This week we’re getting to know Suzie from Milladdi Kids.
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
I grew up in the Central west of NSW on a farm located 65km west of Forbes.
We spent a lot of our time as kids playing outdoors or building/creating things, whether this was from a bit of wood and nails from dad’s workshop, or some fabric in mum’s sewing room there was always something to do.
I have very talented parents, my dad who can build machinery or anything to do with woodwork and a mum who is a clever seamstress, knitter and quilter.
The creative gene runs right through my entire family, we all have our specialty and love nothing more than seeing an idea come to life.
I moved to Melbourne 8 years ago with my now husband Andrew, since then we have two beautiful girls Milla (4) and Addison(2). They are our two cheeky monkeys, and our world. I love nothing more than making them new outfits or re-decorating their room. This is how Milladdi Kids started, I ran out of things to add to their room, so I started to make things for friends.
I love what I do, it is my out! If I want time out I go out to the shed or lock myself in my sewing room. It is my relaxation!! My other hobbies include painting, reading, visiting craft markets and seeing all the fabulous working mums with their lovely creations, going out for breaky Most of all I love doing craft with my girls.
2. Describe your store in one sentence?
Handmade decor for those amazing little people in our lives.
3. What do you sell?
Personalised wooden name blocks and quilts.
4. What do you love most about what you do?
I love nothing more when someone loves what I do and wants to put it in their special one’s room.
5. What are 3 of your favourite labels for little ones?
Little Doll Cake, Redfish Kids, Chalk n Cheese.
6. What’s one item you can’t live without?
My phone! (hate to admit it)
7. What’s one item your kids can’t live without?
Their Animal pillows!
8. Favourite place to shop for yourself?
Witchery and Country Road.
10. If you weren’t running the store what other job would you like to do?
When I am not running Milladdi kids I work as an Executive Assistant. I love my job, but if I had a dream job it would be working on Getaway for sure!
11. Favourite place to take the kids in Melbourne or Victoria?
A new found place, it’s called Cheeky Chino’s in South Melbourne. They have the most adorable baby chino’s and they have a playcentre attached which has a facilitator there to assist your kids, whilst you put your feet up and have a cuppa yourself and chat with friends!