Maple And Oak Designs is mostly me, Leonie. I am the owner, designer & maker at Maple And Oak Designs. Originally from lovely Lübeck in northern Germany, I traveled Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe and called Calgary close to the Canadian Rockies my home for 6 years before recently moving to Québec City in Eastern Canada.
It is my passion to design and sew vintage-inspired, funky and bold fashion accessories. I went to university to study history in my early twenties and even though I don’t work in that field anymore, my fascination with historic topics remains. Old photos, historic artifacts, old diaries and fashions of times gone by inspire my designs as much as nature, especially flowers do. Another big source of inspiration is traveling; I always try to travel as much as I can to fill my head with new impressions and creativity.