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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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Jenni at Baame Kniits

Have fun :-)

Gramma Rita

Whatever it is that you're doing...have fun!

Just wanted to tell you that I enjoy your blog so much. It is so colorful and cheery! I try to visit it often. :)


Enjoy your break! And thanks for being my first comment. <3 I started following you because your Little Squares Scarf just ran away with my imagination! I adore crochet, and, as soon as I get some decent light (grumble), I hope to share some projects.

Take care!

Cath W

Mystery! Intrigue! I love me a bit of Miss Marple!


Very mysterious! It sounds like it could be fun though,I do hope so!!
Well, instead of reading your blog I Will have to look at patterns for my rather beautiful new wool. Was lucky enough to be given it as a present. Spun gold! Lucky me.
See you soon.


I hope you're packing for a fabulous, spur-of-the-moment, colorful, sunny vacation!


Have it's good fun wherever you go xox

amanda makes

Hi Vanessa! I lost you for a few months..I don't know how! But I just found you again and have spent a heavenly half hour catching up on your archives! Oh my word1 What a lot of gorgeousness! Your Fair isle dress left me breathless! I'm so glad to have you back and will never lose you again! Lots of love, Amanda xxx


I have just discovered your Blog & have really enjoyed it.The post about tea in the gardens was so nice to read.My great grandparents had Tea gardens in Bramber West Sussex in the early 1900's & the photo I found shows all the tables set up out on the lawn ready for the day.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work & your love of colour.


Vanessa, hoping that your whoosh of a break is going to be fun. Look forward to your return. xo


I hope you're having a wonderful bit of relaxation and fun!! I am very eager for your next post! ;-)

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Hello and welcome!

  • 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