I reviewed 50 Heirloom Buttons to Make: A gallery of decorative fabric, needle-lace, crochet, and ribbon and braid closures you can create, my review was probably the last one posted if you want to take a look. I really liked it but it took a long time for me to get all the way through it because I read it in fits and starts. This is one I really recommend the Kindle version. The images are probably much better in the paper version, but it's out of print and costs 75 dollars, the Kindle version is only 9.99.
The book inspires me to crochet frog closures for shawls and such, so I'm working on a frog now to use in another project and see how I like it.
My favorite uncle can't have sugar, and so every year for my b-day I come up with a recipe for him. This year I'm going to make him sugar free whoopie pies. I'm planning on a chocolate coffee cake with an orange filling. While I was thinking of ways to do the filling, I realized for kiddie pies, you could use unsweetened drink mix for flavor and color. Need to try it at some point and see how it turns out.