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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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Where do you get your blue and white string from? I have an idea to crochet small baskets with coloured string. I look forward to your bonus post tomorrow, and enjoy your knitting group.


Snap ! I'm knitting a dress too, from Louisa Harding's "Queen of Hearts" book.
Vivienne :)

Janice Perkin

love Mondays post with all those snowdrops - isn't it funny that the older you get the less sure you are about your own ability!! - you have done so many books you can do it standing on your head - honest!


love the labels and love the colours. I know what you mean about rushing. Am looking forward to a half-term snowy holiday but have so many things to do and finish by then my poor head is looking for a pattern for a crocheted shrug. Any suggestions?


adorable happy tags with nice grommets! they make such pretty packages. sometimes, i feel i should wait for the "perfect" time to do a task, but then it doesn't get done for the sake of "perfect" time; so in that case, doing the task in a rush is better than not doing at all. right? right.

best - Annri


Beautiful presents! What an inspiration. Also love your snowdrops!!!

Stephie @ narrativeself

A dress? Oh myyyyyy, that's impressive!! I can't wait to see some pictures - is it stripey?!

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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