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est. 2007

Bird is the word: the winners!

AndTheWinnersAre
A big thank you to everyone who entered my blogiversary giveaways. You know the cliche about wishing you could give everyone a prize? Well, it's true. Your comments were truly inspired, and even Rob Ryan (who, like me, read every single one) was "a trifle overwhelmed". So there.

I chose all the winners via a random number generator at www.random.org, and have posted the screen captures below. I was planning to do this in a far more creative way. In fact, I was hoping that Woody, the family galah, would pick the winners out of a hat. Don't laugh – one year he picked the Melbourne cup winner! But unfortunately he was having a bit of a diva moment, and when he wasn't flying at my father-in-law who was trying to film the process, he was chewing the hat. Eventually he stormed off in protest.

Anyway, I'm sure you want me to get onto the winners, so here they are (some of your forgot to include your email address, so please email me your details asap!):

RndNumbers_GemmaJones

Gemma Jones prints
Winners: 41, 10, 4, 21, 43, 33, 23, 5, 20, 32
4: Page Smith (Page, please email me with your address!)
5: Rhianne
10: jenny wren
20: Karen
21: Cath W (Cath, please email me with your address!)
23: Delicious Industries
32: Cara @ Turvys (Cara, please email me with your address!)
33: Sara Jeanne (Sara Jeanne, please email me with your address!)
41: J.T (J.T, please email me with your address!)
43:  Liz (Liz, please email me with your address!)

RndNumbers_Others

Tatty Devine necklace
Winner: 3 – Becky
"I'm really into restoring my battered little car to it's former glory at the moment.
Let's see some chunky engine parts on a dainty little chain! X"
Posted by: Becky | July 17, 2009 at 08:30 AM
(Becky, I don't have your details, please email me with your address!)

Penhaligon’s Anthology collection
Winner: 22 – Claire
"ah….it has to be the smell of imperial leather soap mixed with the delicate scent of a light spritz of rose perfume….these are the smells of my grannies hands. mix this with a waft of apple crumble bubbling away in the aga and the smell of charred wood on the fire and i am whisked back to my childhood…."
Posted by: claire | July 20, 2009 at 09:47 PM

Alex Monroe goody bag
Winner: 54 – Marie
"In my dream garden I would have plenty of roses, a big gooseberry bush, some nice trees, perhaps plum/cherry. Lots of herbs, all sorts of fun ones, and vegetables too. I would also have a big table where the family could sit together and dine outside on the few English evenings it's warm enough to do so! And finally a chimnea to keep us warm and burn my garden waste. And oops forgot a compost heap so I can be greener with my waste. And thanks for running these WeeBirdy!"
Posted by: Marie | July 22, 2009 at 04:36 PM

Rob Ryan tiles
Winner: 39 – Suse
"Im very inspired by all of his work, one favourite is the book this is for you, it is a beautiful book."
Posted by: suse | July 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM
(Suse, I don't have your details, please email me with your address!)

Lapin & Me prize pack
Winner: 46 – Heather
"What I love about Paris… many things but mainly hot French well dressed men!"
Posted by: Heather | July 24, 2009 at 03:11 PM
(Heather, I don't have your details, please email me with your address!)

Congratulations, all! Expect an email from me shortly requesting your address details. And thanks again to all who entered, fingers' crossed for next time.

  • http://www.gugaw.blogspot.com claire

    oh my! thankyou soooo much! aww i like to think that my granny was watching out and helped to pull a few strings to win me these fab perfumes, i know she would have absolutely loved them.

  • http://makedostyle.blogspot.com Make Do Style

    I’m weeping into my losers tissue trying to remain dignified in defeat!

  • http://wifeinthecity.blogspot.com Marie

    Yippee! Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

  • http://fabricnationadventures.blogspot.com/ Fabric Nation

    That was good fun! Thanks wee birdy!
    And congratulations to all the winners.

  • http://www.turvys.blogspot.com Cara @ Turvys

    Oooo – I won!!!!
    Thank you so so much for hosting a wonderful week of give-aways, and thanks too to Gemma Jones for her print! I’ve just emailed you now.
    My day is rocking now!

  • Sarah Bell

    Congrats to all the winners. Fingers crossed for next time and here’s to lots more Wee Birdy fun.

  • http://autumnia.com Karen

    Yay, thank you for running these giveaways Top Bird! And thanks to all the artists who offered up their stuff… I feel the need to check out what else they make/sell now.

  • http://www.deliciousindustries.blogspot.com Delicious Industries

    I can’t believe I won something! Thanks so much and congrats on running such a great giveaway :)

  • http://www.through-the-round-window.blogspot.com Flora

    [sob sob]
    [dusts self off and stiffens upper lip]
    Well done winners!
    Thanks Top Bird – it was fun to take part x