most proud of?
Not giving up on this little dream and sort of managing to juggle everything. I also feel proud that I now have a lovely group of customers who return to order again and again.
What’s your favourite ever product that you currently sell or have sold?
Ooh that is a tricky one, but I think it is probably quite a close call between... any of my pieces with pressed flowers, illustrations and my copper and blush wall hangings.