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 years it was collecting dust...
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  which is such an honour...

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 that I used. It didn't...
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 had learned how to use...

My home studio

My home studio The Maple And Oak Headquarters have been moved once again. I loved working from my last studio because it was so bright and spacious but it always was a temporary solution. When we came home...
Canadian Made Only - Let me introduce you to: Studio Intent Canadian made. Independently owned. Support local. These catch phrases seem to be everywhere recently. While most companies just use these words to catch customers, Studio Intent actually promotes this...
Today is Fashion Revolution Day. When I first heard about the Fashion Revolution, I thought: Wow! That sounds cool. But what is it? And why do we need it? Fashion Revolution is a non-profit organization that started after 1133 people...
Let me introduce to you: The Head Scarf My friends in Europe and Vancouver are posting photos of gorgeous cherry blossoms and magnolia trees. I'm so jealous! Here in Calgary it's still cold, bitterly cold, the "Our parking lot is...
The new Maple And Oak Designs Headquarters So, we've got big Maple And Oak Designs news! Today I moved into my new studio. I'm so happy. Yes, I loved working from home but as we're living in an apartment and...
Yoga headbands, January and Fitness. It seems like since the beginning of the new year, my social media feeds show me only photos of my friends working out and getting back in shape. And I don't think it is just...