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...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Beau ties are a girls' best friend. So last week I showed you how guys can look all casual and handsome with a beau tie. I hope you remember, the bow ties for your beau? Well, they're not only for...
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...