House by the Bay Design

Latest Obsession: Big Mirrors

You know what I’m digging right now? Giant, oversized, framed mirrors. Especially if they are framed in some sort of reclaimed wood. Pinterest is really feeding my obsession right now, as usual.     dawntime – one kind design – Southern Wedding – DEtails & DEco Read more…

Projects for 2015

While I definitely have a lot of small projects that I want to knock off this year there are some big ones I don’t want to let slip. Here’s my project to do list for 2015: Master Bathroom de-blanding Our master bathroom is so builder boring it hurts. It’s time for some love including updating […] Read more…

2015 Resolutions

  I’ve never been one to make resolutions, but inspired by the one word challenge I decided to pick a word for my goals for 2015. And for me, that word is COMMIT. I have a tendency to start things, not commit to them because I get discouraged, or distracted, or, to be completely honest […] Read more…

Streets of Paris Quilt

Now that Christmas is over and this quilt has been gifted I can finally share my Streets of Paris quilt! My sister in law loves Paris and when I found these two fabrics I knew I had to make her a Paris themed quilt. I collected all the different fabrics over the course of a […] Read more…

Learning to knit

I’ve tried to teach myself to knit maybe 5 times in my life, and every time I’ve ended  up getting frustrated and throwing my knitting across the room (usually scaring the crap out of a cat). Three  years ago I vowed to never try knitting again. So…yeah, I decided to try knitting again. Why would […] Read more…

Finished Deck

Phase one of operation backyard oasis is complete – the deck! I’m really happy with how well this turned out. Neither Chris or I had ever build a deck before or really anything more complicated than, well, a fence. Surprisingly we had a lot of fun working together and while it was really tiring I […] Read more…

Building Fences

Good fences make good neighbours right? I have to say, I really like my neighbours and a part of me is really sad that we put up fences as our impromptu backyard parties now require walking around the block (sigh, so much effort).  If you move into a new development and you’re lucky enough to […] Read more…

I see a red door…

Our front door has experienced it’s forth colour overhaul in it’s very short life. Four?? Yes, I know…it’s a little nuts. Here’s what happened: Our door started it’s life as a boring white then one day our builders sent painters by to paint the doors, but they brought the wrong colour so the door became green. […] Read more…

Two baby quilts off & away

baby_quilts

I’m excited to show off my latest two quilts that are on their way to two very special little ladies. The first quilt (which I keep calling Starburst because it reminds me of the candy). It uses the free pattern from Swim, Bike Sew and this one is backed with a super soft flannelette with […] Read more…

DIY Window Shade

I really wanted something to cover the window in the dining room because it has a not-so-steller view of a brick wall. I don’t really like venetian blinds and Chris hates curtains so a roman blind seemed like an obvious compromise. Right? Right. After searching the interwebs I fell in love with this one from […] Read more…

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