This is Olive.

She loves:

made-from-scratch meals

busy shelves with cheerful displays

hard-working clothes

collecting and re-using fancy packaging

good books and excellent words

setting a table for friends

decorating with nature.

 

Olive isn't based on any one real-life person. The clue is in her name.

She is a harvest of good traits from a vast grove of parents, grandparents, friends, aunts, teachers, colleagues, homemakers, shopkeepers and book characters.

She is competent, conscientious and creative.