Rivet toolbox, Vincent Urbain, Urban Africa, cowgirlbues

Working with Urban Africa

Vincent Urbain of Urban Africa leather studio is a fellow CCDI crafter whose considerable skill and experience has been integrated into the making of our Eva knitted handbags.

Creative space at Room 13 graphic design studio, Cape Town

Meeting the makers

As part of creative week, and in conjunction with Cape Town Design Network and Visi Magazine a calendar of "Meet the Maker" studio visits is on the cards for this week.

Knit wool handbag

Bags, bags, bags

At long last our beautiful wool handbags are now available in the showroom (R1295, we take credit cards!) and will very shortly be on sale in the soon-to-launch online shop. Each bag is individually made from a mohair wool blend

Visual play

Playtime!

I loved Brene Brown's most recent blog post on play, and it distracted me into a bit of playtime of my own. Looking around my office it seems I do a fair amount of it, I've just taken to cleverly

hot-off-the-press

Hot off the press!

One of the things I love about owning a small business is the being involved in everything, it's also one of the things I find quite stressful about it too, but that's what happens when you try to have it

Location, location, location

I was out and about in Obs first thing this morning checking out a potential location for the first official cowgirlblues photo shoot. It's going to involve a stylist, a model and the whole nine yards. Not that my family

Crochet for your garden?

Towards the end of last year I did a few outdoor experiments with Heath Nash to create some products using a cord manufactured by an Italian company. It was quite fun to take crochet out of it's traditional context and

Life is like a box of chocolates…

...if it's delicious and you feel like eating the whole box in one go then why on earth not? My brother has just got back from spending a month in (extremely cold!!!) Berlin, and he brought me back some delicious goodies.