About the maker and designer
Suzie Rees, Mum, Crafter, Sewer, History Nut, Cat lover
Hello! And welcome to Cupcakes and Butterflies Textiles.
It's run by me, Suzie Rees, from my home in South Wales. I live near the beautiful medieval castle in Caerphilly and find a great deal of inspiration in my surroundings for my designs.
I have always enjoyed sewing and love textiles so setting up my own business was the obvious next step.
Why "Cupcakes and Butterflies"? Well, I like cupcakes (baking and eating) and I love butterflies and try to attract them to my garden with plants like lavender. So there you go!!!
Cupcakes and Butterflies started when I was visiting a textile factory shop. I found some wonderful fabric and thought it would make fantastic handbags - not something I had made before! So I bought a load of it and made my first bags - the very first one went to my mother as a birthday gift!
As I hate to see vintage fabrics going to waste I decided that I would mostly use fabric remnants or up cycled fabrics in my products
This means I have great fun scouring shops and fairs for the perfect fabric and very little of the fabric I buy goes to waste.
The idea for adding applique to some of the products came a little later when I was thinking of new things to make from the remnants of the remnants!!
My range of products has now grown to include cushion covers, cosmetic bags, aprons, origami produce bags, tote beach bags and earrings.
I make everything from scratch, including the cushions covers and all the embroidery and applique is applied by hand. using traditional techniques.
Please enjoy looking at my products and come back regularly as I will be adding more products as I make them.
I also make commemorative items for wedding, baptisms or any other special occasion so please use the contact page if you would like to discuss your requirements.