Thank you for supporting The Little Rose Shop!
My name is Raquel and I’m a Catholic wife and mommy! I am a former school counselor turned stay at home crafter/mom. Each item has been uniquely made in the corner of my basement (with the help of my assistants AvaMarie-7yrs, Wade-2yr, and Rayden and Kace, my sweet Saints in heaven, and Clay my newest babe). Each item has been designed by me and is intended to build up your Domestic Church- whether it's the kids having tea parties with their Saint dolls, looking at beautiful subtle Catholic decor, or sipping on coffee with a prayer mug, these items are intended to bring our faith into our everyday lives. No matter what you get, know that a little prayer was said while in the making.
The Little Rose Shop all came to be because of my sweet daughter, who was my biggest unplanned blessing. I became a single mom when I had her in college at age 21. Her existence brought extraordinary healing and conversion to my life which was very broken at the time. Prior to her birthing, I was terrified and alone-I did not know how to cope with an unplanned pregnancy. I was fortunate enough to have experienced unconditional love from my family and friends when I finally told them. The compassion they showed me along with a truly miraculous experience in front of the Eucharist during my darkest moment, gave me courage to choose life. It was one of the greatest decisions, I’ve ever made. My daughter (AvaMarie) was the rose to my thorns. My shop name is a tribute to my story that roses grow from thorns. What I thought was a thorn at the time became a rose. Ever since her birth I was inspired to start creating things for her. As she got older I started making things that might help her grow in her faith (even though she’s really the reason I found mine). She is the spark behind this little shop and I’ve been so blessed to watch it grow. Now that she’s older and there’s more kiddos in the mix, I get more and more inspiration and have added more variety to my shop-but everything is an original design.Each project gives me an opportunity to do something I love and this shop has honestly become a part of my faith journey. When I sew or design, I can think and pray and create. Thank you for joining my journey and I hope you enjoy your piece as much as I enjoyed making it!