December 2, 2009

A Very Merry Unbirthday To You...



Today is the big day...MY birthday! I'm such a dork about birthdays. I love 'em. They're a big deal. They sure beat the alternative (NOT having birthdays). I drag them out for as long as I can every year. AND, my birthday is far enough away from Christmas that I don't get "lumped" presents! Yay for me!

This year, I'm celebrating (55) by giving gifts to YOU! I'm going to choose FIVE names for my Followers Only Birthday Giveaway today. All you have to do is 1) be a follower that I can see on my list, and 2) leave a comment before midnight tonight. I'll announce the winners in my Friday post!
Each of the five giveaway winners will receive a prototype of my new Brynwood Needle Keeps. These are my trial keeps. I've been working out the bugs, so these not perfect (some of you who know me are running for smelling salts right now), but I do know that these are the only ones that will have these lovely brown velvet ribbons on them. I'm changing to satin ribbons for the rest. Each has my name label front and back (I'm still debating which label to use...my name or Brynwood); two pockets on the inside, as well as wool felt for storing your needles; and inside, my Brynwood acorn charm as the finishing touch.

Watch the video, leave a comment (I'd love to know what you think of them) and I'll be back tomorrow (full of cake!!!) to announce the winners. A verrry merrry unbirthday to YOU!
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38 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

beedeebabee♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear sweet Don-na,
Happy Birthday to you!

...It's a good thing you can't hear my singing, my cats just ran out of the room!

LOVE, love, love, your needle keeps! They're perfect! =D

Hugs, Paulette

Jo said...

I left a message on FB, but saw you had a video. I don't think I've ever seen that movie all the way through...weirds me out. And now I can wish you a Happy Birthday again, which is good because it IS a big deal. :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Happy unbirthday to you!! That is so sweet to give gifts for your day! Please don't enter my name as I have won so many giveaways lately I am feeling a bit embarrassed!! Just wanted to say have a great day!

blessings
mary

Loddelina said...

Happy, happy, Donna!
Sagittariuses rock!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday you sweet young thing! I hope your day is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!! Sharon

Sharon said...

I was to excited to wish you a happy birthday, I forgot to tell you they a perfect. No smelling salts required. Sharon

Tracy Suzanne said...

Happy Happy Birthday Donna!!!! I hope you have a truely lovely birthday. I'm a big fan of them too, even if I have to by my own cake it's a good excuse to get one. Enjoy your day

Hugs...Tracy

P.S. Dec 3rd is my 21st anniversary but unfortunately no celebrating this year.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I almost forgot. You needle keepers are so nice. I love the color. And the cute Birthday video made me smile.

Hugs...Tracy :)

The Farmer's Attic said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Love the needle keeps!

Lucy
www.farmersattic.com
www.farmersattic.blogspot.com
www.etsy.com/shop/lucy43g

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!
Yippeee!!! Celebrate good times!
Wish I was there to eat cake and celebrate with you!
big bunny hugs for the best birthday ever!
love ya!
shell

snickers4 said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie! OH OH OH!!!! I hope I win! Enjoy your new toy!

snickers4 said...

I'm still trying to figure out this blog & facebook stuff, I would rather be eating Birthday Cake with YOU! I will be sending a surprise your way to help stretch out the celebration! Now it's very early an I need coffee :) ENJOY! Love, LAE

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I was over at your other blog this morning and just enjoyed my time looking at your unique and creative items. I am now a "follower" of your blog. Be sure to click on "subscribe" next time you visit us so that you can get instant, hot off-the-press news updates. I'll be back soon and hopefully by then I'll have tried your cookies!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Eat cake for me too...cake sounds so good right now. The needle Keeps are sweet.
Have a wonderful day!
B-Day HUG!
Marcie

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Hope it's perfect! xo Jessica and gang

Carol at Serendipity said...

Happy Birthday, Donna! Have a wonderful day.

Carol

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Birthday sweet Donna!!!! I hope it's a wonderful day filled with all the things you love ~ you have such a generous heart, giving gifts on your day!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Christine Edwards said...

Donna, I hope you had a lovely birthday, and celebrated in a very big way! Best wishes for a fantastic fun-filled year.

The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!! Lots of love and good wishes to you!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jane said...

Donna,
Happy, happy birthday!!! Birthdays are special so live it up today!!
Jane

moramargaritaster said...

Happy birthday and lot of wishes to you.
Blessings

Kelly said...

Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one!

DeeDee said...

hey Donna...I just couldn't miss a visit today...wanted to stop and say Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you..Happy Birthday my blogland friend Miss Donna.....Happy Birthday to you...and many more.... hope your day is filled with family and freinds and furbabies ....cake and presents too...enjoy the day anyway it comes to you.

Anonymous said...

God blessed me with the gift of you ,HOW MANY years ago, HAHAHAHA, and a beautiful baby you were, my pride and joy.
How ironic that you chose "Alice" and the footage we saw, I played "Alice in Wonderland," at least a hundred years ago, loved it and you. Wish I could be there to share your day with tea and lovely cakes..LOVE YOU, Mum.

Claudia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I hope you have the most wonderful day, that your sweet husband spoils you, and that all your dreams come true!

xoxo
Claudia

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Pretty sure nothing I have ever, ever made has been perfect, though my Busy bag came close. No worries about that!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I LOVE that song and I sing it often.

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!

What a delightful giveaway. They may even be better "un"perfect!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A very special Happy Birthday to you today, Donna! I believe Birthday's are special and should be treated as such. You are the Queen for the Day. Many blessing wished for you today and in the coming year. Your pinkeeps are beautiful and I would feel very lucky to recieve one. Twyla

downsize said...

Happy Birthday Donna, hope you really enjoy yourself and do some fun stuff. Fire up taht Harley and go for a ride! hugs, Marion

Cathy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Eat cake and celebrate your very special day! I love your needlekeeps--love the velvet ribbon and the label--neat idea! Ok,now go celebrate!

Cathy ♥

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday to you! I too am a December birthday but mine is a week before Christmas, I always got/get combo gifts except from my sister (also a December Birthday) and my kids, who were blessed to be born in March and Septmeber.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Donna, La La La ****

Hope you have a wonderful B-day!

Best wishes,
Mary
http://www.marywadsworthbloomingideas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Mailed your card a bit later than I had hoped. But... if the post office has done thier work, it should have arrived today! Hope your day is as special as you are to me. (*_*) Denise

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday!! ;)

donna said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!
Birthdays are a BIG DEAL to me too!
I have been looking at some of your handiwork... you are mighty talented!
Love your blog and I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get over here to visit you.
Blessings...donna

Snap said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!!!!

sweetjeanette said...

I am so a follower of yours! What a darling giveaway!!!

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Nita Jo said...

Love the Alice clip... one of my favorite songs! Your Needle Keeps are wonderful.

Wishing you a very Merry Birthday! I hope it stretches on and on for you.

Blessings!
Nita Jo

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