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Happy 1st Birthday Hadley!

Happy 1st Birthday Hadley! Your Lalee and Grandy love you very much!

What a treat it was to restore this vintage toy box. The box had many layers of paint on it and was finally done in a goldish yellow that had obviously been done long ago. This toy box needed a bit of work, I filled in lots of cracks from the wood separating over the years and replaced the hinges on the inside and added a slow release hinge on the side so little Hadley’s fingers don’t get smushed!

I then primed the toy box and hand painted the outside to match the decor of Hadley’s room. (the Serena and Lily Lola Bedding). I painted Hadley’s monogram right in the middle in a fun french font.

The inside lid of the toy box has a special painting also. I painted this to reflect the story on Churchill’s Blue Willow China-a favorite of mine from childhood! A sad starcrossed lovers story, but with beautiful Asian trees and buildings and, of course, the love birds! I did the painting in the same colors as Hadley’s room-in keeping with her room theme-and think the little birdies continue that theme perfectly!

Then, the surprise! I had been wanting to do a little puppet theater for ages! This puppet theater has a wood base and fabric added for the stage curtains and little pockets on the back to store the little finger puppets in. This little stage has hand painting on it and also shows off Hadley’s monogram on either side of the center of the stage itself. The stage is meant to be propped up on the top of the toy box for lots of fun puppet shows and play. When not in use, the puppet theater stores neatly in the bottom of the toy box.

Enjoy, little Hadley!

For your own custom children and babies items email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop!

Check out Hadley’s custom hand painted dollhouse/bookcase here. Baby Hadley’s handmade wooden tree playset, her Mommy and baby bird bookshelf, and lots more here.

 

 

Olivia and Rhys’s name paintings

These two name paintings were a give away for Missy K Photography in Naples, Florida. I sure hope Olivia and Rhys enjoy them, Norma! Thanks so much!

Olivia loves horses and all things purple and pink. At 8 years old, she wanted something a little sophisticated, not too little girlie! These horse sillhouettes are framed by pink and purple flowers and show off Olivia’s name in a fancy french font.

Rhys loves fire trucks and has fun bright red, yellows and blues in his room. Rhys’s painting shows off a fire truck with some fire in the background and his name on the road underneath. Rhys’s name is done in an Andalus font by MS word-much more masculine for this little guy!

These paintings were done with acrylic paints with a watercolor effect on watercolor paper and set on two layers of cardstock backgrounds, ready for framing!

For your own custom children’s or babies artwork or other coffey creations  e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com  or check out my Etsy shop for premade items (click on the link to the right).

Catherine’s basket

I love the soft feminine colors of this basket and liner! The soft mint green inner liner paired with the stark white exterior liner and accented with warm pinks and greens just scream spring!

Catherine’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in a warm pink. The little bunny is surrounded by pink tulips done in silk ribbon. The tulips extend to the other side of Catherine’s name as well. Catherine’s  liner has side ties of a soft pink ribbon with mini white puffballs along it’s edges. The outer liner is framed in a green leafy trim.

Catherine’s little mini bunny has a dress made of the same soft mint green and edged in pretty tulips, her bunny tail is made of a soft white cotton yarn. A ribbon is attached right above her tail to hold her to the basket to prevent her from being lost.

For your own custom coffey creations e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop for some of my premade items.

Delwyn’s Rocking Chair (Doll sized!)

This little doll rocking chair is made for a special little doll-Delwyn. Delwyn’s owner loves all things fall and wanted an autumn inspired chair. Note the fall leaves on the trees, the acorns, a small squirrel and lots of leaves along the ground of the scene on the seat of the chair. The tree also has an owl hiding in it’s branches.

Delwyn’s owner also loves Winnie the Pooh-who doesn’t love that cuddly bear?! So, I incorporated Pooh Bear into the scene and put a bee hive hanging from the tree as well. A bird also flies across the scene toward the tree.

The chair has the leaf/acorn/pooh pattern along the edge of the seat and on the runners of the rocker.

The custom cushion for the chair shows the same scene that is on the seat of the chair with the tree’s leaves done in orange, red, and yellow silk ribbon. Delwyn’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in a dark brown. The cushion is held to the chair with chocolate brown velvet ribbon ties.

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

 

 

McGuire and her Easter Basket!

Here is little baby McGuire with her special Easter Basket and beautiful Easter dress! What a little sweetie! Thank you so much Shandy for sharing pictures of your little lovie!

McGuire’s Easter Basket is a larger basket measuring 14 inches in diameter and in a medium to dark brown color. The inner liner is a special order soft pink damask twill and has light green french knot trim right above where the inner liner meets the outer liner. The exterior part of the liner has a sweet bunny holding pink tulips and surrounded by lots of flowers done in silk ribbon in beautiful pastels.

The flowers on McGuire’s liner include tulips, roses, lily of the valley, daffodils, lilies, daisies and more all done in soft yellow, aqua, pinks, and lavenders with green leaves of varying shades.  These flowers are all worked with silk ribbon of varying widths, embroidery floss stems and stamens and silk ribbon leaves.

You will also see two little birdies on McGuire’s liner-one is bringing her little bunny a flower, and the other sits atop the “e” at the end of her name.

The fancy font for McGuire’s name was a font actually purchased by her mommy from an outside source. I used tons of little french knots to stitch her name in a soft pink. The french knots give a three dimensional effect and really set off this exquisite font!

The outer liner has a framing of a dotted wrapped stitch done in a soft green and has the soft baby pink silk roses in each corner. This framing is done on the front and back of the liner.

The liner is trimmed in soft pink mini puffballs and has beautiful pink wired ribbon with mini white puffballs along it’s edges as side ties.

Shandy also wanted her little girlie to have a matching mini bunny to go with her basket. This little bunny is hand made of the same soft cotton muslin and is wearing a fancy dress of the coordinating pink damask. The little dress also has the same green french knots accenting it as well as the little pink puffballs along it’s edges. Little Caroline (McGuire’s middle name!) Bunny has a soft cotton yarn puffy tail and a pretty pink satin ribbon right above her tail to tie her to the basket so she doesn’t get lost! Caroline bunny has a silk ribbon rose right below her ear and her features of green eyes and pink nose and mouth are all hand embroidered.

What a fantastic Easter present for little McGuire! I hope she will enjoy this treasure every year for many years to come. Thank you Shandy for being so great to work with and enjoy that little girlie!!!

For more pics of McGuire’s basket and Caroline Bunny click here.

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Sophia and her basket!

How cute is this little girlie?! Always a sweet smile from this one! Here little Sophia sits next to her special basket made just for her by her Aunt Shannon (that’s me!)!

Sophia’s mommy loves the dandelions and the fun of making wishes-so guess what Sophia’s little bunny is holding in her paw?! A dandelion that she has made a wish on! You can see the little pieces flying over top of Sophia’s name (which is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in a pretty coral shade).

On the other side of Sophia’s name is a “big brother bunny” (modeled after her big brother Coleman!) trying to pick a rose from the rosebush for his little sister. I love seeing the back side of this cute bunny with his puffy tail sticking out for all to see!

The girlie bunny sits among lots of other dandelions and on the outskirts of both sides of the outer liner are bunches soft coral tulips done in silk ribbon.

This basket is a smaller basket with a diameter of 9 inches in a medium brown, the inner liner is a heavy linen weave of tiffany blue with a gorgeous coral lace accenting the side openings where the coral satin ribbon ties secure the liner to the basket.

I’ve included some pictures of the unfinished basket to give you a feel for the “before” and “after”!

Happy Easter baby Sophia!

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

Finished Easter baskets and more 2012

Easter is almost here and most of the baskets are finished! Only two left to go-one for my baby niece and one for a local customer.

Keep checking back for more baskets after Easter. I’ve got  some really unique ones coming up! Thank you so much to all of those customers who think my baskets are worth the wait for next year.  I really look forward to making them for your little ones!!!

Just a few notes on some of the neat baskets above-McGuire’s basket has a completely unique font-one that her mommy had purchased just for her! I love the scrollish extra swirls on it-it looks elegant and certainly feminine! The french knot stitches certainly give it justice! Also McGuire’s little bunny has a pretty pink satin ribbon that ties just above her soft cotton yarn tail-this ribbon also allows McGuire’s mommy to tie the bunny to the side of the basket. Since little McGuire is a baby it will ensure that the bunny does not get lost or misplaced till she is ready to play with it!!!

David’s basket is actually my middle guy’s basket that I made him last year! I made these little finger puppet  chicks to give out to my youngest little one’s preschool class. They loved them! David’s basket looked so cute with them, though, his had the most cute little yellow chicks on it!

Connor and Cole’s baskets were so much fun with the funky fabric and the dotted wrapped stitch names done in two different coordinating colors. Perfect for older boys! Cole’s mom has opted to send me his basket back after the holiday so that I can add lots more embroidery-a guitar, a bunny on the sand (they live near the ocean!), oh how much fun will that be?!

Lexi’s basket has the soft pink chenille inner liner with the outer liner in white with her name done in french knots, trimmed in mini white puff balls, with the side ties a pretty baby pink with mini white puffballs along the edges. Lexi is a new baby-only born early March! Lexi’s mommy also wants lots more embroidery added to this classically feminine liner.

Addi’s First Easter will be comemorated with this fun limey mint hand painted wooden egg personalized just for little Addi! Also, check out the one for little Avery done on the pink egg.

Claire’s basket has the prettiest polka dotted fabric on the inner part of the liner-it reminds me of the swiss dotted fabrics as a little girl! The outer liner shows off Claire’s name done in french knots and surrounded by pink lilly of the valley flowers. The little bunny holds a lilly of the valley herself!

Charlotte’s basket shows such a colorful display of spring flowers that it just makes me smile! And do you see the little pumpkin off to the left? That’s baby Charlotte’s sweet nickname from her mommy and daddy!

Christian’s basket is a soft blue and has a bunny under a tree on one side with a piggie by a fence on the other. Both sides have pretty blue and yellow spring flowers and little birdies checking out the scene. The little bunny in his baby blue short alls has a “C” on his shorts to show that he belongs to Christian! He also comes with his own little mini basket!

Lachlan’s basket is the first one I’ve sent overseas! Little Lachlan and his family are currently living in Australia but still have family back here in the States.

Amanda’s basket and liner was the first girl basket liner that I made this season. I couldn’t wait to use the fun fabric on the inner liner. I even edged the outer white liner with some of the same fabric.

Katie and Amanda’s names were both done in a French Script font-it’s cursive, a bit formal, but  fun for girls that are a little older! Katies liner is done in a gorgeous aqua damask and has beautiful truquoise/aqua flowers with the little bunny on it’s outer liner.

So many people were kind enough to allow me to send them their liner “half finished” this year! This way their little one could have their basket and yet I would have more time to finish extra embroidery. Thank you so much! And thank you again to all of the great customers who have already placed orders for post Easter Easter baskets. I am so lucky to be able to work with such wonderful customers to create such unique baskets.

For your own custom Easter baskets email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or convo me at my Etsy shop.

Have a happy and healthy Easter Holiday!!!!