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  • Would you like to award someone special a knitted rosette? See the pattern to knit one here!

  • Little Squares Scarf, (quick pattern).

  • Little Squares Scarf, (step-by-step pattern, with lots of step-by-step photos).

  • How to sew up crochet or knitting with an invisible stitch, step-by-step tutorial

  • Sisterhood Crochet Blanket pattern for square.

  • step-by-step pattern for Sisterhood Crochet Blanket square. Makes crocheting this pattern a doddle for beginners!

  • step-by-step tutorial for some basic crochet stitches

  • Tara's failsafe cup cake sponge recipe

  • knitted slipper pattern

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Oliver what a lucky boy you are... you are about to have a blind date ,,,and who knows what adventures you will have...
watch out for E&D...YOU LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT...{:>)


Oh he is a character, yes a think a funky lady-friend would suit Oliver very much!

I love the way you alwyas have such abundant flora in your house Vanessa, those yellow roses are beautiful, especially the way you have arranged them. I love rose flowers but hate the leaves and stems - I'll have to look out for a similar vase.
Have a good day, hope the sun shines a bit


i have his girlfriend! she's called little red - have a look in the sold items on novembermoon's etsy. she's ace!


He is so cute! I love his nose.

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon