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Ideas May/June 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.

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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
IdeesFabriek
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

Wow! As frustrating as it is not to see your magazine on the shelves when you know it’s time for it to be there, it’s just as unbelievably wonderful to not see it there because it’s sold out! Especially now with our swan edition, as this was our baby’s first, careful step into the grown-up world. The immensity of this undertaking struck me properly for the first time on 6 March, our first day on shelf, and it was almost five o’clock that afternoon before I could find the courage to take a look at the magazine racks in my neighbourhood. And there we were, in lovely high stacks and pink as pink can be. Each day I struck out in a different direction and it just kept getting better, because our small…

1 min.
contributors

TEAM CHALLENGE Sewing team (from left) Elizabeth Fester, Anneke du Toit and Kevin Swarts have been responsible for fabulous projects in Ideas for years, and this issue is no exception. They produced the lovely ‘It’s in the detail’ article on page 66. You’ve got mail EDDIE SWINNEN, CLEVER HUSBAND OF CONTRIBUTOR GRETHA SWINNEN AND ALL-ROUND NICE GUY, TOOK IT ON HIMSELF TO GET THIS TEAM ONLINE AND COMMUNICATING. WHEN THE FIRST PEEP WENT OUT THAT WE MIGHT BE CONTINUING, THE COUPLE GOT IN TOUCH TO OFFER HIS HELP IN SETTING US UP WITH AN EMAIL DOMAIN AND TRANSFERRING OUR DIGITAL PROPERTIES. AND THEY SERVED US WINE WHILE DOING SO. THANK GUYS! HAVE A HAPPY NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA. WE’LL MISS YOU. LET’S SEW After announcing last month that Bernina is now our official sewing sponsor…

4 min.
things to do

MAY 1 May Workers’ Day 6-14 May THE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE AT CINEMA NOUVEAU IN JOHANNESBURG, PRETORIA, CAPE TOWN AND DURBAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO EUROFILMFEST.CO.ZA. WESTERN CAPE 6-7 May CELEBRATE THE OLIVE HARVEST AT THE RIEBEECK VALLEY OLIVE FESTIVAL. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BUY TICKETS, GO TO WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA. 12-13 May STASIEFEES IN WELLINGTON. ON 12 MAY AT 7PM, ENJOY SOUP, WINE AND A BOOK LAUNCH AT THE BOVLEI TASTING ROOM. ON 13 MAY AT 9.30AM, THERE’S A CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST AT WELLINGTON WINES. BOOK TICKETS (R120 FOR THE SOUP EVENING; R90 FOR BREAKFAST) BY EMAILING MARKETING@WELLINGTONWINES.COMOR ON QUICKET.CO.ZA. 14 May Mother’s Day 11-14 May and 1-4 June SHOP FOR CRAFT ITEMS AT THE MADE IN THE CAPE MARKET IN CAVENDISH SQUARE, CLAREMONT. FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE ‘MADE IN THE CAPE ARTISAN MARKET’ PAGE ON FACEBOOK. 19-21 May THE…

1 min.
in season in may and june

VEGETABLES: artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, cucumber, gem squash, green beans, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, leeks, lettuce, marrows, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips. FRUIT: apples, avocados, bananas, Cape gooseberry, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, limes, naartjies, oranges, papaya, pears, pineapples. IN FLOWER: alstroemeria, arum lilies, Asiatic lilies, asters calendula, carnations, chrysanthemums, daffodils, delphiniums, gerbera, golden rod, hypericum, iris, Irish bells, konfetti, larkspur, nerine, orchids, oriental lilies, roses, some proteas and fynbos, snapdragons, St Joseph lilies, statice, strelitzia, stocks, sunflowers, sweet peas, tuberose, tulips, veronica.…

5 min.
books to read in may / june

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Fiction & lifestyle You Lost Me by Marita van der Vyver (Penguin Books, R250) Willem Prins wanders through Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he had shown great promise as a South African writer of distinction, but years of disappointment have left their mark. Drowning himself in the Seine may well be the only option left to drive up his book sales. His reason for being in Paris – the translation of an erotic novel he wrote under a pseudonym – is not exactly something to be proud of. Willem finds an unlikely companion in Jackie, a young South African working as an au pair in the city. The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain (Harlequin, R245) She’s more than just a dab hand with a piping bag: this is a debut…

2 min.
blogs of the month

onruetatin.com Susan Loomis combines her journalism training with a love for food and the people who produce it. Extensive travel has given her knowledge of and an appreciation for the rich traditions around food — how it is grown, harvested and prepared. She believes learning about cooking and food should involve much more than recipes and techniques. ‘I delight in meeting and introducing the personalities and customs behind the great cuisines of the world.’ sugarandcloth.com This blog covers DIY, travel, décor, recipes for sweet treats and themes for entertaining. And lots of macarons. Ashley Rose is a lifestyle blogger who has turned her site into a full-time career. She started it as a way to share budget friendly projects and recipes. Now the focus is firmly on DIY and décor, and those macarons.…