The Vintage Fabric Patch

The Vintage Fabric Patch Jippy! It's time to introduce a new product: I've been making iron-on vintage fabric patches. Aren't they just adorable? They look amazing on jeans, jean jackets or even just as a...

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie the Head Scarf

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie the Head Scarf Here comes the latest video tutorial. This time I'm explaining in detail how to tie the Head Scarf in a big bow. Two other...

My funky embroidered jean jacket

My funky embroidered jean jacket The jean jacket. A staple in every wardrobe. I found mine about 4 years ago in a thrift store and I loved it for about 2 years. The last two...
Garland with vintage fabric bunting - Maple And Oak

How to make a bunting garland

How to make a bunting garland A few months ago, I made a super cute garland with pompoms which is still hanging happily in my living-room but even though it's super colourful, I feel like...
Femmebroidery collaboration Maple And Oak Designs

Triangle Scarves and Feminist Embroidery

Triangle Scarves and Feminist Embroidery I never really thought about embroidery as something that would be a fun and cool craft until I met Maria of Femmebroidery about a year ago at a 'food group'...

Grandma’s berets

My grandma's berets A bit over a year ago, my grandma moved into a nursing home. When my mom was facing the difficult task of emptying the apartment my grandparents had lived in for over...
PomPom Garland - Maple And Oak 10

How to make a pompom garland

How to make a pompom garland Pretty much every couple of weeks, I take a day to visit my favourite thrift stores in town. To find vintage fabric for my funky accessories line, to find...

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie a Triangle Scarf

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie a Triangle Scarf Well, well, well - here it is, my latest video. This time, I'm going to show you how to tie a triangle scarf. The...
Maple And Oak Headband

‘Live heavenly’ – Himmlisch Leben + Yoga Headbands

'Live heavenly' - Himmlisch Leben + Yoga Headbands Sometimes, you have to make an effort to stay in touch with old friends. Because you moved away and can't hang out with them all the time...
How I came to Canada

Why did you move here? Bi-national relationship advice – Patrycja’s story.

Why did you move here? Bi-national relationship advice – Patrycja’s story. It's been a while since I wrote an article under the bi-national relationship advice headline. But then I met the lovely Patrycja at one...