I had a pair of greasy brown hotpads that were falling apart and would not wash clean anymore. I got the idea to replace them, but alas, not in time for all the celebratory meals we hosted over the holidays. I'm sure I was the only one who noticed.
I had fun making the new ones. I went crazy-patch style and then zig-zagged over the top of the seams the way I've seen Zoë do. I added some handstitching in red perle cottonfor sturdiness and the love of handwork.