Crochet symbols & directions chart from Craftsy. Good article to read if you don't know how to crochet from charts. It's really a simpler way to work than from written instructions and it allows you to use all those gorgeous Japanese and Russian patterns!
Button cookies - love this idea! You need a shortbread (butter cookie) recipe, two biscuit cutters (one slightly smaller than the other), and a drinking straw (to make the holes). Aww, cute as a button!