Talking about "homemade" gifts.. I have to show this... And brag a bit about my Mom... Just have to show this picture of what my Mom made for Bree. She literally made this 3 times switching fabrics out and such in order to get it to look more like Bree's mare, Tess. It is just awesome. This is one 'discipline' of crafting that I do not do (well, a little bit - as in quilts - but, nothing absolutely nothing like this). I am in such awe of her (Mom is 76). This is all done by cutting out little pieces of fabric with the shapes and piecing them together and then sewing them together and layering and such to get the 3D effect. After that, the inner border is added, then the outer border then the backing and the lining fabric. Once that is all put together you have to quilt it (thankfully she does this by doing free motion quilting on her machine and not by hand). It took her over a year to get it 'right' in her mind!