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Planet Penny

What a little sweetie, and so cuddly! Such gorgeous photos,I'm making Higgins quite jealous cooing over them! Penny xxx

Liz W

What a little cutie pie! Don't you just want to pinch those little cheeks or take a bite? Ms. Geddes has nothing over you, Vanessa, when it comes to lovely photos, and an eye for the perfect subject.

ps - Lucy sends a fond arf,arf to Douglas!


What a precious little one! Babies are so cute, I adore them, especially when they laugh! The strawberry outfit is absolutely gorgeous.
Dear Vanessa, regarding your stoical situation, I'd like to share with you that I'm becoming more and more imperturbable,after I decided that nothing is going to flutter my heart!:o) I'm still working on it, though. It's not easy to undo some part of any project that I've been working on for many,many,hours. ;o)
Hasta pronto,
Gloria xx


She is so adorable. I remember when I made a dinosaur costume for my son when he was 4. He slept in it for a month because he liked being a dinosaur. I miss those lovely times.
Have a wonderful day,


SO CUTE!! I love the mom's name too. My gramma was Barbara and her friends called her Bobbie.


I LOVE the strawberry costume! I didn't even realise you could get such gorgeous baby clothes - will have to bear this in mid for friends babies and pending niece/nephew in January... thanks for sharing! :) Sarah


The little strawberry is just gorgeous, you and Bob must have been chuckling with joy! Love aubrey


What an absolute poppet!

Reminds me of the time I dressed my son up in a Winnie The Pooh outfit and he broke out in a heat rash!

Oh, and the time I dressed our spaniel in shades and space boppers ...

Hmmm, there's just something too adorable about babies (and dogs) in cute outfits!



AWWW what a cutie!!!!
She looks so adorable, I remember now the time I dressed Ish, my son in a rabbit costume, so cute.
hugs from Toronto, Canada

Jenni at Baame Kniits

You might be stoical about your knitting at the moment but not that gorgeous bub, she looks so yummy you could just gobble her up :-)


i could eat this cute strawberry!

kate heshan

wouldn't it be great if we could all wander round dressed as strawberries! she looks adorable but might possibly take legal action when she's a bit older!!

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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