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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Front Porch Crafting Idea by Connie's Spot©

I love to Decorate my Front Porch.
Here's a Fun and
Inexpensive Idea for Summer!!
"Gone to the Birds"
Each piece was done for under $10
The Frames, Bird Houses, Birds, Paint, Bird Nest...
All these items can be found @ Michaels Crafts Stores
Michaels.com



  Have Fun Crafting!
Connie




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crochet Granny Square Pillows + Picture Tutorial

"Granny Square Pillows"
+ Picture Tutorial

I just finished making these bed pillows for my daughter...these
are so cute and super easy to make...I've made a
picture tutorial below on how to do the granny square, if

you've never done one before. I love to crochet the
granny square...the colored pillows are for me...going
to put them on my porch...super easy and fun to make too...all you have

to do is change colors as you go along.







With an H hook
Ch2 (ch2 counts as your first st)
To make the center of the Granny Square:
Wk 2dc in the second ch from the hook.



Ch2, wk 3dc in the same st as you did for the first 3sts, repeat row 2, 2 more times. On the last set of 3dc, ch2, join with a sl st to the first dc, continue to sl st, until you reach the ch 2 space.


Ch2, wk 2dc in the ch2 space, ch2, wk 3dc in the same ch space.



Ch2, 3dc in the next ch2 space, ch2, 3dc in the same ch2 space. Repeat 2 more times. In the last set of 3dc, ch2 and join with a sl st to the first dc, sl st to the next ch2 space. (you’ve made the corners of your granny square).

 
Ch2, wk 2dc in the next ch2 space, ch2, wk 3dc in the same ch space. Another corner is made. Ch2, wk 3dc in the space in between the corners. Ch2 and wk 3dc in the next space, ch2 wk 3dc in the same space. Ch2 wk 3dc in
the next space, ch2,  3dc, continue this all the way around.


(You’ll always have 6dc & ch2 in the corners and 3dc in between the corners).

You can make the square as big as you’d like. I worked my granny square panel until I had 6 sets of the 3dc in between my corners and FO.
To make the piece that peeks out from the granny square. Crochet 2 panels. You need one panel to crochet for your granny square and one for the back of the pillow.

Make 2
Ch33
Row 1. Wk 1hdc in each st around-32sts.

Rows 2-23. Repeat row 1, in the last row ch1 but don’t turn, wk 1sc all the way around 3 of the sides and FO.


To attach the hdc panel to the granny square: with the granny square facing you, wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Then crochet the back panel to the granny square panel. Stuff and close the rest of the way.
 


To make the ruffle.
Row 1. Wk 3dc in each st around.
Rows 2-3. Wk 1dc in each st around and FO.






Monday, April 14, 2014

Titanic Poem©

 On April 14, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic collided with a massive iceberg.
There were 2200 passengers and crew aboard the Titanic for her
maiden voyage to the United States. Only 705 survived. The  
RMS Titanic the British passenger liner sank in less than 3 hours
in the North Atlantic Ocean! 



 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Great Grandma's Cocoa Pies

"Great Grandma's Cocoa Pies"
In the Kitchen
When I was a kid my mom use to make these simple, but
oh so good little pies...her grandmother use to
make them for her when she was little...
I use to make them for my kids when they were young...my
oldest really loved these when she was small.
All you need is a little Pillsbury Pie Crust (my mom made her own)
but this is good pie crust and what a time saver...all I do is roll
it out...place a round bowl on top of the rolled dough...with a knife
I trim around the bowl and "walla" you have a perfect round disc! 
Mix white sugar with a little bit of Hersey's Cocoa until sweet...spoon
sugar mixture on top of dough...add a little dollop of unsalted
Land O' Lakes butter on top...fold over and press both pieces
of dough together to close...you can also make
them with Cinnamon...that's my husband's favorite!
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 to 15 minutes
or until golden brown.
Store in an air tight container...I love to warm them up by
putting them in the
microwave oven for about 12 seconds.
If your like me and love pie crust...then you will love these.



Friday, April 4, 2014

Crochet Doll Pattern Zoe Girl© and Jelly Bean Bunny©


Here is the latest by Connie Hughes Designs©
Meet Zoe Girl© & Her Bunny Buddy Jelly Bean©
My new pattern will make both of these cute dolls!!
They're already for Easter or Anytime...in their cute little dresses!
The pattern is now available at all my Connie's Spot© Shops:

Here's the Link for Connie's Spot© Shop on Raverly:

Here's Zoe's and her red locks all tied up with little bows!
Her little bloomers even have ruffles!
Jelly Bean© loves her Peeps!
 This pattern has step by step instructions with lots of pictures!
 Ruffles on her bloomers!
 Here's the whole gang...the colorful Peeps are a current
Free Pattern on my blog!
 These little Mary Jane's are so cute and easy to make!
 
 "It's Spring...April showers brings May flowers"
 
Pattern is now available!!
The beautiful eyes for both dolls are from Suncatcher Craft Eyes!
Here's her link:
http://www.suncatchereyes.com/


They are both 27" tall...and Jelly Bean© is 30" tall with her ears!
 "Happy Easter Everyone"



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