I'm not good at all at keeping records of what I've made - no pics, no notes, nada. Sometimes I regret I'm so lazy in this regard, but not so much that I change my ways.
Sometimes with a gift I'll again get lazy and just give the ball band, but most often I'll make a 'tag' with the washing directions on it and maybe cut/paste the photo from the pattern so they can see it being worn/used - just type it up in Word, formated so I can cut it out and tie it the item.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks