My name is Caroline Nguyen, I am from Dallas TX, and my store is My Little Angel Co. My store is named after my son who battled leukemia for five years through countless chemo treatments and two bone marrow transplants, and lost the war on November 25, 2008. I miss him every second of every day and he is, and always will be my little angel.
Brandon Cameron 12/24/01 - 11/25/08
I have always been a very "crafty" person. I love to make and decorate things whether it's painting ceramics, making hooked rugs, learning to cross stitch, designing wedding flowers, etc. My problem is that I have the attention span of a gnat and I get bored halfway through something and want to switch. I have so many half finished hooked rugs and cross stitch that my husband won't let me buy any more. : ) I also love creating new things much more than repeating old ones. But making money has been a tremendous motivator to finish what I start and to keep selling the favorites. The process of making crafts is also a healing thing for me and helps me cope.
I have created floral arrangements for my wedding, my sister's, my cousin's, and a friend's. I have created custom wood items for babies' rooms and I got into creating and shower items when I wanted something unique for my sister's first baby shower. When I decided to open a shop, I couldn't make up my mind which direction to go but I love babies and everything to do with them so I went with the diaper cakes. After a while I wanted to branch out and I also love little girl stuff and desperately wanted one (but was gifted with two big headed boys instead), so I live out my little girl dream by making hair clips and headbands for them and trying them out on my two year old niece.
My angel-son is my top inspiration because of his bravery in dealing with his illness. Whenever I get frustrated with customers or lack of sales I remember that in the scheme of life, it is not that big of a deal. I get inspirations by trying to keep up with what is popular right now and by looking around and finding unusual items to build a theme around. What is hardest for me is trying to find a balance with promoting my store, making items whether they be new or sold, and taking care of my other son and husband.
I love, love, love her diaper cakes! Absolutely stunning! And they can also be used for a cute centerpiece.
She also creates these cute little bassinets! They can double as both a centerpiece and an adorable gift. They are made out of diapers and super adorable!
Where you can find her super cute items:
Thank you so much for letting us get to know your shop!