Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vampire Knits!

Today is the release date of Vampire Knits! Genevieve Miller, all the beautiful designers, and I, have been planning and waiting for this day for almost 2 years! I can't believe it's today! I recieved my book in the mail about a week ago, and it is gorgeous! The styling is so beautiful and the vampire "tid-bites" are so interesting, it just came out so beautifully and I couldn't be prouder!

My designs in the book are:

And here's the Ravelry link for Vampire Knits. I'm so happy with my designs and I can't wait to see the projects made with them! I also love every single other pattern in the book! I want to make everything! I think I want to start with Cirilia Rose's Lore Hoodie, which is featured on the cover of the book.

I am also planning an event at Kamille's yarn shop in West Jordan, Utah, so if you happen to live in the Salt Lake area, you should stop by! Go to the facebook page for more info :)

I hope you all love the book, I recommend it to vampire and non-vampire fans alike :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


To celebrate the last day of August, I want to share my sunflower that just bloomed a couple days ago! I grew this sunflower plant from a seed, I'm so proud :)

It also reminds me of my very favorite Van Gogh painting

I'm also excited that tomorrow is September, I have been so looking forward to Fall!

Goodbye Summer!

Monday, August 30, 2010


I didn't forget about my blog or my giveaway, I swear! I feel like I have just been on a bit of a mental summer break, and I have noticed that about a lot of blogs that I read, posts have slowed down in the summer. This giveaway was my way to celebrate that fall is about to start! I chose a winner by writing down all the names of my entrants, with more than one if you entered more than once :) and I put them all in a bowl and chose one at random, and the winner is...

Congratulations Rilana! I sent you an e-mail!
I'm excited to send my giveaway prizes to Rilana, because I have been a reader of her blog for a while now!

This giveaway was so fun! I can't wait to do another one! Thanks to everyone who entered, my first giveaway was a success!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tea Table

Wow, has it really been over a week since my last post? I have been wanting to keep my Pink Giveaway as the first post to give everyone a chance to see it, and by the way, I'm so excited that I'm getting entries! I must confess I was worried I wouldn't get any :)
I want to show you guys the pretty little tea table I got from an antique store! I saw it in a booth that was made for me, light oceany blue paint and everything else was black and white, just like my room! I saw the little table, but it was a bit expensive, it was still there the next time I came back, and I got it, and I'm so glad! It matches perfectly with my room, and I'll keep it forever. Here are pictures!

What else have I been doing?
I've been mostly working on another design and reading.

That's it for today! Make sure you get your entries in for my Pink Giveaway!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pink Giveaway!

I am seriously so excited about this! I have been collecting things for a giveaway for a while, but I just can't wait anymore! So, here it is! The

Pink Giveaway!

There are so many cute items in this giveaway including:

  • Sweets to the Sweet by Susan Branch, a cute little book with tons of sweet dessert recipes! If you've never heard of Susan Branch, you have to check out her adorable books!

  • Hello Kitty items like a shower puff, pencils, notepads, bubble gum, band-aids, stickers, and a necklace and earrings set!

  • Pink sewing supplies including pins, a wrist snap on pin cushion, and a measuring tape

  • A cute ice cream tic-tac-toe game and ice cream magnets!

  • A sprinkling of pink nail polishes and lip glosses!
I will also add some cute pink candy and probably a few more things and wrap it all in a cute gift basket!

There are 3 ways to enter:

1. Follow my blog! Comment on this post telling me you're following me, give me your e-mail, and tell me what your favorite season is!

2. Blog about it with a link to this post, you're welcome to use the image above, and comment on this post with a link to your blog!

3. Tweet it with a link to this post, and comment on this post with a link to your twitter!

Since I don't have too many followers yet, I will keep this giveaway open until August 29th, and I will announce a winner on August 30th!
I also will be happy to ship internationally, so go ahead and enter even if you don't live in the U.S.!

Good Luck!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Still looking for test knitters!

I'm still looking for test knitters for the Clara Sweater in size medium (bust measurement 34-38 inches) and size large (bust measurement 39-44 inches) this sweater would look great with some positive ease so if you're normally a size small, try the medium, or if you're a medium, try the large! If you would like to give it a try, send me a message on Ravelry or e-mail me at shamupops@gmail.com!

Here's a picture of the keyhole back of the sweater

And here's a closeup of the button I used, it's a cute little cluster of crystals, I think it goes well with the 1920's inspiration for the sweater.

I hope I can get 1 or 2 test knitters for the sizes medium and large, the sooner I get test knitters, the sooner I can put it up for sale!

I'm still working on getting the official photos, these are just snapshots. I also have another sweater in the works that I will need testers for soon!

I also have a big surprise for all my readers on monday! I'm so excited about it!
Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Help my sister win a photo shoot with Liam Gallagher!

My sister entered a contest to win a photo shoot with Liam Gallagher for his clothing line, Pretty Green. To help her win, go to Facebook, "Like" Pretty Green and then "Like" her photo. Thank you so much!