Two years ago at christmas I was broker than ever, so I made all my gifts by hand. The two here were for my grandparents.
The bowl is made of the vinyl they sell in the grocery story so your mugs don't slide out of the cupboard, cut into a little sunshine shape and sewn up the sides. I painted the inside with acrylic paint for drama and contrast. I think she kept her keys in it for a while.
The bookmark I embroidered to look like a slide rule, as gramps (RIP) was a Boeing engineer. He helped build the lunar rover! I spent so long on this that I put off the gift for my out-of-town cousin, and still owe him something totally awesome. I'm bad at christmas.