I know you may find this hard to believe, but I forget a LOT of things (heh.). For the most part, if it isn't already in my car or on my way to the car, or in my pocket, I will forget it. That goes for my wallet, cell phone, sunglasses, car keys... I've tried to blame the onset of this chronic memory loss on pregnancy, but I haven't been pregnant for 6 years. Damn.
So, here is an idea I springboarded from One Pretty Thing to help you remember the necessities on your way out the door. I spent about 50 cents to make it - two 25 cent pieces of felt and left-over interfacing. Whoo, cheap organization! Yahoo!
Let's get to work.
2 Sheets of felt
Interfacing (medium weight)
I used two different colors of felt to jazz it up. I cut the first piece to measure 11 x 7.5 inches, the second piece of felt 1/4 inch smaller all around and the interfacing another 1/4 inch smaller all around. This way the colors of felt accent each other and the interfacing stays tucked inside and out of sight.
Sew around the edges. (**if you're not hot on sewing, just buy fusible interfacing and skip this part. Just pull out your iron and go)
Since I have small, lever-style door handles rather than a knob, I used the spool of thread as a guide for my hole.
I like it a little "wonky" so I chose a contrasting thread and went over the seams several times.
Now, fold up the bottom about 3 1/2 inches to form a pocket and sew. (**If you are anti-sewing machine and used the fusible interfacing, you can whip stitch the sides with a needle and thread.)
Hot glue a few buttons left over from your ribbon flowers onto the edge to jazz it up and you're done.
You're going to look so smart walking around town with your wallet/cell phone/sunglasses/car keys!