Ideas March 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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Last Christmas (which already feels as though it was a lifetime ago) was the first time in recent years that I haven’t posted my festive table on Instagram – something that I’m very inclined to do. The reason was that my inspiration came from this edition and so everything was still top secret. When Hannes walked into the office with his illustrated cans for this month’s cover shoot early in December, I knew immediately this was the spark I’d been waiting for. It was the inspiration I needed for setting the table and wrapping the gifts and doing some cooking too! My son Anton and his friends emptied the cans for me with much enthusiasm, and it wasn’t long before the whole dining room table was covered with photocopies of artworks,…

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buyer’s guide

@home 0860 576 576 Abode 072 261 3540 Ackermans 0860 900 100 Call It Spring 021 551 1527, 031 584 7431 Coppélia 084 580 1145 Edgars 0860 334 277 Exclusive Books 011 798 0000 Havaianas 021 425 2521, 031 584 7828, 011 783 0733 Lulu Belle 012 346 6424, 021 671 5728 Mango 011 783 7907 Mimco 0860 022 002 Old Khaki 021 464 5893 Onsite Gallery 021 462 1357 Poppi se Shoppi 083 774 3251 Quirky Me 082 417 1885 Studio W 0860 022 002 The Space 011 783 1935, 021 674 6643 Typo 021 552 2635 Witchery 0860 022 002 Zara 011 302 1500, 021 446 8700…

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things to do in march POPULAR MARKETS • The Riversands Farm Village Market takes place just outside Fourways in Johannesburg every Sunday from 9am to 4pm. You’ll find fresh produce, deli and food stalls, craft beer, craft stalls, clothing, jewellery, collectables, art and live music. Dogs on leashes are welcome. • For more information, go to • The Mill Country Fair in Hopefield in the Western Cape takes place every Saturday between 10am and 2pm. There are stalls selling fresh produce, as well as local arts and crafts, antique and vintage items, books, bakes, and more. Explore the garden, relax in the sun and enjoy the food, wine and live music. • For more information, go to Mpumalanga 26 March Taking place near the town of Dullstroom, the Tonteldoos Highlands Festival is a Scottish festival that includes…

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things to read in march CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Make Your Home by Germarie Bruwer and Margaux Tait (Struik Lifestyle, R220) The authors take everyday items and give them a twist in projects suitable for all craft and décor enthusiasts, from beginners to more advanced. Whether you prefer to tackle projects with a saw and drill, paper and scissors, or sewing needle, there is something for everyone – from storage solutions to paint techniques, knitted rugs, stamped tiles and outdoor seating. Prints Galore by Angie Franke (Metz Press, R210) This book offers a variety of printing techniques and practical, beautiful projects that don’t require a press or any expertise. In addition to stamping and stencilling, various relief methods of printmaking, including lino, texture plate and collagraph, the author has included four types of screen printing and sun and cyanotype print…

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blogs of the month Bev Mccullough grew up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses. She began sewing as a teenager and made her own clothes and room décor even then. That love for DIY, crafting and sewing has grown to include jewellery making and furniture refinishing. Her style is a mix between modern and vintage – she loves taking old styles and making them new again. The categories on her blog include crochet, embroidery, things to wear and home décor. Freelance food photographer, stylist and writer Meeta Wolff lives in Weimar, Germany. She enjoys cooking multi-cultural meals with organic ingredients. ‘As my recipes and creations became more elaborate I needed a way to express myself. I can talk, cook and eat food for hours. It never bores me. I needed a way to…

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what’s new

DESTINATION ‘LOCAL’ If you’re in the Paarl area, call in at Spice Route and visit the beautifully curated destination store, The Trading Company. It is filled to the brim with colourful locally made products, each with a European twist. It is the brainchild and baby of Abigail Bisogno, with each item handpicked and often unique to the store. • For more information, go to or follow @SpiceRoutePaarl on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on the store. DESIGNER LABELS Cork & Cap is a new enterprise started by a group of young people. They have their own winemaker and also sell a range of craft beers, but what makes them special is that they will tailor-make personalised labels for you, for weddings, special birthdays or Valentine’s Day, for example. •Go to their website,…