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Ideas September 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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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

It’s not an easy thing to have to admit about yourself, but at the moment my view in the Ideas office is just so much prettier than the one in my house. On the board where this issue is taking shape page by page, I can see colour and light and flowers, while the passage outside my bedroom is a dark labyrinth of cardboard boxes. No, I’m not moving again – this time I’m throwing things away! With my last move about three years ago I swore never again. I told my son that when I become too old to climb the stairs I’m simply going to walk out the door with two suitcases and he can keep the rest. I no longer want to have so much stuff to transport,…

1 min.
my september projects

QUICK & EASY Frame our quote Make canvas book covers Craft cute lampshades Decorate a glass-dome light Cut flowers for bunting Make magic with mushrooms TREAT OF THE MONTH For your trousseau: embellish linen with cutwork Bake cakes for a tea party Join us for our sewing weekend Buy our special craft edition TAKE YOUR TIME Ice your own animal biscuits Illustrate a tray with stitches Embroider and appliqué a blouse Cut patterns on box canvases Sew an art bag Print a photo ‘sketch’ on a blind Repurpose hardware into hooks Add shelves to a ladder Crochet and knit a boho jersey Craft paintbrush hooks Work a dainty design on a duvet Sort out your house Make a mandala ideased@media24.com facebook.com/ideasmag…

3 min.
things to do in september

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com GAUTENG 9-10 September The Habits Trunk Show takes place at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. See the latest range, including bright linens, floaty dresses and crisp white shirts. For more information, email joburg@habits.co.za or go to habits.co.za. 24-30 September Crafters Fair hosts its craft market at Con Amore School in Kempton Park from 9am to 7pm. Entrance is R10. This is a fundraising project for the school. For details, email khaya@polka.co.za. FREE STATE 19 September At the Bloemfontein Family Festival you can see veteran tractors and cars, and old engines. There’s a braai competition for children as well as ‘boere sports’. It takes place at Kwaggafontein. For more information, call 082 416 9020. KWAZULU-NATAL 19 September The Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap (POT) festival takes place at The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock. Tickets…

3 min.
things to read in september

Diana.Procter@media24.com CRAFT & LIFESTYLE Painted Blossoms by Carrie Schmitt (F&W, R353) Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects. Learn basic design elements, how to carve stamps, cut stencils and more. The book includes techniques for creating a wide variety of flower shapes; the know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintings; how to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favourite symbols and stories; and tips and advice from over a dozen established artists – each with their own unique floral style. Playing with Surface Design by Courtney Cerruti (Quarry, R353) Whether you are looking to stamp on fabric, do marbling on paper, etch into wood or clay, or create modern looks with neon and metallic finishes, the projects in this book will provide endless inspiration. Learn the seven techniques of surface design:…

2 min.
blogs of the month

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1 min.
line it up

carin.smith@media24.com 1 Cord (R45 per metre) from Hoi P’loy. 2 Wire-frame lampshade (R290) from Abode. 3 House-shaped cube shelves (R599,99) from MRP Home. 4 Wire house (R90) from Abode. 5 White mug (R15,99) from MRP Home. 6 Wire proteas (R55 each) from Hello Country. 7 Teapot (R525) from Sugar & Vice at Nap. 8 Striped vase (R450) from Marigold. 9 Ampersand (R299,99) from Typo. 10 Print (R120) from Marigold. 11 Colouring book (R225) from Marigold. 12 Framed print (R580) from Quirky Me. 13 Thin black frame (R89) from @home. 14 Wire wicker chair (R4 600) from Quirky Me.…