Very cool stuff.
yes, my poor family has had to suffer with my creations as gifts. lol! Sometimes I make them something that they REALLY love though... My niece in college was absolutely thrilled with the tote basket I made for her.
I have sold a lot of my handwoven baskets -- I also teach weaving -- but to date, all proceeds have gone to a Memorial Scholarship Fund in my niece's name. I've thought about doing the arts & crafts sales thing a few times, but I'm too busy with all of my other interests. lol! I need to find a "craft fair" that's close to home, that supplies the tables and chairs for setup, that doesn't require a registered business to be a vendor, that's run in the winter months when I'm not golfing or gardening, and that's either inexpensive to be a vendor or where they don't take 1/3 of the sales. I'll be looking a long time for that. lol!
My latest creation was an Adirondack Pack Basket (custom sized for me, of course!). Here's a photo of me wearing it. I made the harness too.