3 years ago whilst on maternity leave, I decided to start making bags to earn an extra little income. Up until this point I hadn't made a single bag in my life, but with a baby attatched to my hip I was determined to try! Fast forward 3 years and I now make leather bags and wash bags full time. All of the equipment that I have bought so far I have purchased it gradually over the years but I have gotten to stage now where studio (spare bedroom) needs extra storage, I need more tools in order to progress my skills and knowledge and my old domestic sewing machine is on its last legs, I literally dream of owning a new industrial sewing machine to cope with all of the leather that I work with. I am so eager to learn so many more skills, yet the lack of funds hold me back. I would love to be able to put more money back into my business but I have a beautiful little mouth to feed. This is my very first experience on crowdfunder and I hope that you can get behind me to raise the £5000 to help me progress even more, thanks you for taking the time to read this - please visit my website studiotew.etsy.com to see my work.