Handmade Christmas

I’ve been waiting for the last gifts to be gifted and received to post the projects I made for the holidays.

Cigar Box turned Correspondence Kit for Colleen

Cigar Box turned Correspondence Box

Cigar Box turned Correspondence Box

Cigar Box turned Correspondence Box

Cigar Box turned Correspondence Box

With much thanks to Kinchie for nudging me along to get this done and helping with the details!

Tea Towel Headbands, which I put together with help of my mama. (God bless her patience. I hate turning tiny things like this.) I love the idea of having a little towel on your brow when you are working out, gardening or running down the field playing frisbee. You want to look cute, but you don’t want your hair in your eyes. And if it sucks up a little “glisten” along the way, even better.

Tea towel headbands

Tea Towel Headbands

These were paired with my 2008 Christmas music mix. If one doesn’t get you out on your bike, hopefully the other does.

And finally, Amy Butler wide leg jammie pants. I made these in fleece and added a t-shirt to make pajama sets for eight friends.

Amy Butler wide leg pants -- fleece

Amy Butler wide leg pants -- fleece

Amy Butler wide leg pants -- fleece

And to all a good night! The Christmas tree is down, the Valentine’s heart is going on the front door and I’m looking forward to a rockin’ 2009.



28 Replies to “Handmade Christmas”

  1. love the presents! looks like you got through your holidays with the maximum number of handmade presents you could give! i always aspire to this level of craft for gifting, and i’m getting closer and closer!

  2. I love the cigar box correspondence kit! This is the perfect gift idea for my niece since she loves to write and I love to get letters. 🙂 It’s going on my list of 2009 Christmas gifts.

  3. You are a machine! What wonderful, thoughtful gifts you gave! And this doesn’t even include your gifts of food! Awesome! Pat yourself on the back!

    Is this too many exclamation points for Kelli?? NO!!!

  4. What awesome gifts Kelli! Those headbands are perfect for working out (but they are almost too pretty!). I love the cigar box correspondence kit–having everything you need beautifully organized in one spot to complete a task definitely appeals to my OCD critical care sensibilities. 🙂 Bravo. Again.
    You are my muse, Kelli.
    Finally finished the felt juggling balls, and after I finish making that hoodie for Mark, I can’t wait to acquire some cute tea-towels and give a go at it!

  5. Happy New Year Kelli! Wow, what great gifts! I love the cigar box correspondence kit. I am going to make one for my grandma for Mothers Day. She writes me weekly and I think she’ll really enjoy a kit of her own. Is that a stamp set and ink pad I see on the side?

    Right back at you on having a rockin’ 2009!

  6. Great handmade gifts Kelli. They are all very creative and useable. I love the use of the cigar box. I beliee I still have some stored away I have had for quite afew years. I used to line them inside with velvet and make jewlery/catych all boxes out of them. I really like the correspondance kit idea though and have someone in mind I know would appreciate and use one. Thanks again for the inspriation!

  7. Hi Kelli,
    I wish you have a wonderful 2009 and keep inspiring so many people like you have in the past.
    I also wanted to share a little trick, when you sew something like a head band or a strip that is hard to turn around, sew a piece of fabric or bias tape to the end and then use it to pull it and turn it around. When you’re done cut the threads to take the tape out and it’s ready to be used again! I just learned that from my crafty sister in law:)

  8. Goodness, Ms Thing! Look at you go! What fantastic gifts you turned out. I cannot believe you cranked out EIGHT PAIR of those pants. That’s an accomplishment in and of itself.

  9. You sewing fool! I know you were busy but, WOW, you were busy with a capital B!!!
    The headbands are so cute and what a great idea to use cute tea towels! I saw the pix of your bro wearing his lounge pants in a previous post and they look great! Great job!

  10. Oh I just love the pjs!! I really need to try this sewing thing. Kelsey begs me to sew with her. I just have NO CLUE!! I’m so excited for v-day and looking for a cute project to do. THose pjs just might be the thing!I got my hand on 5 cigar boxes right before xmas and I’m just waiting for an idea to pop out so I can do something with them. They are beautiful so I hate to do anything to them!

  11. I love the cigar box kit. That is a fantastic idea. Where did you find the wooden cigar box? I’m thinking this would be a great gift to make and send to a friend of mine in Mexico.

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