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Ideas July/August 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.

South Africa
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from the editor

It’s now two and a half years that we’ve been paddling our own canoe, as the saying goes. Which is why I sit alone in my home office to write this letter, issue after issue. When people ask me if it’s not lonely, I tell them that I can work undisturbed, that I can sit with a blanket over my legs without anyone looking at me and that I can pull the heater up close to me without it being a safety risk for the company. And also that I do often see other team members. But yes, it’s not the most sociable life and I do sometimes miss being able to simply share ideas over the coffee pot and to hear and see what is going on in everyone’s lives…

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EDITOR Terena le Roux EMAIL terena@ideasfactory.co.za STUDIO AND STITCHCRAFT Dala Watts MARKETING AND FINANCES Marweya Smal INQUIRIES info@ideasfactory.co.za COPY EDITING Diana Procter and Marié Smidt STYLING Hannes Koegelenberg, Dala Watts and Carin Smith PHOTOS Ed O’Riley CONTRIBUTORS FOOD Louisa Holst and Tani Kirsten CRAFT & DIY Carin Smith, John Letherbarrow and Hannes Koegelenberg BEAUTY Elsa Krüger STITCHCRAFT Karen Adendorff, Anelle Britz Elizabeth Fester, Elsbeth Eksteen and Gina Ross CREATIVE CALENDAR Lara Foreman RETOUCHING Willie Koen SOCIAL MEDIA Carien Eloff PUBLISHER & SALES Terena le Roux…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com July 09 July School term starts 18 July Nelson Mandela Day WESTERN CAPE June, July and August The Swellendam Winter School offers over 40 creative short courses. For more information, go to winterschool.co.za. 14-16 June and 21-23 June Gordon’s Bay hosts its annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights. For more information, go to winterwonderland.co.za. 5-14 July Book tickets for the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival at Computicket. For details, go to www.sicmf.co.za. 11-13 July The Tops at Spar Wine Show takes place at GrandWest Casino. For more information, go to www.wineshow.co.za. 13-14 July Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day with wine and food, music and markets. For details, go to www.franschhoekbastille.co.za. 19-20 July The Soetes & Soup Festival takes place at various wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini and Breede River areas. Tickets are available on Webtickets. EASTERN CAPE 27 June to 7 July Enjoy all things cultural at the…

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in season in july and august

Herbs: bay leaves, chives, dandelion, fennel, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, nasturtiums, oregano, parsley, perennial basil, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme. Vegetables: asparagus, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, gem squash, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, Swiss chard, spring onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips. Fruit: apples, avocado, bananas, Cape gooseberry, granadilla, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi, kumquats, lemons, limes, loquats, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, pineapple. In flower: alstroemeria, anemone, arum lilies, Asiatic lilies, blushing brides, calendula, carnations, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, daffodils, delphiniums, ericas, gypsophila, heather, freesia, gerbera, germini, golden rod, iris, kangaroo paw, larkspur, leucadendron, orchids, pincushions, proteas, ranunculus, snapdragons, statice, sterretjies, strelitzia, St Joseph lily, stocks, sweetpeas, tuberose, tulips.…

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lost dog

A lifestyle journalist in the UK, Kate Spicer is a middle-aged woman trying to restore some order to a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the lurcher disappears, Kate hits the streets of London to find him. As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope that she may find him, she runs into other people’s landscapes and lives, finding allies among psychics, bloggers and mysterious midnight joggers. Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to its limits – and gets her thinking about her life, and why things have turned out as they have for her. A brilliant, life-affirming memoir, Lost Dog is a book about both the…

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gorgeous on instagram

@MAJASMANUFAKTUR Arvika, Sweden Looking for knitting patterns for the winter? Maja Karlsson’s Instagram page is the place to visit first. She designs her own warm woollens with the loveliest patterns – especially mittens and socks – and photographs them all beautifully. @DIEKAALKONYN Stellenbosch, South Africa Talented local illustrator Tana Ferreira’s tongue-in-cheek designs are an inspiration. Her illustrations are a delight – some black-and-white, others in colour – and there’s a strong focus on family, fun and celebratory occasions. @MATANNAKATZ Cape Town, South Africa Matanna Katz’s creativity knows no bounds. She designs, draws and styles, and takes photos of food, flowers and décor, all of which find their way onto her Instagram page. Matanna is inspired by nature’s soft textures and colour palette.…