Something really useful: monogramed shoe bags

Shoe bags with monogramed J

Shoe bags with monogramed A

Ready to embroider some more monograms but being short of time right now, I contented myself with sprucing up these monogramed shoe bags I made for daughter No 1 and her husband a few years ago. (A requested Christmas present – would that presents were always so easy!)

Shoe bags with embroidered J

Shoe bags with embroidered A

The bags were just a bit worse for wear – well what can you expect when you put shoes in them – so I washed them, replaced the cords where necessary and realised they are exactly what I need to make for myself – though I will be happy with unadorned and purely functional versions which will be miles better for me – and the planet – than using a couple of now quite hard-to-find plastic bags.

For those of you wanting something a bit more interesting in a blog post, do look at the vicar’s blog where he describes what he got up to one Saturday while I was away in London.  (To whet your appetite further, I’ll tell you he helped lead study sessions at  The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum  where the focus was on the art work of  Edward Wilson, Scott’s naturalist on the Antarctic expedition.)

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4 Comments

  1. Posted October 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Shoe bags are indeed very useful. I always mean to embroider mine, and never get around to it!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted November 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      Yes, it’s always the things for oneself that go to the bottom of the pile. However I’m determined to make myself a few shoebags- though I certainly won’t waste time by embroidering initials for my own use!

  2. Amara Bray
    Posted October 30, 2017 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    I am glad to hear that somewhere in the world plastic bags are hard to find. They are still ubiquitous here I am afraid. These are lovely little bags though!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted November 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      We thought Americans used those big brown handle-less paper bags for everything. Charging for plastic bags has reduced their use here (though not as much as we need to) and it’s amazing how we pack handbags and pockets with the things so as never to be without one whereas previously we wouldn’t have bothered.

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