This year, I made one loom project and am not thrilled with how it turned out so I decorated a chalkboard as an alternative gift. I'll still give the shawl/overly large scarf will love it. She loves everything and anything that I make for her. I couldn't find a child's pattern for a shawl so I decided to go for it on my own and I couldn't recreate the vision in my head.
Most of my gifts are items that I personalized with vinyl. I'm getting pretty good at it. Next year, I plan on trying my hand at layering vinyl rather than sticking to a solid color. But, I didn't want to frustrate myself and as time was ticking away, I stuck to designs I knew I could complete...one was a little complicated and took me four hours, another reason I choose to stick with what I currently know.
Here are some pictures of my crafty gifts: