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Ideas January 2017

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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6 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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goodbye

I’ve always believed that if anything is certain in life it is that things change. In our world of magazines, the words, ‘I cope well with change’ ought to be written in huge letters at the top of our list of personality traits. Or perhaps even, ‘I welcome change with open arms.’ Because here things move fast. Within just 10 years we’ve had to learn to manage with fewer than a quarter of the staff members we had originally, we hold markets, shoot DIY videos, send out a weekly digital newsletter, stay in touch daily on social media and on top of all that last year we tackled our own television series, ’n Ster Vir My Bed. I’m not complaining, because it’s all exciting, stimulating and new, and most importantly, wonderful.…

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things to do in january

WESTERN CAPE 6-7 January The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town. Dress in your finest blue and white outfit and enter the best-dressed or best-hat competition. Enjoy wine, culinary treats and an after-party. Buy tickets at Computicket or go to lqp.co.za for more information. 10, 17, 20, 31 January Start the new year creatively by signing up for a cooking course at Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye. The courses offered include Mediterranean, seasonal summer, easy entertaining and Thai. They cost R650 and recipes and drinks are included. For more information, go to gingerandlime.co.za. 12-13 January Learn to bake bread with Chef Pieter de Jager at Leopard’s Leap in Franschhoek. Try your hand at rye, ciabatta, baguette, bagels, brioche, focaccia and naan. The course costs R695 per person. To book,…

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in season in january

VEGETABLES: asparagus, beetroot, brinjals, butternuts, carrots, celery, courgettes, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, lettuce, mangetout, mushrooms, onions, parsley, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweetcorn, sweet peppers, tomatoes. FRUIT: apricots, bananas, berries, figs, granadillas, grapes, kiwi fruit, lemons, litchis, mangoes, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prickly pears, watermelons. HERBS: basil, chives, dill, fennel, lemon grass, marjoram, mint, origanum, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme. FLOWERS AVAILABLE IN JANUARY: agapanthus, alstroemeria, amaranthus, anthiriums, Asiatic lilies, Barberton daisies, calla lilies, carnations, celosia, chrysanthemums, everlastings, gerbera, gladiolus, lace flower, lavender, roses, summer asters, sunflowers.…

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things to read in january

CRAFT & LIFESTYLE One Ball of Wool (DK, R198) Using just one ball of wool, cotton, silk or yarn, you can make any of the knitting and crochet projects in this book. They are all on trend, with easy patterns ranging from hats, scarves, headbands and mittens to bags, toys and home accessories like baskets and throws. Many of them can be completed in only a few hours. No matter what your level of skill you can learn how to knit and crochet these simple, quick-to-finish, trendy projects. Decorative Art by Angie Franke & Monique Day-Wilde (Metz Press, R210) This book features the most popular projects from Quick Art, Smart Art and Fast Art and showcases ways to use simple craft techniques to create original display art. Learn to produce modern-art canvases and block…

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blogs of the month

chocolateforbasil.com ‘If the title of Jerrelle Guy’s blog is enough to make your mouth water, then the food pics will send your appetite into overdrive,’ writes The Improper Bostonian. Jerrelle’s partner, Eric Harrison, is a vegetarian. Jerrelle uses the blog to document her culinary adventures and food like sweet potato samoosas and raw lemon meringue pie with turmeric. ‘Add in her photography and you have the perfect ingredients for the mouthwatering recipes that fill up her blog and newsletter.’ theshabbycreekcottage.com Gina Luker is usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She’s addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram and everything aqua. She and her husband have been remodelling her childhood home since 2009. They do the work themselves, which saves…

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what's new

Beautiful shoes We can’t stop admiring these gorgeous shoes. Chocolaticas are designed by Venezuelans Carolina Aguerrevere and Pablo Martinez and are made from memory foam, which means they’re durable and completely washable. Tilla & Jacob, a décor shop in Kroonstad, is the sole distributor in South Africa. • Call in at the shop at 20 Hill Street or go to tillaenjacob.co.za to buy your favourite pair. START PLANNING These any-year planner/notebooks will help you organise your life, plus the 12-month, open-dated format allows you to start using them at any time of the year. The inners were designed to be minimal and chic with plenty of space to write, sketch and plan in detail. The floral artwork on the covers was created by florist Heike le Cordeur and photographer Tasha Seccombe. • To…

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