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Forest Rocking Chair for Wild Bird Rescue

We became acquainted with the nice folks of Wild Bird Recovery after one of our kitties got to a fledgling bird as it was just learning to fly. Poor little birdie! We wanted to help him, but weren’t sure how. We called the local vets offices and finally one referred us to Wild Bird Recovery. We went in with our little baby bird and met Beth, a local volunteer who donates her time and her heart to helping wild birds.

Sadly, our little birdie did not survive. We learned that early spring through early fall is when the baby birds hatch and attempt to fly from their nests. The babies may not be able to fly well and usually stay close to where they land. The mother does not try to take the little fledgling back to the nest but brings him or her food and waits patiently to see the little birdie eventually fly away. So, this time of the year is the time that the baby birds are at their most vulnerable.

We wanted to help Wild Bird Rescue and thank them for their continued efforts in helping the birds in our area. So, I decided to donate a handpainted children’s rocking chair for auction at their yearly fundraiser. I put lots of birdies-some in flight, some in nests, lots of other woodland animals are hiding amongs the trees and branches. You will even see a bees nest and lots of honey bees flying around.

Thank you again Beth for all that you continue to do!

For your own custom hand painted children’s rocking chair check out my etsy shop or email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com

Step Stool for Leonard’s Kindergarten Class

My son’s kindergarten teacher was looking for a step stool for the students that was wide enough to be able to stand on while using their Promethean Board (aka Smart Board).  No step stools were made in this width that I could find.  After looking at our own double wide step stool, I started thinking…hmmmm…it can’t be that difficult! And I was right!

With my measurements in hand I went to Lowes. I wanted the top step to be about 3-4 inches longer than the bottom step so that it would sit on top of the side pieces and the bottom step would fit in between them. The ever helpful guys at Lowes cut the pieces to my measurements. When I got home I drew a half circle on the bottom of the side pieces (you don’t have to do this, you could leave them filled in if you wanted to make it even easier), then cut them out with my jigsaw.

I then sanded all of the pieces and attached the middle step to the side pieces at the desired height, then attached the top step on top of the side pieces. (I used wood screws.) Then we primed and painted it!

You may have noticed my little guy, Leonard, helped me along the way! He loved being able to help then take this in to his classroom and tell them all about how we made it!

Our plan to decorate the step stool is to paint a tree in the middle of the top step and have the kids each paint a “leaf” on the tree by making a thumb print. My thought is that I can add other trees without leaves and Leonard’s teacher can repeat this with future classes.

Thank you so much for all that you do Ms. Hoffman! We appreciate it more than you know!

Here’s is our original step stool that we painted with the boys footprints and the kitty cats’, too!

 

 

 

 

Kitty Mirror and Shelf for Sophia

Little Sophia LOVES kitties! So, when I saw this shelf with the white kitty on it, I knew I had to get it and paint it to coordinate with Sophie’s floral room. Sophie’s Daddy had gotten a good luck Asian cat bank to give her on her first birthday. So, I painted the kitty on the shelf to resemble her special kitty bank from her father.  The flowers are handpainted to coordinate with Sophia’s bedding in her room, with bright pinks, oranges, and lots of greens.

Happy 1st Birthday little Sophia!

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

Camilla’s Camelia Mobile

This little mobile was made to coordinate with baby Camilla’s bedding and bring in some “camelia’s” the flower which inspired her name! What a little darling she is! Thank you so much Melissa for sharing your fantastic photos!

The camelia flowers were hand made using one of the same fabrics as the bedding. The pale yellow stamens of the flowers are made of a soft cotton yarn.

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

Brynn’s step stool

Check out this cutie making great use of her custom step stool! Brynn had definite ideas about what she wanted-she loved a little cake that she had seen with lime and lemon stripes with hot pink fun dots and yellow and white daisies on it! She didn’t want her name on it, but relented to a fun Dr. Seuss saying for underneath the bottom step. “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet you’re too smart to go down any not so good street!” I love it!

Hope you’re having lots of fun with your step stool Brynn!

For your own custom children’s items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out some of my premade items by clicking on my Etsy link on the top right of this page.

 

Doll sized school desk-hand painted

This little treasure of a school desk has wrought iron scrollwork on it’s sides and a nice warm stain on the wood desk top and seat back. I hand painted an autumn scene with a little representation of pooh bear under the tree on the desk top. The seat back shows a limb with fall leaves and a mommy bird standing watch over her nest of eggs, and the front panel of the desk shows a little squirrel guarding his acorns amidst some fallen leaves.

Whatever little dollie gets this special school desk is sure to be spoiled rotten! She even has a little area to store her mini books or supplies.

For your own handpainted children’s items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop by clicking on the link on the top right.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Hampton’s Easter Blocks!

 

Oh, I loved making these special blocks! The blocks colors were picked to coordinate with Hampton’s room colors, theme, and bedding-a light sand, ivory, white, dark brown, light blue, and the goldish yellow. Hampton’s name is spelled out on the blocks in the “kindergarten way”-with the H being capital and the rest of the letters being lower case. The whole alphabet is represented on these blocks, each letter showing the upper as well as the lower case letter. There are several special items on Hampton’s blocks-a garbage truck-one of his favorite toys, a pie-for his silly lovie nick name “Hammie Pie”! The animals are picked because Hampton has the “Itzazoo” bedding and he has lots of animals on his bedding and in his room!

The animal squares and other pictures also have the item’s name written in appropriate letters (upper case or lower case where they should be!). These blocks even have numbers with the correct amount of dots coordinating with each number-up to 12.

Check out lots of other fun Hampton items:Hampton’s mini hand painted piano: http://coffeycreationsforkids.com/2011/12/mini-animal-abc-piano-for-hampton/ Hampton’s mini circus tent and action figures: http://coffeycreationsforkids.com/2010/04/hamptons-mini-circus-tent-and-action-figures/ For lots more Hampton items enter “Hampton” under search and click on what you’d like to see! His kid sized custom circus tent? His coordinating hand painted Noah’s ark and animals? His special pillow, bedding and more?!

To get your very own custom set of alphabet blocks e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/coffeycreations

 

 

The Princess Canopy at Koreshan State Historic Site in Florida

Wow! What beautiful babies and what a talent photographer Missy of Missy K Photography in Naples, Florida has! And what a gorgeous site for my lovely canopy! This canopy was made specifically for Missy to photograph all of her adorable little princesses. For more details about the canopy itself click here, to see my other custom canopies and mobiles click here.

Also check out Missy’s facebook page for lots more gorgeous photos!

Thank you so much for everything Missy! You were a pleasure to work with and your little princesses parents must be thrilled with their gorgeous photos!!!

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