A good way to spend some cosy evenings, when it is getting darker is to do some embroidery. I can really recommend this craft - it is a good way to slow down if you are to stressful and it is satisfying to do something that manifest it self physically.
Here you can buy one of my embroidery kits, it comes with all you need to do a modern tapestry - and it is not difficult. It also comes with instructions.
Right now I am doing a large piece of embroidery for a client - and it is a really something that brings some good in my life - because I am a person who need to slow down.