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WHAT’S DOING VOL. 26

Happy Sunday everyone! This is probably the last Closet Case weekly roundup for 2014 so I’m making it count.

INSPIRE

Apparently I’m not the only one making holiday Annas. Love this purple version by Where Heather Grows. Or this one by Crafting a Rainbow.

A lovely red bubble coat by Bellbird.

Erica B. in a Christian Dior 70’s coat of perfection.

A paramecia print blouse from Did You Make That, because science is pretty.

Maimu made a lovely wedding dress for her friend: a simple silhouette but beautifully made.

LEARN

New sewing crush: Joost rules.

Fabric shopping in Paris? Here are some guides from A Challenging Sew and Tilly & The Buttons.

An epically great post from Pattern Vault on Valentino’s Vogue Patterns while under the Christian Dior mantle.

A series of posts from Hanne Vandersteen on drawing fashion illustrations.

READ

Has anyone seen the Babadook? I’m generally two much of a scairdy cat to watch horror movies but this interview with its smart, feminist director, Jennifer Kent, makes me want to see it. As long as someone looks under my bed before I go to sleep directly afterwards.

WATCH

This monkey and cat animal odd couple video is strangely soothing.

If parenting involved daily dance battles to Tribe Called Quest, I would have a million children.

A magical ballroom, under a lake. I want to go to there. In a very special dress.

LISTEN

I just discovered the Strangers podcast, and I cannot speak highly enough about the Love Hurts series. Four spectacularly raw, moving, personal episodes about the host’s search for love and connection after healing from a major heartbreak. A must listen for anyone who is single and looking.

(Feature image photo by Guillaume Gilbert).

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  • I love the Strangers podcast, it’s so honest and always an interesting listen. Thanks for the shout out, hope you give yourself a fun and relaxing break!

  • Didn’t you love Karen’s paramecia blouse? Who would have thunk such an organism would be so cute!

    I hope you have a great Christmas and New Years, Heather. Hoping that 2015 somehow brings us to meet!

  • Thanks for the shout out Heather!! Happy holidays!

  • Hélène

    Of all your posts, I particularly love the “What’s doing” series, which always bring to my attention something I missed. Thanks for all the bounty of your blog and wish you the best for 2015. Happy Holidays, Heather Lou!

  • Ybat

    Hello, I love horror movies and as soon as I saw a preview for Babadook I knew I had to see it. Im hoping to go soon because it looks so creepy.

  • AuntyMaimu

    Thank you for the shoot out Heather!

    Have great holidays!

  • Holiday Anna dresses across the nation! I feel like this has been a year where I’ve got to know more Canadian bloggers than ever. It’s really nice to have the home-grown community! 🙂 THanks for the mention, and have a fab Christmas!

  • single and looking

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0jsk1A0tsSc/hqdefault.jpg

    couldnt help myself

  • I’ve had the Anna dress pattern for a couple of months now. All these great finished examples have inspired me to get moving on mine. Cheers. Kath. (Happy New Year Heather!)

  • Belated thanks for the shout out, Heather! Happy New Year 🙂

  • I saw the Babadook in September at Fantastic Fest and it was in my top three of the festival. FANTASTIC movie. It is scary, but so much more. The characters are deep, the “moral” is moving and true, and the acting is flat-out incredible. I definitely recommend it!

    And seriously, why do Austin and Montreal have to be so far apart!? We have freakishly similar taste in so many things! You would totally be my dinner & a movie friend!