Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas Craftacular!

Hello everyone!
Firstly sorry for not blogging for the past few months...things have been a little hectic to say the least. I've started a new job and have moved into a lovely new ceramics studio, so there will be lots of new products arriving soon! .....BUT now by-Louise is back for some Christmas fun!

You'll find us again at York Hall this coming Saturday for the Bust Christmas craftacular!

It's only a stones throw from Bethnal Green tube station so even if it's raining you won't get too wet!! pray for sunshine everyone!
By-Louise will have some great new Christmas themed goodies from handmade cards to tea lights with scented candles. We will also have our great collection of jewellery and home wares available. And as it's Christmas we have some lovely gift boxes available for all jewellery purchased!

We hope to see you there ready for some festive fun!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Another Crafty Weekender!

Hiddy ho to all our followers and friends,

This weekend is sure going to be a busy one! For starters this Sat 26th we'll be at our usual haunt the Queens Head, Essex Road with the Craftaholics lot from 12pm til 5pm. So if you have some time on Sat come down for a browse and a pint! Entry is free and worth it as there'll be lots of lovelyness to look at.

Then....on Sun 27th we'll be Showcasing our new works with the '15 minute factory' guys and gals, who are event curators bringing art, music, film and installation into one event for all to experience. Check out their facebook page here

by-louise will be there on Sunday from 1pm - 10pm,
The Rag Factory 16-18, Heneage St, E1 5JL (off Brick Lane)

Sunday brings an acoustic showcase and a fabulous art market and craft fair of 85 stalls. Here's the line up for Sunday.Music showCase -Jing Wong, The Ruby Dolls, Govinderand the Holy Ukelele, Tony Voelcker, Steve Smith+ 85 stalls of Art and Crafty goodness! Limited Advance Tickets Now On Sale: Online Offer- £10 per day : £18 Fri + Sat : £20 all 3 days On Door - £12 NUS/£15 Friday / Saturday : £20 NUS/£25 Fri + Sat : £25 NUS/£30 all 3 days Sunday 27th: Door Only £3 before 4pm / £6 after

We hope to see you over the weekend! Enjoy! :)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Autumn Fair is upon us!

Firstly we'd like to say BIG thankyous to those who came and showed their support at the Bust Mag 'Summer Craftacular' a fornight ago (wow time goes quick!) We had such a great time down at York Hall! We'll be putting up pictures from all the events we've attended this summer soon, so watch this space.

And secondly but not at all least, this weekend by-louise will be at Abney Hall, Church Street, Stoke Newington. The lovely We Make and Of Cabbage and Kings crew have joined forces and organised a weekend long craft fair with all the trimmings. There will be a Tombola, cake decorating classes, a knitting workshop, tea and cakes of all variaties. And of course it's free entry, so if you find you have time over the weekend and you don't know what to do with it then come on over and have a look at all the lovelies for sale! The Fair is open from 10.30 til 5pm so plenty of time to browse!

Hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

BUSTY craft

This coming Saturday 22nd Aug, by-louise will be taking part in Bust Mag's London Summer Craftacular market. It's being held at a most spectacular venue the York Hall, nearest tube station Bethnal Green (check the map link for directions

There's going to be lots of activities from a raffle (which by-louise is donating a prize), live bands and a pop up tea room hosted by the one and only 'Lady Luck Rules OK'.

So come on down for a fun day, it'll only cost you £2 entry fee and the first 100 get a goodie bag with a selection of free goodies supplied by the vendors. To check out this year vendors click here!

Monday, 27 July 2009

POP UP market!

This weekend sees the by-louise team down at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery for this year 'Pop Up Market'. So come on, get yourselves down to see what we and many other talented but crafty makers have to offer you this summer! Hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Fancy a crafty weekend??.....

.....if your answer is yes then come on down to this months craft market, held by the East London Craft Guerrilla in the lovely Walthamstow Village!! The event is free...yes FREE... and even better by-louise will be there selling all our lovely goodies! And if that's not enough to entice you, there are free cocktails going around!! whoo!

The market takes place this Saturday 18th July, from 10am to 5.30pm....we hope to see you there, so don't be a square!!

From 10 am to 5.30 pm
Free entry
Beautiful Interiors
34 Orford Road Walthamstow Village E17 9NJ
T: 020 85090039
TUBE: Walthamstow Central (Victoria line)
Train: Walthamstow Central (Liverpool Street Station towards Chingford)

Friday, 10 July 2009

owls, flowers and pussy cats!

As you may know it's market season! The weather is slightly warmer that usual and people are taking the risk (with umbrella back up) by venturing out and about to seek and find something delightful. Craft markets are great places to find something unusually beautiful and more importantly it will be hand made!

Here at by-louise we've been researching it to Arts and Craft markets of London, firstly as we think it makes for a great weekend adventure and secondly as we want to get our handmade goods down there for you to marvel at! So take a look at what we've come up with, hopefully they will entice you to come to a market of ours soon! Watch this blog!

We have a great selection of homewares, jewellry and some knitted woolly creations (coming soon) that would make a perfect gift either for your self or for that someone special!
check out more pictures on our 'Flickr' site ---------->

Also check out our 'Markets We Love' list if you fancy being adventurous this weekend.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Knit - tastic

Here at by-louise ceramics is supposed to be our thing, but as we've been doing some Internet surf's up dude research we've come across some great contemporary ideas that uses a skill which dates back 100's of years...yes you've guessed it knitting!

Donna Wilson's cloud blanket just makes you feel like you want curl up for an afternoon nap on cloud nine, while her knitted cupcakes are truly good enough to eat! A little woolly we suspect!

Now this young man and his moustache have been knitted for a very good cause indeed.Stitch and Bitch London, are London's feisty but friendly knitting group who organise knit 'meet up's' all across London absolutely free! This year they organised 'Knit Crawl 2009' for a manlier cause (as they put it) - Prostate Cancer. So as part of this manlier theme they knitted moustaches, in all shapes and colours. Check out their blog for more great pics from the day!

We absolutely love Strikk Handknits! It's the idea of giving such a traditional classic knitting pattern a contemporary twist, and the shocking pink just adds the glamour!

So watch this space for new woolly creations from us!....need to dust off the ol' needles and get clicking! :)

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Craftaholics fun fun fun!

by-louise took part in their first craft market on Saturday 27th June, at The Old Queens Head pub, Islington...selling ceramic hand made goodies from jewellry to homewares. It was a great day, full of handmade crafts, cool music and glorious cupcakes! yummy!

Check out the Craftahoilcs blogspot for dates of the next craft market, and make sure to come along you won't want to miss the next one!!


Pulse 09

by-louise took part in Pulse trade fair at Earls Court, this May-June. It was a great event with lots of intrest in the new products we debuted at the show. Thankyou to all those who came along nd showed their support.

Monday, 15 June 2009

2008 sure was busy!

Here's what by-louise has been up to during 2008! we've been busy bees so hope you can keep up!

Hidden Art Christmas Open Studio

Glebe Road Studio, hosted an open studio in association with Hidden Art.
It was a great weekend! lots of lovely ceramics sold and lots of lovely mulled wine drunk! Thanks to those who came along to support us all at the studio!

Dec 2008.

The launch party of the British Ceramics Biennial was held in the old Aynsley china factory, Stoke-on-Trent. People exhibiting included, Neil Brownsword, CJ O'Neil and Stephen Dixon to name a few. Take a look at more pics from the event click here

Nov 2008.

Class of 2008 is the Hub’s annual exhibition sampling the latest, most exciting work by recent art and design University graduates from across the UK. by-louise's 'Added Value Collection' was lucky enough to be chosen to take part!

Sept 2008

September brings us the much anticipated London Design Festival. By-Louise was lucky enough to get a chance to exhibit with KithKin's Present 08 at Designers Block, in Covent Garden's No.1 Building!

July 2008

For 24 years, New Designers has been bringing together the very best in UK graduate design, showcasing the work, energy and talent of the next generation of designers. It’s the freshest and most vibrant show of its kind, attracting many industry professional.
by-louise debuted the 'Added Value' collection and Nuance tableware range at this very show receiving such a great response from the public.


Added Value

June 2008

Central Saint Martins degree show marks the end of 3 years hard work and the beginning of a life time of success, we all hoped! 2008's Ceramic design degree show was curated by the graduating 3rd years. We decided to give our show an element that wouldn't be forgotten! So instead of boring plinths we used recycled domestic furniture, painted white to mute details. So creating a blank canvas of the furniture but with a memory or reference to the domestic environment. It looked great and for those of you who got the chance to see it we hope you felt the same!

Phew! all done for 2008....keep posted to see what by-louise gets up to in 2009!

Hopefully we'll be just as busy!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


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