I made my first set about a year ago, and gave them away of course. I have made several sets since then for gifts. Each time I make a set I think to my self that some new hot pads of my own would be really nice. The ones I had were nasty and stained/burned.
Finally I got down to business and made up a few sets. This time I kept one for myself. I love them and will try to keep from burning them. What I like most about these is the fact that my hands go inside of them without having a huge oven mitt on.
These are a couple sets I have made in the past. Why not have something cute to prevent burns right?