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Ideas January 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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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
IdeesFabriek
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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R 330
6 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
things to do in january

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com The takes place every Sunday from 10am to 3pm on Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. With more than 70 stalls you’ll find fresh produce, international cuisine and lots of handmade goodies. Feast on seared tuna, Lebanese delicacies, cheesecake and Italian-style ice cream then shop for items like handcrafted leather bags and jewellery, and artworks. There’s plenty of top-quality entertainment too. For more information, go to lfhm.co.za or facebook.com/lfharvestmarket. The is an artisan food and wine night market that takes place from 5pm to 9pm on the last Thursday of every month at Southdowns Shopping Centre in Centurion. The market has 30 stalls offering quality food to people of all ages. There’s live entertainment too. For more information, go to facebook.com/thestallmarket. Until 12 January The Myth Buster holiday programme at the Sci-Bono…

2 min.
things to read in january

Diana.Procter@media24.com CRAFT Crochet Blocks by Sarah Hazell (Struik Lifestyle, R200) This book brings together a gorgeous collection of classic patterns. Each block is flagged by skill level and has a crochet chart and row-by-row instructions. A short description of the block’s special features is included. The charts are colour coded to the crocheted sample. The blocks can be used to decorate a host of items – a few projects are included in the book to inspire you. Vintage Remakes by Carla Visser (Metz Press, R245) Transform old items into desirable pieces of jewellery, décor, stationery, furniture and more. Learn how to use simple techniques, general craft supplies and a bit of creativity to make one-of-a-kind items. As well as the step-by-step projects, Carla shares advice such as how to get that vintage look, where to…

2 min.
blogs of the month

absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com Anna Spiro started this blog in 2006 so she could record her inspirations, thoughts and work as an interior designer. Based in Brisbane, her store Black & Spiro is filled with interesting things that she scours the globe to find. She says she is passionate about ‘tradition, collecting, flowers, fabric, gardening, colour and quality’ and she strives to be creative in everything she does. ‘I hope I can inspire you to live a bright and colourful life surrounded by the things you love.’ apt2bbakingco.com This blog celebrates food and film photography ‘through seasonally inspired baking, small batch preserves, and the imperfect beauty found in the kitchen, at the market, and in the fields’. Yossy Arefi, a baker from Brooklyn, left the restaurant business to focus on her photography and writing full time.…

4 min.
what’s new

AND BREATHE The Little Book of Calm Colouring by David Sinden and Victoria Kay (R133, Pan Macmillan) offers portable relaxation. Little beats the meditative quality of colouring to alleviate stress and anxiety. It relaxes the fear centre of the brain, allowing us to unwind and have a bit of fun. With this pocket-size book you can now take colouring art therapy with you wherever you go. SUMMER STYLE Look what’s just washed up on our shores! Salt Water Sandals, from the USA, are crafted from soft leather and mould more to your feet with every wear. Water will help this process so don’t be afraid to wear them to the beach. Simply throw them in the washing machine when they need cleaning. Best of all: there are also styles available for your mini-me.…

2 min.
light & space

Amelia House looks enormous on the website – large, open spaces, a high ceiling, dramatic chandelier and the most gorgeous spiral staircase. The front door is three metres tall and when the double patio doors are slid wide open the family can braai outside on an attractive large patio while chatting to the people who are sitting inside. Once you’re actually there, you see that it is a masterpiece of space utilisation. Everything is just as lovely, but on a much smaller scale than you would have imagined. With the clever use of a small plot of land, there is a spacious living area that seems much bigger because the ceiling is so open and high. With her work for the United Nations as regional flight operations inspector and project coordinator for…

5 min.
heirloom linen

ABBREVIATIONS YOU WILL NEED • 2 balls Vinnis Nikkim 100% cotton DK (50g balls) in Natural • 3,5mm crochet hook • fabric (according to size of window or bed) • matching machine thread STITCH USED TREBLE CLUSTER (TR-CL) Yo and insert hook into next st. Do not complete st, so that there are 2 loops on the hook. Work next st in the same way, so that there are 3 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through all the loops on the hook. TO CROCHET BLOCK STRIP (MAKE 8 BLOCKS) Using 3,5mm crochet hook and Natural, work 5 ch, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring. 1st rnd: 1 ch, 12 dc into ring, sl st into beg-ch. 2nd rnd: 5 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) into each dc to end, sl st into 3rd of 4 ch. 3rd rnd: 3…