Ideas February 2016

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

White , old and preferably with a touch of gold - that was always my decor default mode. Working month in and year out in a creative environment, where new ideas are our bread and butter, has taken its toll, however, and now my house looks like a studio where there's something happening on every wall , but none of it goes together. When we walked into Pieter Vosloo and JanHarm Vorster's house in Cullinan , I felt as if I had arrived home. Everything that I love was in front of me , in abundance - the gorgeous fabrics, the chandeliers, the white wooden floors, the old cupboards ... to be honest, that huge open living area that stretches from the bed to the kitchen is exactly how I see…

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buyer’s guide

Accessorize 021 447 7718 Aigle 031 301 2464 Alcolin 021 555 7400 Banks Kitchen Boutique 021 461 3190 Bostik 021 555 7400 Builders 0861 335 2739 Exclusive Books 011 798 0000 Game 011 427 3000, 021 555 7500 H&M 021 826 73 00 Habits 021 671 7330 Lulu Belle 012 346 6424, 021 671 5728 Mango 011 783 7907 Miglio 086 130 4050 My Pretty Vintage 021 551 2242 Onsite Gallery 021 462 1357 Peter Osborn Furniture 021 534 2904 Plan B Vintage 082 491 3677 Plascon 086 020 4060 Poetry 021 464 5893 Witchery 0860 022 002 Woolworths 0860 022 002 Zara 011 302 1500, 021 446 8700…

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love things to do in february •The in Port Elizabeth takes place on the first Saturday of the month in Valley Road, Baakens Valley from 8am to 2pm. It’s an artisan food fair supplied by local exhibitors. You’ll find quality items, from chocolate, confectionery and bread to paella, gourmet boerewors, craft beer and fresh fruit and vegetables. There are also items like boutique clothing and shoes, locally made leather bags, macramé hangings and handcrafted cosmetics. There is a R10 entrance fee and all proceeds go to charity. For more information, go to • The has fruit and heirloom vegetables for sale with a focus on organic, seasonal and local, as well as items like grass-fed beef, sulphite-free bacon, free-range eggs and artisanal cheeses. The market’s 50 traders also offer plenty of ways to incorporate sustainability at…

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things to read in february CRAFT AND LIFESTYLE SuzelleDIY The Book by Julia Anastasopoulos (H&R, R325) Julia Anastasopoulos, or Suzelle as we all know her, shows us how to deal with household chores, maintain our car, live green, make a braai an event to remember and minimise the hours spent in the kitchen. Her friend, Marianne, takes a special interest in our furry friends. Suzelle also shares her beauty secrets and the best recipes from her kitchen. DIY? Because anybody can. Pewter Art by Elize Roodt (Lapa, R175) With this book Elize shares her experience and passion for pewter. She focuses on the materials, techniques and styles generally used, and introduces gilding, to add an extra dimension to readers’ projects. A list of South African pewter artists, with photos of their work, serves as extra inspiration. The aim of…

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blogs of the month Claire Donovan’s blog is full of craft projects, DIY instructions, crochet tutorials and patterns, interior design inspiration, party plans, freebies and printables. She is always on the lookout for budget friendly ways to create a comfortable and stylish home, including using second-hand pieces and upcycled finds. If you are enjoying the new Ideas series on journaling, browse her art journaling posts where she shares layouts, tips and a step-by-step project. What started as a creative lifestyle blog, with a focus on DIY, travel, family and style, has grown to include consulting, creative workshops, speaking engagements and crafting books. Chelsea Foy from California describes herself as ‘a maker from way back when, and my mom still has the macaroni necklaces to prove it’. These days, she says, she makes different things: ‘I…

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what’s new

This cutlery from Eetrite is just what you need to set a gorgeous table. It’s made from 18/10 stainless steel with a rose gold titanium finish and prices range from R369 for a four-piece set to R4 299 for 44 pieces. Also have a look at their Zareen porcelain plates – they’re white with a gold edge and will complement the cutlery perfectly. Available from, and Makro. AMPLIFY YOUR BEATS Egg Beats is not just a stand for a cellphone – the ‘egg’ has been cleverly designed to amplify the phone’s sound. The holder is suitable for an iPhone 4, 5 and 6 or the Samsung S6, and costs from R99. Go to for details. has a new-look logo and packaging. Enjoy a chilled glass of the Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon…