I didn't make too many homemade gifts this year. I made this wall quilt for my mother-in-law:I used the pattern in The Thimbleberries: Book of Quilts. I tried to give it a slightly more southwest feel, though, because of their location in southern Utah.
And for my father-in-law, I made this sign:
I'm certainly not an artist, and can barely draw stick figures. But thanks to google images and carbon paper, I can pretend to be one. Even the shading is easier with a wood burner than with paper and pencil. The animal is supposed to be a fox--they see one on their property often--but mine turned out to look more like a dog of some sort. Oh well. At least the arch looks good. :)