Ideas January/February 2020

Ideas is all about MAKING your world more beautiful. Packed with creative inspiration, fresh ideas, easy projects and step-by-step instructions, this magazine is the go-to guide for crafters, stitchcrafters, makers, cooks and DIY home decorators.

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from the editor

Contact me at • • 2020. As a visual person, I gaze at the pleasing balance of this date-it just looks right. And if it looks right, it also feels right to me. Perhaps it is still the aftereffects of the World Cup euphoria, but I feel ready for 2020. A balanced number for a year of balance. So where does one begin-With lists, naturally. You see, I’ve always loved a list. Or perhaps more the ticking off of the items on my lists. Since our article about bullet journals, almost three years ago, I have never been without one. My life has never before been so beautifully organised and from this comes my belief in lists to keep things going according to plan. For example, on pages 34 to 36: a list…

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things to do

CREATIVECALENDARIDEAS@GMAIL.COM WESTERN CAPE Until 19 January The Festival of Light Art takes place at Spier. Enjoy the multisensory artworks of light and sound across the farm. Entry is free. For more information, go to 2 January At the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival you can celebrate the new year with thousands of musicians, singers and dancers in colourful costumes. The parade starts in District 6 at around noon and makes its way to the city centre. 4, 11, 18, 25 January The Porterville Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday. On sale are locally-sourced bakes, preserves, proteas, fresh produce, arts and crafts. Go to 6-25 January The UCT Summer School offers a huge selection of short courses on everything from languages and philosophy to practical art and writing. For more information, go to 16 January - 8 March The Maynardville…

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books to read in january/february

Fiction The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph, R270) This love letter to the power of books and literature, and female friendship, is inspired by a true story. Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling existence in England. But she soon realises newlywed life in the wild mountains of Kentucky isn’t the answer to her prayers. But maybe meeting Margery O’Hara is. She enlists Alice, along with three other women, to join her in riding hundreds of miles a week to deliver books to isolated families. They battle the elements and unforgiving terrain-as well as danger and social disapproval. Transforming the lives of so many is all the impetus they need to take such risks. Then a body is found in the mountains, and…

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editor’s choice

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (Picador, R306) It is London, 1850, and while aspiring artist Iris is admiring the construction of the site for The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, she meets taxidermist Silas. For her it is a quick encounter which she almost immediately forgets, but for him, a collector of the strange and beautiful, it is a life-changing moment. When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he teaches her to paint. Her world begins to expand and becomes a place of freedom and art. But for Silas she becomes an obsession that is even bigger than his dream of being a part of the exhibition. It is a gripping story of dreams, passion and determination, set in…

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gorgeous on instagram

@MISSMILLYSA Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Theresa McGill of Miss Milly expresses her love for vintage floral living with her stationery range in soft pastel colours. Follow her on Instagram, where she shares her latest designs. @FEBE_AND_MISHKA_IN_WONDERLAND Hermanus, Western Cape The mother and daughter team of Fébé Harris Marais and Mishka tackle their creative projects together-from craft to needlework - and enjoy dressing up in vintage clothes and showing their outfits on Instagram. @TMUIS Cape Town You won’t be able to get enough of the gifted local illustrator Tyla Mason’s colourful, tongue-in-cheek illustrations. Take a look at her website,, to buy some of her products.…

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what’s new

Large capsules, great gift! A modern sister for the iconic Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules recently make its debut on the beauty shelves. The Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum (R599 for 30 capsules) is the third in the family of this convenient, powerful singledose serum capsules. The dry-oil serum contains vitamin C, which brightens the skin, as well as ceramide that maintains the skin’s youthful glow. The vitamin C concentration, 178 times more potent than a normal serum with this ingredient, helps to make the skin brighter and more even-toned. It remains stable for longer because it is contained in oil and as an antioxidant it is excellent for protecting the skin against free radicals. The best part is that the capsules take up almost no space in…