Attleborough craft shop needs your vote to triumph in national awards

Jane Aldridge, left, and Sarah Horan, business partners at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments at

Jane Aldridge, left, and Sarah Horan, business partners at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments at Attleborough, which has been shortlisted for the British Craft Awards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

The owners of a craft shop in Attleborough are vying for votes to help them triumph in national awards.

Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments, owned by Jane Aldridge and Sarah Horan, has been short listed for the Craft Retailer of the Year in East Anglia 2015 in this year's British Craft Awards.

The duo, who opened the shop on Queen's Square three years ago, saw the business narrowly miss out on the prize last year.

Mrs Aldridge said: 'It is exciting to be short listed again. We have high hopes that we can win this year.'

As well as an array of hand made jewellery, beads, rubber stamp designs and handbags, the duo also run craft workshops for their customers.

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'It ranges from complete beginners to those who want to expand on what they can do - but it's all about having fun, that's our focus.

'We sell quite a lot - Sarah makes her own jewellery and does one of a kind pieces. People often come in and call our shop an Aladdin's Cave bceause they didn't realise we had so much in here,' the 41-year-old added.

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After meeting at a craft fair around five years ago, the craft-lovers discovered that they had an unusual connection.

Mrs Aldridge said: 'We actually used to live just a mile apart when we were both in Rainham, in Essex. Sarah and my brother actually went to school together.'

The shop is up against four others in the category - Denny Bros Supplies Ltd in Bury St Edmunds, Sir Stampalot in Peterborough, Stamp Addicts in Bedfordshire and Colemans Craft Warehouse in Northamptonshire.

To vote in the awards, visit www.britishcraftawards.comVoting closes at 11.59pm on December 19.

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