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Ideas Nov/Dec 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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R 330
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

What a year 2017 has been! It has felt as if we’ve been taken on a real roller-coaster ride – slow to get going, but once we were on our way, it was almost enough to make us scream as we gripped frantically onto our seats. Somewhere between the rand and the rugby rising and falling we shut our eyes tightly while the politicians made us want to pull out our hair, but luckily we had Kevin and Wayde to provide us with wonderful moments that made us exclaim in delight. And creativity to soothe our souls in between. For the Ideas team it has been a time of renewal – of taking chances, celebrating successes, and here we are at the end of the year and we are still printing magazines.…

5 min.
things to do

November FREE STATE 16-18 November The Cherry Festival takes place in Ficksburg. For more information, go to cherryfestival.co.za. KWAZULU-NATAL 4 November The Winterton Street Festival takes place in Springfield Street between 8am and 4pm. Call 082 548 9910 or 083 645 9941. EASTERN CAPE 27-29 October The Art Meander in Port Elizabeth includes art, pottery and photography studios. Email cindy@capecomposite.co.za. GAUTENG 25 November The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra end-of-year concert takes place in Bapedi Hall, Soweto. Go to orchestracompany.org.za. WESTERN CAPE 28-29 October and 4-5 November Attend the Elgin Open Gardens festival. For more information, go to elginopengardens.co.za. 30 October - 5 November Kamer/Makers takes place at Anura Vinyards. Enjoy local design and craft, art, music, food and wine. Go to kamersvol.com. 3-5 November The Endless Daze Music Festival takes place at Silwerstroom Resort on the West Coast. Go to endlessdazefest.com. 4 November Enjoy…

1 min.
in season in november and december

Vegetables Asparagus, baby marrows, brinjals, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, garlic, globe artichokes, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onion, peas, potato, pumpkin, radishes, squash, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes. Fruit Apricots, avocados, bananas, cherries, figs, guavas, lemons, litchis, mango, melons, nectarines, papaya, peaches, pineapples, plums, rhubarb, spanspek, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons. Herbs Basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme. Flowers Achillea, agapanthus, allium, alstroemeria, amaranthus, anthuriums, Asiatic lilies, asters, calla lilies, carnations, celosia, chrysanthemums, daisies, delphiniums, everlastings, gerbera, gladiolus, godetia, heliconia, lavender, lisianthus, montbretia, orange balls, roses, Sandersonia (Christmas bells), sea holly, statice, sunflowers, Trachelium (blue lace flower), veronica.…

4 min.
books to read in november/december

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Craft Get Crochet Savvy by Beatrix Snyman (Lapa, R250) Crochet has become the number-one craft hobby for both young and old. But what to do when you don’t even know how to hold a crochet hook? This book is the perfect introduction to the art of crochet. Learn everything you need to know, from hook sizes, yarn weights and stitch markers to how to grip the crochet hook and yarn (and what to do if you are a lefty), how to combine colours, and how to read patterns and diagrams. There’s also a complete list of US, UK and Afrikaans terminology and abbreviations. How To Make Resin Jewellery by Sara Naumann (Metz Press, R195) Resin jewellery is very easy to make and the technique is incredibly versatile. Make beautiful pieces of jewellery for men…

6 min.
what’s new

Online retailer opens first store LEADING ONLINE RETAILER YUPPIECHEF RECENTLY OPENED ITS FIRST PHYSICAL STORE, IN WILLOWBRIDGE SHOPPING CENTRE, TYGER VALLEY. DESIGNED BY RENOWNED INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO ARRCC, THE STORE BOASTS A FUNCTIONAL TEST KITCHEN AS WELL AS A ‘GENIUS BAR’ WHERE CONSUMERS CAN CONNECT WITH THE ONLINE STORE AND CONTINUE THEIR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, SELECT AN ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY OR UPDATE THEIR YUPPIECHEF PROFILES. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO SET UP A WEDDING REGISTRY IN-STORE OR HAVE A GIFT BEAUTIFULLY WRAPPED WITH YUPPIECHEF STYLE. GO TO YUPPIECHEF.COM FOR DETAILS. Special for Christmas This collector’s item from Sisley Eau de Soir is exquisite. A special bottle is designed every year for the festive season and this year’s packaging is simply gorgeous. The black bottle sprinkled with gleaming stars and planets calls to mind an enchanted evening.…

6 min.
white christmas

BUREAUX.CO.ZABUREAUX.CO.ZATHEHOLLOWAYSHOP.COM The courtyard is the scene of the Christmas gathering. The table setting is anchored by an oversized Russian linen tablecloth. Black, handmade, ceramic crockery and recycled-glass drinking glasses have a textural appeal, as do the rough-edged linen napkins tied with twine. Gold spray-painted seed pods do the job of adding a glamorous festive flair. The seating is a combination of monastic benches and vintage wire garden furniture, gently rusted by the elements. The whimsical garland on the wall is fynbos and found flora, lashed together with twine and gold craft wire. The entire scene is a study in serene, cool greens, greys and bone whites, punctuated in a dramatic fashion by roughly textured black and barely-there flashes of gold. Place a wrapped gift at each setting to emphasise the festive…