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.
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.
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.