DIY Faux Coral Napkin Rings


DIY Faux Coral Napkin Rings The faux coral is made from Sculpey clay and sprayed with Krylon Short Cuts spray paint.  One 2 oz. package of white clay made 3 pieces of faux coral.  I used the small 3 oz. can of spray paint in the color Red Pepper.Step 1. Condition the clay by kneading it between … [Read more...]

Easy Tie Dye Napkins

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Easy Tie Dye Napkins for a Summer Table Setting This weekend I had a little fun with tie dying napkins. I used a product called Tumble Dye, and it was so easy to use. It comes already mixed in a spray bottle. It is water based, non-toxic, permanent and you don't need gloves. I found it at Hobby … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour

spring  home tour from At Home on the Bay

I have some news. It's good news for me, but maybe not so much for this little old blog. I got a job ... a real job! It just sort of happened. It feels good to be working, but it has really cut into my creative time. That is why I haven't been around here much lately. I've been adjusting to my new … [Read more...]

Society6 Shop is Open!

Society6 Shop is Open - watercolor flower pillow

watercolor wild flowers in vase 16" x 16" indoor pillow cover $20 I am so excited to announce that yesterday I launched my new Society6 shop with some of the watercolor artwork I have been working on behind the scenes.  So far I have added 3 different pieces of artwork. They are all available in … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Press

Hot off the press - style books you'll want for your coffee table

Are you in need of some fun new design books? Here are several new or soon to be released style books that I don't think I am going to be able to live without. Well, that might be a little over dramatic, but I do think they will be full of inspiration and not to mention look great on my coffee … [Read more...]

X Marks the Spot-A Cross Stitch Pillow

cross stitch pillow DIY

The year that I got married, I worked with some women who were always working on craft projects at lunch. They worked on cross stitch patterns a lot.  I was intrigued, so they took me to the local cross stitch shop and I picked out my first project, which I soon discovered I disliked intensely. I … [Read more...]

Edible Pansy Cupcake Toppers

Edible Pansy Cupcake Toppers  - made with candy melts - tutorial on At Home on the Bay

I am always looking for easy ways to make cupcakes look a little more special.  I got my inspiration from this cookie decorating video from Sweet Ambs. I used purple and yellow candy melts and the centers are melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are not as clean lined as their royal icing cookie … [Read more...]

The Lovely Lakeside Home of Beata Basik

Beata's Lakeside Cottage Tour - At Home on the Bay

As a child growing up in Montreal, Beata Basik has lots of fond memories of her summers and winter weekends spent at a cottage her father built by a lake just north of Montreal. Now living in Vancouver with her husband and four children, it was Beata's dream to one day have a cottage of her own … [Read more...]