I have some trouble with buying gifts now a days. In the past when I was
still a student my friends (and me) cloud not simply buy every (small)
thing that we liked. Now that we are all working it is harder to find a
good present because all the "good" small things we simply buy when we
realize we like them. In such a case a personalized hand made gift is
ideal! My first hand made gift was to my sister, I made her a crocheted cactus and loved it.
After that I decided to give the option of a hand made gift whenever I ask what somebody would like to get as a present.
My niece was creating a "very hungry caterpillar" room for her son and
could use another caterpillar. This was a very easy project, I created
the caterpillar by increasing and decreasing like if making a round
shape. I added some wire to be able to fake crawling position. A friend
of mine pointed out that I reversed the leg amount (oops), well lets
call it creative expression.