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    Copious HQ Happenings

    morally indefensible, vernon subutex book 3, mare of easttown, cottage time + threaded bleached collection

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    MORALLY  INDEFENSIBLE

    Morally Indefensible is from the creators of Crimetown, so production wise it is impeccable. This story has bizarre twists, an accused murdered and author become friends, then they get into a feud, then another author inserts herself into that feud. It was a quick and exciting listen.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    VERNON SUBUTEX 3

    If you have been around for the last year, you know I have been working through this series. This final installment was beautiful, each book has been. The main character is an unlikely prophet who inspires people to live authentically, shows them we are all connected and brings people without hope together to be their own family.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    MARE OF EASTTOWN

    Ok, who is/has watched this??? I haven’t enjoyed a series like this in a while. It is brilliantly cast, the acting is perfection, the story has twists and turns that has kept the beau and I analyzing. This is a much watch, I don’t want to spoil anything, so all I will say is you won’t regret taking time for this show!

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    COTTAGE TIME

    Our family cottage is one of my favourite places on Earth. It has been such a blessing to have it, especially over this last year. A place we could all go, when all of us haven’t been allowed to go anyplace. Getting it open is always a bit of a chore, but once done we get to enjoy this space all summer long.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THREADED X BLEACHED

    I loved making, experimenting, shooting and promoting this Collection. Thank you for embracing it the way you have. It means so much to me that my #copiouspeople are loving my dive into secondhand clothing. There is so much of it out there and it is designers jobs to lead the way in using it and creating new pieces with it!

    Copious HQ Happenings

    CSN, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Flight Attendant, Cottage Prep & The Hunter Jean Jacket

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    CROSBY, STILLS & NASH

    This last month I have been so focused on making the Hunter Jean Jacket and that took me into a deep 60’s vibe and for me I just love the harmony of CSN. Look at this pic, couldn’t you see my Hunter Jean Jacket on Crosby, Stills or Nash? It helped me stay in this vibe while creating my newest project.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    I have been going down an English literature rabbit hole. I LOVE old books, anything written 1800’s ish. I love them because of the angst that comes from them not expressing their emotions, but I ALWAYS express my emotions. I just love the juxtaposition as to where we are now in our world, able to say how we feel and people can take it or leave.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

    This is the greatest show I have watched in a while! I highly recommend this comedy drama, which normally I don’t love. I feel like most times they need to pick one, but this show has you in suspense the whole time and Kaley Cuoco and every supporting character is SO hilarious.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    COTTAGE PREP

    Remember that one really nice Saturday we had in April? Well we really took advantage of it. We got the yard at the cottage all cleared of leaves, got our compost area set up for the summer and got part of the dock in. My oldest niece and nephew even went into the water, it was the earliest anyone has ever been in.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    HUNTER JEAN JACKET

    This jacket is truly my favourite creation ever! As soon as my step mom gave me a bunch of my dads’ I knew what I wanted to create with them, it just took some time to figure out the overall fit patterns and then how I wanted the patchwork to look. In the end I couldn’t be prouder of what I created, The Hunter Jean Jacket.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, East West Street by Philippe Sands, I May Destroy You, Skiing and Sewing Spring

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

    This book is so beautiful, if you have ever worked in the restaurant industry it is a true depiction of what this life looks like. I listened to the audiobook, which made it that much more powerful to hear Anthony describe his adventures. I served for years to support Copious and this took me right back and gave me all kinds of nostalgic feels. 

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    EAST WEST STREET

    This book takes you on an amazing journey. The author, lawyer, dives into his grandfather’s past. He was born and fled a town that had been occupied by Germany, then Russian, then Poland. It ended up being the birth place of 2 men who created the terms Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide. I highly recommend this book!

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    I MAY DESTROY YOU

    THE FIRST EPISODE! Damn this show is so powerful and that first episode is so completely raw, honest, horrifying and necessary.  It is a real depiction of sexual assault and what a person can go through after it happens. Although at times hard to watch, that is only because of its honesty and I recommend watching this show.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    SKIING

    This was such a fun day! Their Christmas present was a ski day, only 1 had been on skis before, but all were excited and super patient with getting organized with rentals. I feel so lucky that my nieces and nephews are adventuresome, independent and eager to learn new things.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    SEWING SPRING

    I have been sewing all of February to get Spring ready. With shops shut down in Jan. and into Feb., they were ready to open and hit the ground running with new products. I dropped off new Violet, Iris and Riley Dresses to FLOCK. If you are in the Ottawa area, I recommend their shop, it is full of locally made clothing.

    Copious HQ Happenings

    dr death season 2, joni mitchell autobiography, death to 2020, helping with homeschooling, denim conscious heart sweaters

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    DEATH

    Season 2 was just as crazy as the first, with a doctor worried about his ego and his bank account more than his patients. Dr. Fata was the subject this time around and instead of curing his patients he often lied to them about their diagnosis to keep people sick and himself making money. It is a great example of how we should vet our doctors.  

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    RECKLESS DAUGHTER

    This autobiography was so beautiful, if you are a fan of Joni, I highly recommend picking up this read. Her life and her experiences are heard throughout her songs, but this book goes further in depth. It dives into how much the industry hurt her creatively, making money the ultimate goal and as the decades changed how she felt lost from her own music.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    DEATH TO 2020

    This was a necessary laugh considering the year 2020 turned out to be. My personal favourite was Hugh Grant, who brilliantly kept me laughing throughout this recap. I know this year has been bizarre and at times horrible, but humour can help a lot and trust me this is all about mocking 2020.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    HELPING w HOMESCHOOL

    My nephew just started back to school but before that I was getting extra play time with him. To make sure we all got to put some work in, my sister, my mom and myself juggled the days to make sure he got his schooling done and got to get outside for some fresh air. It was lovely to have some days with this cutie!

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    DENIM x CONSCIOUS HEART SWEATER

    Last Spring when I launched my Bucket Hats, I could already see scraps building up, plus Lauren from Ellemairco had lots of denim scraps to contribute to this eco-conscious project. Denim is such a strong and durable fabric and I loved repurposing these scraps into the Patchwork Denim Hearts.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    fugazzi, exodus by leon uris, pose FX, puzzling and thrifted fashion

     

    What I have been listening to...

    FUGAZI

    The last month of the year is always work, work, work, but it is usually me scrambling from one show to another, barely able to catch up. This year, although still busy, it was nice to be in the studio every day listening to my music and plugging away at orders. I have been rocking out to the Fugazi discography non-stop.

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    EXODUS

    This book was incredible. Impeccably written, from the character development, to the research done and historical facts laid out, it is one of my top reads of 2020. It dives into the Israeli-Palestine conflict and uses fictional characters to lay out decades of struggle, hardship and hard work the Jewish community did to claim their own space in this world.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    POSE

    I didn’t really know what this shows’ premise was before watching, but had heard good things and was happy when it was about drag ball culture in the 1980s. I have been on Drag Show withdrawal and this show totally fills that gap, it is fun, powerful and the fashion is incredible. Highly recommend.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    RELAXING

    Who else does a million puzzles when winter hits? We pretty much always have one set up at my grandma’s house and her and I have been through them. As well as puzzles I have been catching up on movies, tv shows and books that were put on the back burning during Nov. and Dec.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THRIFTING FOR 2021

    Once the Canada Post deadline hit, orders slowed down and I used that time to expand my thrifting bubble and I found SO many great pieces. I am already designing a new THREADED edition for early February and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Using existing clothing will become a big part of Copious this year and I am excited for that challenge.