The Marilyn Quilt Pattern

The Marilyn Quilt Pattern

You probably don't know this, but I spent many years working in the jewellery industry handling precious jewels and metals.  At first it was an after-school job, and then a gap year job, then a job to help me survive during...

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Ellie Whittaker X Hansen Print & Textiles

Ellie Whittaker X Hansen Print & Textiles

One of the great privileges of designing sewing and quilting patterns is the opportunity to work with amazing products created by other designers around the world.  One of those designers is Ellie Whittaker (and she happens to...

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Wife-made + Creative Abundance!

Wife-made + Creative Abundance!

I feel very privileged to announce that I have joined the Creative Abundance design team! This is a very exciting step forward in the life of Wife-made and for me as a pattern designer.  It has long been a hope of mine that I...

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Marinated roast capsicum recipe

Marinated roast capsicum recipe

One good thing about this 'little CV-19 problem' is that I'm actually doing a lot of things I 'haven't had time for'.  And now I'm wondering what on earth stopped me before?  I think travel time is definitely a culprit!  When...

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Why done really is better than perfect

Why done really is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect - I used to hate that saying so.  It offended me, in the same way packet cake mix offends me.  The thought that someone could actually think packet cake mix was an acceptable substitute for a homemade...

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My goals for 2020

My goals for 2020

Let me tell you my goals for 2020.  But let's start at the beginning. 2020 commenced with a bang, don't you think?  I mean, it's only February (ONLY February?  What am I saying?? It's ALREADY February!  Gah!) and it feels like...

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Xanthe of Wife-made

Hello! I’m Xanthe…

Here at Wife-made you will find contemporary quilt and sewing patterns designed by me and inspired by mid-century modern design and the nostalgia of  traditional handcrafts.  Have I inspired your creative journey?  Let me know in the comments!  

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