Ideas October 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

It always amazes me how people talk about paper versus digital as if the two have nothing to do with each other. They also sometimes assume that because you work for a magazine or prefer to get your information from ‘old-fashioned’ magazines or books you don’t understand the digital world. And even more so when your content is as handmade as ours. If I seem to be a little sensitive about this subject, that’s true - it is a sore point. This morning as I stood before the layout board and saw this issue coming together, I realised how wonderfully the two worlds complement each other. Where can you see more inspirational handcrafts than on creative blogs, Pinterest and Instagram? After all, the whole handmade revolution was spurred on by the…

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things to do in october

All provinces 9 October Celebrate Garden Day and the varied reasons why gardening is so worthwhile. To see what you can do or to download the app ‘Gardening with Babylonstoren’ – a library of gardening information, suggestions and direct access to gardening experts – go to or email KwaZulu-Natal 29-30 October Kengai Bonsai Kai holds its annual show at Hillcrest Primary School from 9am. Watch demonstrations, chat to experts and shop for trees and pots. Entry is R20. For details, call 083 254 1022 or email Gauteng 1 October The Mooiste Maand Bos Mark takes place in Pretoria East at Rusplaas. Enjoy crafts, décor, garden goods and art. For details, go to or search for Bos Mark at Rusplaas on Facebook. 5-10 October Tierlantyn’kies Kuier & Koopfees takes place in Zwavelpoort in…

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in season in october

FLOWERS AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER: agapanthus, allium, alstroemeria, amaranthus, anthuriums, Asiatic lilies, carnations, celosia, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, delphiniums, everlastings, gerbera daisies, gladiolus, heliconia, latefolia, lavender, liatris, lisianthus, orange balls, roses, sea holly, some asters, some proteas and fynbos, statice, veronica, watsonias. VEGETABLES: asparagus, artichokes, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, leeks, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rhubarb, Swiss chard, squash, spring onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies. FRUIT: apricots, bananas, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi, lemons, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, pawpaws, pineapples, rhubarb, strawberries. HERBS: basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, fennel, tarragon, lavender, lemon grass, marjoram, mint, nasturtiums, nettle, origanum, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme.…

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things to read in october

CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Mad About Metal by Monica Fischer, Suzan Cumpsty, Lee Vorster (Metz Press, R225) Craft metal is pliable and has endless decorative possibilities. This book is about using coloured craft metal – embossing, cutting out designs, adding or taking away colour and filling in 3-D designs to customise blanks and found objects. Learn about the metal and supporting mediums, various techniques and the tools used. The projects range from beginner to advanced. Chalk-style Botanicals by Valerie McKeehan (Struik Lifestyle, R120) All the beauty of colouring with chalk – but without the mess! The hand-drawn flower and plant designs feature the charming imperfections of original chalkboard art. Each white line illustration is presented on a black background, just like a real chalkboard. Warm and bright colours, neons and pastel shades will all really…

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blogs of the month Heidi Larsen morphed her love of making food with her former career as a creative director in publishing to become a photo-taking, storytelling, magazine and e-cookbook designing food blogger. She likes to create and share recipes for fresh, seasonal, mostly simple, often healthy, comfort food. And sometimes with a little cheese and butter mixed in. Check out her recipe index for menu ideas, and then have a look at other food bloggers’ recipes in her online Foodiecrush magazine. Sherry and John Petersik chat about transforming their house and living in it, and the random bits in between. They’ve tackled tons of DIY projects and renovated three homes – all while raising their children, writing two books, designing products and dabbling in podcasting. Their obsession with DIY started when they bought their…

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what’s new

TOUCH OF SPRING these eetrite Urban Flower mugs will brighten up your house after the long winter. They’re available from Yuppiechef at R179 for a set of four. FAMILY TRADITION we just love the packaging of this soap, called mammamia Boerseep. it’s handmade using an age-old family recipe passed down through generations, and each bar is hand-cut. • find the soap at De malle meul in Philadelphia in the western Cape or buy it online from New iN the CereaL aisLe try the new bakery-inspired mueslis from woolworths. they come in three tempting flavours: banana bread, coconut and cranberry macaroon, and apple strudel, and sell for r42,95 for 750g. the ready-prepared single portions of healthy steel-cut oats are also very tasty and convenient. heat the pouch in the microwave for 90 seconds and enjoy.…