A family-run craft café has announced the sudden closure of its shop due to high costs and a "lack of family time".

Crafty Cookie opened in Bury Street, Stowmarket, as part of the Christmas Fayre celebrations in 2021.

The craft and coffee shop sold sweet treats for all to enjoy alongside creative activities and workshops for families to take part in. 

It was set up by Emma Phillips alongside her younger sister Sarah.

East Anglian Daily Times: The business will continue to offer external eventsThe business will continue to offer external events (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The craft cafe has announced it will be closing soon. 

In a statement on social media the business said: "We are sad to announce that we will be closing our little shop during the next few weeks, but we will continue to offer external events such as children's parties, team building sessions and workshops.

"We have made this decision due to high running costs and lack of family time.

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"We would like to take the time to really thank our customers for your continued support over the last 2.5 years since the very first excited Facebook post went out. We have enjoyed meeting you all and have been lucky to get to know lots of you so well.

"A special mention to all of our lovely crafty staff without whom the shop could not have been possible, and for our family and friends who have supported us from the start.

"It will be emotional closing the shop, but we hope to see you in the future."

The café will be open from Wednesday to Saturday this week and next week but an official closing date has not been announced.