I don’t know about anyone else, but I started working on my Christmas gift list just before the beginning of April.
Years ago my mom worked in a craft store. It was a Piece Goods Shop (are those still around?) One of the managers there was a young woman named Nicole, who really should have been a designer. I swear she could look at anything and make it into something beautiful and usable. She could take lace and sew it to the edge of cheap white socks or cut a t-shirt and add a Chintz skirt to it, or wrap fabric around a garage sale lamp and make it look like a decorator item. The lady was amazing and try as I might my projects never resembled anything of her craftiness.
Browsing Crochet Pattern Central when I was looking for a trim for the Easter Chick Hat that I crochet for Brady I found this idea to spruce up those cheap little magic gloves with crochet thread. It reminds me so much of something Nicole would make and it may be something I can handle since it does not require sewing!!
My girls love those little Stretch Gloves because they fit into a pocket and I love them because you can pick up two pairs for a buck at the Dollar Tree. This pattern to add crochet trim to Magic Stretch Gloves is here: http://shala-beads.livejournal.com/109358.html