Posts Tagged ‘mittens’


This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

For those of us in the four-season states, the temperatures are really starting to drop! I finally broke out my mittens, scarves, hats and other cold-weather accoutrements this week, thus adding a whole new level of accessories to my wardrobe. But, I have to be honest: There are several pieces I acquired years ago that I know aren't going to see the glint of snow. Just like most women, my tastes change with the seasons, but replacing winter wear always seems a bit more expensive. So instead of browsing online stores, I've been hitting the blogsophere for ideas, and these five DIYs are just the ticket for keeping me (and you!) warm, head to toe.

(above) Sew Your Own Mittens by A Beautiful Mess

DIY Leg Warmers by Split the Lark

Snowy Day Hat Pattern by See Kate Sew

Long Pom Pom Cowl via Purl Soho

Yellow Bow Ear Warmer by Delia Creates
(Note that tutorial is for personal, not commercial, use)

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.


Can you imagine anything more soft and cozy than these handmade gloves (or furry paws as they're called) by Sara Lagace? They are crocheted using 100% Peruvian highland wool yarn, so they'll keep your hands nice and warm too. And recycled fur poms adorn the top of each pair, hence the "furry paws" name.

Special Promo: Enter "papernstitch" at checkout in the message to seller box and receive a FREE surprise item. Everybody loves surprises.

Sara has loads of other great items in her shop as well. I highly recommend checking them out.
Visit Sara Lagace on etsy to view more from this collection.


1. Thick Knit Fingerless Mittens 2. Limited Edition Meadow Necklace 3. Molecule Rings 4. Night Blossom Ring 5. Cashmere Scarf 6. Little Horns Ring 7. Shades of Blue Scallop Neckwarmer