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Claire’s Basket

I loved working on this fun basket for baby Claire! Claire has an extra large basket-14 inches in diameter-for the Easter bunny to fill! Her name is done in lots of aqua french knots in a French script. A little bunny sits under a Jane Magnolia tree blossoming with pink blooms while a nest with two baby birdies and a mommy birdy are all perched in the tree above the girlie bunny’s head. The little bunny sits amidst pale turquoise and pink tulips and holds one in its paws. A birdie is flying over to the bunny to give her a pretty pink flower and another birdie sits on the “E” in Claire’s name. This liner’s front is filled with a plethora of different flowers-roses of pink, dark pink and white, lillies of white with hot pink stamens, light pink lillies, lillies of the valley, pink daisyish flowers, and several more. Don’t forget to look for the hummingbird above the white lilly!

The liner is trimmed in mini white puffballs and has pretty white french knots in a border above the scene on the soft tiffany blue interior liner. The side ties of this liner are a wired soft pink wide ribbon with white mini puffball edging.

Happy Easter baby Claire! You have a very special Grandmother-thank you so much Laura for being so fantastic to work with!

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

 

 

2012 Finished Easter Baskets

What a privelege to work on these fantastic baskets! I have so enjoyed making these treasures for these special little guys and girlies!

The aqua basket for Eibhleann’s was actually one of my first baskets from last year! I stitched her name in a wrapped straight stitch to give it a bit more depth so it would really stand out against the aqua and white print. I am so happy that this little basket and bunny have found a loving home! Note the little bunny has an “E”  on her little dress, too! I love this little girl’s name-her mommy says it is Gaelic and pronounced “Ave-lynn”-how cool is that?!

Mary Kathryn, Cooper and Maggie are little triplets! Wow! I bet mom Pascha has her hands full with these little ones! I loved doing Coopers basket and adding-if you look closely-a little green inchworm among the eggs! Pascha wanted the buttons on all three with the cording to coordinate all three baskets, as well as the french knot upper border and the broken line botton stitch framing the hand embroidered bunnies and scenes. I LOVE them! I have so much fun doing all the different flowers in silk ribbon and I especially love doing the boy bunnies-having three boys myself!!

Sutton’s basket is the first basket I’ve made with the button “tabs”. I love the look of this basket with it’s light blue fabric edging the bottom of the white exterior liner. Sutton’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch and has a little boy bunny on it’s left with eggs hidden in the grass on either side of his name.

Please keep checking back for lots more baskets this year. I have some really unique ones coming up that I can’t wait to get started on! Thanks to all of my fantastic customers for letting me make your little lovies these baskets. I am so lucky to be able to do what I love!!!

And a special thanks to all of my customers who feel that my baskets and liners are worth the wait! If you would like to order a basket and are able to wait till after Easter this year, I would LOVE to make it for you! Contact me at my e-mail shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or convo me at my Etsy shop.  

 

 

 

Baby Isabella’s Big Basket

This is the first extra large basket I’ve ever done! It measures 16 inches in diameter and is 5 inches deep. Isabella’s mommy and daddy are going to be able to fit a lot of goodies in this basket for her!

Isabella’s liner is done in a soft pink chenille on the inside and a soft white cotton for the exterior liner. The outer liner shows off Isabella’s name in french knots and a white and ivory bunny on the left. Of all the hand embroidered details I loved being able to do the little butterflies,birdies, and the hidden hot pink lady bug the most (can you find it?)! The front of the liner shows off a plethora of flowers in silk ribbon embroidery. From roses in shades of pink, turquoise, and pale yellow, tulips in yellow and aqua,  lilies in purple and pink, wild flowers in lavender and hot pink, lily of the valley and lots more!

Isabella’s liner has side ties of a soft pink wired ribbon with mini puffballs along it’s edges. The outer liner is also trimmed in mini white puffballs.

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

Sneak peak! Baby boy Basket and Liner

I just love this liner! I’d been wanting to try out some wheat stalks and cattails with a little boy bunny for a while! What a perfect color combination for the sands and light khaki’s of this liner. The inner bottom of the liner is a soft furry darker khaki, the inner fabric that extends a bit to the outside of the basket is a light sandy khaki linen fabric, and the exterior liner is a wonderful white muslin.

This basket is a gift so I can’t show the whole thing-don’t want to ruin a surprise! But, the name is done in all french knots (love it!) and to the name’s left sits a little boy bunny holding a little birdie. The bunny sits amongst cattails, more birdies and some wheat stalks. To the right of the little boy’s name the scene continues with more cattails, a tree with leaves done in silk ribbon, more birdies and some baby birdies in the nest! Underneath the tree sits a little squirrel holding an acorn with a few more acorns scattered about. The side ties of the liner are a gorgeous fawn velvet. The exterior liner bottom is trimmed in chocolate mini puffballs and the upper part of the exterior liner has a trim of french knots. These hand embroidered details were a joy to do! What fun!

Check back for the “full picture” after the gift has been received!

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

 

 

First Girl Custom Easter Basket and Liner of 2012-for baby Alli Claire!

Oh my goodness! I swear I think my favorite thing is to be able to make such fun coordinating items! Not only do I love the girlie basket and liner but to be able to make the mini bunny with her own mini basket! Way too much fun!!!

This custom liner for baby Alli Claire has a pretty hot pink and white floral design soft cotton inside and a soft white cotton on the outside. The exterior liner features a mostly white hand embroidered bunny holding flowers and surrounded by lots of flowers as well. Alli Claire’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in the same hot pink color. Some of the flowers you will see on Alli’s liner include daisies-mommy’s favorite, tulips, roses, lilly of the valley, snapdragons…hmmm..have I forgotten anything?! Oh, I love the purple wild flowers! And don’t forget the little turquoisey blue birds perched on Alli’s name. One is bringing her little bunny a daisy!

Alli’s basket is also hand painted a soft turquoisey aqua and the liner has fabric side ties of the same hot pink and white patterened fabric as the inner liner.

And, oh, the little mini bunny…I think my favorite part is her fabric rose on the back of her dress! Her dress is made of the same fabric as the inner liner of Alli’s basket. The mini bunny’s dress (like Alli’s basket) is trimmed in  mini white puffballs and has gathered soft pleating on the front bodice falling away to a whimsically long sundress.I can just see the little bunny twirling around in her dress!  The bunny’s features are hand embroidered and she has a silk ribbon hot pink flower embroidered in her “hair” right below one of her ears. Little Mini bunny also has her own basket-of course! Her little basket is made of the same fabrics as Alli Claire’s as well, the white soft cotton and the hot pink printed fabric. The mini basket has a silk ribbon flower just like the one in the bunny’s hair right on it’s center front. The bunny’s tail is made of a soft white cotton yarn.

Right now little Alli is a baby-but I can just imagine the fun she’ll have playing with her little bunny and  mini basket when she gets older! Jelly beans will fit perfectly in it! The bunny should get a few treats, too, I think!

Have a great first Easter baby Alli!

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

 

 

Custom Easter Basket and Liner for William Roland

I loved making this special liner for baby William Roland-his mother’s name is Rosalyn (hence the roses!) and his father is a professional musician-thus the acoustic guitar! My favorite part of doing these fun Easter baskets and liners is being able to make them so personal for the child and family. I can only imagine the fun little “Liam” will have over the years collecting Easter eggs as he grows.

Liam’s liner is made of a soft sage gingham-inside and out. The outer liner shows off a little bunny holding a carrot as he sits under a small tree with dark green silk ribbon hand embroidered leaves. Underneath the tree hiding in the grass are several Easter eggs. On the right of Liam’s full name (Liam is his nick name!)-William Roland- is an acoustic guitar leaning up against the end of his name, then a rosebush showing off an array of red, yellow, and pink roses of different sizes. The rosebush also has silk ribbon leaves and some stems and rosebuds hiding here and there.  William Roland’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in a warm chocolate brown. To the right and above the rosebush a light blue bird is in flight, and another little light blue bird is perched on one of the letters in William Roland’s name.

The basket’s liner is held together at the sides with brown buttons and loops of brown cording. The liner is trimmed in light blue mini puffballs and the upper part of the outside liner has a trim of coordinating light blue french knots.

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

Valentine Marshmallow Treats

These treats taste just as sweet as they look-and they are easy enough for a 5 (or 6 ) year old to make!

I use vanilla melts (from Joann’s in their baking section, Walmart in their craft/wedding area, or your grocery store), marshmallows (honestly buy the more expensive ones(or at least not the cheapest!), the cheap ones are usually smushed and don’t look nearly as nice when finished-and are more difficult to work with because they don’t stand up right!), and valentine colored nonpareils.

1. Melt vanilla melts in a pie plate (or a regular sized glass plate) in 50 second intervals in a microwave. Try not to over melt as they tend to get clumpy. The best melt is when it is just barely melted enough-they cover very smoothly and dry nicely.

2. Dip the top of the marshmallow into the melted vanilla melts, then dip into the nonpareils and place onto a piece of wax paper to let dry (harden). You can also set the marshmallow down and then sprinkle the tops of them with the nonpareils if you prefer.

3. Wait till they dry and voila! Adorable, too delicious and a perfect valentine treat!

To check out our Mother’s Day variations of the marshmallow melts in peanut butter and milk chocolate flavors-click here. These were my then 5 year old’s idea-“Mom, can we make marshmallows with sprinkles?” Hmmmmm, I thought, I think we can!

First Custom Boy Basket of 2012 for Jamie

Check out little Jamie getting ready for the Easter Bunny! I love to see that he is already enjoying his custom Coffey Creation!!! And check out the lashes on this cutie-ah, to have those myself!

Jamie’s liner is made with three different fabrics-a soft sagey green pill resistant fleece on the inner bottom part of the liner, a stripey fabric on the inner liner that extends out a bit and the exterior liner is a brighter sagey green that coordinates nicely with the other fabrics. The outer liner shows off a mostly white bunny hand embroidered with carrots and lots of Easter eggs hiding in the grass.  Jamie’s name is done in a wrapped dotted stitch of a warm brown to coordinate with the chocolate brown velvet ties on the sides. On the right of Jamie’s name is a tree with silk ribbon embroidered leaves . But, don’t forget the little grey puppy beside of Jamie’s name-just like Jamie’s at home! Hanging from the tree is a bee hive-you may have noticed the little bees flying across the liner above Jamie’s name. And, very fitting for spring, daffodils also adorn the liner on both sides in a soft yellow that also coordinates nicely with the stripey fabric on the inner liner. There are even a few cattails beside the bunny! The upper part of the outer liner is trimmed in chocolate french knots and the liner’s edge is trimmed in chocolate mini puffballs.

I so love being able to make such personal keepsakes for little guys and girls! To be able to include the family puppy just makes it even more personal for little Jamie! Have a great Easter Jamie!

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

P.S. I just had to put our new little kitty in the photos-he is everywhere and just loves to follow us around no matter what we are doing!!!