The Milly Pad was the nickname for the first flat that I lived in on my own. It was my pride and joy – the first place that I could decorate and furnish myself, a small but perfectly formed little home to call my own. My fiancé and I now own a house together, but The Milly Pad is still at its heart, and writing this blog is the only way I can convince him that I need all of the fabric, materials, equipment, and paints that are stored in our overflowing spare room.
I have always loved all things crafty. Making decorations for our home and garden, painting pictures and designing stationery, baking cookies and cakes, delicious savoury snacks and healthy meals, growing and nurturing plants in the garden and arranging beautiful flowers all around the house and of course sewing until my heart is content…… I just want to craft all day! Home making is my passion and my joy. I’ve been making things ever since I could hold a needle or a pen and now is the time to write about it.
First and foremost I’m fiancé to Mark and new Mama to our gorgeous little bambino, Daisy – she’s fabulous and the perfect excuse for making all sorts of crafty projects ….. I’ll need to buy more fabric for them of course! Daisy already helps me choose fabrics – she grabs the bright ones – and she watches me bake – although she usually dozes off to the dulcet tones of our Kitchen Aid.
We live in Cheltenham in the Cotswolds and I’m currently on maternity leave from my super busy job working for an even busier artist. I spend my days with Daisy and our evenings and weekends with Mark and I’ll be writing about our adventures to other homey and wonderful places.
My weaknesses are sewing books and stationery, Liberty fabrics, stargazer lilies and blue hydrangea. Both my parents are amazing cooks and talented gardeners, my Papa paints and my Mama sews, knits and crochets – they are my main inspiration and the best homemakers I know.
Please do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
Love Milly Xx
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