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Milamom

Milamom
Date Joined: February 3, 2018
Last Online: August 2, 2018
Birthday: February 27, 1958
Country: United States

About Me

Hi I'm Mila.
For the last thirty plus years I have been a retail display designer. I design the racks and displays that go into stores. I studied art and design- the old school way, with pen and ink, drafting and drawing.

Along the way my husband and I had two children a boy and a girl. Both are grown and out of the house. I now have the time to do art work and learn about things like lettering- and now swapping. I still work 40 plus hours but on the weekends I love to craft, garden, and believe it or not .....do laundry! (Strange I know- but I actually love to iron and own not 1 but 2 vintage mangles) We NEVER have more than a handful of dirty clothes- I am constantly washing!

The last two years I have taken up calligraphy. I really want to master Copperplate. I have done envelopes for two weddings and have two more to do this year. I do not charge, as it forces me to practice. The bride and family are so appreciative and it becomes my gift to them. I also have made many invitations. I have a friend at work who is VERY computer savvy and she does the computer art and I do the orginial design and assembly of the invitations.

Since our kids are out of the house, on the weekends my hubby and I visit museums, go to music venues, sports games (We are Rams' ticket holders) and anything related to architecture. We are big Mid Century Modernism fans and attend events and tours about MidMod.

In the evening you will find me in my craft room, addressing envelopes for an upcoming wedding- or crafting. I LOVE the idea of swapping. I have done several Decorated Envelope Exchanges and understand this is different, but I want to give it a try.

I love seeing lettering, and all types of calligraphy. The types of craft items I like are interesting papers, tape and ribbons.

I would love to have any unused postage stamps, I have been collecting different stamps to use on envelopes. Matching colors and themes. I do not care what amounts, but older is nice (not vintage or anything collectible- as I will use them)

I belong to a long standing bunco group, and am always on the look out for good themes for my party. My group of 12 gals really puts together pretty elaborate parties. There is always a theme, food, a themed drink and a matching gift to take home. It is a lot of fun, but I am happy I only have to do it once a year- I plan months in advance.

I like to sew (a little) this year I made everyone on my list (20 plus) people homemade gifts. From microwave heating pads, to lavender sachets, to hand knitted dish cloths. It is so much fun, and this year one of my daughters friends helped me, and I taught her how to sew. Her friends and family were so happy to get her homemade gifts, we will be doing it again next year.

Right now my kitchen is being remodeled- and so right now I really cannot cook. But typically I like to- This Christmas I managed to made a beautiful "bush noel" cake all from my Easy Bake Oven! (That is what I call my small toaster oven.) Hopefully I will find a swap with healthy recipes.

I noticed that some of the other profiles made a list of the things they like- while I hate "asking" for anything- I suppose it makes sense and helps the giver with decisions... so here goes-

Type of things I like-

Postage Stamps (older ones are just fine, colorful is great does not matter the postage- but unused)

Anything architectural related- articles or pictures- love Frank Lloyd Wright

Anything MidCentury Modern Or just plain mod- pictures, postcards anything

Laundry tips esp about how to remove stains.

Colorful papers or Washi tape (colorful patterns) not necessary "themes" or Holiday

Planner stickers

Thanks all, hope to make some new friends, Mila

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ladybug513 rated for Crafty Happy Mail on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful package! I love all the goodies you sent me πŸ™‚
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the nice rating. I appreciate it.
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Comment: you are a super partner, thank you so much for EVERYTHING, now and then :-). big big heart for you
Response: Your comments make me so happy!!! Thank YOU (and you are welcome) Hope to get you again
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Comment: Thank you so much for your comments, likes and follow!
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely comments❀️
Response: You are so welcome- happy to have found you on IG
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Response: Thanks for the nice rating, I look forward to seeing you on my instagram feed.
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Comment: Thanks so much! I followed you back - never hurts to gain more IG / swap-bot friends :)
Response: Hi You are SO nice, and I agree completely!
Leftie rated for Cards for Cayden on May 25, 2018
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Comment: πŸ’ž Thank you for your wonderful card! Forgive me for the late rating!πŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: You are welcome....timing is never an issue with me. Thanks for the nice message.
noeldtroll rated for Someone Famous on a Postcard #2 on May 25, 2018
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Response: Glad you received it. I have been saving that card and special stamp for something just like this.
butterflystampede rated for Bits of Ribbon - US only on May 23, 2018
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Comment: Your calligraphy homework is paying off...that envelope is gorgeous! Thank you for the lovely assortment of ribbons and trim, and the little extras. I like how you wrapped the washi tape around a floss winder. Why haven't I thought of that? And I was just thinking of magnetic bookmarks the other day and one magically appeared in my mailbox! Synchronicity!
Response: Wow, what lovely comments- you made my day!
Sandara333 rated for Bits of Ribbon - US only on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sending me some nice ribbon & I loved the envelope too. πŸŒŸπŸ˜ΊπŸ’–
Response: You are so welcome!
newrule rated for Blind Envelope - International #18 on May 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for everything! Loved them!!
Response: So happy to hear this!
LadyJo rated for Themed baggie swap! USA on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Wow! A great swap you sent! I love the items! Hearts to you! Thank you so much!
Response: You are completely welcome!
Hyshu rated for Notecard w/flat surprise 2018 #1 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic swap! I loved the note card, washi samples, stickers and the 2 postcards, especially the oldest one. Your calligraphy is beautiful and made everything special. I loved all the postmark stamps you had on the outside.. My surgery was 27 days ago and I am down 27 lbs! Thanks for the encouragement.
Response: You are so nice- Thank you very much. Congratulations on your health journey- I am so happy for you!
crazyda79 rated for Notecard w/flat surprise 2018 #1 on May 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything is so fun!
Response: You are welcome, so glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your list!!! Happy swapping! :)
Response: Youre welcome
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Comment: I adored everything about your envelope. The envelope, the letter, and the vintage postcards. Thank you so much.
Response: I am delighted! Thank you so much for the nice comments- it makes me so happy.
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Comment: Love your handwriting!
Response: oh my Thanks so much!
dearchelsie rated for Just Randomness on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful items. You are so thoughtful. Everything is perfect and I can't wait to use. I got the second envelope two days later. Both my daughters were so excited. My oldest loved her Eiffel Tower. She glued it to her collage wall. I gave the animal bookmark to my youngest daughter so she wouldn't be left out. It was perfect bc she just started borrowing from the library. So thank you so much.
Response: Such nice comments- you really made my day sweeter! Thank you for the rating- but mostly your beautiful words. You made me realize how nice it is to get informative comments from swap pals!
Funkyrunt rated for Creative pen pal letter swap on May 1, 2018
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Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart

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Milamom on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi Jean, I know this sounds nutty...I am STILL trying to decide. I havent done knitting in a while and will not commit- unless I am VERY sure I will do most swaps. It sure looks like fun.

BlueberryLady on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi from Jean in Crazy For Cloths Group. Do you still want to join our Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Group ? ? ?

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