Every once in a blue moon I get invited to go somewhere fancy in the dead of winter and I need to bring my shoes in a bag because I have to wear boots to and from. But my bag is always one of those embarrassing plastic grocery bags. After one such event - when I literally cringed as I retrieved my party shoes from a tacky plastic bag - I vowed to make myself a really pretty one.
This is that very bag.
And guess what ... I've never used it! LOL! (You can tell I meant to keep it because I didn't bother changing the bobbin thread from taupe to purple when I stitched the casing channel ... you can see it in the 3rd photo.)
I stitched the shoes from a Yoko Saito embroidery pattern. (I wish I owned such a pair.) Both the check and floral fabrics are vintage Laura Ashley and it's fully lined with a Meg Hawkey print ... she is one of my embroidery idols. It measures 11 1/2" (when the bag is closed) x 6" (circular bottom).
This auction end July 5th at 6:00 pm MST. Shipping is extra. I'll send a PayPal invoice to the winning bidder.