Bedroom Do-over

Bedroom Do-over

I've been doing a bit of work on Rosie's bedroom. I realised the other day I had created a monster. I had this vision, you see. This vision of vintage, thrown together with a bit of modern, a splash of colour here and there,...

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Creamy Bircher Muesli

Creamy Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli is not something we eat regularly, and since I've started cutting back on refined sugars/fructose, grains and dairy that has pretty much removed it from my list completely. However. I do love the odd bowl of...

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More Tendre Crochet / And life.

More Tendre Crochet / And life.

Meet Gudule. She's a sweet wee thing, a bit shy and reserved, but ever so willing to snuggle up to you on a cold Winter's night. See, I told you, I am head over heels in love with Sandrine's Tendre Crochet patterns!  They come...

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My current addiction

My current addiction

Just in case you don't know, a Punny is a cross between a Pear and a Bunny. Have you seen the Pears around Instagram lately?  They're all inspired by this amazing book, Tendre Crochet by Sandrine of the blog Tournicote. Sandrine...

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Wife-made’s Melomakarona Cakes

Wife-made’s Melomakarona Cakes

With regards to food, I don't really feel deprived of treats or like I'm missing out anymore.  When I was still very much addicted to sugar (it was very much a part of a number of hours of every day before I began to make...

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Hot Tomato & Bacon Salsa

Hot Tomato & Bacon Salsa

Breakfasts in my childhood home were a varied affair. For many years, Sunday morning fare consisted of freshly baked bread, still steaming from just being taken out of the oven, dripping with melted butter and slathered in plum...

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Verna + vintage + the creative process

Verna + vintage + the creative process

I remember the first time I saw Verna Mosquera's Rosewater fabric range.  Love at first sight.  It really appealed to the part of me that loves pretty and vintage and I managed to scrape together a few dollars to buy a small...

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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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