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Unbearably cute! I might have to pop off and see how to make one myself!


Hello Vanessa, it's so pretty - absolutely charming:) I love the papers you have used and of course my favourite flower:) Also love the yarn you have used, it works so well.

Lucy @ attic24

What a beautiful creation, the colours and textures work so well together, ooooo you are such a talented girl!!
It's lovely when you discover someones work which touches you isn't it, I can see that you are drawn to Cathy's work, it reminds me of Julie Arkell who I imagine you also like?
I just discovered Sarah Ahearn's work, my goodness I could have every single one of her pieces, they are delicious, take a look...

ps vanessa, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, it's fab to have you visit xxx


Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!


ooh I like your pot very much!!!
Violas remind me of my grandparents house. They had lots of them.


I think we can all go "POTTY"
Dreaming up our colour schemes...
I shall choose my next bag of sweets
for the wrappers !!!
YUM FUN....... {:>)))))


Oh, how lovely. I'm just going over for a look too...
The violas set off the pot perfectly.


Love it! the colours are great, fresh and summery, the knitting is perfect and the choice of the wool works perfect with the paper.. and I must say, I think it is a better version of the original (sorry moon). Well done!

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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