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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Minion up, up and away!

I just finished this cute little
for my daughter and
it looks like he's leaving without us!
Another little something for the baby
and Minion approved!
 And again you can find this
awesome pattern at
"All About Ami"
Cute Crochet by Stephanie

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Super Cute Baby or Kids Room Wall Art!

Super Cute Baby or Kids Room Wall Art Project Idea!
By Connie Hughes Designs©

You won't believe how much these 
cost to make...the price for all
three was about $5.00
I was at Micheal's Craft store the 
other day and I found these adorable 

wooden critters and they were
only 59 cents a piece
then I found these frames and 
they were only a $1.00 
so I painted them added 
some scrap book paper
I hot glued the little critters and ribbon...
and I think they are so cute...
some little cars would be cute and of 
course little princess stuff would be adorable...
I can't wait to help my daughter with her baby's nursery!
Here are some other 
Scrap Book Paper Ideas.

Want Some More Great Decorating Ideas
then check this out! 
Kid’s Bedroom Decor Ideas: Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Sun Glasses and Sun Shine Summer Pillows

 "Summer Pillows so bright"
"you gotta wear shades"

I just finished these pillows!
Time to change my front porch with
these fun summer time pillows!
 Had to make two more before
summer is over!
These were very easy to make!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A little Christmas in July

A little Christmas in July
I have an adorable pattern set of
"Santa's Workshop"
and today I finished Mrs. Claus...it's an
adorable set...and hopefully I will
be done with all of it in time
for the Holiday Craft Fair in November!

 The reindeer I made last year...
but he is part of this set!

My Fruity Throw Pillows

My Fruity Throw Pillows
I just finished these little throw pillows...
a big red strawberry and orange!

I really like making pillows
 and especially making one's you
wouldn't see in the stores!
Although I do think my orange
looks more like a pumpkin...oh well ;)
I'll have one now for fall!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Baby Minion Diaper Cover and Hat!

"Minion Mania Continues"
My daughter sent me an email
yesterday asking if I could make her the
yellow baby Minion Diaper Cover and Hat!
But she really liked the new purple
Monster Minions so I had to make
one of those too!
I hope she likes them!
I can't wait to see this little one!!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Despicable Me Cake"

"Despicable Me Cake"
(there is a picture tutorial on how to make Gru
and the little Minions in the post below)

The little minions have helped
Gru rope the moon!
Busted trying to sneak the cake!
I just finished the one eyed minion
last night!

I have a picture tutorial for Gru
and the minions!


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Gru and Little Minions from Despicable Me Cake Tutorial

Here's my Gru and Little Minions Cake Tutorial!
I am not a cake decorator and there maybe easier
ways of doing this but this is how I made mine...
It's really important to remember to keep your hands clean...
and when making the different colors wear gloves...
I use those blue surgical ones. You will use a lot of them...
I love the rolled fondant & Icing colors made by "Wilton"

How to make Gru
(Gru was challenging to make but
the Minions were fun and very easy)
With a good size of white fondant
make Gru's body,
shape it like a long tear drop narrower
at the ends, because his legs are
so skinny and then I inserted a
skinny wooden dowel!
Color your fondant with black coloring!
 Knead the black color into the
white fondant, pull it like the candy
makers do when making taffy! 
Roll out a thin piece of fondant,
cut it to make it cleaner
looking when you put it on!
Wrap the fondant around the leg
portion of the body!
Then do the same for the top half!
With a sharp knife lightly cut into the fondant to make his legs!
Gently push the legs together...
then you won't even see the cut mark!
Use a few little drops of black food coloring to make his gray zipper and scarf!  
His zipper, gently cut the fondant it at the end of where the sweater ends!
Cut a skinny piece to make his scarf!
Place the scarf around him,
you can paint the stripes on or 
 you can cut tiny stripes with black
and secure with a dab of water
for each stripe! To make his arms roll
out two tubes, place on shoulders to
 go behind his back so you don't have
to make hands,

To make Gru's head I used a Copper color for his skin,
you only need a little...a little goes a long way!
 After you make the round ball cut a piece
off to make his head flat on the bottom!
With a tiny piece of skin color fondant place one piece on each side of head,
use a paint brush and place a dab of water on each side of head to secure
the earswith a tooth pick make a tiny whole to make them look more real!
For the nose shape a piece of fondant like a long tear drop,
use a small dab of water to secure,
to make the nostrils use a tooth pick and push lightly on each side!
Make some little holes for his eyes!
 With white make little round balls and
place them inside the holes on his head, with a tiny piece of brown fondant
placed on top to make his eyes!
I dipped a tooth pick into my black
food coloring to make his pupil!
with some lite brown make his eyebrows!
 Brush on a little water and place them above his eyes!
I kept this photo in to show how
important it is to keep your hands clean!

Now for the Minion's Like you did above,
color your fondant with yellow
and shape it like a Minion!

 Then using blue coloring,
make the over-all's and roll it out
and cut it into a square!
 Place it on the bottom half of the body pressing the ends
together and cutting away the excess!
Press it out to make it smooth! 
Cut out a small piece of fondant make
the bib part, make one for front and back!
Roll out two small pieces of fondant to make the shoulder straps,
dab a small drop of water on each side!
Cut out a pocket and place it on
the front just under the bib!
Roll up two very small balls for fondant and place them in the front of overalls...
with a tooth pick make tiny little holes to make them look like buttons!
Roll out white balls for eyes and
secure with a tiny dab of water!
Use a small piece of brown to make
his eyes, secure with drop of water!
With gray roll out a tube shape and
make the goggles, again use a tiny
amount of water to secure!
Do the same to make the head strap!
With a tooth pick poke little holes in the overalls to make it look like stitching!
With yellow make the arms and place a little piece of black for the hands...
secure with a drop of water!
With black roll out a tube shape and fold it in half to make the shoes,
secure with water and place your Minion on top!
I made my moon with rice crispy treats
and rolled out some long pieces of
white to make the moon craters...
I did the same to make the rope!
With black I made the little rocks to
place around the moon!
 I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions please feel free
to send me an email or leave a comment in the comment section...
I love making a loved one feel special...
and it's awesome when you see
a little kid's eyes light up when the cake comes into the room!

I have made several cakes over the years and I have learned a few things:
 fondant does not like water so use it sparingly, I use a tiny paint brush,
store in a plastic container with lid, and keep in a cool place,
Do Not Refrigerate! 
Happy Baking Connie!
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