about me

Hi I am Blanca!

 

I am from Nicaragua and moved to Vienna in 2011. I am blessed to have a loving, supporting, honest, hard working, faithful family. I studied law because I wanted to change the world. I soon realized that I wouldn't be able to do that if my carreer wasn't my passion. I am a multi passionate but two of my passions are teaching and making things with my hands. 

I have been working with children since 1997. I taught Art History, Kindergarten, Pre-school, and Spanish. I also have an entrepreneurial mindset and started a handmade children's clothing line, a handmade stationery business, and other crafty businesses. But it was until 2015, that with lots of work, risk taking and faith, I created The Heartfelt Workshop. A safe space where I could teach children how to sew and create things with their hands.

Seeing the joy of my students as they proudly wear the clothes they made; admiring their curiosity and ability to learn a skill so quickly; watching them solve problems creatively; and seeing them grow more and more confident one stitch at a time is a real blessing. I do have the best job in the world!