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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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I'm trying to make this now and I've knitted the ruffle mine is curled it doesnt lay flat like yours does. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Marcia Rock

hiya! just thought you would like to know that we read your book The Pig's Knickers at the library's Storytime and Rhymetime for babies and toddlers (Walton-on-Thames). It is absolutley wonderful!!!! with best wishes Marcia


You are amazing... So glad I stumbled across u on Pinterest:)

primigi shoes

Knitted garments should be stored lain and flat. On a clothes hanger they would lose their shape from the pull of their own weight. They should also be kept protected from sunlight, otherwise the colours will fade. As yet there is no way of dying wool so it's lightfast.

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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