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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New from old

New from old

There is nothing funner than giving new life to old linens. If you can see past the old red wine stains or the yellow age marks, I can guarantee you'll see new potential (or if you can't, just send me a message and I'll give you...

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On a { butterfly } wing and a prayer

  She sees you and approaches without caution... Some put up a struggle as they wrestle with yielding their expectations. Others go willingly, succumbing to the rhythm of Inspiration's song. But all will love her in the...

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Off to the library

Off to the library

One of my favourite things to do on a Monday is go to our local library.  The kids love it, particularly Rosie.  We sit together at a tiny little table - kids' size of course, so my knees are up around my ears...  And we read...

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Paint!

Paint!

I think this Summer is going to be a stinker.  It's already warm here, which doesn't bode well for this little cool weather loving, hot blooded gal! *sigh* But what it does mean is outdoor fun and activities that don't get much...

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I love it when a plan comes together…

I love it when a plan comes together…

Even though you might doubt yourself along the way.  Like when I doubted my decision to use a vintage linen and lawn cotton together in a pieced, quilted cushion top because that linen was so. darn. slippery.  Not to mention...

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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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