Mila, aka Velvet Pony, is a full-time cross stitcher originally from the Republic of Karelia and now based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. While she has been crafting and stitching most of her life, she studied to become an economist, which she did for several years. It wasn't until around six years ago that she was able to quit her day job and make a living off her hobby. She now runs Velvet Pony with her husband, a graphic designer. You can buy her cross-stitch kits and patterns on her Etsy store!