Our oven mitts horrify me. I don't know what the stains are from, there are circular burn marks from when my roommate left the element on, and they just don't seem very insulating. So I finally got around to making new ones, using some vintage scraps and the left over bias tape and batting from my quilt (which probably isn't actually thick enough, but can't be worse than what we have now). I think I'll make a matching pot holder, too.
I really love that our home is slowly being replaced by handmade versions of wares. I get so much satisfaction from that.