About Us

Bluefireflies, LLC is a small, Momma-owned business located in northern Minnesota. We have three children with special needs who have faced learning barriers that could have been addressed through customized learning and specific sensory tools. However, we were unable to find the services and products (we now provide) that we were looking for.

​Rather than giving up, Amber chose to buckle down, learn to sew, and create products to help them. Over time, those creations turned into a small business that now helps not only our family, but others. Our long-term goal is that this business will continue to grow, help families like ours, and become a career option for our children. We are so excited to share our knowledge through our beautifully crafted handmade products, our family-friendly blog, and our Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook profiles. Thank you for supporting Bluefireflies and our family.

​Owner: Amber owns Bluefireflies, LLC, a small Minnesota-based business that creates handmade texture, lycra, fidget, and weighted sensory products and PDF patterns. She volunteers extensively within the community and is currently a member of the MN Department of Education’s Special Education Advisory Panel, a member of the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Board, a board member of the Minnesota Homeschooler’s Alliance, a member of the Northern Lights Interagency Council, as well as, other community initiatives. In addition, she is a Twin Ports community advocate on disability issues attending IEP/IFSP/504 Plan sessions with families, presenting on disability, diversity, and nonprofit topics, as well as, participating in disability topic focus groups and task forces. Amber possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and American Indian Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology, and is a graduate of the MN Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities’ Partners in Policymaking program. She is married, with three kids, and lives in Northern Minnesota.