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Ideas July 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

2 min.
from the editor

I still have crystal-clear memories of the kitchens of my youth. My granny Lena’s farm kitchen with its wooden tub filled with cold water and the aroma of sourdough that lingered all morning. Granny Hester’s kitchen table that we sat around until late in the evening, listening to ghost stories until we were too afraid to go to sleep. And our childhood kitchen where we stood in a production line to help my mother roll out coffee biscuits. A kitchen needs to work properly. In my life it’s always been a social place, so seating is important. Then sufficient space is needed for chopping and rolling out dough, and a safe place for the cook’s wine glass. And, naturally, it must look lovely so everyone will want to be there. When I…

4 min.
things to do in july

MARKETS • Franschhoek Village Market Browse the market under the historic oak trees on Franschhoek Main Road on 16-17 July (Bastille weekend). Shop for home-made pickles and jams, pies and quiches, bacon and egg breakfast buns, smoothies, olives and olive oil, wine and craft beer, as well as plants, curios and art, leather products, and many other handcrafted items. There is also live music and entertainment for the children. • For more information, search for Franschhoek Village Market on Facebook, or call 082 786 7927, or go to franschhoek.co.za. • Mingle at Menlo Market Relax with friends and family in the shade of the acacia trees at the Mingle at Menlo Market at Umgazi Street, Menlo Park, in Pretoria every Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Entrance is free. Sip a craft beer and indulge…

1 min.
in season in july

Herbs: bay leaves, fennel, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, origanum, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme. Vegetables: beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, gem squash, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnips, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, Swiss chard, spring onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peas. Fruit: apples, avocados, bananas, Cape gooseberries, granadillas, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi, kumquats, lemons, naartjies, oranges, pawpaws, pineapples. FLOWERS available in July: alstroemeria, anemone, Asiatic lilies, calendula, carnations, chinks, chrysanthemum, daffodils, delphinium, freesia, gerbera, iris, larkspur, orchids, ranunculus, snapdragons, statice, stocks, sweetpeas, tulips.…

3 min.
things to read in july

CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Crochet Flowers by Tanya Shliazhko (Struik Lifestyle, R210) Use crochet flowers to add charm to items like pillows, towels or napkin holders, or gather them into a corsage for a lapel or hat trim. There are designs suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced crocheters. The instructions, colour charts and photos take the reader through the process step by step. Content includes information on hooks and yarns, basic crochet stitches, and how to read a pattern. Sew Brilliant Bags by Debbie Shore (Metz Press, R200) Follow the easy-to-use instructions and clear photos; all the techniques are fully explained and all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine. Use the ‘design toolkit’ to customise the bags to suit your taste. The projects are wide-ranging, giving you plenty of…

2 min.
blogs of the month

confessionsofaserialdiyer.com Christy James loves a project, from sewing to painting, reinventing to ripping down and rebuilding, with a little bit of crafting sprinkled in between. If you’re visiting her blog for the first time, start with her DIY project gallery, found by clicking on the tab next to ‘Home’. She says she is excited to be able to share with her readers all the good deals she finds and what becomes of those treasures. ‘I like to think I can tackle just about anything and I love sharing it all!’ thespicespoon.com Food writer and cookery teacher Shayma Saadat shares recipes from the countries of her heritage – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, which she calls Silk Route cuisine. She lives in Toronto. Spice Spoon is rooted in the cooking traditions of the women in…

4 min.
what's new

Oriental layers Pandora Jewelry visited the opulent Orient for the inspiration for its latest collection. The jewellery is layered with icons from Asia and rich colours, and shows interpretations of exotic blooms, fans and ancient motifs. The collection speaks of joy and a sense of serenity. • Go to pandora.net for more information, or look for pandorajewelry on Facebook. Sitting pretty With its delicate pastel tones, sleek oak legs and high button detail this Henley 3-seater couch in Dina Lemon Curry (R11 999) will be a feature in any lounge. Mix and match it with a few armchairs to get an eclectic look. •For more information, go to za.sofacompany.com. Botanical BEAUTY Established in 1997, and located in Pepper Street in Cape Town, Wild Olive African Artisan Apothecary and Artistic Perfumery House represents a positive example…