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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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Well done Tracy! x

Amy in Loozyana

Congrats to Tracy! Although I think I am a winner, too, because I get to follow your blog now. Such lovely things...


congrats Tracy! looking forward to the next giveaway Vanessa xxxx


Congrats Tracy - I agree with Amy - we are all winners just being able to follow your blog. Hope you have a great weekend!!


Congrats to Tracy - I agree with Amy - we are all winners just being able to follow your blog. Hope you have a great weekend.


Wayhayyyyy!!!! It's me!!!!! An explosion of exclamation marks, thank you!!!!
Just sent you an email a moment ago, gosh and I was simply just wishing you many more blogiversaries. I read "Bringing Down the Moon" to my 5 year old niece 2 days ago and thought of you. You are so talented!

lucy @ Attic24

o wah, not me?????
Never mind, I remain ever hopeful and will be there for your next giveaway.
Happy days
Love Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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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