Tuesday, December 16, 2008

little zen bundles




a few weeks ago my friend robin sent me an enchanting little goodie package of chocolate, tea and a notebook. everything about it just sat right with me, and then i realized these would make excellent holiday gifts. so i shamelessly lifted her little zen bundle idea and went on a factory production run of notebooks. they aren't fancy like hers, but they'll function well as take & toss homes for quick scribbles. and who can argue with chocolate and tea?

had a wonderful evening out w/friends last night, and today is a self-imposed snow day. i'm not big on lousy weather, but once in a while i do like to nest in my warm little house and watch the snow fall while the rest of the world goes about its business.

28 comments:

Ricë said...

fabulous! i love your corner rounder--do you? does it do what you want, and would you rec. it? and what kind is it and where did you get it and how much do they cost? and anything else i've forgotten to ask about it. . . .

painted fish studio said...

love the little bundles! i'm having a snow day, too, under many blankets...

cindy : quaint said...

i love your bundles, they look great! enjoy your snow day!

jess gonacha said...

i love it! you are a genius.

aimee said...

my friend robin is the genius! i'm just the shameless copycat :)

i use the Lassco CR20 paper rounder - about $150 including the die - totally worth it!

Carmen said...

What a fantastical idea!!!

●• Tiny Red said...

they look great!!

what's that vintage looking tool with the blue/green ish handle?
corners cutter, maybe?

Anairam said...

Great little zen-bundles! Tea and chocolate are always so comforting ... Lucky you, to have snow. I have never ever been in snow or seen it up close! It always sounds like the perfect Christmas to me, rather than the sunny (but windy) Christmases we have, with beach-sand all over the house. (But I'm not complaining - I live in a most beautiful place!)

L'Atelier said...

i love love love the zen bundles!
some times... home (snow) days are the best thing to do- so enjoy it :)
and am sending you sunrays from this side of the world :D

Bella Sinclair said...

What a fabulous idea! And those beautiful papers make me want to dance. And such a cute name, zen bundles!

Ok, I can no longer get annoyed at my husband for wanting the latest techno-gadget or buying redundant tools when he is, in actuality, one of the least handy guys I know. Because I'm DROOLING over your cutters! I WANT THEM! I am a self-professed paper-o-file in serious paper envy.

Enjoy your snow day. I think watching clean, white, silent snow fall while you're warm and toasty inside is one of the best moments.

see you there! said...

Bundles of fun! Like others said, I like your paper/corner/rounder thing-a-ma-jug.

Darla

Alexandra Hedberg said...

candy to the eyes!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

did I ever tell you that your shop on etsy looks great? (I'm a bit confused these days)

Ces said...

How sweet! The colors are delicious. I wish we had snow. We have cold rain instead.

heather smith jones said...

aimee- and that's a really sweet paper cutter!
those are delightful notebooks, and i agree, you can't argue w/ tea & chocolate.

i hear ya on the snow day!

Kelly C. said...

this is so wonderful. what a sweet sweet idea. i must admit that i've been lagging behind (or taking my sweet time) putting together little holiday gifts, and you've just inspired me to get a move on it!
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Esti said...

There's something magical and cinematographic about staying warm at home while watching through the window the snow fall :)

Megan Coyle said...

those bundles are fantastic, what a great idea.

parisa mahmoudi said...

They look so amazing!!!
We have snow here,too! :)

e.beck.artist said...

SO great ... i love that!

e.beck.artist said...

it is 70 here .. i wish it were cooler!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is why I love packages and mail! the cards are fantastic! I so loved the prints and all. It snowed here a few days ago. Sadly I couldn't take advantage of the weather and stay home from, but at least one of my friends did. he he he. We won't say who she is."well just go and leave message on her blog and wish her the most wonderful Christmas ever! Please, Please enjoy and tell me where the heck did you get this round corner punch?????? It's to die for and maybe I can get my husband to purchase me one before the poor thing gets me something I don't need he he he.

steve said...

Awesome Aimee! Hey, your interview is up and running! Thanks so much!!!

Nina Crittenden said...

So darling! What a fun idea!

Gracia said...

No one, but on one, can argue with such a combination as tea and chocolate... well... save for coffee drinkers.

Great and sweet little things.

French Blast said...

your bundle looks great!

aimee said...

wowwweee! you all sure had a lot to say about the zen bundles, how fun! of course, i'm so behind on everything that these are going to wind up being little NEW YEAR zen bundles...but that's still part of the holidays, right?

Christy said...

Wow, I miss a few days, and look at all the comments and changes! The little bundles are delightful. Hope you're well. We're fighting stomach flu. Yuck. Don't come near us! :)