Maple And Oak Designs

How to mix vintage patterns and modern fabrics

How to mix vintage patterns and modern fabrics Make vintage patterns modern again - here's how to create this cheerfully unique rockabilly look: For quite some time now, I've been a huge fan of Tula Pink's...

A Handemade Travel Guide: Sweet little towns in Southern Alberta

A Handemade Travel Guide: Sweet little towns in Southern Alberta "For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." Jean-Paul Sartre And that's why I'm going to recount the...

Happy customers of Maple And Oak Designs

Happy customers of Maple And Oak Designs I just love seeing our customers rocking their Maple And Oak creations. Like Sam @outdatedidealist and his groomsmen in their custom Beau Ties the day he married Emily @prufrockfolk ...

Belts and Ponchos

Belts and Ponchos Sometimes the right timing is everything. This March I launched my 'Walkstoff Collection', a collection of ponchos and capes from a traditional felted fabric that I brought back with me...

Vintage Candy + Headbands

Vintage Candy + Headbands Meet the lovely Dannah of Sweet - Canada's Sweet Shop! We first met at the Millarville Farmer's Market and then ran into each other a couple of times at...

What is Walkstoff?

What is Walkstoff? When I launched my 'Walkstoff' collection a couple of weeks ago, I got a lot of positive feedback. People just love my two poncho designs and are really intrigued by the fabric...

Funk up your dining room! Pink and black tie dye table cloth

Funk up your dining room! Pink and black tie dye table cloth We've been very lucky this winter and it seems like spring already arrived. (Fingers crossed, knock on wood...) Unfortunately, here in Calgary it...

From army coats to vintage headbands

From army coats to vintage headbands I first touched a sewing machine when I was about 10 years old in crafts class in school. I remember that it was a lot of fun. After I...

A Handmade Travel Guide: Japan

Bamboo Forest in Kyoto. A Handmade Travel Guide: Japan Last fall we had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Japan with my friend Chika and her partner Riley. She grew up in Japan, in...

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie a Rockabilly Headband

Maple And Oak video tutorials: How to tie a Rockabilly Headband Ooooohhhh! I made my first video!!! (You can find it at the end of this post and also subscribe to my Youtube Channel.) In this...