Instead of buying paper for the packets, I used some old music paper which I ran through the printer to add some holiday graphics.
The packets contain a small ornament to hang on a small 2-foot tree. One ornament per child each day beginning December 1st so by Christmas Eve the tree will be decorated. This year it’s 69 ornaments as the candy cane tree won’t hang on the tree. (BTW, my daughter saves most of the ornaments each year and gives them back to me every other year so I don’t have to buy all new ones each year. And the grandchildren haven’t complained yet!)
Most hotels offer hairdryers in their guest rooms. But many times when staying with family or friends, a hairdryer might not be available when you need it. So when Mr. Aitch and I traveled across the country this past summer, we bought a small hairdryer to take with us for those times when we didn’t stay in a hotel.
The hairdryer was attached to the wall in some hotels but some were in a cloth bag on or under the sink area. That gave me an idea for our “travel” hairdryer.
I made a simple drawstring bag to protect it in our suitcase and make it easy to find.
Two fat-quarters and a length of cotton cord later and I called it done.
Cotton for the outside and a piece of heavy flannel for the inside. French seams keep it neat (no exposed seams). A piece of batting sandwiched between the outer and inner fabrics and/or quilting would offer more padding but I didn’t think of it at the time.
This will stay in our guest bathroom when we’re home but can go with us at a moments notice.
Do you have guests coming to your home during the Thanksgiving and/or Christmas holidays?
I do. So I made up an information sheet with our WiFi password, home phone number, and address so if they need access to these things, they can find it quickly. In case of an emergency, the home phone number and street address is right there.
It fits in a 5 x 8 frame I got from the dollar store and sits on the nightstand in the guest bedroom.