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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Little Girl Strawberry & Everyday Crochet Purses©

"Here's One of my 1st Published Free Patterns"
An Oldie but Goodie!!
Little Girl Strawberry & Everyday Free Crochet Purses Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

So I started thinking of a bag that would be good for everyday wear for a little girl...

I wanted the purse to be fun for a little one...so I crocheted some little extras!!
The Yellow one is my In The Garden Bag©

Oh So Good Strawberry Bag

Here's Halloween Purse
Valentine's Day
The 4th of July
And this one is the everyday bag!
The Free Purse Pattern is available at the link below:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine's Day Table Setting Cute Simple Crafting

Say "I Love You"
By Connie's Spot©

With things you have around the house.
I had these white paper lunch bags...
left over from when my daughter went to school...
so I made this cute table setting...
most of the stuffI had left over from Christmas!

Here's all the things I used...
I forgot to put in my red plastic cellophane...
paper bags, mod podge, paint brush, scissors,
x-acto knife, double sided tape, a heart shape
to use as a template, ribbon, glitter and
battery operated tea lights.
I traced my shape onto the bag and then I 
cut it out. It was really hard to cut out 
the shape so I cut my bag open and 
then taped it back together...
Then tape the cellophane down
I used the paint brush to brush on the 
mod podge then I poured my glitter 
all over it...I did that a few times 
to get good coverage!

I tied a cute little bow and used 
double side tape to hold it in place! 

It's really cute and I am going to make a 
little romantic dinner on Valentine's Day!
Happy Crafting & Happy Valentines Day!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Free Valentine Cake Recipe, When Two Hearts Become One! By Conne's Spot©

When Two Hearts Become One
Free Valentine Cake Recipe!
By Connie's Spot©

If you love Red Velvet and Chocolate, 
then you will love this little cake!
You can do this chocolate coating on any 
cake or brownie, I used Red Velvet because 
it's my husband's favorite cake.
Here's one without the chocolate!
I made my cake in a large cake pan, 
so it would be thinner and easier
to use my heart shaped cookie cutter!

After I had them all cut-out I spread 
a really thin layer of frosting, 
for my crumb coat.
For the Cream Cheese frosting:
1 8oz pkg. of Philadephia Cream Cheese
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
and two chocolate hearts
to place on top!
Beat butter, cream cheese until blended
add sugar a little at a time, add 
vanilla, beat until 
smooth and fluffy!
To keep the crumbs out of my frosting I 
keep a bowl handy and use the sides
to scrape off the crumbs...before I put 
my spatula back in my frosting!

When you have them all covered, 
place in the refrigerator to chill. 
After chilling remove them
and put frosting on each cake piece. 
Stack two hearts together and finish frosting, making sure you put a 
good amount 
of frosting in between the 
two cake pieces.

I cut up and saved the extra 
pieces of cake to put in ice cream. 
If Cold Stone can do it so can I...
To make the Chocolate Coating:
1/4 cup of unsalted butter
4 Bakers Semi Sweet Chocolate Squares
Microwave in a bowl for about
2 minutes, cool for 5 or 6 minutes
stir it really good until butter and 
chocolate is thoroughly combined.
This cake is so good and the chocolate 
just makes it even better!
Happy Baking!!


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Easter Crochet Pattern Collection @ Connie's Spot©

Easter Crochet Pattern Collection @ Connie's Spot©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Like we did for Christmas we decided to Combine 
My Easter Patterns into one post.
Just to make it easy for everyone to find!!

Meet Zoe Girl© & Her Bunny Buddy Jelly Bean©
Meet Zoe Girl© & Her Bunny Buddy Jelly Bean© By Connie Hughes Designs©
Pattern makes both of these cute dolls and has step by step instructions with lots of pictures! They are both 27" tall...and Jelly Bean© is 30" tall with her ears 
All for Only $2.99 Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included
Pippa the Purple Bunny Doll Pattern©
Shop Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© Patterns & Finished Products on Etsy!!

The pattern includes the doll and all the crocheted accessories pictured. 
Plus lots of how to pictures!! The Pattern is available for only $2.99 
Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included

Blossom & Blue Bunny Pattern©

Blossom & Blue Bunny Pattern© By Connie Hughes Designs©
Meet Blossom and her Buddy Blue "He's the Fastest Carrot in the West"
Blossom & Blue Bunny’s with Style!
Includes clothing & they are 18 & 20" Tall. All for Only $2.99
Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included

Twinkle Toe Trio Crochet Ballerina Doll Patterns©
Twinkle Toe Trio Crochet Ballerina Doll Patterns© By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here's The Twinkle Toe Trio© 
There's Lily the Frog©, Candy the Kitty© & Lucy the Elephant© 
Crocheted Ballerina Dolls! 
One Pattern Makes All Three Ballerinas All for Only $2.49 
Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included 

Kelli Darcy Devon Doll Ensemble Pattern©
Here's the Kelli Doll© & Devon & Darcy Monkey Dolls Pattern© 
One Pattern Makes All Three Dolls, All the Clothes & Accessories for Only $3.99 
Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included

Connies Portable Purple Doll House©
Christmas Gingerbread House© Halloween Haunted House Patterns©
Connies Portable Purple Doll House©Christmas Gingerbread House© Halloween Haunted HousePatterns©
Pattern includes All Three Houses Plus All Crochet Accessories & The Doll House Opens Up! All for Only $5.00 Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included
Handbag Baby Bow Satchel Purse Pattern©
Handbag Baby Bow Satchel Purse Pattern© By Connie Hughes Designs©
Handbag Baby Bow Satchel Purse Pattern© One Pattern Two Unique Purses!! 
Pattern is Fun-Easy! Perfect for girls ages 5 & Up & Only $1.75 
Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included

Easter Peep Inspired Crochet Pillow- Doll Pattern©
 Here's a Free Pattern!
I love this simple pattern...you can do so much with it...you can make them for each child in any color...they would be cute on a chair or sofa...but if your hosting the big Easter Brunch it would be really cute to sit one of these in each child's chair...or inside an Easter Basket!

Happy Easter to All!!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Crochet Pom-Pom Frame Craft Project@ Connie's Spot©

Crochet Pom-Pom Frame Craft Project!!
By Connie's Spot©
Here's a quick & easy craft project!
Make this adorable Pom-Pom Frame for you're
favorite one...or let the kids make it...this is a fun and easy
project for kids...just make a bunch of these pom-poms glue
them onto a wood frame that's been painted.

 I also made a matching scarf for my pup...I used my Granny Triangle
Scarf pattern...I only did 5 rows and then I worked 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
I repeated that until the band reached around my pup's neck and to the other
side, I then worked 1sc, ch2, sk 2sts, 1sc in the last st, ch1 & turn.
1sc, 2sc in the ch2 space, 1sc and FO.

I painted my frame pink to match my pink pom-poms

To make easy and perfect size pom-poms use the Pom-Pom maker
by Yarnology...I love it and it and it cost $9.99 at Hobby Lobby...
it comes with 4 different sizes...and if you make hats and
put pom-poms on them then you have to get one of these!
I then glued my pom-poms onto my frame...this would be really cute
for Easter of St. Patrick's Day, or for any day!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Free Picture Tutorial Granny Triangle Scarf Pattern©

Here's My Free Picture Tutorial 
on how to make this stylish
"Granny Triangle Scarf"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
It's another super easy pattern and this is a lot of fun to make...I had
so much fun making this one that I made it in light grey and red!
The instructions to join the scarf and make the fringe is below the picture tutorial.

Yarn & Hook size used:
1 Skein 252 yds. of I Love This Yarn in Denims (found at Hobby Lobby)
J 6.0mm Hook

I only used this Neon Green Yarn in the tutorial because it's easier to see!
How to make this Granny Triangle Scarf: 

Join with a slst to make a ring
Wk 3dc inside the ring

Wk 3dc inside the same ring

Ch3 & turn

Wk 3dc in the st where the arrow is pointing/like in photo below


Wk 3dc in the next ch1 space

Wk 3dc in the same st
Wk 4dc in the top of the ch3
 In this photo you can see the triangle starting to take shape
Ch3 & turn
Wk 3dc in the first st
Wk 3dc in the ch1 space, ch1
Wk 3dc in the next ch1 space, ch1, wk 3dc in the same space and ch1
 Wk 3dc in the next ch1 space, ch1
Wk 4dc in the ch3, ch3 & turn
Just continue working you're stitches just like this until it's the size you want...for my blue smaller scarf at the top of the post I did 18 rows...how to join the 2 ends together:
Put the 2 ends together, wk 1sc through the BLO in one end, wk 1sc in the FLO in the other end do that in 4sts and FO.
this will make a nice flat seam.
To make the Fringe:
Cut out strands about 14" in length, put 3 strands in each ch1 space all along the outer edge of scarf by:
Insert you're hook
Pull the yarn strands through the ch1 space
Pull it through till you have loops
Use you're fingers to pull the long strands through the loops
Pull the strands tightly around the ch1 space
I hope this picture tutorial has been helpful to you...happy crocheting!

Here's my little pup, well she's not so little anymore she's 16lbs. now...but
just as adorable as ever!

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