Over the holidays I only managed to make 2 handmade gifts, but I really liked both. First, I made my sister an Emmeline Apron. She really wanted a cute apron. I forgot to take pictures of the finished product at home (again!), so all I've got are pictures of the fabric and her opening it.
She is also a little more busty than average so I used Robin's modification (adding about 2" in length) and it looks like it worked beautifully. I really wish I had done this when I made one for myself.
I also made Jon's 5.5 year old nephew a Traveling Art Show (free pattern from Mr. Monkeysuit). It seems like the perfect thing to have in the car and at restaurants to keep a kid occupied. Jon picked out the monkey fabric. It's a Michael Miller print I couldn't resist buying a fat quarter of while I was in a quilt shop a few months ago.
I made a couple modifications to this one too. I used velcro instead of ties so he can close it himself (good idea, Angela!) and since it then needed to lay more flat, I moved the locations of the pockets.
And now to finish off the holiday crafting season, I just need to finish my Christmas Threads quilt!