Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hello, hello, hello

So, this is my first post. 

I am embarking on a new adventure and I am excited.
I am a theatre practitioner and a performer with 20 years of experience working in the field. For the last 3 years I have been making theatre performances with a company called PanicLab and this is my biggest passion. Come and visit us on our colourful and funky website and sign up for a newsletter too! 

However, I am also creative in other ways. I crochet and knit and make all sorts of things. I will be posting all sorts of different stuff: bags I am making at the moment, things I buy (I have recently become addicted to ebay and found some amazing vintage and designer pieces for my new crochet creations), places I go to (I live in a funky part of London, Brixton), and I will be posting pictures from the fabulous Brixton market, people I see there, sellers in the market, owners of the little shops, etc...). Here is one to wet your appetite.

As ever, when recession hits, people get creative and so, I am doing the same. 
I learnt to knit and crochet when I was only 6 years old. I used to do a thing here and there from time to time, but I have finally decided to focus all my creative energy and start crocheting, knitting, sewing and making something new every day.That's what I have been doing for the last month and I'll be posting my new creations with instructions on how I make things for those who want to give it a go themselves. 
I also got a lovely and very helpful present from a friend and a great seamstress, Murray Healy. My first ever sewing machine. Yeay!

 And finally, here is a picture of the kind of bags I am making:

 I already have two boutiques who want to sell them, so there will be many, many more to come. Good times :-)
Please come by, browse, leave comments, share your ideas. I will be posting something every day.

See you all tomorrow.

Red xx (also known as Zlata, Lilly, Maude and Miliscent)

Oh, yes, one more thing - why is my blog called Boye By Red? Well, boye (or boje as it is spelt in my language, Bosnian) means colours and some of my friends (and kids I teach) call me Red, so it all makes perfect sense.


jess andoh said...

Lovely! I want to buy a bag.

Jazzy said...

lovely work miss red, i already put you on the list of blogs i'm following.
looking forward to see more of the beautiful work you're creating.

Boye By Red said...

Jess, I am happy to make you one. We can talk coulour you would like as I know you love colour! :-)

Jazzy, keep coming, there will be treats on the site very soon. xx

jess andoh said...

Yay! Very happy to see this blog,we all need a bit of happiness by way of colourful creations!

Boye By Red said...

yay, thank you for the support Jess. Coulour, colour, colour, that's what we need. xx

Dunja said...

Great idea Zlata, can't wait to read your future posts... XXX

Safija said...

Well done Milly, I shall enjoy following your escapades very much! xxx

Sanela said...

Hi Golden Red! (Zlat and Red :-)
You put a smile on my face. I love what you're doing and can't wait to see more of it. Lots of love xxxx

Natalie said...

Wow! so cool. lovely new home :) can't wait to see all your RED creations...

nat xx

Lilly said...

thank you, thank you my lovelies (Saff, Sans and Nats). It means a lot to have your support. I am embarking on an adventure and although I am a little nervous, I am also excited. I'll be posting more goodies and ideas where you can find cool stuff to buy for your lovely selves too.


valbona said...

Well done Zlata AKA Red Aka Lily AkA,...:)
Enjoyed reading your blog and can't wait to see some more of your creations xxx

Boye By Red said...

Hey Vali,

thank you so much. Stay tuned in, there will lots more to come. And if you are missing London, thre will be some pictures of taht too. zxx