Craft awards don't come easily to the shops that receive them.
They are earned by the hard work of the craft shop owners who provide their customers with great service and products.
Last year Mandy Shedden of Keep On Crafting in Bury St Edmunds was given an award. When we spoke to Mandy this week about her hopes for this year she said:
"Thanks to the support of our loyal customers in 2015, we won the Silver Award in the International Craft Awards Best Independent Retailer in the South East"