A little about us.. I have 2 boys, 19 and 3 and my youngest is my beautiful daughter Amelie Mia who is 22 months and who I have created AmMia for (the Am stands for And Mummy).
Amelie was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome that devastated us all. Thankfully I think I’m coming to the end of the grieving process which I now know is quite normal but hadn’t at the time.
I knew I had to do something to distract my thoughts spiralling out of control so I started crocheting baby blankets in July for baby twins that have since arrived safely. It was then when I came up with AmMia and a logo in my head and my wonderful patient loving husband who made it a reality and I started crocheting what I hope are pretty things just like my daughter.
At the moment we make anything crochet and knitted from keyrings to bookmarks, baby blankets and beautiful newborn photography props.
AmMia I hope is my daughters future in whichever format and interest she wants. I will continue to learn new things to teach her. I have plans for exciting new products soon that are completely different to crochet but inspired by her. 20% of all profits are donated to North Down and Ards Down syndrome support group and the rest set aside for my baby girl.
In the future I would really love AmMia to be a drop in centre for parents, children with Down syndrome and siblings to hang out, chat, do crafts , have fun and just be. I strongly believe this needs to be connected with the trust as we left the hospital shell shocked with a print out and no support. Hopefully one day this dream will become true.
I have planted the seed and will do everything I can for AmMia to grow and ask that you help us to with every like, share and comment.
Love Amelie and mummy x