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Alphabet/Number Mat-work in progress!

I bought this “runner” from Lowes. It’s actually a 3 ft piece of their indoor/outdoor carpet that comes in 12 ft lengths. It was only about 12$! I had decided that I was going to make a hopscotch/game mat out of it with the ABC’s and as many numbers as I could fit on it. After I had sectioned off the squares and drew in the numbers (kind of making “bubble” letters and numbers that I intended to color in) I thought to myself…”Hmmm….I bet my guys would love to color these in themselves!” And, they have! I also wanted to add animals or items in each square for each of the letters-for A, an apple and an alligator, for D, a dog and David wrote his name in the square, for L, a lion and Leonard wrote his name in that square (backwards!), and so on.

This has turned out to be a great “rainy day” project and the boys have loved coming up with ideas for what to put in the squares, all while enjoying pointing out the letters and numbers that they are coloring in as they go. I’m already imagining the fun we’ll have playing games on it-making them up as we go!

For more extensive directions e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com . Or would you like your own custom made runner? A gift for a mom with no time on her hands? I can draw all the animals/letters and numbers for you and the child can color them in-or I can do that as well.  You can pick your theme and colors or let me do it for you. Also, check out my Etsy shop!



Sam’s Stepstool-Artwork by David!

This fun bright stepstool is unique in many ways-first and foremost the artistry is done by my 6 year old David! He drew Uncle Mel and Aunt Kathy “dreaming” of having a little boy on one side of the step stool, and on the other side he drew Uncle Mel, and Aunt Kathy with little Sam himself! Also on the step stool are a variety of trees, birds, mushrooms, a sun, a rainbow, and their house-all drawn by David himself! Mommy (that’s me) was mainly the colorist-I painted David’s drawings and even consulted him on whether or not to add stripes and dots to the brightly colored color blocked areas. Aunt Kathy wanted bright fun colors for Sam’s step stool-I think we have accomplished that for her!

The steps of the step stool were left mainly solid colors to allow for good visibility of adding in Sam’s actual footprints! Kathy liked the double wide step stool that we made for ourselves with my boys footprints-and both cats paw prints as well! Click here to see our step stool, and here to see little baby Natalie’s Mad about Madeline one as well!

For your own hand painted custom children and babies items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop. I can reproduce your own child’s artwork onto a step stool, or pick a theme and colors and let me do it for you. The options are endless!

Dollhouse/Bookcase for Hadley

This dollhouse/bookcase for Hadley was so much fun to paint! The top left bedroom is a replica of her actual nursery-I also included the dollhouse! Several of the rooms have paintings from classic children’s story books-can you find them? From Little Red Riding Hood, the Princess and the Pea, Where the Wild Things Are, and many others! What fun it was to create each room and add the little nick knacks. Hadley’s room theme is pinks and greens with little birdies, you can see those themes repeated throughout the entire doll house. The chandelier in the bathroom even has little birdies on it! Look out the hand painted windows and the canvas wall art in the house-do you spy any birds? Squirrels? Don’t forget to check out the address (plus 1/2), too!

I can imagine the fun baby Hadley will have exploring this dollhouse as she grows!

Check out the replica of baby Hadley’s actual room-from her hand made wooden tree playset, birdie on a branch shelving, custom birth canvas, to her sweet birdie mobile, and lots more! Click on this link to view her custom items, then click on the one that you want to view!

For your own custom hand painted items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop.

Mini Animal ABC Piano for Hampton

This little mini piano is a true gem. The sound of the keys remind me of church bells-they just sound wonderful! It is a Jaymar toy piano made probably in the 1950’s. I sanded, primed and painted this piano a soft sand/khaki color and a cream/off white to coordinate with Hampton’s room colors. Hampton has Itsazoo bedding so all different types of animals fit perfectly with his room theme! You may note the little blond haired blue eyed girl and boy riding atop the elephant? That’s Hampton and his little sister! Hampton is three now so learning the alphabet is right around the corner-what a fun way to do it and explore all of the animals on his piano as well.

From P’s and Peacocks, to E’s, Eagles and Elephants, this mini piano is hand painted with lots of fun things to find. Have fun Hampton!

To see lots of other fun items made especially for Hampton click here, then just click on what you’d like to check out! His circus tent? Personalized custom note cards with hand cut animals? Baby information canvas? Mini circus tent with lion and lion tamer-not to mention the ring of fire?! His handmade hand painted personalized coordinating Noah’s ark and animals? Much to see, and so much fun!

For your own handpainted custom children’s items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop.


American Girl Rocking Chair for Virginia and Woodburned Boy Scout Box for TJ

Here are TJ and Virginia with their personalized Coffey Creations! TJ has an antique handmade wooden box, stripped, sanded and restained a dark walnut. I then woodburned his monogram and boy scout insignia on the front. This box is the perfect size to hold all of TJ’s merit badges and even his boy scout book.

Virginia’s doll rocker and cushion are the perfect size for her American Girl Dolls. The rocker is hand painted with lots of roses, some bees, a butterfly, ladybugs, daisies and some snapdragons. The back center top also shows off Virginia’s monogram. The seat cushion is hand embroidered using silk ribbon as well as floss embroidery. The cushion also shows off Virginia’s monogram and is surrounded by a frame of stem stitches in a forest green and pink silk ribbon roses. Pink piping edges the cushion as well. The cushion is tied to the chair with satin ribbons of a coordinating pretty pink.

Merry Christmas TJ and Virginia! XO! ILY! Aunt Shannon

For your own custom Coffey Creations e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop.



Sophia’s mini Grand Piano

This little baby mini grand piano is the perfect size for baby Sophia! I stripped, then primed and painted this little antique piano a perfect baby ballet pink then hand painted a beautiful scrolled circle accented with white dots around her dotted French script monogram. I also restored and painted the piano’s keys. This piano is the perfect size for a child up to at least several years old to play with, then the perfect size to use as decor in an older child’s room-or even a newborn’s nursery. This little piano is a perfect keepsake that she will cherish forever!

For your own custom hand painted children’s items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop.

Fun Canvases

These canvases all have personalization of some sort. I love being able to make a canvas unusual and personalize it in some way for it’s recipient.

The first canvas is Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Florida. With the central feature being the new fountain that Grandpa put in all by himself! Making the fountain the center focus made the painting of the house seem a bit more whimsical as you see most of the house as the background, not the central focus.  This painting was done by “morphing” two photos together.

The second painting shows off Virginia and TJ scaling the double black diamond trail “True Grit”! Whew! I know I would have gone down the “No Grit” one myself. This painting was done by morphing three different photos together and using a bit of imagination to incorporate both kids on the same trail in different locations. I envisioned Virginia swooshing back and forth down the trail with TJ ahead a bit and launching himself off of the snow ramp into the air!

The third painting was a request from Lori for sunflowers.  Hidden inside each of the flowers is a different name-Elizabeth and Elijah, her twins, and Joshua, her oldest child. The middle two larger sunflowers are for herself-Lori, and her husband Brad. I loved the quote from Helen Keller, and found it a perfect fit for this canvas.

For your own custom grandparent canvas, or family action canvas, or any other canvas that you can think of-e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop!



Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Ornaments

One of my favorite customers gave me the idea to make an Advent Calendar-I’d been wanting to get one for years, just hadn’t found the “right” one. Karen loved one that was a bunch of different little mittens hung on a line.

I had gotten rid of a lot of my Christmas ornaments over the years-all of the glass ones due to worry about one of the boys getting hurt. So, the thought of doing an Advent Calendar as Tree Ornaments was perfect for us. Not to mention the “teaching” aspect of it as an added bonus!

Each number has a little pocket to place a small candy (or three).  I made Christmas trees, stockings, mittens, presents, and Santa Hat shapes, of different colors of green,  tan, and red. I embellished each item with embroidery floss, ric rac, mini puff balls, ribbon, ultra cuddle fleece and white pom poms.

For more extensive directions to make these yourself e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com. Not the crafty type? I’d be happy to make you a set for next Christmas!

Check out my premade items at my shop at Etsy.com .

Art Kits-by your own artist-CHEAP!

A friend told me about this super cheap art set at Walmart-5$ for all of these great supplies! You couldn’t buy 1/4 of these supplies for that price! My guys all love to draw, color, paint-they love it all. So, I figured I’d at least buy the kits for the supplies.

When I got it home I started thinking…hmmmmm…bet if I took a utility knife and just cut a sliver here (cut a small line, but be sure to press down where your knife is on top of the paper showing underneath), then slide the utility knife along the side to open the rest. Voila! You can now take out the advertisement and insert your own artist’s artwork! Now, your little artist has their own portfolio as well as supply case. And, the case has the advertisement on both sides so you can put art on both sides as well, AND change the drawings/artwork whenever they’re finished with their latest masterpiece!

How easy is that? Imagine the pride of carrying along their own portfolio and supplies with their own artwork showcased on the outside of it! And, another great idea of what to do with all of that artwork!

Mini Piano for Ashlynn Rayne

This little Jaymar children’s piano is adorable and in perfect working condition. The piano was painted a pale yellow and accented with all of her mommy’s favorite flowers-sunflowers, blue bells, snapdragons, and tulips! Mommy wanted lots of fun butterflies, insects, frogs and more on the piano for Ashlynn to find. Mommy also had a special quote for the top of the piano and a special prayer for baby Ashlynn on the back. What a lucky little baby to be so loved!

I also created a fun “I Spy” poem for Ashlynn and her Mommy. Here it is:

For Ashlynn Rayne Brokaw…

See if you can find….

A snail warming in the morning sun,

Of them you will find only one!

Snapdragons of pink and blue,

Of those, you can count way more than two!

Lots of little red ladybugs,

Let’s count them-1,2,3!

Mommy had this piano made

Especially for me!

Black and yellow Bumble bees, 1,2,3,4….

A grasshopper, a frog, a dragonfly, and more!

A caterpillar-with lots of legs-more than five!

Little Ashlynn, what else can you find?

A little faerie under a bloom,

A caterpillar inside a cocoon.

So many things you can count-6,7,8,9,10,

Go back to the beginning and do it all again!

Merry Christmas from your Mommy! 2011

Thank you so much Lindsey for being so great to work with! Have a great Christmas with your little sweetie! I hope she has lots of fun with her piano!!!

For your own custom coffey creations e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my etsy shop!