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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

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They are so funny! I love them, in particular that sad looking three-eyed green alien.


The spoons are very cute, but what did Hugo cook for supper?


Falling about laughing after a loooooooooooong haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard day.....................I just adore spoon puppets. I make them with my charge and we love them. We also did a "paper plate project" one year and boy, was that FUN! x

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They are cheerful characters! just delightful.

My two girls would adore seeing something like that. Mmmmm particularly that cheeky one with tongue sticking out.



Love the spoons - they look like an ideal rainy day craft with bored little ones.

How easy - a packet of wooden spoons and an assortment of crafty BITS :)

Love the cheeky one :) He made me smile!


They are just great Vanesa. Good idea for Christmas presents, no? x


They bring a smile to the face..x


The spoon puppets are great. I would love to have a go at making one myself! x

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Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

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We would put the albums together with whatever material we could find in the factory.

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Of course, it is all the way down the line, for the present this one AC milan, certainly need two fronts rotation, "the third central defender" exactly is who?

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The man who has made up his mind to win will never say "impossible".

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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