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May/June 2019

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

Travelling has always been one of my favourite things to do. Whether it’s a day-long (and these days increasingly expensive) flight to a far country or a road trip through the Karoo, travel makes me happy. It’s the anticipation beforehand (apparently for many people the best part), the planning, the packing, the journey and the destination – everything forms part of a package that simply makes my heart sing.If I can travel for an exciting reason – even better. And so I headed off to Germany in the middle of February, with layers of clothes on hand to help me transition from the Cape summer into the European winter. After long negotiations, the first of two editions of Ideas was to appear on the shelves there on 20 February, and…

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EDITOR Terena le RouxEMAIL terena@ideasfactory.co.zaSTUDIO AND STITCHCRAFT Dala WattsMARKETING AND FINANCES Marweya SmalINQUIRIES info@ideasfactory.co.zaCOPY EDITING Diana Procter and Marié SmidtSTYLING Hannes Koegelenberg, Dala Watts and Carin SmithPHOTOS Ed O’RileyCONTRIBUTORSFOOD Louisa Holst and Tani KirstenCRAFT & DIY Carin Smith, Germarie Bruwer, John Letherbarrow, Dala Watts and Hannes KoegelenbergBEAUTY Elsa KrügerSTITCHCRAFT Karen Adendorff, Jennifer Jacobs Elizabeth Fester, Anneke du Toit and Gina RossCREATIVE CALENDAR Lara ForemanRETOUCHING Willie KoenSOCIAL MEDIA Carien EloffPUBLISHER & SALES Terena le Roux…

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creative calendar

May01 May Workers’ Day08 May Elections13 May Mother’s DayGAUTENG24 April - 4 MayThe Suid-Oos Gift Market takes place at the Nederduitsch Hervormde church in Witbank. Browse crafts, art, décor and food. For more information, search for Geskenke Mark on Facebook.26 April - 1 MayShop for proudly local handcrafted items at Kamers/Makers in Sandton at St David’s Marist Inanda between 9am and 5pm. For more information, go to kamersvol.com.1 MayThe Brooklyn Square Rooftop Antique Fair, formerly known as the Melrose Museum Antique Fair, offers a great selection of collectors? treasures. Search for Brooklyn Square Rooftop Vintage & Collectables Fair on Facebook.3-4 MayThe Capital City Wine Show takes place in Pretoria from 5pm to 9pm. For more information, visit www.outsorceress.co.za.11-12 MayEnjoy contemporary art, and food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley at…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com25 MayThe Shiraz & Charcuterie festival takes place at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek. For more information, go to www.rupertwines.com. Tickets are available from Webtickets.29 May - 1 JuneThe 21st Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival takes place at The Baxter in Rondebosch. Tickets are available from Webtickets. For more information, go to ctbigbandjazzfest.co.za.June16 June Youth Day17 June Father’s Day21 June Solstice22 June End of second school term24 June July/August Ideas on saleGAUTENG1 JuneShop for arts and crafts, health and wellness products, homebaked goods and more at the Bryanston Organic and Natural Market. For details, go to www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za.4-5 JuneThe Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival takes place at Hyde Park Centre in Johannesburg. Meet the cellar masters and taste and buy wines. Tickets are available from Webtickets.6-8 JuneThe Tops at…

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in season in may and june

Herbs: bay leaves, fennel, garlic chives, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme.Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, cucumber, gem squash, green beans, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, leeks, lettuce, marrows, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips.Fruit: apples, avocados, bananas, Cape gooseberry, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, limes, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, papaya, pears, pineapples.In flower: alstroemeria, arum lilies, asiatic lilies, asters, calendula, carnations, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, daffodils, delphiniums, gerbera, germini, golden rod, heliconia, hypericum, iris, Irish bells, kangaroo paw, konfetti, St Joseph lily, larkspur, nerine, orchids, oriental lilies, roses, sea holly, snapdragons, statice, strelitzia, stocks, sunflowers, sweet peas, tuberose, tulips, veronica, some proteas and fynbos including pincushions, heather and ericas.…

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books to read in may/june

diana@ideasfactory.co.zaFictionQueenie Malone’s Paradise Hotelby Ruth Hogan(Two Roads, R315)The new novel from the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things is an uplifting story of mothers and daughters, families and secrets, and the astonishing power of friendship. Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel. But her childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away to boarding school with little explanation and no warning. Many years later, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. When her mother dies, she goes back to Brighton and sets about unravelling the mystery, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all.Ellie and the Harpmakerby Hazel Prior(Bantam Press, R290)Dan…