Mami & Babi is run by a mother (Alena), daughter (Monika), granddaughter (Bianka) trio based in Melbourne, Australia, who strive to create beautiful & modern handmade knit and crochet creations for you, your little ones & the home, including toys, baby blankets, knitwear (beanies & scarves), home décor items (pillows and crochet plants).
Alena is the hands behind the business and creates all the products herself. Alena has always loved to knit and crochet and has over 40 years of experience. With all the positive comments and praise her baby grandchildren were receiving when wearing their handmade knit or crochet pieces, we decided to start making her craft available to everyone – and so Mami & Babi was born in 2017.
A quote from Alena: “Knitting and crocheting is my form of meditation and helps me relax. There is nothing better than the joy of someone’s face when they receive a handmade knit or crochet creation and the positive feedback from happy customers. It’s so rewarding.”
A little story behind the name ‘Mami & Babi’: We are Australian, but our heritage is from the bohemian part of the Czech Republic. In the Czech language mum is called “Mami” (pronounced Maa-mi) & grandma is shortened to “Babi” (pronounced Baa-bi). To give respect to our heritage & honour who we are & what we create, Mami & Babi was born.