Last year I hosted my first St Patrick’s Day giveaway, and enjoyed it so much that this year I’ve decided to do it all over again! I myself am not Irish, but my grandmother (my mum’s mother) was an Irish McDowell whose family came to England in the early 20th century. She was a brilliant needlewoman and seamstress, training as a “lady tailoress” in the 1920′s, and her skills were much in demand in the “Make Do and Mend” years of the second world war. My mum has many memories of ladies and girls trooping in and out of the house and up the stairs to her sewing room where their worn out or outgrown garments would be transformed into wonderful stylish new creations.
So, once again in honour of my grandmother, from whom I am sure I inherit my love of stitching, I have a giveaway for you. You may have spotted in a recent post, when I mentioned the bears softie pattern for the April issue of my magazine, that one of the little bears was a beautiful soft shade of green – and this little bear is the prize for my St Patrick’s Day giveaway…..
All you need to do to be in with a chance to win this adorable little fellow is to leave a comment below telling me what his name should be. You have until midnight GMT on Monday 18 March to leave your comment and the winner will be chosen by random selection. I will post worldwide.
And don’t forget to download your free St Patrick’s Day bunting from Flapdoodle if you’re marking the day….
Just click on the link above to join Jacqui’s newsletter list and receive your free St Patrick’s Day gifts. Meanwhile, don’t forget to leave your comment below – and I’ll be back next week with the results. Good luck everyone!