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Finger Puppet Theater for Lily Sophia

I so loved being able to make this finger puppet stage! I had been wanting to do one for ages when Lily Sophia’s mommy mentioned wanting to do something extra fun for her little girlie’s first birthday! She mentioned how much she loved the Dream Big Little Pig book by Kristi Yamaguchi and I saw the perfect opportunity! Little piggy finger puppets- a mommy, daddy, Poppy pig and other piggies to show all the fun things that Poppy pig tried out while she was dreaming big!

I wanted the puppet theater to resemble the amazing theaters of the past. I made the soft baby pink curtains pleated with lots of draping and finished them off with mini puffballs. The theater itself is trimmed with a lime green satiny rope piping-along the edges and along the inside of the opening of the theater itself.  Jewels adorn the stage along it’s parapets and underneath the opening of the stage (resembling the lighting of the stages of days past). Lily Sophia’s monogram is hand embroidered in a dotted wrapped stitch on the middle front of the stage, and hand embroidery accents the top front of the stage as well as along the scroll designs on the sides.

Now, you can have a great looking puppet theater, but to make it even better, I wanted it to be portable! For a growing little girl, mommy’s love to be able to take things along for their little ones! So, I made lots of pockets for the puppets to go in on the back-with plenty of room to add more finger puppets for Lily Sophia’s growing collection!

The puppet theater is held together by a pretty ribbon tied in a bow, and then is held by a gorgeous chevron striped baby pink and white ribbon handle.

Mishelle, thank you so much again for thinking of me for this great project! I LOVED doing it and hope to get to do more fun puppet theaters in the future! Speaking of which, I’ve finished off two since doing this project! Check back to see my updates as I am slowly trying to catch up!!

For your own custom coffeycreations email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my premade items at my etsy shop! 

 

Penguin Set for Baby Miles

This penguin set was so much fun to make for baby Miles!

The mini blanket shows a silly penguin standing on a hill ready to let loose of his snowball, while another penguin slides on his tummy down the hill. At the bottom of the hill a baby penguin looks up at his Mommy penguin with the snow filled sky all around them. This mini blanket is done in a soft baby blue with a snow bank of white furry cuddle fleece and framed in a linen like khaki material. The whole blanket is then trimmed with mini white puff balls-reminiscent of little white snowballs. The baby’s first and middle name-Miles Garrett- are centered in the middle of the blanket and surrounded by french knot snow flakes.

Miles also received a little hand made coordinating penguin stuffed animal-with the super soft cuddle fleece on his tummy, beak and flippers (the beak and flippers in yellow)! 5 little penguin finger puppets with a card stock hand cut book telling the tale of the 5 little penguins themselves. The last page of the book shows the 5 Little Penguin Rhyme and has Miles’ full name at the top. Miles also got a hand painted note card and a personalized deluxe keepsake box.

Welcome to the world baby Miles!

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

Mom, Mr. Gecko needs a coat!

This little chameleon is part of a set by Eric Carle-the book The Mixed up Chameleon is about a silly chameleon who would like to be like many other animals and less like himself. This  is part of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program-they sell the animal for 5$ and the book for 5$ (what a steal!) and 100% of the net profit goes to programs to help kids. They feature different books and animals throughout the year.

My David took a fancy to his chameleon. He named him “Mr. Gecko” and informed me that Mr. Gecko needed a coat with a hood so that he wouldn’t get cold. Mr. Gecko’s silly little hooded jacket is made out of a turquoise soft pill resistant fleece with a chain stitch accenting the edge of the hood, a multicolored yarn pom-pom on the top of the hood, and a wrapped dotted stitch forming two lines that veer outward a bit on the back of his coat. The tummy of the coat shows off four darker colored teal buttons (so David can take Mr. Gecko’s coat off if he wants to!) and some seaming to make the coat fit Mr. Gecko perfectly!

For your own custom Coffey creations for kids e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com ! I can’t wait to make something extra special for your child!

Skippyjon Jones!

If you haven’t read any of the Skippyjon Jones books-you really should put them on your list! I mean, a naughty siamese cat who likes to pretend that he’s a chiuaua?!  They are a riot for adults as well as children. My four year old has fallen in love with Skippyjon and wanted to make him a “King Hat”, pants and a pillow. Talk about a fun way to make reading come to life! David made his own king hat out of scraps of faux leather by taping it onto Skippyjon, he also made a little outfit for him. Unfortunately, he also decided to decorate his own face with markers the same day……Anyway, the next day he wanted to make a real king hat with jewels! So, we cut out a bit of cardboard, fit it to Skippyjon’s head (cut out some wedges for those big ears), and David glued on jewels and glitter. Mommy made the pants and the pillow with some scraps of material and, of course, personalized the pillow for Skippy. Next, the Skippyjon bed-with a mattress and his own special blankie. (In the book he gets wrapped up as a burrito in his little white blankie!) The bed is fashioned out of cardboard and spray painted a dark brown and has a secret compartment underneath to hide secret stuff in!   Then, of course, we had to make Skippy his very own house. We named it Le Casa Purrito (from the book where the chiuaua’s carried the “Purrito” all the way back to his room!), and painted it in fun green colors to match his cape. Skippy’s cardboard house has two balconies, a lot of windows, a door with his very own doorknob, and even a little doghouse up on the roof. The roof has a “skylight” to allow my little guys to climb in and out and the back of the building is open on the bottom half  for lots of fun play. Oh, the fun things you can do with cardboard boxes! Check out this fun website for lots of fun Skippy games and information about his books! Keep checking back for more fun ideas of things to do with your kids or e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com for your own custom baby and children’s items !

Micro-Mini Accordion albums/books

These micro-mini albums and books are a delight to all who view them! Not only is this a great way to utilize those index prints that you get when you order photos, but they make great gifts. Tie them on a gift box for an extra surprise! They’re small enough that you could put several in your purse (or Dad’s wallet) to show off your little sweeties wherever you go! My little guys love them and carry them around to show their friends. Simply cut out the little index prints, attach to card stock, bend accordion style to make the accordion album, or cut several mini “pages”, bend in the middle and secure with a staple. Decorate with ribbon, adhesive ribbon (to make the book have a “spine”), buttons -whatever you feel like! For your own custom paper products/art e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com !

Lyla Rabbit and Book Set

The Tale of Lyla Rabbit was inspired by the real baby Lyla before she was even born! Lyla’s mother and father picked out fun bunny bedding and loved all Beatrix Potter things. I started by creating some original artwork to go with baby Lyla’s room (click here to see the canvas), and then the inspiration hit! Why not write a story about a girl bunny rabbit?!  Meet Lyla Rabbit and read her very own story! Lyla Rabbit just wants to collect enough flowers to make a ring for her head. However, she is sidetracked by a yellow cat and a stone rabbit. To view and read the Lyla Rabbit Book in its entirety click here. And then, of course, baby Lyla had to have her very own Lyla Rabbit! Lyla Rabbit  is hand made from a soft light brown furry material. Her eyes, nose and mouth are hand embroidered using a darker brown embroidery floss. Lyla Rabbit comes with a pink cape that has hand embroidered flower accents worked using silk ribbon embroidery and regular floss embroidery. An “L” is embroidered in french knots on the top right side of the cape. The cape also has a white satin ribbon tie to allow it to be taken on and off. A basket for picking up Jane Magnolia blossoms and for carrying strawberries also comes with Lyla Rabbit and has a pretty pink ribbon adorning it. The basket comes with pink flower petals with hand painted stamens and four “rather large”  hot pink strawberries with green accents and tops. Lyla Rabbit even has her own mini version of “The Tale of Lyla Rabbit” book. Click here to see the Lyla Rabbit mini blanket, too! Email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com for your own personalized coffey creations!

Cece the Buckeye Fairy, Pillow Bed, Wand, Box AND Book!

Meet Cece the Buckeye Fairy! What is a Buckeye Fairy you ask? Well, Cece is a special fairy that holds a pacifier in her secret back pocket under her wings, and a Buckeye is what Elena calls a pacifier. “Cece the Buckeye Fairy came into existence knowing that she was Elena’s and that Elena was her mother’s peach.” To view the rest of the Cece the Buckeye Fairy book, click on the following link. Cece was named after Elena’s middle name (Cecelia), and is sporting a dress made of one of Elena’s baby shirts. Cece comes with her own special pillow bed (note the pillow on the bed-also made from Elena’s baby shirt!), her magic wand that contains one special wish for Elena when she decides that she is ready to give up her paci, a personalized keepsake box, and the Cece Book. The Cece book tells the story of Cece, how she gets stuck in a rosebush, helps a lost baby bunny find his way home and then finds her way to Elena to get her wand! The story is peppered with special sayings from Elena’s real mother and herself, contains actual photos of the real Elena, and a special dedication from her mommy. I hope that Elena will cherish her Cece and special book for years to come! For your own personalized children’s gifts e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com