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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Poem The Sonnet©

The Sonnet© 
Do you hear the sonnet?
Like music it plays inside my head
The beauty of the words linger on the lips even after said
Merely words but fill the heart with such passion
The books in which it lives will never be out of fashion
The pages will turn and yellow with time
But the beautiful sonnet will never lose its rhyme
Born of only paper and pen
Written on the wings of time, to live again and again
Inspired by undying love or broken dreams
never quite what they seem
Its beauty like Mata Hari slowly unveils
Revealing a haunting and bewitching tale
A weeping heart exposed on the page
Centuries may pass but the sonnet never seems to age
Snow-capped Mountains all the way to heaven, they almost reach
A salty sea captain to afraid to speak
Ships that set sail that never make port
The lonely spinster that nobody courts
Yes the sonnet is part beauty and lore
It lives in the depths of one’s soul forever more.
 
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           Connie Hughes©
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Free Minion Inspired Doll+Pillow Patterns©

Here's My New
Free Minion Inspired Doll & Pillows Patterns©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Well anyone who knows my blog, knows I love
to make pillows...so I just had to make these...
kids will love them and they're the perfect size
to use as throw pillows for a kids bed!
Make these pillows for your
Minion Nut
 This little Minion French Maid Doll is easy and can
be made fairly quick...some of the other one's
online are so big and can kill your hands...
so now you can make 2 or 3 in the same time
as it takes to make a big one!
Red Heart Yarns Used in Patterns:
Yellow
White
Black 
Blue
Small Amount of Yarns:
I used Red Heart White Shimmer (for Apron & Trim)
Pink
Brown 
Other Materials Used:
Sewing Needle & Threads
Embroidery Floss for smile
Felt in Black & Red
12mm Safety Eyes
Poly-Fill
 
Hooks Used:
G, F, C, D
 
Abbreviations Used in Pattern:
ch-chain
st-stitch
sts-stitches
sl st-slip stitch
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
dec-decrease
FO-fasten off
 
This doll when finished measures: about 9"
Pillows measure: about 9x11"
To make the Minion Doll: with Bright Yellow & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1.  6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 3 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts,
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 6 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts,
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 42sts
Rows 9-35. repeat row 8
Place safety eyes between 16th and the 17th row from the top.
Row 36. 1sc in 5sts, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 37. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 38. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 39. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Stuff
Row 40. 1sc, dec1sc until closed and FO.
 
To make the Goggles/Eyes: with Light Grey & C Hook (make 2)
With white felt cut-out small circles for the eyes, cut a small slit and slide safety eyes through the slits and the body of the doll. Sew the felt down, don't place them to close together. Make room for the goggles.
 
Make a ch long enough to fit around the eyes, join & Ch1
Work 1sl st in each st around and FO.
 
With some light grey thread tack the 2 ends together to make a circle.
Sew the two together with a few sts in the middle.
 
To make the Black Goggle Strap: make a ch long enough to reach around the body and to each side of the goggles, wk 1sc in each st around.
 
To make the Head Band: with Black D Hook
Ch21
Row 1. 1sc in each st & FO-20sts.
Attach White & ch3
Row 2. 3dc in each st across, ch3 & turn.
Row. 1dc in each st and FO.
Sew to the top of the head.
 
To make the Maid Out-Fit: with Black & F Hook
Ch36 join with a sl st and ch1
Row 1. 1sc in each st, join & ch1.
Row 2. 1sc, 2sc in the next st, join & ch1.
Row 3. 1sc in each st, join & ch1.
Rows 4-10. repeat row 3 and FO.
To make the Trim along the bottom: with White & D Hook
Attach White in any st in the back with a sl st, ch1
1sc in the first st, *1sc-1hdc-1sc-all in the same st*, 1sc in the next and repeat all the way around.
Attach yarn in the front/back of the Dress
Row 11. 1sc in 13sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. repeat row 11
Row 13. dec1sc, 1sc in 9, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 1sc in 11sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. dec1sc, 1sc in 7, dec1sc, ch1 &  turn.
Row 16. 1sc in 9sts and FO.
Attach White to the front & back: 1sc in each st and FO.
To make Shoulder Straps: Attach Black in each corner of the Bib with a sl st with D Hook (make 2)
Ch22, 1sc in each st and FO.
Sew one end to the front and one to the back of the bib.
 
To make the Shoes and Legs: with White & F Hook (make 2)
Ch5 use a stitch marker
Row 1. 1sc in 3, 3sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc.
Row 2. 2sc, 1sc in 3, 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 3, 2sc.
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 6, 2sc.
Row 4. 2sc in 2, 1sc in 6, 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 8.
Row 5. 1sc in the FLO in each st.
Row 6. 1sc in 9, 1hdc in 8, 1sc in 5sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 10, dec1sc 4x, 1sc in 4.
Row 8. 1sc in 10, dec1sc 2x, 1sc in 4.
Row 9. 1sc, dec1sc 2x, 1sc in 5, dec1sc 2x, 1sc in 2 and FO.
With Yellow
Row 10. 1sc in the FLO in each st.
Row 11. 1sc in each st.
Rows 12-14. repeat row 11 and FO.
 
To make the Arms/Hands: with Yellow & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 5sts.
Rows 3-22. repeat row 2 and FO.
To make the Glove: with Black
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Rows 2-3. 1sc in each st.
Row 4. ch3, wk 1sc in the same st as ch3, 1sc in 5sts.
Row 5. 1sc in each st and FO,
Slide the yellow arms inside the black glove and sew in place.
 
To make the Apron: with White & D Hook
Ch48
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-5. repeat row 1
Row 6. dec1sc, 1sc in 6sts, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. dec1sc, 1sc in 4sts, dec1sc and FO.
Reattach yarn on the side of the apron that has a long strand with a sl st, ch3 wk 1sc in the next st repeat all the way around. When you get to the end ch37 and FO.
Tie the apron around doll.
 
To make the Pillows
To make this pillow

To make to Front & Back Panels: with Yellow & G Hook (make 2)
Ch50
Row 1. 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn-48sts.
Rows 1-8. repeat row 1
Change to Black
Row 9. 1hdc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 10-11. repeat row 9
Change to Bright Yellow
Row 12. 1hdc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 13-29. repeat row 12
Change to Blue
Row 30. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 31-34. repeat row 30 and FO.
Sew the eye and mouth on before joining the 2 panels together. Once that is done wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
 
To make the Bib:with Blue
Row 35. Skip the first 12sts, wk 1sc in the FLO in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 36-44. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
To make the Straps:
Row 45. Ch16, 1sc in each st, wk 1sc all the way across the bib. Repeat on the other side. 
To make the Pocket: with Blue & G Hook
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn-10sts.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6sts and FO.
Sew onto the front of the bib in the middle.
 
To make the Buttons: with Black G Hook (make 2)
Ch2, wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook and FO. Sew one button in each corner of the bib.
To make the Eye: with Black & G Hook
Ch2 with Black
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Change to Brown
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Change to White
Row 3 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts,
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 6 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts,
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st, FO-42sts.
To make the Goggles: with Light Grey & G Hook
Attach Grey
Row 1. wk 1sc in the FLO of the eye, all the way around.
Row 2. 1sc in each st around.
Row 3. 1sc in the BLO, all the way around.
Row 4. 1sc in each st around and FO.
To make the Sides of the Goggles:
Ch7
Row 1.1sc in each st-6sts.
Rows 2-4. Repeat row & FO.
Roll each side piece up and sew to hold, see each piece side to
the goggles.

To make the Mouth: with Black & D Hook
Ch13
Row 1. 1sc in 4, 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 4, 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 7, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. dec1sc, 1hdc in 2sts, 1dc, 1hdc in 2, dec1sc and FO.

To make the Teeth: with White & D Hook
Ch16, wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1sl st in the next st, repeat all the way across and FO. Sew the teeth to the mouth piece and then sew the mouth down.

To make the Tongue: with Petal Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts.
Row 4. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 5-7. 1sc in 18sts, sl st the tongue closed and FO.
Pinch the tongue together in the middle and sew it onto the mouth piece, under the teeth.
To make this pillow
To make the 2nd pillow: with Yellow & G Hook
Ch44
Row 1. 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook and in each st across, ch2 & turn.
Rows 2-27. repeat row 1
Row 28. 1sc around entire panel

To make the Eye: with Black & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Change to Brown
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in next st-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc in  the next st-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc in  the next st and FO-42sts.
To make the Goggles attach Light Grey with F Hook
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO in each st around.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in each st around.
Row 11. 1sc in the BLO in each st.
Rows 12-13. 1sc in each st around and FO.
To make the sides of the goggles: with Light Grey & D Hook (make 2)
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-5. repeat row 1 and FO.
Roll it up and sew it closed, sew one on each side of goggles.

To make the Goggle Strap: with Black & D Hook
Attach yarn in the 10th st on one side
Row 1. sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Continue all the way across until in reaches the other side, FO and sew in place.

To make the Overall's: with Blue & G Hook
Row 1. 1sc in the FLO in 33sts at the bottom, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. 1hdc in 33sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 3-6. repeat row 2 and FO.
To make the Bib:
Sk 7sts, attach yarn in the 8st ch2
Row 1. 1hdc in 19sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1, turn & ch12
Row 3. 1sc in each ch st, 1hdc in 19sts, turn & ch12, 1sc in 11sts, 1sts in the 19th st and FO.
To make the Pocket: use the same pattern above, since the bib is a little bit bigger on this pillow I worked 1sc around the entire pocket and FO.

To make the Eyelid: with Yellow & D Hook
Ch14
Row 1. 1sc in 13sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 9, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. dec1sc, 1sc in 7, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 5, dec1sc and FO.
Place the eyelid inside the goggle and lightly sew it in place.
To make the Mouth: with Black & G Hook
Ch10
Row 1. 1sc in 9sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-4. repeat row 1
Row 5. dec1sc, 1sc in 5, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 7 and FO.
To make the Teeth: with White & D Hook
Ch12
1sc, 1hdc, 1sl st, 1hdc, 1sl st, 1hdc, 1sl st, 1hdc, 1sl st,1hdc, 1sc and FO.

Free Pattern by Connie Hughes Designs©
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If you see any mistakes please let me know so I can correct them.
I hope you enjoy making this Pattern & who you’re
making it for enjoys it even more!

Connie

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Sea A Poem©

 The Sea©
Poem by Connie Hughes©
The tide sweeps across the shore
Taking the past with it forever more
It turns and spins and waits for the sun
And when they meet the day is done
What a sight it is to behold
Beautiful colors of orange, red and gold
A sailor’s sails flapping in the wind
The sea is his solitude his only friend
Castles rise up and can leave with a gale
So many secrets of pirates and treasures, oh it can weave quite a tale
Monsters lurking in the deep, quietly waiting while you sleep
A writer ponders and children play
Leaving tiny foot prints along the way
Seagulls run across the cold wet sand
Friend to both sky and land
Without warning a calming sea can rise with such an angry roar
Leaving nothing the way it was before
Ships are battered and the souls of men are lost
Into the angry seas their souls are tossed
Forever they become a part of the sea
And like the wind their souls are forever free.

                   By
                             Connie Hughes©

 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The New Kelli Doll© & Devon & Darcy Monkey Dolls Pattern©

The New Kelli Doll© & Devon & Darcy Monkey Dolls Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here's Kelli my newest creation...she's a very
cute and sweet looking doll!
This doll was made by using my
Devon & Darcy Monkey Pattern that I made awhile ago...
I just love how easy the Monkey's were to make...and now with just
a few little changes it makes this adorable doll...so the
Kelli Doll Pattern and all of her clothes you see here
will now be included along with the Devon & Darcy Monkey Pattern...
She is a sturdy doll and sometimes when making
dolls the head can be a challenge...
but this one is really easy, you'll love just how easy!
They can wear each others clothes!
What a wonderful Easter Basket gift for a special little girl!
I'll show you how to make my Bunny Bag!
You could make this bag a little bit bigger and make one
for your own little girl!
She is super cute but what I love about her the
most is how sturdy she is...any little girl will simply love her!
I've made her these cute bunny ears to wear!
Her little dress is perfect for Easter. She even
comes with her own little backpack!
She has a little Bunny applique on her dress!
 
That's right Private Kelli is ready when duty calls!
This out-fit is also included!
She could easily be made into a boy doll...in fact I was
going to make a boy doll...then I saw a military mom on TV coming
home and seeing her children for the first time in a very long time...
it was very moving, so I thought it's a girl!
 Plus She was made with Suncatcher Craft Eyes!
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blossom & Blue Bunny Doll Patterns©


Blossom & Blue Bunny Doll Patterns©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Meet Blossom and her Buddy Blue
"He's the Fastest Carrot in the West"
And they are here in plenty of time for Easter!
I've had a few people ask me to make something for little boys...
So here's Cowboy Blue Bunny!!
He comes with a hat, scarf, vest and of course black & white cowhide print chaps!
Blossom is sweet and innocent...perfect for that sweet
little girl in your life...she comes with a bonnet, 
sweater & skirt that are loaded with
springtime flowers and her own little
drawstring flower bag!
I made them with Suncatcher Craft Eyes in different eye colors...
one purple and one light blue...just because!
Blossom is 18" tall
This little bag is easy to make and so cute!
Blue is 20" tall
Blue is also wearing a holster and a loaded carrot!

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