I do so enjoy working within the limits of my stash. Here I used a stained vintage chicken-scratch apron to line a clothespin bag, carefully working it to avoid the stains and get the apron pocket to peep out of the opening. And I used another page from the vintage children's fabric book on the back.
And when I made the hotpads, I limited myself to my small-scraps box. I sort my scraps into two boxes: big scraps (approximately a half yard) and small scraps. The rest of my fabric is yardage, folded on shelves. I usually put my hand in, pull out a small scrap and see what else I can scrounge to go with it. This time, the lavender with the earth tones was a pleasurable surprise.