Custard Dragons needs a new embroidery machine

by Sheryl Sanderson in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Custard Dragons needs a new embroidery machine
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

To replace the old embroidery machine that I have built my business on with a current more efficient model, so Custard Dragons can survive

by Sheryl Sanderson in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Custard Dragons grew from my love of crafting. I’ve always made things, starting with bridal wear and theatrical costumes in my 20s, until my life as a nurse in A&E took over and I found I no longer had the time. This year since making the descison to walk away from the NHS and stay at home with my young family, I’ve rediscovered my passion and have been successfully making and selling my handcrafted treasures at craft fairs and online. That was until this month when my trusty old machine started malfunctioning. Unfortunately following a professional service the verdict is that the machine has come to the end of its life. As it’s over ten years old it’s no longer supported by the manufacturer and parts are not available.

What’s needed

I’m  looking to raise funds to replace and upgrade with a new embroidery machine that will increase productivity and comes with a 3yr manufacturers warranty. 

Why it’s needed 

Custard Dragons is the perfect business for me as it provides the flexibility to work from home and be there for my two beautiful daughters.

How it will help

Having purchased my embroidery machine many years ago I was able to launch Custard Dragons with only minimal outlay, so it was virtually self funding. 

  • In only two months of trading Custard Dragons was on the verge of making a profit. A profit I was already planning on investing in a new machine.

The failure of my machine is a massive setback, if can’t make stock to sell
or take orders I have no way to raise the funds to replace it. Without a replacement Custard Dragons won’t be able to continue. 

I’ve looked at small business loans, but as a stay at home mum I’m not eligible.

What we can do for each other

I’m hoping to raise the funds and save my fledgling business. I’m not looking for something for nothing, I just need investors who will be happy to wait for their beautiful handcrafted treasures. By pledging to purchase rewards you know that you will receive a gorgeous treasure in return for your investment.

Custard Dragons has a large library of designs ready to go the only thing missing is the machine to make them on. Go to Custard Dragons Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/custarddragons/ to see examples of my work so far. More designs will be added as soon as Custard Dragons is up and running with a new reliable machine. 

Rewards

Choose a named reward based on an existing design or a gift certificate that can be redeemed against a custom project. 

And don’t worry your pledge is safe, Custard Dragons will only receive your pledge from Crowdfunder once the target has been reached and the equipment can be purchased to fulfill your order.          

Thank you for keeping Custard Dragons alive.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£6 or more

Small tote bag - Embroidered

Select from a range of designs that includes beautiful images and comical or inspiring quotes. The 100% cotton tote measures 40x38cm.*orders will be live the instant we reach target, due to the nature of handcrafted items delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£8 or more

Dancing Flower Fairy

Dancing flower fairies. Daisy and Campanula. The dolls measure 7” and hang from either ribbon or pearls and can me made to order in either skin tone. Their delicate gems sparkle in the light as they dance.*orders will be live the instant we reach target, due to the nature of handcrafted items delivery could take up to 3 weeks. (Decoration only, not a toy)

£10 or more

£10 gift certificate

With a gift certificate you can choose beautifully handcrafted Custard Dragons items that will be created on the amazing new embroidery machine that you helped to purchase. Treasure your item or spread the joy by giving it as a unique and special gift. *gift certificates will be available the instant our target is reached, due to the handcrafted nature of physical items they will be made to order and delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£12 or more

Cat or Unicorn sleep mask.

Do you dream of unicorns or cats, Custard Dragons has the perfect sleep mask for you. *orders will be live the instant we reach target, due to the nature of handcrafted items delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£12 or more

Large Canvas Tote bag - Embroidered

Select from a range of designs that includes beautiful images and comical or inspiring quotes. The strong canvas gusseted tote measures 43x38cm. *orders will be live the instant we reach target, due to the nature of handcrafted items delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£15 or more

Lace Booties

Lace baby booties perfect for Christenings and special occasions, make great gifts for showers or to welcome the newborn. Made to order, most colour combinations available. Size newborn to 3 months. *orders will be live the instant we reach target, due to the nature of handcrafted items delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£20 or more

£20 gift certificate

With a gift certificate you can choose beautifully handcrafted Custard Dragons items that will be created on the amazing new embroidery machine that you helped to purchase. Treasure your item or spread the joy by giving it as a unique and special gift. *gift certificates will be available the instant our target is reached, due to the handcrafted nature of physical items they will be made to order and delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£35 or more

Masquerade masks

Beautiful lace Masquerade Masks. Add an air of mystery with these gorgeous sparkly masks. * orders will be live the instant our target is reached, due to the handcrafted nature of physical items they will be made to order and delivery could take up to 3 weeks. (Not intended for under 14yr olds)

£50 or more

£50 gift certificate

With a gift certificate you can choose beautifully handcrafted Custard Dragons items that will be created on the amazing new embroidery machine that you helped to purchase. Treasure your item or spread the joy by giving it as a unique and special gift. *gift certificates will be available the instant our target is reached, due to the handcrafted nature of physical items they will be made to order and delivery could take up to 3 weeks.

£120 or more

Heirloom Christening Gown

Your chance to own a beautiful handcrafted Christening Gown made from the finest silk that will become a treasured family heirloom. We will work together to design a gown featuring classic heirloom style techniques that can be personalised and cherished for generations. *your order will be live the instant the target is reached, but with the unique nature of a personalised design delivery will be 6-8 weeks from confirmation of order.


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