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Ideas November 2015

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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South Africa
R 330
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

I's strange how those 'aha' moments sometimes take years to strike. As I walked around among our readers at our recent sewing weekend in Cullinan , looking at their half-finished aprons , it occurred to me that a few rows of stitches could turn a piece of plain white fabric into something special. Nothing too complicated or difficult , not expensive and not time-consuming. Some decorative stitches with your sewing machine and there you have it - a lovely gift. And then the thoughts started to grow at the back of my mind: what could I make with just a few simple stitches? Given the speed at which this year has flown , Christmas is around the corner and with the sad state of finances (the country's and my own) I'm…

1 min.
buyers's guide

Accessorize 021 447 7718 Baleia Wines 087 234 8621 Biggie Best 021 534 8662 Builders 0861 335 273 Call It Spring 021 551 1527, 031 584 7431 Candle Deli 021 552 4937 Coco Africa 072 383 3227 Exclusive Books 011 798 0000 Frazer Parfum 021 421 9159 Global Beads 021 976 8091 Habits 021 671 7330 Havaianas 011 327 1540 Hoi P’loy 021 447 1433 Jasmine Tea Mill 083 408 1273 Jet Clothing 0860 113 639 Le Creuset 021 671 9550 Mango 011 783 7907, 021 418 0916 Melissa’s 011 614 5757, 021 424 5540 Merrypak 021 531 2244 Mr & Mrs 021 424 4387 MRP Home 0800 21 25 35 Mungo 044 533 1395 My Pretty Vintage 021 551 2242 Non-European 021 408 7600 Nostalgie Textiles 072 246 3483 Pandora 012 368 9140 Plan B Vintage 082 491 3677 Poetry 021 464 5893 Pylones 021 418 1388 Quirky Me 021 447 8194 Sharon B Design 021 465 8090 Skinny laMinx…

1 min.
my november projects

QUICK & EASY Frame our quote and art prints File our giftwrap and patterns Sew and decorate an apron - four ideas Cook with coffee: recipes for everything from a spice rub to fudge Make keyrings from fabric offcuts Cut and embroider festive placemats Craft salt and pepper bowls from clay Cut pretty bottles for herb planters Hang up a vintage tin lampshade Flavour food and drinks with roses TREAT OF THE MONTH Create a decadent chocolate slab Syrups, powders and cups for a coffee lover Decorate an elegant three-layer cake Turn porcelain pieces into jewellery Transform a traycloth into a handbag Buy our special stitchcraft edition TAKE YOUR TIME Sew and decorate cute gift bags Stamp and stencil presents and gift decorations with Delft patterns Stitch a sunhat and crochet a beanie Make soaps and other bath products Bake biscuits, tartlets and biscotti Bottle Mediterranean delicacies Burn a design onto a serving board Mosaic a…

2 min.
things to do in november

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com NOTES 31 October, 1 November and 7-8 November Visit the Elgin Open Gardens and view 21 gorgeous gardens ranging from large established country properties to small town gardens. Many will have plants for sale and some will offer teas and light meals. Other events taking place include art exhibitions, greenhouse tours and wine tastings. Some gardens are free to enter while others will charge between R10 and R25. • For more information, go to elginopengardens.co.za. WESTERN CAPE • 30 October – 1 November Don’t miss Made in the Cape at Cavendish Square in Cape Town where the very best in local creative talent is showcased. Exhibitors include silversmiths and jewellery designers, ceramic artists, textile artists, leather workers, carpenters and many more creative entrepreneurs. For more information, go to facebook.com/MadeInTheCape. • 7-8 November The Leisure Isle Festival…

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christmas markets

• GAUTENG 28 October – 7 November The Moreleta Christmas Market in Pretoria East features over 200 exhibitors. Call 082 453 7933 or go to craftersfair.co.za. 30 October – 1 November The Glenshiel Christmas Fair takes place on Westcliff Ridge in Johannesburg. Go to facebook.com/pages/ Glenshiel-Christmas-Fair. Proceeds go to the Order of St John. 20-29 November The Transoranje School for the Deaf Christmas Market takes place at the Tshwane Event Centre at the Pretoria Showgrounds. Go to transoranje.webs.com or call 012 386 6072. 27-29 November The Parkview Charity Christmas Market takes place at George Hay Park. Funds raised are for the Nicarela charities. For more information, go to facebook.com/Nicarela. • WESTERN CAPE 3-6 November Don’t miss the Markgoed Christmas market at Forest 44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Call 072 376 4935 or email markgoed1@gmail.com. 4-8 November The Constantia Gift Fair takes place…

2 min.
things to read in november

Diana.Procter@media24.com CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Upcycle by Rebecca Proctor (Laurence King, R473) In this practical book, which is inspired by the craft and recycling trends, 24 international product designers show you how to recreate their upcycled designs. Projects include a waterproof mat woven from marine rope, a geometric lampshade made from strips of carton, a hanging rail using leftover copper plumbing pipe, floral arrangements made from plastic bottles and more. Scrap That Too by Jaclyn Venter (Metz Press, R200) Preserve memories in clever, creative ways, display them on your walls and shelves or turn them into gifts. Ideas include using traditional scrapbooking techniques to turn everyday items into great gifts or to recycle found objects. Transform and personalise almost anything by using photos and mementos combined with scrapbook paper, card stock and embellishments. FOOD The Supper Club by…