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Ideas Nov/Dec 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

Here we are again! At the tail end of another year and busy counting the weeks until our well-deserved break. It is admittedly a bit shorter for people with children at school, which makes me wonder if someone at the education department had the same information in front of them as I did, about how long and how often we ought to rest (page 118). Take a look; it’ll also help you to have absolutely no guilt over completely forgetting all thoughts of work and having a good, long sleep. But first there’s the annual planning for Christmas. I’m writing this letter at the end of September, but already in the gym this morning I was listening to the middle-aged man on the treadmill next to me telling his instructor about…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com MARKETS FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 26 October – 3 November Eunice High School in Bloemfontein is holding its annual Christmas Market: eunice.co.za. 30 October – 2 November Shop at the Delmas Christmas Market at the Hervormde Church Hall in Sarel Cillier Street: Search for ‘Delmas Kersmark’ on Facebook. 31 October – 1 November The Christmas Country Fair takes place in Collisheen Estate in Ballito: thechristmasfairfund.co.za. 31 October – 10 November Shop for gifts at the Crafter’s Fair Christmas Market in Moreleta Park, Pretoria: craftersfair.co.za. Every Saturday in November & December The Irene Village Christmas Market takes place at The Big Red Barn in Olifantsfontein: irenemarket.co.za. 7–11 November The Constantia Gift Fair is on at the SA Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) in Constantia: thegiftfair.co.za. 10, 24, 25 November & 1 December The Little Field Mouse Market is on…

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in season in november and december

Vegetables Asparagus, baby marrows, beans, brinjals, carrots, cauliflower, courgettes, cucumbers, garlic, globe artichokes, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onion, parsley, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, squash, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes. Fruit Apricots, avocados, bananas, cherries, figs, guavas, lemons, litchis, mango, melons, nectarines, papaya, peaches, pineapples, plums, rhubarb, spanspek, strawberries, watermelons. Herbs Basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme. Flowers Achillea, agapanthus, allium, alstroemeria, amaranthus, anthuriums, Asiatic lilies, cala lilies, carnations, celosia, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, daisies, delphiniums, everlastings, gerbera, gladiolus, godetia, heliconia, lavender, lisianthus, mount breezia, orange balls, penny stems, roses, sandersonia, sea holly, somer asters, statice, sunflowers, trachelium, veronica, and some proteas and fynbos.…

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books to read in november/december

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Fiction Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Random House UK, R290) In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring British Fascist sympathisers, she finds the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war ends, she presumes it have been confined to history. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realise that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a bravura modern novel of power, wit and empathy. The House Across the Street…

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gorgeous on instagram

@INGTHINGS Amsterdam, Netherlands Ingrid van Willenswaard is a lover of crochet, knitting and colouring. On her Instagram feed, she shares her creative world in cheerful pastel colours. @THEKATETIN Cape Town, South Africa Get a glimpse of Katelyn Allegra’s passion for decadent bakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolate and desserts on her Instagram page. Her mouthwatering photos will tempt the sweet toothed. @MARENTHE Den Haag, Netherlands Marenthe Otten combines her love for colourful characters with playful elements in her illustrations. Her Instagram is pure inspiration, picture by picture.…

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what’s new

FOR YOUNG FASHIONISTAS An infectious rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from international fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris (R297, Hardie Grant Egmont) follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams. One day, she bravely takes the leap – only to find a mean little girl with a horrible-looking cat standing in the way of her perfect Parisian apartment! Can Claris use all her wit, warmth and – of course – style to make her dreams come true? It’s destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages! COLOUR IN An eye-shadow palette is handy – it’s compact and gives you a choice of colour combinations. Except when you can use only three colours in a palette of six…

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