The other day I made a few sets of potholders. I like doing them after I've made some more complex pieces, and I'd just finished a set of bears (yet to have their final hand work done, however) because they go together quickly and clear my head. Plus I had a big bag of scraps by the table from recent projects and a closet cleaning, so I decided to use them up.
The featured print in this series of potholders was from a man's shirt that I remade years ago into a smaller shirt to fit me. And then my late 40s struck and things shifted around and the shirt never buttoned properly again. I got tired of it taunting me in the closet and put it in the bag to be cut up, because I loved the print.
It actually makes me feel better - I look at these, all earth-toned and retro, and I don't think of the shirt that I still miss.
I made two other series as well - hot pink, orange and lime green, with polka dots, and a denim and pink heart combination. All potholders can be found here.