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Ideas July/Aug 2018

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Idees Fabriek
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from the editor

The winter chill has started to bite in earnest here in the Cape and I’m typing this with fairly stiff fingers. Old houses are full of charm, which I can never resist, but believe me – the thick walls keep out every little bit of sunshine and warmth. To create a cosy haven in here I definitely have to go and buy firewood. But I do it quite happily, because our long article about the home as a sanctuary on page 34 speaks to the very fibre of my being. I have always been a person who has to feel content in my environment to be able to put my best foot forward in the world outside. If the house is untidy, I feel disorganised, but if there’s a fire crackling…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com July 17 July School term starts 18 July Nelson Mandela Day WESTERN CAPE 24 June - 26 August Delheim’s Jazz & Cheese Fondues take place every Sunday. Tickets cost R450. Book at Webtickets. 29 June - 1 July & 6-8 July Gordon’s Bay hosts its annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights. Enjoy a parade, food trucks and art and craft stalls. For more information, go to winterwonderland.co.za. 29 June - 8 July The Knysna Oyster Festival offers more than 100 events for the whole family. For more information, go to oysterfestival.co.za. 9 July - 5 August The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre features top local and international comedy artists. Search on Facebook for Jive Cape Town Funny Festival. 14-15 July Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day with wine and food, music and markets. For details, go to franschhoekbastille.co.za. 20-21 July The Soetes &…

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in season in july and august

Herbs Bay leaves, chives, dandelion, fennel, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, nasturtiums, origanum, 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, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips. Fruit Apples, avocados, bananas, Cape gooseberry, granadillas, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi, kumquats, lemons, limes, loquats, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, pineapples. Flowers available Alstroemeria, anemone, arum lilies, Asiatic lilies, banksia, blushing brides, calendula, cardinal protea, carnations, chinks, chrysanthemum, daffodils, delphinium, ericas, freesia, gerbera, germini, golden rod, gypsophila, heather, iris, kangaroo paw, King protea, larkspur, leucadendron, Mundi protea, orchids, pincushion, ranunculus, snapdragons, statice, strelitzia, St Joseph’s lily, stocks, sweetpeas, tuberose, tulips.…

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books to read in july/august

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Fiction Every Note Played by Lisa Genova (Atlantic, R285) An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his talent. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS and his right arm is paralysed. It feels like a death, a loss of true love. When he becomes increasingly paralysed and is no longer able to live on his own, his ex-wife Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. Poignant and powerful, this is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Jonathan Cape, R290) It is 1945, and London is still reeling from years of…

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gorgeous on instagram

@CORNEL_STRYDOM Pretoria, South Africa Cornel Strydom, creative soul, Ideas contributor and woman of many talents, inspires thousands on her Instagram page. She is passionate about crochet, and these days also permaculture and the family’s new Karoo farm. @NOSTALGIETEXTILES Centurion, South Africa Letitia du Toit's beautiful printed fabric makes you long for the folk songs, children’s toys and TV heroes of a bygone era. Nostalgia, a love for colourful patterns, and words all find expression in her designs. @DONNASMITHDESIGNS Shetland, Scotland Knitter Donna Smith alternates photos of the breathtaking (cold!) scenery with how she knits her world cosy. She dyes her own wool in the loveliest shades and develops all her own patterns.…

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what’s new

SUPER FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN Super food is not just good for your health, it also helps to promote lovely skin. The Danish Beauté Pacifique range has launched a modern, younger range into the market: SuperFruit Skin Enforcement (R670–R1 175) is packed full of super fruits like lingon berries, green tea and apple leaves, to tackle the first signs of ageing. The ingredients are powerful antioxidants that help the skin to protect itself against damaging elements. The range kicks off with four products that will be expanded upon in time, and is ideal for women in their early 30s. Moooi in South Africa This iconic Dutch design brand can now be found at Weylandts. Moooi (from the Dutch word for beautiful), with its playful and unique furniture and décor items, was founded by…

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