Sue is a frog with clothes and wings. May is a sheep with odd socks, both were given their names by my beautiful daughter Ariya.
Sue and May have been Ariya's comfort toys since she was a year old, she is now almost three years old and remains desperately attached to this odd duo.
When trying to think up a name and logo for my work I was completely lost and couldn't settle on a name I liked.
I asked Ariya what name she liked and she suggested Sue and May. When I asked her why I should use that name she said ‘I love Sue and I love May’. I know she wasn't fully aware what she was suggesting a name for but I decided to go with it because it reminds me of her and helps inspire me to carry on with my work.
Hello my name is Anna and I am the owner of Sue and May Creations. I founded the business in March 2016 as a way of selling fabric signs and bunting. I began to make fabric flowers to decorate the bunting with and from there my love of creating handmade flowers started. Within 6 months I decided to focus solely on creating fabric flowers and foliage for every occasion!
My sidekick is my beautiful daughter Ariya. She is a fiesty 4 year old and the proud owner of the real Sue and May. Ariya likes to compliment me on the flowers I make especially if they are red as that is her favourite colour. She also very sweetly tells me they smell beautiful.
When I first started selling handmade flowers my workspace was practically non existent. Most of my art materials were in large draws (out of reach for my daughter). I had gathered a lot of fabric materials over the years but my sewing machine didn't work properly and it had been just sat at the back of my wardrobe covered in dust and I was too sentimentality attached to it to throw it away.