I love giving and getting home-made presents. Often they don't cost much to make (except if you count your labour at say, $50 per hour - now they're expensive!) My sister Jeannie told me not to show anyone her craftsmanship, but I love this crocheted cup too much.
Got this lovely hand carved Indian stamp for my birthday. Printed and sewed up a sweet tea-towel for Kia that really is a one-off. (I have a very short attention span and only made one!)
Flaws are part of the charm of handmade pressies - they're living proof that this is not a mass-produced item!
Why not have a shot at this little make-up bag? There's a great little tutorial here at Three Bears.