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Hand Painted Rocking chairs for Sabine and Rumi heirloom pond and forest themed-custom

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What a joy it was to make these heirloom rocking chairs for little Sabine and Rumi! Rumi’s was done in blues, greens, and cool colors, reflecting the colors of the pond themed flora and fauna depicted on her rocking chair. Sabine’s chair was a forest theme that shows off the bright reds, oranges and golden yellow’s of fall and incorporating the flora and fauna of the forest. I then got to add in some of the family’s own pets-chickens, a cat and a goat!

Check back for lots more detailed pictures of the chairs themselves! Thank you again so much Bettina and family for sharing these gorgeous pictures of your priceless grand babies!

 

Marleys Baby Shower Gifts!

Marleys mommy loves Lions! So I hand embroidered a lion with the sweet baby’s name on a mini blanket with some fun African inspired designs framing it. Mini blankets are the perfect size for covering a sweetie in a car seat, for a toddler to carry around, or for a beautiful wall hanging.  Purple is going to be the room color too-could you tell?!

I hand painted a small paper mache lion to add to the decor and a little stool as well. This time the stool is in a shade of Imperial Lilac, so as not to blend in with the wall color!  The hand painted wooden Easter Egg ornament shows a bunny amidst flowers with a lion nearby.

For your own custom baby items check out my etsy shop or contact me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com !

 

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Sabine and Rumi’s Hand Painted rocking Chairs

These hand painted rocking chairs were made for new baby twin girls! The chairs are both very different, yet similar in many ways-a reflection of what will undoubtedly be seen in Rumi and Sabine as they grow older! I can imagine the fun they will have together and am just thrilled that my chairs will be a part of it!

I like to call these chairs the I Spy chairs because there are so many fun little details to find. Each has a bees nest and bees scattered throughout-learning to count has never been so much fun! Each chair has a cat-on the back of these chairs-one is resting atop a tree branch and the other is dangling precariously by one paw!  Hmm…who will be the daredevil?!

Rumi’s chair is more of a pond theme in springtime showing animals associated with water and living near the water with trees blooming in green and flowering in whitesand Blues. Hers has a mommy and baby otter-the otter is riding on her tummy as they float on the water-another baby otter waits patiently on a rock nearby. There are frogs near-one on a branch, one in the water guarding a bunch of frog eggs. A lizard is in a tree above, turtles are in the water and line up along a log in the water to rest in the sun. An egret is in a tree near the water with a nest above her/him with several baby egrets awaiting their parents return.

Sabines rocking chair is more of a forest theme in autumn. The trees show off a range of yellow, orange and red colored foliage. The animals include a red fox, two baby raccoons on a branch (undoubtedly twin raccoons?!) chickens (not a traditional forest animal but they have been adopted at the Burr Ranch!), squirrels, birds with nests and birdies, a fawn, frogs, a bunny family, insects-ladybugs, caterpillars, butterflies and lots more!! Don’t forget to check out all of the interesting fauna as well on both of these chairs 🙂

A special thank you to Bettina who was so wonderful to work with and let me create these one of a kind treasures for her new grandbabies!!! I am so lucky to get to meet and work with such wonderful and caring people! Enjoy those little girlies!

 

For more pictures of the individual chairs click on the following links:

Sabine’s Forest themed http://coffeycreationsforkids.com/2016/02/hand-painted-autumn-forest-themed-rocking-chair-for-sabine

Rumi’s Pond themed chair: http://coffeycreationsforkids.com/2016/02/pond-themed-hand-painted-rocking-chair-for-baby-twin-rumi

 

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Hand Painted Autumn Forest Themed Rocking Chair for Sabine

What fun it was making this hand painted rocking chair for baby twin Sabine! This one was in autumn colors and a forest theme-see if you can find the red fox (might be my favorite!), baby fawn, mommy and baby bunnies, birdies, baby raccoons, owls, bees nest and bees spread out, dragon flies, bumblebees, and…hmmm…I feel certain I am forgetting something!

Thanks to Bettina for thinking of me with this fun project! I can only imagine the fun these two little girlies will have together in their chairs!!

For your own hand painted items check out my etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/coffeycreations?ref=hdr_shop_menu

email me or convo me on my etsy shop with any questions! Shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com

 

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Pond Themed hand painted rocking chair for baby twin Rumi

I just love painting these I Spy chairs! See if you can find all of the animals and insects hidden among the spring like scenery of the pond. And then, how many of each?? How many bumblebees can you find? Birdies? Check back to see the autum colored Forest Themed one for Rumis twin Sabine! Thank you so much Bettina for thinking of me for this project!!!

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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!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Baby Addie’s Rocking Chair

Oh, I love this little chair for so many reasons! First of all, baby Addie-Adelle Josephine Russell- sits with her back to us on the main scene on the seat of the chair! This image is adapted from a beautiful picture that her photographer mommy took of her. (you can see Sandy’s amazing photos on her site here: http://summerlandphotography.com/ )The little pink dress, the bonnet with the ruffles-too adorable to stand! Then the little bunny stuffed animal that she is holding-this is taken from a gorgeous quilt that Addie’s grandmother (mommy’s mother) made for her! As are the little flower designs along the chair arms, seat rim, runners and the top of the chair seat back.

Also pictured with Addie are the two family cats-Quill, the long haired orange cat, and Lilly the grey, black and white tabby, as well as the family dog Colt.  There are several birds in the scene, lots of flowers, and an owl in one of the trees.  If you look closely you can see Addie’s full name “hidden” in the tree’s leaves on the left and her birthdate hidden in the tree on the right.

On the scene above on the seat chair back you see two “real” bunnies (I’m imagining that Addie loved her play bunny so much that it became real just like in the Velveteen Rabbit!), one bunny is meant to be Addie and the other is meant to be her big brother Mason-see how he is bringing her flowers? Oh, big brothers! This scene shows a dusky pinkish sky with a red fox sneaking a peak through the bushes of flowers. Hiding in the grass and flowers are a couple of field mice and in the trees are more birdies and another owl.

It was such a treat to do such a fun rocking chair for little Addie!  I can’t wait to see the fun pictures her mommy gets of her enjoying her special rocker!

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