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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Playdough

Playdough

Mondays aren't manic in our household.  They're a day for rest and recuperation after what is often a busy weekend.  We don't usually go out on a Monday.  I prefer to stay at home, do a few odd jobs here and there, and just ease...

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A sweet little itch to scratch

A sweet little itch to scratch

I've been seeing some sweet little baby bonnets popping up in my Instagram and Facebook feed of late.  And, needless to say, it created an itch that I just needed to scratch. Pattern Cred: Apricot Baby Bonnet by crochetlatte

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Old dog, new dog

Old dog, new dog

I've had this pillow sitting on the chair in our dining room in the first photo, waiting to find the time to photograph it.  Rosie has walked past many times asking, "Mummy, dat my pillow?" and "We put it on my bed please?"....

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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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