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

blogs I read

Blog powered by Typepad

« Shall I make a cup of tea ? | Main | Where's she gone? »



That is truly an inviting chair! Love its perfect cosiness. ♥

Sew Recycled!

Now that is a cosy looking chair! I have finally started crocheting my hexegon blanket, we will see how far I will get with it!


looks just perfect for snuggling in, and feeling colourful, warm and cosy.

(you have no idea how hard I had to try and not pun on purr-fect. Oh no, done it now anyway....) x


cats are great at finding the perfect spot to sleep in, looks so cosy. xxx


That chair looks so cozy and makes me want to crochet again - haven't in years - although granny squares were one of my first projects.


I do believe that every home needs a chair like that. Complete with the cat ;)

It looks like one of those chairs that makes all your worries go away the instant you sit down.


that granny square afghan looks almost identical to one I made!
Our dog, Harley has taken it as her own. She likes anything cozy.
we had to buy an ottoman for her so she wouldn't hog the couch!

Helen Lambert

I love that chair and the lovely blanket...I am still working on Pollys but that one has given me an ida for the next one..em....yes...locking away in the old brain for further creations..we had french chups of hot chocolate today and snuggled up with cake and biscuits to be creative with wool and the way...who does own the chair???


lucky cat...

sally anne

I've been crocheting with some lovely colours this week too.
It's funny how cats always find for themselves the most perfect places, and we can't ask them to move, because we would feel mean!


Love that chair. The explosion of color and the kitty are perfect!


Yes, I'd like one just like it too.

The comments to this entry are closed.

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