Years ago I taught myself how to do different kinds of needlework and crafts. One of my very favorites was tatting, an ancient form of lacemaking using a small instrument called a shuttle, and using your hands as the 'loom'. It's very time consuming but very easy once you learn it, there's only one basic stitch and all the designs are made with variations on that one stitch.
I still have some samples of the things I made, one of my favorites is a collection of snowflakes that I use on Christmas trees on the years I feel moved to put one up. Here are a few.