Mija (1935) was born in Ljubljana, where she lived with her parents and brother. She studied at a secondary school and then at the school of economics. When she finished her studies, she got married and had 3 children. Since her husband had to move to Ogulin for work, she and her family spent 7 years in Croatia. When they returned to Ljubljana, she started working at the Social Insurance Institute and, later, the Žito Company. Mia loved to knit, crochet, read books and travel in her spare time. She and her husband travelled across Slovenia a lot. Now, in the Fužine Retirement Home she joined residents making rag dolls. She loves to participate in all activities, which help her maintain a good physical and mental condition.