When my second child was born five months ago I decided to stop working. I have moved in and out of job descriptions since high school from florist, to teacher, to daycare provider, and now full time mother. This job comes with its perks but I have found myself feeling like I need to do something, anything, that isn’t solely tied to my children. Being creative, crafty, and artistic has always come naturally to me (maybe the byproduct of being the grand-daughter of an artist and definitely a gift from God!) and I thoroughly enjoy art and design in many forms. Within the last year or so, I have enjoyed spending time with my mom and husband visiting thrift stores, antique malls, estate auctions, and the like (typically with the two little ones in tow). I now have a basement full of lifeless furniture and a stockpile of vintage linens and books that I hope, hope, hope I will have time to create with. I am lovingly referring to this new adventure in my life as my beloved work, aka, Dear Emmeline.