The one handmade gift I was able to complete this Christmas was a set of bookmarks with embroidered pictures that my eldest son, Skyler, drew of different family members. We met my in-laws from Tulsa in Austin for Thanksgiving and we had these ready for them then. I started feeling the pregnancy just a couple weeks later and didn't have much energy for many other projects; I did manage to make a couple more for my parents though.
This is one of the bookmarks of Skyler and Gran at the airport for his first plane ride. I found the project idea in Amanda Soule's book, Handmade Home. The tutorial features images of the family members alone, but Skyler decided to give me much more detailed drawings to work with.
A little tedious, but well worth the results: