16 December 2006

portfolio bag for madame penot

My wonderful intern at work, aka Madame Penot, is graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. She has a fantastic white acrylic portfolio for her work, but needed a bag to carry it in. Crafty boss to the rescue.

The portfolio is large—nearly 13x18—so I gave it nice long handles for carrying. The pocket on the front is just the size for a few business cards.



The tab closure has two little fabric-covered buttons. (Did you know how easy it is to cover buttons? I didn't but it might be my new favorite thing to do.)



Soft wool flannel on the outside and this fantastic print on the inside--an Alexander Henry that Mme Penot picked out. I love that it is modern and sophisticated but still quite playful.



Here you can get a glimpse of the portfolio. It's a Pina Zangaro and is snowy white like a MacBook.

Godspeed through your interviews Mme Penot and may some fantastic design firm hire you on the spot. It has been a joy having you in the office.

14 comments:

melissa f. said...

ooo la la... very nice. and covered buttons? i know. so great.

vera said...

wow. the bag looks gorgeous. i must have one of those for myself! i like the little pocket for business cards. nice idea. :0)

Madame Penot said...

i absolutely adore my bag! thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for it! i'm sorry if i wasn't too enthusiastic yesterday-- i felt like such crapola-- came home and pretty much slept from noon till 9am today! please know that i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it and thank you so much! and now i must buy a red coat to interview in as i can see it will perfectly accent my new bag!! THANK YOU THANK YOU! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

You did a fabulous job! What a wonderful gift--I'm sure she loves it!

sulu-design said...

Drool... that bag is gorgeous. Barry and I are both in love with the interior fabric. The long straps are great, and the business card pocket is adorable. I love how crisp and modern the design is

Kelli said...

Nothing better than a thoughtful, stylish and homemade gift.

hannah said...

no, i dont know how easy it is to cover buttons. please enlighten us! the bag is good good.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful gift! Best wishes to Madame Penot.

beki said...

What a fabulous gift! I, too, love fabric covered buttons, almost instant satisfaction ;-)

Marmee said...

Nice red coat on that model! She just looks like the red coat kind of chick to me.
Love the bag -- especially the proportions.
Good luck to Mme!

amy h said...

This bag is so beautiful -- what a lovely gift. She's going to look sharp in her interviews!

Zabrina said...

Madame Penot got a nice bag for her portfolio. It's fabulous.

sally said...

Beautiful bag. Love all the little details. Dang, you are a nice boss lady! Love your red jacket...or is that Twin's jacket?

And your little candy town is TOO cute. I want to come live with you girls!

Maggi said...

What a great bag! Makes me wish I had a portfolio, just for an excuse to make such a bag. (Well, I'm sure I'll come up with some sort of "reason" for "needing" such a bag. Hee.) I love the fabric-covered buttons and the tiny business-card pocket on the outside-- what a well-designed bag!

Good luck to Mme. Pennot!