I can't tell you how many times I've reached for my pot holders and thought, "Gosh, I need to make some new ones." I'm partial to the denim pot holders for their ability to stand up to everything I can dish up and dish out of my kitchen. They remind me of my loved ones too because they are made from pieces of their old jeans. This time I recycled the pockets along with the legs of denim. I had the idea that I could slip my hands into the pockets, but honestly these particular pockets are too small for my hands. They must have been kids jeans -- little butts. Still, I like that extra barrier the pockets give against heat and they look cute too.
I reclaimed some denim for bibs for Little Boy Blue. He's six months old now and is gobbling up solid foods so he needs some hearty protection from all that dribbles out of his mouth. These ought to do the trick. There are tons of bib patterns out there, but this is the one that I tend to make the most. I use a ponytail elastic for the button loop and put a big button on the other side.