Instead of money, I spent time and effort to make gifts for friends and family last Christmas. All patterns, except for the bracelets, are from Japanese crochet books in original or modified form.
a purple flower brooch to match my mother's office uniform and bracelets for friends
An amigurumi strawberry keychain.
First time to make one.
The sewing part is rather difficult because of its tiny size.
glass/bottle holder for my father, to be used at work.
house keychain for my brother. He's into real estate :)