Thursday, June 1, 2017

500th Blog Post + Welcome New Subscribers

Hi everyone!!

My blog subscribers have been steadily growing over the past few months and I thought it would be a good idea to pop in and say hello, introduce myself and tell you a little bit more about me. Also, this is my 500th blog post, so I find it very convenient. :o)

My name is Milka Gubo, a crafter from Croatia. I currently live in Mlini, small coastal town near Dubrovnik. I live with my partner Goran. We are not married, but live in a domestic partnership. We don't have kids yet.

Goran and I (December, 2016, Split)

I was born in Slovenia (Celje) and lived there until 1995, when I moved with my parents and brother to Croatia. Last few years I moved 3 times.

I'm 36 years old and my astrology sign is Pisces. I love Astrology.

My mother tongue is Croatian. I speak Slovenian and English well. I can communicate on German also, but I didn't have an opportunity to learn it more than 3 years, so it's not so good. I also learned Sanskrit for 2,5 years, but can't use it to speak. I've always been crazy for learning languages and different scripts. Except Latin, I can write Cyrillic, Devanagari and Futhark. I want to learn old Croatian script: Glagolitic script.

I'm a Graduate Traffic Engineer and Economist. I currently work in a primary school and teach Mathematics and Physics. I love my job.

I love Math a lot, especially Algebra and Geometry. Last year I started a challenge here on my blog combining Math and Craft: I Love Math Challenge.

I craft since I can remember. I love to experiment with materials and mediums, learn new techniques and crafts. Here is a short list of crafts I love: photographing, card making, album making, 3-D projects making, Origami, Kusudama, knitting, crocheting, painting, drawing, lettering, jewelry making, modeling.

Kusudama Flower Ball - Fish Curler 
folded by me, spring 2011
design by Lukasheva Ekaterina 

Crochet Hippos (Happypotamus The Happy Hippo)
crochet by me, 2015
design by Heidi Bears

I've started card making in winter 2013 when I was making some Christmas cards for my family and friends. Since then I'm more focused on card making.

When I was a kid, I hated coloring. I was more in "do with your hands" mode. Now I enjoy it so much, I can't imagine I don't color at least couple hours a week.

My favorites in card making:
  • design: CAS (clean and simple) dseign
  • coloring technique: watercolor
  • coloring medium: Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
  • card base color: white
  • colors: blue, violet
  • color combos: blue+white, violet+black, violet+white, grey+black+yellow

I started blogging in September 2014. I decided to write on my blog in English and not my mother tongue, because I wanted to improve my English. I'm currently on several design teams. You can find all details in my Creative Resume.

Except crafting and Mathematics, I love music, reading, cycling, traveling and visiting historical places, cooking, gardening and making natural cosmetics. I also love to assemble furniture and build stuff. On the photo below is my crafting place. I assembled the table by myself.

And that would be all from me for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you have any questions, let me know. Feel free to share a bit about yourself, if you like.

Big hugs!!



  1. Congrats on your 500th post. Thanks for sharing your talented work.

  2. Congratulations fr ur 500th post. Loved reading about u. I am also a crafter n love knittibg, hand embroidary n crochet. I love stiching too. Ur work is fabulous.

  3. Heartiest Congratulations Milka! Wishing you grow more day by day! Love your work!!!

  4. Wow Milka you are a lady of many talents !! Congrats on your 500th post,loved reading about you :)

  5. Congrats on your 500th post! ♥ I loved reading about you! I feel like I know you a bit better now! :D

  6. Congratulations on 500th post...
    And wow you know soooo many languages...

  7. Najprej čestitke za 500 objav. Luštno je bilo prebirat tvoj življenjepis in sedaj, ko te poznam malo bolje si mi še ljubša. Rada imam tvoje barvite izdelke in zelo sem vesela vsake tvoje objave v Craft-alnici. Tako nas delaš internacionalne, ti pa se vračaš v rodne kraje.
    Bodi fajn Lili
    Ps. Pozdravi moža(čeprav nista poročena ), pa le zato ker sva soimenjaka 😉.

  8. YAY!!! My BIGGEST congrats for your goal of 500th posts! :D I loved reading about you, you are a very creative person, full of interest! I have been very impressed by your skills on languages and scripts!! Wow!! I speak only italian and my english is really not good!
    Big hugs and best wishes for the next posts! :)

  9. čestitam na 500-om postu!
    Volim posjećivati tvoj blog jer mi je fenomenalan!
    drago mi je da sam naučil neke nove stvari o tebi!

  10. Congrats on your 500th post. Love those hippos. Hugz

  11. Congratulations, Milka, and I raise a toast to you for the next 500 blog posts!! I enjoyed your bio very much!! Hugs, Darnell



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