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Ideas October 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

With green being arguably my least favourite colour of them all, there's always a little resistance to the whole concept of 'green'. Yes, I know that's not what it's all about, but when I see 'green edition' I lust keen moving. However there are few things that appeal to me more than beautiful coloured fabrics, cleverly packaged artisan products and delicious, freshly baked bread. And so our organic issue grew organically into this mixture of methods, projects and lifestyles that are good for the earth and at the same time pretty and appealing and Ideas-friendly. We had scarcely decided on our themes when I received a letter from Julia Lamberth Dawson inviting me to have a look at her blog and writing style. I really enjoyed the honest, no-frills way in…

1 min.
buyer's guide

Abode 072 261 3540 Accessorize 021 447 7718 Bean There 087 310 3100, 087 943 2228 Biggie Best 021 534 8662 Billabong 042 200 2672, 011 447 8135, 031 566 5373, 021 421 9923 Block & Chisel 021 712 5193 Botanies Skin Food 072 713 7119 Bronx 021 590 7000 Call It Spring 021 551 1527, 031 584 7431 Cape Twines & Packaging 021 447 4352 Comfort Zone 011 791 3567 Enamel 021 874 1046 Exclusive Books 011 798 0000 Faithful To Nature 021 785 3268 Hello Pretty info@hellopretty.co.za Hertex Fabrics 011 262 4108, 041 373 2887, 031 312 0632, 021 914 3390 Home Fabrics 011 266 3700 Hopefield Herbs 072 297 2222 In Good Company 079 041 8927 James Mudge 079 171 8240 Lulu Belle 012 346 6424, 021 671 5728 Mac-Eden Delights 082 7436 137 Mango 011 783 7907, 021 418 0916 MRP Home 0800 21 25 35 My Pretty Vintage 021…

1 min.
my october projects

QUICK & EASY Frame our quote Turn builder’s sacks into art Make an outdoor hessian mat Sew patio cushions from woven plastic sacks Crochet a necklace and bracelet with yarn remnants Cover a notebook with fabric scraps Try our overnight cheesecake Coil T-shirt yarn into spirals for a rug TREAT OF THE MONTH Dye fabric with flowers and make a quilt Decorate cupcakes with icing succulents For your trousseau: learn hardanger Joins us for our sewing weekend Buy our special stitchcraft edition TAKE YOUR TIME Sew a flour-bag apron Make hessian plant holders Craft a soft seat for a bench Entertain with traditional pub food Cook meat-free for the vegetarians Crochet a vintage handbag Pleat an origami cushion cover Get your artisan business going Live locally ideased@media24.com facebook.com/ideasmag…

2 min.
things to do in october

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com WESTERN CAPE 20-24 October The Cape Embroiderers Guild holds its biennial exhibition, Marvels From A Needle, at Nova Constantia. Among the items on show and for sale are embroidered cloths from Uzbekistan. Go to capeembroiderersguild.co.za or call 021 789 1307. KWAZULU-NATAL 15 October – 8 November The Creations arts and crafts market at Talana Museum in Dundee will exhibit home décor and garden inspiration. You’ll find pottery, decoupage, glassware, water features, plants and more. Open weekdays from 8am to 4.30pm and weekends between 9am and 4.30pm. Call 034 212 2654 or go to facebook.com/talanamuseum. FREE STATE 22-25 October At the Mangaung Rose Festival the people of Bloemfontein open their gardens to the public. There is also a garden market and a workshop. For more information, go to mangaungrosefestival.co.za. GAUTENG 30 September – 6…

1 min.
local & seasonal

IN SEASON IN OCTOBER Vegetables: globe artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, celery, courgettes, cucumber, leeks, garlic, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onion, parsley, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies. Fruit: apricots, bananas, grapefruit, guava, kiwi, lemons, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, pineapples, rhubarb, strawberries. Herbs: basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, fennel, tarragon, lavender, lemon-grass stems, marjoram, mint, nasturtiums, nettle, origanum, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme. POPULAR MARKETS • THE MORNING TRADE MARKET is a popular favourite in downtown Durban where you’ll find farm-fresh ingredients and artisan goods. Meet friends, share some delicious food and beverages, and don’t leave without buying a hazelnut-chocolate pancake, some Banting snacks or a packet of smoked sausages. Visit the market at 8 Morrison Street on Sundays between 8am and 2pm. For more information, go…

2 min.
things to read in october

Diana.Procter@media24.com CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Fresh Crochet by Carina Visser (Metz Press, R200) ‘Ouma Ralie’ provides crochet projects from hair bands and earrings to a non-traditional blanket, little flowers and a reversible cushion cover. All the basic stitches are explained and the new stitches and special techniques are described step-by-step in the projects where they are used. The projects are graded according to level of difficulty, with something for every skill level. A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate (Harper Collins, R290) Lifestyle blogger, YouTube star and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects, interwoven with unfiltered stories from her less-than-normal life. Her projects involve style, home design and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycling projects for old jeans, and watercolour curtains. You don’t have to…