A houndstooth-check paper bag landed on my desk this morning. Inside was doodle paper and a nothing-short-of-fabulous pen kimono, sewn by May.
The outside is green felt, accented with a dark green ribbon.
The flap is meant as additional protection for pens.
May mentioned that she knew I liked hidden details – and this certainly is a zinger of a hidden detail. An oriental floral silk lining contrasts attractively with the felt, and is also gentle on pens.
The pen kimono has six pockets, wide enough for six of my Penzillas.
Enough allowance between the pens means there’s no unsightly bunching or straining at the seams. That’s good for the pen kimono, and for the pens.
All rolled up and tidy, I like thinking of this as the Pen Kimono-maki. Even the ribbon reminds me of nori.