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  • 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.

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I hope it keeps everything nice and dry for you, and the things can start to back in soon!


Thats the spirit ...
Power to the "GIRLS"...
Hope that the wrap is easier to take "OFF"
Wishing you fine weather...{:>)

Julia Thompson

Hope you have a wonderful day Vanessa!....

Alice C

It looks like an amazing plastic mountain. It will be one of the Before photographs that make you shake your head and think 'Thank Goodness it is all over'!

Lucy @ attic24

Hows it all going Vanessa??? I keep thinking about you, wondering how you're coping with the house invasion and the chaos of it all, I'm hoping it's all going smoothly.
Are you still managing to work or paint? I keep thinking of your beautiful watercolour still lives and wondering if you've done any more, it'll be tulip season soon eh?
Me thinks life must be a bit stressy for you at the moment, I am sending you love and hugs


I hope it is all going okay for you and you are not finding it too difficult!!

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Hello and welcome!

  • 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