ChrisW Designs

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Hi! My name is Christine Welsh and I am the designer behind ChrisW Designs.

Sewing, designing and creating patterns and video courses and fun sewing videos and tutorials is not only my day job (and my night job!) but it’s also my passion! It's my dream job!

But I also have another 'job'. I am a full time carer for my mum (88), who lives with my hubby, myself and our furry friends.... and my dad (93), who has Alzheimer's and lives in a nursing home. The caring doesn't stop just because dad does not 'live' with us. It is an incredibly tough and lonely job. It’s an emotional roller coaster and often takes me on a journey far far away from my sewing & designing....BUT....I wouldn't have it any other way!

Patreon is a membership site where I have setup a FUN CWD site for a special inner circle of my most passionate fans. It’s a place where I will share not only my creative journey but also my personal struggles. Things the rest of the world won’t ever get to see. I will give my dedicated Patrons behind the scenes looks at my works in progress and talk with you about my plans for CWD both now and into the future when Alzheimer's finally lets my dad be at peace.

I will share snippets of my sewing endeavours, pre-launch sneak peeks and access to new patterns before the rest of the world! PLUS other perks as I think of them! You are special. You deserve the red carpet treatment! I'll share hints and tips and video bloopers the rest of the world won't get to see and also the highs and lows of caring....because sharing lightens the load, not only for me BUT as I have come to know, it helps others too, to know that they are not travelling this path alone!

Looking into the future I'd like to start building a team of support staff (Be able to hire staff!) that can help me free up time to create more designs and video courses and free content too. But for now, I just need to be able to pay my bills without stressing over my next release date! To be able to get through this tough period of my life with my creativity and humor intact! I admit it is hard to be a carer and a creator together, especially when your income from your creativity is your family's soul income, like in my situation! It adds a whole other level of stress!

I have BIG plans for CWD and I look forward to moving forward in the future with CWD and a little bit of support (Even just $2 a month from a whole lot of people!) can go a long way to supporting any creators journey! Sometimes I will need your help and advice, too! I want my Patrons input. I value your opinions!

I know that I have a wonderful bunch of fans and supporters (friends!) who not only support my designing but pick me up when one of dad's Alzheimer roller coaster rides dumps me in a ditch. Every day I get emails about my bag designs and every day people reach out to me about my journey with Alzheimer's. The two are intertwined and are one for me. Alzheimer's is our reality. Designing is my escape!

Sometimes I get emails asking me "How can I help you, Christine?".

My goal for Patreon is to be able to offer my followers a chance to help and support my 'work'....My designing, my video courses and my free YouTube videos and indeed my carer journey..... While being a carer doesn't allow for me to promise you a set schedule of content delivery. Heck I can't even promise you I will deliver anything in any given month but I know you will understand that I will do my best...As I am able I will add special content for you. Some months more than others.

So I hope you will help support CWD and me personally on my creative & carer journey and get yourself some FUN perks along the way! Take a look at the different tiers on offer and the rewards they bring and remember, no pledge is too small! :)

I thank you for helping me be able to continue doing what I love! :)
Tiers
KISSES
$2 or more per month

KISSES right back atcha!


*KISSES supporters will get a whole lot of virtual KISSES! I truly appreciate the support! It all adds up and I appreciate the opportunity to keep on creating without stressing over the bills!


*I may need your input on future happenings at CWD such as sew along's or creating video courses from existing patterns. Help me choose with special polls!  


*Get sneak peeks and early access to my new releases. 

Easy Street
$5 or more per month

Cruising along on Easy Street! You get everything above PLUS:


*Get behind the scenes and see what I am up to at CWD with video rambles and photo snaps.


*Find out how things are going on my carer journey as I share personal glimpses and updates with you. The good and the bad.

Snazzy
$10 or more per month

WOOP things are heating up! You get everything above PLUS:


*Get a glimpse of my design process as I share what steps I am up to in the journey of my current pattern creation.   


* Your name mentioned in the credits of my my next YouTube video published after receiving your pledge. (You can opt out of this if you wish!)


Lunar
$50 or more per month

Love you to the moon and back!  You get everything above PLUS: 


*You get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping me a LOT! Thank you! Mwah! 


*Be invited to try out as a tester! Maybe you are a gem waiting to be discovered! Do a good job and I may add you to my elite group of testers! WOOHOO! - TIP: FANTASTIC photos are required to be admitted as a permanent tester! ;)


*See CWD Bloopers the rest of the world will never see! 

Penny
$100 or more per month

A Penny for your thoughts! You get everything above PLUS:


*Oh geee! You really DO love me a LOT, hey! BIG VIRTUAL HUGS girl (or guy! lol) XX


*Receive a one on one feedback and Q&A email session - Send me photos of your CWD makes and I will critique them for you. I'll be honest! This is not an ego booster, this is to help YOU make the best bags you possibly can! Ask questions about the areas you are struggling with and I'll do the best I can to answer them! My personal time is valuable but YOU earned it! :)


*Exclusive access to my retired patterns library. Yep, download them for free! Currently that includes: Eve, Matilda, Bella (Original)  and both City Slicker Intermediate & Advanced.

Goals
22 of 300 patrons
WOW! So AWESOME! I am thrilled to receive your support! Now I can stress less about some of those niggly bills and think more about my designing! Less stress = more creativity! WOOHOO! 
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Hi! My name is Christine Welsh and I am the designer behind ChrisW Designs.

Sewing, designing and creating patterns and video courses and fun sewing videos and tutorials is not only my day job (and my night job!) but it’s also my passion! It's my dream job!

But I also have another 'job'. I am a full time carer for my mum (88), who lives with my hubby, myself and our furry friends.... and my dad (93), who has Alzheimer's and lives in a nursing home. The caring doesn't stop just because dad does not 'live' with us. It is an incredibly tough and lonely job. It’s an emotional roller coaster and often takes me on a journey far far away from my sewing & designing....BUT....I wouldn't have it any other way!

Patreon is a membership site where I have setup a FUN CWD site for a special inner circle of my most passionate fans. It’s a place where I will share not only my creative journey but also my personal struggles. Things the rest of the world won’t ever get to see. I will give my dedicated Patrons behind the scenes looks at my works in progress and talk with you about my plans for CWD both now and into the future when Alzheimer's finally lets my dad be at peace.

I will share snippets of my sewing endeavours, pre-launch sneak peeks and access to new patterns before the rest of the world! PLUS other perks as I think of them! You are special. You deserve the red carpet treatment! I'll share hints and tips and video bloopers the rest of the world won't get to see and also the highs and lows of caring....because sharing lightens the load, not only for me BUT as I have come to know, it helps others too, to know that they are not travelling this path alone!

Looking into the future I'd like to start building a team of support staff (Be able to hire staff!) that can help me free up time to create more designs and video courses and free content too. But for now, I just need to be able to pay my bills without stressing over my next release date! To be able to get through this tough period of my life with my creativity and humor intact! I admit it is hard to be a carer and a creator together, especially when your income from your creativity is your family's soul income, like in my situation! It adds a whole other level of stress!

I have BIG plans for CWD and I look forward to moving forward in the future with CWD and a little bit of support (Even just $2 a month from a whole lot of people!) can go a long way to supporting any creators journey! Sometimes I will need your help and advice, too! I want my Patrons input. I value your opinions!

I know that I have a wonderful bunch of fans and supporters (friends!) who not only support my designing but pick me up when one of dad's Alzheimer roller coaster rides dumps me in a ditch. Every day I get emails about my bag designs and every day people reach out to me about my journey with Alzheimer's. The two are intertwined and are one for me. Alzheimer's is our reality. Designing is my escape!

Sometimes I get emails asking me "How can I help you, Christine?".

My goal for Patreon is to be able to offer my followers a chance to help and support my 'work'....My designing, my video courses and my free YouTube videos and indeed my carer journey..... While being a carer doesn't allow for me to promise you a set schedule of content delivery. Heck I can't even promise you I will deliver anything in any given month but I know you will understand that I will do my best...As I am able I will add special content for you. Some months more than others.

So I hope you will help support CWD and me personally on my creative & carer journey and get yourself some FUN perks along the way! Take a look at the different tiers on offer and the rewards they bring and remember, no pledge is too small! :)

I thank you for helping me be able to continue doing what I love! :)

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Tiers
KISSES
$2 or more per month

KISSES right back atcha!


*KISSES supporters will get a whole lot of virtual KISSES! I truly appreciate the support! It all adds up and I appreciate the opportunity to keep on creating without stressing over the bills!


*I may need your input on future happenings at CWD such as sew along's or creating video courses from existing patterns. Help me choose with special polls!  


*Get sneak peeks and early access to my new releases. 

Easy Street
$5 or more per month

Cruising along on Easy Street! You get everything above PLUS:


*Get behind the scenes and see what I am up to at CWD with video rambles and photo snaps.


*Find out how things are going on my carer journey as I share personal glimpses and updates with you. The good and the bad.

Snazzy
$10 or more per month

WOOP things are heating up! You get everything above PLUS:


*Get a glimpse of my design process as I share what steps I am up to in the journey of my current pattern creation.   


* Your name mentioned in the credits of my my next YouTube video published after receiving your pledge. (You can opt out of this if you wish!)


Lunar
$50 or more per month

Love you to the moon and back!  You get everything above PLUS: 


*You get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping me a LOT! Thank you! Mwah! 


*Be invited to try out as a tester! Maybe you are a gem waiting to be discovered! Do a good job and I may add you to my elite group of testers! WOOHOO! - TIP: FANTASTIC photos are required to be admitted as a permanent tester! ;)


*See CWD Bloopers the rest of the world will never see! 

Penny
$100 or more per month

A Penny for your thoughts! You get everything above PLUS:


*Oh geee! You really DO love me a LOT, hey! BIG VIRTUAL HUGS girl (or guy! lol) XX


*Receive a one on one feedback and Q&A email session - Send me photos of your CWD makes and I will critique them for you. I'll be honest! This is not an ego booster, this is to help YOU make the best bags you possibly can! Ask questions about the areas you are struggling with and I'll do the best I can to answer them! My personal time is valuable but YOU earned it! :)


*Exclusive access to my retired patterns library. Yep, download them for free! Currently that includes: Eve, Matilda, Bella (Original)  and both City Slicker Intermediate & Advanced.