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    Copious HQ Happenings

    Copious HQ Happenings

    nothing is foreign podcast, the thorn birds book, the dropout hulu tv show, custom copious bridal gowns

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    NOTHING IS FOREIGN

    This has quickly become a favourite podcast of mine. It tackles a new issue each week that is occurring in countries around the world. By highlighting issues that might not hit your radar, they are showcasing the butterfly effect, an issue across the globe no longer is contained there, we are all affected.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    THE THORN BIRDS

    Oh, how I love a pining romance novel. This book gives me Jane Austen vibes and I was invested from the moment Meggie and Ralph met. This novel is set in Australia and spans three generations of Cleary’s. On the back one review says ‘real life pales in comparison’ they might be right because I have felt empty since finishing this book.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    THE DROPOUT

    I have been on this story since day one. Seeing Elizabeth on top ten lists, featured in magazines, you can see why people were enamored with her. From the podcast, to her trial I kept thinking this is actually a great idea and I kept wondering, what if she had just tried to achieve what she set out to.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    COPIOUS BRIDES

    Spring is always reserved for my brides. From custom gowns to my classic Kaja Wedding Dress I love sewing each one. A wedding gown is personal and something you will cherish forever, so to be chosen as the designer, it is always an honour. If you are bride, reach out, I love my working with my brides.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    ORGANIZING

    Last Fall as a family we moved my grandparents into a retirement community. We went through their house and we found 3 boxes of photo albums. I took charge of the photos and organized them into trips my grandparents went on, cottage time and Christmas. It was lovely to relive all our family moments and laugh over some of our hairstyles!

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Copious HQ Happenings

    RHCP unlimited love, jon krakauer banner of heaven, euphoria, one of a kind show, sewing wedding dresses

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    UNLIMITED LOVE

    Is it just me or do you get nervous for beloved bands who are putting out new music? Thankfully RHCP got it all right with their new album Unlimited Love. From their classic cali sound to their intentional, sometimes bizarre lyrics, every song is perfection and are destine to become classics.  

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    BANNER OF HEAVEN

    Jon Krakauer is an amazing author. His journalistic style always makes for an in depth take on whichever subject matter he tackles. This time around he looks at a specific crime carried out by fundamental Mormons, but to truly understand their ideology he goes back to the beginning and dives into the start, rise and fracture in the Mormon Church.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    EUPHORIA

    I can’t remember the last time I watched a show this achingly beautiful. The writing, acting, makeup, clothing, lighting, directing, every aspect is very thoughtful. They beautifully pull you into their world, then you don’t want to leave and you feel a void when it’s over. I will be impatiently waiting for S3 for the next 2 years.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    ONE OF A KIND SHOW

    This year I opted for the bigger booth. Many of my fellow artisans have been pushing me to make that jump and they were right. I loved having so much room to show off all my product line, your love for my bucket hats made me jump for joy. Thank you again to everyone who stopped by, I am still riding the high.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    SEWING WEDDING DRESSES

    The first of the 2022 Wedding Gowns has shipped. I love making the Kaja Wedding Gown, it is a traditional gown with a pop of colour. With a gorgeous white bodice and white crinoline skirt you get the traditional vibes then with a pop of floral print in the back you get modern vibes. Plus it is super easy rewear in the future with a shortening of the hem.

     

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    chameleon hollywood con queen, farley mowet lost in the barrens, pam and tommy, sewing threaded

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    HOLLYWOOD CON QUEEN

    I have been bored with my podcast selection of late, until Miss Kaja got me hooked on the Hollywood Con Queen. This story is crazy, but what is even more crazy is that this story wasn’t already out in the ethos. Each episode was more shocking and twisted, and made working on a Saturday a lot easier.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    LOST IN THE BARRENS

    Farley Mowet is one of my favourite authors. He weaves such beautiful stories and often showcases Canada’s beautiful landscape. This story is of two brothers, although not blood related, after spending an entire winter out in the Arctic alone they are bound for life. The sequel is equally as good, when they go back in search of the Viking’s Grave.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    PAM & TOMMY

    This show is SO good! I didn’t know much about Pam & Tommy’s relationship, besides the obvious, the sex tape. This show dives way deeper and honestly Pam Anderson shouldered so much misogyny for just being sexual. She is a feminist, who had to defend herself and her career because someone stole something private.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    THREADED

    Last Fall I finally got the chance to sell the THREADED collection in person. The reaction was beyond anything I could have dreamt. Getting to see all of your reactions and love for this collection inspired me for edition 8. It will be dropping so soon, 26.03.22, until then here’s a sneak peek.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    CELEBRATING

    February has been mostly me sewing, but I had to take time to celebrate this sweet, stylish, creative human. There is nothing like spoiling the little ones in your life to bring you all the joy you could need. My grandparents are finally out of lockdown from their retirement community which meant we all got to celebrate together!

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    the dropout podcast, harry potter series, hbo succession, thrifting, relaxing

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    THE DROP OUT

    The latest season is dropping episodes alongside the trial and it has been captivating to watch the prosecution and defense lay out their evidence. The last few episodes got extra interesting when Elizabeth herself decided to take the stand. With her signature style of talking she presented new evidence, now it is up to the jury to decide a verdict. 

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    HARRY POTTER SERIES

    This is my first time diving into the series and was put onto it by my oldest nephew. He has consumed the whole series so he instantly shared his copies with me. You all know how much I adore reading and I am so proud of him for developing this passion. Book 1 and 2 were quick reads and I’m hooked on the characters. Next up, a movie marathon for the books I have read!

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    SUCCESSION

    No words can describe how incredible this show is. Each actor is so perfectly cast, the casting director should win an Oscar along with every actor. It follows a high power family and their role in their family business. They are each struggling to gain or retain their power within the company and are willing to do anything to get it.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    THRIFTING

    THREADED has been my passion project for the last year and half. Seeing it spark important conversations about the damage of labels, both business and personal is exactly what I wanted when I launched NO LABELS, JUST VIBES. This last month I thrifted SO many goodies for the next edition of THREADED.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    RELAXING

    December is usually pretty chill for me. I get to wrap up any outstanding projects, get prepped and ready to start new projects and finally I get to relax. The beau and I took a day before the holidays and we went to the movies, enjoyed a nice dinner out at Gyubee and we got to reset and relax before the holidays. I am bringing that energy into 2022 with me.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Watch What Crappens, Schindler's List, Halloween Kills, Wedding Guests & OOAK Prep

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS

    I recently got hooked on this podcast. When talking all things Bravo with photographer extraordinaire, Kaja Tirrul, she informed me of Watch What Crappens. Needless to say, I am hooked more on the podcast than the actual TV shows on Bravo. The hosts re-enact an entire episode with voices and over exaggerations, it’s hilarious!

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    SCHINDLER’S LIST

    I have been reading this book on and off for months, I haven’t been able to get into it. I know the basic plot, but I like reading books before seeing the movie. Because the author interviews people around the central figure but never got to actually interview Oskar Schindler I feel like he is constantly telling us this is second hand information, it takes you away from the story.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    HALLOWEEN KILLS

    I love Halloween movies and I don’t mind a good scary movie but loathe a convoluted one. The original Halloween is one of my favs, very Hitchcockian in its approach. Halloween Kills is the most recent reboot and it just too much, they try to pull together 3 plot lines from past movies, I got annoyed and flipped on the original.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    ATTENDING MAY & JOEY’S WEDDING

    May has been a champion for Copious since the beginning, so it was an honour when she asked me to bring her gown to life. We have been working on the fit for months to make it perfect. She wanted a classic style, something that in 20 years would look timeless, but the sleeves are a touch of fashion.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    SEWING CONSCIOUS HEARTS

    With OOAK less than a month away, each day I am sewing up batches of Conscious Heart Sweaters to make sure I am fully stocked for the 11 day show. I will have all 6 CONSCIOUS HEART  X  MINI TIPI sweaters there + a few classic ones. Make sure to head to OOAK website to buy your tickets!