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Ideas June 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

Over the past few months we've more than once referred to the trend towards having fewer possessions and more experiences. And to how it is increasingly important that the few things we do have should have more meaning for us; how there's a story behind everything. I could never throw things out quite as quickly as Marie Kondo advises in her bestseller The Life-Uhanging Magic of Tidying Up. With me, it goes briskly the one day and at a snail's pace the next - usually because I come across something that I feel soppily sentimental about. When I tackled my wardrobe a while ago, I was so enthusiastic I'm still looking for some of the items that obviously also landed in the charity bundle. What eventually brought me to a standstill…

1 min.
buyer's guide

Abode 072 261 3540 Accessorize 021 447 7718 Arora Lights 021 949 2520 Bronx Woman 021 590 7000 Builders 0860 284 533 Call It Spring 021 551 1527, 031 584 7431 CNA 086 026 2289, 011 495 6000 Eagle Lighting 021 511 2640 Exclusive Books 011 798 0000 Go Lighting 011 440 1781, 011 447 3667 H&M 021 826 7451, 011 590 6301 Hoi P’loy 021 447 1433 Kelly-Mae 079 914 4443 Lulu Belle 012 346 6424, 021 671 5728 Mango 021 418-0916 Merrypak 021 531 2244 Mohair South Africa 041 487 1386 MRP Home 0800 21 25 35 Onsite Gallery 021 462 1357 Peter Osborn Furniture 021 534 2904 Pick n Pay 0800 11 22 88 PNA 011 672 4391 Poetry 021 464 5893 Recreate 021 447 0007 Stuttafords 011 783 5212, 021 555 1970 Trenery 086 002 2002 Typo 021 552 2635 Zando 021 200 7600 Zara 011 302 1500, 021 446 8700…

4 min.
things to do in june

1-5 June Kamers, which showcases handcrafted products, is on at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. For details, go to kamersvol.com or to facebook.com/kamersvol. MARKETS • Walkerville Farmer’s Market Shop for fresh produce every Saturday from 9am to 3pm at 112 Main Road, Walkerville (between Southgate and Vereeniging). Find eggs, honey, biltong, cheese and craft beer, as well as jewellery, art, crafts, books, plants, pet accessories and more. Child and dog friendly. For details, search for Walkerville Farmers Market on Facebook. • Harties Market This charming, rustic market at the foot of the Magalies Mountain in Hartbeespoort takes place every Saturday between 9am and 3pm. Enjoy foods like smoked pork belly, Moroccan cuisine, vetkoek and calamari, and shop for creative arts and crafts. It’s a lovely spot to relax with family and friends. For…

1 min.
in season in june

Herbs: Bay leaves, fennel, garlic chives, lemon grass, parsley, marjoram, rocket, origanum, rosemary. Vegetables: Artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, marrows, mushrooms, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach. Fruit: Apples, avocados, gooseberries, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, limes, naartjies, oranges, papaya, pears. FLOWERS AVAILABLE IN JUNE Alstroemeria, arum lilies, Asiatic lilies, calendula, carnations, chinks, chrysanthemums, daffodils, delphiniums, gerbera daisy, golden rod, hypericum, iris, Irish bells, larkspur, St Joseph lily, orchids, snapdragons, statice, strelitzia, stocks, sweet williams, sweetpeas, tuberose, tulips, some proteas and fynbos including pincushions, heather and ericas.…

2 min.
things to read in june

CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Crochet Home by Emma Lamb (Struik Lifestyle, R260) Using playful combinations of colour, pattern and texture and drawing inspiration from retro style and Scandinavian simplicity, Emma offers you 20 projects. Choose from potholders and cushions, or make a cosy throw. Every design includes clear pattern instructions and charts, as well as helpful tips. Basic techniques are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and colour photographs. A Table for Every Occasion by Fransie Snyman, Katrien van Zyl, Wilsia Metz (Metz Press, R275) Full of practical advice and inspiration to help you create tables that will make any celebration unforgettable. Not only does this book contain full place settings, flowers, centrepieces and everything else for tables for 25 different occasions, it also offers more than 50 recipes and shows you how to make table elements…

2 min.
blogs of the month

melkkos-merlot.co.za Capetonian Lizet Hartley is ‘obsessed with food and wine’. Merlot is her cat. Lizet started her food journey totally clueless and learned through cooking, tasting, classes and reading. ‘I cook soul food, comfort food and . . . cheap food.’ You’ll find her gran’s chicken pie and souskluitjies and her old-fashioned ice cream made with Ideal milk, but also French-inspired recipes and dishes that suggest many hours of slaving, while in reality she ‘chucked a few things in a pot and put my feet up’. sewcountrychick.com Justine Abbitt believes that anyone can sew. ‘It’s just a learned skill . . . but it does take dedication.’ Most days you will find her working on some type of sewing project in the dining room of her old farmhouse. This blog is a diary…