diy Christmas gift idea ~ clear glass block (the ones that open from craft stores) with family picture inside. Picked up blocks from Hobby Lobby - you need a 2 x 3 picture family. I put sand and sea glass in mine. I stenciled family on the glass.
Many crochet stitches are beautiful, but we think the star stitch is gorgeous for anything you want to work up. You can learn it with this How to Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial. This is a video tutorial with great written instructions as well.
here's an awesome roundup of tons of diy fingerless glove crochet patterns, free list - - (wouldn't these make great gifts for all those awesome women in your life?) Sugar Bee Crafts pick a pair you like I'm a crocheting beast!