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 cute craft project in an...

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...
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...
Beau ties - how to style a bow tie casually. I've been making pre-tied bow ties for a couple of months now but I've never been happy with just calling them that. What could I name this funky...
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...

We’re leaving Calgary!

We're leaving Calgary! I realized that I didn't write a blog post since September. Well, between September and December I'm always super busy with Christmas markets, then we visited my family in Germany and then, then we knew we would...
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...
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...
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...
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...