Michelle CumminsMrs Petite Props by AmMia
I guess this is the start of our new book, while our first journey is still unfolding. Petite Props by AmMia is our new venture as a newborn and baby prop vendor and a continuation from the growth and support many have shown us. If you haven’t read our story of how AmMia was born, you can find it here http://www.facebook.com/AmMia/
From our new beginnings.. A local business woman, now friend invited me to join a Mums at Work Networking Group by Sinead Norton. It is full of such strong business women that I initially felt a bit of a fraud but gradually I felt my confidence grow as I was learning and being supported by other woman. It was in this group that I meet Morgan Bonel from Morgan Bonel Photography based in Sligo (http://morganbonel-photography.com/). We started chatting generally and as the conversation progressed she asked would I be able to make a small bear. I have been making props since, my product range growing, but that first bear, will always be very special.
Morgan, who I very much class a friend and an amazing photographer has been so supportive with her time and knowledge with all the advice she has given me, gave me the motivation and encouragement to become a newborn and baby prop vendor, something that I had never given considered or dreamt of but I very much love. The thrill of seeing stunning photographs with props that I have created is such an amazing feeling. Its funny how life can lead you down a path you hadn’t intended but feel I am exactly where I should be. I wouldn’t be here without Mums at Work, Morgan and each and everyone of you for supporting us.
Petite Props by AmMia is still very much in its infancy, but we have our online shop up and running with lots more to come (http://Petitepropsbyammia.bigcartel.com). As AmMia, 20% of all profits are donated to North Down and Ards Down Syndrome Support Group, the rest set aside for my little ceo x