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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.

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

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lucy @ Attic24

Oh Cheerio my lovely, have a fantabulous time with family and friends and we'll see you as and when.
Wishing you lots of love, peace and happiness for the season
With much love
ps I'll miss ya, don't be gone tooo long?!


Cheerio to you too, Vanessa!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to reading your blog and seeing your lovely art in the new year.

Kris in Canada


Hi Vanessa! Love the Christmas scene. If we don't see you have a grrrrrreat time and will see you on your return.
All love, Tam and all xxxx


Happy Holidays Vanessa!


Have a beautiful Christmas and thankyou for your lovely response to my previous comment.


Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for :-)
look forward to catching up in the New Year!
Lesley x


Ah, have a wonderful Christmas!

Love your pics! Can't wait to see more in the new year.



Wishing you a truly lovely and happy Christmas, and looking forward to seeing you in the New Year. xxx


hey lovely lady

have a fatabulous time, I know I intend to (at the cottage, ching, ching, ching!!!) Muchos goodos wished for the 2009,

S xxx

Helen Lambert

Have a lovely Christmas...will miss you..hope you have packed some H


Hi Vanessa, I wish yourself and Hugo a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and may PEACE be with you both in the NEW YEAR. Thank you so much for a year of wonderful posts. Take care and enjoy the special family time.


merry christmas, I hope its all lovely and see you in the new year.


Merry Christmas, Vanessa! Cheers to you and your family for Christmas and New Years. Enjoy, but don't be gone too long!!


merry Christmas to you too! :-D


Merry Christmas!!!


I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2009....Thank you

Christina Rose Leon

Have a great Festive period looking all swanky in your lovely new necklace.

Lots of love
(Pebbles jewellery)

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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