The Crafty Stitch
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On 20th August 2020 we successfully raised £60 with 3 supporters in 28 days

I have been saving and working  as much as I can to help keep the business running. I love to give back to all my supporters in any way I ...

by Gemma Blackmore in East Lulworth, England, United Kingdom

1595514090_39bad5ad-52b2-4c4e-b7f5-4610b97d0fdb.jpegI have been saving and working  as much as I can to help keep the business running. I love to give back to all my supporters in any way I can, I am offering a free memorial bear to all my supports, as a very big thank you xxx

A little about the crafty stitch 

https://www.facebook.com/thecraftystitch83/

At the crafty stitch, I handmade gifts and memorial items such as bears and blankets. I am also an experienced seamstress, and really enjoy repairing much loved clothing items to extend their life. 1595514382_182b5144-59df-4ce4-9260-aa8427595ec7.jpeg1595514345_c2d9b30f-8c0c-4d8c-9499-05f164934717.jpeg

I aim to bring a little bit of Love and happiness to everyone, by creating something new and unique to them. Memories forever held within a bear or blanket to cuddle. 

Everything is created and completed in my at Home office/studio, space can be an issue in my small dining room. So supplies need to be kept to a minimum until we are able to move into a bigger space (The hubby is not willing to give up the bedroom).

The crafty stitch Started over 10 years ago after the birth of my son Jacob ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️, I started making clothing and soft toys for the children. Eventually I was being asked to make all sorts of things for people and the crafty stitch started to take off. 1595514744_93ba8296-fb38-439e-b19e-70e54afe14ae.jpeg

Unfortunately life and certain events put a hold to the crafty stitch  and I had no choice but to retire my sewing machine for awhile. After the breakdown of a 13 year relationship and a lot of troubles, I have been working on rebuilding myself and focusing on my mental health. I started the crafty stitched back up just over a year ago and now business is growing and the demand on my sewing machine continues. I feel it is time to upgrade the machinery and really grow this business to the next level. With that in mind I am seeking help to raise the much-needed funds to expand and purchase the necessary equipment needed to keep up with the demands of the workload. I am saving as much as I can and trying to raise funds myself as well as continuing to work to keep the business going. With the troubles this year has seen with COVID-19, I have been very fortunate to have been able to continue supplying a service to my local community, but now I need a little help getting to the next step. 

 This crowdfunding will help me to grow the business by supplying much-needed machinery, supplies and legal start-up fees. I really appreciate all the help and support and I would love to give something back to all my supporters. For everyone I would like to offer a £10 gift voucher to my Etsy shop

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