A Note from Ruth


It's hard to explain, but when I arrived on the Chesapeake the bustling backdrop of the sailboats first became my place, and then my life.  I'd sit on the banks of the Magothy River watching the boats, collecting driftwood, my kids playing in the sand, and I just felt it - I wanted to bottle up these simple moments and keep them forever.

By the Bay Creations began because I wanted to create something that reminded me of these shared moments.  It was a sentimental pairing of driftwood and Retired Sails that started my journey.  I continue to use Retired Sails and showcase the original stitching to pay tribute to the culture and experiences of the bay.  

Whether you're a local or visiting, it's my hope that these nautically inspired gifts and accents allow you to bring a little piece of By the Bay home.