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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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lovely shadows.. thanks for sharing.

kitschen pink

My desk set up consists of old trestle tables purchased ready-aged at auction - and boy oh boy do I hate the grooves! Especially if I'm trying to trace text onto fabric with carbon paper - one of my least favourite things to do- then boff! straight down a hole! Major major time waster! I know I could do something as simple as put a magazine underneath... do I ever do that? doh!
You do good shadows. I would say 'reminiscent of your ski-ing pics' but not sure how to spell it! t.xx

Helen Lambert

hello....what lovely pictures....I dont get to see many shadows in the black box...I am afraid I am still disappointed with you fro not getting a snap of that the way the book in the shop window was bringing down the moon....enjoy the rest of the day...H


Gorgeous pics. I like the tiles on your window sill too.

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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