November 9 ~ Gifts for Snow Fiends

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There are always folks who just can’t get enough snow, whether they’re skiing, strolling, or snuggled inside watching it fall. Grab some cocoa and get in the mood for cold weather today with gifts for snow fiends.

Make It

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Alison from machen/machen has several lovely patterns including this PDF download for her knit wavy scarf, the Alma Park Pattern. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.
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Bean from Coyote Craft (and a current SMS board member) created this Season Pass Holder Tutorial on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog.
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We love how Elizabeth’s knit Playground Mittens Pattern from Crossroad Knits keeps fingers accessible and warm; they’re the perfect solution for busy kids who love playing in the cold.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives, full of tons of sewing-related gift ideas for your snow fiend friends: Gifts for Warmth, Warm Those Toes, Rice Heat Therapy Bag Tutorial and Blankets for Baby.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Flasks from Moxie & Oliver
Caitlin sells some pretty fantastic flasks in her Moxie & Oliver shop, plus lots more (so be sure to browse!).

Mix It

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Enjoy this White Christmas Recipe from Exclusively Food, the perfect treat on a long and wintry walk.

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If you have a little girl in your life, you’ll really enjoy making these garments. The styles are super fun and allow you to get creative with fabric. Stop by the shop to see these and other Pink Fig patterns. Visit the Pink Fig blog to read more about the patterns and check out Chelsea’s excellent gathering and shirring tutorials. Comment below for your chance to win both patterns. The winner will be announced Friday. See the growing list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

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193 Responses to November 9 ~ Gifts for Snow Fiends

  1. mary says:

    I’m defineyley making a rice therapy bag. Great ideas!

  2. Alisa says:

    It makes me with I could knit. Maybe in 10 years or so?

  3. Kimberly says:

    I am definitely making those mittens, I know some kids who will love them!
    The outfits from pink fig are adorable !

    And White christmas all can say is YUM!

  4. kathy h. says:

    very cool

  5. Sarah says:

    All but a handful of my family lives where it doesn’t snow. Nonetheless, scarves make a nice fashion statement here in the South. I’m going to make some of those!

  6. Serafina says:

    A friend and I were thinking of making scarves for everyone for christmas! This pattern is so cute and different from what we already know or have seen! cool!

  7. Erin says:

    I had some mittens like the playground ones above when I was little and they were so great! Now my kiddos could definitely use some. πŸ™‚ I love the season pass holder, too. Wish I were skiing!

  8. Yolanda says:

    I wish I had a daughter so I could use the Pink Fig patterns.

  9. ran says:

    VERY CUTE INDEED!!!! I know a girl who would be even more precious in something I made from that pattern!

  10. I love those mittens. I would really like a scarf like that.

  11. Anja says:

    I really should learn to knit!!!
    But I do know how to sew and having those patterns would be just fantastic!

  12. Trina says:

    Ha, I thought the title was “snow friends” until I read it again today – “fiends” – I know a few of those!!! πŸ™‚

  13. Fuji Mama says:

    Oh my goodness, those Pink Fig patterns are to die for!

  14. Rebecca says:

    I sew a lot of clothes for my girls and would love these patterns!

  15. Lalli says:

    Oh! the scarf is soo pretty. πŸ™‚

  16. Megan says:

    I love the idea of a season pass holder! It is perfect for the slopes and relatively easy to make! Thanks!

  17. Laura says:

    I’m adoring the tutorials so far!

  18. kristine hanson says:

    love all the ideas, I hope I win something!

  19. Kimberly says:

    Love the kid’s mittens! Now I just need to learn how to knit…

  20. Jodie says:

    Thank you for all of these ideas ~ I’m wishing I would have started back in July! This Christmas is going to be very special.

  21. Katy says:

    Love the idea of playground mittens – too cute!

  22. Heather B says:

    The playground mittens look like a great idea for little hands & using up the extra yarn.

  23. Liz says:

    covered button tutorial (sorry)

  24. Liz says:

    Darling patterns! My daughter would love those cute little outfits!

    btw – i just did a tutorial on covered button pony tail holders if you’re interested. . . they are what my daughter gives as gifts to her little friends.

  25. Liberty says:

    My niece would be freakin adorable in these outfits.

  26. Janice says:

    I’ve almost bought some of these patterns SO many times! I’d love to finally get one.

  27. Amber says:

    You guys are just fabulous! These tutorials are all so great and those patterns are adorable!

  28. Susan says:

    The mittens are adorable!

  29. Grace says:

    The white christmas is meant to be cut into small squares, but I am pretty sure I would end up eating the whole thing anyways. It looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe link.

  30. Dawn says:

    I want to try that scarf! I can see all the color combinations now…. πŸ™‚

  31. Sara D. says:

    Love those patterns!

  32. Maria says:

    What great ideas. I sew, but I really think I need to learn to knit as well.

  33. This pattern is so cute.

  34. Jennifer says:

    That scarf looks so comfy! There are so many lovely scarf patterns out there – I’m torn with which pattern to use!

  35. Jayme Lane says:

    The Pink Fig patterns are adorable! I think the mittens are great too…I may try those. :o)

  36. Megan says:

    That scarf makes me wish I was a better knitter / crocheter! Very cute!

  37. Mary says:

    I may learn to knit just to do those mittens! I LOVE them!

  38. Karmela says:

    Living in the midwest, I love a whole day devoted to things us chilly people can use!

  39. NanaSewn says:

    love the look of the White Christmas sweet, but do not know what several of the ingredients are! booo :o(

  40. NanaSewn says:

    yummy on the fudge!

  41. Somer says:

    I might need to learn to knit too!

  42. AllisonK says:

    Very cute. I hope they would be fun to make.

  43. Shanna says:

    That wintery stuff looks delish!

  44. Lil' d says:

    Aw, I’ve almost finished a scarf and now you go and put up a cuter pattern? I’m going to have to try out those mittens for my kids.

  45. Tammy :) says:

    If I used flasks, that it the one I would want!

  46. Maggie says:

    Although, I have been focusing more on sewing lately, I love to knit and that scarf pattern may be just the ticket to get me back into it. It is gorgeous!

  47. britt says:

    OOoooo now i want a flask… too bad I don’t drink πŸ™‚

  48. Jess says:

    The patterns for the lovely, imaginative and fun girls clothes are just what I need to make something georgeous for my fun-loving little girl!

  49. Lisa says:

    I have two small granddaughters who would look so cute in those outfits…


  50. susan says:

    those flip top mittens look like just the thing for my four year old son. thanks for the pattern!

  51. Carrie says:

    That season pass holder is fantastic!

  52. erinmalia says:

    the next baby better be a girl.

  53. Bethany says:

    I love the great knitting ideas, now I just need to learn to knit!

  54. Victoria says:

    Ooh! I have been eyeing these patterns for some time for my girly-girl. And I love the Alma Park scarf! Thanks for all you do.

  55. Jill Kleckner says:

    Wow! I love those patterns! I’ve just returned to sewing after a 9 year hiatus (a.k.a. three kids and three moves across country). I’m thinking sewing may be my venue for allowing me to continue to be an at-home mom. We live in a very small community and I think other moms would love to have something fresh and unique to dress their little ones in. What mom wants to see the her little darling’s dress that she just purchased at the local department store on five other little girls in the same kindergarten class?

  56. Melinda says:

    Those mittens are adorable! I want to make a pair for myself!

  57. Jenn M says:

    Great giveaway!

  58. HalfEmpty says:

    I like the playground mittens too…easier than making fingerless gloves with the mitten flap, but they still keep your hands warm and fingers usable…

  59. Serena says:

    Oh, I’d love to make a season pass holder for my little brother. He would definitely appreciate it!

  60. I really like that season pass holder….I think that it can be translated into other uses….good idea!

  61. indywriter says:

    Those adorable mittens make me wish I could knit!

  62. Kristen says:

    Here’s hoping I’m skilled enough to pull off the playground mittens. I’m not sure my knitting skills are there, exactly, but I can’t wait to try!

  63. Junglewife says:

    Oh, those Pink Fig patterns are on my Christmas wish list! Seriously! I would LOVE to win those!

  64. Amanda says:

    I need to learn how to knit!

  65. Deb says:

    what a beautiful scarf and awesome outfits, I have a new little girl in our life that would look beautiful in those.

  66. Emily says:

    There are so many cute knit patterns! I think I can adapt that wavy scarf to crochet though. It has a cute and contemporary look. –

  67. Ginny says:

    Love the playground mittens! Too bad I don’t knit — just crochet. My daughters would loooove the Pink Fig patterns as much as I do.

  68. Janine says:

    Very cute patterns…I would love! to win

  69. Kathryn says:

    awww. too cute.

  70. Yetta says:

    I just got some fabulous fabrics today. I’d love to make these outfits with them.

  71. Michelle F says:

    Love that scarf!!!!

  72. Melanie says:

    Great ideas! I’m planning to make a rice pack for my son’s leg growing pains. I love the Pink fig patterns, she has some really cute designs. It would be great to have some of my very own. =)

  73. rebecca says:

    I don’t know how you guys find all this great stuff!

  74. Pamela says:

    Those patterns are adorable.

  75. Roberta says:

    Love the patterns!

  76. Marina says:

    Such a gorgeous scarf!

  77. Lauranie says:

    I am all about those mittens! And I am off to learn about gathering from Chelsea. Love this site!

  78. Bridget B. says:

    I love the season pass holder! I’ve really been enjoying all the different tutorials and can’t wait for tomorrow!

  79. Libby says:

    Love the patterns for the little girls.

  80. Alana Jo says:

    I like the mittens but I cant knit.

  81. Grand dad says:

    Ah you have done it again… the white Christmas Mix It !!!

  82. Brandy says:

    I am dying to try the Pink Fig patterns!! They are soo adorable! Love the scarf pattern!

  83. Sarah S says:

    That scarf is dreamy!

  84. Joy says:

    The playground mittens are super cute and convenient! πŸ˜‰

  85. Aileen W says:

    absolutely lovely gifts for cold weather! my little princess would LOVE it if i made those Pink Fig clothes for her!

  86. Kendall says:

    Wow. Now I really need to learn how to knit!

  87. Hilary says:

    I love the scarf. I just cleaned out my closet and think that it will be the perfect 34th scarf in my collection. On my way to 2 months worth

  88. Rohini Stalker says:

    I love those pink fig patterns, and I’d love to sew those garments for my little girl!

  89. karissa says:

    so cute! love it!

  90. Christine Bolin says:

    I live in Florida, so we don’t really have a need for sweaters, hats, scarves, and other warm things. But, I have made the wavy scarf in colors similar to the one at the top, and put the “scarf” on top of my dresser where I see it every morning. I have different “scarf” thing on most of my furniture (mostly because I hate dusting). They go right in the wash and dryer. I never thought about giving them as gifts, but I think almost everyone needs a dresser scarf. Thanks for the pattern. I think that will be the next one to try. Off to crochet!!!

  91. Emily says:

    LOVE the playground mittens. Just may be the first knitting I do this year!

  92. Shannon says:

    so cute!!

  93. karissa says:

    I love those cute pants!

  94. Michele Q. says:

    Oh what lovely patterns! I am going shopping right now!

  95. Kimberly says:

    The colors in that scarf are beautiful. And I LOVE those patterns!

  96. Kelli says:

    Do I have a little girl that would look cute in those patterns or what…random computer generator pick me!

  97. Debbie Kenny says:

    Great ideas, as usual!

  98. Bonnie says:

    With not much time before the gifts will need to be done, I don’t think this will be the time of year that I learn to knit and crochet! Cute ideas though!

  99. Andrea says:

    I like that wavy scarf, but I don’t know how to knit. Maybe I should learn! I wish there was a knit-to-crochet converter out there somewhere….

  100. Jen says:

    I have a little girl who would look so cute in that!

  101. Jacqui says:

    Beautiful scarf, I’m going to knit a few for a friend who’s been feeling down lately. Think it would be a great ‘pick-me-up’. Thanks

  102. Dawn says:

    Pink Fig Patterns = WANT! πŸ™‚

  103. mikawendy says:

    The playground mittens are cute. Those would actually be great in my office–when I use the computer in the winter, my mousing hand gets really cold!

  104. Marilyn says:

    The patterns are adorable! My granddaughter would look lovely in these….

  105. Amy says:

    I think I already have those mittens in my ravelry queue πŸ™‚

  106. Lynne in NC says:

    Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em. Keep ’em comin’.
    Fabulous ideas and tutes. Thanks everyone.
    Lynne in NC

  107. Michele says:

    The pink fig patterns are so cute! I would love to win those. Also great knitting ideas…now I need to practice my knitting skills.

  108. Feather says:

    All these knitting patterns makes me want to knit even more. Anyone in TN looking for a student???

  109. Sandy says:

    I’d love to sew these outfits for my little granddaughter.

  110. Cheryl says:

    Love that wavy scarf! Beautiful colors too!

  111. Vanessa says:

    Love the patterns! My niece would just look adorable in those.

  112. Suzanne says:

    I need to learn how to knit! I love the scarf and mittens.

  113. li says:

    those patterns are beautiful.. i really want to make one for my baby..

  114. kim3timemom says:

    Love the scarf I’m going to have to give it a try.

  115. Brenda says:

    love the patterns!

  116. sonja says:

    Love the mittens – such a great idea…
    I can’t wait everyday for the new ideas… trying to convert the whole family to handmade christmas.

  117. Heidi says:

    Oh my! The little girl’s patterns would look adorable on my daughter!
    I am off to make some White Christmas goodness! And I love the wavy scarf!!

  118. brooke says:

    how fun it would be to make those outfits for my two little girls!

  119. Betsy says:

    I have three little girly girls that would love those patterns!!

  120. Beth G. says:

    I love the patterns!

  121. Tammy Wittig says:

    That scarf is so pretty, and the mittens so cute! I need to learn to knit…

  122. Karen says:

    Never made pants before. Nothing saying I can’t start now.

  123. Christina says:

    awww those are soo cute!

  124. Cathy says:

    The flask is awesome!

  125. Amy says:

    The scarf is lovely! I know many a girls who would love that!

  126. Teresa says:

    The white christmas treat looks delicious!

  127. mommymae says:

    the white christmas is TOO sinful! yum

  128. elizabeth says:

    That flask (and the others at the shop) is fantastic! I have to think of someone who could use it!

  129. Kacy says:

    Oh my! Those Pink Fig patterns are absolutely adorable!

  130. Sarah AJ says:

    That scarf is gorgeous!

  131. Jodie says:

    How pretty that White Christmas is!

  132. Rebecca says:

    Scarves are so fun to knit…you can never have too many scarves! πŸ™‚

  133. Shelley says:

    the patterns are beautiful and I have a friend in mind for the scarf

  134. Katie Mitchell says:

    I love the patterns. My girls would look so cute in them!

  135. Michelle says:

    My niece would look adorable in those patterns. It would be a CRIME if I don’t win them πŸ™‚

    I am loving this handmade holiday thing that you are doing. It has totally sparked my creative juices. I just finished one gift and I’m excited to move on to the next.. but what will it be??

  136. Audrey says:

    Thanks for some great ideas! I like those mittens. And the patterns are adorable — heading to check out Pink Fig blog now.

  137. Erin says:

    The mittens are pefect for little hands.

  138. Maria Jones says:

    I love the Pink Fig patterns! I also want to tackle making that fun scarf!

  139. Kristen says:

    I love all the ideas for Handmade Holidays! They are really giving me inspiration to expand my ideas for gifts this holiday season. I love the patterns as well, they would be perfect for my 2 year old!

  140. Tammy says:

    The White Christmas recipe looks yummy! πŸ™‚

  141. EmmyLizzy says:

    What a great bunch of ideas – especially for our cold, michigan winters!

  142. julia says:

    Cutie patterns! (I don’t knit or I’d go on about the playground mittens, too) I’m so excited to see what tomorrows tutorials will be!!

  143. Tina says:

    The rice heat therapy bag would be a great handmade gift. Thanks for linking back to that one, I had forgotten about it.

  144. Shellie says:

    These patterns are too cute…i would love to make them for my daughters!

  145. Marie Greene says:

    love the scarf! I’ve been particularly enjoying diving back into my knitting basket in time to create some lovely knitted goodies for Christmas.

  146. Mrs. H. says:

    Love those playground mittens!

  147. Tera says:

    I wish I knew how to knit! πŸ™

    But the pink fig patterns are adorable!

  148. Julie says:

    I would love to make Bella pants for my daughter! I hope I win this one!

  149. Margie says:

    Oh I love that scarf. I’m a crocheter but I can knit. That white christmas candy looks heavenly!! I know a few people who could use a season pass holder. Such wonderful ideas. Thanks so much!!

  150. Kirsten says:

    That White Christmas looks devine…the patterns look adorable.

  151. Amy Rhodes says:

    Love the scarf! Thanks for posting all the ideas for gifts. I am in crafters heaven! I look forward to seeing what other great ideas you all post.

  152. Michelle says:

    I’m so in love with the Pink Fig pattern line!
    Did anyone else not recognize a lot of the ingredients in the White Christmas candy? I may be adapting that one! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the continued fantastic information and inspiration.

  153. Debra says:

    I just love the Handmade Holidays here on SewMamaSew blog!!! Thanks for doing it.
    I am loving the playground mittens. So cute!
    And I would love to win on of those Pink Fig Patterns.
    Have a great week!

  154. Kristin says:

    Love the scarf and mittens!

  155. MegVS says:

    What a pretty scarf!

  156. DawnMcD says:

    I love the snow and the gift here are great. that treat looks really good as well.

  157. Deb says:

    What cute Pink Fig patterns!!! And love the scarf and mitten patterns too = } Thank you!

  158. Jessica says:

    Finally, something my husband needs!

  159. Erica says:

    I love that you are combining tutorials for crocheting and knitting this year along with sewing. The scarf in today’s tutorials is really unique. The patterns for the prizes today are just adorable!

  160. Katie says:

    I love those patterns, my two girls would look adorable in them πŸ™‚

  161. Jessy Roos says:

    Alright, I’ll admit… I am the snow person in my life! Can I make them for myself?? Thanks for more great ideas!

  162. shaina says:

    Those are some adorable patterns!!

    Geez. I’ve got to learn how to knit and crochet!

  163. Anary says:

    Oh my that scaf is a dreamy thing…and the best part is that you can customize with your colors of choice…Perfect for an undecided like me.

  164. Lorrie says:

    Those mittens would be so great! And the fabrics you’ve chosen to feature are wonderful!


  165. Susan says:

    The playground mittens will be perfect for all the kids in my life. In fact, I might size them up a bit so I can go play, too.

  166. Stacy says:

    Love those mittens. Thanks for the post!

  167. Gail says:

    Oh, my that White Christmas fudge recipe looks yummy…. So does anyone know if the first ingredient vegetable shortening – like crisco.

  168. oooohhhh how i wish i could knit!! it’s on my list of things i must learn!! i love that scarf – so yummy!

  169. Gail says:

    Oh my, that white Christmas fudge recipe looks so yummy. So, is the first ingredient, something like vegetable shortening… crisco.

  170. Caitlin says:

    I am really grateful for all of these wonderful ideas! I always have a hard time coming up with gift ideas, especially for men. I am really hoping for a few days devoted to gifts for men!

  171. Jenn01844 says:

    Mmm….I think the White Christmas recipe will be debuting in mt christmas canisters this year!!! Yum-O!

  172. Lia says:

    Another great list. I just added the snow pass to my project list.

  173. Celeste says:

    I love the playground mittens–looks like I might have to try my new-to-knitting hands at something other than just scarves!

  174. Kathie says:

    I’ve got the fabrics so the patterns would be wonderful!!! Kathie

  175. Ashley Ann says:

    Pretty scarf!

  176. Clara says:

    I don’t ski or know any that sky regularly but that season pass holder is pretty neat.

  177. mary says:

    If only we lived near the snow!! Those mittens are seriously cute and practical–I wish I knew how to knit!

  178. Josiane says:

    Lovely fabric choices, as always!

  179. Stephanie says:

    Great post! I must learn to knit… I crochet, but I love those knit patterns!

  180. Amy says:

    The Bella pants are too cute!

  181. Anne says:

    Love the season pass holder! Thanks for all the great ideas

  182. Alice S says:

    I would enjoy making these patterns for my little girl. I need to check out the Pink Fig blog because the pictures on the patterns are very cute.

  183. Cara says:

    Yummy – that white christmas no bake slice looks so good!!
    Loving the fabric choices today :o)

  184. betsy says:

    scarf looks lovely and easy to make

  185. marie says:

    How cute are those outfits! Loving all of the gift ideas…I look forward to whats new every day!

  186. Rebecca says:

    I love that scarf, and the mittens are fantastic, in fact, I love handmade Holidays in November. I look forward to every post! I just hope I have enough time to make everything I want to make LOL

  187. melissa p. says:

    playground mittens are a must…and i love the wavy scarf!

  188. craftytammie says:

    Those pink fig patterns are adorable! And I love that flask. Gotta get me one of those! πŸ™‚

  189. Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful scarf!

  190. Victoria says:

    I would love to win these patterns to make for my little girls! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and awesome giveaways!

  191. Emily says:

    Those are such fasionable patterns! I don’t live in snowy weather, but I”m sure I can come up with ways to use these ideas.

  192. Michelle says:

    I’ve seen Alison’s scarf in real life, and it is absolutely beautiful! One day I will knit again and make this for sure.

  193. alisha says:

    I love the Pink Fig patterns. I know some little girls who would look so cute in these clothes!

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