contact me at

my etsy shop


  • 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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Happiness is ...They are all such lovely plants...
Do I see a chocolate scented cosmos standing in the box? I just love that plant ,and if you dont have one ..A girl has to do ect {:>)))) love and laughter


nice plants - hiya Venessa! Will we get to see the shower room? I love to admire a bit of tiling! I think you got the best deal BTW... :-)

Lucy @ Attic24

Oh what beautiful plants, and I also thought I spied chocolate cosmos there too...your photos are lush as ever, even the Brocoli box looks lovely. Enjoy your garden


Definately the best end of the deal!

Joanne Tinley

Looks like you had a good shopping trip!
Found your blog by follwing a link from someone else's list. My friend's little boy loves There's a house inside my Mummy!

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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